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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bidu Bhusan Harichandan & Others Vs District Collector Khurdha & dated 05/05/2020 regarding illegal laterite stone mining at 40 different sites in the Khurdha District of Odisha to an extent of about 500 acres encompassing several villages including Tapanga, Anda and JhinkiJhari under Nijigarh Tapang Panchayat. The area involves amongst others cashew jungle, gramya jungle and gochar land. Neither Environmental Clearance nor Consent to Operate have been obtained from the respective authorities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pritam Singh Vs Union Territory of J&K & Others dated 05/05/2020.

New research from the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) reveals that just two of the ten largest mining companies are aligned with limiting climate change to 2°C. These 10 companies have a market capitalisation of over $350bn and contribute to annual carbon emissions of over 1.5 billion tonnes either directly or indirectly via their products.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahendra Saini, President, Moda Pahad Sangharsh Samiti Versus State of Rajasthan dated 04/05/2020.

This Act may be called the Karnataka Land Reforms (Amendment) Act, 2020. It shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from 20th November 2019.

The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a humanitarian crisis. Efforts to contain the virus and support those directly impacted are of utmost importance.

The Ministry of Coal on April 13, 2020 has published the draft Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Amendment Rule, 2020 to further amend the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Rule, 2014.

South Sudan’s mining sector has seen rapid development in recent years, and preliminary reports suggest that the industry could become an engine for major economic growth.

Ministry of Mines is in the process of formulation of a National Non-Ferrous Metals (Aluminium and Copper) Scrap Recycling Policy. Accordingly, a draft of the said policy has been prepared and is being circulated for comments from stake holders and the public at large.

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 13 of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (67 of 1957), the Central Government makes the following rules to amend the Min eral (Auction) Rules, 2015. These rules may be called the Mineral (Auction) Amendment Rules, 2020.

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