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The real steel: Curb aluminum scrap imports, provide a level-playing field to manufacturers

Advanced countries recycle and utilise some of their domestic scrap and then dump the rest in emerging economies like India and China.
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Draft genome-editing guidelines are restrictive

In Argentina, which is a large food exporter, if the final plant variety has transgenic material, it is regulated as a genetically-modified organism.

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Guiding nutrition through thick and thin

Those who studied ‘undernutrition’ saw underweight, wasted or stunted children, or thin and anaemic adults as deficient in calories and essential nutrients.

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Electric vehicles: The future of mass commute?

The Economic Survey 2019 points out the limited availability of charging infrastructure coupled with lack of fast-charging facilities are major impediments to increased adoption of EVs in India.

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Shiv Sena’s Mumbai episode exposes intolerance hypocrisy of political class

If earlier attacks targeted people hurting or insulting religious sentiments, the rise in violent responses to expression of dissent shows political leaders themselves being granted god-like status.

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Imports must be a vital part of any fertiliser strategy

Huge subsidies are hurting both the soil and farm profits. Use cheaper imports, give subsidies in cash to farmers.

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China influencing global growth trend in industry, services

The domestic steel market of China has been growing by 4.1% in 2017, 7.9% in 2018 and is likely to grow by 6.8% in 2019.

coal, india, china News

Revenue growth for EPC highway projects may get halved in FY20, FY21

“In the current fiscal and the next, awarding is expected to be around 4,000 km a year. The delay in declaring appointed dates for the projects awarded, on the other hand, is primarily due to issues

Revenue growth, EPC highway projects, NHAI, Crisil, EPC players, EPC companies News

RERA officials to approach housing ministry for clarity vis-a-vis IBC

As of June this year, 421 realtors were under the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP), of which 164 cases have been closed while 257 are continuing.

rera, real estate sector, real estate industry News

Government borrowing abroad is too risky, drop the idea

A better way to keep local interest rates low is to raise FPI-limits in India, attract more FDI, or for the govt to simply spend less

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Cost of doing business trumps ease of doing business

The 100-Day plan of big ideas for decisive action is important. But, so is a longer term plan to overcome the systemic and structural challenges to making industry globally competitive.

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Lavasa’s right, the EC has hurt its own credibility

His dissent should have been recorded, and made public; that said, some part of the Model Code of Conduct must be revisited.

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India shines in Tokyo: FlyBase start-up wins NTT Data global innovation contest

Globally 401 start-ups from 18 countries had participated in Open Innovation Contest this year to put their best of qualities to test and pitch before NTT and other Japanese companies.

drones, start up sector, start up industry, india, japan News

Decoding the macroeconomic impact of uncertainty

During 2012-18, did uncertainty play any role in influencing the movement of the multiple economic variables?

india, indian economy, macroeconomy News

Tech function needs to become ‘digital’

Technology has taken the seat at the table in boardrooms, where it is expected to play the role of a business strategy partner, rather than a back office caretaker.

digital, digital sector, digital industry News

Explained: Ban of BS-IV vehicles to raise air quality

In the whole brouhaha over fireworks, the Supreme Court’s order completely banning the sale and registration of Bharat Stage IV vehicles from April 1, 2020 has slipped under the public radar. 

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India in the firing line of antimicrobial resistance

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) was observed across the globe during November 12-18 2018.

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Pro-GM journalist, not lobbyist – CSE gets it wrong on many fronts on GM content in food

Centre for Science and Environment deputy director-general Chandra Bhushan has, in his September 26 response (bit.ly/2OQwuLp) to my article of September 10 (bit.ly/2Me04bJ), said that I have “cast a

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Why rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered

The Delhi AAR, for instance, had ruled that goods sold in a duty-free shop had to pay GST even though, historically, the shops don’t pay taxes on sales as they are considered to be an export.

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Should women be punished for adultery too? Modi government opposes in SC – What the law says

The Union government on Wednesday opposed a plea seeking action against women for adultery.

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Munna Bajrangi murder case: New shocking revelations, scared jailed gangsters and more updates

Munna Bajrangi murder case: Several new revelations, theories and allegations have been reported in connection with the murder of Munna Bajrangi.

munna bajrangi murder News

Modi’s 2019 re-election bid gets an unexpected supporter! This may dampen Opposition mood

It is unusual for any country to invite a leader of another nation in a year before which he may lose the leadership. On Tuesday, something like this happened.

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Jio Institute: Why Modi govt awarded Institute of Eminence (IoE) status to Reliance Foundation’s proposed institution

Reliance Foundation's proposed Jio Institute near Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra has been shortlisted by the government to be one of the six 'Institutions of Eminence (IoEs)'.

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Modi’s Simultaneous Elections push gets rival backer, but it can’t happen in 2019

Simultaneous Elections: Post Independence in 1947, Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections were held simultaneously.

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