US hints at possibility of reducing trade, investment barriers with India

US hints at possibility of reducing trade, investment barriers with India


The US on Wednesday called for stronger energy ties with India, hinting at the possibility of reducing trade and investment barriers between both the countries.


Speaking about the (FTA) while addressing the media at the India Energy Forum by CERAWeek, US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said, “These types of agreements have opened up new opportunities for us. We can reconcile some of our laws here in the United States and India is going to reconcile some of its laws so that investors have certainty on both sides.



You will continue to see that develop over the course of time again as we deepen the relationship all throughout the government.” He said this strengthening of ties should also be in areas other than energy like commerce and agriculture among others.


Earlier this year, in July, Commerce and Industry Minister

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US pitches cheaper solar tech to India amid high dependence on China

US pitches cheaper solar tech to India amid high dependence on China


By Sudarshan Varadhan


CHENNAI (Reuters) – The United States wants India to explore manufacturing a cheaper alternative to silicon solar cells, U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said on Wednesday, amid high dependence on Chinese technology.



Brouillette, who was addressing a virtual press conference at the conclusion of the India energy forum at the IHS CERA Week, said India was “perfectly positioned as a potential manufacturer” of perovskite cells, on which the U.S. was conducting research at its national laboratory in Colorado.


“We have seen recently with this pandemic, supply chain issues have arisen with countries like China and in certain cases we have become overly dependent upon one country,” Brouillette said.


India has an ambitious plan to increase its renewable energy capacity to 175 gigawatts (GW) by 2022, nearly three-fifths of which will be solar power.

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War Horses for Veterans Gets Returning Soldiers Acclimated to Civilian Life

War Horses for Veterans Gets Returning Soldiers Acclimated to Civilian Life

War Horses for Veterans provides combat veterans and first responders the tools to reintegrate into their communities and recover from trauma.  The program is based in Stilwell, Kansas. It’s an all-expenses-paid equine bonding/ networking experience. It’s been designed for combat veterans from across the country and first responders in the Kansas City Area.

In a recent exchange with Small Business Trends, co-founder and military veteran, Patrick Benson, explains the end goal of his business:

“We envision a community of combat veterans, first responders and others,” he said. “They support one another as each individual moves from trauma through recovery to a productive and sustainable life.”

War Horses for Veterans pays for the training, travel, lodging and food to attend the program for qualified veterans. All the participants work with horses. They get involved with care, groundwork, saddling and different levels of riding.



War Horses for Veterans Helps Soldiers Acclimate

These

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Fresh Covid-19 cases remain below 45,000 as India’s tally nears 8 million

Fresh Covid-19 cases remain below 45,000 as India’s tally nears 8 million


The new cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours remained below 45,000, even as the total COVID-19 caseload inched closer to 80 lakh, the Union said on Wednesday.


The country’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to79,90,322with 43,893 fresh cases being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to1,20,010 with 508 new fatalities, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.



A totalof 72,59,509 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 90.85 per cent, while thecasefatality rate stands at 1.50 per cent.


The active cases of infections remained below 7 lakh for six days in a row, it said.


There are6,10,803 active cases of infection in the country ason date,which comprises 7.64 per cent of the total caseload,the data stated.


India’s COVID-19

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As demand picks steam in Sep, Indian economy’s animal spirits soar

As demand picks steam in Sep, Indian economy’s animal spirits soar


India’s economy picked up speed in September as a revival in demand and business activity helped drive the South Asian nation toward recovery from the pandemic-induced slump.


Five of the eight high-frequency indicators, including exports, tracked by Bloomberg improved last month, while three were steady. That helped move the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ to 5 from 4 in August — a level arrived at by using the three-month weighted average to smooth out volatility in the single-month readings.


Economists, including those at the Reserve Bank of India, attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict imposed in March to contain the outbreak hit the consumption of goods and services. While inventory re-stocking will underpin business activity in the coming months, the improvement might still not be enough to prevent Asia’s third-largest economy from contracting in

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Best Office Wall Art to Personalize Your Space

Best Office Wall Art to Personalize Your Space

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As Guy Clark said in his song ‘Hank Williams Said It Best,’ “One man’s art is another man’s scrawl.” So, in looking at the artwork in this article, it is important to keep that in mind. However, by showing these pieces you might open yourself to something new with office wall art to personalize your space.

After all, more than half (53%) of employees say having art in the workplace makes them happier. And the impact goes beyond employees because they also influence clients.

When you are ready for some art in your office you can look for artworks that tell the story of your brand and convey the core values of your company. Or you can just have art for art’s sake and enjoy it for what it is.



Best Office

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