India: News

India, officially known as the Republic of India is the 7th largest country in the world and the 2nd most populous with a population of 1.2 billion people, and is expected to take over China’s population by 2022. Located in South Asia, India is surrounded by Indian Ocean in the South, Bay of Bengal on the southeast, and the Arabian Sea on the southwest.

24 May 2024

Google

Google announces $350 million investment in e-commerce platform Flipkart

Google has announced a significant investment of around $350 million in Flipkart, India's leading e-commerce platform.

24 May 2024

Jaguar Land Rover

JLR to manufacture Range Rover SUVs locally in India

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), a subsidiary of Tata Motors, has announced that it will begin local manufacturing of two of its most popular SUVs, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, in India.

24 May 2024

Yezdi Adventure

Yezdi Adventure 350 spied on test in India: Expected features

The upcoming Yezdi Adventure 350 has been spotted undergoing further testing, roughly a month after its initial sighting in April.

23 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Robust expansion in India's business activity this May: Here's why

India's business activity saw a significant surge in May, primarily driven by the services industry, as per a recent survey.

Sweeping changes to India's driving license rules from June 2024

Starting June 1, 2024, the process of obtaining a driving license in India will undergo significant changes, as announced by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).

22 May 2024

Adani Group

Adani Group refutes allegations of 'low-grade' coal supply, shares unaffected

Adani Group has categorically denied allegations of supplying low-grade coal as high-quality coal, to a state government-owned power generation company.

22 May 2024

Smartwatches

Indian wearables market sees modest growth in Q1 2024

The Indian wearables market experienced a slight increase of 2.1% year-over-year (YoY) in the first quarter of 2024, touching a total of 25.6 million units, according to IDC.

22 May 2024

Bajaj Auto

Bajaj Pulsar N125 found testing in India: Expected features

Homegrown automaker Bajaj Auto is said to be testing a new commuter motorbike, speculated to be the Pulsar N125.

22 May 2024

Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki secures design patent for eWX EV in India

Maruti Suzuki has successfully patented the design of its forthcoming electric vehicle, the eWX, in India.

21 May 2024

Russia

India's Russian oil imports hit nine-month high in April

India's importation of Russian oil reached a nine-month peak in April, as per Reuters, based on tanker data from shipping and trade sources.

21 May 2024

China

India competes with China in underwater hunt for EV resources

India has entered a competition with China to secure underwater mineral resources vital for the production of electric vehicles and solar panels.

21 May 2024

Russia

India's oil and gas import bill swells to $12.3 billion

India's oil and gas import bill soared to $12.3 billion in April, a significant increase from the previous year's $10.1 billion, according to data from the country's oil ministry.

20 May 2024

Liquor

Magic Moments ascends to become world's 7th largest vodka brand

Radico Khaitan's vodka brand, Magic Moments, has clocked record sales of over six million cases in FY24, equating to sales worth ₹1,000 crore.

20 May 2024

HDFC Bank

Private banks surpass PSBs in FY24 net profit growth

Private banks in India have outperformed public sector banks (PSBs) by reporting a higher net profit growth in fiscal year (FY) 2024, as per a Moneycontrol analysis.

20 May 2024

Electric Vehicles

Government panel accuses EV manufacturers of intentional subsidy scheme violation

A panel established by the Union Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI), has accused auto companies of intentionally violating the FAME-2 guidelines.

20 May 2024

China

Gold price hits record high amid global economic uncertainty

Gold prices have soared to an unprecedented high, reaching $2,450.49/ounce in a recent trading session, marking an 18.65% increase this year alone.

20 May 2024

Startups

Pine Labs gains approval to merge Singapore and Indian units

Merchant commerce start-up, Pine Labs, has bagged approval from a Singapore court to merge its local entity with its Indian unit.

19 May 2024

Petrol Diesel Prices

Petrol sales unchanged, diesel demand dips amid Indian election campaigns

Despite the peak of the election campaign in India, May 2024 saw a sluggish demand for petrol and diesel.

Bank of Maharashtra tops public sector banks in FY24 growth

Bank of Maharashtra has outpaced other public sector banks in total business and deposit growth, for the fiscal year (FY) 2024.

19 May 2024

Electric Scooters

ARAI initiates crash tests on electric scooters in India

In a significant move, the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has conducted three separate crash tests on electric two-wheelers.

18 May 2024

Climate Change

Over 5 million farmland trees vanished in India between 2018-2022

Between 2018 and 2022, India witnessed the disappearance of more than five million large farmland trees due to altered cultivation practices, as per a study published in Nature Sustainability.

18 May 2024

Jeep

Jeep India plans entry into midsize SUV market by 2025

Jeep, the American car manufacturer, is reportedly gearing up to penetrate the midsize SUV segment in India in 2025.

DPIIT Secretary encourages Indian industries to prepare for lower tariffs

Rajesh Kumar Singh, the Secretary of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), has encouraged India's domestic industry to anticipate a lower tariff regime in the future.

18 May 2024

Latest Cars

Why automotive industry is debating three vs four-cylinder engine usage

The Indian automotive industry is currently embroiled in a discussion over the merits of three-cylinder engines versus four-cylinder mills.

18 May 2024

Rajasthan

Exploring popular geo-heritage monuments in India

India is home to 34 officially recognized National Geological Heritage Monument Sites, each a testament to the nation's rich geological history.

17 May 2024

Indian Economy

UN raises India's 2024 GDP growth forecast to 6.9%

The United Nations (UN) has updated its economic growth projections for India in 2024, predicting a nearly 7% expansion, an increase from the previous forecast of 6.2% made in January.

16 May 2024

Business

India awards tenders for 412,000 tons of green hydrogen production

India has taken a significant step toward green energy by awarding tenders for the establishment of 412,000 tons of green hydrogen manufacturing and 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of electrolyzer manufacturing capacity.

'Taarak Mehta...' actor Deepti Sadhwani stuns in orange at Cannes

Deepti Sadhwani, celebrated for her performance in the popular TV series Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, made a dazzling debut at the 77th Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday.

15 May 2024

Business

India's April trade deficit rises to $19B on lower exports

India's merchandise trade deficit has expanded to $19.1 billion in April, as reported by Commerce Secretary Sunil Barthwal.

15 May 2024

Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield files trademark for 'Classic 650 Twin' model

Royal Enfield has applied for a trademark for its upcoming motorcycle model, the 'Classic 650 Twin.'

How to use Income Tax Department's new real-time feedback updates

The Income Tax Department of India, has announced a new feature in its Annual Information Statement (AIS), that offers taxpayers real-time updates on their feedback status.

14 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2024: 12 Indian films set to dominate film festival

The 77th Cannes Film Festival, a global cinema event commencing on Tuesday (May 14) is set to witness an unprecedented representation from India.

13 May 2024

Honda

Honda files design patent for CB1000 Hornet in India

Honda has officially registered a design patent for the CB1000 Hornet, marking a significant development in the Indian motorbike market.

13 May 2024

Bajaj Auto

Bajaj Auto to debut Bruzer CNG motorcycle on June 18

Bajaj Auto, a leading Indian two-wheeler manufacturer, has announced the launch of its first-ever CNG motorcycle on June 18, 2024.

13 May 2024

IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Ahmedabad tops India's higher education institution space

A recent report by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) on May 13 indicates that Indian universities are experiencing a decline in performance due to increased global competition from well-funded institutions.

12 May 2024

Influencers

India's influencer marketing industry to hit ₹34 billion by 2026

India's influencer marketing industry is projected to surge from ₹19 billion in 2023 to a staggering ₹34 billion by 2026, as per a recent FICCI EY report.

12 May 2024

Mutual Funds

Gold ETFs witness first outflow of ₹396cr since March 2023

Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) recorded a net outflow of ₹396 crore from India in April, marking the first withdrawal since March 2023.

12 May 2024

Zoomcar

Zoomcar to expand fleet with 20,000 new cars by FY2025

Zoomcar, a leading self-driving and car-sharing platform in India, has announced its ambitious plan to add over 20,000 new vehicles to its fleet by the end of FY2025.

12 May 2024

Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki Dzire led Indian sedan sales in April 2024

The Indian automotive market, renowned for its dynamism, experienced notable changes in sedan sales in April 2024.

11 May 2024

Skoda

SKODA rolls out summer campaign with discounts and services

SKODA has launched a summer campaign offering a range of discounts and services to its customers.

11 May 2024

Royal Enfield

How Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 will differ from Himalayan 450

Royal Enfield, committed to its four-launches-per-year strategy, is gearing up to roll out a series of new motorcycles in India in 2024.

10 May 2024

Lifestyle

The evolution of political participation in India

India's journey of political participation is a tale of vibrant democracy, struggle, and evolution.

09 May 2024

Lifestyle

How cross-party collaborations can increase voter engagement in India

In the dynamic landscape of Indian politics, where diversity of opinion and allegiance is as vast as the subcontinent itself, voter engagement is a critical aspect of democracy that requires attention and nurturing.

09 May 2024

Lifestyle

Celebrating a diverse democracy: Inclusive electoral participation in India

India boasts the world's largest electorate, with 96.8 crore eligible voters.

08 May 2024

China

India's consumer market projected to outgrow Germany, Japan by 2026 

India is projected to become the world's third-largest consumer market by 2026, surpassing both Germany and Japan, according to a report by UBS.

08 May 2024

Zomato

Zomato launches weather network to provide real-time temperature, rainfall updates

Zomato, a prominent food aggregator in India, has launched the country's first crowd-supported weather network.

08 May 2024

Kawasaki

Kawasaki finally discontinues its Ninja 400 model in India

Kawasaki has officially discontinued the Ninja 400 in India, paving the way for the introduction of the Ninja 500.

08 May 2024

Bangladesh

Share of majority population declined in India, EAC-PM report shows  

India witnessed a reduction in the share of the majority religious population by 7.81% from 1950 to 2015—a May 2024 report "Share of Religious Minorities A Cross-Country Analysis" published by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister said.

08 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Understanding the significance of record turnouts in Indian voting

In the world's largest democracy, elections are not merely events; they are manifestations of the collective voice of the people.

08 May 2024

Lifestyle

Encouraging participation: How to motivate non-voters to vote 

Despite the electorate in India growing more than fourfold since 1962, reaching over 96.88 crores this year, a significant challenge persists in substantial non-participation of eligible voters.

How 5-day workweek for Indian banks will affect consumers

India's banking sector is examining a proposal for a transition to a five-day workweek. Currently, employees work six days a week.