China files trade complaint with WTO against US steel tariffs

China has filed a World Trade Organization complaint challenging US President Donald Trump’s tariff hike on imported steel and aluminum, the trade body said Tuesday. The tariff spat is one element of a wide-ranging trade dispute between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s government. Trump also has threatened to increase duties on $50 billion More...

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By Loknath Das On Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Industry strikes: From ‘Kee’ to ‘Imaikka Nodigal’, Tamil films which may be affected

The Tamil film industry has come to a screeching halt. The producers’ council first called for a strike over the rates charged by the Digital Service Providers (DSPs). While this protest was a decision taken More...

By Loknath Das On Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Brexit warning for aerospace industry supply in Wales

About 6,000 people work in wing manufacturing at the Airbus plant in Flintshire The aerospace industry could be damaged if Brexit introduces delays in how companies deal with cross-border supply issues, MPs have More...

By Loknath Das On Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Powering industry 4.0

As per the International Energy Agency, the industrial sector accounted for 42% of the world electricity consumption in 2015. (Reuters) Industry 4.0 has become the buzzword of late. Interestingly, however, it was More...

By Loknath Das On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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How will the merger of public sector general insurers impact the industry?

Clockwise from top: Naresh Makhijani, Dinesh Chandra Khansili, Rajiv Kumar, and Premanshu Singh The government proposes to merge National Insurance, United India Insurance and Oriental India Insurance into one More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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The US cannabis industry is growing insanely fast – there are now more legal cannabis workers than dental hygienists

REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonA customer browses screens displaying recreational marijuana products for sale at the MedMen store in West Hollywood, California on January 2, 2018 The total number of job postings for More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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Virtual reality chatroom app could boost VR industry

The social chatroom can be used with or without a VR headset. from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND During the first month of 2018, an app called VRChat shot from 4,000 installs to more than two million. As the More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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Don’t misuse I-T laws, tax rates already low: CBDT to industry

CBDT Chief Sushil Chandra today asked the industry to refrain from misusing provisions of laws to evade taxes, saying the effective tax rate for big companies is already 26 per cent on account of various exemptions. He More...

By Loknath Das On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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TRAI slashes mobile number portability charges to Rs 4 from Rs 19 per porting

Keeping in view the upsurge in mobile number portability (MNP) requests, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has decided to slash its rate to Rs 4 per successful porting from Rs 19 earlier. The TRAI More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Probing windshield cracks on Air India Dreamliners, says Boeing

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing is examining the issue of windshield cracks on its 787 Dreamliners after Air India witnessed three such incidents in the recent past. Earlier this month, a Delhi-Kolkata plane was More...