Monday, 27 June, 2022
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Indian sugar exports could see a dent over supply-chain chaos

Availability of railway wagons is scarce due to demand from other critical sectors such as coal. Traders are also facing high diesel prices & limited availability of storage at some ports.

India loses WTO dispute on sugar-export subsidies

India’s policies were inconsistent with WTO rules that govern the levels at which nations can subsidise domestic agricultural production, said the official trade body statement.

Yogi announces hike in sugarcane MSP by Rs 25 per quintal, months before UP polls

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said Sunday that the new price will enable sugarcane growers to increase incomes by 8%, and will transform lives of 45 lakh farmers.

Sri Lanka’s sugar prices at record high, opposition alleges it’s a govt ‘scam’

Sugar in Sri Lanka is currently being sold at over Sri Lankan Rs 200 per kg, up from Rs 130 per kg last October. Rajapaksa govt is importing more to stabilise prices, besides slashing import tax.

The bitter truth: Cut sugar in packaged foods & beverages, save lives, new study says

20% less sugar in packed food and 40% less sugar in beverages can prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events in the US, which is a major cause of death in the country.

3rd Covid wave fears should make Indians cut down on sugar, salt and alcohol

A single food or supplement won't boost your immunity overnight. A whole foods-based nutritious diet is crucial to maintaining optimal function of immune system.

Govt hikes minimum pay to sugarcane growers by Rs 5/quintal, rules out rise in sugar price

Union minister Piyush Goyal said the FRP has been increased for a basic recovery rate of 10% and there won't be any deduction where recovery is below 9.5%.

Sugar price hasn’t risen much in a decade and that isn’t healthy

Water-intensive surplus sugarcane production isn’t environmentally sustainable.

India wants to use food grain stock for ethanol. That’s a problem in a hungry country

The Modi government plans to use India’s central pool stock of grain like rice to match its ethanol commitments. In an undernourished country, that’s a bad policy.

‘White foods’ are invading India’s breakfast menu. So are chronic illnesses

India's bakery market is expected to grow 8.5% to reach more than $12 billion by 2026. But evidence is also building up against refined foods as producing more harm than good.

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The great paradox of Indian democracy: citizen uprisings but no opposition

India is a site of both institutional decay and civic reclamation. What is missing is an outfit that can sublimate the dispersed fury into disciplined political agitation.
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G7 ban on new Russian gold imports ‘largely symbolic’, may not have major impact

The US, UK, Japan and Canada plan to announce the ban during the G7 summit that started Sunday in Germany. Flows have already been restricted by previous sanctions.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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