The Govt. forms panel to upgrade norms for GDP. The government has set up a 13-member committee to upgrade the norms for computation of economic data at states and districts level in the backdrop of plans to revise the base year for National Accounts or GDP. This Committee will be headed by Ravindra H Dholakia, a retired professor of IIM AhmedabadRead More
Day: July 4, 2018
CCI provides approval for merging of Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers. Bharti Airtel-owned telecom tower company Bharti Infratel Limited got an approval from the Competition Commission of India to merge with Indus Towers Limited. As per the deal, Bharti Infratel will offer 1,565 shares for every one share of Indus Towers. Indus Towers Ltd is the largest tower company in India with around 27 per cent market shareRead More
The successful launch of SES-12, new mega satellite recently, would help support India’s growing direct-to-home TV market, as more and more consumers in rural India embrace the medium. SES-12s high throughput capacity over South Asia and India will help to fast-track Digital India, and financial inclusion initiatives. The satellite will be able to help accelerate the country’s push towards a Digital India.Read More
The Rajasthan government has launched a scheme to provide milk thrice a week to 62 lakh students in government schools and madrassas. While students till Class 5 will get 150 ml, students in Class 6-8 will get 200 ml. This scheme was launched by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during the launch of Annapurna Dudh Yojana, in Jaipur.Read More
Union minister of chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar announced that India’s first e-waste recycling unit will come up in Bengaluru. Bengaluru is also the third in terms of e-waste generation in the country. While India produces 18.5 lakh metric tonnes of electronic waste annually, a whopping 92,000 metric tonnes comes from Bengaluru. Computers form 70% of the total e-waste and telecommunication equipment constitutes 12%.Read More
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