Category: Trade

Wind, solar farms could bring rains to Sahara Desert

A massive wind and solar installation in the Sahara Desert would increase precipitation and vegetation in the world’s largest hot desert. The study, published in the journal Science, is among the first to model the climate effects of wind and solar installations while taking into account how vegetation responds to changes in heat and precipitation. […]

Wayanad farmers worry after mass death of earthworms in Kerala floods

The flood-battered north Kerala district of Wayanad is experiencing a strange phenomenon — mass death of earthworms in many parts of the hilly district known for its rich biodiversity and spice cultivation. Thousands of earthworms are emerging from the soil and perishing everyday, according to farmers and local residents. Agricultural and environmental scientists who visited […]

Immense popularity for duck farming at home among Keralites

Kochi: Duck farming at home is attaining wider popularity in Kerala. The possibilities of this farming is quite profitable even when five to ten ducks are being grown at home. The ducks can be feed on the foods in measurable quantity which makes the farming cost effective. They will feed on the food remains that […]

Department of Agriculture might come up with vegetable parks for Kerala

Kochi: The Department of Agriculture Development and Farmer’s Welfare is in a mission to come up with coconut, banana, mango, honey and vegetable parks across the State. The project which has been allocated with Rs. 100 crore would be implemented under the scheme of Kerala Infrastructural Investment Fund Board (KIIFB). Banana, honey and coconut parks […]

India To Be $5 Trillion Economy By 2025: Minister

India’s economy will breach the $5 trillion mark by 2025, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said today. Talking about the country’s economy, the Union minister said it is projected that by 2025, it will breach the $5 trillion mark. “And by the time we complete the post-2030 development agenda, India will rank […]

Walmart buys Flipkart’s 77% stake in its biggest takeover

US retailer Walmart Inc today acquired 77 per cent share in Flipkart for about USD 16 billion. It is Walmart `biggest acquisition till date. The deal also attracted the attention of Jeff Bezos, the richest person on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Amazon tried to take control of Flipkart with a competing offer but the board […]

Gold touches Rs 32,000-level

Gold prices reclaimed the Rs 32,000-level by rising Rs 100 to Rs 32,080 per 10 grams today, taking strength from scattered buying by local jewellers amid a firm trend overseas. Silver also strengthened by Rs 200 to Rs 40,500 per kg due to increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Gold prices firmed up […]