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  • The date of Britain’s exit has been delayed three times.

    As per the proposal, the board shall consists of the chief inspector of mines, who shall be its chairperson, three members possessing technical qualification in mining or petroleum engineering and having at least twenty years’ practical experience, one each in coal mines, metal mines, and oil mines to represent each sector appointed by the govt.

    ​ "There should be a pan-India single wage day every month across various sectors to ensure that workers get timely payment of salaries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen on this legislation to get passed soon. Similarly, we are also looking at uniform minimum wages across sectors which will safeguard better livelihood of workers," he said.

    The sweeping upgrade of Britain's internet infrastructure would be paid for by raising taxes on tech firms such as Alphabet's Google, Amazon and Facebook and using its Green Transformation fund, Labour said. It said it would nationalise Openreach as well as parts of BT Technology, BT Enterprise and BT Consumer.

    The Ministry of Coal is planning to take services of a consulting firm to set up a project management unit to support on expediting coal block operationalisation, according the notice published for Request for Bid stated. The last date for submission of bid is December 19, it said.

    Prices have surged after rain and floods during Oct and Nov limited onion supply, especially in Maharashtra.

    A media report citing a National Statistical Office (NSO) survey titled, ‘Key Indicators: Household Consumer Expenditure in India,’ showed that the average amount spent by an Indian in a month fell 3.7% to Rs 1,446 in 2017-18 from Rs 1,501 in 2011-12. Consumer spending declined 8.8% in 2017-18 in villages, it rose 2% over six years in cities, it said.

    The food ministry is moving towards making ration cards portable to help migrant workers.

    The country produced 110.92 MT of crude steel during the same year, a rise of 7.6 per cent as against 103.13 MT in 2017-18, Minister of Steel said while replying to a question in the Lok Sabha. The minister also said the country exported 6.36 MT of finished steel during 2018-19, registering a fall of 33.9 per cent as compared with 9.62 MT in the previous year.

    Britain's main opposition Labour party said that it had suffered a "large-scale cyber attack" which undermined some of its campaign efforts for next month's election. The attempted hack on Monday was repelled and there was no data breach, it said. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn admitted he was worried about other attacks, and just hours after he spoke, the party's website went down.

    In a notification, the MHA has said that since the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council along with all its factions, wings and frontal organisations has been openly declaring as its objective the secession of the Meghalaya's areas, it has been banned by the central government for its increased activities of violence and other subversive acts.

    India plans to float global tenders for the first time for coal mining blocks before end-2019, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters in August, a move that could end Coal India Ltd's near-monopoly on the fuel. The auctions, to be aimed at paring back the nation's coal imports, are intended to attract global miners.

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