imports from China during April-July, the first four months of the current
financial year decreased to 16.60 billion US Dollars from 23.45 billion US
Dollars in the corresponding period of the previous year i.e April-July 2019,
Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal informed the Lok sabha
written answer to the house he said some of the items exhibiting decline in
imports include electronic components, telecom instruments, computer hardware,
industrial machinery for dairy, electric machinery, residual chemical and
allied products, consumer electronics, electronic instruments, fertilisers,
products of iron & steel etc.
impact of these measures on the industry will be discernible as the global
economy recovers, and revives from the recessionary affects of the pandemic
To minimise the impact of disruptions in
imports from China, govt taken steps to expand domestic capacities
the impact of such disruptions in imports from China, Government has taken
steps to expand domestic capacities and has implemented policies to promote
domestic manufacturing through ease of doing business and Production Linked
Incentives (PLIs) in select sectors including mobile phones & electronic
components and medical devices & bulk drugs. Government has also sensitized
stakeholders to source critical imports from diversified sources through the
active support of our missions.
Due to the
impact of COVID-19 pandemic there were several global and domestic supply side
constraints and also a dip in global demand.
Government has banned certain apps on
concerns of security
has banned certain apps in June 2020 and September 2020 on concerns of security
and to ensure safety and sovereignty of the Indian cyberspace. Many apps are available on each of the
popular playstore namely Google PlayStore and Apple Store including competing
apps with similar functionalities. Government of India has also launched
Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge to give a push to Indian
App ecosystem through short listing of the top Indian Apps that have the
potential to become global competitors in their respective categories.