15.2% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in December, 2017 Over December, 2016 

48.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on e-Tourist visa in December, 2017 Over December, 2016 2016 Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI). The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FTAs on e-Tourist Visa during the month of December, 2017: Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs): The number of FTAs in December, 2017 was 11.76 lakh as compared to FTAs of 10.21 lakh in December, 2016 and 9.13 lakh in December, 2015. The growth rate in FTAs in December, 2017 over December, 2016 was 15.2%, compared to 11.9% in December, 2016 over December, 2015. FTAs in the year 2017 were 101.77 lakh with a growth of 15.6%

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Quick estimates of Index of Industrial Production and use-based Index for the month of November, 2017 (Base 2011-12=100)

  The Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with base2011-12for the month of November 2017have been releasedby the CentralStatisticsOffice of the Ministry of Statistics andProgramme Implementation. IIP is compiled using datareceivedfrom 14 source agencies viz. (i) Department of Industrial Policy&Promotion (DIPP); (ii) IndianBureau of Mines; (iii) Central Electricity Authority; (iv) JointPlant Committee, Ministry of Steel; (v) Ministry of Petroleum&Natural Gas; (vi) Office of TextileCommissioner; (vii) Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals; (viii) Directorate of Sugar & Vegetable Oils; (ix) Department of Fertilizers; (x) Tea Board; (xi) Office of Jute Commissioner; (xii) Office of Coal Controller; (xiii) Railway Board; and (xiv) Coffee Board. 2. The General Index for the month of November 2017 stands at 125.6, which is 8.4 percent higher as compared to the level in the month of

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Ministry of Railway launches Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) Application

Both passenger and freight trains can be tracked over Zones/Divisions/ Sections can be viewed through this application. Position of Rakes for Specific Type of Stock can be viewed through this application. In a major digital initiative to help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations, Ministry of Railways have launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) App for Freight Managers which provides features for monitoring and managing freight business using Geographic Information System (GIS) Views and Dashboard. Salient features of SFOORTI Application are as below: With this application, movement of freight trains on Geographic Information System (GIS) view can be tracked. Both passenger and freight trains can be tracked over Zones/Divisions/ Sections in single GIS View. Freight business can be monitored. Comparative Analysis of Zonal/Divisional Traffic. Analysis of new traffic captured and traffic

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Shop and Establishment Act registration in Varanasi

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Income Tax Return Services in Varanasi

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Loan Services in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

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Company Formation in Varanasi

Hello Readers. Want to get Company Registered/Formed in or near Varanasi?? We wish to introduce ourselves as a one stop solution for all your financial needs. If you need to start your business, legalise your documents. Company is formed under Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Among all other vehicles of doing business, a Company form is well appreciated by the business world considering its benefits such as limited liability, separate legal entity, credibility, tax benefits etc. Once the decision to form a Company taken some preliminary activities need to be undertaken such as gathering the required no of subscribers to Memorandum of Association (Two in case of Pvt Ltd and Seven in case of public ltd) and Directors (Two in case of Pvt Ltd and three in case of public ltd), fixing

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India’s Foreign Trade: November 2017

  I. MERCHANDISE TRADE EXPORTS (including re-exports) Exports during November 2017 have exhibited high positive growth of 30.55 per cent in dollar terms. vis-à-vis November 2016. This is on the pattern of positive growth in exports in last thirteen months with a dip of 1.12 per cent in October 2017 vis-à-vis same period last year. Exports during November 2017 are valued at US $ 26195.76 million as compared to US $ 20066.26 million during November,2016. In Rupee terms, exports were valued at Rs. 169912.50 crore as compared to Rs. 135699.47 crore during November,2016, registering a rise of 25.21 per cent. During November 2017, Major commodity groups of export showing positive growth over the corresponding month of last year are Engineering Goods (43.76%), Petroleum Products (47.68%), Gems & Jewellery (32.69%), Organic

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India Signs Loan Agreement with World Bank for US$ 250 Million for “Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion” (SANKALP) Project 

  A Financing Agreement for IBRD loan of USD 250 million (equivalent) for the “Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) Project” was today signed with the World Bank. The Financing Agreement was signed in New Delhi by Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs Shri Sameer Kumar Khare on behalf of Government of India and Mr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director, World Bank (India) on behalf of the World Bank. The Objective of the project is to enhance institutional mechanisms for skills development and increase access to quality and market-relevant training for the work force. The Key result areas for the project include Institutional Strengthening at the National and State Levels for Planning, Delivering, and Monitoring High-Quality Market-Relevant Training; Improved Quality and Market Relevance of Skills Development Programs; Improved

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India to host 3rd Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank 

MoU signed between Govt. of India and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to host the meeting at Mumbai on 25-26 June, 2018 2018 Annual Meeting theme is – Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration.  India will host the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of AIIB at Mumbai on 25th and 26th June 2018. The Theme of the Annual Meeting, 2018 will be “Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration”. The Government of India and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Secretariat today signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to delineate the duties and responsibilities of major stakeholders who would be involved in organizing the aforesaid Annual Meeting. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on behalf of the Government of India by Shri Sameer Kumar Khare, Joint Secretary (Multilateral Institutions Division), Department of

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