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Green power: Renewable energy use rises, but still behind target

Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab, Maharashtra and Telangana — which have 56% of the country's installed renewable capacity — could not fulfil the RPOs in FY19, though they all met the target in FY18. 

solar auction, Renewable Energy, India Ratings and Research, Solar Energy Corporation of India News

Jaypee Infratech lenders moot fresh plan to complete housing projects

The returns from sale of the completed flats would then be used for reducing the lenders’ existing liabilities, a senior banker aware of the developments told FE.

Industry News

Budget 2019: Modi govt may extend tax reliefs to SEZs to attract companies fleeing China

India Budget 2019: The SEZ Act was introduced in 2005 along with tax exemptions through Section 10AA of the Income Tax Act.

Budget 2019 News

Two to tango: Mahindra, Ford to joinly develop 9 SUVs

While six models, including compact and large size SUVs, will be shared by both the companies under a rebadging format, three will be made exclusively for Ford, which will be used by the company in both India and export markets.

mahindra ford india News

PSU disinvestment: Govt to sell stake in 3 insurers to New India Assurance

Another option being considered is to merge all the four companies, instead of the proposed three, to create an LIC-type mega insurer in the general insurance space and avoid undercutting each other.

Markets News

US-China trade war: India sees export boost in 354 items

Of the 774 American tariff lines (items) on which China has imposed extra duties, India can ship out more and replace the US, especially in 151 items, the study suggests. In these 774 items, China’s imports from the US stand at an annual $20.4 billion.

Economy News

UCO Bank declares Yash Birla wilful defaulter, puts notice with photo

In a master circular on July 1, 2015, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had said no additional facilities should be granted by any bank or financial institution to listed wilful defaulters.

Banking & Finance News

Power rates in Uttar Pradesh likely to increase by up to 25%

UPPCL had not sought any tariff revision last year in light of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls and also kept on hold the proposal for the current year till the polls were over.

Economy News

Greener energy may mean slower growth

In future, as the world works to protect the climate by turning to low-carbon fuel sources, lower economic growth may be an unwanted consequence

The credit goes to the government policies supporting solar PVs and wind energy. (Representative image) News

Arvind Subramanian’s attempt to estimate GDP instead of explaining it through cross-country regression fraught with problems

As the dependent variable, he had heights of actresses on the Bengali stage in the 19th century, with a clear perceptible decline in heights towards the end of the century. Among

Opinion News

Illiberal Left: Kerala govt booked 119 since 2015 for objectionable posts against CM

While some of the posts included death threats and casteist slurs—where it can be argued that there was legitimate cause for action—there are a good many instances where the state government has acted against individuals for just critical or unflatter

Kerala govt booked 119 since 2015 for objectionable posts against CM News

Evaluating Mintzberg’s 10 schools of thoughts for strategy formulation

Mintzberg is a globally-acclaimed academician and author on business and management. The model describes each school in strategic perspective and provides a critical viewpoint; it acts as a good overview for strategic management.

Opinion News

Why India should prefer the preferential trade agreement with Iran

As per ITC Trade Map UN Comtrade, crude oil import increased from 148 million tonnes in 2009 to 225.5 million tonnes in 2018, rising at 4.8% per annum.

Opinion News

Dispelling falsehoods about GM crops

What India can learn from the Philippines, which set up a Biotech Program Office in 2000 to promote the responsible use of agri-biotechnology to sustain food security

Opinion News

Realme C2 review: Stylish phone at an affordable price

The specifications of the phone at its price are surely attractive, but how does the phone perform in real life? Here’s our review of this entry-level device.

Industry News

Toreto Flexo review: Decent sounding headband headset in foldable design

The market is witnessing the incorporation of newer technologies such as gesture recognition and control, active head tracking, biometric monitoring, 3D surround sound delivery, and onboard storage in over-ear devices. 

Industry News

Tech Mahindra, Cisco partner to drive digital revenue

This new deployment builds on a long-standing partnership between Tech Mahindra and Cisco that will help drive outcomes around automation, analytics and security in Tech Mahindra’s off-shore development centre (ODC) which serves 106 customers globally.

Industry News

How edtech solutions can transform our schools

The recent results of the school boards of UP and Maharashtra, for instance, point to the failure of students in their mother tongues—10 lakh students in Hindi and 2.5 lakh students in Marathi.

Education News

IT is complex, the more we simplify it, the better it is: Senior V-P, Dell Inc | Interview

“There is an ongoing initiative driven all the way from Michael Dell to the bottom, on enabling humankind with the right technologies in a cost-effective and simplified manner,” Quinn tells Sudhir Chowdhary in a recent interview.

Industry News

Fixed income: Know how to pick the right credit risk fund

With the recent credit downgrades/ defaults by several companies adversely hitting the returns from credit risk funds, it is important to take informed decision before investing in these funds.

Money News

Your money: The advantages of being ESG-compliant

With India getting more serious about climate change and pollution control, a company that has the best practices when it comes to the conservation of the environment is less likely to be impacted with regulations that could force plant shutdowns.

Industry News

‘Hold’ Gail (India), scale of tariff revision was a disappointment

According to PNGRB regulations, instead of separate tariffs for the two pipelines, an integrated tariff will be levied on combined volumes.

Markets News

Stock corner: ‘Buy’ Eicher Motors, slowdown concerns are overstated

A big driver for this is plugging of geographical gaps (rural/exports), leveraging on resounding success of the recent 650 cc Twins for its future product offerings, and growing non-motorcycle revenue.

Markets News

Stock corner: ‘Buy’ Apollo Hospitals, FY19 marked a turnaround for the company

Expansions in new hospitals and AHLL, price controls by the GoI, slow volume growth and low pricing power were the key drags.

Markets News

MG Motor Hector review: This British SUV ‘listens’ to you and talks back

MG Motor is a British carmaker now owned by SAIC Motor of China. The Hector is its first product for the Indian market—and the company calls it India’s first internet car.

Industry News

Landing troubles: Uncertainty looms post TDSAT’s landing page judgement

The landing page, also known as the barker channel, is a form of digital signage that one sees when the TV set is switched on. TRAI’s earlier directive was meant to “protect the interest of service providers, consumers and ensure the orderly growth of

Industry News

With smartphone makers choosing star power over brand building, advertising beginning to look homogenous

A defining aspect of the smartphone market is the consumer’s desire to own the latest model in the market. Loyalty evades brands in this category, except for some like iPhone and OnePlus that have a dedicated following.

Industry News

Cost-effective solutions to get a start-up off the ground

Here are some simple strategies that can keep your initial investments moderate and prevent reliance on loans.

Industry News

Hubhopper: The Delhi-based startup aiming to make podcasting simple and powerful

Basically this means that creators can now use some of the features of the platform to seamlessly record their audio content, get them published widely for free through Hubhopper’s distribution network and finally get the content monetised by connecting

Industry News

Realign employee skills for the digital wave in SMEs

There is a lack of digital skills amongst the workforce of today. As per the World Economic Forum, about 55% of employees are likely to need significant reskilling by 2022.

Industry News

Self-learning: Personality development is a must for graduates

A great personality makes you socially-acceptable. There is a difference when you talk to someone by looking directly into their eyes, compared to speaking with no eye contact.

Jobs and Education News
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