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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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Universe to end in 5 billion years

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

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.

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.

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.