Rain, industrial slowdown are helping India kick its coal habit
Coal generation fell for a fourth month in November, the longest such streak in govt data going back to 2005.
Maharashtra cabinet nod to raise contingency fund to Rs 5,350 crore
Of the total corpus, Rs 5,000 crore will be earmarked for providing relie...
Gold may lose its investment allure further
Crop loss due to heavy and unseasonal rains this year has kept farmers away from gold purchases.
NCP urges supporters to observe Sharad Pawar's birthday as 'farmers' day'
Sharad Pawar who is the founder of NCP will turn 79 on December 12 this year. NCP has requested the supporters to observe Pawar's birthday as farmer's day and contribute money for the welfare of the disgruntled farmers affected by the unseasonal rains.
It is raining mutual fund NFOs. Should you invest in them?
Many mutual fund houses are coming up with new fund offers. Currently, there are six NFOs open in the market. However, many mutual fund advisors don't seem to be impressed by them.
Rains improve Delhi's air quality
The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi stood at 136 at 8.47 am which falls under the 'moderate' category. An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.
What will food look like in the year 2099? India wants to know now
India, the world’s second most populous nation, has already been grappling with the impact of climate change. This year’s monsoon, which typically waters more than half of the country’s total farmland, caused floods and poor rains at the same time.
Mustard cultivation shrinks as rains make farmers turn to wheat, pulses
The sown area of mustard in Rajasthan—the largest producer of the oilseed—has shrunk to around 2.1 million hectares this winter from 2.5 million hectares a year ago. Mustard seed prices generally follow an uptrend during winters when mustard oil is widely used for body massage.
Maha CM announces Rs 5.3k cr relief for rain-affected farmers
Fadnavis had held a meeting with his deputy Ajit Pawar a day earlier to discuss ways to provide additional support to distressed farmers.
Maha governor announces financial relief for rain-hit farmers
The relief entails Rs 8,000 per hectare up to two hectares for agricultural Kharif crops and Rs 18,000 per hectare up to two hectares for horticulture/perennial crops.
Ratan Tata names the one book he truly cherishes. Do you have it on your reading list?
The 2008 novel combines Tata’s two great loves - dogs and cars.
Gujarat announces Rs 700 crore relief package for rain-hit farmers
Farmers in Gujarat witnessed damage to their crops due to excess rains that lashed the state even after the monsoon season officially ended. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said the move would benefit over four lakh farmers in the state.
Maharashtra: Process to form govt will complete in next 5-6 days, says Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on November 20 said that the process to form the government will complete in next five to six days. He said tha...
Jammu-Srinagar highway closed for 3rd day, heavy rains hamper road clearing ops
Road clearance operation was launched immediately but intermittent rains disrupted the work, especially since Friday night, the officials said, adding shooting of stones from the hillocks overlooking the highway were also reported from several places, including Maroog, this morning.
Cyclone 'Bulbul' intensifies; rain pounds parts of WB, Odisha
Cyclone 'Bulbul', currently moving at a speed of 13 kmph, may intensify further by Saturday, Biswas said. It is unlikely to make a landfall in Odisha, but the state should brace for heavy to very heavy rainfall in its coastal and northern districts in the next two days, HR Biswas, the director of Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre, said.
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