SKUAST-K bags EU project for urban green infrastructure

Srinagar: SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir has bagged a prestigious European Union (EU) Project, ‘URGENT’, for the promotion of urban green infrastructure and climate-friendly liveable cities. The project has been granted to the SKUAST-K’s Faculty of Forestry under the European Union’s Erasmus education programme on ‘Urban Resilience and Adaptation through Nature-based Solutions’ […]

J&K’s Export Cell & Invest India conducts virtual workshop

JAMMU: With an ongoing initiative to promote and develop Jammu and Kashmir’s export ecosystem, Export Cell (JKTPO), under the aegis of Department of Industries & Commerce, organized a workshop on “One District One Product” with broad participation from Handicraft & Handloom, Agriculture and Horticulture Departments, District Industries Centers and other line departments. The virtual session […]

Fertiliser minister asks urea makers to set up oxygen plants

New Delhi: Union Fertiliser Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Monday urged urea manufacturers to set up medical oxygen plants at their premises to ramp up the supply of the gas amid surging cases of COVID-19 in the country. The minister also hailed cooperative major IFFCO for dedicating four of its plants for the production […]

Rupee tanks 52 paise as fresh lockdown measures unnerve investors

Mumbai: The rupee plunged by 52 paise to close at 74.87 against the US dollar on Monday as fresh lockdown measures by some states to control spiralling cases of COVID-19 unnerved investors and stoked fears of forex outflows. Losses in the domestic equity markets also weighed on the rupee which was the worst performer among […]

Gold jumps Rs 411; silver gains Rs 338

New Delhi: Gold rallied by Rs 411 to Rs 47,291 per 10 gram in the national capital on Monday reflecting strong buying in the global precious metal and rupee depreciation, according to HDFC Securities. In the previous trade, the precious metal had closed at Rs 46,880 per 10 gram.Silver also gained Rs 338 to Rs […]

Explain basis for approving insurance policies excluding mental illnesses from full coverage: HC to IRDA

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked insurance sector regulator IRDAI to explain on what basis it was approving insurance policies that excluded mental conditions from full coverage. Justice Prathiba M Singh said the Mental Healthcare Act of 2017 makes it clear that there can be no discrimination between mental and physical illnesses and […]

FPIs pull out Rs 4,615 crore from Indian markets

NEW DELHI: Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have pulled out a net Rs 4,615 crore from Indian markets in April so far amid sharp escalation in Covid-19 cases and the consequent restrictions imposed by various states, unnerving overseas investors. According to the depositories data, overseas investors pulled out Rs 4,643 crore from equities, but invested Rs […]

Second COVID wave could spark greater uncertainty; Niti Aayog vice chairman

New Delhi: The country needs to prepare for “greater uncertainty” in terms of consumer as well as investor sentiments due to the second wave of coronavirus infections, and the government will respond with fiscal measures as and when required, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said on Sunday. While acknowledging that the present situation has […]

Tourism event at Srinagar highlights JK tourism potential in a big way

New Delhi: In order to promote the various Tourism potentials of Jammu & Kashmir and to address the various opportunities in Travel, Tourism & Hospitality in the Union Territory Of Jammu & Kashmir the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India & Department of Tourism, Government Of Jammu & Kashmir in association with FICCI (Knowledge Partner), […]

Director Horticulture holds review meeting at Srinagar

Srinagar: Director Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat,Saturday convened a review meeting in the Directorate of Horticulture Rajbagh Srinagar. The meeting was attended by all the Chief Horticulture officers, District Horticulture officers and Horticulture Development officers of Kashmir Division. The review of all the schemes was taken in detail and the action plan of MIDH 2021 […]

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