The month of August marks the onset of the impending festivities that will be celebrated with much enthusiasm and fervor across the country. The start of the festivities will be marked with the Independence Day celebrations on August 15, followed by Rakshabandhan on August 18. But, undoubtedly, the most eagerly awaited festivities will be of Ganesh Chaturthi that will commence September 5.Read More..
On the morning of Friday June 24, 2016, the markets in India opened to the news of Brexit – the referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union (EU), which resulted in its exit from the EU. The aftermath of this resulted in choppy markets, wiping out close to an astounding Rs. 4 Lakh Crore of investors’ wealth, with the Sensex plunging down by almost 1058 points, on Friday morning. Undoubtedly, Britain had sent the global markets into a tizzy.Read More..
With 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) being permitted in the real estate sector in India, and the current government’s pro-business and reforms outlook, India’s stature amongst the global investment community has been steadily growing. The real estate market in India – commercial, retail, and residential is set to significantly gain from the FDI reforms, arousing a great deal of interest from developers from countries such as Japan and China.Read More..
Across the world, the buildings we reside in and manage our businesses out of, consume electricity, water, energy and other natural resources. Our buildings are known to consume almost 35% to 40% of the energy around us, a large chunk of it during the construction stage. The building industry produces some of the largest amounts of ‘demolition waste’ that can have an adverse impact on our environment and ecological life cycles. The construction and operation of buildings and cities as vital as may be, also implies the inevitable and slow destruction and depletion of our forests, ground cover, water, and energy. While the expansion and development of our communities are unavoidable, the design, construction, and operation of our buildings can certainly help reduce the overall impact of man-made construction on human health and the natural environment.Read More..
With an eye on the impending election to the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in February 2017, the Devendra Fadnavis led BJP government in Maharashtra is in the midst of launching several infrastructure projects amounting to almost Rs 1 Lakh Crore (USD $15 billion). This list of projects will focus on the development of infrastructure in Mumbai to include water reuse and recycling, solid waste management, expansion of the Mumbai Metro line, development of the Mumbai coastal road and the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link, construction of ports and jetties, and roads.Read More..