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Stimulate demand to revive economy: Abhijit Banerjee

Nobel laureate economist Abhijit Banerjee has sounded an alarm on the economic crisis and compared the present situation to the 1991 economic crisis, stressing that to revive the economy it is important to stimulate demand. Like els

"Remove the bureaucracy from the startup ecosystem"

Where does India stand in the global startup ecosystem?  Indian startups, when compared on the basis of potential, are equally competent with the Silicon Valley ones. It is only that they lack global exposure which put

HRD min asks V-C to restore normalcy at JNU

The ministry of human resource development secretary, Amit Khare, on Wednesday met the Jawaharlal Nehru University vice-chancellor, Prof Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, and advised him “to make all out efforts for restoration of the normal function

Why Delhi elections are more crucial than you think

The National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCTD) goes to polls on February 8, amid debates and protests for and against the amended citizenship law and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC). For the BJP, which has been out of power in the

Disruptions in parliament: common perceptions and reality

Three points of common perception emerge when we talk of interruptions of parliamentary proceedings: first, the interruption is waste of public time and money; second, it results in failure on the part of our elected representatives to perform the

India-Africa partnership likely to witness new trajectory in 2020

In the new year, India will not only infuse more life into its traditional political and economic ties with Africa, but also consolidate its defence relations with the continent – all this in consonance with its plan to give a strategic heft

General Rawat assumes charge as first CDS

General Bipin Rawat has assumed the newly created office of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). As the CDS, he will be the principal military advisor to the defence minister on all tri-services matters. General Rawat will also head t

Astronauts selected for Gaganyaan mission: ISRO Chairman

India has completed the process of selecting four astronauts for its first human space flight mission, Gaganyaan. “We’ve made good progress in the mission. The process of Astronaut selection for the mission is completed,” Dr K Si

Ajit Pawar returns as deputy CM – for the fourth time

Thirty-two days after taking oath as chief minister, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has expanded his council of ministers by inducting 26 cabinet ministers and 10 ministers of state (MoS). The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader A

PM to youth: with new decade, your time has come

The new year and the decade will be the time when India’s millennials will start contributing to the nation, Prime minister Narendra Modi has said in the outgoing year’s last broadcast of his radio address, ‘Mann ki Baat’.

Implement helmet law: Road safety experts

The National Coalition of Road Safety, a coalition of road safety organisation promoting safe roads in India, has urged minister of road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari to strengthen and immediately enforce the amended ‘helmet law&rsqu

Plug gaps in nutrition programme to stop obesity in children aged 6-23 months: Study

The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) norms for THR (take home rations) are constant throughout the complementary feeding age group (6-24 months) and beyond, despite variations in requirements of both macro and micro nutrients, a pan India

Census 2021, updating NPR get cabinet nod

The union cabinet, chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved the proposal for conducting Census of India 2021 and updation of National Population Register (NPR), even as protests continued across the country amid lack of clarity

The sorry tale of the fund meant for eco-sensitive Aravalli range

In an audit report tabled in the Haryana assembly on November 26, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has indicted the Department of Mining and Geology of the state for its consistent failure to implement the fund for restoration of

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code: Paradigm shift and further reform

The Inception The problem of surging NPAs on one hand and the issues of indebted companies on the otherwere the primary reason that gave birth to the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The IBC sought to repeal the arch

For transparency in selection of information commissioners

There is considerable discontent amongst RTI users against the information commissions and commissioners for not delivering the fruits of the RTI Act. We have a law which directly empowers individual citizens and they are understandably concerned

World is eager to know Gandhi: Modi

The world today is eager to know Gandhi and ready to accept him, and thus it becomes India’s responsibility to keep reminding the world of the abiding relevance of Mahatma and his vision, prime minister Narendra Modi has said.

Protests against Citizenship Act across country

In a coordinated action, protesters against the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act held demonstrations in many cities and towns across the country on Thursday, though in most places police prevented them from staging marches. Section 144 was clamped

India broadens Indo-Pacific vision to include Gulf

Faced with the situation emerging around the world, especially on the strategic front, India has indicated that its Indo-Pacific approach will not be confined to merely ASEAN, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands, but will also i

Night of Shame: How Delhi Police cracked the Dec 16 case

This is an excerpt from `Khaki Files` (published in Ebury Press and Blue Salt by Penguin Random House India, 2019) by Neeraj Kumar, a distinguished IPS officer



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