Can't reach $5 tn economy without top class engineers: Amitabh Kant
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:12 PM
India cannot achieve $5-trillion-economy without producing top class engineers, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Saturday. Engineers build the country and top-class technology enables us to leapfrog, he said. Kant was congratulating the 30 recipients of the Ratti Chhatr scholarship, sponsored by Panasonic India. Kant added that by initiative such as these, the private sector is playing a role in building new India.
Local sourcing norms for FDI in single brand retail to be eased in few weeks: Piyush Goyal
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 8:33 AM
India will be easing mandatory local sourcing norms for FDI in single brand retail trading in the next few weeks, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said. "India has opened up opportunities for single-brand-retail and is easing some detrimental clauses of the policy in next-few-weeks which will help single brand retail come in a-bigger-way to the country," an official statement said quoting the minister.
Indian smartphone market expands 14.5 pc in 2018: IDC
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 9:06 PM
The smartphone market in India grew 14.5% in 2018 with shipment of 142.3 million units, as per research firm IDC. During the December quarter, smartphone shipment expanded 19.5 per cent year-on-year to 36.3 million units from 30.3 million units in the same period the previous year, driven primarily by multiple rounds of sales by e-tailers beyond the festive Diwali period lasting into December.