New Delhi, March 13 | India’s merchandise exports rose by 2.91 per cent in February on a year-on-year basis to $27.65 billion from $26.87 billion reported for the corresponding period of the previous year.
Similarly, on a sequential basis, exports were higher than $25.97 billion worth of merchandise which were shipped out in January.
“Non-petroleum and non-gems and jewellery exports in February 2020 were $21.23 billion, as compared to $20 billion in February 2019, exhibiting a positive growth of 6.16 per cent,” the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said in a statement.
“Non-petroleum and non-gems and jewellery exports in April-February 2019-20 were $218.83 billion, as compared to $217.60 billion for the corresponding period in 2018-19, an increase of 0.57 per cent,” it said.
As per the data, imports rose by 2.48 per cent to $37.50 billion in February from $36.59 billion reported for the corresponding month of 2019.
“Oil imports in February 2020 were $10.76 billion, which was 14.26 per cent higher in dollar terms, compared to $9.41 billion in February 2019,” the ministry said.
“Non-oil imports in February 2020 were estimated at $26.74 billion which was 1.60 per cent lower in dollar terms, compared to $27.18 billion in February 2019,” the statement said.
However, non-oil and non-gold imports were $24.38 billion in February 2020, recording a negative growth of 0.87 per cent, as compared to $24.59 billion reported for the corresponding period of the previous year.
Gone are the days when one had to finish school, college and subsequent years in getting trained to be able to sustain oneself with decent income. Today, what you earn eventually depends upon your skillset and how early you got started to build an expertise in your domain.
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In conversation with this dynamic entrepreneur, let’s decode the various options for freshers to make a side income while they are still in school/college –
Manthan explains how he started off by writing for blogs with whatever knowledge he had and with the help of internet, this could be by either writing for your own online blog, for instance Manthan was interested in Tech, so he was writing for his blog ‘TechCrack‘ or for someone else in the capacity of a content writer.
It’s not difficult to get started if you have the basic understanding to develop a ‘flow’ while writing a piece and the skill to write what suits your target audience.
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Your journey to become a digital marketer starts the day you take the step of self-educating yourself and learning the tricks to attract potential customers either by way of Google, Facebook, or any other digital platform by a host of scalable ways on the internet, undoubtedly, digital marketing is the hottest online work from home concept of this decade.
Manthan is today a successful digital marketer who has equipped himself with the advanced knowledge of online ads on various mediums and has effectively used these skills to generate incredible revenue over time.
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