AIIB Leads the Way with INR 2.5k Crore Funding for Mahindra-OTPP’s Green InvIT

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has emerged as a leading financier in a significant investment initiative for Mahindra OTTP’s Green Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT). The AIIB’s investment amounts to a substantial Rs 2,500 crore, marking a pivotal moment in the development of sustainable infrastructure within India. This investment is particularly focused on Mahindra Susten, […]

Rajasthan Transmission Project Now Under Tata Power’s Wing

Tata Power, one of India’s leading integrated power companies, has recently marked a significant milestone in the renewable energy sector by securing the Bikaner-III Neemrana-II Transmission Project in Rajasthan. This achievement follows their successful bid in the Tariff-Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) process, as outlined by the guidelines of the Union Ministry of Power. The project, […]

RBI Greenlights ICICI Pru Mutual Fund’s Stake Acquisition in Three Banks

In a significant move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted approval to ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited (ICICI Pru AMC) and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited (I-PruLife) to acquire stakes in three private sector banks: Federal Bank, RBL Bank, and IDFC FIRST Bank. The regulatory nod allows these entities to acquire […]

Government Plans to Sell FCI Rice Under New ‘Bharat’ Brand

In response to the escalating food inflation in India, the government is considering introducing ‘Bharat Rice’ under the Food Corporation of India (FCI) at a discounted rate. This initiative follows the successful implementation of discounted prices for ‘Bharat atta’ (wheat flour) and ‘Bharat dal’ (pulses). Key Points of the Initiative: Discounted Pricing: The proposed ‘Bharat […]

India-ASEAN Trade Agreement Set for Modernization Review in February

India and the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are set to commence crucial negotiations in February with the goal of modernizing their decade-and-a-half-old Free Trade Agreement (FTA). This move comes as part of a broader effort to address the significant trade imbalance currently existing between India and ASEAN countries. The ASEAN India Trade […]

India Predicted to Rise as Third-Largest Economy by 2032, CEBR Reports

According to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), India is on track to become the world’s third-largest economy by 2032, eventually emerging as the largest economic superpower by the end of the century. This forecast is part of the CEBR’s latest World Economic League Table report. The report highlights several factors contributing to […]

A New Era in India-UAE Relations: First Oil Transaction in Rupees

The historic transaction between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) involving the first-ever rupee payment for the purchase of crude oil represents a significant shift in international trade dynamics, particularly in the context of India’s economic strategies and global trade relations. Here’s a more detailed exploration of this event: Background and Context Bilateral Trade […]

Charging Ahead: Government Supercharges Local EV Industry

In recent years, the Indian government has taken significant steps to enhance the local manufacturing of electric vehicles (EVs) and to reduce the country’s dependence on imports. These initiatives aim to create a robust ecosystem for electric vehicles, contributing to environmental sustainability and economic growth. FAME India Phase II Scheme: Launched in April 2019 with […]