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Last updated: 23 Sep, 2021  
Manufacturing.9..Thmb.jpg PLI schemes
Bikky Khosla | 21 Sep, 2021
The production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for Mobile Phones and Specified Electronic Components was launched in April 2020, amid the most challenging times of COVID-19 when the Indian economy was reeling under severe difficulties. 
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Tiffs.9.thmg.jpg tiffs 2021: Grab this SME finance opportunity
Bikky Khosla | 14 Sep, 2021
The Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on all businesses, of every size, but with small and medium enterprises bearing the brunt of it. The pandemic brought their activities to a standstill. 
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg GDP growth
Bikky Khosla | 07 Sep, 2021
The Indian economy grew over 20% in first quarter of FY22. Gross Domestic Product grew at a record pace of 20.1% in the period as against a contraction of 24.4% in the same quarter of FY21.  
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startup.9.thmb.jpg Startup challenges
Bikky Khosla | 30 Aug, 2021
In the 80th 'Mann Ki Baat' radio broadcast, the Prime Minister said that the startup culture is expanding today even to the country’s smaller cities. He added that just a few days ago, toys in our country were being discussed 
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Rupee.9.Thmb.jpg RoDTEP rates
Bikky Khosla | 23 Aug, 2021
The long wait is finally over. The Centre last week notified rates under the RoDTEP (Refund of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products) scheme, under which exporters are provided with refunds on taxes and levies borne on exported products. 
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Fast-rebounding exports
Bikky Khosla | 15 Aug, 2021
Merchandise exports rose to $35.43 billion last month. This growth is 49.85 percent higher than $23.64 billion worth of exports registered in July, 2020 and 35.05 percent higher than exports registered in July, 2019. 
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msme-THMB-2010.jpg MSME registration
Bikky Khosla | 10 Aug, 2021
The MSME minister last week informed that 41,37,443 MSMEs registered on Udyam Registration portal, from July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021. This new portal was launched in 2020, after adoption of a new definition for the sector. 
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msme-THMB-2010.jpg MSMEs, startups in dire need of support
Bikky Khosla | 02 Aug, 2021
An official statement last week mentioned about two recent studies conducted by NSIC and KVIC on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic upon their scheme beneficiaries.  
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Wheat.9.Thmb.jpg Farm exports: On firm ground
Bikky Khosla | 26 Jul, 2021
India's agriculture exports during 2020-21 have increased by over 17% as compared to exports during 2019-20, according to latest data tabled in the Parliament. This data is encouraging. For the previous 3 years, exports by the sector remained stagnant 
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Exports revival not far-off
Bikky Khosla | 19 Jul, 2021
Merchandise exports In June, 2021 rose to $32.50 billion, 48.34 percent higher than $21.91 billion recorded in June 2020, and 29.85 percent higher than the June 2019 mark of $25.03 billion.  
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Rupee.9.Thmb.jpg MSME credit
Bikky Khosla | 13 Jul, 2021
Credit is the lifeline of MSMEs, and it is particularly true amid the ongoing pandemic, combined with unpredictable market situations. But unfortunately, credit availability has always remained a big problem for the sector. 
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msme-THMB-2010.jpg Inclusion of retailers, wholesalers as MSMEs
Bikky Khosla | 06 Jul, 2021
The government last week revised guidelines for MSMEs with inclusion of retail and wholesale trades as MSME units. The move is expected to benefit 2.5 crore retail and wholesale traders as they --under the revised guidelines 
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg Stimulus package: A big push for economy
Bikky Khosla | 28 Jun, 2021
In a much needed relief, the Centre on Monday announced a relief package worth Rs 6,28,993 crore to support the Indian economy in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. It is aimed at providing economic relief to India Inc 
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Brighter days ahead for exports
Bikky Khosla | 21 Jun, 2021
Exports again showed strong performance for third month in a row. According to figures released by the Commerce Ministry last week, exports rose 69.35 percent in May from a year earlier to $32.27 billion. 
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg Time for a fiscal stimulus
Bikky Khosla | 15 Jun, 2021
Inflation figures released last week came as an unpleasant surprise. Wholesale inflation rose by 12.94 percent in May from a rise of 10.49 percent in April. This is the highest rate of WPI inflation in the current series. 
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RBI.Thmb.jpg RBI booster dose for economy
Bikky Khosla | 08 Jun, 2021
On expected lines, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week decided to continue with its accommodative stance and maintained the repo rate at 4 percent also with the reverse repo rate kept unchanged at 3.35 percent. 
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Rupee.9.Thmb.jpg ECLGS 4.0: More benefits to MSMEs
Bikky Khosla | 31 May, 2021
First of all, the current ceiling of Rs 500 crore of loan outstanding for eligibility under ECLGS 3.0 is removed, subject to maximum additional ECLGS assistance to each borrower being limited to 40 percent or Rs 200 crore, whichever is lower. 
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Manufacturing.9..Thmb.jpg MSME manufacturing gets a boost
Bikky Khosla | 25 May, 2021
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) last week notified some major changes introduced through the Customs (Import of Goods at Concessional Rate of Duty) Amendment Rules, 2021. 
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Rupee.9.Thmb.jpg RoDTEP rates
Bikky Khosla | 18 May, 2021
Rates under the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme will be announced in the coming two weeks, a top official said last week. 
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RBI.Thmb.jpg RBI's liquidity push
Bikky Khosla | 11 May, 2021
In a welcome move, the RBI last week announced a series of liquidity measures to combat economic turbulence unleashed by the resurgence of Covid-19. They include, amid others, an on-tap liquidity window of Rs 50,000 crore to set up Covid-related healthcare infra, a second tranche of Rs 35,000 crore under government securities acquisition programme, and a 3-year special long-term repo operations of Rs10,000 crore for small finance banks.  
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Vaccine.Thmb.jpg Vaccination key to economic revival
Bikky Khosla | 04 May, 2021
Amid the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic spreading like wildfire, the evidence of a slowing economy are gradually showing up. Only recently, economists predicted 12-13% GDP growth in 2021-22 
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Covid.9.thmb.jpg Let's unite against Covid-19
Bikky Khosla | 27 Apr, 2021
The ongoing crisis is beyond any imagination, with the Covid-19 second wave growing into a tsunami. While Delhi is bearing the brunt of it, the situation is no less alarming in the states of Maharashtra, UP, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Kerala. Several other parts of the country are witnessing fast-growing infection rates as well.  
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Industry, exports sector need a helping hand
Bikky Khosla | 20 Apr, 2021
Exports rose by 60.29 percent Y-o-Y in March 2021. No doubt, base effects pushed these figures, but at the same time the fact cannot be ignored that healthy demand conditions abroad contributed to this growth.  
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Covid.9.thmb.jpg Covid second wave: Lockdown or no lockdown
Bikky Khosla | 13 Apr, 2021
The second wave of Covid-19 is now sweeping over the country, with the new cases count crossing 1.5 lakhs for the first time on April 11.  
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msme-THMB-2010.jpg Pre-pack insolvency for MSMEs
Bikky Khosla | 06 Apr, 2021
The central government has introduced pre-packaged insolvency resolution process (pre-pack) for companies classified as Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). 
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Even.Given.9.thmb.jpg Suez Canal unblocked
Bikky Khosla | 30 Mar, 2021
The container ship that blocked the Suez Canal has been freed and is now on the move. Last week, this massive 400-meter container ship, 'Even Given', weighing 200,000 metric tons, stuck in the canal, leading to a sudden halt in regional shipping supplies. 
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Economy.Good.9.Thmb.jpg Resurgence of Covid: It's time to act
Bikky Khosla | 23 Mar, 2021
Business confidence has just started picking up, if we go by the findings of some recent surveys. Covid-19 hit the Indian economy hard, but with the situation improving and roll-out of country-wide vaccination programs 
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Manufacturing.Border.Thmb.jpg India's manufacturing dream
Bikky Khosla | 16 Mar, 2021
The Centre last week started inviting applications for the second round of large-scale electronics manufacturing under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme 
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Growth.9.Thmb.jpg Consolidation vs. growth
Bikky Khosla | 07 Mar, 2021
Fiscal deficit for April-January 2020-21 stood at Rs 12.34 lakh crore or 66.8 per cent of the revised estimate of Rs 18.48 lakh core against an earlier estimate of Rs 7.96 lakh crore, according to data released by the Controller General of Accounts.  
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Up.9.Thmb.jpg Brighter economic prospects
Bikky Khosla | 02 Mar, 2021
The Indian economy is on the cusp of revival, leaving a sharp downturn behind. As per the figures released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) last week, GDP grew by 0.4 per cent in third quarter of the fiscal year 2021 against 3.3 per cent growth  
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Rupee.9.Thmb.jpg Resurgence in MSME credit
Bikky Khosla | 22 Feb, 2021
Credit growth to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector is improving to the pre-COVID levels, a latest report indicates. The sector’s credit exposure stood at 19.09 lakh crore as of September 2020, showing 5.7 YoY growth.  
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Exports: Time to lend a helping hand
Bikky Khosla | 16 Feb, 2021
Exports showed a healthy 6.16 percent year-on-year growth in January, with overseas shipments of non-petroleum and non-gems & jewellery products rising 13.40 percent to USD 19.79 billion. 
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RBI.Thmb.jpg Status quo on RBI rates
Bikky Khosla | 09 Feb, 2021
The RBI, as expected, last week kept its key rates unchanged along with a growth-oriented accommodative stance. 
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budget-indiaTHMB.jpeg Budget 2021
Bikky Khosla | 02 Feb, 2021
A 'Budget like never before' -- this is what the Finance Minister had promised, and it seems she, on Monday, delivered on her promise to a great extent.  
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg Worst over for Indian economy
Bikky Khosla | 27 Jan, 2021
The worst is probably over for the Indian economy, the RBI views in its January 2021 Bulletin, in which it consistently maintains that barring the visitation of another COVID-19 wave 
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Exporters pin hopes on Budget
Bikky Khosla | 19 Jan, 2021
Latest data released by the Commerce Ministry shows that India’s exports rose 16.2 percent year-on-year between January 1-7 driven by good performance from engineering goods and petroleum products. 
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msme-THMB-2010.jpg MSME Budget expectations
Bikky Khosla | 12 Jan, 2021
Amid daunting economic challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, Union Budget 2021 will be presented on February 1. 
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msme-THMB-2010.jpg MSME policy measures in 2020
Bikky Khosla | 05 Jan, 2021
The year 2020 witnessed manifold effects of a tumultuous pandemic -- massive loss of human lives, collapse of economies, industrial doom and job losses. 
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