MoCA permits experimental drone flight operations

June 2021

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has permitted experimental drone flight operations, which would be beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) of SpiceJet, Dunzo Air Consortium, Skylark Drones, Swiggy and 17 other entities. The 17 […]



Air India divestment process to be delayed by a few months

May 2021

The secretary of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, the nodal agency involved in the divestment process of Air India, has informed that the divestment process could be delayed by a few months […]



India’s first floating LNG storage and regasification unit arrives in Maharashtra

June 2021

In a notable development, the country’s first floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), Höegh Giant, arrived at H-Energy’s terminal at Jaigarh port on April 12, 2021. It is India’s first FSRU-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) […]



BPCL partners with Accenture to transform its sales, distribution network

May 2021

BPCL has partnered with Accenture Public Limited Company to digitally transform its sales and distribution network. BPCL will be able to leverage the competencies of Accenture in data, artificial intelligence and cloud computing for building […]



KPPL invokes force majeure amidst Covid-19

May 2021

  In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases, Karaikal Port Private Limited (KPPL) has invoked force majeure at its port in Karaikal, with effect from May 10, 2021. As per the notification issued by […]



Andhra Pradesh government approves acquisition in APSEZ

May 2021

The Andhra Pradesh Government has approved the acquisition of 31.5 per cent equity stake of Warburg Pincus India Limited in Gangavaram Port Limited (GPL) by APSEZL. Further, it has approved the acquisition of its 10.4 […]



MNRE releases guidelines for PLI scheme for solar modules

June 2021

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released guidelines for a production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme, the National Programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules, to promote the manufacturing of high efficiency solar modules. […]



IEX commences cross-border electricity trade for integrated South Asian market

May 2021

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) has commenced cross-border electricity trade (CBET) on its platform. It is a first-of-its-kind initiative, which will allow the power exchange to expand its power market beyond India to the South […]



Sanctions passed for Kerala semi-HSR corridor project

May 2021

NITI Aayog and the MoR have sanctioned funds from multilateral and bilateral agencies for the implementation of the Kerala semi-HSR corridor project (Silver Line). The project is being implemented by Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited. […]



IR inducts 100th WAG 12-B

May 2021

IR has inducted the 100th 12,000 horsepower WAG 12-B in its fleet. It is manufactured by Madhepura Electric Locomotive Private Limited. The locomotives are built under the Make in India initiative, and are playing a […]



NHAI exempts toll fee for oxygen tankers on national highways

May 2021

To provide uninterrupted passage to tankers and containers carrying LMO across national highways, NHAI has exempted the user fee for such vehicles at toll plazas. Keeping in view the current unprecedented demand for medical oxygen […]



Government targets road construction worth Rs 15 trillion over the next two years

May 2021

The MoRTH has set a target of road construction worth Rs 15 trillion over the next two years. The ministry is confident that it will achieve the target of 40 km per day of highway […]



Vehant Technologies secures a contract from RailTel to install 100 AI-based cameras at railway stations

May 2021

Vehant Technologies has secured a contract from RailTel to install 100 cameras at railway stations across the country. These cameras can recognise faces behind masks and thus help in identifying people not maintaining Covid-appropriate behaviour […]



RBI issues circular making mobile wallet interoperability mandatory from 2022-2023

May 2021

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a circular stating that all licensed prepaid payment instruments (PPIs) such as Paytm, PhonePe and Mobikwik should become interoperable from financial year 2023. According to the new […]



Government of India and AFD expected to sign CFA for 24×7 Manimajra water supply project

May 2021

The Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India, and the Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) are expected to sign a credit facility agreement (CFA) for the implementation of the 24×7 Manimajra water supply project by […]



Expert Appraisal Committee recommends grant of coastal regulation zone clearance for development of seawater intake system in Gujarat

May 2021

The Expert Appraisal Committee of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has recommended grant of coastal regulation zone clearance for the development of the seawater intake system at the Gir-Somnath desalination plant project. […]



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