Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: mining

Army called for rescue as many still trapped after landslide at Haryana mining site, 4 dead  

Mining work in Haryana’s Dadam and Khanak Pahari area resumed Friday, after a two-month ban, imposed by NGT due to pollution, was lifted Thursday.

Modi govt allows mining on non-forest land with conditions, experts fear spillover

The letter by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change follows a Forest Advisory Committee meeting in October, which took the decision after receiving a request from Coal India.

Regional offices can now grant forest clearance to ‘supplementary’ mining projects

This means clearances required for additional roads, railway lines, and conveyor belts attached to mining projects need not come from the central government

Why MMDR Amendment bill will help unlock mining industry that has been under-performing

In Episode 709 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta decodes the new MMDR Amendment Bill and explains why it is sorely needed to breathe life into the mining industry.

How Modi govt’s changes to mining law could unshackle the sector in India

A look at the key changes to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment (MMRDA) Bill, 2021, and how they impact the mining sector.

India’s industrial production contracts by 1.9% in November 2020

According to the Index of Industrial Production data, manufacturing sector output shrank by 1.7%, mining output declined 7.3%, while power generation grew 3.5%

Vedanta’s epic battle to restart iron ore mining in Goa to begin in Supreme Court next week

Vedanta’s plea to resume mining in Goa has support of Modi govt, which was concerned about an economic slump in Goa even before the virus.

Modi govt amends mining law, community work will not require green clearance

Environment ministry has exempted several activities, including mining by potters and construction work under MNREGA, from needing green clearance.

Outside firms enter mining race in J&K, lease earnings touch crores from lakhs

Companies from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh & Rajasthan have participated in public auctions and won leases to mine J&K’s reserves of coal, marble and limestone.

Supreme Court allows mining firm to transport mined iron ore in Goa if govt gets royalty

The top court directed the mining firm Chowgule and Company Private Limited to transport the iron ore within a period of six months.

On Camera


Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.