Jyoti Mukul

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China's retreat from this other 'battle' is a boon for India

China's retreat from this other 'battle' is a boon for India

Rediff.com18 Jun 2020

While the Chinese dispute was with the EU, its decision to not pursue this will help the United States and India. Besides, this could help Indian exporters replace Chinese goods in the EU and the US.

Centre ups infra projects offering to Rs 111-trillion

Centre ups infra projects offering to Rs 111-trillion

Rediff.com30 Apr 2020

The infrastructure spending target for 2020-25 was revised because of additional and amended data provided by central ministries, state governments since the release of the summary NIP Report in December 2019 when it was pegged at Rs 100 trillion.

PSU telcos too hit with demand to pay AGR dues

PSU telcos too hit with demand to pay AGR dues

Rediff.com16 Feb 2020

Oil India and other PSUs had filed clarificatory /modificatory petition before the Supreme Court. These companies own and operate telecom networks though they do not provide telecom services.

BPCL stake sale: An acid test for Modi govt

BPCL stake sale: An acid test for Modi govt

Rediff.com26 Dec 2019

Though the NDA government had been trying to privatise 20 companies, a decision for which was taken in 2017, and included national carrier Air India, the investor community evinced little enthusiasm for any of them. Now, with an in-principle approval for privatisation of BPCL, CCI and SCI, the government has taken the plunge again.

Tata Power inks pact with Rockefeller Foundation to light up Bharat

Tata Power inks pact with Rockefeller Foundation to light up Bharat

Rediff.com5 Nov 2019

Tata Power will target 10,000 micro grids across India, for which it has formed a company, TP Renewable Microgrid.

Coming soon near you: Privately-run petrol pumps!

Coming soon near you: Privately-run petrol pumps!

Rediff.com24 Oct 2019

With the government reducing the net worth for new entities in fuel-marketing space to Rs 250 crore, the market is open for new players like Total, Adani, and Saudi Aramco -- and even supermarkets - to open fuel outlets.

Getting private funding will be an uphill task for Railways

Getting private funding will be an uphill task for Railways

Rediff.com26 Jul 2019

Though the Railways is yet to declare any five-year action plan, it is clear the government is not in a position to hand-hold it for any major expansion or upgrade. The issue, however, is how far the Railways can function within the PPP format. Recent history highlights some of the challenges.

Budget 2019: With subsidy bill rising, Sitharaman banks on oil price dip

Budget 2019: With subsidy bill rising, Sitharaman banks on oil price dip

Rediff.com6 Jul 2019

More than half of the total subsidy provisioning, amounting to 54 per cent, is going towards food subsidy, which is estimated at Rs 184,220 crore for 2019-20 - a 7.5 per cent increase over the revised estimates for 2018-19.

A peek into Modi's infrastructure blueprint

A peek into Modi's infrastructure blueprint

Rediff.com27 May 2019

Getting private sector back in a big way would be the topmost priority since the government has a limited fiscal headroom.

How real is BJP's promise to invest Rs 100 trn in infrastructure?

How real is BJP's promise to invest Rs 100 trn in infrastructure?

Rediff.com3 May 2019

Long-term funding was a requirement for infrastructure projects, and asset-liability mismatch in the banking system, impacts the access to finance for infrastructure projects. One of the key challenges would, however, be to get private sector back into investing.

Budget points to sharp hike in petroleum subsidy

Budget points to sharp hike in petroleum subsidy

Rediff.com2 Feb 2019

Petroleum subsidy that goes into providing cheap liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene for households is estimated to rise to Rs 37,478 crore in FY20 compared to Rs 24,833.18 crore in the Revised Estimates (RE) for FY19.

Is SoftBank founder's promise of free power feasible?

Is SoftBank founder's promise of free power feasible?

Rediff.com13 Nov 2018

Son's offer to supply free power after 25 years is based on the idea that the cost of running a solar plant would progressively decline while its efficiency would increase.

Mobility is the new driver for IT, digital tech

Mobility is the new driver for IT, digital tech

Rediff.com13 Sep 2018

The reason for digital and IT interventions increasingly being adopted is not just the change in ways commuters move but also the mode on which this transport moves, says Jyoti Mukul.

Smart meters soon for those living in Gurgaon, Kanpur, Lucknow

Smart meters soon for those living in Gurgaon, Kanpur, Lucknow

Rediff.com1 Aug 2018

While consumers will be paying a higher upfront cost for smart metering, the share in the efficiency gains could more than offset this higher spend

Why ICICI Bank chose Girish Chaturvedi as its chairman

Why ICICI Bank chose Girish Chaturvedi as its chairman

Rediff.com4 Jul 2018

The ICICI board is looking to the retired petroleum secretary to provide 'maturity and sagacity'.

The oil conundrum: How to bring down the prices?

The oil conundrum: How to bring down the prices?

Rediff.com28 May 2018

A realistic approach towards tax and stock taking is necessary, rather than the old narrative of bringing all petroleum products under GST and playing the blame-the-state game.

A Yojana way to 2nd term?

A Yojana way to 2nd term?

Rediff.com27 May 2018

Can welfare schemes truly transform from being flagship to flag-bearers for a government that is looking to get a second term in 2019?

The boss who nurtures

The boss who nurtures

Rediff.com22 May 2018

It is all about a C and C model -- of choices and consequences -- for women. Women make choices about their lives and for each of them there will be consequences, Shell India Lubricants MD Mansi Madan Tripathy tells Jyoti Mukul.

From defence to insurance, GE is banking on tech to boost growth

From defence to insurance, GE is banking on tech to boost growth

Rediff.com5 May 2018

Six months into his new role, Vishal Wanchoo, president and chief executive officer, GE, South Asia, speaks to Jyoti Mukul about how its horizontal business lines of additives and digital are playing across its verticals.

EVs may become popular by 2023 in India

EVs may become popular by 2023 in India

Rediff.com27 Feb 2018

Government needs to promote electrification and charge points and make sure India has stable power supply.

Pedal Delhi is here, but is India ready?

Pedal Delhi is here, but is India ready?

Rediff.com4 Nov 2017

The mass cycling event is all set to kick off on November 5, but looks like Indian roads, offices are not yet cycle-ready!

Watch out for this business star!

Watch out for this business star!

Rediff.com12 May 2017

'I have been managing people since I was very young. I really enjoy it.' 'For me, age is only a proxy for experience.'

'I have been able to convince GE to be more aggressive'

'I have been able to convince GE to be more aggressive'

Rediff.com24 Apr 2017

Over lunch with Jyoti Mukul, Banmali Agrawala, president and CEO, GE South Asia, discusses how GE is transforming itself into a digital industrial company.

17 Acts to be amended through Finance Bill

17 Acts to be amended through Finance Bill

Rediff.com23 Mar 2017

Govt to scrap 8 appellate tribunals; National Company Law Appellate Tribunal to take over Competition Appellate Tribunal's duties

Why defence manufacturing fights an uphill battle

Why defence manufacturing fights an uphill battle

Rediff.com28 Feb 2017

The defence sector is seeing renewed interest by Indian corporates, says Jyoti Mukul

L&T in French JV for missile system

L&T in French JV for missile system

Rediff.com14 Feb 2017

Tie-up with MBDA will have Indian partner as majority shareholder; first product likely in 2 years.

American furniture brand Ashley hopes to score a century in India

American furniture brand Ashley hopes to score a century in India

Rediff.com16 Jan 2017

Ashley Furniture Industries, which made a debut in India last month in Bengaluru, planning to open 100 stores in India over the next few years.

Indian Railways goes down new track to power growth

Indian Railways goes down new track to power growth

Rediff.com20 Sep 2016

It is willing to let go of its budgetary independence and restructure its companies in order to make itself more viable commercially and less important politically, says Jyoti Mukul.

Reliance's new movers and shakers

Reliance's new movers and shakers

Rediff.com5 Sep 2016

The old guard is still involved in broad corporate decision-making, but quite a few new business heads have started making their mark at the group

Consumers paying Rs 80-90 per LED bulb, not Rs 50 as claimed by PM

Consumers paying Rs 80-90 per LED bulb, not Rs 50 as claimed by PM

Rediff.com29 Aug 2016

The use of these bulbs is estimated to save 3,900 Mw of power, leading to an annual saving of Rs 7,990 crore

As India steps on gas for infra building, repairs are left out

As India steps on gas for infra building, repairs are left out

Rediff.com11 Aug 2016

Little attention is being paid to keep roads, bridges and flyovers in good shape

Trade advisory issued against Chinese firms

Trade advisory issued against Chinese firms

Rediff.com28 Jul 2016

India imported $62 billion of Chinese goods last year.

The big challenge of freeing up kerosene price

The big challenge of freeing up kerosene price

Rediff.com14 Jul 2016

The staggered increase in kerosene rate may not have the same impact of freeing up the fuel price as for diesel.

Monthly rise in kerosene price to turn around oil sector's fortunes

Monthly rise in kerosene price to turn around oil sector's fortunes

Rediff.com14 Jul 2016

Inclusive of the July hike of 25 paise, a monthly increase of similar amount would result in a saving of Rs 2.25 a litre for the current financial year alone.

Haryana's mission to become an investment hotspot

Haryana's mission to become an investment hotspot

Rediff.com7 Jul 2016

The state is trying hard to improve ease of doing business by several notches.

Green energy jobs: India ranks 5

Green energy jobs: India ranks 5

Rediff.com27 May 2016

China tops the list with 3.5 million, followed by Brazil with 918,000.

'Reforms more radical in past 12 months than in five years'

'Reforms more radical in past 12 months than in five years'

Rediff.com11 Apr 2016

Mayank Ashar, managing director and chief executive officer, Cair India, says the reform momentum should continue and the industry should do its part too.

Government adopts UPA's Aadhaar Bill

Government adopts UPA's Aadhaar Bill

Rediff.com7 Mar 2016

The Bill neither plans to make the Aadhar mandatory or limit its issuance to citizens.

Divestment department gets a fancy name 'Dipam' but wings clipped

Divestment department gets a fancy name 'Dipam' but wings clipped

Rediff.com2 Mar 2016

The guidelines for strategic disinvestment were issued on Monday itself when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2016-17.

Cheaper, faster way to Make in India

Cheaper, faster way to Make in India

Rediff.com24 Feb 2016

At present, less than one per cent of manufacturing GDP comes from automation in India.

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