• Posted On Wednesday, December 30, 2009

    The Automotive Mission Plan launched by the Government of India in 2007 aims to make India a global hub for automobile manufacturing by 2016 December 17, 2009, New Delhi: The Government of India (GoI) is gearing up to make India a global hub for automobile manufacturing. Towards this end, GoI said that the auto sector will generate revenues worth US$145 billion and provide additional employment to....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, December 23, 2009

    The Consultative Committee meeting gives an opportunity to the Ministry of Heavy Industries to get vital suggestions from the members of the Parliament regarding various schemes of the Ministry December 4, 2009, New Delhi: The first meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises was held under the chairmanship of Shri Vilasrao Deshmuk....

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  • Posted On Monday, November 30, 2009

    November 26, 2009, New Delhi: The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has submitted a proposal for modernisation of vehicle fleet, with a view to give impetus to the growth of the automotive sector as well as bring down environmental pollution, improve road safety etc. The scheme is aimed at providing incentives to the vehicle owners on purchasing new vehicles. A group of officers u....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    The first ever club website in India devoted exclusively to vintage and classic automobiles was launched on Saturday, November 7, 2009 by the Heritage Motoring Club of India New Delhi, November 9, 2009:- The first ever club website in India devoted exclusively to vintage and classic automobiles (www.hmci.org) was launched on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 12 noon by the Heritage Motoring Club of I....

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  • Posted On Friday, October 09, 2009

    October 05, 2009, New Delhi: On October 5, 2009, Shri Anand Sharma, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, inaugurated a National Seminar on Industrial Productivity for Inclusive Growth. On the occasion, he said that the Government of India (GoI) is committed to building infrastructure that will support robust industrial growth and reduce costs. He added that the investment in infrastructure has....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, October 06, 2009

    October 01, 2009, New Delhi: On October 1, 2009, the Union Cabinet approved modifications in the existing Mega Power Policy. This would encourage setting up of mega power plants to take advantage of economies of scale and improve their viability. It will simplify the procedures for the grant of mega certificates and encourage capacity addition. It will also encourage technology transfer and indige....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    Sept 10, 2009, New Delhi: At present, the power sector in India offers immense opportunities for business to all the stakeholders. This was the message conveyed by Bharatsinh Solanki, the Minister of State for Power, in his inaugural address at India Electricity 2009 held in New Delhi on September 9, 2009. Mr Solanki further said, to fulfil its power requirement of 315-335 gigawatt (GW) by 201....

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  • Posted On Friday, September 04, 2009

    Sept 1, 2009, New Delhi: The quick results of 4th All India Census of MSMEs (2006-07) have become available now. The results reveal that there were a total number of 2.61 crore MSMEs in 2006-07 as against the current projected figure of 1.3 crore. This includes 0.15 crore registered units and 2.46 crore unregistered units. Of the total number of such units, 28% are in manufacturing and 72% in serv....

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  • Posted On Friday, August 14, 2009

    Aug 7, 2009, Mumbai: Sajjan Jindal, the President of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), has welcomed the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between India and Korea. Mr Jindal has termed it as a landmark achievement of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, since the FTA was due for long. The ASSOCHAM Chief hoped that the FTA between India and Korea w....

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  • Posted On Saturday, August 08, 2009

    Aug 5, 2009, Mumbai: Elfab, a leading manufacturer of rupture discs, has been awarded ATEX approval for Test-Tel, its rupture disc installation aid. Test-Tel has been designed to ensure correct disc installation, as well as proper fitting of Flo-Tel+, the industrys leading ATEX-approved detection system. Test-Tel is a low-cost portable tool that can eliminate the risk of poorly fitted rupture d....

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  • Posted On Monday, July 20, 2009

    July 7, 2009, New Delhi: The Union Power Ministry has decided to amend Section 11 of the Electricity Act 2003 to allow independent power producers to sell off power to consumers oftheir choice through an open access system. According to the Power Minister, Sushilkumar Shinde, following this amendment, the current intervention of the states can be done away with. Inaugurating the ASSOCHAM-organi....

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  • Posted On Thursday, July 16, 2009

    Union Power Minister to assess private sectors contribution to the capacity addition programme July 7, 2009, New Delhi: Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will hold separate meetings with manufacturers and independent developers to give impetus to the ongoing capacity addition programme. The meeting with independent power producers is scheduled to be held in New Delhi on July 14, 2009. ....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    June 10, 2009, New Delhi: The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, A Raja disclosed here that his Ministry would shortly set up a task force that will include IT Telecom experts from ASSOCHAM, NASSCOM and senior government officials. The main aim of the task force would be to assess the cost effectiveness of various telecom devices and services so that India can emerge a....

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