The Environment Ministry had earlier said it would not extend the deadline for people to give suggestions and opinions beyond June 30 but later gave time till August 12. The draft EIA’s critics claim it rewards environmental offenders, puts “short-term profits of big business” over interests of future generations and limits public participation in environmental decision-making. … [Read more...] about Sonia Gandhi slams Centre over draft EIA, says govt ‘must stop dismantling India’s environmental regulations’
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"Not only does it have the potential to reverse many of the hard fought gains that have been won over the years in the battle to protect our environment, it could potentially unleash widespread environmental destruction and mayhem across India," he had said. … [Read more...] about Rahul Gandhi says EIA draft must be withdrawn to stop ‘loot of the nation’
India’s environmental future is bleak. India is unlikely to survive the 21st century climate nightmare unless the government realises that the health of the environment matters more than the health of private businesses. Any strong environmental governance system is incomplete without tools that allow citizens to hold decision-makers, law enforcers and expert appraisers accountable. … [Read more...] about Scrapping EIA 2020 not enough to save India
While the company did have a successful run in the PC business during the 1990s and 2000s, Toshiba struggled to compete against emerging players that flooded the PC market with options. This, coupled with the lack of new features, waned Toshiba’s laptop business worldwide. … [Read more...] about Toshiba exits PC business; transfers remaining stake to Sharp
The entire mutual fund industry and institutions like insurance and pension funds depend on debt ratings for their total debt portfolios. SEBI has been concerned for long as to why mutual funds have no back up in-house rating department for independent vetting of the ratings received from agencies, said a former Deputy General Manager of SEBI who worked in its mutual fund department. … [Read more...] about WRAP: Is credibility of rating agencies under a cloud?