Delta Electronics expects its electric vehicle charging business in India to grow around 50 per cent per annum in the next three years with more car makers bringing their EVs into the country, according to a senior company official. The company, which has so far installed over 700 charging stations in India, is currently in the process of setting up of its third plant at Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu as part of its USD 500 million investment programme till 2026. "This year, we have supplied close to over 700 EV chargers of different types and different capacities. We see that in the initial few years there will be minimum 50 per cent growth at least and market will evolve in three years," Delta Electronics India Business Head, EV Charging Solutions, Akshaye Barbuddhe told . He said the EV charging ecosystem is only expected to grow with more and more automobile manufacturers bringing or planning to introduce their electric vehicles in the country. "There is a reason to it. Three-four years … [Read more...] about EV charging biz likely to grow at 50% in next 3 years in India: Delta Electronics
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'Wine bars there are, in plenty, in Karnataka,' notes Alok Chandra. Photograph: Daniele La Monaca/Reuters Given that about 80% of alcoholic beverages consumed in urban India are spirits and another 18% is beer, it's unlikely that anyone would open a Wine Bar (serving only wine) for the balance 2% unless motivated either by a passion for wine or by licensing laws. But wine bars there are, in plenty, in Karnataka. The 2008 Karnataka wine policy permitted issue of new licences for 'Wine Taverns' at a nominal annual fee of Rs 5,000. As of March 2019 there were 247 such licences in the state -- of which 108 licences had been issued for Bengaluru city. To put this into perspective, the state had a total of 10,856 licences of varying types as of end March 2019, of which 3,338 were for Bengaluru alone -- so Wine Taverns account for only between 2% and 3% of the total. No new liquor licences (permitting sale or vending of all categories of alcoholic beverages) have been issued in Karnataka … [Read more...] about The wine hubs of Bengaluru
Email By Kate McKenna Updated December 13, 2019 06:40:22 Photo: North Stradbroke is one of the largest sand islands in the world. (ABC Radio Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe) Related Story: Straddie in midst of major economic transition Related Story: North Stradbroke Island sand mining to end early Related Story: Other industries 'will not replace all sand mining jobs' on North Stradbroke Island Map: Australia Long a favourite of holidaymakers, North Stradbroke Island, or Minjerribah, is famed for its laid-back lifestyle. Key points:The Premier has handed over land deeds for nearly a quarter of the island to traditional ownersThe controversial practice of sand mining will end at the end of this yearSome have criticised a strategy to transition the island's economy towards more tourism But, for years the island has also been the focus of fierce argument, legal battles, and protests over sand mining.The Labor Government passed laws in 2016 to phase out mining on the … [Read more...] about Stradbroke Island sand mining ends in three weeks. What’s the island’s future?
Video PlayerClose MACAO, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Once a week, Ms. Kou has been with her seven-year-old son in a language training class at a family service center in Macao's Taipa District since the boy was diagnosed with severe autism in 2015. From mouth muscle training at the very beginning to vocabulary and sentences, as well as emotional training, her son was slowly making progress, bit by bit. "He has finally begun to ask me questions, sometimes where his dad is, sometimes where I put his toys," she said. "I feel all my efforts paid off at that moment." The center of about 1,400 square meters is inside a residential building. Its website said it primarily provides local residents with education and tutoring, preliminary diagnoses, child development training, parental support and professional treatment for families with special needs. Besides the reception and office area, other spaces are divided into small classrooms and playrooms under different names such as happyland, game zone, … [Read more...] about Across China: Macao a city of ubiquitous public services
NEW DELHI: Diversified consumer goods company ITC is taking the desi route to take on market leaders Venky’s and McCain in the Rs 7,500-crore packaged frozen-food category, which is currently dominated by cold cuts, vegetarian and non-vegetarian patties used in burgers and French Fries. The Kolkata-headquartered tobacco-to-biscuit maker is set to launch 50 new products, including paranthas, beetroot kebabs, rajmah ki galouti, galouti kebab, seekh kebab and vada pao in a bid to increase its market share from 5% to 20% in three years, Sachid Madan, CEO, ITC Frozen Snacks, Fruits and Vegetables, told TOI. The company has been test-marketing a few of these in several markets across the country. “In the food services category, we are partnering with domestic fast-food chains to grow the market. The foreign fast-food chains have their own designated suppliers, who have set up shop here. The proliferation of restaurant aggregators, online food delivery platforms and cloud … [Read more...] about ITC’s kebabs to take on McCain’s French Fries