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Odisha will be one of the major contributors to Atma Nirbharta in mineral-based industries: Naveen Jindal

TBB BUREAU NEW DELHI, JULY 29, 2021 “Odisha will indeed be one of the major contributors to Atma Nirbharta in mineral-based industries,” said Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) Chairman Naveen Jindal, while addressing the Odisha Mining Summit organised by Minerals and Metals Committee of PHDCCI in virtual mode today. Jindal, who is also the Co-Chairman of the Minerals & ...

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Ayurvedic products helped improve immunity of people during Covid-19 pandemic

TBB BUREAU NEW DELHI, JULY 23, 3021 The Ministry of AYUSH has developed and launched the AYUSH Sanjivani mobile application to generate data on the acceptance and usage of Ayush advocacies and measures among the population and its impact in the prevention of COVID-19. A cross-sectional analysis of the responses received from approximately 1.47 crore respondents through this App, highlighted ...

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Jio brings live ‘Aarti’ of Amarnath Ji on JioTV

TBB BUREAU BHUBANESWAR, JULY 16, 2021 Reliance Jio has started streaming live ‘aarti’ of Shri Amarnathji Shrine on JioTV to help devotees who are unable to have physical ‘darshan’ of the holy shrine. Jio has introduced an immersive virtual experience of the shrine with live streaming of the aarti on JioTV and a host of other services through its various ...

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Providing better prices and timely, affordable credit to farmers are crucial to sustain agriculture: VP

TBB BUREAU NEW DELHI, JULY 11, 2021 Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that providing better prices for agri produce and timely, affordable credit to farmers are crucial to sustain agriculture in the country. Citing a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report about an impending global food crisis, he said that if we provide timely assistance to ...

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India expands mango export footprint to newer countries

TBB BUREAU NEW DELHI, JULY 10, 2021 Notwithstanding logistical challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic, India has expanded its footprint of mango exports to the newer countries this season. In a major initiative which would boost mango export potential from the eastern region especially to Middle East countries, a consignment of Geographical Identification (GI) certified Fazil mango variety sourced from Malda ...

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Centre releases Rs 9,871 cr Revenue Deficit Grant to 17 States

TBB BUREAU NEW DELHI, JULY 8, 2021 The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, has released the 4th monthly installment of Post Devolution Revenue Deficit (PDRD) Grant of Rs. 9,871 crore to the States on Wednesday. With the release of this installment, a total amount of Rs. 39,484 crore has been released to eligible States as Post Devolution Revenue Deficit ...

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Operating margin of primary steelmakers to swell 500 bps: Crisil

TBB BUREAU BHUBANESWAR, JULY 6, 2021 Sharp increase in prices of steel will lift operating margin of primary steel manufacturers by 500 basis points (bps) to 32-33% on-year this fiscal, according to rating agency Crisil. “While this will drive steelmakers to double down on capital expenditure, robust accruals will help them continue deleveraging and strengthening of balance sheets, leading to ...

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KL Deemed to be University announces KLEEE-2021 results, scholarships worth Rs 100 cr

TBB BUREAU VADDESWARAM (VIJAYAWADA)/HYDERABAD, JULY 6, 2021 KL Deemed to be University, one of the leading universities in the country for graduation and higher education, has announced the results of KL Engineering Entrance Exam 2021(KLEEE-2021) conducted in a remote proctored mode for admission in engineering courses in its Vijayawada and Hyderabad campuses. The results were presented by N. Venkatram, Incharge ...

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Amitabh Kant gets another one-year extension as NITI Aayog CEO

TBB BUREAU NEW DELHI, JUNE 30, 2021 The central government has extended for another one year the tenure of Amitabh Kant, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) till June 2022 This is the third extension since Kant took charge of the NITI Aayog in 2016. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), chaired ...

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World Bank approves $500mn program to protect India’s informal sector workers

TBB BUREAU NEW DELHI, JUNE 30, 2021 The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a $500 million program to support India’s large informal workforce and create greater flexibility for states to cope with the ongoing pandemic, future climate, and disaster shocks.  Creating a Coordinated and Responsive Indian Social Protection System (CCRISP) builds on the $1.15 billion Accelerating India’s ...

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