Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has declared the Cauvery delta region as a protected agricultural zone and stated that his government would not give consent for hydrocarbon projects in the area.
The declaration of the ‘protected agricultural zone’ will, in effect, prevent non-agrarian projects in the region.
Farmers in the Cauvery delta region have been protesting for the past two years against a proposed hydrocarbon project of the Centre, which was to be executed by Vedanta Limited and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited.
India has quadrupled its imports of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries and more than tripled its import bill on the product, according to a report by Union Ministry of Science and Technology.
Indian manufacturers source Li-ion batteries from China, Japan and South Korea and the country among the largest importers in the world.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) manufactures such batteries but volumes are limited and they are restricted for use in space applications.
In June 2018, Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) in Tamil Nadu’s Karaikudi, under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd signed a Memorandum of Agreement for transfer of technology for India’s first lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery project
Bangladesh boys created history by winning their country’s first global cricket title, shocking defending champions India by three wickets in the summit clash of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Potchefstroom in South Africa.
It was the first title for Bangladesh in any form of and ICC event. This is the third time that India has lost in the finals of the U-19 World Cup.