COVID-19: USTR, Piyush Goyal discuss vaccine production and TRIPS waiver

Image Source : PTI Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal discussed the proposed waiver to provisions of the World Trade Organization’ (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) for COVID-19-specific items and raising vaccine production with United States Trade Representative (USTR), Katherine Tai, in a virtually … Read more

Piyush Goyal calls for quick consensus on patent waiver – Times of India

Piyush Goyal calls for quick consensus on patent waiver - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said there is a need for a quick consensus at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the proposal for patent waiver as well as transfer of technology and availability of raw materials for vaccines to deal with the Covid crisis. In October 2020, India and … Read more

World Must Share Vaccines With Those Who Need It Most: Piyush Goyal

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Global solidarity is the need of the hour, Piyush Goyal said. (File) New Delhi: Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday called on all nations to facilitate the export of COVID-19 related items to countries that urgently require these for saving lives and said they must also share vaccines liberally with those in dire need of … Read more

Ambitious target of $400 billion exports can be achieved this year: Piyush Goyal – Times of India

Ambitious target of $400 billion exports can be achieved this year: Piyush Goyal - Times of India

Union minister Piyush Goyal (File photo) NEW DELHI: A sharp rise in exports in April is giving a hope that the ambitious target of $400 billion merchandise shipments can be achieved this year, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday. He also said that the department of commerce has taken up several issues … Read more

3 Oxygen Express Trains Arrived In Delhi NCR Today, Says Piyush Goyal


At least 40 patients have died in Delhi alone in recent days due to a lack of oxygen. New Delhi: At least three Oxygen Express trains have arrived today in the National Capital Territory with the vital gas, bringing relief for COVID-19 patients gasping for breath across hospitals, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said. … Read more

Food Minister Piyush Goyal Announces Direct Bank Transfer of MSP for Punjab Farmers

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Union Food Minister, Piyush Goyal announced on Twitter that farmers in Punjab will now become beneficiaries of the DBT scheme where they will be able to sell their produce at MSP and will have the money wired directly into their bank accounts. “In Punjab, now farmers will get the price of their produce sold on … Read more

Punjab Ministers to Meet Piyush Goyal on Direct Bank Transfer of MSP To Farmers

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The Arhatiyas, or commission agents, backed by the Punjab government have locked horns with the Central government over Centre’s guidelines to the Food Corporation of India to transfer Minimum Support Price (MSP) directly into the bank accounts of farmers. The Arhatiya association of the State has also threatened to boycott the procurement process of wheat … Read more

Piyush Goyal Stresses Implementation of e-mode of MSP Payment to Farmers Against Punjab’s Wish

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The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal, has written to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh urging the latter to implement the e-mode of MSP payment to farmers, i.e, “Implementing the GOI policy towards online payments directly into farmers’ account and compliance with PFMS”. The letter, Goyal points out, that … Read more

Special Trains Introduced To Meet Additional Demands, Says Piyush Goyal


Operational cost of the railway since March 2020 to February 2021 is Rs 1,34,361 crore: Piyush Goyal New Delhi: Stating that during the COVID-19 pandemic, some special trains on special charges have been introduced to meet the additional demands over different sectors, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal informed Parliament on Wednesday. He was answering a query … Read more

Piyush Goyal Hails ‘Historic’ Milestone of World’s Largest Chenab Rail Bridge Arch Completion

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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday hailed the ‘historic moment’ as the arch bottom of the world’s highest bridge on the River Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district was completed. In a tweet, Goyal said, “In a historic moment, the arch bottom of the Chenab Bridge at night has been completed today. Next, the … Read more

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