Discrepancies in Nestle's Baby Food: Sugar Addition Variances Between India and Europe
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The study uncovered that in India, every serving of Cerelac baby products contains an average of nearly 3 grams of added sugar. This stands in stark contrast to the sugar-free versions available in Germany and the UK, and products in Ethiopia and Thailand which contain almost 6 grams per serving.
Government's Ban on Onion Exports Extended Indefinitely
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Citing the authority vested in it by the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992, along with relevant sections of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2023, the Central Government revised Notification No. 49 dated December 7, 2023, concerning the export policy of onions. The notification reaffirmed the continuation of the export ban on onions classified under HS Code 0703-10-19 beyond the previously stipulated deadline of March 31, 2024.
India's Exports Reach 11-Month Peak in February Amidst Red Sea Crisis
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Leading the charge were engineering goods, electronic goods, organic and inorganic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and petroleum products. Engineering goods stood out with a robust 15.9% increase, reaching $9.94 billion, up from $8.58 billion in February 2023. Notably, electronic goods exports witnessed an impressive growth of 54.81%, soaring to $3 billion from $1.94 billion in the same period last year.
Government Permits Export of 54,760 Tons of Onions to Bangladesh, Mauritius, Bahrain, and Bhutan
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Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh informed PTI that India has permitted the export of 50,000 tonnes of onions to Bangladesh, 1,200 tonnes to Mauritius, 3,000 tonnes to Bahrain, and 560 tonnes to Bhutan, effective immediately. These shipments will be facilitated by private traders until March 31, with the specifics currently under discussion.
India's Merchandise Exports Increase by 1% in December 2023 Amid Global Economic Slowdown
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During December 2023, the overall trade deficit narrowed to $5.17 billion from $7.75 billion in December 2022.
India's merchandise trade deficit fell to $20.13bn in June
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Merchandise exports in June was at $32.97 billion, while imports were $53.10 billion during the same month. During May, merchandise exports were $34.98 billion, while imports were at $57.10 billion. India's exports were down owing to slowdown in major economies of the world, commerce secretary Sunil Barthwal told media persons. 
India to cross Rs 120,000 cr in mobile exports in FY24, Apple to surpass 50% share
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The country surpassed a remarkable Rs 90,000 crore worth smartphone exports in the fiscal year 2022-2023. According to the India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA), the mobile phone exports have already registered a massive 128 per cent growth in the months of April-May this year.
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