FY16 was record year for wind power installations

index.jpgSource: The Hindu Business Line, Apr 13, 2016

Chennai: The domestic wind power sector has recorded its best-ever performance in 2015-16, reaching 3,472.15 MW in country-wide installations — compared with 2,312 MW in the previous year.

The previous highest was 3,164 MW in 2011-12, the only other year in history when the domestic wind sector posted fresh capacity additions exceeding the 3K-mark. The sector was buoyed by Madhya Pradesh, which saw fresh capacity addition of 1,292 MW, the highest for any State in any year.

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India to host World Employment Conference to market skilled workforce

Source: The Economic Times, Apr 13, 2016

NEW DELHI: The labour ministry wants to woo employers the world over to get them to hire India’s growing workforce, which the government estimates swells by 10 million every year.

The ministry and the Indian Staffing Federation, a body of the flexi staffing industry, are partnering to host the World Employment Conference for the first time in India. They seek to showcase the country’s talent beyond medical and engineering, the streams from where Indians traditionally migrate to developed nations and often don’t return. “The idea is to market our skilled workforce to the countries that have certain kind of skill deficit which Indian workers can fulfill,” a person associated with the event said. Read the rest of this entry »

Mumbai to host BRICS Cities Conclave on April 14

 

Source: Business Standard, Apr 08, 2016

Mumbai will host the BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave from April 14-16. The event is being organized by Mumbai First, a think tank, along with the active support of the Government of India and Government of Maharashtra.The forum has received support from all the partner countries Brazil, Russia (India) China and South Africa.

The Conclave is designed to facilitate meaningful dialogue between various stake holders who partake in shaping the renewal and development of urban areas – the public and private sectors, civil society, and academia.

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India to host eighth BRICS summit in Goa

index.jpgSource: LiveMint.com, Mar 23, 2016

New Delhi: India will host the eighth summit of BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, which together represent 42% of the world’s population and more than $16 trillion in GDP—in Goa in October.

This was announced by Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday. She also unveiled the official logo of the summit—a lotus in the national colours of the five member countries.The logo also incorporates the traditional Indian welcome gesture of namaste in the innermost whorls of the flower. India assumed chairmanship of BRICS from Russia on 15 February and will hold the position till 31 December.

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Mumbai to host BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave in April

indexSource: Business Standard, Mar 06, 2016

Mumbai: Mumbai First, a think-tank working to find solutions for the city’s development, will hold a three-day conclave, involving top urban policy makers and planners from BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations, in April.

The event assumes significance given the megapolis’s aspiration to become a global financial centre and is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of promoting greater cooperation and people-to-people contact among BRICS nations, a press release issued on Sunday from the organisers here said.

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700,000 visitors to witness 80 launches at Auto Expo

Source: Business Standard, Jan 15, 2016

New Delhi: Close to 700,000 visitors are expected to attend the 13th Auto Expo and see unveiling of 80 new vehicles next month.The four-day biennial event, beginning February 4, is being held at a time when the industry is clocking sales growth of eight per cent to nine per cent in passenger vehicles. There is high growth in medium and heavy commercial vehicles as well.

The only segment of the industry that has come under pressure is the two-wheeler category, where motorcycle sales are not growing due to rural slowdown.The event will see presence of a few first timers such as Revolta Motors, Force Motors, Jeep, Abarth and Dhasan Moto, all in the passenger vehicle segment. Read the rest of this entry »

Mumbai to host ‘Make in India Week’ from February 13

Source: The Hindu Business Line, Dec 27, 2015

Ahmedabad: Taking a cue from the biennial investor congregation — Vibrant Gujarat Summit — held every alternate year in Gujarat, the Centre gis organising “Make in India Week” in Mumbai during February 13-18.a

The week-long event, being organised by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, will have investors meet for the manufacturing sector under ‘Make in India’.

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