battery storage technology

Battery storage technology leadership key to India’s renewables future

As it seeks to increase the share of renewables in the energy mix, India needs comprehensive guidelines on the use of battery storage technology, its environmental impact and safety aspects. Read more »

Future tense: Too early to write off cryptocurrencies

The RBI maintains that cryptocurrencies posed a threat to the macroeconomic and financial stability of the Indian economy. Read more »
sustainable transport for greener future

Electric vehicles: Amended standards to weigh on output, sales

The amendments to AIS156 norms come at a time when electric vehicles makers are struggling to meet the surging demand. Read more »
gold demand in india, gold smuggling

Govt must choose between gold smuggling and imports

The industry says rollback of import duty hike may bring down gold smuggling, but the proposal may not find takers in the finance ministry which would like to keep imports low to... Read more »
Digital India Act

Big brother watching: Proposed Digital India Act will cut both ways on privacy matters

The proposed Digital India Act can model itself on European Union’s Digital Services Act which requires the governments’ takedown orders to be proportionate, reasoned and can be challenged. Read more »
Make in India, PLI, electronics, semiconductor industry

Make in India: PLI scheme boosts mobile phone exports

Make in India: India's mobile manufacturing industry is a success story; the country needs more reforms to increase value addition and become a global production hub. Read more »
massive NPA write-offs

NPA write-offs: Eight questions that beg for answers

Huge NPA write-offs seldom attract public attention while welfare schemes and subsidies targeted at the poorest citizens draw a lot of criticism. Read more »
technical textiles industry, bangladesh economy

Technical textiles: Inflation takes a toll on tech-heavy industry

Stubbornly high inflation leaves little room for technical textiles industry to invest enough in research and development. Read more »
India's housing finance companies in crisis

India’s housing finance companies struggle to stay afloat

India’s housing finance companies are battling for survival on two fronts – a business model that leads to asset-liability mismatches and a regulatory overkill. Read more »
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Vikram S success marks private sector success in space industry

Vikram S launch highlights the close collaboration between ISRO and private players in India’s space industry. Read more »