Feb 5, 2018 - Jaitley's 'words' on cryptocurrency in budget misinterpreted: IAMAI panel

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Budget 2018 'positive' for power sector though fails to address safeguard duties on solar panels

Although there has not been enough for the power sector in terms of what was proposed and what the Union Finance Minister has actually offered in the Budget 2018, the industry has taken it positively. The general perception is the thrust towards ensuring electricity access to all rural households, under Saubhagya and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna, is likely to provide a boost to energy demand, apart from improving the quality of life for rural households.

Further, the mechanism proposed to buy surplus solar energy from solar pumps by the distribution utilities as well as push for deployment of solar energy under smart city programme would facilitate solar capacity addition, given the improved tariff competitiveness of solar energy.

However, the uncertainty over imposition of duties, import duty / safeguard duty / anti-dumping duty including timelines and quantum thereof continues for the solar energy sector. Read More

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk was responding to an open letter from Arianna Huffington accusing him of ‘demonstrating a wildly outdated, anti-scientific and horribly inefficient way of using human energy’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