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Rs 12,195 – crore PLI (Production linked incentive) scheme for telecom equipment

The Rs 12,195 crore PLI scheme for telecom equipment manufacturing is "a big positive" that will spur local production, generate employment, and position the country as a global hub for innovation, industry experts said on Wednesday.

Zomato inks pact with MoHUA to onboard 300 street vendors

Zomato has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to onboard 300 food street vendors on its platform.

Ten ways corona virus has changed the world economy

Economic shocks like the corona virus pandemic of 2020 come once every few generations, and they bring about permanent and far-reaching change. Here is an overview of some of the transformations.

FY22 Budget will be made in a manner never seen in a 100 years in India

India would have  never seen a budget being made in a virtual manner post the pandemic and the country is set to be an engine of global growth, according to finance minister. READ MORE

Electronics manufacturing can contribute $1 tn to India's economy by 2025

Since 2014, the number of mobile phone manufacturing units have increased from just 2 to 250 now and created close to 6 lakh direct jobs. Noida alone has attracted 90-plus handset manufacturing facilities. READ MORE

IKEA to invest 6,000 crore for expansion in Maharashtra

IKEA India is planning to invest 6,000 crore as a part of its expansion plans in Maharashtra. The Swedish furniture giant is expecting five million visitors at this store in 2021. READ MORE

India would be fastest growing Asian economy in 2021

India could well be the fastest-growing Asian economy in calendar year 2021 (CY21) if Nomura’s forecasts are to be believed. The foreign research and brokerage house expects the Indian economy – as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) – to grow at 9.9 per cent in 2021, eclipsing China (2021 GDP growth pegged at 9 per cent) and Singapore (at 7.5 per cent) during this period. READ MORE

FDI equity inflows into India cross $500 billion milestone

The key sectors which attracted most FDI inflows include services segment, computer software and hardware, telecommunications, trading, construction development, automobile, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.. READ MORE

Creative ways companies are embracing the circular economy

It’s an approach based on “designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems,” in the words of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The idea is gaining momentum and truly hitting the mainstream as a growing number of household-name brands adopt circular methods and develop products with circularity built in. READ MORE