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India to Become Coca Cola’s Top Three Market Within Three Years

Coca-Cola has announced that India will be among Coca-Cola’s top five markets by the end of 2019 and is further expected to be among the top three market within the next three years.

11 March 2019

 

26m New Households Get Electricity Connections Under ‘Last Mile’ Scheme

Of the 26.04 million households targeted by the government under the scheme launched to provide last mile electricity connectivity, 99.93% or 26.02 million households have got electricity connections as on 31 March.

31 March 2019

 

GST collections for March Hits Record High of US$15.2bn

Revenue collection from Goods and Services Tax (GST) for the month of March was ₹1.06 lakh crore (US$15.2bn), the highest in 2018-19 with a growth of 15.6% over the same period last year

1 April 2019

 

India-International Good News

 

World Bank to Provide US$250m To Boost Rural Income

The World Bank and the Government of India signed an agreement for a loan of US$250m with a five-year grace period, to be utilized by the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) to help women in rural households develop viable enterprises for farm and non-farm products.

5 March 2019

 

IBM To Train Over 1 Million Female Students in India Over 3 Years

IBM will collaborate with the central and several state governments over the coming three years to upskill c.1 million female students across science technology, engineering and maths fields.

11 March 2019

 

India Posts Record Growth in Patent Applications in 2018 

In 2018, India filed 2,013 international patent applications with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), registering a growth of 27% from 2017, the highest among all the countries in the world.

20 March 2019