COMMENT – Genome editing offers new ray of hope to tackle malnutrition


Plant-based diets have been recommended for better planetary health also as it would be more sustainable with lower environmental impacts and improving food and nutritional security of the generations. There is an urgent need to transform current diets for improving health of the population and to achieve equity in benefits at social, economic and environmental […]

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India planning incentives for early commencement of production from auctioned mines


The government plans to provide incentives to mineral block allocatees for early commencement of production from the auctioned mines, a move aimed at increasing mineral output of the country and reducing imports. The mines ministry plans to do the same through amendment of the mining rules and has sought comments and suggestions from stakeholders on […]

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Seafloor deposits of minerals could soon become commercially available: WEF

Seafloor deposits of cobalt, nickel, lithium and other minerals could become a novel source of minerals for the global markets. According to a paper published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), resource exploitation industries need new frameworks for governance and these frameworks are taking shape for deep-sea minerals. In 2021, in fact, the International Seabed […]

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India says to open up coal sector, mineral mining to boost production


India announced major reforms for its coal sector in its efforts to attract more investments to boost domestic production at a time when the country is a net importer of coal despite having the world’s fourth-largest deposits. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters that there was an urgent need to reduce import of substitutable coal […]

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