Keep strict watch on prices of essential commodities: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, on Wednesday asked officials to keep a “strict watch” on prices of essential commodities in states and Union Territories. Reviewing the provisions for keeping prices of essential commodities in check, Goyal also asked officials of the Department of Consumer Affairs to ensure that adequate […]

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FAO forecasts 2020 world wheat output at around 763 million tonnes


FAO’s forecast for 2020 world wheat production points to an output of roughly 762.6 million tonnes, a comparable level to the 2019 production which, if materialized, would be the second highest on record. The UN food agency said smaller harvests are expected in the European Union, North Africa, Ukraine and the United States of America. These declines will […]

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World Gold Council and MMTC-PAMP launch India’s first ‘Precious Metals Assay and Training Institute’

The World Gold Council and MMTC-PAMP India Pvt. Ltd. have jointly launched the ‘Precious Metals Assay and Training Institute’ (PMATI) to develop a new generation of skilled assayers. The initiative is a world class training facility that will establish assaying as a certified qualification and career in India, and will directly enhance the integrity of gold […]

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