Category Archives: Trade

UP Defence Industrial Corridor Projects launch today in Aligarh

Raksha Mantri

When the ‘Make in India’ initiative was launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in September 2014 to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub, Defence Manufacturing was identified as one of the 25 key sectors. The announcement of setting up of two corridors – one in Tamil Nadu and the other in UP- exclusively for defence manufacturing… Read More

Major ports register positive growth of 4.13% during Q1 of 2018

Major Ports Register Positive Growth

The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 4.13% and together handled 231.48 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to July, 2018 as against 222.29 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year. During this period nine Major Ports – Kolkata (incl. Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai,… Read More

India Pavilion inaugurated at Cannes Film Festival 2018

Film Festival 2018

The inaugural session of the Indian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 was held at Cannes, France. Hosted by noted actor Shri Sharad Kelkar, the Indian delegation present consisted of H.E. Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ambassador of India to France, Shri Ashok Kumar Parmar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of I&B, Govt. Of India, Shri Prasoon Joshi, Writer, … Read More

Govt signs loan agreement with ADB to modernize Technical Education

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of India today signed 80 million dollar loan to help modernize Technical and Vocational Education and Training, TVET institutions and improve the skills ecosystem in Himachal Pradesh. Joint Secretary in Department of Economic Affairs Sameer Kumar Khare signed the loan agreement from Indian side and Country… Read More

IRCTC introduces billing through Point of Sale in trains


Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced billing through Point of Sale (POS) hand-held machines in trains to check overcharging by vendors.  IRCTC has been continuously taking passenger friendly steps to ensure smooth catering services. It said, this will help not only making passengers aware of relevant information… Read More

SAIL inaugurates country 1st corporate training institute on Science of Happiness


Shri P.K. Singh, Chairman, SAIL inaugurated a Happiness Space – Kshemalaya (literally, Abode of Wellbeing and Prosperity) – at Management Training Institute (MTI) of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in Ranchi on March 7, 2018. Developed in collaboration with IIT Kharagpur, Kshemalaya makes SAIL the first corporate house in the Country to embrace… Read More

Coal mining capacity increases in last 3.5 years | Piyush Goyal

Coal India

Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has informed that the coal mining capacity of India  has increased in the last three and a half years. Speaking in New Delhi , the Minister said, it has increased from a mere 11 million tonnes to 31 million tonnes. He pointed out that there has been an increase of nearly 20 million tonnes in mining capacity.

Shri Goyal expressed his … Read More

MoPNG | Facilitation Workshop under Open Acreage Licensing Programme, Mumbai

Dharmendra Pradhan

Over the recent past years MoPNG has undertaken a slew of initiatives to achieve Prime Minister’s vision for Energy Security and Sufficiency, in continuation to which OALP Bid Round I was launched in January 2018 under 55 bidder selected blocks, each carved out by prospective bidders themselves in promising basins with an area of 59,282 Sq. Kms were announced… Read More

ONGC drillship Sagar Bhushan at Cochin Shipyard faces explosion

Cochin Shipyard

A blast has been reported in ONGC drillship Sagar Bhushan at 9.15 am today at Cochin Shipyard where it has been dry docking since 7 December 2017. The drillship was undergoing mandatory Special Survey (Hull & Machinery) repairs in Cochin Shipyard as per class requirement. The cause of the incident is being ascertained.

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Oncam launches 360-degree Evolution Stainless Steel camera series

Oncam NSF Camera

Oncam, the leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, broke new ground as its award-winning Evolution Stainless Steel camera earned the coveted Standard 169 accreditation from NSF International. The innovative and robust 360-degree camera from Oncam is the first and only surveillance camera of its kind to receive… Read More

GDP growth expected to be around 8 to 8.5 % in 2018-19


NITI Aayog Vice Chairman, Rajiv Kumar has said that the country’s GDP growth is expected to be around 8 to 8(point)5 per cent in 2018-19 and what has been predicted by the Economic Survey is underestimate. Talking to media in New Delhi, Mr Kumar said , the investment cycle has picked up and will increase further.

He said, the quantum of corporate bonds … Read More