India is a leading exporter of rice, accounting for close to 25% of the...

India is a leading exporter of rice, accounting for close to 25% of the global rice trade. According to All India Rice Exporters Association (AIREA), India exported about 11.9 million tons of rice (basmati and non-basmati) in FY15, an increase of 9.4% from about 10.9 million tons during FY14.

India is estimated to have spent over $10 billion on the imports of edible...

According to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), India’s edible oil has a market size of 20.23 million metric tonnes (MT) in volume (annual consumption) and is valued at over INR 1 trillion. (June 2015 estimates). The national per capita consumption of edible oils and fats is 14 kg per annum, which is substantially lower than the world average of 20 kg per annum. While in developed countries the figure is 35 kg per annum. India’s per capita consumption is expected to increase in future and that too substantially. India is estimated to have spent over $10 billion on the imports of edible oil, making it the third-biggest import item after crude oil and gold.

Airtel updates Rs 349 plan; offers 1.5GB per day validity of 28 days

Airtel is offering 1.5GB per day data with unlimited local, STD calls and 3000 text message.However, Reliance Jio is still offering a validity of 70 days with unlimited calls and text messages. Airtel calls are capped at 250 minutes a day or 1000 minutes a week  beyond this  a levy of 10p per min for Airtel to Airtel calls and 30p per min for other network.The offer can be availed by using Airtel's application.

Logistics to get infrastructure status soon, says official

The logistics sector will soon get the infrastructure status, which would help the segment raise funds at competitive rates and boost external trade, a senior government official said. The proposal...

Coal dispatches to power sector rise 18% in October

Coal dispatches from state-run miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) to power sector improved by 18 per cent to 39.9 million tonnes in October, official data showed. The power ministry earlier...

India's mobile data traffic to grow over 50% (CAGR) between 2016 – 2021:Report

Mobile data traffic in the country is expected to grow the fastest globally at 15 times by 2021, according to a report. The country also grew the most in terms of net additions in mobile subscriptions during the March quarter at over 21 million, followed by Myanmar and Indonesia with 5 million net additions each and US and Pakistan with over 3 million net additions each, the Ericsson Mobility Report said. Between 2015 and 2021, the number of IoT connected devices is expected to grow 23 percent annually, of which cellular IoT is forecast to have the highest growth rate. Of the 28 billion total devices that will be connected by 2021, close to 16 billion will be IoT devices, the report said.

Virgin group, and Bharti Enterprise, OneWeb will be launching its satellites in 2018.

Companies racing to launch satellites to provide super fast internet. About 150 satellites weighing 120 kg each would be orbiting the earth taking turns in beaming internet down from the sky. Thus forming a network in space. With the first satellite scheduled for launch in 2018, Astrome is currently in talks with different segments of the markets to provide its internet service. However, “launching the satellite and testing it will be our top priority,” said Prasad HL Bhat, CTO, Astrome Technologies. “Once the network is operational, all  .. Asked about the feasibility of satellite internet, Dr. KT Alex, former Director of ISRO Satellite Centre Bangalore said, “The concept of providing internet from space is viable, however manufacturing satellites costs a lot of money. Once you have the money for investment it is possible”. The Indian firm is currently backed by IISC and other private investors, “We raise funds in stages as per our need,” Satak said, adding that they receive business mentoring from Cisco and Analog dev ..

In textile sector good news for India is that due to rising labour costs,...

For several years, India has enjoyed the position of being the second largest producer exporter of textiles in the world largest being China. The good news for India is that due to rising labour costs, China is gradually losing its competitive edge. Other factors contributing to the downfall of China’s textile exports include appreciating currency value, rising material & energy costs and a high focus on the domestic market. The decline in China’s market share in textiles provides an opportunity for India to excel in this sector.The Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme is anticipated to render a growth of 11.5 percent in cloth production, 15 percent in value exports and an additional employment of almost 15.81 million workers.

ICCPL, India’s Top Public Relation Firm Posts Growth of Over 35 percent in 2017

ICCPL has a major exposure in the sectors like real estate, education, automobile & retail. Started in 2011 by a young management graduate, Dushyant Sinha, the organisation today has...

Indian automobile industry can contribute over 12 per cent to the country's GDP ...

Currently, the automobile industry is contributing 7.1 per cent Indian automobile industry can contribute over 12 per cent to the country’s GDP and generate around 6.5 crore additional jobs over the next decade, a top Maruti Suzuki India official said today. “Our vision is that over the next decade, the Indian automobile sector must contribute in excess of 12 per cent of the country’s GDP. We (auto industry) want to create nearly 65 million additional jobs by 2026,” Maruti Suzuki India Managing Director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa today said at an event here.

Large vacuum to be addressed in air conditioner ownership, with only estimated around 5%...

After enjoying a huge market share in air-conditioning (AC) and refrigeration segment,Blue Star has now forayed into water purifier business, says B Thiagarajan, Joint MD of the company. Company will offer residential water purifiers for the first 6 months, and eventually enter commercial water purifier. Thiagarajan added that residential water purifier markets is worth Rs 4,200 crore and he aims for Blue Star to enjoy market share of 15 percent. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR), almost 8 million units of water purifier are sold every year, in which electric purifiers form 70 percent of the total unit.

Govt looking to cut stake in public sector banks to 52%, says Jaitley

Government looking to reduce its stake in State-run banks to 52 % to make them more professional and independent.Government owns over 59 per cent stake in SBI, 81.5 per cent in Central Bank of India, 76.5 per cent in IDBI Bank, 64.5 per cent in Canara Bank, 64.4 per cent in Bank of India, 61 per cent in Andhra Bank,60 per cent each in Allahabad Bank and Punjab National Bank, and 57.5 per cent in Bank of Baroda.