Articles by Rajesh Kumar Singh

Robots Gain as Pandemic Lockdowns, Safety Issues Cause Factories to Automate

While a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Texas has brought many businesses to a screeching halt, eight robots have kept All Axis Machining’s metal fabrication facility in Dallas humming. The small, nimble robots perform multiple jobs, such as machine-tending, sanding, …

AI-Powered Supply Chain Software in Demand Amid Coronavirus Disruption

For the past seven years, a Munich-based firm called riskmethods has tried to interest companies in buying software that allows them to track all their suppliers in a way that minimizes risks in operating globally spread supply chains. Until recently, …

How Caterpillar, Deere Kept Equipment Making Plants Open During Coronavirus Outbreak

While Detroit automakers’ unionized auto factories have been idled by the coronavirus pandemic, farm and construction equipment makers Deere and Caterpillar have won the support of the United Auto Workers and other unions to run their facilities during the pandemic. …

India Coal-Fired Power Plant Explosion Kills 32 After 7 Months of Operation

An explosion at a newly commissioned unit of a coal-fired power plant in northern India killed 32 people, while about 80 are still recovering from injuries in one of the nation’s worst industrial disasters in recent years. Flue gases and …

India Joins Nuclear Liability Pact, Opening Door to Foreign Reactor Investments

India’s decision to join a global treaty on nuclear accident liability may help it woo reactor suppliers, including Westinghouse Electric Co. and General Electric Co., that have been reluctant to sell technology to the nation. The country ratified the Convention …

Obama’s Visit to India Ignites Nuclear Accident Liability Debate

It’s a $182 billion question for India with no easy answer. That’s the estimated amount the country plans to spend on nuclear power plants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to provide around-the-clock electricity, and end the nation’s blackout …

India’s Finance Minister’s Insurance Reform Agenda Runs into Political Hurdles

An Indian Parliament deadlocked yet again over corruption scandals threatens Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s ambitious reform agenda, dealing a harsh dose of political reality on the heels of his North American roadshow to sell the India story. Two long-stalled reforms …

India Plans Reinsurance Pool to Cover Refiners Handling Iran Oil

India plans to set up a fund of up to 20 billion rupees ($368.4 million) to back local insurers in offering cover to refiners who process Iranian crude, three government sources said, as sanctions discourage global reinsurers from taking on …

India to Ensure Refiners Running Iran Crude Oil Get Insurance: Source

India will ensure its refiners have insurance for plants that run crude from Iran, a government source said on Wednesday, allaying fears that imports from the sanctions-hit country may have to be halted. State-run refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp said on …

India’s Basic Realities May Confound New Finance Minister’s Reform Agenda

The return of a pro-market reformer to India’s finance ministry has cheered investors and contributed to a market rally, but Palaniappan Chidambaram will need both political deftness and some luck to tackle the problems dragging the economy down. Faced with …