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Guidelines issued for fast and efficient vaccination of Civil Aviation Community

Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has issued enabling guidelines to facilitate the vaccination program in a fast and efficient manner to ensure timely vaccination of the aviation community. During the COVID-19 surge, the aviation community has worked tirelessly to ensure unhindered services for the movement of people in need and essential cargo including critical medical cargo like vaccines, medicines, Oxygen ...

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Second wave of COVID-19: Probable impact on Automobile sector

After the 1st wave of COVID-19 last year, the Indian auto Industry strived hard and was in a recovery path. But this time, the damage is anticipated to be severe. The first wave of COVID-19 was started in March 2020 with lot of panic and uncertainty and continued till Sept-Oct 2020. During this prolonged period, almost all economic sectors were ...

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Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) – March, 2021

Key Highlights. All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) for March, 2021 increased to 119.6 points compared to 119.0 points for February, 2021. The increase observed in index is mainly due to items like Cooking Gas, Petrol, Poultry Chicken, Edible Oils, Apple, Tea Leaf, Served & Processed Packaged Food, etc.                    ...

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Tariff Notification No.45/2021-CUSTOMS (N.T.) in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Board of Indirect Taxes& Customs, being satisfied that it is necessary and expedient to do so, hereby makes the following amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. ...

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The Office of the Economic Adviser, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade is releasing Index of Eight Core Industries for the Month of March, 2021. The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stood at 143.1 in March, 2021, which increased by 6.8 (provisional) per cent as compared to the Index of March, 2020. Its cumulative growth during April to ...

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Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs finalizes quality standards for 4 more spices

The Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) has finalised and recommended quality standards for four spices; cloves, oregano, basil, and ginger, during its fifth session held virtually from 20th -29th April 2021. The committee forwarded these four new standards to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) for adoption at final step 8, as full -fledged Codex standards. In this session, CCSCH5 ...

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India to import 4,50,000 vials of Remdesivir

The Government of India has started importing the vital drug Remdesivir from other countries to ease out the shortage of Remdesivir in the country. The first Consignment of 75000 vials will reach India today. HLL Lifecare Ltd, a Government of India owned company has ordered 4,50,000 vials of Remdesivir  from M/s Gilead Sciences Inc USA. and Egyptian Pharma Company, M/s ...

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