Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: mining

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.

Mining industry braces for bleak year as leases expire and auctions get delayed

India's iron ore production will take a big hit as delays in auctions of mining leases, due to expire in March, threaten to push the domestic market to a deficit from a surplus.

Supreme Court gives Centre 4 weeks to respond on plea regarding 358 mining leases

Modi govt will have to respond to the contention that the mining leases were handed without due procedure of law.

Saving the planet with electric cars means strangling this desert

In this remote part of the Andes, the hopeful mission of saving the planet through electric cars is destroying a fragile ecosystem and depleting stores of drinking water.

How India is employing drone tech — from fields and films to rail and mining

Report suggests the UAV industry in India will reach Rs 6,257 crore by 2021; drones likely to open up job avenues.

Vedanta stocks surge as founder Anil Agarwal plans buyout

Agarwal's offer to buy out minority groups is an effort to streamline Vedanta’s structure.

The 2011 report that exposed the largest illegal mining scam in India

Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde in his 466-page report detailed the mining scam in Karnataka’s Ballari district which cost the state an estimated Rs 16,085 crore.

States hit the jackpot with SC mining decision

The Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday will allow states to reap massive sums from companies that mined illegally. Apurva Vishwanath

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.