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There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable. For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on the type and level of innovation that is most beneficial for organizations. Somestudiessuggest that radical innovation (which does sound sexy) confers sustainable competitive advantages, butothersshow that “mild” innovation – think iPhone 5 rather than the original iPhone – is generally more effective, not least because it reduces market uncertainty. There is also inconclusive evidence on whether we should pay attention to consumers’ views, with somestudiesshowing that a customer focus is detrimental for innovation because it equates to playing catch-up, butothersarguing for it. Even Henry Ford’s famous quote on the subject – “if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said fast…

Germany to fund 125 million euros for renewable energy corridor in India

Germany and India on Tuesday signed an two agreements to fund 125 million Euros for the Green Energy Corridors' project in Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.


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Government hopes to roll out a new goods and services tax (GST) in 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday while addressing Indian and German businesses at the Indo-German Summit in Bangalore


Germany and India on Tuesday signed an two agreements to fund 125 million Euros for the Green Energy Corridors’ project in Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.
Germany’s development bank, KFW, will fund 57 million Euro for the project at Himachal Pradesh, and 68 million Euro for the Andhra Pradesh project, a press statement from the government said.
The agreements were signed at a time when Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel is on a state visit in India.
Renewable Energy is one of the key areas of India-German partnership. The financing of the transmission infrastructure of renewable energy projects, the Centre and State grids will be strengthened to evacuate more green energy, the statement said.
“With the Green Energy Corridors, the intra-State network will feed the renewable energy to the respective State grids and the high capacity transmission corridors and inter-State network will connect major renewable energy pockets with the national grid,” it added.

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