BV Mahalakshmi

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Pharma exports may touch $22 billion in FY20: R Uday Bhaskar, director-general, Pharmexcil

While Indian exports to China are $230 million, the opportunity for exporters is to reduce import dependency on active pharma ingredients (APIs) and intermediates which is about $2.5 billion.

Pharma exports, Pharmexcil, Indian pharmaceutical sector, US market, generic drugs, Chinese market News

We expect to get back to double-digit growth by December: Shailendra Tyagi, CEO, education and stationery products business, ITC

Shailendra Tyagi, CEO (education and stationery products business division) ITC, tells BV Mahalakshmi during an interview that the Classmate Pulse 3D Notebook marks ITC Classmate’s commitment towards constantly enhancing us

Shailendra Tyagi, CEO, education & stationery products business, ITC News

Monitoring heart disease patients via an app

SMARThealth, an Indo-Australian mobile device-based clinical decision support system, allows community health workers to assess risks of cardiovascular diseases using basic equipment.

The mobile application, developed in Australia and piloted in India, will soon be rolled out in other countries News

OnePlus zooms in on Hyderabad for its first R&D facility in India

The Chinese handset maker plans to grow the facility into its biggest R&D centre over the next three years

Innovation in India, OnePlus, Hyderabad, OnePlus R&D centre in hyderabad, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning,  software innovation News

Amaravati may lose status of Andhra Pradesh capital due to funds crunch

Both the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank decided not to fund the Amaravati project, which had earlier committed $500 million to it.

Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh capital, india news,  YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, world class city, Krishna, Guntur, Sivaramakrishna Committee  News

Andhra Pradesh ups land rates by 10 pct, realtors slam burden on buyers

According to local reports, projects worth over Rs 20,000 crore were awarded to Singapore and few other infrastructure companies for urban planning and development, transportation, waste and water management, power, building

Andhra Pradesh, land rate, land price, realtor, buyers, economy news,APCRDA,Anarock Property Consultants, Amaravati News

APSEZ may buy 72 pct stake in Krishnapatnam Port Company for Rs 5,500 crore

CVR Navayuga Group, along with family and friends, own 91% of Krishnapatnam Port and the balance 9.4% is held by the London-based equity firm 3i Group. The total amount invested for development of the port is in excess of Rs

APSEZ, Krishnapatnam Port, Krishnapatnam Port Company, industry news, infrasturcture news, KPCL  News

Adani’s Rs 70,000 crore plan to build solar-powered data centre parks in Andhra Pradesh in limbo

The Adani Group had signed an MoU with the AP government in January with a committed investment of Rs 70,000 crore for the next 20 years. Under this MoU, the company had planned to set up three green data centres and a 5 GW s

Adani, solar powered data centre, Andhra Pradesh, solar park, Adani group, Adani share price News

We have plans to reach 100 odd countries in next 2-3 years: CCL Products executive chairman Challa Rajendra Prasad

Over the past 25 years, the company has been consistently making investments in the coffee industry of more than Rs 750 crore on multi-location facilities.

CCL Products executive chairman Challa Rajendra Prasad News

Ikea India looking at integration of online and offline platforms

IKEA is transforming globally to become more accessible, affordable and sustainable. Our ambition is to create a more digitally-enabled IKEA to be able to reach many customers where they are and when they want to shop.

Ikea India, Ikea India CFO, offline platforms, online platform, multi-channel approach News

Machilipatnam port: Andhra Pradesh govt cancels project pact

The order issued by the department of industry, infrastructure, investment and commerce made it clear that the government reserved the liberty to claim compensation for the damages suffered by the government from Machilipatna

Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh government, Machilipatnam port, Machilipatnam port project, Machilipatnam Port Private Limited, infrastructure News

Kia eyes Seltos export from plant in Andhra Pradesh

The world’s 8th largest automaker rolled out the production version of its first car for India, Seltos, manufactured at its state-of-the-art facility in Anantapur.

kia, Andhra Pradesh, Seltos export, Anantapur, South Africa, south Asian countries, SUV model Seltos News

Amaravati construction: Andhra govt to approach World Bank, AIIB again, to also seek central funds

The Andhra Pradesh government will soon reopen talks with officials of the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, seeking support for construction of the state's capital city, Amaravati, and a few other inf

Infrastructure News

Kaleshwaram project in double-quick time! Irrigation, drinking water project to resolve Telangana’s water woes

The mega irrigation and drinking water project is expected to largely resolve Telangana’s water woes

Kaleshwaram project, Telangana government, Kaleshwaram mega irrigation, K Chandrashekhar Rao, Godavari, Heavy Civil Infrastructure, L&T Construction News

Andhra Pradesh HC stays state government’s move to renegotiate PPAs

Renewable power producers had moved the high court challenging the government’s attempt to renegotiate PPAs and revise tariff.

Andhra Pradesh HC, Electricity Act, tariff for renewable power producers, APERC, discoms, Electricity Act News

Amaravati Capital Project: Andhra Pradesh now looks at Centre for funds

The YSR Congress Party has now formulated a sub-committee to probe alleged irregularities in the project, which is expected to be released next week.

Infrastructure News

Heart Network: A registry that maps heart health data in India

With the aim of improving preventive care for cardiovascular disease in India, Apollo Hospitals and Abbott are working towards building the country’s first cardiac registry.

Heart Network, registry, heart health data, India, Apollo Hospitals, health news

Andhra Pradesh: Surge in land rates upsets Kia Motors ecosystem

Billed as one of the largest FDI in the automobile sector, the company had said it would employ 3,000 people and ramp up production in a gradual manner, starting with 100,000 units in the first year in a single shift.

Kia Motors had made a phased investment of over $1 billion for its Anantapur plant News

Dubai woos Indian fintech start-ups with $100 million fund

Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is set to become a global innovation hub for the next generation technologies, wooing entrepreneurs from India with $100 million start-up fintech fun

Dubai, Indian fintech, start ups, $100 million fund News

Hitwicket: Own a cricket team and win matches on a virtual pitch

The multiplayer mobile cricket esport uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to better its game.

Industry News

How NMDC is taking its business to the next level

PSU is executing projects worth Rs 7,000-cr to raise iron ore capacity to 67 MTPA by FY22

NMDC, PSU, National Steel Policy, Kirandul Complex, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka News

Why Jagan Mohan Reddy’s task will not be easy despite getting huge mandate in Andhra Pradesh

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has done a walkathon of about 3,648 km padayatra in 14 months, moving with the people and interacting with all sections.

YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy with his mother Vijayalaxmi and wife Bharti after landlide victory in state assembly and Lok Sabha elections (PTI photo) News

Adani Ports & SEZ: Tech-driven innovations lead the way

Its tech-driven innovations have seen the Adani Group company become the first port operator in India to log traffic of 200 MT in a fiscal year.

adani, infrastructure, port, adani ports, sez News

Clinical trials ready for digital disruption: Head of development IT, Novartis | Interview

Pharma major Novartis is investing in data and digital technologies to explore potential benefits, including developing drugs based on unique biomarkers of patients who are not part of clinical trials.

Achim Plueckebaum News

Keeping drivers alert and safe with AI-based computing

Edgetensor has developed an edge AI-based solution which can tell whether the driver is tired, drowsy or is distracted by his smartphone

(L-R)Soumitry J Ray and Rajesh Narasimha, co-founders of Edgetensor News

Dr Reddy’s readies plan to scale China operations

The prominent drugs in demand include those for treatment of obesity, diabetes, respiratory illness and cancer.

Industry News

IIIT-Hyderabad pilots badminton data analytics prototype

A pilot study was conducted in collaboration with Star Sports, which saw the data going live during the telecast of the Premier Badminton League in January 2019

Industry News