Global crude steel output decreases by 0.9% in 2020

Global crude steel production reached 1,864.0 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2020, down by 0.9% compared to 2019. Asia produced 1,374.9 Mt of of crude steel in 2020, an increase of 1.5% compared to 2019. China’s crude steel production in 2020 reached 1,053.0 Mt, up by 5.2% on 2019. China’s share of global crude …

U.S. PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

NASSCOM STATEMENT NASSCOM extends our warmest congratulations to the newly sworn in U.S. President Joseph R. Biden and U.S. Vice President Kamala D. Harris and other officials in the U.S. Administration. President Biden has pledged a new approach on Trade and Immigration, as well as a renewed and revitalized interest in Science and Technology. We appreciate …

What is a ‘vaccine passport’ and will you need one the next time you travel?

By Arnaud Bernaert, Head of Heath and Healthcare, World Economic Forum   Key points:  A “vaccine passport” or “e-vaccination certification of compliance for border crossing regulations” could be required to enable seamless border-crossing Rather than building a set of rules that would be left to the interpretation of member states or private-sector operators like cruises, airlines or …

IFAD’s fight against rural poverty and hunger highlighted at One Planet Summit, as President Macron calls on others to step up their commitment

Rome, 14 January 2021 – In a move to sustainably address rising hunger and poverty, exacerbated by COVID-19, climate change and biodiversity loss, French President Emmanuel Macron called on global leaders to step up their commitments in support of long-term agricultural development. “Climate change, biodiversity and food are all correlated. Agriculture is key,” said President …

DIGITAL ACCELERATION, DEEP-TECH ADOPTION, DRIVING STEADY GROWTH FOR INDIA’S TECH START-UP ECOSYSTEM IN 2021 – NASSCOM-ZINNOV REPORT

New Delhi, January 07, 2021:As India leaps forward to become a digitally transformed nation, the Indian technology start-up ecosystem continues to witness a significant growth trajectory on the back of rapid digitalization and tech adoption. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), in partnership with Zinnov, a global management and strategy consulting firm,today …

November 2020 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 158.3 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2020, a 6.6% increase compared to November 2019. Due to the ongoing difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this month’s figures are estimates that may be revised with next month’s production …

Blockchain Can Trace Carbon Emissions for Mining, Metals Companies, Proof of Concept Released

The World Economic Forum’s Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative has released a unique proof of concept to trace emissions across the value chain using distributed ledger technology The initiative is a collaboration between seven global companies and the World Economic Forum that aims to accelerate an industry solution for supply chain visibility and ESG requirements …

Now is the time to stand up for human rights

Call for improved transparency on business respect for human rights Amsterdam, 10 December 2020 – As the world marks Human Rights Day, the widening societal inequalities brought into focus by the pandemic are a stark reminder of the action needed to advance human rights. The role companies play, in terms of understanding how their behavior …