Scott Pruitt is the new man in charge of the US Environmental Protection Agency. It means the former Governor of Oklahoma will get the final say over things like what pesticides farmers can use in the agricultural sector, where oil and gas firms can drill for new resources, and set environmental regulations for a range of industries; from the automotive sector to US house builders. So what might his tenure mean for those businesses? Coral Davenport of the New York Times gives us her assessment. A rapid increase in the population over the past half century in Egypt has increased the need for efficient food production, in a nation historically dependent on the river Nile as a source of water for farming. but now one group of entrepreneurs in the country think they have the answer, a new technology which helps crops grow in the desert, as the BBC's Ed Butler has been finding out. The top diplomats from India and China meet this week in the latest round of sporadic bilateral talks, so what might be up for discussion? Jyoti Malhotra, a contributor to the Economic Times gives us an insight. And any idea what GAFA stands for? Well it's a description for a section of the tech industry, a pretty significant one actually, as the companies it's describing are Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple.Jeremy Ghez, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the School of Higher Business Studies, HEC, in Paris, specialises in the way these giants have not only shaped the tech industry but also redefined our ideas of governance. The BBC's Fergus Nicoll will be joined throughout the programme, from New Dehli by the President of the South Asian Women in Media group,.Jyoti Malhotra, who's also a contributor to the Economic Times. And from Los Angeles by Andy Uhler, a reporter with our US counterparts Marketplace. They'll also be joined by from Sydney by the BBC's Phil Mercer. (Picture: A view out over the Piedmont from Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Credit: Karen Bleier, Getty Images).