Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

Topic: Nickel

Why rise in nickel price due to Russia-Ukraine war casts shadow on shift from fossil fuels to EVs

Russia accounts for about 11 per cent of the global supply of nickel ore, and 20 per cent of the world’s top-grade or Class 1 nickel.

As nickel prices soar due to war, here’s what Indian steel makers are doing to cushion impact

Stainless steel industry is a major importer of nickel, which has seen price spikes due to Russia-Ukraine war. Indian manufacturers have found some workarounds.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.