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World Environment Day 2020: Blue Acceleration — Human's dash for ocean resources mirrors what we’ve done to the land
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World Environment Day 2020: Blue Acceleration — Human's dash for ocean resources mirrors what we’ve done to the land

The burdens on ocean ecosystems is growing, and we simply don’t know as much about these ecosystems as we would like.

Oil price hike clouds corporate profit outlook, putting investors on edge; energy sector will benefit but others to see eroding margins
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Oil price hike clouds corporate profit outlook, putting investors on edge; energy sector will benefit but others to see eroding margins

While the energy sector would benefit from higher oil prices, other sectors ranging from shipping to manufacturing to restaurants would see their profit margins compress as gasoline prices rise

Govt chalks out plan for Rs 100-lakh cr investment in infrastructure over 5 years: Piyush Goyal
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Govt chalks out plan for Rs 100-lakh cr investment in infrastructure over 5 years: Piyush Goyal

The Centre has chalked out a plan envisaging an investment of Rs 100 lakh crore in the infrastructure sector over the next five years, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday

'Blue finance' hopes to put oceans on a sustainable path
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'Blue finance' hopes to put oceans on a sustainable path

11 multinational banks announced the "Poseidon Principles" that will help shipping firms cut emissions in half within 30 years.

Piyush Goyal to embark on two-day visit to UAE today to seek FDI in petroleum, railways, aviation sectors
India

Piyush Goyal to embark on two-day visit to UAE today to seek FDI in petroleum, railways, aviation sectors

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will embark on a two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting Saturday, to attend the meeting of 7th India-UAE High-Level Task Force on Investment

Tenders worth over Rs 25,000 cr cancelled or modified to promote Make in India products
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Tenders worth over Rs 25,000 cr cancelled or modified to promote Make in India products

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) stepped in to change the conditions of tenders in order to promote 'Made in India' goods, a top official said.

World Environment Day 2019: Four sustainable technologies to help save our oceans
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World Environment Day 2019: Four sustainable technologies to help save our oceans

Sustainable tech can help the oceans as well as reduce the carbon footprints we are leaving behind.

Five Indian sailors return home after 14 months in Greek jail; Pakistani inmates provided support, says crew member
India

Five Indian sailors return home after 14 months in Greek jail; Pakistani inmates provided support, says crew member

Five Indians, who spent over 14 months in a Greek jail after their cargo ship was detained on charges of carrying explosive material on board, arrived in Mumbai Sunday morning

Govt to form inter-ministerial panel to roll out in-flight mobile services by March, but high charges may act as spoilers
India

Govt to form inter-ministerial panel to roll out in-flight mobile services by March, but high charges may act as spoilers

The government has decided to form an inter-ministerial panel to roll out in-flight and maritime mobile services within three months, official sources said

Cabinet Secretariat steps in as mounting litigation stalls Rs 1.5 lakh cr worth of infra projects, leading to delays, cost overruns
India

Cabinet Secretariat steps in as mounting litigation stalls Rs 1.5 lakh cr worth of infra projects, leading to delays, cost overruns

Among the ministries that have been asked to submit details, Ministry of Railways with over 66,000 pending cases contributes the highest number.

Commerce ministry to soon seek Cabinet nod for national logistics policy for seamless movement of goods across country
Business

Commerce ministry to soon seek Cabinet nod for national logistics policy for seamless movement of goods across country

The proposed policy will also focus on increasing the warehousing capacity, and identify gaps that could be bridged to bring down the cost of logistics for traders.

EPFO to be sole regulator for all categories of PFs, says Parliamentary panel to Labour Ministry
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EPFO to be sole regulator for all categories of PFs, says Parliamentary panel to Labour Ministry

The PF or provident fund of private establishments/organisation/PSUs largely come under the EPFO

Amid US sanctions, Iran extends shipping, insurance cover to keep oil flowing to India
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Amid US sanctions, Iran extends shipping, insurance cover to keep oil flowing to India

The US has threatened to cut off access to the American banking system for foreign financial institutions that trade with Iran. This has led to European re-insurers refusing to give insurance cover to firms importing Iranian oil.

Nitin Gadkari orders inquiry into Cochin Shipyard blast, confirms four deaths in incident
India

Nitin Gadkari orders inquiry into Cochin Shipyard blast, confirms four deaths in incident

Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the blast at Cochin Shipyard in Kerala in which five persons were killed. The minister, however, confirmed the death of four persons.

Post-Budget, Narendra Modi government chalks out key targets for 2019, aims to capture hinterland votes
India

Post-Budget, Narendra Modi government chalks out key targets for 2019, aims to capture hinterland votes

The NDA regime is preparing a blueprint to offer people universal access to social and economic services, which is expected to be pitched as big-ticket policy initiative ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's quest for a fresh electoral mandate in early 2019

Economic Survey says India needs $ 4.5 trn to build infrastructure by 2040; can garner $3.9 trn funds itself
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Economic Survey says India needs $ 4.5 trn to build infrastructure by 2040; can garner $3.9 trn funds itself

Economic Survey attributes collapse of Public Private Partnership as reason for massive underinvestment in the infrastructure sector

Nitin Gadkari's response to Indian Navy's demand for land is unfortunate, conveys minister prefers seaplanes over security
India

Nitin Gadkari's response to Indian Navy's demand for land is unfortunate, conveys minister prefers seaplanes over security

The Indian Navy requested Nitin Gadkari for accommodation in South Mumbai because armed personnel should be able to easily access their installations round the clock, and not because they wan to live in posh areas

Govt looks to boost domestic cruise industry, plans regulatory reforms on security on customs
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Govt looks to boost domestic cruise industry, plans regulatory reforms on security on customs

The Ministry of Shipping, in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism, has announced reforms simplifying the rules and procedures pertaining to various aspects of cruise port operations like security, immigration and custom

Gartner report predicts that about three million drones will be shipped in 2017
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Gartner report predicts that about three million drones will be shipped in 2017

With market revenue expected to increase 34% to reach more than $6 billion in 2017 and set to grow more than $11.2 billion by 2020, three million drones will be shipped in 2017, Gartner said on Thursday.