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  • Automobile & auto parts makers in India invested a total Rs 13,000 crore in the past year for manufacturing green vehicles and related parts under the government’s PLI scheme

  • The industry has received the scheme well; there are a lot of projects underway to deepen localisation, also of advanced auto parts: Government Official

  • It is estimated that in the five-year period, the PLI scheme will lead to incremental production of over Rs 2.3 lakh crore, creating more than 750,000 jobs

  • India will become the fourth largest economy by 2025, and the third largest economy by 2027: IMF

  • India improves its per capita GDP ranking from 153 in 2018 to 144 in 2023

  • India will overtake Japan to become the fourth largest economy in the world by 2025 and overtake Germany to become the third largest by 2027

  • India's business activity expanded at its fastest pace in nearly 14 years this month, driven by robust demand and positive job growth

  • The HSBC's flash India Composite Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 62.2, indicating strong performance in both manufacturing and service sectors

  • India is well-positioned to maintain its status as the fastest-growing major economy this year, following strong expansion in recent quarters

  • The European Commission has introduced a new visa "cascade" regime for Indian nationals seeking Schengen visas, allowing for more access to multiple entry visas with extended validity periods

  • The enhanced visa regime highlights India's importance as a key partner for the EU and reflects the deepening relationship between the two entities

  • The move is part of the EU-India Common Agenda on Migration & Mobility, aiming to strengthen cooperation between the EU & India on migration policy, including facilitating people-to-people contacts

  • India saw a 20% YoY growth in office leasing between January and March this year, making it the highest first-quarter absorption over the last five years

  • The tech sector led the leasing activity with a 26% share in overall absorption followed by engineering & manufacturing at 18% and BFSI at 15%

  • On the back of a strong demand revival in the last three quarters, we expect more deal closures led by tech, BFSI, manufacturing & healthcare industries: Naveen Nandwani, Savills India

  • True to PM Modi's promise & commitment, today an erstwhile backward state like Assam has excelled way too far in all the parameters of good governance, public service delivery and more

  • PM Modi rolled out development projects worth Rs 11,600 crore in Assam on February 4, 2024. Of the announced infrastructure projects, some are funded by the state government & some by the Centre

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma exemplifies the most effective and successful federal collaboration with the Centre which has resulted in a coordinated policy implementation and service delivery

  • PM Modi hails the Indian government after India topped QS University rankings among G20 nations in the academic year 2023-24

  • This is encouraging to see! Our Government is focussing on research, learning, and innovation in a big way: PM Modi

  • In the coming times, this emphasis will deepen even further, thus benefiting our Yuva Shakti: PM Modi

  • The Modi government is committed to its mission of empowering rural women, not only through loans & subsidies, but also by equipping them with new technologies: Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

  • Because of government programmes, today the aptitude for innovative activities is not just the purview of women in metropolitan areas, but also in remote regions across the country: Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

  • Women have responded to this and other similar government initiatives with unbridled enthusiasm: Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

  • India's GDP is expected to grow at 6.8% in the current financial year 2024-25 and 6.5% in 2025-26: Morgan Stanley

  • The IMF's latest World Economic Outlook projects India to remain the fastest-growing among major economies in 2024

  • Morgan Stanley's positive outlook on India's growth underscores the country's resilience amid global economic challenges

  • Retail sales in March 2024 showed a growth of 8% as compared to sales levels in March 2023: RAI

  • In terms of categories, sports goods reported a growth of 11% followed by apparel and beauty at 10% each in March 2024 as compared to last March: RAI

  • RAI claims that optimism is visible as retail chains have resumed expansion across India

  • JAM Trinity strategy has enabled large volumes of digital payments, improved financial access, and reduced leakages in govt transfers: Ruchira Kamboj, Ambassador of India to UN

  • Over the past decade, India has embraced a digital-first approach, effectively integrating technology into the fabric of its society: Ruchira Kamboj, Ambassador of India to UN

  • Citizen Stack (inspired by India Stack) is designed to an 'open-source playbook' for all nations to hear about our journey, our wins : Ruchira Kamboj, Ambassador of India to UN

  • India leads globally in adopting GenAI technologies as a vast percentage of organisations incorporate GenAI in operations: Elastic’s Report

  • 81% of Indian organisations have already implemented GenAI, making India the leader in adopting generative artificial intelligence technologies: Elastic’s Report

  • 94% of respondents anticipating increased investments and budget allocations towards GenAI initiatives in the next 2-3 years: Elastic’s Report

  • Indian Army is changing from being a buyer of weapons to becoming a partner of Indian industry in development and production: General Manoj Pande, COAS

  • The concept of “national champions” has been adopted to build up weapons suppliers on a national and global scale: General Manoj Pande, COAS

  • The Indian defence industry is investing in research and advanced production techniques and the forces are supporting them by providing a viable market, he added: General Manoj Pande, COAS

  • Congress aims to seize property from the people & distribute it among their "khaas log”: PM Modi in Sawai Madhopur

  • The Congress redistribution strategy is a hidden agenda, exposing their main agenda of vote bank politics: PM Modi in Sawai Madhopur

  • Congress propagates reservation politics at the expense of the Indian Constitution: PM Modi in Sawai Madhopur

  • Congress-led Karnataka listening to Hanuman Chalisa is a crime: PM Modi in Sawai Madhopur

  • In a state like Rajasthan where people chant Ram-Ram, Congress banned Ram Navami: PM Modi in Sawai Madhopur

  • I have put forth the truth before the country that Congress is hatching a deep conspiracy to snatch your wealth and distribute it among the ‘select’ people: PM Modi in Sawai Madhopur

  • Targeting Congress, PM Modi said even if Babasaheb Ambedkar says to change the Indian Constitution, it cannot be changed

  • The Congress party run the government through remote control for six decades: PM Modi

  • Congress indulges in divisive politics with one of its leaders aiming to divide India into ‘North’ & ‘South’: PM Modi

  • A new phase in India's defence ties with the Philippines commenced last week when the Indian Air Force handed the first batch of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines

  • India seeks to enhance its presence as a credible defence partner in Southeast Asia and the wider Indo-Pacific through its bilateral defence deal with the Philippines

  • India-Philippines defence deal showcases the growing salience of India's domestic defence manufacturing base, owing to the 'Make in India' programme launched by the Modi government

  • Net FPI inflows into the Indian equity and debt market at $41.6 billion (cumulative) in 2023-24 were the highest since 2015-16: RBI

  • During 2023-24, the debt segment saw net inflows of $16.4 billion, marking the highest influx since 2018-19: RBI

  • Net FPI inflows in the equity segment amounted to $25.3 billion, ranking highest among emerging market peers: RBI

  • The equity portfolio value of FPIs hit a record high of $776 billion (Rs 64 lakh crore) at the end of first fortnight of April 2024: NSDL

  • The auto and capital goods sectors had inflows of $815 and $1,157 million respectively as of April 15 on a year-to-date basis resulting in total inflows of $1.9 billion

  • In another development, Net FPI inflows into the Indian equity and debt market in 2023-24 were the highest since 2015-16

  • India has emerged as the top-performing nation among G-20 countries in the latest QS World University Rankings, showcasing a 14% year-on-year improvement in the average ranking of its universities

  • In a LinkedIn post Nunzio Quacquarelli, President Quacquarelli Symonds said that in terms of research output, India has become one of the world's most rapidly expanding research centres

  • From 2017 to 2022, India's research output surged by an impressive 54%, making it the world's fourth-largest producer of research: Nunzio Quacquarelli, President Quacquarelli Symonds

  • In the last three years, there has been an improvement in the export of soybean oilmeal, while significant growth has been recorded in rapeseed oilmeal exports

  • India exported a record 48.8 lakh tons of oilmeal in FY2023-24, with rapeseed oilmeal leading the way: Solvent Extractors Association of India

  • Indian soybean oilmeal emerges as a highly competitive product in the international market, leading to a significant increase in export volume

  • Indians are increasingly travelling to spiritual destinations, with online searches of these places from tier-2 and 3 cities up 97% in the last two years: MakeMyTrip

  • Searches for Ayodhya grew 585% in 2023 as compared to 2022. It was followed by a 359% jump for Ujjain and a 343% rise in searches for Badrinath: MakeMyTrip

  • There has been a 25% jump in the number of people taking more than three trips a year, in 2023 as compared to 2019: MakeMyTrip

  • ISRO's S Somnath discusses Aditya L1 solar mission's ongoing Sun data transmission and instrument observations

  • We are looking into the sun in a continuous manner - UV magnetic charges observation, corona graph observation, X-ray observation, and other things: ISRO Chief S Somnath

  • India's inaugural solar mission craft, the Aditya-L1 spacecraft, embarked on its journey on September 2, 2023

  • The European Union has made a significant change in the Schengen visa rule for Indians, enabling them to obtain a multiple entry visa with extended validity of up to five years

  • Frequent Indian travellers to Europe will no longer need to go through the hassle of repeatedly applying for Schengen visas

  • According to the newly adopted visa ‘cascade’ regime for India, Indian nationals can now be issued long-term, multi-entry Schengen visas valid for 2 years after having obtained & lawfully used two visas within the previous three years: EU Statement

  • Apple’s two company-owned India outlets, which completed their first year of operations this month, have posted revenue of Rs 190-210 crore

  • The two Apple stores have clocked monthly average sales of Rs 16-17 crore each consistently since their launch

  • Apple has been doubling down on India — the world’s second-largest smartphone market

  • Domestic air traffic touched a new single-day high of 4,71,751 passengers: Aviation Ministry

  • The traffic was more than 14% higher than the average pre-Covid count of 3,98,579: Aviation Ministry

  • Domestic aviation in India is witnessing unprecedented growth, driven by factors such as concrete policies, economic development, and expansion of low-cost carriers: Aviation Ministry

  • In what could boost India’s bid to become a key defence supplier in Asia, New Delhi on April 19 delivered the first batch of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines

  • The Philippines had signed a $375 million deal to procure the weapon system from India. Under the pact, New Delhi will supply three batteries of the missiles, their launchers, and related equipment

  • Apart from BrahMos cruise missile, India is looking to sell home-grown Tejas fighter jets & advanced light helicopters to foreign buyers as part of the government’s efforts to push the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative

  • A two-day rally in the stock market made investors richer by Rs 4.97 lakh crore during this period

  • The BSE benchmark jumped 1,159.63 points or 1.59%. The market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies climbed Rs 4,97,442.62 crore to Rs 3,97,86,490.93 crore (USD 4.79 trillion) in two days

  • The buoyancy in equity markets continued due to strong global cues as buying was seen across the board on the back of risk-on sentiment: Prashanth Tapse, Mehta Equities Ltd

  • Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) launched Vertelo, a platform to provide end-to-end solutions in fleet electrification, and committed to investing $1.5 billion over 10 years in India

  • The transition to EVs will bring significant benefits to India, increasing its energy independence and mitigating the impacts of climate change: Abhishek Poddar, Macquarie Group

  • MAM aims to accelerate the transition of fleets to EVs and build an ecosystem by offering leasing, financing, charging infrastructure, fleet management services, and end-of-vehicle life management

  • India is proud of all the recipients of Padma Awards, who have excelled in diverse fields and brought a positive change in the lives of crores of people: PM Modi

  • Attended the Civil Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, where the Padma Awards were conferred: PM Modi

  • President Droupadi Murmu presents 3 Padma Vibhushan, 8 Padma Bhushan, and 55 Padma Shri Awards for the year 2024

  • In the felicitation ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Dronacharya Bhuyan was honored with the Padma Shri in the field of art

  • During the Padma Awards, PM Modi approached Padma Shri Bhuyan and touched his feet

  • Padma Shri awardee Dronacharya Bhuyan, who hails from Assam, is a renowned artist and is an expert in Ojapali and Devdhani dance

  • I am working to create awareness among the people in coastal India so that they also get political awareness and they also get recognition for their work: Padma Shri Awardee RN Joe D'Cruz

  • Getting recognition from the Union government of India and this award is a pat on my shoulder: Padma Shri Awardee RN Joe D'Cruz

  • We want to thank India and the government for recognizing the coast: Padma Shri Awardee RN Joe D'Cruz

  • Kethavath Somlal, a renowned Lambadi author conferred with Padma Shri, expresses his gratitude to the Union government

  • It was an excellent experience and I became very emotional when I was nominated for the award: Padma Shri Awardee Kethavath Somlal

  • I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Union government: Padma Shri Awardee Kethavath Somlal

  • India can export $3 billion of the BrahMos missiles by 2026, as more than 12 countries are in keen negotiations at present.

  • Russia, a 49.5/50.5 % partner in BrahMos, values its economic and military relationship with India

  • The BrahMos missiles in their variants, which cost under $5 million each, have begun to be ordered by foreign countries

  • In Q1 of January-March 2024, there were a total of 24 deals worth $357 million in the Indian automotive industry

  • During the first quarter of January-March 2024, Mobility-as-a-Service and EVs saw an increase in both the number and value of deals

  • Due to the strength of emerging markets like India and expectations of global growth, significant deals are expected in the automotive industry in the coming times

  • Congress and INDI alliance have their eyes on your earnings and your property: PM Modi

  • Now Congress and INDI alliance’s eyes are on the 'Mangalsutra' of women: PM Modi

  • Congress and INDI alliance’s intention is to steal the gold of mothers and sisters: PM Modi

  • You have put a strong lock, that both the Princes are unable to find its key: PM Modi

  • Congress has followed the policy of appeasement but done nothing to improve the social, and economic condition of Muslims, they have their eyes on your savings: PM Modi

  • These family-oriented people have built a big empire by looting the people of the country: PM Modi

  • When I came to Aligarh earlier, I requested to put a lock on the corruption of SP, Congress and you have put such a strong lock that both princes are not getting the key to it: PM Modi

  • Parties like Congress and SP have always indulged in appeasement politics and have never done anything for the political, social, and economic upliftment of Muslims: PM Modi

  • Now it's time to completely free the country from poverty, completely eradicate corruption from the country, and liberate the country from dynastic politics: PM Modi

  • India is a “top tier” security partner for Australia: Philip Green, Australian Envoy

  • Defence and strategic cooperation between India and Australia has been transformative in recent years

  • Australia will continue to seek opportunities with India to drive practical bilateral and multilateral cooperation

  • Over the past decade, the Modi-led NDA government has been pushing ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives to cut the country’s dependence on foreign-made weapons

  • Along with BrahMos, India is looking to export its home-grown Tejas fighter jets

  • India and Russia are jointly working on a hypersonic version of the missile, tentatively named BrahMos-II

  • India's net direct tax collections surge by a massive 17.7 % YoY to Rs 19.58 crore in the fiscal year that ended March 2024, surpassing even revised estimates by a wide margin

  • Net collections of income and corporate taxes in the financial year 2023-24 exceed the Budget estimates by Rs 1.35 lakh crore (7.40 %) and the revised estimates by Rs 13,000 crore

  • Gross direct tax collections for the FY 2023-24 rose 18.48 % to Rs 23.37 lakh crore, net proceeds surged 17.7 % to Rs 19.58 lakh crore

  • The reform of MDBs will be a key theme at this year’s Summit of the Future: Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General

  • Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General hailed the work done by the Indian G20 presidency

  • UN leadership recognized the IEG prioritised principles like equality, shared prosperity and inclusivity, which align with the UN’s worldview

  • The Congress has hollowed out the country by spreading termites of nepotism and corruption. And today the country is angry with the Congress and is punishing it for these sins: PM Modi

  • The Congress party is itself to be blamed for its present condition. The party which had once won 400 seats is unable to contest 300 seats on its own: PM Modi

  • Congress hollowed the country by spreading the termite of 'parivaarwad' and corruption. The youth of the country is so angry with Congress that it doesn't want to see their face again: PM Modi

  • Speaking at the inauguration of the 2,550th Bhagwan Mahavir Nirvana Mahotsav, PM Modi said the positive perception of India's culture had enhanced its image as a "safe and secure haven for humanity"

  • Today, Bharat has got this role because we uphold vows like truth and non-violence on global platforms with full confidence: PM Modi

  • We tell the world that the solution to global crises and conflicts lies in Bharat's ancient culture and tradition: PM Modi

  • PM Modi accused Congress of ignoring the welfare of tribals & said the party could not find a single person from the Adivasi community who could be the President of the country during its 60-year rule

  • But in 2014, you blessed us, and now a tribal daughter is the country's president. This is real participation. This is the spirit of the Constitution given by Babasaheb: PM Modi

  • PM Modi alleged that the Congress is now trapped "in the clutches of the Leftists" and its manifesto "is worrying and serious" as it is an attempt to implement the "ideology of Maoism on the ground"

  • PM Modi asserted that if the Congress were to win power, it might redistribute wealth to Muslims, referencing a statement by former PM Manmohan Singh

  • The Congress manifesto outlines plans to assess the gold holdings of our mothers & sisters, gather information about it, and distribute the property. This distribution would prioritise Muslims: PM Modi

  • PM Modi's reference was directed towards former PM Manmohan Singh's contentious statement in 2006 regarding the supposed "first claim" of the Muslim community on the country's resources

  • Referring to the Lok Sabha polls, PM Modi said a big festival of democracy is happening “and, the country believes from here a new journey into future will also begin”

  • India’s growing strength and foreign policy are cited as the reasons for the world expecting the road to peace from it, but its cultural image has played a big role as well: PM Modi

  • India is not only the oldest living civilisation but a safe shelter for humanity too: PM Modi

  • "Mangalsutra and women’s gold cannot be redistributed," said PM Modi, noting that the government has no right to take over people's private property

  • The value of mangalsutra and gold owned by our mothers and sisters is priceless, how can Congress make a promise to take over and re-distribute this wealth: PM Modi

  • Congress is now trapped in the clutches of the Leftists and urban Naxals: PM Modi

  • PM Modi participated in a cultural program at Bharat Mandapam on the 2550th birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir Swami

  • The meaning of Jainism is the path of Jina, i.e. the path of the conqueror. We have overcome our shortcomings by improving ourselves: PM Modi

  • In the Lord Mahavir Jayanti program, along with blessing PM Modi for being victorious, the people of the Jain community took the pledge of being 'Modi ka Parivar' every time

  • Dr Robert Califf, US FDA Commissioner will be one of the keynote speakers at the annual gathering of pharma and healthcare sectors, organised by the USA India Chamber of Commerce

  • India's role in the medical product space represents both a unique opportunity and an important responsibility: Dr Califf, US FDA Commissioner

  • Indian government's innovation-driven top leadership & substantial skilled manpower, position the country as a trusted Partner of Choice for BioPharma