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(June 22, 2020)


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* India's tea industry struggling, Govt tells it to stand on its own two feet

* Energy deal cancelled with Chinese backed company

* Assam oil spill victims told to go back to their homes amid tremors and fumes

* Dense cloud of locusts enters Rajasthan from Pakistan



 OIL claims closure notice served by Assam Pollution Control Board on the verge of getting lifted

Petrol nears Rs 80 mark, diesel at new high after 16th price hike in a row

Green certificate sales down 55% to 3.33 lakh in May

ONGC looking at optimising capex after COVID-19 impacts project execution

Amendments in power policies by states pose regulatory risks to renewable energy developers: ICRA

  EESL freezes deal with China-backed company

  OIL plans legal recourse after Assam pollution watchdog issues closure notice


Natural Resources

Coal India's dues from power sector crosses Rs 18,000 crore

MCL plans to invest Rs 60,000 crore in Odisha in five years

'Commercial coal mining to stimulate economy; catalyse path toward $5 trillion economy'

Tata Sons chairman pitches for coal exchange; Vedanta's Anil Agarwal advocates 'self certification'

  Chhattisgarh govt red flags coal block auction in biodiversity-rich forests


Health & the Environment  

Intense monsoon spell likely over northeast India: IMD

Pollutants enter Delhi via three distinct air corridors during winters: Study

Cipla’s antiviral drug Cipremi joins Fabiflu, Covifor to treat Covid-19 infection

Mizoram hit by 2 moderate quakes in less than a day, PM Modi assures all help

Assam oil spill: Amid fumes and tremors, 10k people in 12 relief camps wait to go back home

PM underscores yoga’s benefits amid Covid outbreak

HT Salutes: A zoologist who saved birds from dying of hunger

New dense locust swarm from Pakistan enters Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar district

Another elephant carcass found in Odisha, fifth in last eight days

Covid-19: Delhi schools set to continue online classes after summer break

Covid-19 updates: Here’s how environmental factors affect the stability of coronavirus in humans


Industry and Trade 

 Tea exports dip by 5.6 per cent in last fiscal

 Facing problem of funds, Tea Board urges industry to stand on its feet

  Govt plans to cut import dependence by building local capacity



Ford to launch hands-free driving from next year

  DoT to set up committee to review 4G tender specifications


Infrastructure and Transportation

 Huge opportunities for businesses in railways: Piyush Goyal

How Indian Railways is keeping the isolation coaches cool

Freeze on new posts to cutting down on stationary use, Indian Railways set to adopt austerity measures

Coronavirus pandemic: Resumption of International flights depends on other countries, says HS Puri

Cargo volume at major ports drops 22 pc to 93 million tonnes in April-May

Adani Ports on way to handling 400 MT cargo by 2025: CEO Karan Adani

Delhi Airport sets up dedicated sanitisation area for cabs


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