JICA
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement with the Centre to provide an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan of 100,000 million Japanese Yen (nearly ₹6,000 crore) as Tranche 3 for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) rail project. The funds meant for investment to develop a high-frequency mass transportation system by constructing the High-Speed Rail between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, using Japan’s Shinkansen technology (also known as the Bullet train). The loan agreement was signed between Additional Secretary (Department of Economic Affairs) Rajat Kumar Mishra and senior representative, JICA India, Watanabe Jun. It may be recalled that JICA has been supporting the MAHSR project by providing ODA loans. The agreement is after the JPY 250,000 million (₹18,000 crore) package of JICA’s commitment in 2017. The loan agreement between JICA and the Centre came days after the new Maharashtra CM gave all clearances for the Bullet train project to boost the development on fast tracked basis.
PM Unveils ₹17,300 cr Development Projects in Tamil Nadu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for a series of development projects totaling over ₹17,300 crores in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. These projects include the foundation stone for the Outer

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Gadkari Approves ₹1,894.76cr Jaunpur Bypass Project in Uttar Pradesh
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, has announced the approval for the construction of a 29 km long 4-lane Jaunpur Bypass (Package-1) in Uttar Pradesh. The project, estimated at ₹1,894.76 crore

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MoRTH Announces Widening of ₹481.86cr Chhapra Bypass Section in Bihar
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, has announced the approval for widening the existing 2nd Gen Chhapra Bypass section of National Highway-19 in Saran district, Bihar. The project, estimated at ₹481.86 crore

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Gadkari sanctions ₹691.70 cr for construction of Kotdwar Bypass
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, has announced the approval for the construction of a 6 km long 4-lane Kotdwar Bypass on National Highway-119. The project, estimated at ₹691.70 crore, will

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MoRTH Sanctions ₹438.34 cr for 2 Lane Bypass Road in Jharkhand
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, has announced the approval for the construction of a 2-lane bypass road with paved shoulders around Giridih town on National Highway-114 in Jharkhand. The project

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Gadkari Announces ₹1,244.43 cr Road Upgradation Project in HP
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, has announced the approval for the upgradation of the existing road from Kalar Bala village to Nauni Chowk on National Highway-205 in Solan and Bilaspur districts

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MoRTH Allocates ₹718.26 cr for Daringbadi Ghat Section Widening
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, has announced an allocation of ₹718.26 crore for the widening and strengthening of the Daringbadi Ghat section on National Highway-59 in Odisha. Spanning Kandhamal

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CHRYSO® CORROCRETE corrosion shield helps build strong structures
CHRYSO® CORROCRETE is a corrosion resistant admixture used in concrete that helps protect the steel rebars inside concrete structures against rust formation and subsequent corrosion, which can weaken the structure over a period of time

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Nippon Paint India Launches Color Vision Book 2024-25
Nippon Paint India (Decorative) has launched its Color Vision Book for 2024-2025, that forecasts color palettes for the youth and divisions (regional zones) for the first time. The Nippon Paint Color Vision’s foresight system is structured

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JSW One launches JSW One TMT to Power India’s Construction Industry
JSW One, part of the US $23 billion JSW Group, has announced the launch of JSW One TMT, aimed at powering India’s construction ambitions by setting new benchmarks in quality and reliability. The BIS-certified JSW One TMT bars set new

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Hi-Tech Pipe aims for 1 mn tonnes capacity by FY25
Hi-Tech Pipes Limited (HTPL), manufacturer and supplier in the piping industry, has announced the commissioning and successful trial production of its Greenfield project at Sanand Unit II (Phase 1), Gujarat which adds a capacity of

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Vedanta launches e-superstore for primary aluminium products
Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, has announced the launch of Vedanta Metal Bazaar, an innovative new e-superstore for primary aluminium that promises to transform the way it is bought and sold in India. “The superstore

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ACC acquires remaining stake in Asian Concretes & Cements at ₹775cr
ACC Limited has acquired the remaining 55% stake in Asian Concretes & Cements Pvt Ltd (ACCPL) from its existing promoter at an enterprise value of ₹775 crore, thereby achieving full ownership of ACCPL. The enterprise value includes

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SIAM Cement & BigBloc’s JV to launch ‘ZMART BUILD’ plant in Gujarat
SIAM Cement BigBloc Construction Technologies Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between Gujarat based BigBloc Construction Ltd and Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG), is set to begin operation at its first plant at Kapadvanj, Gujarat within the next

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Betolar starts stream study of flyash from Eesti Energia’s power plant
Betolar will start a side stream study commissioned by Eesti Energia to explore the use of ash from oil shale combustion as a binding agent in concrete. This would make it possible to replace cement in concrete either partially or completely

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UltraTech targets green energy at 85% of its total energy mix by 2030
UltraTech Cement Limited, India’s largest cement and Ready-Mix Concrete (RMC) company, has announced to increase the overall share of green energy in its total energy mix to 85% by 2030. K C Jhanwar, Managing Director, UltraTech Cement Limited

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JSW Group to deploy Coolbrook’s RotoDynamic Heater technology
JSW Group, a leading and fastest expanding US$ 23 billion diversified business conglomerate, has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Coolbrook, a transformational technology and engineering company headquartered in Finland.

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Shree Cement announces new brand identity with Bangur as master brand
Shree Cement Limited, one of India’s leading cement manufacturers, has unveiled a comprehensive overhaul of its corporate brand identity and introduced a range of new brand offerings, centered around the ‘Bangur’ brand. The refreshed Bangur

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Assam CM Inaugurates ₹200 Cr Infrastructure Projects in Nagaon
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma unveiled a series of infrastructure projects totaling over ₹200 crore in Nagaon district. These projects, including a solar power plant and water supply initiatives under the Jal Jeevan Mission, aim to

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Govt to Launch ₹83,000 Cr Mega Port Projects in TN & Maharashtra
The Indian government is set to unveil two massive port projects, collectively worth more than ₹83,000 crore, in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra ahead of the announcement of election dates. The project in Tamil Nadu aims to enhance capacity

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