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New research study: Smart cities and sustainable transport (1st edition)

New research study: Smart cities and sustainable transport  (1st edition)

Feb 4, 2015

In his budget speech, Union Finance Minister Arjun Jaitley said that “unless new cities are developed to accommodate the burgeoning number of people, the existing cities wouldsoon become unliveable.” Modi wants to build over a 100 smart cities to deal with the rapidly increasing urbanisation, traffic congestion and decreasing quality of people’s lives and the...

Indian Railways going green

Indian Railways going green

Aug 5, 2014

The IROAL has proposed a solar energy project to meet the internal needs of Indian Railways. It is expected that this project would be underway in a few months. Opting for alternate sources of energy is an excellent option. Would the new government be able to properly implement the project? The questions remain. After the Delhi Metro opting for...

June: A Mixed Month for Sales

June: A Mixed Month for Sales

Jul 30, 2014

A month that falls in the middle of summer, June is often a month that retailers and industries are concerned with. This is largely because of its importance in terms of sales – like December, a lot of money changes hands in the month of June, and it is a month where businesses, particularly car manufacturers, are hopeful of making significant strides to...

The challenges faced by the new government: Carbon emission

The challenges faced by the new government: Carbon emission

Jul 23, 2014

Sustainable development is the need of the hour in present times. What is the emphasis given by the new government in India to environmental changes? What are the potential challenges faced by the country? Will the proposed measures have any impact? The questions remain. Statistics revealed by the Global Carbon Project state that India happens to be among the...

Road accidents eating into India’s GDP

Road accidents eating into India’s GDP

Jun 17, 2014

The decade, 2011–2020, has been proclaimed as the ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’ by governments world over. An unacceptably high number of people are involved in traffic accidents every day. These road traffic accidents take a toll on the economies as well. The World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) report has revealed that nearly 1.24 million people die every...

Despite domestic slump, Bajaj Auto records highest-ever export volume

Despite domestic slump, Bajaj Auto records highest-ever export volume

Mar 18, 2014

Despite domestic sales falling by 24 per cent in the 2013-14 Fiscal Year, Indian automobile giant, Bajaj Auto, increased its volume of exports during the same period. Although the volume of domestic sales has slumped on a year-on-year basis, Bajaj has managed to ease the impact of losses by raising its export margins. The company’s highest-ever export...