Agriculture Ministry ties up with Jio, ITC, NCDEX to develop agritech

Cisco, Ninjacart too to build solutions The Agriculture Ministry signed agreements on Tuesday with Reliance’s Jio Platforms, ITC, Cisco, NCDEX e-Markets and Ninjacart to develop agritech solutions using its National Farmers Database which includes information of 5.5 crore farmers. Microsoft, Amazon and Patanjali are among the companies that signed agreements for similar pilot projects earlier […]

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Panel urges more support for exporters

Parliamentary committee frowns on RoDTEP delay, outlay; moots local manufacture of containers A Parliamentary panel has asked the Commerce and Industry Ministry to seek more funds from the Finance Ministry for the new tax refunds scheme for exporters — the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) — after expressing its displeasure at […]

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‘Bharti’s rights issue to help fuel growth’

Mittal sees scope to accelerate investments in roll-out of 5G services, fibre and data centre business Bharti Airtel’s plan to raise up to ₹21,000 crore through a rights issue will give the company the fuel to shift to a higher gear and tap large opportunities by accelerating investments in the roll-out of 5G services, fibre, […]

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Piyush Goyal terms Indian industry anti-national, raises eyebrows

Union Minister targets Tata group; videos of his address to CII annual meet blocked. An unprovoked 19-minute tirade from Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on August 12, asserting that Indian industry’s business practices went against national interests, has left India Inc CEOs baffled, with Mr. Goyal repeatedly singling out the 153-year old Tata group […]

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When expectation does not match reality

The policy schedule sets out clauses Many disappointments with insurance policies are a result of expectation and reality. But here’s the thing. All the clauses, the ifs and buts, in your policy are available for you to read before you buy. You just have to ask your agent for a policy schedule and see what […]

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UST to hire over 10,000 techies in 2021

2,000 freshers to be recruited, majority will be from India. UST, a digital transformation solutions firm, on August 3 said it has plans to hire over 10,000 new employees across the globe in calender 2021. The California-based company will recruit over 10,000 techies with proficiencies and skills in digital transformation, cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure, Java, data […]

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Morepen Labs begins trial production of Sputnik V

Drugmaker, Russian sovereign fund RDIF inked pact in June, tech transfer underway Drugmaker Morepen Laboratories has started producing test batches of Sputnik V, the Russian vaccine against COVID-19, at its facility in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh. The first batch will be shipped to Gamaleya Center, the vaccine developer, for quality control, said the Russian Direct Investment […]

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