PM Narendra Modi had on May 12 emphasised on the importance of local manufacturing, calling Indian companies to be 'vocal' about 'local' before turning global.For desi milk cooperative, Amul, that has given many videshi dairy product companies a run for their money, the call was a reaffirmation of what it has been doing for the last 40-odd years. “Our products are second to none,” says Dr RS Sodhi, MD at Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) and Amul India. In no time, the Amul moppet -- that has for decades been a social observer -- was out in an utterly timely “Local bhi, global bhi” topical ad. But Sodhi is quick to add a word of caution. “No consumer will buy a brand just because it’s local. It has to achieve excellence in terms of quality, affordability and use of technology."As most companies across the globe look inwards, so are Indian ones with hope and ads that talk about their local connection. Dabur, for instance, had come … [Read more...] about The resurgence of patriotic brands
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New Delhi: Private power generator Tata Power today announced it is looking at ramping up investments to expand its network of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations to 700 by the end of the current financial year from around 170 currently. The company said in a statement it expects to make its mark in the fast-emerging EV segment by creating a national network of charging infrastructure. The growth in the demand for EVs in India is expected to outstrip internal combustion vehicles. In 2019-20, over 1.5 lakh electric vehicles were sold in India against 1.35 lakh in 2018-19In the current financial year, Tata Power will be working closely with the EV industry to enable India’s large scale migration to clean transportation across all segments including two and four-wheelers, it added. "Over the last two years, we have been investing in a national network of charging infrastructure and expect to expand this further during the current financial year too,” Chief Executive and … [Read more...] about Tata Power looking at expanding EV charging stations network to 700 by March 2021
No conversation about classic TV shows from the yesteryears is complete without talking about the iconic ‘Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai’. The show is about the Sarabhais, a family living in the posh area of Mumbai. The show is filled with witty dialogues, tongue-in-cheek humour and, of course, the constant bickering between Maya and Monisha over the latter’s ‘middle class’ ways. Those who have seen the show can vouch for its fresh humour and that it was way ahead of its times. Watch it for Maya’s sass, Monisha’s retorts and more than anything, for Rosesh’s poems!‘Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai’ airs on Star Bharat every day at 10 am. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ renewed for record-breaking 15th season
WASHINGTON: It seems US President Donald Trump has done one better than his predecessor Barack Obama in Afghanistan. He revealed his hand way before necessary, conceded Taliban’s key demands and is now trying to bring troops home on an accelerated timetable determined not by “conditions” on the ground but by his own electoral needs. Trump’s promise as a candidate to end foreign wars and his constant questioning as president of why the US was fighting other people’s wars were obvious indicators of his thinking. And with key drafters of the South Asia strategy – HR McMaster and Jim Mattis who had argued for more troops in Afghanistan – gone, Trump no longer feels constrained. It’s all about 2020 and the need to shore up support after the disastrous government shutdown for which he got the blame but not the wall he wanted. The Democratic field is filling up with credible candidates and Trump’s desperation for a foreign policy … [Read more...] about Have the Taliban really broken up with al-Qaeda and hitched up with the US?
Google chief Sundar Pichai has donated Rs 5 crore to Give India, matching Google's earlier donation to the non-profit organisation for the coronavirus pandemic."Thank you @sundarpichai for matching @Googleorg's Rs 5 crore grant to provide desperately needed cash assistance for vulnerable daily wage worker families...," Give India said in a tweet.Previously, Google had announced an over USD 800 million commitment towards efforts to tackle Covid-19 pandemic that claimed thousands of lives globally. This includes a USD 200 million investment fund for NGOs and banks to help small businesses access capital.Besides, Google has also teamed up with Apple to work on a contact tracing approach designed with strong controls and protections for user privacy.(With Inputs from PTI) … [Read more...] about Manufacturer of Oreo & Cadbury to donate 71 tonnes of biscuits, chocolates in 12 cities