The three farm bills introduced by the government last week is a bold step in the right direction and will lead to thousands of new experiments and unleash different models to improve the efficiency and competitiveness in agriculture, said Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair, Professor for agriculture at ICRIER, New Delhi.

He was speaking at a webinar ‘Will the new farm acts unleash the potential of Indian Agriculture?’ organised by Chennai International Centre (CIC) on Saturday.

“You will start seeing the green shoots and I think in next 3-5 years horizon, you will see thousands of new experiments coming in to build direct supply lines connecting with the farmers, either with individual farmers or farmers organisations or FPOs as it happened in the case of milk cooperatives,” Gulati said.

Possibility of green shoots

The Professor, however, said the green shoots also depend on complementary actions from the state governments where business

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  • White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Saturday President Donald Trump had experienced a “very concerning” period on Friday as he battles COVID-19 in a Maryland hospital, The Associated Press reported.
  • His comments came after a press conference that featured White House physician Sean Conley, who dodged questions, offered a conflicting timeline, and said that the president was feeling well and in good spirits.
  • Trump also Saturday tweeted that he was feeling well, thanking the staff at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was transported by helicopter Friday night.
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Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, on Saturday said that President Donald Trump had experienced a “very concerning” period on Friday as he battles COVID-19 and said the next 48 hours will be “critical” for his treatment, The Associated Press reported. 

“We’re still not on a clear path

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Australia’s competition chief, Rod Sims, has warned big companies not to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis to nobble their competitors and set themselves up as monopolies.

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Stopping Australia emerging from the pandemic as an economy where even more power is concentrated in the hands of a few players is just one entry on a long to-do list kept by Sims, who has spent the crisis helping keep food on the shelves of supermarkets and stopping banks rushing to foreclose on bad loans by authorising companies to coordinate their behaviour in ways that would normally be against the law.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Rod Sims.

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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Rod Sims.

Sims has already taken action to keep competition alive in aviation – in March he publicly chastised the Qantas boss, Alan Joyce, for campaigning against any government support for weaker

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They moved to Missoula to be closer to family, he said, and have noticed that people here are always on the lookout for more worldly flavors.

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“I thought Dominican food would be a lot like Mexican food, but it’s not,” he said. “I’ve been there five times now, each time for about a month. (My wife) lives in a rural country area. It’s the real experience, not like the touristy areas.”

The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes’ Economic Development Office is now accepting applications for coronavirus business relief funds. The CSKT Small Business Relief Grants program offers over $1 million in federally allocated financial assistance to qualified CSKT-member-owned small businesses and active CSKT-member livestock producers in the recovery, stabilization, and adaptation of business operations. Funds can be used for working capital to support payroll, rent, accounts payable (such as utilities

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Auto makers, pumping billions of dollars into developing electric cars, are now facing a critical choice: get more involved with manufacturing the core batteries or buy them from others.

Batteries are one of an electric vehicle’s most expensive components, accounting for between a quarter and a third of the car’s value. Driving down their cost is key to profitability, executives say.

But whereas the internal combustion engine traditionally has been engineered and built by auto makers themselves, battery production for electric cars is dominated by Asian electronics and chemical firms, such as LG Chem Ltd. and Panasonic Corp., and newcomers like China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.

With regulators world-wide pushing car companies to sell more electric cars, auto executives worry there won’t be enough factories building high-quality batteries.

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It’s been a tough year for many with job losses and pay-cuts. Especially in times like these, every rupee counts — and it will pay to pay closer attention to your payslip.

Understanding the components of the payslip could help you get a better deal from your employer and negotiate better with prospective employers. A tax-efficient pay-package — to the extent possible — will mean more money in your pocket.

The pain of pay-cuts can also be reduced if some pay components are left untouched.

Also, having clarity about the various components and knowing the difference between pay and CTC (cost-to-company) can help you bargain well while applying for new jobs.

Besides, payslips often have to be given when you apply for loans, credit cards or visas. They can also come handy as proof of employment and while filing tax returns. So, here’s decoding the payslip and ways to optimise

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Numerous inmates say Arizona’s prison system has failed to provide necessary testing, supplies and treatment during the coronavirus pandemic, with one saying that effectively meant the state’s prisoners were sentenced to get infected with COVID-19.

Dozens of letters from inmates in recent months said the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry wasn’t protecting staff and inmates during the outbreak, the Arizona Republic reported.

A department spokesperson denied many allegations by inmates, including that sick inmates weren’t tested. The spokesperson, Judy Keane, also cited health and safety protocols announced during the pandemic.

In the letters, the inmates described fears and frustrations and asked for help, while some provided graphic details of surviving the virus, the Republic reported. The newspaper reported that it received nearly 90 inmate letters from late March to September and that it withheld the inmates’ identities due to their concerns about possible retaliation.

“It is my belief

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  • President Trump is being treated for the coronavirus at Walter Reed Medical Center after announcing his diagnosis on Friday.
  • Trump received an IV infusion of the antiviral drug remdesivir on Friday.
  • A White House official told CBS News that Trump also received an experimental antibody cocktail on Thursday evening, but Trump’s medical team has suggested that he received the drug either earlier or later than that.
  • Regardless of the timing, a remdesivir treatment suggests Trump’s illness could be serious, doctors say.
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President Donald Trump is “doing very well” at Walter Reed Medical Center, the president’s doctors said on Saturday morning. After his Friday announcement that he’d tested positive for the coronavirus, Trump was reportedly experiencing a low-grade fever, cough, lethargy, and nasal congestion. 

“At this time, the team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made,” White House physician

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John Velazquez rides Authentic as they lead the pack into turn one in the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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The Triple Crown might not be in play in the 2020 Preakness, but there’s still a whole lot of money to be won. 

An 11-horse field led by Kentucky Derby winner Authentic will be in competition for a share of a $1 million purse at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore on Saturday. 

The Preakness is the final jewel of the crown in a unique 2020 edition of the series. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Belmont became the first leg this year, while the Preakness was moved from its traditional middle spot to the finale. 

Belmont winner Tiz the Law was not entered in this race. Instead, his connections have moved their focus to the Breeders’ Cup Classic. However, Authentic will look to become the 24th horse to win both the Derby and the Preakness. 

Here’s a quick guide with everything you need to know to catch

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The Weekly Breakout Forecast continues my doctoral research analysis on MDA breakout selections over more than 5 years. This subset of the different portfolios I regularly analyze has now reached 177 weeks of public selections as part of this ongoing live forward-testing research.

In 2017, the sample size began with 12 stocks, then 8 stocks in 2018, and at members’ request into 2020, I now generate 4 selections each week, 2 Dow 30 picks, and a separate article for monthly Growth & Dividend MDA breakout stocks. I now provide more than 6 different ways to beat the S&P 500 since my trading studies were made public.

Remarkably, the frequency streak of 10% gainers within a 4- or 5-day trading week remains at highly statistically significant levels above 80% not counting frequent multiple 10% gainers in a single week. More than 200 stocks have gained over 10% in a 5-day

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