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January 24, 2020

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Record wheat acreage takes rabi sowing beyond 64 million hectares

India has sown wheat over a record area of 330 lakh hectares, taking the total planted area in the current rabi season to 641 lakh hectares, which is 8.6 per cent more than that sown in the corresponding period last year.

MoU between NITI Aayog and Union Territory of Ladakh for Development of Infrastructure Projects

NITI Aayog entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UT’s administration on 17 January 2020 to promote the development of key infrastructure sectors in the Union Territory of Ladakh.

Second Premium Tejas Train flagged off today on Ahmedabad-Mumbai Route

The second premium Tejas train flagged off between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The total carrying capacity of the train is 736 passengers.

Piyush Goyal to lead Indian Delegation to World Economic Forum 2020

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways, Mr Piyush Goyal, will lead the Indian delegation to the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos from January 20th to 24th 2020.

Passenger vehicle exports rise 6 per cent in April-Dec; Hyundai, Ford lead the pack

Passenger vehicle (PV) exports from India increased by 5.89 per cent in the first nine months of the fiscal year 2019-20.

Launch of Paperless Licensing for Petroleum Service Stations

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry launched paperless licensing process through Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) for petroleum service stations (retail outlets storing and dispensing petrol/diesel for motor conveyances).

186 Agri products testing laboratories set up by APEDA

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) added 135 laboratories to existing 51 recognized laboratories across the country.

India among top 10 FDI recipients, attracts US$ 49 billion inflows in 2019: UN report

India was among the top 10 recipients of foreign direct investment globally in 2019, attracting US$ 49 billion inflows.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli jointly Inaugurate Integrated Check Post at Jogbani-Biratnagar

The Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, along with the Prime Minister of Nepal Mr K.P. Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the second Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Jogbani-Biratnagar, an important trade point between the two countries.

First National Consultative Workshop on Strengthening Agri- Logistics in e-National Agriculture Market (e-Nam) held in New Delhi.

The Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare organised the first National consultative workshop on Strengthening Agri-Logistics in e-National Agriculture Market (e-Nam) in New Delhi.

Indian Navy Signs MoU for offshore Data with Geological Survey of India

Indian Navy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Geological Survey of India (GSI) for sharing of seabed sediments data, products and expertise for Naval Application in Meteorology and Oceanography.

FMCG likely to grow 9-10 per cent in 2020: Nielsen

India’s fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market is expected to grow at 9-10 per cent in 2020.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Brazil for cooperation in the oil and natural gas sector

The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Republic of India and Federative Republic of Brazil on cooperation in the field of oil and natural gas.

APEDA Organizes Awareness Camp for Potato Exports in Agra

Potato cluster has been notified under Agri Export Policy (AEP) of Government of India and meeting organised by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).

Indian Oil Signs MoU with National Petroleum Authority of Ghana for Assistance in the Implementation of Ghana’s National LPG Promotion Policy

Indian Oil has signed a MoU with the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) of Ghana for providing its assistance and technical expertise in the implementation of Ghana’s National LPG Promotion Policy.

PE, VC investments in India grew 28 per cent to US$ 48 billion in 2019, says EY data

Private equity and venture capital investments in India reached an all-time high and stood at US$ 48 billion with 1,037 deals in 2019./p>

Gadkari stresses upon strict adherence to project schedules; reviews 500 road projects worth Rs 3 Lakh Crore

Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs, Mr Nitin Gadkari launched online Web Portal, GATI, that can be accessed from NHAI Website and contractors/concessionaires can raise any project related issues on the Portal.