Energy efficiency will help save $6.5 billion a year: Piyush Goyal

Energy efficiency will help save $6.5 billion a year: Piyush Goyal

The Centre's Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme will result in savings of up to USD 6.5 billion annually through energy efficiency and also help reduce carbon dioxide emission by 80 million tonnes (MT), Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said Thursday.

Mar 17, 2016, 22:22 PM IST
Kanye West asks Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg $1 billion for his ''ideas''

Kanye West asks Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg $1 billion for his ''ideas''

Rapper and fashion designer Kanye West, who says he is $53 million in debt, has asked Facebook Inc`s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion into his "ideas."

Feb 16, 2016, 17:51 PM IST

Govt's holding of US securities crosses $100 bn mark

Logging fresh one-year high, India's exposure to US government securities reached USD 101.7 billion as the country purchased nearly USD 10 billion worth bonds in just one month.

May 03, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

Capgemini to buy IGATE Corp in $4-billion cash deal

French IT services company Capgemini will buy IGATE Corp -- a US-based company with a large presence in India -- for USD 4 billion in cash to create an entity with a combined revenue of USD 14 billion to take on rivals like IBM.

Apr 27, 2015, 11:49 AM IST
RBI snaps up $49.2 bn in Apr-Feb, highest in 7 years

RBI snaps up $49.2 bn in Apr-Feb, highest in 7 years

The central bank net purchased the currency from the spot market in April 2014-February 2015, according to the central bank data, which comes with a lag of two months.

Apr 19, 2015, 19:18 PM IST

Egypt, Norway urge donors to pay $5.4 bn aid pledged for Gaza

Egypt and Norway urged donors on Thursday, including Gulf states squeezed by low oil prices, to keep promises of providing $5.4 billion in aid for the Palestinians after the devastating war in Gaza last year.

Feb 06, 2015, 02:58 AM IST

China cosies up to ASEAN with $20 billion in loans

China on Thursday offered $20 billion in loans and floated the possibility of a "friendship treaty" with Southeast Asian nations, in an apparent bid to defuse regional tensions which spiked this year over contested seas.

Nov 13, 2014, 21:05 PM IST

MJ’s musical legacy to fetch billion dollars posthumously

It has emerged that Michael Jackson’s musical estate, emerging as a ‘true legacy’, can fetch billion dollars in next several decades.

Jun 26, 2011, 14:04 PM IST

Universe to end in 5 billion years

Scientists predict that the universe would come to an end-in just five billion years.

Oct 30, 2010, 13:44 PM IST

Wildfires cost Russia some $15 billion: Report

A newspaper says the hundreds of wildfires that has swept western Russia has caused billions of dollars in damage.

Aug 10, 2010, 16:38 PM IST

Air India losses more than $1bn

Burdened by high fuel and labour
costs, cash-strapped Air India suffered a net loss of Rs 5,548
crore in 2008-09, as its total revenue declined by around Rs
2,000 crore compared to the previous fiscal.

Nov 12, 2009, 08:40 AM IST

One billion to go hungry world over: UN

The UN agency has warned that nearly one billion people will be severely affected by food shortage.

Sep 17, 2009, 09:59 AM IST