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China clampdown on illegal meat puts $2 billion trade at risk

China has adopted stricter border controls due to swine fever, meaning a big blow to Indian buffalo meat exports.

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Finance Ministry wants RBI to take over stressed assets of NBFCs

FinMin and RBI are discussing a new scheme to unburden stressed assets from top 25 NBFCs.

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  • In a speech on the General Election campaign trail, Johnson called for people to vote for the Conservative Party to get Brexit done by the January 31 deadline and put all related changes in motion thereafter. The party has pegged its post-Brexit skills-based visa plans as one that would be equally applied to nationals of all countries.

    Earlier this year, the government has taken steps such as mandatory issuance of letter of credit to generating companies by discoms and single-day payment. Under single-day payment, discoms have to make payments a day in advance to procure power supply, which will be carrying cost.

    "Companies also may register themselves with the databank to search, select and connect with individuals who possess the right skills and attitude for being considered for appointment as independent directors," the ministry said in an official release said.

    The government is closely monitoring the prices of onions which is rising everyday due to short supply in the market. There is a huge shortage of the bulb this year due to heavily rains in the onion growing states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.

    The National Manufacturing Policy identifies employment intensive industries like textiles and garments, leather and footwear, gems and jewellery and food processing, etc. as special focus attention sectors.

    Labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar informed the Rajya Sabha that if there is a strike in any unit, they (employees) would have to inform at least 14 days in advance. He said this is part of the new labour law which the government is bringing and the ministry is in touch with the various state governments.

    In an article published in the reputed British Medical Journal (BMJ), doctors and maternal health experts have questioned the “scientific rationale“ and “ethics” of an Indian health ministry announcement that calls on obstetric staff to delay giving oxytocin to women after childbirth until the uterus has expelled the placenta.

    The ministry has informed the CAG that it has examined the matter in consultation with IOC and BPCL and directed both companies to recover the “unauthorised” payments made to their employees. The two companies have been asked to furnish action taken report on the matter.

    The decision to go for the capital procurement was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council(DAC) headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

    Britain’s main opposition Labour party on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of plotting a “toxic” deal with Donald Trump to allow US pharmaceutical companies access to the state health service.

    The highways ministry was planning to award road construction projects worth over Rs 500,000 crores over the next three months to boost demand in the construction and automobile sector, Gadkari had said. National Highway projects with a cumulative length of 5,493 km were awarded in 2018-19, Gadkari said.

    "In order to provide MSME's a level playing field in defence supplies and also expand the vendor base, the Ministry of Defence has come up with a scheme to set up 6-8 product testing centres in the defence industrial corridors," Rear Admiral A. George, Additional Director General Quality Assurance (Warship Projects), told reporters.

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