Normally, when two countries announce a bilateral meeting, there is a certain amount of certainty that it will take place. But the question “will they, won’t they?” is asked every time there is a scheduled meeting between officials of India and Pakistan. Decades of bitterness, hostility and mistrust between the two nuclear neighbours inevitably warrant […]
The Modi government’s policy is choking domestic demand at a time when global demand is also weak. This is hardly a recipe for double-digit growth The title seems provocative. After all, for the last several months, we have all heard that India is now the fastest growing large economy in the world. The Finance Minister […]
A brochure formally released by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the India pavilion at the Paris climate change conference on Monday says Indians have an intrinsically climate-friendly lifestyle as the country has 42 per cent vegetarian households, and individuals consume a tenth of the meat compared with the global average. People also practice yoga […]
Bihar has announced that it will implement prohibition from 1/4/2016. The rationale for this is the pre-election promise made by Nitish Kumar of imposing prohibition. In this context, it is important to note that one of the major reasons for the victory of the Maha Gatbhandhan in Bihar was the support extended by a significant […]
Indian state is failing miserably in managing its metamorphosis from a largely rural country into an urbanizing liberal democracy. India is witnessing multiple migrations that are unprecedented in its history. Millions are moving into literacy, similarly staggering numbers are migrating out of poverty and malnourishment, thousands are migrating to the IT world, and several millions […]
The World health Organisation (WHO) has released its first ever report on global estimates of foodborne diseases.
Lok Sabha has passed The Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015 by a voice vote to establish Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
As per UN International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report (MISR), India has been ranked 131 out of 167 nations on a global index.
During United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris World leaders of 20 countries has launched the Mission Innovation for accelerating clean energy revolution across the world.