• Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for highway projects worth Rs 8,341 crore in Rajasthan, an official statement said.
    These projects are for a total length of 1,127 kms.
  • The continuous improvement in the key economic and business indicators signals that the worst is behind and expectations of positive GDP growth at 0.1% to 2% in Q3 and 2% to 4% in Q4 FY 2020-21 are becoming strong with a higher growth trajectory in FY 2021-22 at 7.7%, according to PHDCCI EBM Index (Economic and Business Momentum Index).
  • The Indian economy is expected to record a double-digit growth at 10% in 2021-22. The PMI Manufacturing Index is at its highest since 2008, said the report prepared by Deloitte.
  • Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) is seeing prospects of generating methanol through surface coal gasification from one of its mines at Chandrapur. Methanol can be used as an alternative fuel.
  • State-owned CIL allocated 25.78 million tonnes (MT) of coal in the first eight months of this fiscal under spot e-auction scheme, registering a year-on-year increase of 59.4%. Coal India Ltd (CIL) had allocated 16.17 MT of coal in the April-November period of the previous fiscal, according to government data.
  • Union minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 13,000 crore in Telangana. These projects are for a total length of 765.66 km of highways.