KBL’s submersible pump-sets get renewed BIS Certification and BEE Star Rating

Mumbai, 11th January, 2020: Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL), the leading pump manufacturing company in India, has recently received renewed certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) Star Rating for 320 and 45 models of its submersible pump-sets, respectively. These water and oil-filled bore-well submersible pump-sets are mainly used in the agriculture and domestic user segments. The BIS certification is a true indicator of KBL’s trusted and assuredsuperior product and service quality. Meanwhile, the BEE star rated pumps result in power and energy bill…

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Aspen set to sign deal with Indian supplier

Aspen Pharmacare is poised to sign a deal with an Indian company to provide it with the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) used for making HIV/Aids drugs, CEO Stephen Saad said on Thursday, shortly after presenting the company’s annual results to investors. Aspen, SA’s biggest pharmaceutical manufacturer and one of its longest-standing suppliers of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to the government, has consistently said that the low-margin, high-volume business is vulnerable to exchange-rate fluctuations that affect the cost of imported APIs, which are priced in dollars These ingredients accounted for between 60%…

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India’s SMME sector ‘a model for SA to follow’

DURBAN – The South African Consul-General in Mumbai, India, Maropene Ramokgopa, has said South Africa should follow the example set by India’s small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) sector.She said that in India it was the SMMEs that were responsible for the creation of jobs and for anchoring the economy, and not big business. Ramokgopa was speaking at a seminar held by the Department of Trade and Industry in Mumbai. She said the Indian government’s successes within the SMME sector came because it had identified an industry it would like…

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SA, India to strengthen cooperation in agriculture

The governments of South and India have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fisheries. The two countries made the commitment during a bilateral meeting between South Africa’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana and Indian Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala, in New Delhi, India last week. The bilateral meeting was aimed at strengthening cooperation in agriculture, forestry and fisheries with a special focus on the areas of crop and animal production, research, food and nutrition security, agroforestry, aquaculture…

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the dti and the High Commission of India in Pretoria to Host India-South Africa Business Summit

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the High Commission of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India,  Invest India, the Confederation of Indian Industry, and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry will host the India-South Africa Business Summit under the theme “United by Legacy, Unified for Prosperity”. The Business Summit will be held on 29-30 April 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg and seeks to maximise the potential of the economic and commercial partnership between South Africa and India leveraging…

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India’s New Roads Are Made With Recycled Plastic

Plastic roads are more durable than asphalt ones, cheaper to build, and better for the environment. By Phineas Ruecke The 1967 film “The Graduate” may have said it best: “There’s a great future in plastics.” Adidas is making shoes and swimsuits with recycled ocean plastic, refugees are building shelters with plastic bottles, and in Haiti women are turning plastic bottles into ink cartridges. Now, India is building roads with recycled plastic. And for the past five years, one part of the Indian subcontinent has been leading the way. Take Action:…

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