New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Picking the right fabric is very important when dressing smartly during summer. Men should opt for lighter fabrics like cotton, linen and seersucker as they are a great options to keep you cool, suggest experts.

Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for MSMEs Giriraj Singh told The Hindu that the Centre has doubled the fund allocation under key schemes aimed at supporting artisans this financial year.

Various textile associations in Tirupur cluster have made a joint representation to the city police administration seeking a re-look of vehicle entry restrictions in place during the peak traffic hours.

Despite rupee depreciating against the greenback by almost 6 per cent in recent months to trade around Rs 68 per US dollar, India's apparel exports have not benefited from the trend, resulting in a 22.76 per cent fall for the month of April in dollar terms, sliding for the seventh consecutive month.

According to the latest trade data available with the apparel industry, country’s apparel exports witnessed a decline to the tune of 22.76 per cent (1.34 billion dollar) in April, 2018, as compared to April, 2017, when the apparel exports were worth $1.74 billion.

The GST Portal will not be available for some time due to an emergency maintenance activity.