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Encouraged by the export figures for 2007-08, despite an appreciating rupee, the government is targeting an ambitious exports target for 2008-09.

 
 
The Department of Telecom has cleared TRAI’s proposals to allow active infrastructure sharing between telecom service providers
The Department of Telecom is busy sortingoutthe spectrummuddle. To begin with, it has rejected the claim by CDMA operators that GSM players were hoarding spectrum.
The government wants to make its New Pension Scheme (NPS) more inclusive.
The commerce ministry is busy trying to resolve the SEZ imbroglio in Goa.
SEBI is making renewed efforts to crack down on the menace of insider trading.
The government is making efforts to simplify norms for mergers. Under a new proposal, companies may be exempt from seeking High Court sanctions.
 
 
The pronounced stock market volatility has jolted SEBI into action. It plans to review the risk management framework for derivatives.
The Ministry Of Chemicals And Fertilisers is gearing up for a substantial increase in the fertiliser subsidy bill in 2008-09.
The government might soon review the 5,000 hectre cap on multi-product SEZs.
The government is planning more sops for exporters. It is now contemplating devising a mechanism to enable exporters to invoice their orders in rupees.
Finally, TRAI has decided to do away with the Access Deficit Charge (ADC), a levy paid by private players to BSNL for providing services in the rural areas.
After several years of discussions with the Chinese, the government recently admitted that it was contemplating an India-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA).