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India faces Energy Trilemma as it races to meet its energy goals: Mukesh Ambani at PDEU

Gandhinagar: President of Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU), Mukesh Ambani in the 11th convocation function today explained the energy trilemma India faces in its march towards becoming a 40 trillion-dollar economy by 2047. He said as India races to build robust energy infrastructure to meet its energy goals, it faces three crucial questions regarding adequate […]

Indian navy veterans: PM Modi meets the Qatar ruler amid death row

Virendra Pandit   New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani in Dubai, for the first time after a Qatar court convicted eight former Indian Navy officials. The meeting is significant as the eight former Indian Navy personnel were given death sentences by a Qatar court and […]

COP28: US pledges $3 bn for Green Climate Fund

Virendra Pandit   New Delhi: The United States has pledged USD 3 billion to the Green Climate Fund, Vice President Kamala Harris said on Saturday in Dubai at the UN COP28 Climate Summit. The fund, with more than USD 20 billion in pledges so far, is the largest international fund dedicated to supporting climate action […]

New Zealand: Three Khalistanis convicted for plotting to kill a Sikh radio jockey

Virendra Pandit   New Delhi: Amid the controversial revival of the so-called “Khalistan Movement” in some countries, including India, the US, and Canada, three Indian-origin Sikhs have been found guilty and convicted for plotting to murder a Sikh radio jockey in New Zealand. These men were found guilty of the attempted murder of Harnek Singh, […]

Roving Periscope: Himalayas melting alarmingly, warns UN chief

Virendra Pandit   New Delhi: Warning the world that the Himalayas are melting at an alarming rate, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday insisted on urgent action to protect the world from climate challenges ahead. Nearly 240 million people depend on the glaciers and 10 major rivers, including the Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra which […]

Investors dismiss attacks, continue to repose faith in Adani Group

Exactly a week after the Supreme Court said reports by Hindenburg Research and the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) cannot be considered as the gospel truth, Indian Twitter woke up to a fresh set of allegations against the Adani Group. This time, the exclusive article was by ‘Adani Watch’, a non-profit project established […]

COP28: PM Modi launches GCI, offers to host COP33 in 2028

Virendra Pandit   New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the Green Credit Initiative (GCI), focusing on creative carbon sinks through people’s participation, and offered to host COP33 in the country in 2028. COP28 stands for the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate […]

The Summer Placement process for the MBA Class of 2025 of PGP in Management at IIM-A was completed

The Summer Placement process for the MBA Class of 2025 of the Post Graduate Programme  (PGP) in Management at IIM Ahmedabad was completed. Firms from multiple domains  participated virtually across the three clusters in Summer Placements, with all students being  placed across more than 25 cohorts.  Cluster-Cohort Placement System  124 firms participated with 170 different […]

Economy: India outperforms estimates, runs at over 7%; govt may revise projections

Virendra Pandit   New Delhi: In its exponential post-pandemic recovery, the world’s fastest-growing Indian economy has not only left other challengers behind, it is outperforming its own estimates, encouraging the government to rethink and possibly revise earlier projections. With the government on Thursday releasing the GDP data for the second quarter (July-September) of the current […]

Modern Stars: D-Mart’s RK Damani tops the list of “Top 200 Self-Made Entrepreneurs”

Virendra Pandit   New Delhi: Radhakishan Damani, founder of retail chain D-Mart, may be leading the list of the “Top 200 Self-made Entrepreneurs of the Millennia 2023”, announced on Thursday, the focus of Modern India is elsewhere. For, eight of the Top 10 most valuable companies in the list are startups. “The IDFC FIRST Private […]