NTPC invites expression of interest for a pilot project on hydrogen blending with natural gas

India’s largest integrated power generating company, NTPC Limited has come out with a global expression of interest (EOI) for a pilot project on hydrogen blending with natural gas in city gas distribution. Recently, the NTPC has also issued a tender for green hydrogen fuelling station in LEH, besides a tender by NTPC Vidut Vyapar Nigam […]

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Ramsar list enriched with four more Indian sites as wetlands of international importance

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav has informed that Sultanpur and Bhindawas in Haryana and Thol and Wadhwana in Gujarat are four more wetlands included in Ramsar sites. With this, India now have 46 Ramsar sites with the covered surface area of 1,083,322 hectares. Haryana has got its first Ramsar sites while Gujarat has got three […]

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Digital payments take a quantum leap due to sustained efforts towards digitalisation

Pankaj Chaudhary, Minister of State for Finance, informed that total volume of digital payments have increased to 4371.18 crore in January 2021 from Rs 1459.02 crore in 2017-18 due to the government’s continuous efforts towards digitalisation. The minister informed,  in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, that the quantum of the bank […]

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FICCI appreciates PM Modi’s vision for enhancing exports

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while interacting with the leaders and the heads of Indian Missions abroad from the trade world on the theme Local Goes Global-Make in India said it is due to technological, financial and physical connectivity the world is getting smaller and smaller day by day. He said new possibilities for the expansion […]

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Spread of Delta variant results in fall of global crude oil prices

Rapidly spreading Delta variant of coronavirus in top oil consuming countries has become a cause of concern for Brent crude oil producing countries. According to the analysts it will limit the demand for fuel. Hence the Brent crude oil future has declined  67 cents reaching to 71.74 dollars per barrel while US crude fell 86 […]

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Cabinet approves schemes for domestic manufacturing of Solar PV cells and modules

Power Minister R.K. Singh informed direct employment to 30,000 people and indirect jobs to 1.2 lakh people has been targeted by the ‘National Programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules’. A production linked incentive scheme (PLI)for solar energy sector has been approved by the union cabinet. The scheme has the investment outlay of about Rs […]

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Two major bills passed in Lok Sabha amid uproar

Despite pandemonium, the Lok Sabha successfully passed two important bills—“National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021” and “Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021”. Speaking on the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “the bill simplifies the definition of factoring business, in which banks, or Non-Banking Finacial Companies (NBFCs), or […]

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ICRA forecasts the government set to exceed this fiscal’s budgeted tax collection target

Investment Information & Credit Rating Agency (ICRA) Limited expects the government is all set to exceed its target of budgeted tax collection of Rs 22.2 lakh crore led by indirect taxes in the current fiscal. Last year the government was successful in collecting 20.2 lakh crore rupees as tax and it looks forward to achiheve […]

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