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The OP video is from 2018.

In last few years, even more work has been accomplished on the project.

Some newer captures:


 

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This actually does look very good.In Pakistan the railways have literally been killed with all focus on roads. By the way do you guys know where @Joe Shearer is?
 

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This actually does look very good.In Pakistan the railways have literally been killed with all focus on roads. By the way do you guys know where @Joe Shearer is?
He comes in on and off. Indian Railways can be quite diverse. You have overfilled compartments to luxury trains.
 

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This actually does look very good.In Pakistan the railways have literally been killed with all focus on roads. By the way do you guys know where @Joe Shearer is?

He pops once every 1 - 2 weeks lately. He will respond to your tag when he does.
 

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He pops once every 1 - 2 weeks lately. He will respond to your tag when he does.
Ahh. That explains. I sent him my whatsapp but he has not got back to me. I have 'known' him for years so thought I would have a chat. I already had one with @Yankeestani yesterday. Sounds like a nice young man and way mature for his years. Kind of reverse of me. Old man but way immature.
 

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This actually does look very good.In Pakistan the railways have literally been killed with all focus on roads. By the way do you guys know where @Joe Shearer is?
Road transportation cant match the volume which trains can carry, even India should use the rivers for transportation that's far cheaper and hassle-free
 

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This actually does look very good.In Pakistan the railways have literally been killed with all focus on roads. By the way do you guys know where @Joe Shearer is?
I thought I'd got your mail and replied? You were packing to leave for Pakistan.
 

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He comes in on and off. Indian Railways can be quite diverse. You have overfilled compartments to luxury trains.
It's high time we had policy getting a look in.
  1. What are the Railways for? Passengers or goods or both?
  2. If both, how do we decide priorities, and decide investing in growth of each?
  3. What is our development policy? Do the ridiculous bozos in our ministries understand that development can be planned? Do they wish to plan for development? At the moment, they just preach hate.
  4. Where should our places of work be? Close together, clustered, at similar or identical locations? distributed through the country?
  5. Where should our places of living be? Close together, etc., just as it is above.
  6. Should there be distances between place of work and place of living?
  7. How should we connect the two? Short-range? If so, how much on tracks? Mid-range? Long-range?
 

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Indian pharma exports up 18% to a record $24.44 billion in pandemic year​

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Indian pharmaceutical exports have registered a record growth in the pandemic year (2020-21), bucking the global trend of 1-2 per cent negative growth in 2020.

As per the quick estimates of the Department of Commerce, drugs and pharmaceutical exports for the FY-21 (Apr 2020 - Mar 2021) touched $24.44 billion, a record growth of 18.07 per cent. Exports during FY 2020 was $20.58 billion with growth rate of 7.57 per cent.

North America is the largest exporting region for India with more than 34 per cent share. Country wise exports to USA, Canada and Mexico recorded growth of 12.6 per cent, 30 per cent and 21.4 per cent respectively.

South Africa, the second largest exporting country, recorded a jump of 28 per cent in exports. Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania are the other major destinations in Africa. Overall, pharma exports to Africa went up 13.4 per cent as against last year's growth of 2.24 per cent.

The third largest exporting region, Europe recorded 11 per cent growth.

The Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) said the exports in the month of March 2021, at $2.3billion (provisional figures) is the highest among exports of all the months of 2020-21.

"The growth rate for this month is 48.5 per cent against the exports in March 2020 ($1.54 billion). Growth rate seems relatively big as the exports of March 2020 was crunched due to lockdown across the world and supply chain disruption. However, Indian pharma exports are substantially growing all these years and we have observed the highest export figures and growth rate in this financial year compared to the last 8 financial years. We are expecting the same trend to continue further owing to increased demand of Indian made generics and vaccines," Udaya Bhaskar, director general, Pharmexcil says.


Pharmexcil has been organising virtual business meetings with the support of Commerce ministry and India's foreign embassies throughout the pandemic period to penetrate newer markets. "Our efforts in penetrating the markets of around 40 countries other than North America and Europe during the pandemic have yielded positive results in the growth of exports," Bhaskar says.

Non-traditional markets like Latin American countries (14.5 per cent growth), CIS countries (23.5 per cent growth) and Middle East (17.5 per cent growth) remained impressive. The growth rates observed in exports to unexplored countries like Australia (21 per cent) UAE (43 per cent), Uzbekistan (125 per cent) and Ukraine (40.6 per cent).

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https://www.businesstoday.in/sector...eports-18-07-percent-growth/story/436887.html

https://www.dcatvci.org/6213-global-api-sourcing-which-countries-lead
 

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Indian pharma exports up 18% to a record $24.44 billion in pandemic year​

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Indian pharmaceutical exports have registered a record growth in the pandemic year (2020-21), bucking the global trend of 1-2 per cent negative growth in 2020.

As per the quick estimates of the Department of Commerce, drugs and pharmaceutical exports for the FY-21 (Apr 2020 - Mar 2021) touched $24.44 billion, a record growth of 18.07 per cent. Exports during FY 2020 was $20.58 billion with growth rate of 7.57 per cent.

North America is the largest exporting region for India with more than 34 per cent share. Country wise exports to USA, Canada and Mexico recorded growth of 12.6 per cent, 30 per cent and 21.4 per cent respectively.

South Africa, the second largest exporting country, recorded a jump of 28 per cent in exports. Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania are the other major destinations in Africa. Overall, pharma exports to Africa went up 13.4 per cent as against last year's growth of 2.24 per cent.

The third largest exporting region, Europe recorded 11 per cent growth.

The Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) said the exports in the month of March 2021, at $2.3billion (provisional figures) is the highest among exports of all the months of 2020-21.

"The growth rate for this month is 48.5 per cent against the exports in March 2020 ($1.54 billion). Growth rate seems relatively big as the exports of March 2020 was crunched due to lockdown across the world and supply chain disruption. However, Indian pharma exports are substantially growing all these years and we have observed the highest export figures and growth rate in this financial year compared to the last 8 financial years. We are expecting the same trend to continue further owing to increased demand of Indian made generics and vaccines," Udaya Bhaskar, director general, Pharmexcil says.


Pharmexcil has been organising virtual business meetings with the support of Commerce ministry and India's foreign embassies throughout the pandemic period to penetrate newer markets. "Our efforts in penetrating the markets of around 40 countries other than North America and Europe during the pandemic have yielded positive results in the growth of exports," Bhaskar says.

Non-traditional markets like Latin American countries (14.5 per cent growth), CIS countries (23.5 per cent growth) and Middle East (17.5 per cent growth) remained impressive. The growth rates observed in exports to unexplored countries like Australia (21 per cent) UAE (43 per cent), Uzbekistan (125 per cent) and Ukraine (40.6 per cent).

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Covid though has shown supply chain vulnerabilities we still have.

There is critical inputs still being imported from places like China and even US/West that caused disruption in our production assurance.

Indian pharma needs to backwork as far as possible to have as much robust supply chain within India going forward...we cannot simply only do the vertical advancement and leave large gaps behind.
 

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India pips Japan to become second largest crude steel manufacturer​



In a major achievement, India has overtaken Japan to become the world’s second largest producer of crude steel in February, according to the Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI). At present, China is the largest producer of crude steel in the world, accounting for more than 50% of the production.

India’s crude steel production was up 4.4% and stood at 93.11 million tonnes (mt) for the period April 2017 to February 2018, compared with April 2016 to February 2017, which has helped India to overtake Japan and becomes the second largest producer of crude steel in the world, SUFI said in a statement here.

India overtook the U.S. in 2015 to become the third largest producer of crude steel.

Attributed the growth in steel production to the right policies undertaken by the government, Nikunj Turakhia, president, Sufi said, “The government has taken host of steps to curb imports, push local demand with initiatives like ‘Make in India’, implementation of the GST and infrastructure projects, to encourage the domestic market.”

According to the World Steel Association, India produced 8.4 mt of crude steel in February 2018, up 3.4% over February 2017.

Mr. Turakhia said the Steel Ministry was working proactively to lay down the road map to achieve 300 million tonnes by 2030.

“In addition, quick resolution of various big-ticket steel mills under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and the National Company Law Tribunal is expected to further hasten the process of achieving higher capacity utilisation,” he added.

https://www.thehindu.com/business/I...-crude-steel-manufacturer/article23436673.ece
 

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NEW DELHI: Samsung has started production of mobile display panels at its Noida factory this month, a move that will expand the contribution of locally sourced components for the South Korean smartphone maker’s devices and increase domestic value addition.

The company will soon ramp up production to make IT display panels as well.

Samsung Display Noida Private Ltd. has started production from April. Currently, it is making only mobile display panels at the Noida factory,” a person aware of the matter told ET on condition of anonymity.


Samsung Display Noida declined to comment on the development.

Analysts said the move would send a positive signal to the entire display ecosystem and help attract smaller ecosystem players to the country.

“The move will give confidence to smaller players in the broader display ecosystem to come to India and set up operations. Samsung is one of the largest players. It gives a signal to the overall supply chain that this component is ready for manufacturing,” said Tarun Pathak, associate director at Counterpoint Research.

Pathak said display is going to be more critical for mobile phones, tablets and consumer Internet of Things (CIoT) devices. “This means that the contribution of local sourcing will increase… Display is a high local value addition product with 15-18% price contribution towards a smartphone cost. Not all will be sourced in India but it is a good starting point,” he said.

It needs to be seen at which level Samsung is building the unit and preparing for production since there are certain other components involved, said Pathak. “With the PLI (production-linked incentive) scheme, the local value addition can hit 25-30% over a period of time, from 12-13% presently,” he said.

Samsung makes more than 70% of the total display products used across the world in TVs, mobile phones, tablets and watches, among other gadgets, in South Korea, Vietnam and China. Beijing BOE Display Technology, Tainma, LG Display and JDI are some other prominent display makers.


Samsung was the only handset company to have met its targets under the PLI scheme for 2020-21. The other 15 approved companies struggled to meet their targets and have asked the government to relax target deadlines.

The Uttar Pradesh government had approved special incentives for Samsung Display Noida, which has invested Rs 4,825 crore to relocate its mobile and IT display production unit from China to the state, giving a boost to India's bid to expand local manufacturing, especially at the cost of its far east Asian neighbour.

Besides a financial provisioning of Rs 250 crore from the state government for this project for five years, Samsung will also get financial incentive of Rs 460 crore under the Centre’s Scheme for Promotion of Manufacturing Electronic Components and Semiconductors.
 

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At Rs 1.41 trillion, GST collection for April 2021 sets new record​


Surpassing the previous high in March, Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections in the month of April set another fresh record at Rs 1.41 trillion, according to the government data released on Saturday. April month's GST revenues are about 14 per cent higher when compared with the collections of previous month.

GST collections have consistently crossed Rs 1 trillion mark for the last seven months.


"Despite the second wave of coronavirus pandemic affecting several parts of the country, Indian businesses have once again shown remarkable resilience by not only complying with the return filing requirements but also paying their GST dues in a timely manner during the month," the government said in an official statement.

During April, the revenues from domestic transaction (including import of services) are 21 per cent higher than the revenues from these sources during the last month.

Of the total collections, CGST amounts to about 27,837 crore, SGST is Rs 35,621 crore, IGST is Rs 68,481 crore (including Rs 29,599 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is Rs 9,445 crore (including Rs 981 crore collected on import of goods).

"These are clear indicators of sustained economic recovery during this period. Closer monitoring against fake-billing, deep data analytics using data from multiple sources including GST, Income-tax and Customs IT systems and effective tax administration have also contributed to the steady increase in tax revenue," the government said.

"Quarterly return and monthly payment scheme has been successfully implemented bringing relief to the small taxpayers as they now file only one return every three months. Providing IT support to taxpayers in the form of pre-filled GSTR 2A and 3B returns and ramped up System capacity have also eased the return filing process," it said.


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