Flight plan: After taking off domestically, Udan to spread wings internationally

Flight plan: After taking off domestically, Udan to spread wings internationally

The regional air connectivity scheme or Udan (Udega Desh ka Aam Nagrik), which has been in operation on domestic routes for more than a year now, is likely to be extended on the international circuit covering neighbouring countries.

Duty drawback: Sluggish start for renewable capacity addition in FY19
Duty drawback: Sluggish start for renewable capacity addition in FY19

The country added 1,742 MW of renewable energy-based power generation capacity in the first four months of FY19, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said on Friday.

Capex plan: ONGC is spared new impost
Capex plan: ONGC is spared new impost

The government has dropped a plan to ask ONGC to resume sharing its fuel subsidy burden if the Indian basket of crude breaches $70 a barrel. 

Back series data: Mundle panel report shows little change to UPA growth
Back series data: Mundle panel report shows little change to UPA growth

This compares favourably with average GDP expansion of 7.4% per year during the four years (FY15-FY18) of the Narendra Modi government, the elevated fiscal deficits and inflation rates during the UPA tenure would have made the high-growth trajectory unsustainable, analysts said.

This is the key factor behind India's poor stunting growth
This is the key factor behind India's poor stunting growth

India has the third-highest proportion of workers stunted in their childhood, according to a paper published by the World Bank.

TRAI's 5G auction guidelines fall short
TRAI's 5G auction guidelines fall short

Opportunity Missed to Shed Legacy Shackles due to inadequate auction sales, low rise of final price over reserve price and poor correlation between bands.

The return of Mahathir Mohamad: Malaysia leans on Japan
The return of Mahathir Mohamad: Malaysia leans on Japan

As a major ASEAN and regional player, actively reaching out to Japan, re-examining Chinese investments, and being upfront on the South China Sea, Mahathir Mohamad has onset a change in the region—still being tested, but one that has China on the back-foot, at least for now.

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The Man who triggered a $10 billion commodity collapse finally speaks
The Man who triggered a $10 billion commodity collapse finally speaks

Noble Group, once one of the world’s biggest commodity trading houses, characterized him as a disgruntled former junior employee behind a series of reports by Iceberg Research, an anonymous group that began attacking its accounting practices in 2015.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

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