Over 15 crore e-way bill generated by July end

The E-way Bill, launched on 1st of April on pan-India basis after a skewed start in February, has seen a tremendous surge in compliance. According to a government release, over 15 crore e-way bill has been generated in the country by the end of July. And this owes to the introduction of an upgraded system which is capable of generating 75 lakh bill every day. The release says that by July end, a total of 7,58,75,207 E-way bills for intra-State movement and 7,81,51,096 E-way bills for Inter-State movement of goods…

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Coal transportation not a constraint

In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha recently, Minister of Railways, Coal, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal maintained that transport facility is not a constraint on coal production anymore. Citing statistics, the minister said in his reply that there was an increase of 105 MT in production of Coal India Limited between 2013-14 and 2017-18 compared to an increase of only 31.15 MT in the preceding five years between 2009-10 to 2013-14. However, there are a few mines in Mahandi Coalfields Limited, Central Coalfields Limited and South…

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Emirates Skywards takes over flydubai’s frequent flyer programme

Emirates Skywards has replaced flydubai’s frequent flyer programme, OPEN, officially becoming the loyalty programme of Emirates airline and flydubai. The initiative became effective from early this month. The alignment of the loyalty programme now allows Emirates Skywards members to also earn Skywards Miles and Tier Miles when travelling on both airlines. Former OPEN members can enrol into Emirates Skywards to continue earning Miles on flydubai. The alignment of the loyalty programme for both airlines builds on Emirates and flydubai’s close partnership which includes code-sharing on an extended global route network…

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Mrida Greens expand plant extracts capacity for its farm-to-fork business

MRIDA GREENS & ORGANICS, an enterprise of Mrida Group that closely works with farmers and helps their products to reach to the market, has for the first time clocked a monthly turnover of Rs. 1 crore. Much of this owes to the doubling of its plant capacity,more than 20 tonnes now, at Umbergaon, Gujarat. This has aided the company in adding 10 new products to its portfolio. The products are sold under a specified brand – “Earthspired”. At its facility in Umbergaon, Gujarat, Mrida Greens and Organics has been processing herbal extracts…

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Four month high growth at major ports

A recent monthly update report by noted credit rating and research agency ICRA which highlights the key trends in the month of June, 2018 has pointed out a significant increase in cargo handling at major ports. However, the trends in railways freight sector was different. “ The growth in cargo handled at major ports rose a four-month high 7.1% in June 2018 from 2.7% in May 2018, reflecting a sharp uptick in iron ore and coal in that month. Moreover, the growth of non-oil merchandise exports in US$ terms rose…

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