Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Topic: Imports

India’s palm oil imports jump to 1 year high in Sept as discounts widen

Boosted by strong demand ahead of the peak festival season and a steep discount to rival oils are the main reasons for the 18% jump.

Ta-ta Twix, hello Belco—Pakistan’s import ban is a cause for local chocolates to celebrate

While the import ban benefits Pakistan's local brands, some question why their foreign chocolates are being confiscated during customs checks.

Ultimate ‘sting op’ — how Indian scientists imported wasps from Africa to tackle an alien pest

The parasitoids, which arrived in a shipment from Benin last August, have been released in parts of Tamil Nadu where the Cassava Mealybug caused massive damage to tapioca crops.

As nickel prices soar due to war, here’s what Indian steel makers are doing to cushion impact

Stainless steel industry is a major importer of nickel, which has seen price spikes due to Russia-Ukraine war. Indian manufacturers have found some workarounds.

As globalisation is bombed, a ‘fortress economy’ is tempting, but India must know its limits

India can’t break free of global supply chains & will stay import-dependent for energy, weapons parts. Selective integration may work better by creating mutual interdependence.

India’s pandemic paradox: Poor pledge gold, rich buy more gold, pushing imports up by 200%

The trend of relatively well-off people buying gold comes at a time when poorer Indian households continue to pawn their meagre gold for funds. 

‘Not just minimise but eliminate’ — India tells its automakers to cut imports from China

With the transition toward EVs now inevitable, Niti Aayog Kant CEO said Indian auto manufacturers must aim to secure a strategic position in the global value chain.

India’s economic recovery is lopsided. It’s firing on one and a half cylinders

The two major engines of growth — consumption and investment, which make up more than three-fourths of the Indian economy — are yet to recover.

India’s imports from China rise despite boycott calls, pandemic. But this may not last

There has been a surge in China’s share in India’s trade basket by almost 3 percentage points for imports and 2 percentage points for exports.

Dal farmers & traders fear big losses, dip in production after Modi govt allows free imports

Govt officials say there will still be MSP procurement, but farmers say imports will make prices crash. Traders also won’t earn much on stored stocks due to lower prices.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.