India, 6 others object to restrictions on services trade, workers’ movement
The US, the EU, Canada and Australia are denying market access to short-term services providers from India.
Act now or temperatures will rise 3-5 degrees, scientists warn leaders
This steady increase in temperature that manifests as climate variability and rising incidence of extreme weather events is taking a toll on human health and food production capacities. As a result, after nearly a decade global hunger is seeing an increase and displacement of people from their homes is on the rise, scientists said.
Assam government will set up 100 organic markets for selling organic products
Sonowal asked the Managing Director of Assam Seeds Corporation Limited to produce seeds to the tune of Rs. 200 crore. He also stressed on creating adequate infrastructure for seed production in the state. Sonowal also asked the Agriculture Department to ensure effective and judicious use of seeds by the farmers.
World 'nowhere near' meeting Paris Agreement targets: Experts
But slowing down warming will require countries to do much more than they are currently doing to address climate change. “If we want to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals then we should bend the carbon emissions curve in the next 15 years, and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050,” WMO Secretary General Petteri Taalas said.
Global policy uncertainty could push 7 mn in India, 31 mn globally into poverty: World Bank
Highlighting that India's exports could rise by about half a percentage point and income by 0.2% from trade diversion due to trade conflict between other countries, it cautioned worsening trade conflict leading to a slump in investor confidence to push more than 31 million people into poverty.
Keep small companies out of safety compliance: Indian Staffing Federation
“It would be practically difficult for small establishments to get registered and comply with the code engaging additional administrative and other personnel to monitor the health and safety parameters as envisaged in the code,” said Indian Staffing Federation president Rituparna Chakraborty.
NIFTEM to conduct National Organic Festival of Women Entrepreneurs
Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani said that under the current government, effort has always been to ensure that ministries converge their strengths to serve the people better.
Google fires 4 workers active in labor organizing
The memo, sent by Google’s security and investigations team, told employees that the company had dismissed four employees “for clear and repeated violations of our data security policies.” Tensions have increased as Google has cracked down on what had long been a freewheeling work culture that encouraged employees to speak out.
Agricultural waste, recycled plastic & cotton fibres: Concept cars built with unique materials
Here is a look at some cars made of unique materials.
Relax & rejuvenate with these wholesome restorative programme
Thermal springs, salt soaks, wellness therapies and organic menus are a few options one can indulge in.
Parliamentary panel recommends integration of Indian Systems of Medicine with modern treatment
The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare, in its 115th report submitted in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, said an earlier document had recognized the need to build capacity of existing human resource in the health care sector to address the shortage of healthcare professionals.
Top phone makers seek assurance on export incentives
While India has appealed against the ruling before WTO’s Appellate Body last week, MEIS is set to be replaced with Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) from January 1, 2020, as announced by the finance ministry last month.
Health Ministry questioned on delayed use of Oxytocin after childbirth
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.
Foxconn awaits export duty clarity for expansion in India
iPhone maker Foxconn said that it may look at extending its manufacturing capabilities to make more ecosystem devices in India for domestic and global needs and is currently awaiting clarity from the govt on the Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Products scheme, which will allow the company to drive ‘mobile plus’ capacity.
Dairy out of India-US trade talks for now
Washington is also said to have asked New Delhi to reduce the import duty on pulses. The US, along with Canada and Australia, had moved the WTO against India’s ban on import of certain pulses to check falling prices in the domestic market. India, however, doesn’t have any issues with increased import of pistachios from the US, sources said.
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