Coal India output likely to slip 4% in January after months of growth

Coal India output likely to slip 4% in January after months of growth


Coal India’s dry fuel production

is likely to snap a five-month growth streak to register a decline in January, owing to high pithead stock, sources said on Sunday.


Coal production for the month is likely to be around 60.2 million tonnes compared with the corresponding period a year ago, when the output was at 63.11 million tonnes, they said.



Till January 29, the output was 56.24 million tonnes, and aggregate production for the 11-month period of the current fiscal (AprilJanuary) will be about 454 million tonnes, the sources said.


is targeting an output of 630-640 million tonnes till March.


The world’s largest miner has been registering robust growth since August 2020, as the nationwide lockdown began to ease, when it recorded a 7.1 per cent on-year rise, followed by September (31 per cent rise), October

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Govt mops up Rs 19,499 cr from CPSE disinvestment, buyback so far in FY21

Govt mops up Rs 19,499 cr from CPSE disinvestment, buyback so far in FY21


The government has garnered Rs 19,499 crore through CPSE disinvestment and share buyback so far in 2020-21, as against the Rs 2.10 lakh crore budget target set for the entire fiscal year ending March 31.


With COVID-19 related delays impacting big ticket strategic sales and listing of insurance behemoth LIC, the government is likely to miss the budgeted disinvestment target by a wide margin in this financial year.



Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had in her budget for 2020-21 set a target of raising Rs 2.1 lakh crore from privatisation, sale of minority stakes in state-owned companies and share buyback by


While Rs 1.20 lakh crore was to come from stake sale in CPSEs, Rs 90,000 crore was to be mopped up from share sale in financial institutions.


As many as 4 Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL),

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Build and Maintain Your Email List With Zoho’s Webinar

Build and Maintain Your Email List With Zoho’s Webinar

In terms of Return on Investment (ROI), email continues to deliver the biggest bang for your dollar. And in order to get started on your email marketing, you first have to build and maintain your list. The latest webinar from Zoho is part of its Email Marketing Basics series, which by the way are free.

This webinar, which happens to be the second in the series, is titled Building and Maintaining Your List.  According to Zoho, you will Learn how to build, segment, and nurture your email lists to improve engagement and retain quality campaign subscribers. The webinar will provide insights into General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the goal of giving a better understanding of the regulation. You will learn how to avoid spam filters, and the importance of keeping your lists clean.

Email Marketing Basics: Building and Maintaining Your List, will be held on February 17, 2021, from

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US lobby group urges India not to tighten foreign e-commerce rules

US lobby group urges India not to tighten foreign e-commerce rules


A U.S. lobby group which represents firms including Amazon.com and Walmart has urged India not to tighten foreign investment rules for e-commerce companies again, according to a letter seen by Reuters.


India is considering revising the rules after traders in the country accused Amazon’s Indian division and Walmart’s Flipkart of creating complex structures to bypass investment regulations, Reuters reported this month.



The U.S. companies deny any wrongdoing.


India only allows foreign e-commerce players to operate as a marketplace to connect buyers and sellers but local traders say the U.S. giants promote select sellers and offer deep discounts, which hurts business for smaller local retailers.


In 2018, India changed its foreign direct investment (FDI) rules to deter foreign firms offering products from sellers in which they have an equity stake.


The government is now considering tightening

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India Coronavirus Dispatch: About 3 million people vaccinated in two weeks

India Coronavirus Dispatch: About 3 million people vaccinated in two weeks


About 3 million people vaccinated in two weeks


Two weeks into the vaccination programme, India has vaccinated over 3 million frontline and healthcare workers against Covid-19, a report in The Quartz said. Since the start of the outbreak, the country has seen over 10 million cases. The Centre aims to inoculate 30 million essential workers in the first phase of the rollout. However, the pace of the vaccination drive has been slow owing to vaccine hesitancy and technical glitches on the Co-Win digital platform being used to monitor the drive. India also aims to inoculate 300 million of its people by August this year with the focus on people aged over 50 and those with co-morbidities. However, for that to happen, the country will need to pick up pace in the coming weeks. Read more here



Economic Survey lauds

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Apple vs Facebook on Customer Data Privacy: How does this fight impact Small Businesses and Consumers?

Apple vs Facebook on Customer Data Privacy: How does this fight impact Small Businesses and Consumers?

 

Everybody wants a piece of Apple these days. And I’m not talking about iPhones, iPads, Macs or any other device consumers love them for. The folks coming for Apple aren’t folks, it’s companies like Facebook and Google because of the changes Apple is making to allow consumers of apps running on their Apple devices to have more control over the data that gets created from them using these apps.

In response to this move, companies providing ad platforms that use that data collected by mobile apps to connect businesses to prospective customers are feeling the heat, and reacting in a variety of ways. Google announced earlier this week that it will stop collecting Identifier for Advertisers (IDFAs) for the iOS apps that currently use it for advertising purposes, once Apple’s new policy goes into effect. This will allow Google to avoid showing Apple’s tracking permission prompt in its iOS apps.

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