World Bank interested in financing solar projects in India

Tuesday, December 24, 2013: The National Solar Mission is all set to enter the next phase. Impressed by the first phase of the mission, the World Bank has launched consultations with the ministries of finance and new and renewable energy showing interest in financing solar projects that fall under phase II of the National Solar [...]


Despite economic pressures, ISA bullish about growth of Indian ESDM industry

Sunday, 11 November 2012: The report indicates that the Indian ESDM Industry is on a growth trajectory of 9.9 per cent CAGR — from USD 64.6 billion in 2011 to a forecasted USD 94.2 billion in 2015. The global economic pressures are increasingly becoming a cause of concern for the Indian electronics industry, but the [...]


First 10,000 customers to get solar rooftop subsidy in Tamil Nadu

Friday, October 25, 2013: In order to promote domestic electricity capacity, the Tamil Nadu government is offering a capital subsidy of Rs 20,000 for every 1 kW solar rooftop system. This was promised by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa back in April. According to the renewable energy development arm of the State Government, Tamilnadu Energy Development [...]

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Madhya Pradesh to add 1200 MW solar power generation capacity

Friday, October 25, 2013: The state of Madhya Pradesh will reportedly be adding an additional solar power generation capacity of 1,200 MW. This will be added to its existing 202 MW of solar power by June 2015. S R Mohanty, principal secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh, shared at an Gujarat Chambers of Commerce and Industry [...]


Exide battery witnesses dip in profit

Friday, October 25, 2013: Battery maker, Exide is seething under the subdued demand for both automobile and industrial batteries, which has taken a toll on its revenue and profits. The company has reported a dip of 1.30 per cent in net profit for the second quarter that ended on 30 September at Rs 1186.3 million [...]

Amar Babu RK will be the next president of MAIT

Friday, October 25, 2013: Amar Babu RK, who is the managing director of Lenovo India will reportedly be the president of MAIT (Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology). At present, Babu is the vice president of the industry body. He will be replacing JV Ramamurthy, president and COO, HCL Infosystems. Ramamurthy’s term ends this month and [...]


Batch I guidelines for phase II of India’s national solar mission now approved

Saturday, October 19, 2013: A draft proposal was submitted earlier seeking permission to change the payment of the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) assistance. The proposal has now been approved. The first batch of guidelines for the most ambitious solar mission, Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase II have been approved. When the guidelines for [...]

Israel help desk at DeitY

Thursday, October 17, 2013: Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY), Government of India has created a Israel Help Desk with the mandate to (i) expedite & facilitate the proposals of investment from Israeli Companies, (ii) facilitate interactions with other agencies of Government of India and (iii) facilitate interactions with State Governments. The Israel help desk comprises [...]

Pilot plant for Nanomaterials at C-MET

Thursday, October 17, 2013: J Satyanarayana, Secretary, DeitY inaugurated a pilot plant for the preparation of Nanopowders for electronics and catalytic applications at C-MET’s campus at Athani, thrissur, Kerala on April 30, 2013, in presence of Dr. D. P. Amalnerkar, Executive Director, C-MET, Dr. K. R. Dayas, Director, C-MET, Thrissur and Dr. V. Kumar, Scientist, [...]

Govt finalises procedure for implementation of PMA in procurement through DGS&D

Wednesday, October 16, 2013: Taking a step further in the direction of implementing Preferential Market Access policy, the Department of Commerce, Government of India, has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Rita Teaotia, additional secretary, Department of Telecommunication for the implementation of the policy for providing preference to domestically manufactured electronic products in the [...]