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Monday, March 08, 2021

Karunjit Singh


Explained: Why Brent crude has crossed $70 and how it could impact fuel prices in India?
Mon, Mar 08, 2021

If prices persist at over $70 per barrel, Indian consumers who are already facing record prices for auto fuels will likely have to face another round of hikes in the price of petrol and diesel.

Industry: Haryana quota law will slow recovery, cut jobs, bring inspector raj
Fri, Mar 05, 2021

The legislation, the government argued, is aimed at boosting local employment particularly for the youth in unskilled jobs.

Fuel consumption in February: Diesel slides 8.6%, petrol falls marginally
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

Petrol consumption declined year-on-year for the first time since August, with prices of both petrol and diesel hiked by about Rs 5 per litre last month.

Costlier fuel raises freight rates, leaves small transporters facing cash crunch
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

Petrol reached a new record of Rs 91.17 per litre in Delhi, while that of diesel hit a new high of Rs 88.60 a litre in Mumbai on Saturday, after the 16th upward revision in prices in February.

Explained: Why are petrol & diesel prices rising in India?
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

Petrol and diesel prices in India: Retail prices of automobile fuels have reached record highs across the country. Petrol and diesel are taxed heavily in India, and oil price decontrol is a one-way street — the consumer never benefits.

Cash reserves sliding, ONGC trims exploration and development works
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

Expenditure on development wells or wells drilled in fields that already have proven reserves of oil and gas has been comparatively stable, but has seen a decline.

Explained: The significance of crude crossing $60 a barrel
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Why has the price of crude oil risen sharply? How will this impact India?

REITs, InVITs: Debt financing by FPIs, tax relief on dividends get nod
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

REITs are companies that fund, own and operate real estate projects while InVITS finance, construct and operate infrastructure projects such as highways and bridges.

No return filing for pensioners over 75; boost to startup investments
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

Sitharaman also raised the turnover threshold at which a company is required to have its accounts audited to Rs 10 crore from the earlier Rs 5 crore for companies that carry out 95 per cent of their transactions digitally.

Increased fuel prices shouldn’t slow down growth in any manner: Assocham president
Mon, Feb 01, 2021

“Across the industry as a whole, the cost structure has gone up and freight rates across several sectors have moved up because of the increase in fuel prices,” said Assocham president Vineet Agarwal.

Explained: How CSR expenditure rules have changed for Indian companies
Sat, Jan 30, 2021

The Corporate Affairs Ministry has amended the rules for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) expenditure by Indian companies. Here are some of the key changes

Explained: How decriminalisation of offences under LLP Act could help unclog judicial system
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

The report notes that there is a risk of a convicted person being disqualified or becoming ineligible for various posts in the case of fines imposed by courts, which would not be the case for penalties imposed by an appropriate authority.

Govt moves to wind up Devas, $1.2 bn award still pending
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

In a notification issued Monday, the MCA has authorised Rakesh Sasibhushan, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Antrix, to present the petition on the grounds specified under clause (c) of Sub-section (1) of Section 271 of the Companies Act.

Fuel prices at record high: Experts see cut in excise duty to curb impact on inflation
Fri, Jan 15, 2021

This is the fourth hike in petrol and diesel prices in a nine-day period, which has seen rates rise by about Re 1 per litre, after 30 days of no hike.

Explained: What is the new single-window clearance for coal, and how will it help?
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

The Union government has announced a new online single window clearance portal for the coal sector. How will this help?

Eyeing faster resolution, govt may amend IBC to bring in pre-packs
Sun, Jan 10, 2021

A pre-pack is an agreement for a distressed company’s debt resolution between secured creditors and investors instead of a public bidding process, as under the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) of the IBC.

Explained: Why have petrol prices hit a record high?
Thu, Jan 07, 2021

Petrol price in the national capital hit an all-time high of Rs 84.2 per litre on Thursday. Why are prices higher despite lower crude oil prices?

Stronger safeguards the need of the hour, extend whistleblower provision: Experts
Sun, Dec 20, 2020

Current provisions of the Companies Act only require listed companies, firms that accept public deposits and firms that have loans from banks or public financial institutions of over Rs 50 crore to have a vigil mechanism.

Explained: What start of gas production in KGD6 means for India
Sun, Dec 20, 2020

The R cluster, along with the Satellite Cluster and MJ gas fields in the Krishna Godavari Basin are expected to produce around 30 MMSCMD of natural gas or about 15% of India’s projected demand for natural gas by 2023.

Explained: How Indian companies adhere to diversity requirements
Mon, Dec 14, 2020

The Sebi requires, since April 1, 2020, that the top 1000 listed companies by market capitalisation have a woman board member who is also an independent director.

Price cartelisation charge: CCI raids major cement cos
Fri, Dec 11, 2020

The Cement Manufacturers Association in India (CMA), the apex body of large cement manufacturers in India, was raided as well by officers of the investigative arm of the CCI, a source said.

Explained: Here is why petrol and diesel prices are rising
Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Since India imports most of the fuel required to meet its demands, the price of fuels rises in tandem with global prices.

Petroleum board’s new unified tariff structure: Impact, and challenges in implementation
Mon, Dec 07, 2020

Under the new unified tariff structure, buyers will be charged a fixed tariff for the transport of gas within 300 kms of a source and a fixed tariff for the transport of gas beyond 300 kms on a single pipeline network.

Natural Gas Pipeline Tariffs: Existing pacts under stress, industry says will mount legal challenge
Wed, Dec 02, 2020

The tariff regime notified by the current two-member PNGRB will likely face legal challenges due to the impact of the new norms on existing agreements between suppliers and consumers of natural gas.

Competition Bill: Options for faster case disposal, CCI to name probe arm chief
Mon, Nov 30, 2020

The head of the investigative arm of the CCI, the Director-General (DG), is currently appointed by the Centre. Industry bodies and experts had opposed the proposal to give this authority to the competition watchdog, noting that such a move may compromise the independence of the DG.