• India’s macroeconomic situation is improving fast and the country’s GDP growth will turn positive in the third and fourth quarters of the current financial year, eminent economist Ashima Goyal said.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country was moving briskly forward in its efforts to “reduce its carbon footprint by 30-35%” and exuded confidence that the target of renewable energy production would be achieved “before time”.
  • Tata Steel Ltd. has tested coking coal samples from Russia for making steel through the blast furnace route, its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer TV Narendran said.
  • Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd (HEC) bagged a Rs 527-crore-project for constructing a coal handling plant (CHP) on a turnkey basis at Magadh open cast project of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) in Chatra.
  • Responding to state government’s appeal, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways declared the roads connecting the National Highway-715 near Jorhat with Kamalabari Ghat in Majuli as National Highways (NH) 715K under National Highways Act, 1956.
  • Barclays lifted its fiscal 2022 growth forecast for the Indian economy to 8.5% from an earlier projection of 7%, saying the country would “return to normal” faster than expected as the COVID-19 curve starts flattening.