Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar announced on Friday that he will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 7 to discuss the mining crisis that Goa is facing. Parrikar said he will apprise the Council of Ministers appointed by the PM about the situation and will convince the Centre to amend the law in order to restart mining in Goa.The mining industry in Goa is in doldrums, probably since 2012 when the Supreme Court had first suspended mining operations. Let’s understand the crisis from the eye of the storm.What is the crisis?Close To understand what the crisis, let us look at a brief timeline of events that have transpired. related news Legal Matters | SC’s Sabarimala review makes a bad judgment worse Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde sworn in as 47th Chief Justice of India SA Bobde to take oath as 47th Chief Justice of India today # In 2011, Goa had exported over 50 million tonnes (MTs) of low-grade iron ore. The exports to China had seen a sudden surge … [Read more...] about The mining industry in Goa is in doldrums. Is legislation the only solution?
The closest thing we have to modern-day alchemy may be the work of Kosaka Smelting and Refining, the Japanese firm that harvests gold and other valuable metals from old electronics. From used mobile telephones, Kosaka, a unit of the metals-and-mining company Dowa Holdings, can extract gold, copper, silver, antimony, and other minerals, including the rare earths necessary for myriad high-tech devices. One cell phone can yield up to 20 milligrams of gold; that may seem minuscule, but consider this: A ton of phones can provide 20 times more gold than a ton of gold ore. The company’s recycling process is based on methods long used by Dowa to get metals from raw ore. Disused, dismantled electronics are heated to 1,300 degrees Celsius, at which point 19 different metals (so far) can be extracted. It’s working on ways to harvest more. One target: neodymium, a rare-earth essential for magnets used in everything from microphones to wind turbines. Kosaka’s eco-friendly … [Read more...] about 14_Kosaka Smelting and Refining
In a freewheeling chat with Moneycontrol, JSW Steel's MD & Group CFO Seshagiri Rao talks about range of issues — impact of GST, his concerns on rising imports, plans to acquire downstream units in overseas markets and the funding challenge. The steel veteran also talks about a surprising paradox — even as the country talks about unemployment, there is shortage of labour. "We are still trying to understand what is happening," he says.Excerpts:It's been a year since GST was launched. How has been the steel industry's experience?Close The mechanism of refund needs to be streamlined, and there are some process-related issues where GST is getting taxed twice. We have brought this to the attention of the government, and they are looking into it. related news Essel Group to sell up to 16.5% stake in Zee Entertainment to financial investors: Report SEBI revamps rights issue process, cuts timeline to 31 days Chhattisgarh govt assures NMDC of … [Read more...] about We are looking to acquire downstream facilities overseas, says JSW Steel’s Seshagiri Rao
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