Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Invitation for Vimarsha on 'New templates for India's National Security Management' by Amb PS Raghavan, Chairman, NSAB on Thursday 13th June, 2019 at 5:00pm
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You are cordially invited for a media briefing with Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Jal Shakti on issues of Rural Drinking Water Supply, Water Resources Conservation and Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen).

June 11, 2019 (Tuesday)
01:00 PM
Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

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211, GF, Okhla Industrial Area,
Phase-III, New Delhi-110020
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Thursday, 13th June 2019, 7:00 PM

The Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Please join us for refreshments at 6:30 PM
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Please note: There is limited seating capacity. Entry will be on first come first served basis.

Icebergg to launch its first official video, ensures quality music

New Delhi: Believing the ideology of quality music over quantity music, Icebergg, a recently launched music label is soon set to launch its first official video. Initiating with ‘Taare’, a Punjabi romantic single, Icebergg aims to work on the mission, which is solely conceived and managed by Mr. Dhruv Seth, is to raise unplugged music and develop a musical revolution worldwide with the New Generation talent and artists of this era.
“Icebergg is a Home & workstation simultaneously for Great music & Talent.  Our logo defines our vision; We Ensure Great Music is coming your Way. We ensure and believe to provide the audience with quality music instead of preferring quantity music.  Just as an iceberg we see has a greater base inside of it, our music label has a lot of struggle and efforts behind our journey of success.” Says Mr. Dhruv Seth, Icebergg Productions.
The shoot of the video of the Punjabi Romantic song ‘ Taare’ sung by famous Punjabi singer Akki, was completed in Goa, is presented by ‘They See’ Productions in association with Icebergg.
Icebergg is also available in all the leading platforms including popular online music apps like Wynk music, Hungama, Savan, Spotify India, Deezer, Gaana, Google play, Amazon Music, and I tunes among many others. TV promotions include aaho tv, Gabroo tv , pitara , 9x tashan, Mh1 among other loved music channels.
Ministry of Commerce and Industry committed to synergise Export Promotion and Internal Trade: Hon'ble Union Minister of Commerce and Industry
The Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways, Shri Piyush Goyal, has chaired a joint Meeting of Board of Trade and Council of Trade Development & Promotion and has interacted with the industry and Agriculture Ministers of the States, Industrialists, Export Promotion Councils, and Representatives of the Economic and Infrastructure Ministries of the Central Government for boosting exports and domestic manufacturing and reducing trade deficit.
The Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways has said that Ministries/departments can no longer work in isolation for effective outcome of government policy. He further said that action on many of the decisions arrived at this meeting will be taken in next 45 days. He said that easier availability of credit at cheaper rates to exporters will be resolved expeditiously and customs clearances will be made quicker by installing X Ray scanners at all major Ports. Robust mechanism for Track & Trace in Pharma sector will be implemented in three months, a new scheme to rebate state and central taxes and levies will be rolled out in 3 months and will be implemented in a phased manner for all sectors, he added.
During the deliberations, exporters spoke about trade disputes between the US and China, ongoing negotiations under Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), difficulties in availability of export credit. Specific action points for the implementation of new Agricultural Export Policy, reducing logistics costs, improving ease of doing business in all States, increasing domestic manufacturing and reducing imports were identified. Further, States were urged to finalise their export strategies at the earliest keeping in view their state specific requirements and advantages. The Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce and Industry urged the State Governments to adopt Government-e-Marketplace (GeM), a one stop online procurement portal for better transparency and efficiency. The State Governments agreed to take steps in strengthening the entrepreneurship and start up ecosystem.
Following decisions were taken during the meeting:
· Investigations on imports under the anti-dumping mechanism will be expedited, particularly products of the MSMEs with the help of industry associations.
· Steps to boost exports of organic produce, and ways to rationalize the mandi fees across states would be examined.
· The top 50 tariff lines, which constitute 60% of India’s import to be examined in detail for possible ways to reduce import dependence.
· Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC) would fast track the disposal of claims and put in public domain the pending claims for the benefit of the industry.
· Meetings with State Export Commissioners to be held on pre-announced fixed dates to discuss issues related to export infrastructure and state specific export strategies.
· Government would work with the States to develop product specific clusters for 50 sectors with high manufacturing potential.
· To leverage the railways real estate and use less utilized railway stations, the Ministry of Commerce will explore the possibility of setting up warehouses.
· The concept of deemed approval for establishments, which currently require annual renewal of licenses will be explored in consultation with States.
· Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)/Department of Commerce (DOC) will evaluate State Governments on a ranking framework on support provided to industry for manufacturing, exports and logistics support.
· DPIIT will encourage States to leverage public procurement by implementing Make in India in Public Procurement Order.
· DPIIT will work with Industry (including apex industry association like CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM and PHDCCI) for organizing a National investor promotion event in next 6 to 9 months.
· Development of clusters for specific sectors especially for job creating industries will be pursued with States and Industry.
· Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) will create a portal which will host the Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) all over the country and link them to exporters.
The Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce and Industry urged the industry to focus on the root cause of the problem and increase our competitiveness in terms of quality and efficiency. He assured the industry that wherever there are genuine difficulties like increased cost of credit, easy availability of liquidity etc, will be resolved expeditiously. He highlighted the achievements of the Government in terms of exports crossing half trillion mark for the first time with goods exports at all time high of USD 331 billion, “Ease of doing business” rank improving to 77 and logistics rank improving to 44th. He further added that procurement of more than Rs 25,000 crore have been undertaken by Governments resulting in huge savings.
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation and Minister of State, Commerce & Industry and Shri Som Parkash, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce & industry also participated in the deliberations. Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog, Shri Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and Dr Anup Wadhawan, Commerce Secretary were also present during the meeting.

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