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Only 41% of EVs FAME II scheme target achievedRediff.com1 days ago
As the government plans no further extension of the scheme beyond FY24, the task is to achieve the unfinished target of subsidising 914,707 EVs.
South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang plans to enter Indian marketRediff.com29 May 2023
South Korean e-commerce giant, Coupang, is planning to enter the Indian market. The SoftBank-backed start-up has initiated dialogues with the Indian government to enter one of the world's largest e-commerce markets, government officials told Business Standard. "We have received an application from the South Korean government, in which Coupang has expressed interest in entering India," said officials, adding that "dialogues with the Coupang delegation are likely to start next month".
Lithium reserves found in Jammu and Kashmir put on bidding blockRediff.com3 May 2023
The central government is expected to complete the auction of the 5.9-million tonne (mt) lithium reserves discovered in the Reasi district of the northern Union Territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) by the end of this calendar year, Union Mines Secretary Vivek Bharadwaj said on the sidelines of the launch of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) report on 'New-Age Energy Minerals' on Tuesday. "Auction will be over by the end of this year," said Bharadwaj, adding, "We have already recommended a transaction advisor to the J&K government for the auction of lithium reserves." However, the exact timeline for an auction will be decided by J&K authorities, Union mines minister Pralhad Joshi said in Parliament last month.
'Aim to make FAME scheme more transparent'Rediff.com14 Apr 2023
'The aim is also to probe how the ministry and testing agencies made negligence in examining these OEMs, so that such negligence is avoided in the future.'
Green mobility: CNG vehicle sales are up 82% in 5 yrsRediff.com10 Apr 2023
Amid a shift in mobility trends and people increasingly opting for less polluting energy sources, sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles increased more than 82 per cent in the past five years. A total of 729,902 CNG vehicles were sold in 2022-23 against 400,825 in 2017-18, according to VAHAN Dashboard. Though the increase in sales of CNG-powered vehicles has been significant, their share in overall vehicle sales remains minuscule as is the case with EVs.
'I am not the target, my leader KCR is'Rediff.com23 Mar 2023
'He is exposing the failings of the BJP, which is rankling the party.'
EV dealers find that without FAME there's no fortuneRediff.com17 Mar 2023
Subsidies have been stopped for several manufacturers that are under investigation for alleged violations of local-sourcing rules.
India Lost 30 Tigers In 2 MonthsRediff.com1 Mar 2023
This is the highest number of tiger deaths in three years.
EV makers seek extension of FAME II subsidies in BudgetRediff.com21 Jan 2023
as the FAME II deadline of March 31, 2024, nears, EV manufacturers are worried about their investments and future plans.
Unit sales power Ola Electric to profitabilityRediff.com19 Jan 2023
'Through volume numbers and unit sales one can see, we are not making a loss'
Not just EVs, new technologies a big draw at this year's auto expoRediff.com16 Jan 2023
Innovation ranging from exterior designs of vehicles to EV charger locks grabbed eyeballs at the expo
Big electric two-wheeler makers won't plug into motor showRediff.com11 Jan 2023
Even as India overtakes Japan in automotive sales in 2022, moving to third place for the first time, oddly enough the country's biggest motor show is going to see some big hitters give it a clear miss. Some prominent automotive brands have cited high event costs, negligible returns on investment, poor event management, and unfavourable location as reasons for their reluctance to participate. Major pure-play electric two-wheelers, too, are riding past this year's edition of the Auto Expo.
Joshimath Tourism Industry Stares At Sinking FortunesRediff.com11 Jan 2023
The tourism industry plays a vital role in the town, accounting for 70 per cent of its economy, according to experts.
Why India's airlines are plagued by glitchesRediff.com15 Aug 2022
The recent spate of technical glitches in aircraft has prompted the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to issue an order on July 18, making aircraft maintenance engineers (AMEs) with category B1/B2 licences the final authorities in certifying planes. This has put the spotlight on the availability of such personnel. According to the order, airlines were resorting to frequent one-off authorisation by the Category A certifying staff at transit stations, which is not in line with existing regulatory provisions.
How BJP hopes to gain by taking Kuldeep Bishnoi into its foldRediff.com10 Aug 2022
According to experts, Bishnoi had been sulking since the Congress ignored him for the post of its Haryana unit chief during a revamp earlier this year.
Buzzing Manesar hub goes silent in powerless summerRediff.com16 May 2022
The intensity of power crisis this season has hit a new high with average coal stock dipping to less than eight days. The first of a pan-Indian series, based on a ground report, shows how the Manesar industrial hub is coping with the challenge. As the scorching heat wave and the lengthy power cuts intensify in Haryana, the usually bustling labour chowk of the Industrial Model Township (IMT) of Manesar wears a deserted look.
How AAP aims to recreate Punjab magic in HaryanaRediff.com18 Apr 2022
AAP is working on its new strategy to build a strong organisational set-up with leaders from all sections of society, reports Nitin Kumar.
Why UP's Youth Are Unhappy With BJPRediff.com4 Mar 2022
'I have been trying for the past five years to get a government job.'
'They robbed us of thousands of acres'Rediff.com2 Mar 2022
'The government is just laying foundation stones everywhere.' 'It has hardly inaugurated anything.'
After Ayodhya and Kashi, BJP eyes Mathura for electoral gainRediff.com27 Feb 2022
A magnificent Krishna Janambhoomi temple in Mathura was a recurrent theme for the ruling BJP in the run-up to the assembly polls, reports Nitin Kumar.