<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s tight schedule seems to have taken toll on her. After exhausting three-day tour of Bundi, she headed straight to Jhalawar on Saturday evening and before she could taken on the hectic schedule of Sunday, she suffered burnout. But yet she did not let her health hinder the progress of work.During her transit stop at Jaipur Airport on Sunday, a team of doctors rushed to attend her. Restricted because of her ill-health, she performed tasks from the airport itself. She along with the urban development minister Srichand Kriplani and senior officials held a broom to mark the launch of sanitation drive ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ in Jaipur.“Over the next 15 days we will work over sanitation in local areas and inspire others to do so,” the CM said during the launch of the drive that commenced on prime minister Narendra Modi’s birthday and will conclude on October 2, that happens to the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.Moreover, she also presented awards to small businessmen, entrepreneurs and artisans on occasion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Day.In Jhalawar she had graced three official programmes and even took out time to visit a former BJP MLA from the district to condole death of his mother.Soon after she left for Rohtak, Haryana to pay homage to BJP MP from Alwar Mahant Chand Nath who passed away on Saturday night. The CM was earlier scheduled to inaugurate the Swachhata Hi Sewa campaign at Gator in Jaipur and present awards at the MSME ceremony in a private hotel. However, in consideration of her health condition the events were shifted to Jaipur Airport. The CM, however, overcame the fatigue and left for Rohtak to continue with her schedule.CM LENDS SUPPORT TO ELDERLYChief minister Vasundhara Raje and union minister for social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot inaugurated a Rasthriya Vayoshir Scheme camp at Jhalawar. At the camp, the CM assured the elderly, poor and physically challenged citizens that the government will come to their aid, just as the equipment presented to them during the camp. During the camp held at Khel Sankul in the city, healthcare and support equipments were distributed to 4,210 elderly people from families below poverty line. In Jhalawar, CM also flagged off a sanitation campaign and inaugurated a project for digitisation of medical records by a non-government organisation. MSME SECTOR GETS A BOOSTRajasthan government has declared this year as Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) year to promote the sector in the state. It was announced by the chief minister Vasundhara Raje while officially inaugurating a programme for MSME industries held on the occasion of prime minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. To mark the beginning of the year from September 17, 2017 to September 17, 2018, a fifteen-day long drive to resolve grievances of small scale industries has also been organised. The chief minister on the occasion made several announcements in the direction. It includes among other things- Bhamasha Employment Generation Scheme to be extended to increase loan limit for entrepreneurs. YEAR HIGHLIGHTSConstitution of an Export Promotion Bureau to extend quick solution for difficulties faced by exporters of state.
An Export Promotion Council will also be formed to generate awareness and facilitate certification process for exporters.
A new and improved export subsidy scheme to be implemented in state.
A limited time scheme to be brought to facilitate units operating in absence of certificate from state pollution control board.
State facilitation council to be reconstituted to form more than one councils, including arbitrators and legal experts to extend faster solutions for issues concerning delayed payments.
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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>There is no dip in beef exports from legally approved abattoirs in India, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said today. The recent crackdown on illegal slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh is in line with the Supreme Court order to curb environment pollution and protect people’s health, she added. India is the largest exporter of buffalo meat and the country shipped nearly USD 4 billion worth meat in 2016-17. In April, beef exports fell by 7.62 per cent to USD 257.06 million, as per the official data. “As far as I know, the export (of beef) takes place from legal places as quality and standards have to be maintained. I doubt whether illegal slaughter houses were exporting. To say that in the last two months, exports have come down it is incorrect,” Badal told reporters on the sidelines of an event. The government is taking strict action against illegal abattoirs because the Supreme Court had ordered shut down of these slaughter houses due to environment and health hazard. “Many governments had turned a blind eye (illegal abattoirs) due to political reasons,” the minister said. However, the Modi-government is taking steps to implement the apex court order to protect environment and health of people, she added. In March, the UP government had acted against unauthorised abattoirs in the state, forcing the industry to go on strike in March. In May, the central government banned cattle trade in animal markets for slaughter. According to the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), the cattle trade ban would impact meat exports in the coming months. “There is a need to do necessary changes to address supply side constraints,” FIEO Director-General Ajay Sahay had said recently.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> India and Russia on Thursday signed five bilateral agreements during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Russia. The list of agreements is as follows: . A two-year-long agreement (2017-2019) on cultural exchanges between the two nations. This was signed by India?s Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran and Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinskyii . A general framework agreement for the construction of the third stage of the Kudankulam NPP (KK5 & KK6) along with the Credit Protocol. This was signed by Satish Kumar Sharma, Chairman NPCIL and Alexei Likhachev, CEO ROSATOM . An agreement between the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) and the Council of India on Scientific and Industrial Research on granting access to Rospatent experts to the Indian Digital Library of Traditional Knowledge (TKDL). This was signed by Ambassador Pankaj Saran and Grigory Ivliev Head of ROSPATENT . Contract between JSC (Russian Railways) and the Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India on the preparation of the justification for the implementation of the high-speed service at the Nagpur-Secunderabad section. This was signed by Ambassador Pankaj Saran and Oleg Beloserov, President of Russian Railways . Memorandum of cooperation between ALROSA Joint Stock Company and the Council for the Promotion of the Export of Precious Stones and Jewellery of India. This was signed by Praveen Shankar Pandya, Chairman,Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and Sergei Ivanov, President ALROSA(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Central Intelligence Unit of the Air cargo complex has arrested five persons, for allegedly smuggling mobile phones and accessories worth crores of rupees, an official said today. According to officials, acting on tip-offs, 30 consignments declared to contain mobile phones and accessories were intercepted in April. Five persons, Murari Sawant, Manish Barot, Ashwin Joshi, Pradeep Rane and Amit Singhania were apprehended on Monday, they said. “Examination of these consignments revealed that gross mis-declaration has been resorted to evade payment of duty,” officials said, adding the description of the declared goods was vague to undervalue the consignment. But, it was revealed that most of the goods were branded. Searches were conducted at official and residential premises of custom brokers and importers at various locations across the megapolis, they said. “Investigations have revealed a nexus between importers and brokers wherein an Import Export Code (ICE) is taken in the name of a bogus or proxy importer,” officials said. They said certain entities in Hong Kong, China and Taipei were the suppliers for most of the consignments of mobile accessories. “Certain incriminating documents have also been recovered during the searches which reveal that brokers in collusion with importers used to fabricate invoices in their offices,” an official said. “This way, the accused got 400 consignments, worth Rs 26 crore, cleared till now,” he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said that huge potential exists in Arunachal Pradesh for export of different spices including large cardamom, ginger and turmeric. “There is scope for export of spices like large cardamom, ginger, turmeric, which area produced naturally organic in Arunachal Pradesh,” an official statement quoting the minister said. She said this while inaugurating the orientation programme for establishment of Spice Farmers Producer Companies (SFPCs) and a buyer-seller meet in Itanagar. The event aimed at highlighting the promotion of spices and herbs being grown in Arunachal Pradesh and integrate the farmers of the state with markets in India and abroad. “In order to aggregate the farmers’ produce, SFPCs shall be formed,” Sitharaman said. She added that Spices Board, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, North Eastern Council and Arunachal Pradesh government are to work together for materialising the establishment of SFPCs. The first SFPC in the country will be established in the state. Further the minister asked the government of Arunachal Pradesh to submit a proposal under the Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme, which aims at promoting export infrastructure in states. Speaking at the inauguration, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju requested the Commerce Minister for establishing border haat along the border of Myanmar in Arunachal Pradesh.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Apex exporters’ body FIEO will spread awareness among traders in the North-East about various outward shipment schemes being run by the government and also organise workshops to address their issues. The seven states of the region hold huge potential for exports, the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) said. “We will increase awareness among the exporters of that region about the government’s export promotion schemes. We will also conduct workshops to resolve their issues,” new FIEO President Ganesh Gupta told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Prime Minister Narendra Modi today exhorted the Indian diamond industry to aim at becoming an international trading centre and “preferred destination for manufacturing” rather than only a cutting and polishing hub. “Our aim is to make India a preferred destination for (diamond) manufacturing. We are already a cutting and polishing hub. My intention is to make India an international diamond trading hub,” Modi said, addressing golden jubilee celebration of Gem Jewellery Export Promotion Council here through video-conference this evening. India has made rapid strides to become the world’s largest manufacturer and exporter of cut and polished diamonds, the PM noted. “From just USD 28 million in 1966-67, it has now reached USD 40 billion. Our aim is to transform India in one generation… Our aim is to make India a preferred destination for manufacturing,” he said. In the past 50 years, the Prime Minister said, the gems and jewellery sector has accounted for USD 475 billion of exports despite not having domestic production of either gold or diamond. By giving employment to over 4.6 million people, the industry is a major contributor to the government’s skill India initiative, Modi said. “Skill India initiative seeks to make sure that new attempts are made to ensure that the workforce has the necessary skills to contribute to the economy of the 21st century. The gems and jewellery sector employs 4.6 million people, out of this, 1 million are in the diamond industry alone. Thus the gems and jewellery sector is a prime example of the potential of Make-in-India and Skill India,” Modi said. “This sector has come a long way from where it was. However, it is still far, far behind where it should be. Our strongest area is diamond cutting and polishing. In terms of the global value, our market share is much lower than it should be. Our future is much bigger than cutting and polishing. We have a lot of unexplored potential,” he said. (More)(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence today arrested one more person in connection with the smuggling of antiques and artifacts outside country. The agency had arrested Vijay Nanda, an American businessman of Indian-origin, and his associate Udit Jain separately in connection with the case. The man arrested today is identified as Pushpender Singh, a resident of Delhi. “In his statement, he has admitted to using Import Export Code (IEC) of his firm for aiding the smuggling and smuggled out antiques to Hong Kong and Taiwan,” the agency said. An official said Singh believed to have mis-declared the items as handicrafts to hoodwink the authorities. Nanda was arrested on February 6 after the DRI conducted searches at his house in Girgaum in Mumbai and on a godown. The agency sleuths had recovered figurines, including that of terracotta from First Century AD, bronze figurines of Mahishasur Mardini and Ganesh dating back to 17th and 18th Centuries. Jain was arrested on March 3. Meanwhile, the DRI has seized branded cigarettes worth Rs 84.94 lakh from Nhava Sheva port, which were concealed in a baby ride car.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>invention is permitted to be sold by way of export for regulatory approvals, the court will no longer have the jurisdiction to ensure that the exports are used for that purpose only. Rejecting the contention, the court said the Patents Act was concerned with protection of the rights of the patentees in India only and not outside India. “Neither our legislature, nor this Court can impose any condition on the use of the goods exported once they reach the destination country,” it said. It further said that “the laws of this country are only concerned with the sale by way of export from this country being for the purposes prescribed. As long as the sale by way of export is declared to be for purposes of section 107A and there is nothing to suggest that it is otherwise, no fetters can be imposed.” Natco has a compulsory licence for selling Sorefenat in India and the court said that grant of compulsory licence would not come in the way of the Indian company exercising its rights under section 107A. “I thus hold that Natco as a non-patentee cannot be deprived of making, constructing and selling by way of export a patented invention for purposes specified in section 107A for the reason of having been granted the compulsory licence,” the judge said. The court had in March 2014 restrained the sale of Sofranet covered by the compulsory licence overseas. The court had allowed Natco to export a small quantity, of less than 15 grams, for the purposes of clinical trials. Later, in November 2014, the court had ruled that Natco could export one kilogram of the active pharmaceutical ingredient Sorafenib for the purpose of clinical trials. Alembic wanted to export its generic version of the blood thinner to Brazil and Palestine for regulatory clearances.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
New Delhi: NRIs and Indian nationals abroad can deposit up to Rs 25,000 of the demonetised currency during the 3-6 month grace period, but only if they show the junked notes to Customs officials at the airport and get declaration form stamped.
The declaration will have to be submitted at specified branches of the Reserve Bank while depositing the junked currency, a finance ministry notification stated. While the 50-day window for such deposits at banks or post offices ended on December 30, the government has offered a grace period for those who were abroad.
The window for Indian nationals who were travelling abroad is till 31 March and for NRIs, it is 30 June, 2017. This facility, however, is “subject to the Foreign Exchange Management (Export and Import of Currency) Regulations, 2015. As per these regulations, bringing back such currency into the country is restricted to Rs 25,000 per person”. Those returning from Nepal and Bhutan are not permitted to carry specified bank notes (SBNs) of old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.
“For the period from up to 31 March, 2017 or 30 June, 2017, as applicable, a declaration form will need to be filled by resident Indians and non-resident Indians coming to India and carrying SBNs for depositing these SBNs in the specified offices of RBI in India,” the notification said.
“At the airport/land Customs stations etc on entry, Customs stamp on the said forms shall be affixed and the same shall be submitted along with other documents to RBI offices.” A one-page form has been worked out for the purpose. Since the form to be filled in by the passenger bearing the Customs stamp will be crucial in subsequently facilitating the deposit of SBNs at the specified issue offices of RBI, the finance ministry asked the Customs formations to keep a copy of the same, preferably in a scanned format.
“The Customs officer shall strictly count the number of notes and tally the total amount mentioned before stamping the form submitted by the passenger,” the notification said.
First Published On : Jan 2, 2017 15:10 IST