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Proposed safeguard duty on solar cells to increase tariffs to Rs 3.30/unit from lowest bid tariffs of Rs 2.44/unit
Around 3000 MW - 4000 MW of projects auctioned in 2017 to be impacted negatively.

Indian government's proposal to impose a 70% safeguard duty on solar cells and modules from China and Malaysia is likely to increase power tariffs to Rs 3.30 per kWh, an increase of 35% from the lowest bid value of Rs 2.44/kWh. The increase will have a negative impact on power producers who have signed low cost power purchase agreements and may further stall under-construction projects for which all the required solar panels were not imported. Experts believe around 3000 MW to 4000 MW of new capacity, auctioned in 2017 will be impacted due to the proposed safeguard duty as solar cells and modules account for 60% of the total project cost. Read More

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WhatsApp CEO Chris Daniels to meet IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad; spread of fake news, digital payments on agenda

With the government hardening its stand on fake and provocative content circulated on WhatsApp, top officials from the instant messaging app including chief executive officer (CEO) Chris Daniels have sought time from IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and the meeting is expected this week.

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Bitcoin investment scam: BitConnect promoter held

Divyesh Darji, who was India head of BitConnect, was arrested after he arrived in the national capital from Dubai

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Use social media with caution, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan urges people

Vijayan said sending erroneous messages over the Internet will only cripple rescue operations at a time when agencies are fighting against all odds to save the “last person stranded” in the flood-ravaged state.

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Kickstarter’s focus is on engaging with creative people: Perry Chen

Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen on the intersections of arts and technology

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Elon Musk says changing his way of working is not an option

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was responding to an open letter from Arianna Huffington accusing him of ‘demonstrating a wildly outdated, anti-scientific and horribly inefficient way of using human energy’

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Your friendly neighbourhood postman is about to become a banker

The government is planning to launch IPPB at a grand function in Delhis Talkatora stadium on August 21.

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US tech giants plan to fight India's data localisation plans

U.S trade groups, representing companies such as Amazon, American Express and Microsoft, have opposed India's push to store data locally.

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