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User: esg Topic: Issues
Category: mining :: iron-manganese
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 03:19 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Larsen & Toubro to supply 46 units of Komatsu mining equipment to Tata Steel 18.11.2020 Projects Monitor

The construction and mining equipment business of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured one of its biggest orders ever to supply 46 units of Komatsu mining equipment from Tata Steel. The order comprises of 41 units of Komatsu HD785-7 (100 tonne dump truck), three units of Komatsu WA900-3E0 (nine cum wheel loader) and two units […]

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Two years after mining was stopped in Goa, it is still taking a toll on the state’s farmers 30.9.2020 Scroll.in
Silt from the excavation and screening process has choked the fields in many villages, rendering them useless for farming.
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Goa’s mining shutdown is great for the environment, but not for all Goans 25.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Those who depended on mining for their livelihoods want it resumed, albeit in a responsible way.
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‘Illegal mining’ could soon become legal. Modi government gives just 10 days for public feedback 3.9.2020 Scroll.in
Mining companies stand to benefit from one of the amendments being pushed through without proper public consultation.
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This biography of Manohar Parrikar is more hagiographic than critical, and silent where it matters 8.8.2020 Scroll.in
In ‘An Extraordinary Life: A Biography of Manohar Parrikar’ the writers ignore many facts even as they try to assess the former Goa chief minister’s career.
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India’s plan to revive its flailing economy by boosting coal production is deeply flawed 2.8.2020 Scroll.in
Past experience shows Adivasi communities are worst-hit by the resulting resource depletion and land conflicts.
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Brazil manufacturers seek to skirt shutdowns as coronavirus surges 12.6.2020 Reuters: Money News
Manufacturers in Brazil like Marcopolo SA and Randon are trying to show they can safely operate their factories at reduced capacity, dodging the coronavirus-induced shutdowns that have hit the mining and food processing sectors.
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Australian state says BHP can disturb 40 sacred sites in mine expansion 11.6.2020 Reuters: World News
Western Australia approved BHP Group's application to disturb 40 culturally significant Aboriginal sites as part of a mine expansion, the state government said on Thursday, days after Rio Tinto blew up sacred rock caves in the same area.
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Traditional owners say Rio Tinto knew importance of caves razed for mine 5.6.2020 Reuters: Money News
Rio Tinto Ltd knew the cultural and historical significance of two caves in Western Australia years before it blew them up last month as part of an iron ore mine expansion, traditional owners said on Friday.
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Mineral Laws, IBC Bills passed amid din, House adjourned till Wednesday 1.6.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, The Lok Sabha was adjourned till March 11 after passing two Bills amid din on Friday.Mining Minister Pralhad Joshi piloted the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for consideration and passing.The Bill seeks amendment to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and to amend the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015.It proposes to remove end-use restrictions for participating in coal mine auctions and it will open up the coal sector fully for commercial mining for all domestic and global companies. It would also pave the way for auctioning of iron ore mining leases which expire this month.Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman moved the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 for consideration and passing. In December last year, the Union Cabinet had approved a proposal to promulgate an ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016 The amendments are aimed at providing more protection to bidders participating in the recovery ...
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China steel body, producers call for domestic iron ore output boost 25.5.2020 Reuters: Money News
China's steel association and major steelmakers have called for an increase in domestic iron ore production as well as greater investment in exploration overseas to ensure supplies.
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Mining companies rush to shield indigenous communities from coronavirus 20.5.2020 Reuters: Money News
Big mining companies that rely on indigenous workforces or operate near remote communities have acted fast to curb the spread of the coronavirus and avoid a public health crisis that could damage their reputations.
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Top Court "Lost Way" In Cancelling Coal Block, 2G Licences: Mukul Rohatgi 16.5.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The Supreme Court "lost its way" while cancelling all allocations of coal blocks, 2G spectrum licences and iron ore mining and "its zeal to protect the environment" dealt a serious blow to the...
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South African union wins case on COVID-19 safety for miners 4.5.2020 Reuters: World News
South Africa's mining union said on Sunday it had won a court case against the government that will force authorities to impose strict guidelines on mining companies to protect workers against COVID-19.
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World's mine workers resist quick restart amid coronavirus 28.4.2020 Reuters: Money News
As mining heavyweights South Africa and Peru move to lift coronavirus lockdowns, workers in deep mines are resisting going back to work without adequate protective gear and information about cases at sites, with one major union filing legal action against restart ...
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Odisha govt approves six proposals worth over Rs 9000 crore 21.4.2020 Projects Monitor

The 22nd High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) meeting today held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved two investment proposals worth Rs 8850.19 crore with an employment potential of 5,250 people. In this meeting, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced to set up an inter ministerial committee to look into the issues of bringing industries and MSMEs in the […]

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Brazil's Vale slashes 2020 output forecasts, citing virus 18.4.2020 Reuters: Money News
Brazilian miner Vale SA on Friday cut its forecast for production of iron ore fines and pellets, copper and nickel in 2020, saying in a securities filing that the new coronavirus outbreak was delaying some facilities from ...
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Why were six of seven mining licences given to JSW, Congress asks BJP government 17.3.2020 Hindu: Health
The allotment of mining licence to JSW Steel Ltd. to take out iron ore in Ballari led to a war of words between the combined Opposition and the rulin
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NMDC bags eight awards 10.3.2020 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The country’s largest iron ore producer National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) bagged eight Corporate Communication Excellence Awards 2020 du
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'A Communist's mother does not live on charity' 9.3.2020 Rediff: News
'Our only child. A Communist.' 'There was an encounter by the police inside this room, five years ago. He was shot in one arm, but managed to escape.' 'Missing since then. May Jesus keep him alive.' A revealing excerpt from Asim Mukhopadhyay's Half Man: A Novel On The Naxal Movement.
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