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Government To Form Team To Look At Innovation Report, Suggest Ways

India has been ranked 66th on a list of most innovative economies, jumping 15 places from last year, according to a new UN report - Global Innovation Index 2016

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Exports Slip 6.8% In July; Gold Imports More Than Halve

After rising for the first time in 18 months in June, exports shrank again in July, contracting 6.84 per cent due to decline in shipments of engineering goods and petroleum products

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June Exports Rise After Falling For 18 Months

India’s merchandise exports rose for the first time in June, after falling for 18 consecutive months, spurred by increasing commodity shipments

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Exports Post Marginal Drop In May As Non-oil Sectors Recover

Exports fell for the 18th month in a row in May, though marginally by 0.79 per cent to $22.17 billion as several non-oil sectors such as engineering and gems and jewellery saw a rise in outward shipments

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Extend Tax Holiday For Startups To 7 Years: Nirmala to Finance Ministry

The Finance Ministry should consider raising tax holiday for startups to 7 years from the current 3 years to encourage budding entrepreneurs, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said

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Nirmala Sitharaman Turns Down Apple’s Proposal To Sell Refurbished iPhones In India

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says she is not in favour of Apple's another proposal to import refurbished phones and sell in India

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Exports: 17 Out Of 30 Sectors In Negative Zone In March

Exports of over half of the 30 sectors closely monitored by the Commerce Ministry were in the negative zone in March due to a fall in global commodity prices amid tepid demand

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Government Defends Right To Issue Drug 'Compulsory Licences'

India has defended its right to grant licences allowing local firms to override patents and make cheaper copies of drugs discovered by big Western drugmakers, and said reports to the contrary were 'factually incorrect'

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