Consumer Goods Firms Hope For More Focus On Food Processing Sector

Stimulus for ailing industries needs attention, Emami Group Jt Chairman R S Agarwal said. New Delhi: In the run up to budget, consumer goods companies are looking for a greater thrust on food processing sector to add value to the agricultural produce, increase in rural wages and reduction in taxes to leave more money in the hands of consumers. The FMCG companies have asked for more focus on the infrastructural development, small businesses and affordable housing as also incentives for setting up warehousing and cold chain facilities and efforts to…

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Gender Equality in the Education Sector – June 2017

A key element in Swedish development cooperation is ensuring that children living in poverty and in other vulnerable situations, particularly girls, complete quality education without discrimination.1 Gender equality in education strengthens quality, provides an appropriate learning environment for both girls and boys, and ensures that students leaving secondary school have an awareness of gender equality. This is in line with the global commitment to “leaving no one behind” as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs strongly encourage countries to focus on both achieving inclusive and quality…

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How A Betsy DeVos Department Of Education Could Lead To A Massive Transfer Of Public Funds Into The Private Sector

On Monday, January 30, 2017, hundreds of patient protectors braved the bitter New York City cold to stand firmly in defiance against the impending appointment of billionaire school-choice crusader Betsy DeVos, 58, for Secretary of Education. The brazen assembly, short on time yet not lacking hope, was among one of many gatherings crisscrossing the nation. Since DeVos’s name first surfaced as President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, a stubborn, nation-wide procession of feet has emerged in stride to protest what many fear is the beginning of the end of…

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Food sector faces ‘terrifying’ tariffs after hard Brexit

Scotland’s food sector has called the prospect of a hard Brexit “terrifying” and has urged the UK government not to walk away from EU negotiations table without a trade deal. Scottish exports of red meat worth hundreds of millions of pounds could be “close to wiped out” unless new trading terms are in place on the day the UK leaves the EU, industry leaders warned, along with the prospect of beef and lamb prices plummeting. Theresa May last week confirmed that the UK would abandon membership of the EU single…

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How EatFirst is creating the first ‘online-only’ food brand to disrupt the food delivery sector

EatFirst has not given itself an easy ride. It is playing in a market saturated with competitors, where Deliveroo, UberEats and Just Eat all vie for consumers’ attention and spend. However, EatFirst’s founder Rahul Parekh insists that its business is “the natural next step” for the online food industry and points to the retail sector for proof. “In the last five years, there has been a huge emergence of online-only fashion brands. I started the business two years ago and saw the same pattern emerging in food. There is massive…

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BRICS nations pledge to step up cooperation in education sector

 The BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa – on Friday resolved to facilitate movement and exchange of students and faculty in each other’s institutions especially in areas like energy, climate change, water resources and economy. After a meeting of education ministers of the five countries, a ‘New Delhi Declaration of Education’ was issued on Friday in which the nations decided to organise ana annual conference of the BRICS Network University. The conference would be held in the country of the current BRICS chair, the declaration says….

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