India - Partner In Growth
Welcome to the May 9, 2018  bulletin of key policy decisions and high-impact news, presented by the Embassy of India, Washington DC.
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India Added More Energy Capacity from Renewables than Coal in 2017

For the first time ever, India has added more production capacity from renewable energy in a year than from conventional sources such as coal. The progress is in sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to promote renewable power, targeting capacity additions of 175,000 MW from renewable sources by 2022.

India Joins World's Top 5 Defense Spenders, Passing France

India has joined the U.S. and China as one of the world's five biggest military spenders. New Delhi's defense spending rose by 5.5 percent to $63.9 billion in 2017 and has now passed France, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said in a report.


Govt. OKs In-Flight WiFi in Indian Airspace

Indian authorities have given a green light to the use of data and voice services on flights over the country's airspace. Internet connectivity will be available above 9,800 feet and the service should be available in a matter of months.



Air Quality Data for 2017-18 Show Improvement, Thanks to Govt. Efforts