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Swadeshi Jagran Manch warns of 50 million rural job losses over dairy deal

And this time it has taken the Modi government head on, accusing the Ministry of Commerce of “twisting data” and virtually favouring foreign dairy companies at the cost of their Indian counterparts which may result in 50 million rural job losses.

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New Delhi, Oct 2 : The Swadeshi Jagran Manch, the Sangh affiliate known more for its stands against the government than for it, has now taken up the cause of the cash cow that is India’s dairy industry.

And this time it has taken the Modi government head on, accusing the Ministry of Commerce of “twisting data” and virtually favouring foreign dairy companies at the cost of their Indian counterparts which may result in 50 million rural job losses.

Ashwani Mahajan, chief of Swadeshi Jagran Manch has claimed that the Indian government is in final stage of negotiation to reach a free trade agreement where the member nations get India to reduce duty on dairy products so that they can get access to India which is the world’s largest market for dairy products.

China, Australia and New Zealand, apart from 10 ASEAN countries, Japan and South Korea are part of the contentious Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Free Trade Agreement.

Mahajan has said, “It’s unfortunate that officials of Centre of Regional Trade (CRT) under Ministry of Commerce have been supporting the offer to reduce tariffs on milk and its products, by twisting the data of India’s milk production and projecting a huge shortage of milk in India in coming 10 years.”

Mahajan’s worry stems from the fact, he says, the cheap rate of dairy products from certain countries like New Zealand, which will put the domestic dairy industry out of business if the agreement is reached.

In a very strong allegation at babus in the ministry headed by Piyush Goyal, Mahajan said, “Milk producers and processors have been pleading with the Ministry of Commerce, presenting some hard facts, which are deliberately ignored by bureaucrats and consultants, pushing the deal.”

Rubbishing the logic of a dairy shortage in the future, as cited by Goyal’s ministry, the Sangh affiliate cites a Niti Aayog report that says, the demand for milk in India will be 292 million metric tonnes, against which India will produce 330 MMT milk, by 2033. “Thus, India will be surplus in milk products and the question of imports does not arise”, says Mahajan.

The RSS offshoot has gone on record to insinuate, the impending decision is in interest of farmers abroad.

Mahajan asked, “Even if New Zealand exports only 5 per cent of its produce, it will be equal to 30 per cent of India’s production of major dairy products like milk powder, butter, cheese etc. Same holds true for Australia where less than 6,000 farmers produce 10 MMT milk and they export more than 60 per cent of it. Then why should India include dairy products in RCEP and allow import at lower duty? Is it to double income of farmers of Australia and New Zealand?”

While, claiming the move may result in 50 million rural job losses, Mahajan alleged, “Prime Minister must know that doubling of farmers income will remain only in dreams, Indian dairy farmers’ income will actually be halved…”

India’s US $100 billion dairy industry is a prized market for any dairy producing nation. Now with top milk producing nations scrambling to get a pie of that market, the RSS offshoot and the Modi government have come to a face-off.

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Brent hits highest since March, spurred by coronavirus vaccine hopes

This follows positive trial results from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.

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SINGAPORE: Brent crude prices hit their highest levels since March as news of a third promising coronavirus vaccine candidate spurred hopes of a quicker recovery in oil demand, while U.S. President-elect Joe Biden received the go-ahead to begin his leadership transition.

Brent crude futures rose 43 cents, or 0.9%, to $46.49 a barrel by 0522 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude added 45 cents, or 1.1%, to $43.51 a barrel.

Brent rose to a session high of $46.56 earlier on Tuesday, the highest level traded since early March before Saudi Arabia initiated a price war with Russia, which sent oil prices crashing. Both oil benchmarks settled up about 2% on Monday after gaining about 5% last week.

“Progress on developing and distributing a vaccine de-risks the path back to normal for oil markets,” said Stephen Innes, chief global markets strategist at financial services firm Axi.

“If mobility data is a measure of oil price sentiment, in the not too distant future, the vaccine will get people back on airplanes and cruise ships.”

AstraZeneca said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine was 70% effective in pivotal trials and could be up to 90% effective, giving the world’s fight against the global pandemic a third new weapon that can be cheaper to make, easier to distribute and faster to scale-up than rivals.

This follows positive trial results from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.

Also helping to ease uncertainty in financial markets, President Donald Trump on Monday allowed officials to proceed with a transition to Joe Biden’s incoming administration, giving his rival access to briefings and funding even as he vowed to persist with efforts to fight the election results.

U.S. crude oil inventories likely edged lower last week, while distillate stockpiles were seen decreasing for a 10th straight week, a preliminary Reuters poll showed on Monday, ahead of reports from the American Petroleum Institute and the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Traders also focused on a week of technical meetings by OPEC and its allies to prepare the ground for next week’s ministerial gathering, which is set to discuss extending oil output curbs into next year due to weak demand amid a second wave of COVID-19.

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Amazon Quiz Answers Today, November 24, 2020: Answer and Win Xbox Series X

The Amazon Quiz contest is live at 8:00 AM and it ends at 12:00 PM.

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Amazon quiz Answers Today, November 24, 2020: The Amazon Quiz for November 24, 2020, is live and today you have the chance to Win Xbox Series X. The trivia quiz gives a chance to users across the country to win exciting gifts every day by answering a set of simple questions.

After giving the right answers to the questions users can win mobile phones, other gadgets, and Amazon Pay Balance. E-commerce giant Amazon never disappoints its users and today’s gift is special for all the online shopping lovers.

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Gold Rates and Silver rates, November 24: Yellow metal price struggles today by 0.23%, check here

Gold prices in India on Tuesday, November 24 have gone down following the global rates. On MCX, the gold rates have decreased to ₹49,504. Today, silver price in India has gone up to ₹60,549 rupees per kilogram.

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Gold Rates and Silver rates, November 24: Gold prices in India on Tuesday, November 24 have gone down following the global rates. On MCX, the gold rates have decreased to ₹49,504. Today, silver price in India has gone up to ₹60,549 rupees per kilogram. When it comes to the gold metal, the prices vary based on the city or state due to excise duty, state taxes, and making charges.

  • CITY 24 KARAT 22 KARAT
  • CHENNAI ₹52,034 ₹47,674
  • MUMBAI ₹50,950 ₹49,950
  • BANGALORE ₹51,441 ₹47,161
  • DELHI ₹53,637 ₹49,197
  • KERALA ₹51,468 ₹47,148
  • HYDERABAD ₹51,454 ₹47,144
  • KOLKATA ₹52,537 ₹50,127
  • PUNE ₹50,805 ₹48,355

GOLD PRICE IN INDIA (*MCX) ₹49,504 ₹45,379

Know why Gold and Silver rate rise and decline

Gold tends to increase when people prefer investing in gold due to inflation and concerned about the risks in the financial system. On the other hand, at times gold rates also decrease due to the fact that the fall in international markets, an increase in dollar value, and other tensions between the countries. Off late the gold prices have come down due to the US-China dispute.

How Gold rate is calculated?

As there is no specific measure for the gold and the prices differ from jeweller to jeweller. Final price of the jewellery = Price of gold X (Weight in grams) + Making charges + GST at 3% on (Price of jewellery + making charges)

How many times gold rates change in a day?

As the yellow metal gold is traded at Multi Commodity Exchange whGGolere the gold rates change at every moment in the business times. The price alter is mainly due to various factors such as political and economical issues happening in the world.

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