Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: mining

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren gets 10-day breather from EC in ‘office-of-profit’ case

EC in its notice had said that Soren’s action prima facie violated Section 9A of The Representation of People (RP) Act, which could potentially disqualify his assembly membership.

Hemant Soren to fight out ‘office of profit’ charges, JMM says he’ll be CM even if disqualified

JMM gen secy Supriyo Bhattacharya says Soren will submit his response to Election Commission notice before deadline, and challenge any decision to disqualify him as MLA in HC.

Exemption for ‘strategic’ highways, mining extensions: How govt’s reshaping environmental clearance

Experts say some of the changes introduced & proposed by environment ministry are similar to those in the draft 2020 EIA notification, which never saw light of day post heavy criticism.

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.

On Camera


World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.