Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: FDI

Bommai govt hopes investors summit will restore some shine after Bengaluru’s rain & infra woes

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai says investment of Rs 5 lakh crore expected at Global Investors' Meet starting today. But are red tape, lack of quality of life denting 'brand Bengaluru'?

Why Ukraine crisis is an opportunity for India to become more attractive to investors

Democracy, foreign policy, internal stability, steps to reduce cost of doing business & commitment to cutting carbon emissions could all help India attract foreign investment.

Why Karnataka got record 45% of India’s total FDI in first half of this financial year

Karnataka could create history this fiscal by trumping Maharashtra, Gujarat & Delhi as India's No. 1 investment destination. It was in 2008-09 that a state last accounted for 45% of total FDI. 

Maharashtra signs 25 MoUs with companies of 6 countries at Dubai World Expo

Signed by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, MoUs come with proposed investment of nearly Rs. 15,260 crore and potential to generate direct employment for 10,851 people.

4-year moratorium, 100% FDI via automatic route: Cabinet approves major telecom reforms

Union minister Ashwini Vaishnav said 9 structural reforms were approved in the sector, adding these measures are expected to ease the cash flow issues being faced by some people.

Yahoo shut down news websites in India due to new FDI regulations

The company said Yahoo account, mail and search will continue to operate. The new laws limit foreign investment in digital media companies to 26%.

India considers allowing foreign direct investment in IPO-headed LIC

The Modi-led central government is looking at the LIC IPO, slated to be India’s largest ever, to help narrow its budget gap to 6.8% of GDP in the year through March 2022.

India is walking on one leg because 1991 reforms missed banking & finance

Restrictions on banking led to limited capacity for new entrepreneurs to have access to resources. It allowed the old elite to continue dominating. This order must be shaken up now.

$97 mn in 1991 to $82 bn in 2021 — how reforms made India a go-to destination for FDI

Average yearly FDI inflows were at $63 bn during Modi govt tenure beginning 2014, compared to average annual inflow of $30 bn during 10 yrs of UPA.

India fifth largest recipient of inflows in world with $64 billion FDI in 2020, says UN

The increase in FDI to 27% from $51 billion in 2019 was pushed up by acquisitions in the information and communication technology industry due to the pandemic, the UN report said.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.