BUSINESS AWAAZ

Food inflation rises to 8.74%

NEW DELHI: (AMN)  Food inflation rose to 8.74 per cent for the week ended April 9 from 8.28 per cent in the previous week.  During the week under review, fruits became dearer by 25.25 per cent on year-on-year, while egg, meat and fish were 14.96 per cent more expensive.

India’s exports grow by 38 %.

RAJEEV SHARMA
NEW DELHI: India’s total exports for the year ending March 2011 touched a record US$ 245.9 billion registering a growth of 37.5%. For the first time the figures have reached the US$ 200 billion mark which a target set was for last financial year.

Govt to expand 13 major ports

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The government is planning to investment over one lakh crore rupees in 13 major ports of the country. Most of the investments are likely to come from the private sector.

Posco yet to get clearance

NEW DELHI: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has put on hold forest clearance to the Posco project in Odisha. He has rejected Orissa government’s assurance

Wheat procurement declines by 75%

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Wheat procurement has declined by 75 per cent to 13.04 lakh tonnes so far this year as arrivals are yet to pick up in Haryana and Punjab.

WB stresses on employment-oriented education

The World Bank has urged countries across the globe to focus more on education that prepares young people for the jobs market.

Govt revises FDI policy to inspire investors

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Government Thursday announced a revised Foreign Direct Investment Policy to inspire investor confidence. It simplifies joint venture norms and opens up new areas for overseas funds.

ICRISAT to facilitate India-Africa farm cooperation

ASHOK B SHARMA
New Delhi : The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has planned to facilitate India’s cooperation with the African continent.

GST Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The government Tuesday introduced a Constitution Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha to create a common market for goods and services..

‘India’s digitalization of Knowledge unique’

ASHOK B SHARMA /TIA
NEW DELHI: A three-day international conference on ‘Utilization of the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) as a Model for the Protection

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