New high-yield variety of sugarcane could revolutionise sugar cultivation

Developed by G Hemaprabha and Bakshi Ram of Coimbatore-based Sugarcane Breeding Institute, the sugarcane Co-11015 variety can increase yield to 142 tonne  petr hectare from about 100 tonne currently achieved through the Co-86032 variety. According to Ram, director of the institute, though the variety has been approved by Tamil Nadu it is yet to be […]

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Iran seizes British oil tanker for violating International maritime law

The Iranian National Guard Corps (IRGC) is claiming that is has seized a British oil tanker for violating International maritime law. The vessel, named the Stena Impera, according to the IRGC, was captured while traversing the Strait of Hormuz at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organization “for failing to respect international maritime rules.” […]

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Business sentiment in India falls to lowest level in 3 years: survey

Business sentiment in India fell to its lowest level since June 2016, as companies were worried over a slowing economy, government policies and water shortage, a survey said. According to the IHS Markit India Business Outlook, predictions of softer activity growth underpin the downward revisions of profit outlook, subdued hiring plans and relatively muted capital […]

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Jewellery exports in June 2019 decline by 16% YoY on slow demand from China and Gulf countries

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Gem and jewellery exports declined 16.26 per cent to $2,826 million during June 2019 from $3,375.17 million during the same month last year. Exports during the first quarter of FY20 declined by 10.38 per cent to $9.18 billion from $10.25 billion during the same period last year. Experts say that the trend seen in first quarter is […]

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