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E-bike revolution to change the way India commutes?

Volta Motors, a Chennai-based Start-up, has recently launched Volta ZAP, which it claims is India’s first ‘Crossover’ E-Bike that has been completely designed and manufactured in India. The e-bike serves as an eco-friendly option for commuting and can be used as a bike or a moped. Recognized as a start-up under the Make in India initiative by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Volta ZAP hopes to change the way we commute. The [...]

Can Talgo Break the Speed Barrier

It seems that India is soon going to have its first high-speed railway network, one that can be much quicker than the express trains running in India, such as Rajdhani and Duronto, to name a few. Talgo, a maker of high-speed trains from Spain, can help India achieve this dream. It is expected to introduce a train that can cover the distance of 1388 km between Mumbai and Delhi in 12 hours or less and [...]

Reliance Jio Set to Jolt India's Telecom Sector

Addressing the stakeholders at the 42nd annual general meeting of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani made a long-awaited announcement – the official launch of the USD 20 billion Reliance Jio Infocomm. Jio’s services are likely to take off on September 5, 2016. Ordinarily, in a country flooded with telecom operators, this news may not have been greeted with much enthusiasm. But Ambani’s decision to carve a niche for Reliance Jio comes with a bouquet of great [...]

Top 5 Bikes in India Under Rs 2 Lakh

Looking for a motorcycle under INR 2 lakh? The market is flooded with options and the choices can be confusing. So here is our list of the top 5 for you to choose from. Mahindra Mojo Category – Sports Ex-showroom Price – INR 1.6 lakh (New Delhi) Starting – Self start Displacement – 295 cc Fuel tank capacity – 21 litre Kerb weight – 165 kilograms dry weight Engine type – Liquid Cooled, 4 Stroke, [...]

1) China Warns India Against Deploying Manoeuvrable BrahMos Missile

The NDA government had given the final go-ahead for the Army to induct and deploy an advanced version of the BrahMos missile for mountain warfare in Arunachal Pradesh earlier this month.  PM Narendra Modi chaired the Cabinet Committee on Security, clearing the fourth BrahMos regiment. The regiment comes at a cost of 4,300 crore, constituting a mobile command post, 12×12 heavy-duty trucks mounted with five mobile autonomous launchers and around 100 missiles. The decision to [...]

Aadhaar e-KYC for new Mobile Connections

The days of having to go through heavy paperwork to get a new mobile connection are now a thing of the past. Now it will be possible for people to apply for a new mobile connection, validate identity, and activate connection all on the Internet. This facility will be applicable to both prepaid and postpaid mobile connections. All that one needs to do for this to happen is use their finger print and Aadhar Card [...]

eVerification Record Filing Returns and Refunds in Fiscal 2016-17

As per section 139 (1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 of India, “individuals whose total income during the previous year exceeds the maximum amount not chargeable to tax, should file their income tax returns (ITR).” Fiscal year 2016-17 has been a momentous year for the nation, with the income tax (I-T) wing recording a total number of 2.27 crore people e-filing their returns. The last date for filing returns was 5 August. The I-T department [...]

India's First Water Metro Launched in Kochi

The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan officially launched the Kochi Water Metro project, the country’s first water metro initiative just a few days back in the city of Kochi. Implemented by the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL), this is a water transport project and will be developed essentially as a feeder service to the Kochi Metro Rail. To mark the commencement of the project, the CM laid the foundation stone at the Sacred Heart [...]

India's Bid for NSG Membership

The Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) is a grouping of 48 nuclear supplier countries to check proliferation of  nuclear weapons based on the guidelines laid down for export of nuclear technology and nuclear related products. The 48 nation group includes the big five nuclear weapon states – US, UK, Russia, France and China. NSG was formed in 1974 after India exploded its nuclear device in Pokhran. Since India was not part of NSG, global concern for [...]

June 8, 2016
Modi US Visit 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his fourth US visit and this will probably be his last bilateral meeting with, as Modi put it, his ‘friend Obama’. President Barack Obama moves out of White House in January 2017. This visit holds significance for both the leaders as both are trying to leave their mark and legacy. The outgoing US president would like to see a definitive culmination to the efforts his administration has put in over the [...]