Cupboard approves Rs 18,000-cr PLI scheme for battery manufacturing



The Union Cupboard on Wednesday authorized the proposal of the division of heavy industries for executing the ‘Manufacturing Linked Incentive’ (PLI) scheme in home battery manufacturing.


Below the PLI scheme floated by the Central authorities, the Cupboard in November 2020 had authorized Rs 18,000 crore for home manufacturing of Superior Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage and cut back import dependence.



At the moment, nation’s ACC demand is being met by imports.


The nodal ministry thereafter proposed a Nationwide Programme on ACC Battery Storage’ for attaining manufacturing capability of fifty) GigaWatt-Hour (Gwh) of ACC and 5 GWh of “Area of interest” ACC. This was authorized by the Cupboard on Wednesday.


Every chosen ACC battery Storage producer must decide to set-up an ACC manufacturing facility of minimal 5 GWh capability and guarantee a minimal 60 per cent home worth addition on the venture degree inside 5 years, mentioned the coverage word by the Cupboard.


“The beneficiary companies must obtain a home worth addition of a minimum of 25 per cent and incur the necessary funding Rs 225 crore/GWh inside 2 Years (on the Mom Unit Stage)

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HUL’s Sudhir Sitapati to take over as GCPL’s managing director in October



Godrej Client Merchandise (GCPL) on Tuesday stated that Sudhir Sitapati (pictured) wo­uld take over as its managing director and chief government officer in October.


Sitapati is presently government director of the meals and refreshment enterprise at Hindustan Unilever (HUL). His exit from HUL was introduced by the corporate on Monday. Srinandan Sundaram, at present government director, buyer improvement at HUL would succeed Sitapati efficient July 1.



Following Sitapati’s appointment, Nisaba Godrej, at present the chairperson and MD at GCPL, would take over as government chairperson, the corporate stated. Sitapati, who has spent 22 years at HUL, is predicted to convey his expertise and understanding throughout classes to GCPL.


On Tuesday, GCPL posted a 59.13 per cent YoY improve in its consolidated internet revenue to Rs 365.84 crore for This fall, led by a low base. Its internet gross sales in This fall elevated by 26.87 per cent year-on-year to Rs 2,705.69 crore. GCPL has a presence within the dwelling and private care segments.

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Hamas Rockets Goal Tel Aviv After Israeli Strikes Flatten Gaza Tower

Palestinian militants Hamas fired a barrage of rockets at Israel’s financial hub Tel Aviv on Tuesday in retaliation for an Israeli strike that destroyed a tower block in Gaza, because the foes traded their heaviest hearth for a number of years.

The sharp escalation, triggered by violence in Jerusalem, has killed no less than 32 Palestinians within the blockaded Gaza Strip and three Israelis, and wounded tons of extra.





Israeli seurity forces advance amid clashes with Palestinian protesters on the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem
 AFP / Ahmad GHARABLI

“That is only the start” of Israel’s strikes, Defence Minister Benny Gantz warned.

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh vowed that “if Israel needs to escalate, we’re prepared for it.”

The UN envoy for Center East Peace, Tor Wennesland, warned that Israel and Hamas have been “escalating in direction of a full-scale battle”.



Map of Jerusalem's Old City


Map of Jerusalem’s Previous Metropolis
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Within the crowded, Israeli-blockaded enclave of Gaza, 10 kids and one lady have been amongst these killed since Monday evening.

An extra 220 individuals have been reported wounded from the continuing Israeli air strikes, many rescued from the smouldering ruins of buildings.



Israeli security forces form a shield as a stun grenade bursts amid clashes with Palestinian protesters at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem


Israeli safety forces kind a defend as a stun grenade

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