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Cabinet nod to allow NRIs to own 100 pc stake in Air India 1.4.2020 Central Chronicle

New Delhi, To allow foreign investment up to 100 per cent in Air India by NRIs, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amending the extant FDI policy to permit foreign investment in the disinvestment-bound national carrier through automatic route.Briefing reporters here, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared the proposal to raise the limit for NRIs to own stakes in the public carrier from the current 49 per cent."Regarding the strategic sale of Air India, Non-resident Indians (NRIs) can now acquire 100 per cent stake in the airlines. Earlier it was 49 per cent," he said. The Government has already announced its decision to sell 100 per cent stake in the carrier and set March 17 deadline for submitting bids.

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16 lakh people screened at open borders and airports, screening on at 21 airports : Javadekar 1.4.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi , Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that the government is pro-actively engaged to deal with coronavirus with every step underway to deal with the situation which has struck the world. Briefing mediapersons about the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet, the minister said that video conferences on a daily basis are being held with all state governments in view of the COVID-19 and measures with realtime data being shared regarinf the situation. He said that screening of passengers has staretd at 21 important airports on the country and six lakh passengers have been screened so far.Javadekar said that the screening of people is also taking place at the open borders where around 10 lakh people have been screened.In view of the tests and other aspects related to the new virus around 19 new virology labs are also being setup in the coming two days Mr Javadekar said.This situation arising out of the corona virus problem has been taken up as a ...
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PM Modi, France's Macron hold discussion on Covid-19, agree on info-sharing to deal with crisis 31.3.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
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India might soon implement a plan to ensure that businesses consider their human rights impact 30.3.2020 Scroll.in
Experts have hailed the move, but also called for more attention to indigenous land rights and corporate accountability.
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A 2018 health programme could be India’s answer to tackling animal-to-human diseases 29.3.2020 Scroll.in
The WHO recommended the ‘One Health’ framework in 2008 and India implemented it in 2018.
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Wisdom of Niligiri’s traditional honey hunters hold lessons for bee conservation 27.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Grassroot organisations are working with locals to help preserve traditional practices.
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Rohit takes dig at ICC after 'best pull shot poll' tweet 22.3.2020 Rediff: Cricket
India's swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma took a dig at the ICC on Sunday after his name did not feature in a poll, initiated by the apex body, on who has got the best pull shot in international cricket.
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Washing hands is key to containing coronavirus – but 2.2 billion people lack access to clean water 22.3.2020 Scroll.in
Countries must enact strong policy measures to provide access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities facilities to their most vulnerable residents.
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India’s push for ease of doing business will weaken environmental checks on development projects 21.3.2020 Scroll.in
A recent draft notification flouts National Green Tribunal norms and weakens public consultation.
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Could the coronavirus pandemic lock down Indian publishing for some time? 21.3.2020 Scroll.in
Online and brick-and-mortar retailers have cut back drastically on orders as customer footfalls and sales dwindle.
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With coronavirus fight, can India set an example? 21.3.2020 Rediff: News
India lacks China's culture of collective discipline, so what will provide the glue for people to co­operate rather than follow their raw survival instincts? asks Ravi Bhoothalingam.
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In these Ahmedabad slums, an NGO is helping women make homes energy efficient 19.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Residents have invested in devices like metal sheet roofs for cooler indoor temperatures.
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How Bharatantya changed Dominique Delorme’s perception of dance itself 19.3.2020 Hindu: Fitness
Dance has to be fluid: Dominique Delorme
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Coal India carrying out open cast mining illegally: Centre 19.3.2020 The Assam Tribune
Coal India carrying out open cast mining illegally: Centre
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Making of a climate champion 17.3.2020 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Bijal Vachharajani’s award-winning book is about children who want to change the world, says Huzan Tata
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No, ‘global warming’ was not rebranded as ‘climate change’ because of a failed prediction 16.3.2020 Scroll.in
Although that is what climate change deniers would have us believe.
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In 2018, floods cost India 1,808 lives and farmland the size of Mizoram 14.3.2020 Scroll.in
On average, floods and extreme rainfall led to 14 deaths per day during the 2019 monsoons.
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Getting ready to design future cities 13.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Members of top civil engineering bodies in India and the U.S. discuss possible scenarios down the line. By M.A. Siraj
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Boris Johnson calls PM Modi to discuss coronavirus crisis 13.3.2020 The Assam Tribune
Boris Johnson calls PM Modi to discuss coronavirus crisis
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Cocoon production looks poised to pick up 11.3.2020 Hindu: Fitness
Cocoon production in the State, which had been hit by a mulberry disease, appears poised to pick up just in time to meet the growing demand for indige
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