Children, Women most vulnerable to toxic air pollution

SMOG 2017 in Delhi

Every day around 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air. A new WHO report on Air ...

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Outbound Tourism Spending from Gulf is Six Times the Global Average: UNWTO Report

‘The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Outbound Travel Market’, a new report prepared by UNWTO and ETC with the support of Value Retail, examines the fast-growing outbound market of the GCC countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates – with an additional focus on the image of Europe as a tourism destination. It finds that per-capita international tourism spending from the GCC was 6.5 times higher than the global average in 2017, with expenditure estimated to be more than USD 60 billion in 2017, up from USD 40 billion in 2010.

A new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that outbound tourism from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – comprising six countries of the Arabian peninsula – has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing USD 60 billion in 2017. ‘The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Outbound Travel Market’, a new report ...

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GST Practitioners Examination on 7th December, 2018

National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics

The National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) has been authorised to conduct an examination for confirmation of enrollment of Goods and Services Tax Practitioners (GSTPs) in terms of the sub-rule (3) of Rule 83 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, vide Notification No. 24/2018-Central Tax dated 28.5.2018. The GSTPs enrolled on the GST Network ...

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Women of India Organic Festival from 26th October to 4th November 2018 at IGNCA to empower women farmers and entrepreneurs

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is organizing the 5th edition of the Women of India Organic Festival from 26th October to 4th November, 2018 at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Janpath Road, New Delhi. This is aimed to boost organic culture and promote Women Organic Farmers and Entrepreneurs. Being the country’s largest organic festival, it bears witness to the ...

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India celebrates World Food Day 2018 with Agri Startup & Entrepreneurship Conclave

Radha Mohan Singh on World Food Day

The purpose of celebrating World Food Day this year is to demonstrate our global commitment to achieve the goal of creating “Zero Hunger World” by 2030. Modi government is working continuously in a phased manner to achieve the goal of zero hunger. At the inauguration ceremony of Agri Startup & Entrepreneurship Conclave on the occasion of World Food Day today, ...

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Fabrento makes gifting Art easy this Deepawali

Fabrento- Home Furniture rental

Its an era of tech based based companies that have revolutionised hospitality, car rental aggregation, online shopping and seem to penetrate into all spheres of life. One such attempt here is made by Delhi based start up entity Fabrento, which aims at millennials need to rent state-of-the-art furniture instead of getting stuck with old furniture for lifetime- as it makes buying ...

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Network of Indian MICE Agents to Feel Taiwan @ Convention 2019; spearhead MICE zone at SATTE 2019

Taiwan to host NIMA in January 2019

Business of Meetings, Incentives, Convention and Exhibitions (MICE) from stakeholders perspective is hard-work, strategic preparations and hundreds of man-hours put together to conducts a show- successfully!  Fine craftsmanship of the Network of Indian MICE Agents (NIMA), was on display that pulled through a power packed evening on 29 September 2018 in new Delhi- surprising all the invitees present with the ...

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IISF 2018 a tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Harsh Vardhan

IISF2018 in Lucknow Uttar Pradesh

The fourth edition of India International Science Fair (IISF) 2018 will be inaugurated by President of India in Lucknow on October 6, 2018. IISF-2018 is expected to be represented by approximately 10000 delegates including 5000 students, 550 teachers, 200 students from North-East Region, 20 international delegates and approximately 200 startups. Addressing a curtain raiser in New Delhi, Science & Technology Minister ...

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EU India Innovation Platform to nurture start-ups for creating a New India

India and EU – Co-Creation of Projects in alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

FICCI in partnership with European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) and Business Beyond Borders (BBB) organised- “India and EU – Co-Creation of Projects in alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Clean Energy and Climate Change” 21st September 2018. This was the last event organised as a part of the series of the programmes-“EU-India Clean Energy Days & International Matchmaking” ...

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Startup infuses filmy twist with niche destination trails for Cinema loving Indian travellers

Indian will love filmy holidays

Cinema in India reflect growing aspirations of over 1.3 billion Indians! Its one of the reasons that Indians love movies, actors and do also aspire to live some bit of the reel life fun in the real life. To give vent to such desire, Gurugram based startup, Filmyholidays, has woven reel inspired experiences spread across several destination into real life holiday packages for Cinema ...

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Uttar Pradesh contributes about 44 per cent in Indian handicraft exports; President of India inaugurates ‘One District one Product’ Summit  

‘One District One Product’ Summit, at Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the ‘One District One Product’ Summit on August 10, 2018 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that micro, small and medium enterprises are called the backbone of our economy. These enterprises are engines of inclusive development. After the agricultural sector, most people find employment in this sector. This ...

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Startup India’s Academia Alliance Programme academia to bridge gap between academia and industry

Startup India hub

To fulfill the Governmentof India’s mission to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country, Startup India launched the Startup Academia Alliance programme, a unique mentorship opportunity between academic scholars and startups working in similar domains. The Startup Academia Alliance aims to reduce the gap between scientific research and its industrial applications in order to increase the efficacy of these ...

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