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India inks landmark cross border pact; more Saarc nations to join

Jun 15, 2015

India inks landmark cross border pact; more Saarc nations to join

India on Monday achieved a milestone with the signing of a motor vehicles pact with Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh enabling seamless transit of passenger, cargo and vehicles with the first stage of the $8 billion road connectivity project set to begin in October. #World #India #Asian Development Bank #NewsTracker #Nitin Gadkari #Myanmar #Bhutan #Asean #SAARC
India steadily built up its currency reserves, says Rajan

May 22, 2015

India steadily built up its currency reserves, says Rajan

Rajan also said that the World Bank and Asian Development bank should be ready to bring in long-term risk capital for infrastructure projects in emerging markets. #Economy #RBI #Asian Development Bank #World Bank #TheySaidIt #Raghuram Rajan
India eyes $1.1 bn solar loan from German bank KFW

May 12, 2015

India eyes $1.1 bn solar loan from German bank KFW

KFW has already offered India a loan of about 1.38 billion ($1.55 billion) to help build a "green corridor" of power lines through nine states, and Modi's visit last month to Germany helped advance talks on the rooftop plans, said Upendra Tripathy, secretary in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. #India #Asian Development Bank #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Germany #Solar energy #Renewable energy #KfW
RBI mulls letting firms raise rupee debt offshore

Apr 07, 2015

RBI mulls letting firms raise rupee debt offshore

Foreign institutions have been looking to buy high-yielding Indian debt in recent quarters, as they reached the limits of their onshore investment allocation for government bonds. #Economy #RBI #Asian Development Bank #World Bank #NewsTracker #International Finance Corp
Sensex falls for fifth day, down 30 points at over nine-week low

Mar 24, 2015

Sensex falls for fifth day, down 30 points at over nine-week low

Traders said volatility was mainly due to rolling over of positions in the futures and options segment from the near month March to April series. March derivative contracts will expire on Thursday. #Sensex #Bharti Airtel #wipro #Sun Pharma #HDFC #BSE #RIL #MarketClose #Foreign Portfolio Investors #Dr Reddy's Lab #Domestic institutional investors #Asian Development Bank's
How Jairam Ramesh's Luddite ban on Bt Brinjal has set us back several years

Feb 17, 2015

How Jairam Ramesh's Luddite ban on Bt Brinjal has set us back several years

It is reasonable to be cautious with the introduction of genetically-modified crops. But risks have to be weighed against benefits. Jairam Ramesh's indefinite moratorium on GM brinjal tilts the balance significantly against scientific progress. #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #Asian Development Bank #Jairam Ramesh #InMyOpinion #Food security #BT Brinjal #green revolution #Swadeshi Jagran Manch #Mahyco Monsanto #Bharatiya Kisan Sangh #Genetic Engineering Approvals Committee
Yes Bank to issue green bonds worth Rs 500 cr for clean energy projects

Feb 16, 2015

Yes Bank to issue green bonds worth Rs 500 cr for clean energy projects

The bond will have a tenor of 10 years, it said in a statement, adding the issue has already been launched. #Economy #Asian Development Bank #Solar power #Yes Bank #CompanyWatch #Wind power #Green energy
TAPI project: Why Dharmendra Pradhans Pakistan visit will end up as mere talk shop

Feb 08, 2015

TAPI project: Why Dharmendra Pradhans Pakistan visit will end up as mere talk shop

The four partner countries have made some progress, albeit at a glacial pace, on the $10 billion nearly 1,800-km-long proposed pipeline project that aims to export up to 33 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas per year and integrate economies of the four partnering nations. #Economy #India #Manmohan Singh #UPA #Pakistan #crude oil #Asian Development Bank #Afghanistan #ConnectTheDots #GAIL #Turkmenistan #Dharmendra Pradhan #TAPI project
Panagariya 'honoured' to be part of NITI Aayog, looks forward to work with PM Modi

Jan 06, 2015

Panagariya 'honoured' to be part of NITI Aayog, looks forward to work with PM Modi

The 62-year-old professor said he expects to continue to engage with Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs "when such opportunities arise" and will resume his work at the School when his assignment is completed. #Economy #Asian Development Bank #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Planning Commission #Arvind Panagariya #Niti Aayog