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New Delhi hosts 3rd edition of National Conclave on Mines and Minerals

Published: March 20, 2018

The 3rd edition of National Conclave on Mines and Minerals has started in New Delhi on March 20, 2018. The representatives of various state governments, mining industry, industry associations, financial and academic institutions will participate in the event. The conclave will provide an effective platform to showcase the recent policy initiatives of the government. It ..

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The Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise ‘Pralay Sahayam’ was held Telangana

Published: September 25, 2017

The 2-day Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise “Pralay Sahayam” was held in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad in Telangana on September 22, 2017. The exercise was for all agencies involved in search, rescue and relief operations during natural disasters, to interact and evolve a seamless and optimized disaster management strategy. The purpose ..

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Private firms can’t claim mining rights: Supreme Court

Published: August 12, 2012

As per the latest ruling of the Apex court, Private companies cannot claim any right of exploitation of minerals and the State can impose a ban on private mining notwithstanding its being permitted earlier. As per the court if a measure is taken to ban private mining of a single minor mineral for conserving it, ..

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Government extends Justice Shah Commission tenure by 1 year

Published: July 22, 2012

The government extended Justice M B Shah Commission term, by one year till July 16, 2013. The extension for one year has been sought since the Commission is collecting and compiling information on mining from 7 important mineral producing states, which is quite huge. When and why the commission was constituted? Justice M B Shah ..

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China to destroy unsafe drug capsules

Published: May 28, 2012

254 pharmaceutical enterprises (~ 12%) of all capsule makers in China were discovered to be producing unsafe drug capsules. 5.8 % were found to contain excessive levels of chromium, of the 11,561 batches of drugs tested. China’s food and drug watchdog ordered substandard drugs to be immediately taken off shelves, sealed, recalled and destroyed. Hazards ..

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