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Deepshikha Singh

Deepshikha Singh is pursuing her Master's degree in Climate Science and Policy and reports on Environment & Climate Change for ABC Live

RBI Hikes its Share in National Housing Bank

Mumbai (ABC Live):The Reserve Bank of India has contributed ₹1,000 crore towards the paid up capital of the National Housing Bank (NHB) on January 12, 2016, thereby increasing its shareholding in the NHB from ₹ 450 crore to ₹1,450 crore. RBI had provided for an amount of ₹1,000 crore during the accounting year 2014-15, specifically towards capital contribution to the …

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India Achieves 5,000 MW Solar Power Target

New Delhi (ABC Live): Solar Power Target : On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti/Pongal, the installed capacity of solar power in India crossed the milestone of 5,000 MW yesterday.  The cumulative installed capacity has reached to 5,130 MW with installed capacity of 1385 MW in current FY.  The state-wise break-up of 5,130 MW is given in the Table below.  …

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India Notifies Revised Standards for CETPs

New Delhi (ABC Live): Revised Standards for CETPs : The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has notified the revised standards for Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) operating at various industrial clusters in the country. The primary aim of the revised standards is to minimise water pollution. These standards were finalised after extensive consultations with industries and other stakeholders …

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Modi to Launch Start up India Tomorrow

New Delhi (ABC Live): Start up India : The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will launch the “Start up India” movement at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi tomorrow. The launch event is aimed at celebrating the entrepreneurship spirit of country’s youth, and will be attended by CEOs and founders of top Start-ups from across the country and abroad. The Prime …

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Red Tape Updates Modi on Energy Conservation

New Delhi (ABC Live): Modi on Energy Conservation : As a follow-up to Prime Minister’s exhortation to Secretaries to come up with ideas for transformative change in various areas of governance, the first Group of Secretaries (out of eight groups) presented their ideas and suggestions on Energy Conservation and Efficiency to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, …

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Oceans Role in Global Climate System

New Delhi (ABC Live): Global Climate System : The oceans play a vital role in the global climate system, generating oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, while also providing essential goods and services for sustaining life on Earth. Changes to the climate, brought about by increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, will thus lead to changes …

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RINL Signs MoU with Andhra for Port Development

New Delhi (ABC Live):RINL, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant inked an MoU with the Government of Andhra Pradesh today during the “22nd CII Partnership Summit & 1st Sunrise AP Investment Meet” currently being held in Visakhapatnam. The Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and RINL agreed on the importance of infrastructure and industrial development in Andhra Pradesh and agreed for …

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India Targets 45.9 million LED Bulbs by 2018

New Delhi (ABC Live):India has taken up a massive energy efficiency mission under which it will switch over to LED bulbs by the end of 2018, which would result in a saving $ 6 billion per annum, says Union Minister for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal. Speaking at the Harvard College US India Initiative Conference in …

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RBI Reviews Indian Financial Markets

Mumbai (ABC Live):RBI Reviews :The 40th meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on Financial Markets was held today at Reserve Bank of India, Central Office, Mumbai, under the chairmanship of Shri Harun R. Khan, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India. Senior officials from RBI, representatives from the Ministry of Finance, the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the Insurance …

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Raghuram Rajan Gets Central Banker of the Year Award

Mumbai (ABC Live):The Reserve Bank of India Governor, Dr. Raghuram Rajan has been conferred with the Central Banker of the Year Award (Global and Asia Pacific) for 2016 by The Banker, a monthly publication of the Financial Times Group focussing on banking. The Central Banker of the Year 2016 awards celebrate the officials that have best managed to stimulate growth …

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