Talking further about FTAs, he said the ministry is "now looking at reviewing and renewing" all old trade agreements to bring symmetry and more balanced trade. "We believe that India has competitive strengths and we can truly get the benefit of a fair and equitable expansion of trade if we do FTAs with proper stakeholder consultations and considering India's capabilities to be able to meet the requirements, particularly of quality, of these countries and making sure that these FTAs are not done at the cost of Indian industry and businesses," Goyal said. … [Read more...] about India has given very good, balanced offer to US for proposed limited trade deal: Piyush Goyal
Why custom duty is important
“He draws people because he’s so good, but also, there are other top players on Twitch that are not as engaging as he is, not as funny, not as in tune with the sort of Twitch culture,” said Brandon Benton, 34, a postdoctoral physics researcher at Cornell University who watches Nakamura stream. He’s a “down-to-earth memer and jokester.” … [Read more...] about Chess (Yes, chess) is now a streaming obsession
“The experience of extensive mining in this region over the past few decades has shown everything that is bad with the mining industry. Ideally, the communities should have full right over the water, forests and land as they nurture it over the years. But governments fail to do so. For example, in Singrauli, the government failed to ensure that people get the benefit. Instead, it is the industrialists who get all the benefits. Secondly, mining should have improved the lives of people involved or impacted by the mining sector including those whose livelihoods were based on the land where mining is taking place. But this never happened and instead, their lives have been completely destroyed. The mining profits should have been shared with the communities but that never happens,” Namdeo told Mongabay-India. … [Read more...] about Whose minerals are they anyway?
Besides fashion, in India, the big rental or pre-owned category is of luxury cars. According to Vinod Kothari, founder of Vinod Kothari Consultants that offers financial consultancy to brands and companies, “Brands such as Volvo and Daimler now allow leasing for three to four years and then agree to take back the asset, charging only about 60-65% of the asset cost over the lease term. In essence, the customer has the exclusive possession and use of the asset for those years, while paying only for a part of the asset cost. If the car is used for business, the rentals are tax-deductible.” … [Read more...] about Don’t have enough dosh to spend on a Prada gown, Gucci bag or a Rolls Royce? Just rent it!
It’s possible that the same system could also be used for other packaging. “If it works for hot beverages—and we’ve already talked to the team about this—[it could expand] to soda, or your McFlurry,” Szaky says. “And then from there expanding it to your hamburger, french fries. So that you can get everything from your chicken nuggets to your apple pie in a reusable alternative.” He also expects the system to expand to other restaurant chains. “The beauty is, the more players do it, the more convenient the recollection network becomes,” he says. … [Read more...] about McDonald’s is testing a new system of reusable, returnable coffee cups