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An E-Book On GST, in Hindi, By CA Sudhir Halakhandi

Shri  Sudhir Halakhandi, a leading chartered accountant from Beawar, Rajasthan, has written an exhaustive ebook on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) introduced by the government from July 1, 2017. Shri Halakhandi has made available this ebook on his website free of charge for all businesspersons in the country who are finding it difficult to acquire the relevant information in an easy to understand format. Continue reading An E-Book On GST, in Hindi, By CA Sudhir Halakhandi

UMass Lowell Awarded $11.3 Million to Create a New Fabric Discovery Center

Awards support commercialization of technologies in flexible, hybrid electronics and advanced functional fabrics by Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing

May 31, 2017

The Baker-Polito Administration has announced awards totaling $11.3 million to UMass Lowell to fund the creation of future technologies that will revolutionize the way fabrics are made and reinvent the textile industry in Lowell.

A $10 million grant will allow UMass Lowell to create a new Fabric Discovery Center, a unique, testing and development facility that will usher in the nation’s first collaborative investment between two Manufacturing Innovation Institutes. The facility will serve Massachusetts and the region to rapidly transform textile product concepts into functional prototypes, serving as an end-to-end innovation ecosystem for researchers and private sector partners as they work towards commercialization of revolutionary technologies. Continue reading UMass Lowell Awarded $11.3 Million to Create a New Fabric Discovery Center

2nd Anniversary of Rana Plaza Collapse : A lot remains to be done

Reproduced from IndustriALL Global Union

IndustriALL Global Union represents 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors and is a force in global solidarity taking up the fight for better working conditions and trade union rights around the world.

IndustriALL challenges the power of multinational companies and negotiates with them on a global level. IndustriALL fights for another model of globalization and a new economic and social model that puts people first, based on democracy and social justice.

Rana Plaza two years on: progress but no hiding from massive task ahead

23 Apr 2015

On 24 April it will be two years since the Rana Plaza collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers and injuring thousands more. The labour movement and its NGO partners are calling on the garment industry to show that it has the leadership to staying the course and changing the global supply chain permanently.

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Indian National Shipowners Association’s Offer to SIMA Likely to Resolve the Cotton Transport Issue

Coastal Cargo Movement of Raw Cotton to Increase by 266 per cent

The coastal cargo movement of raw cotton from Gujarat to Tamil Nadu in containers is expected to increase by 266 % in 2014-15. It would increase from 1200 containers in 2013-14 to 4400 containers in 2014-15. Continue reading Indian National Shipowners Association’s Offer to SIMA Likely to Resolve the Cotton Transport Issue

‘Make in India’ in Textiles : for Armed Forces

  • There is a budget of Rs. 2000 crore for purchase of textile related products every year.

  • Conclave on Indigenization and Supply of Special Clothing to Soldiers

  • A fully indigenous ‘Made in India’ clothing solution for our soldiers. This was the theme of a one-day conclave held today, in New Delhi.

Unarmed Combat Dress for Marine Commandoes
Unarmed Combat Dress for Marine Commandoes

The conclave was organized by the National Textiles Corporation in the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with active participation of senior officers of Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Defence and the Indian Army. Representatives of NITRA, ATIRA and key stakeholders of Technical textile industry too participated.

The event was chaired by Shri Sanjay Kumar Panda, Secretary – Textiles, Government of India and was attended by Lt. Gen. Ravi Thodge, AVSM, VSM, SM, Master General Ordnance, Ministry of Defence.

The conclave deliberated on the subject of providing our soldiers a fully indigenous clothing solution, on the concept of “Make in India”.

Shri S. K. Panda stressed on the need for quality improvement, adherence to time lines and import substitution in this area of Technical Textiles, so that our armed and paramilitary forces could get the best solution at the best price. Continue reading ‘Make in India’ in Textiles : for Armed Forces

Uniqlo coming to India for garment business

Chairman of Japanese clothing major Uniqlo – Tadashi Yanai – calls on Modi, wants to source garments from India

Tadashi Yanai, president and CEO of Uniqlo’s parent company Fast Retailing Co., met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi recently to talk about the group’s business interest and multi-billion investment plans in India. This is the first high-profile international meeting of any industrialist with Modi after he took charge as PM. Uniqlo plans to set up single-brand stores across India.

Mr. Tadashi Yanai, the Chairman of UNIQLO, a leading Japanese garment company, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on June 25. The company aims to source garments from India. Shri Modi welcomed Mr. Yanai’s interest in developing UNIQLO’s business in India, and highlighted the advantages that India enjoys in the garments sector, including availability of cotton, skilled manpower, robust infrastructure, a big domestic market and good ports for exports
Mr. Tadashi Yanai, the Chairman of UNIQLO, a leading Japanese garment company, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on June 25. The company aims to source garments from India.
Shri Modi welcomed Mr. Yanai’s interest in developing UNIQLO’s business in India, and highlighted the advantages that India enjoys in the garments sector, including availability of cotton, skilled manpower, robust infrastructure, a big domestic market and good ports for exports

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