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ISIL's latest economic weapon in Iraq Controlling wheat supplies

Aug 14, 2014

ISIL's latest economic weapon in Iraq Controlling wheat supplies

Fighters from the Islamic State have overrun large areas in five of Iraq's most fertile provinces, where the United Nations food agency says around 40 percent of its wheat is grown. #World #India #Wheat #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #United States of America #Kurds #islamic-state #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #wheat production #Yazidis
Global food prices drop 2.1% in July

Aug 07, 2014

Global food prices drop 2.1% in July

According to FAO, the recent sharp slide in cereal prices reflected significant fall in international prices of maize and wheat, a reaction to excellent production prospects in many major producing countries. #United Nations #NewsTracker #food prices #FAO #Cereals #Dairy products #Oilseeds
India Railways fines IRCTC Rs 1 lakh for serving 'bad food' on trains

Aug 03, 2014

India Railways fines IRCTC Rs 1 lakh for serving 'bad food' on trains

"IRCTC was fined Rs one lakh as a cockroach was found in the food in Kolkata Rajdhani on 23 July," the official said adding, "bad food was found in 13 trains". #food #India #NewsTracker #Sadananda Gowda #Railways #IRCTC #Railways Minister #RK Associates #Sunshine Caterers #Satyam Caterers #Brandavan Food Products

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Budget 2012 primer: What does govt spend money on?

Mar 06, 2012

Budget 2012 primer: What does govt spend money on?

Spending on rural employment takes away much needed resources for building infrastructure. Similarly, any loan waiver program will eat into capital spending on infrastructure. #oil prices #Gross Domestic Product #Union budget of India #Deficit #Government debt #Budget 2012 #BudgetAnalysis

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Budget 2012 primer: What does govt spend money on?

Sep 02, 2014

'Magic Mike XXL' begins production

Get ready for more “Magic Mike.” The sequel to the hit 2012 movie began production over Labor Day weekend, with Steven Soderbergh, who directed the original, tweeting a photo from the set...
Budget 2012 primer: What does govt spend money on?

Sep 02, 2014

Germany's IFA show, debut ground for numerous new products, hits 90 years old

When German radio manufacturers gathered in 1924 to show off their products, just a year after regular broadcasting began in the country, they probably didn’t imagine they were sowing the seeds for what eventually would become IFA. Despite war, the r...
Budget 2012 primer: What does govt spend money on?

Sep 01, 2014

At IFA, spotlight will shine on smartwatches with better looks and connectivity

Smartwatches will be in the spotlight at the IFA trade show in Berlin, with LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Sony all keen to demonstrate their new products are what consumers want. Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics announced their upcoming smartwatch... #Sony #Samsung #Samsung Electronics #LG Electronics #Motorola, Inc.