Fuel efficiency norms to be tightened as govt seeks to push automakers to make more electric vehicles

New Delhi: The government is set to tighten fuel efficiency norms for vehicles to push automobile manufacturers to expedite the conversion of conventional internal combustion engines (IECs) to electric vehicles (EVs). Sources said producing a certain share – about 4-6% – of their vehicles on electric mode will help them meet the tighter CO2 emission […]

ED arrests Chanda Kochhar’s husband in money laundering case

The ED, early this year, also attached assets — including a Mumbai flat where the couple lived, land, and plant and machinery of a wind farm project based in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra — valued at Rs 78 crore “in possession of” Chanda Kochhar, Deepak Kochhar and the companies owned and controlled by him.

OPINION: Can India afford a green stimulus during the pandemic?

By Siddharth GoelNew Delhi: Invest in a clean, green transition, end fossil fuel subsidies, put a price on carbon and commit to no new coal plants after 2020, urged United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, addressing India at the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture. But given that India’s quarterly GDP has fallen by a whopping 23.9% […]

Asia Today: India cases climb to 4.75M as recovery improves

— Domestic air travel in Wuhan, the original epicenter of the pandemic, has returned to pre-pandemic levels. The virus was first detected in Wuhan late last year and the city underwent a draconian 76-day lockdown as its hospitals struggled to deal with a tidal wave of cases that required the rapid construction of field hospitals. […]

‘Stimulus Package Equal to GDP of Pakistan’, India Retorts in Stinging Response to Imran Khan’s Help

“We all known about their debt problem (almost 90% of GDP) and how much they have pressed for debt restructuring. It would also be better for them to remember that India has a stimulus package, which is as large as Pakistan’s annual GDP”, stated the MEA on Thursday, reacting to the comment made by Imran […]