Chadar Trek: IAF says 71 trekkers brought to safety after Zanskar flooding, rescue ops still on
Indian Air Force's Advanced Light Helicopters...
BSY seeks funds from Centre for flood rehab at farmers’ meet
PM Narendra Modi was in Tumakuru to release the third instalment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana to beneficiaries from across the country and spoke to thousands of farmers present. Chief minister BS Yediyurappa sought funds to complete pending irrigation projects.
Indonesia New Year flood death toll doubles to 18: official
Death toll from floods that hit Jakarta, Indonesia killed about 18 people while tens of thousands of residents have been evacuated to temporary shelters, and the Southeast Asian nation's disaster agency warned the number killed could increase.
Corn weathers climate swings and trade war
The big number sent prices lower and angered farmers, who thought the figure must have been overstated.
Flood-hit Maharashtra sugar barons seek aid
The quantity of sugar produced per tonne of sugarcane, called sugar recovery, will decline substantially, according to millers.
Commodity prices about to bottom out: Martin J. Pring
Martin J. Pring, founder of Pring Research and author of 20 books on technical analysis, shares his thoughts on liquidity-flooded markets, i...
Govt’s fact-checker unit flooded with ‘wrong numbers’
The Press Information Bureau had on Thursday urged people to email snapshots of any “dubious material” they came across on any platform, including social media that can be fact-checked. The team formed basically to refute “fake news on government schemes and announcements” has put in place a mechanism using 12 free software tools such as InVid and others, to send out instant posts on social media, to counter them.
IITs see flood of early offers in slowdown season
Pre-placement offers at IITs — both old and new — including those at Mumbai, Kharagpur, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Gandhinagar for the class of 2020, have beaten last year’s corresponding numbers by 19-24%, according to institute placement cells. At some of these IITs, even more offers are expected in the coming week in the run-up to final placements.
What PM Modi needs to do to get a flood of foreign capital into debt market
Foreigners hold just 3.7 per cent of the almost Rs 60 lakh crore of sovereign bonds issued.
Reducing tourism-related emissions key to check climate change impacts on tourism
As representatives of governments work to develop an international policy to tackle climate change at the ongoing UN climate talks in Madrid, there’s an effort to identify sectors and actions that help meet the goal. Tourism figures prominently in this list. For experts, tourism’s contribution to climate change presents a conundrum.
Illegal cancer drugs from Bangladesh flood local market
Illegal import of drugs from Bangladesh and other neighbouring countries have further added to the woes of pharmaceutical companies. Experts suggest a thriving ‘grey’ market of fake and unapproved copies of Big Pharma’s oncology and hepatology medicines, and some under patent protection. The drugs are smuggled, hence exact numbers are unavailable.
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