Wednesday , 14 November 2018


Coal imports by power sector in April-May reduced 15%: Goyal

IANS   NEW DELHI Coal imports by the country’s power industry reduced by nearly 15 per cent during April-May this year in view of increased supplies from state miner Coal India Ltd (CIL), Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday. This detail was provided by Goyal here while launching his ministry’s Coal Mine Surveillance and Management System (CMSMS) and the ... Read More »

Google aims to add 40 mn new Wi-Fi users in India by 2019

IANS NEW DELHI Google’s public Wi-Fi project is aiming to capture 40 million new connected users in India by 2019, resulting into at least $20 billion being added to the country’s GDP, a top company executive here on Wednesday. “India is a big market for the next billion users. Wi-Fi is a huge focus area and opportunity in terms of ... Read More »

EDC urges CM to generate jobs

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The board of directors of EDC including Sidharth Kuncalienkar, chairman Santosh Kenkre, vice chairman and Sandip Bhandare, who is also GCCI president, met the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday to forward suggestions for generation of employment opportunities in the state. The delegation was also accompanied by Kiran Ballikar, managing director, EDC with other senior officials. ... Read More »

CCEA may okay hike in paddy, ragi MSP today

PTI   NEW DELHI The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will meet on Wednesday to approve the support price of kharif crops and is likely to raise paddy MSP sharply by Rs 200 to Rs 1,750/quintal to honour the budget announcement to ensure that farmers get at least 1.5 times of the production cost. Among 14 kharif crops, the ... Read More »

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals bags award for plastic waste management

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Goa facility has been awarded the “best corporate across industries” by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for environmental practices to prevent plastic pollution. A state-wide competition was organised by the GSPCB on World Environment Day for industry to determine initiatives towards plastic waste management. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals undertook various measures to prevent ... Read More »

Amazon’s annual ‘Prime Day’ shopping event starts on July 16

UNI   NEW DELHI Amazon’s highly-anticipated annual shopping event, Prime Day will begin from July 16 at 12 noon and run through midnight on July 17. Now, in its second year in India, Prime Day will be bigger than last year with 36-hour of shopping and entertainment. Building on the success of new product launches last year, Prime Day this ... Read More »

Four-pronged strategy to double farmers’ income: Modi

IANS   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said his government has a four-pronged strategy to double farmers’ income by 2022, while reiterating that farmers would be given Minimum Support Price (MSP) of 1.5 times of the input cost for notified crops. In an interview to Swarajya magazine, Modi also said the farmers would also get more opportunities ... Read More »

Traders decry Walmart-Flipkart deal

NEW DELHI Delhi traders staged a sit-in here on Monday against the proposed acquisition of Indian e-commerce company Flipkart by the international super store giant Walmart. The traders, protesting under the lobby group Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), denounced the deal arguing that it would create “unfair competition” and demanded that the government scrap it. They also said a ... Read More »

India’s seafood exports cross $7 billion

IANS KOCHI For the first time, India’s seafood exports crossed $7 billion to touch $7.08 billion while its shipments touched 13,77,244 MT during the financial year 2017-18. In rupee terms, the exports of marine products were at Rs 45,106.89 crore as against Rs 37,870.90 crore in FY 2016-17 registering a growth of 19.11 per cent. Frozen shrimp and frozen fish ... Read More »

Startup Yatra to spread message in colleges, says Abhyankar

NT NETWORK   PANAJI At the startup portal of the government under the Goa Startup Mission about 21 startups have registered so far, said secretary IT, Ameya Abhyankar on Friday. He said that, the government is keen that local startups come on the online platform to be included in the incentive schemes provided under the state Startup Policy unveiled on ... Read More »