Daily Archives: October 18, 2017

Do we need to reform international drug treaties as more countries legalize cannabis?

Do we need

Summary:The future of international drug control treaties is in doubt because of recent treaty-violating decisions to legalize cannabis use in Canada, the United States and Uruguay. A professor, whose 2014 review of 20 years of cannabis research made world headlines, thinks so. If decriminalization is the way of the future, he advocates a cautious approach… Read More

Not all glaciers in Antarctica have been affected by climate change

Summary:The effects of climate change, which are apparent in other parts of the Antarctic continent, are not yet observed for glaciers in the western Ross Sea coast, new research indicates.

A new study by scientists at Portland State University and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder has found that the effects… Read More

GST was a transformative economic initiative Only teething troubles require redressal

GST Collection

“While it is understandable that in a democracy any one can criticise the Government of the day, a distinction should be made between political criticism and grievances of trade and industry.
FICCI has whole heartedly welcomed the introduction of a Goods & Services Tax (GST) – a revolutionary fiscal initiative taken unanimously by the Central Government… Read More

Mahesh Sharma emphasizes the need to give back to humanity to what we have consumed

Mahesh Sharma

’What is the use of last 70 years of independence if growth and development does not reach the last rung of the ladder of our society’ stated Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, addressing the 12th Sustainability Summit, organised by CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable… Read More

Selection for the post of Director-Production | HEC


The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is seeking qualified candidates for the post Director(Production), Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited(HEC), a schedule ‘A’ CPSE,

Last Date of Receipt: on 16th October 2017

More:http://pesb.gov.in/Vacancy/HEC-DIR-PROD-RE.pdfRead More

Institutional Participation in Indian commodity derivatives market should inspire hedging interest


Mr. S K Mohanty, Executive Director, SEBI called upon big corporate houses to hedge on domestic exchanges in light of the upcoming institutional participation instead of participating in overseas exchanges. Mr. Mohanty was speaking at FICCI’s Conference on Institutional Participation in Commodity Derivatives Market organised here today.
Mr.… Read More

CCTNS Digital Police Portal launched to fast-track Criminal Justice System in the Country

Deepak Razdan

As crime continues to grow, and criminals turn tech-savvy, police investigators across States face a tough challenge to bring the law-breakers to justice.The situation is,however, undergoing a revolutionary change. The Digital Police Portal launched by the Government of India as part of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), in … Read More

WATSCAN and WatSmart as CII’s best gift to Industry

WATSCAN and WatSmart

Stating that Water will be number 1st priority for governance, Mr Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog launched CII’s latest water tool, WatSmart today at the 3rd Water Innovation Summit 2017 on Economic Growth and Human Development  in the context of water scarcity. WatSmart assesses and ranks companies in water management and waterRead More

Yes Bank commits 156 cr for Namami Gange project

Namami Gange Programme

Private sector Yes Bank today said it has committed Rs 156 crore to fund first Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) to be constructed at Varanasi under Hybrid Annuity-PPP Model.The bank has signed a deal with Essel Infraprojects for the financial closure of Rs 156 crore that will fund the STP under Namami Gange Project, a joint statement said.

Yes Bank, given its responsible… Read More

Digital services collecting unnecessary personal info

Summary:Digital services that require users to log in with a personal account often collect more information about users than is needed. Certain policies may encroach on our privacy.

Digital services that require users to log in with a personal account often collect more information about users than is needed. At an international conference about digital… Read More