PNB scam: Seventeen months before the PNB loan scandal became public, there was an attempt to defraud the Union Bank of India by abusing the SWIFT messaging system. The situation was “salvaged post event without any apparent monetary loss”.
Various changes have been introduced in the execution of the government's skilling programme to generate more jobs, but to no avail. An average of just over one out of six people trained under the scheme have found a job.
Stating that hybrids must be encouraged, Shekar Viswanathan, vice-chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motors said that Toyota has requested the government to bring down the taxes on hybrid vehicles from 43 per cent to 28 per cent.
This year’s expo, which kicked-off Wednesday here, the numbers on display surged 10-fold to over 50 electric and hybrid vehicles, a reflection of the government’s aggressive target to electrify all new vehicles by 2030.
The Budget announcement to hike duty on two broad categories of goods is one among several such increases introduced in the last two years to protect domestic manufacturing, according to the government, but experts say the move is also aimed at shoring up revenues
In the 35 minutes of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's 105-minute Union Budget speech, during which he unveiled his agriculture and health schemes, there were 38 references to the word ‘agri,’ 39 mentions of the word “farm,” 35 references to “rural.”
Budget 2018: The slippage in this year’s fiscal deficit target was despite the government has exceeded the disinvestment target for the current fiscal, with receipts of around Rs 1,00,000 crore against the targeted Rs 72,000 crore.
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The Central government is learnt to have set up a committee chaired by the Member Planning, Central Electricity Authority to recommend the way forward for developing EV charging infrastructure in India.
Consultations are on with states to bring them on board for part-financing the scheme, which could be launched later this year around the time of key state elections and ahead of the upcoming 2019 general polls.
Allowing discoms to exit power purchase agreements with over 15-year-old coal- & lignite-fuelled plants will facilitate them to meet renewable purchase obligation and relieve from onerous financial liability.
That the salmon is a staple today is thanks to a robust fish farming industry that has expanded at rapid speed in recent decades in Norway, where in 2016 around 1.18 million metric tonnes were produced.
Govt now wants superclean fuel in Delhi by April next year. Can automakers supply the cars? What are the practical, financial and technological hurdles to meeting the deadlines on govt’s clean fuel roadmap?
While the PSU, in its official response, maintained that the accident was triggered by “hot flue gases and steam” escaping from the affected unit, a source involved in the exercise said it was caused by a blast in the boiler unit.