India to Float Tenders for Solar and Wind Power

Raj Kumar Singh, India’s minister for power and new and renewable energy said that 20 gigawatts each of wind and solar power contracts will be auctioned to boost India’s capacity to manufacture equipment, such as solar modules, or panels, which account for nearly 60% of a solar power project’s cost. Most solar power developers in […]

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Atlantic Council Proposes Recommendations for India

In its report The Sino-Indian Clash and the New Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific authored by the South Asia Center of Washington-based Atlantic Council made a series of recommendations to help India meet security challenges. Highlights of the Report authored by Robert A. Manning and Bharath Gopalaswamy, as reported by Live Mint are: India should propose […]

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India Tops Travelport Digital Traveler Rankings

 Travelport , U.K.-based travel commerce platform providing distribution, and technology, for the travel industry, just conducted a global survey which highlights different digital travel habits. India tops as the most digitally-advanced traveler nation in terms of digital tools being used for travel purposes, Travelport’s survey said. China stood at the second place and Indonesia at the third […]

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Secretary McKinney Says “Great Opportunities for Trade” in India

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Ted McKinney led a team of 50  on an agribusinesses trade mission to India from October 30 to November 3. He met with government and industry officials, and Indian companies that import U.S. agricultural products. India is the 17th largest export market for the U.S., McKinney […]

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India Reduces Tax on 177 items

On Friday, November 10, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council announced the biggest concession on taxes since the new indirect tax system took effect on July 1. The Council reduced the list of items attracting the top 28% tax rate to just 50 from 227 previously. The items that were removed were then placed […]

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November 10, 2017   No Comments