The number of LPG connections in Uttar Pradesh has risen to 2.88 crore from 1.14 crore after the launch of the PM Ujjwala Yojana, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday. The minister was speaking at a function to distribute letters of intent to LPG distributors here on Sunday. Before the current NDA government came to power, availing an LPG connection was a difficult job, Pradhan stated. At present, there are 25 LPG bottling plants in UP, and 4-5 new bottling plants are being installed.
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday hinted that automobile industry could continue exports of petrol and diesel cars even as government will go ahead with its plan to transition India to all-electric mobility by 2030. He told reporters on the sidelines of Indian School of Business Leadership Summit here that the government is not against automobile industry.
Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday that the government is concerned about vehicular pollution and asked the automobile industry to venture into electric vehicles segment. Gadkari was in Hyderabad to participate in ISB Leadership Summit organised by the Indian School of Business. You venture into public transportation using electricity, Gadkari said replying to query on the government's plan to make the country an all electric car market by 2030.
Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez took a fantastic win at the Aragon Grand Prix, consolidating his lead for the world MotoGP championship. Making a remarkable comeback to Aragon, Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi finished fifth, behind teammate Maverick Vinales. Having won the Aragon GP, Marquez has now extended his lead for the title by 16 points ahead of Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso. After a crash in qualifying pushed him to fifth, Marquez's chances of winning the Aragon GP seemed to have trimmed down.
The company in a BSE filing gave the information of sale of its auto e-commerce unit. Media house NDTV on Sunday said its shareholders have approved sale of its automobile e-commerce firm Fifth Gear Ventures Limited to Autobyte Private Limited.
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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has invited applications from consulting firms to provide advice in the implementation of its 'eGCA' project. The E-Governance for Civil Aviation (eGCA) project envisages online service delivery, automation of systems and processes at the back-end and implementation of required IT infrastructure and service delivery framework. DGCA invites EOIs from reputed consulting agencies to provide consultancy services required to execute the e-Governance for Civil Aviation (eGCA) Project, said a notice issued by the aviation regulator last week.
With Amazon Prime as its biggest hit during the Great Indian Festival sale, the company sold four times as many subscriptions this time as compared to last year. During the first two days of the sale, which kicked off on Thursday, the company said one in three products sold by it were to Prime members. In terms of Amazon's overall performance during its latest sale, the company said it sold two and a half times as many smartphones this year when compared to last year.
Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said that 95 mobile manufacturing companies have set up their plants under the new government. Today 95 mobile manufacturing factories have come in India and India is becoming a big hub of electronics and mobile manufacturing. They are IITians, they left their jobs in America and come back to India, Prasad said. The minister said that the system can be used to check adjournments being given by district courts.
After mobile handsets, the government has set its sights on the manufacturing of telecom equipment in India. The government says such manufacture is important from the point of view of its 'Make in India' project but also due to security concerns. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has issued a consultation paper on promoting local manufacturing of equipment. Between 2012 and 2016, it says, import of telecom equipment rose 16.3 per cent annually, while export declined at nearly 18 per cent a year.
Budget carrier IndiGo has grounded one more Airbus A320 neo plane after it was forced to return to Bhubaneswar following high engine vibrations experienced by the aircraft on the way to Bengaluru. Last week, a senior official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had said that as many as six A320 neo planes of IndiGo were on ground and awaiting engine replacement.
Transport for London (TfL) had announced last week that it would not be renewing Uber's licence after it expires on September 30 over safety concerns. More than 625,000 people have since signed a Save Your Uber in London petition calling on the mayor of London Sadiq Khan to reverse the decision as the company prepares to appeal against the decision. The report quoted a source close to TfL as saying that the statement could lead the way for talks with Uber on a possible solution.
E-commerce major Amazon said on Sunday that its ongoing festive sales have been the biggest till date, driven by strong growth in segments like smartphones, large appliances and fashion. Amazon's four-day festive sale, which commenced on 21 September, clashed with those by rivals Flipkart and Paytm. We have seen 2.5x growth in smartphone sales, 4x increase in large appliances and 7x in fashion sales. This is our biggest ever sale, Amazon India vice president-category management Manish Tiwary told PTI.
E-commerce major Amazon on Sunday said its ongoing festive sales have been the biggest till date, driven by strong growth in segments like smartphones, large appliances and fashion. Amazon's four-day festive sale, which commenced on September 21, clashed with those by rivals Flipkart and Paytm. We have seen 2.5X growth in smartphone sales, 4X increase in large appliances and 7X in fashion sales. This is our biggest ever sale, Amazon India vice president-category management Manish Tiwary told PTI.
Pakistan 's attempt to malign India for alleged atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir backfired when its envoy showed a fake image of a pellet gun victim in the UN General Assembly. Only, it later emerged, that the so-called pellet gun victim was a 17-year-old Gazan woman named Rawya abu Jom, who had been injured by shrapnel during an airstrike by Israeli forces. Ergo, the victim had no connection whatsoever with India or the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (Taipa) has also urged other states to take a leaf out of the Odisha's policy and bring down hefty charges for setting up of mobile towers. The Odisha tower policy is one of the most comprehensive tower policies across the nation. In Maharashtra, Punjab and union territories, charges for installing mobile towers range between Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh besides rent.
Industry chamber CII on Sunday said that in view of certain pending issues, the deadline for filing Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns should be further extended by up to a couple of months. CII has now requested for further extension to resolve certain system issues, it said. Technical issues again earlier this month forced the government to extend the deadline for filing the GST sales return - GSTR-1 - for another five days till September 10.
Ford Smart Mobility LLC has been formed to design, build, grow and invest in emerging mobility services. US auto major Ford Motor Co is looking to tap opportunities in India for its smart mobility services with the governments push for smart cities providing a good platform, a top company official said. The company's arm Ford Smart Mobility LLC will initiate a pilot project of its smart shuttle services involving its employees in Chennai by the end of this year.
Earlier this year, Reliance Jio had lodged a complaint with the CCI alleging that the three cellular operators had colluded with each other to prevent it from building its customer base. Reliance Jio had also questioned the Bombay High Court's jurisdiction and said that the case must be heard by the Delhi High Court since the CCI order was passed in Delhi.