Amid Agnipath protest, Govt opens up vacancies in CAPFs, Assam Rifles;  Mint Mid Day Digest

Amid Agnipath protest, Govt opens up vacancies in CAPFs, Assam Rifles; Mint Mid Day Digest

As Agnipath protests get violent, Rajnath Singh holds meeting in Delhi

Hundreds of army hopefuls disrupted train and road traffic while police fired tear gas shells to remove them during violent protests in numerous states across India, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab, over the Central government’s Agnipath scheme for armed forces recruitment. (Read more)

SpaceX fires several employees for letter criticizing Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has fired several employees who were involved in an open letter that blasted the colorful billionaire for his behavior. (Read more)

WTO strikes deal after negotiations go down to the wire

After negotiations spilled over to the sixth day, 164 countries of the World Trade Organization finally sealed a package deal in the wee hours on Friday in Geneva with India leading the course.

In a first major agreement in nine years, the deal includes six major issues of importance for developing countries including food security, balanced outcome fisheries subsidies, response to pandemic, and patents waiver on Covid-19 vaccines. (Read more)

5 risks of investing in bank fixed deposits

Fixed deposit is considered a safe option for investment, but it also has certain risks. The investor should be aware of before taking the decision of investing in the fixed deposit scheme. Let’s understand this in detail. (Read more)

This airport has been ranked the best in India, South Asia; it’s also one of the world’s top 50

The Skytrax World Airport Awards named Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport the finest in India and South Asia for the fourth year in a row, according to an official statement released on June 17. (Read more)

Mint Morning Digest

Tariff hikes prompt 7 million to switch off phones in April

Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea lost active subscribers in a month, for the second such time in a decade, after losing subscribers in April 2020 during the Covid pandemic lockdown. Read more

Crypto industry goes slow on hiring amid market downturn

The downturn in the crypto market globally has put the Indian web3 industry on edge, with firms taking a cautious approach to hiring. Read more

Coal India explores green mining bets

Coal India Ltd (CIL) said on Friday that it is looking at green mining options to lessons any adverse environmental impact by leveraging a slew of ecofriendly technologies in both underground and open cast mining. Read more

Cooling appliances sell like hot cakes Mar-May

White goods manufacturers clocked record sales of cooling appliances such as air conditioners and refrigerators between March and May as they gained from a searing heat wave in several parts of the country and pent-up demand from the previous two seasons when sales took a severe hit due to pandemic-related curbs. Read more

Packed consumer goods cos push lower unit packs as inflation bites

As inflation bites into household budgets, makers of fast moving consumer goods are cranking up availability of low unit packs as well as introducing “bridge packs” to ensure affordability of everything from soaps to biscuits.Read more

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