Container glass market updates from around the world at virtual glasstec conference

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Associations from around the world provided the latest hollow glass market updates during last week’s virtual glasstec conference .

Sanjay Somany of the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation (AIGMF) , Adeline Farrelly of the Federation of European Manufacturers of Glass Containers (FEVE) , Dr Johann Overath of Germany’s Bundesverband…

Maha Covid-19 further eases, deaths drop to May levels (ROUNDUP)

Siasat
Mumbai, Oct. Oct 26 : Maharashtra’s Covid-19 deaths dropped below the 100-mark for the first time in more than five months and the situation remained positive with falling cases, health officials said here on Monday.

The state witnessed just 84 deaths – compared with the peak of 515 (on Sep. 15), and is lower than the previous low of 97 (May 26) – and the…

The Latest: Spike in virus cases overwhelms Texas hospitals

Portland Press Herald Contributors
The latest on the coronavirus pandemic from around the U.S. and the world.

EL PASO, Texas ? Residents in the Texas border city of El Paso have been urged to stay home for two weeks as a spike in coronavirus cases overwhelms hospitals.

The uptick in virus cases has also prompted the state to dedicate part of the city?s civic center as a makeshift heath care center for the ill. On…

Indians Defend Trump As Media Feign Outrage Over ‘Filthy’ Air Quality Remark

Legal Insurrection
Recent global study: “More than 116,000 Indian infants died from air pollution in the first month of life.”

President Donald Trump’s recent comment about the “filthy” air quality in countries like India and China once again triggered a fake media outrage.

“Trump accused of racist slur during debate for calling India and China ‘filthy’,” UK’s Independent newspaper claimed.

The…

ECLGS: Credit support to majority MSMEs to be short term; ‘unequal’ disbursement may impact scheme

FINANCIAL EXPRESS
Credit and Finance for MSMEs: Even as the Modi government’s Rs 3 lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) has been able to ease Covid-induced financial problems faced by MSMEs and other businesses, but for the majority of them, the support would help sustain their needs only for up to three months. According to a recent survey involving 1857 respondents from MSMEs, other…

PNB scam case: UK court rejects Nirav Modi’s latest bail attempt

FINANCIAL EXPRESS
A UK court on Monday rejected the latest bail plea of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, who has been lodged in a London prison since his arrest on an extradition warrant in March last year.

The application was reportedly made on the basis of “new evidence”, but Westminster Magistrates’ Court District Judge Samuel Goozee was not convinced to reverse previous bail rejections in Modi’s…

S&P Global Platts Announces Finalists for ‘Leadership in Energy Transition Award’

PR Newswire
Winner to be announced December 10 at 22nd Annual S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards Emceed by Emmy Award-Winning Jason Alexander, Program to Benefit New York and India Food Banks PR Newswire NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — S&P Global Platts has announced by video the finalists for “Leadership in Energy Transition”, one of nearly two dozen awards of the 22nd annual S&P Global…

Air pollution may hinder India’s fight against Covid-19, say scientists | India News – Times of India

The Times of India
NEW DELHI: The causal link between air pollution and Covid-19 cases is yet to be established conclusively but long-term exposure will certainly make people more vulnerable to lung infections, warn scientists as the skies over large parts of north India, including Delhi, turn smoky and the air quality deteriorates rapidly.

Their concerns come amid several global studies pointing to the▪ …