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september 5 | Updated on January 10, 2018 Published on September 05, 2017

Simplified eco impact assessment on cards

A simplified and standardised environmental impact assessment (EIA) is being formulated by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). The Hyderabad-based Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) has recently submitted a broad framework for such a EIA that would help expedite project clearances, besides providing a transparent procedural system.

Workers’ Unions serve indefinite strike notice

Most of the unions of Central Government IVA and allied services offices have served notice for an indefinite strike from September 24 to protest the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission and the Government’s alleged failure to come out with a revised pay package. Strike notices were also given by the Northern Railwaymen’s Union and accounts and audit officers.

Texaco faces charge over UK spill

US oil giant Texaco faced the prospect of criminal proceedings after admitting it was responsible for the worst leak from a British oil production rig in nine years. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it had asked Scotland’s public prosecutor to consider taking legal action against Texaco for the oil spill from its North Sea Captain rig. Texaco said in a statement that the leak on August 25 from the Captain floating production and storage vessel 90 miles north-east of Aberdeen, Scotland, was four times larger than first estimated.

(There was no issue dated September 6, 1997, owing to Vinayaka Chaturthi)

Published on September 05, 2017

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