• Mon, Feb 19, 2018
  • Space for e-vehicle charging in railway stations

    Updated: Feb, 19, 201801:01 AM

    The Railways will provide space for electric vehicle charging stations at the parking lots of train stations to promote the use of green energy.
    Space for e-vehicle charging in railway stations
    To begin with, the parking lots at the New Delhi and Nizamuddin railway stations in the capital have been identified to set up e-vehicle (EV) charging spots and “necessary preparations” are underway, according to a senior Railway Ministry official.According to the plan, there will be five fast-charging DC points capable of charging 10 cars simultaneously at a dedicated place in the parking lots of the two railway stations. While an AC charger takes around six hours to charge an EV, the DC chargers are faster and take only around 40 minutes to an hour to fully charge a vehicle. According to the Railway Ministry official, the charging points at the two stations will be set up by BSES - Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL).The scope of work includes funding, procurement and construction, operation and maintenance of the electric charging station...
  • GST impact has been positive: Survey GST impact has been positive: Survey
    Updated: Feb, 19, 201812:57 AM

    The restaurant sector in Mumbai and Bengaluru feels the impact of GST has been largely positive, but lack of clarity on regulations remains a hurdle, notes a Grant Thorton survey, based on findings...

  • Suffered cyber hack via SWIFT system: City Union Bank CEO Suffered cyber hack via SWIFT system: City Union Bank CEO
    Updated: Feb, 19, 201812:29 AM

    City Union Bank (CUB) on Sunday said “cyber criminals” had hacked its systems and transferred nearly $2 million through three unauthorised remittances to lenders overseas via the SWIFT financial...

  • Virgin, Maharashtra sign hyperloop pact for Mumbai-Pune link Virgin, Maharashtra sign hyperloop pact for Mumbai-Pune link
    Updated: Feb, 19, 201812:24 AM

    The Virgin Group signed an “intent agreement” with Maharashtra to build a hyperloop transportation system between Mumbai and Pune, which aims to reduce the travel time between the two mega cities to...

  • Reliance Industries plans Rs 60,000-crore digital industrial area in Maharashtra Reliance Industries plans Rs 60,000-crore digital industrial area in Maharashtra
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201808:47 PM

    Mukesh Ambani said RIL has received overwhelming response from global technology companies to invest in this project.

  • PNB fraud: 200 shell firms, benami assets under Enforcement Directorate, I-T department scanner PNB fraud: 200 shell firms, benami assets under Enforcement Directorate, I-T department scanner
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201808:41 PM

    The ED today raided at least 45 premises, including jewellery showrooms and workshops, across the country.

  • Manaksia Coated plans Rs 175 crore capex by 2020 Manaksia Coated plans Rs 175 crore capex by 2020
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201802:03 PM

    The colour coated metal products company Manaksia Coated Metals & Industries Ltd is pumping Rs 175 crore in two phase expansion of its capacity and backward integration to increase its revenue and...

  • Budget outlay for Health increased by 24 per cent during 2017-18 Budget outlay for Health increased by 24 per cent during 2017-18
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201811:45 AM

    The Budget outlay for Health and Family Welfare during 2017-18 at Rs 51,942.5 core has increased by 24 per cent compared to Financial Year 2016-17 Budget Estimate (BE).

  • After PNB,City Union Bank hit by SWIFT fraud After PNB,City Union Bank hit by SWIFT fraud
    Updated: Feb, 17, 201809:34 PM

    The recent episode raises question mark on the efficiency of the SWIFT network as how secure it is.

  • About 5 crore jobs to be created by next year: MSME Minister Giriraj Singh About 5 crore jobs to be created by next year: MSME Minister Giriraj Singh
    Updated: Feb, 17, 201806:20 PM

    Stressing that jobs just did not mean government ones, Singh said that employement opportunities were also being created because of the Mudra (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) loan scheme...