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Disinvestment deals should be free from investigative scanner: Naina Lal Kidwai

The government needs to do to its disinvestment deals in a transparent and above-board manner and ensure that deals are free from the investigative scanner, well-known banker and chartered accountant Naina Lal Kidwai has said. Givin

Bird flu in Thane, Maharashtra asks industry to remain calm

With more than 300 chickens found dead at a poultry farm in Vehloli village of Shahapur tehsil in Thane district, authorities have declared area within 1 km radius as contagious. As many as 300 chickens and 9 ducks were found dead i

PM to launch 2 railway lines connecting Thane-Diva

Prime minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation two additional railway lines connecting Thane and Diva via video conferencing on Friday. He will also flag off two suburban trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway followed by his address.

Reading Kalidasa in the time of climate change

Being a diplomat is a fulltime job, in which Abhay K., an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, spends most of his working hours. Like all diplomats and indeed the rest of us, he manages to make time for something that he finds as important as the

RBI keeps repo, reverse repo rates unchanged

The RBI Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) in its bi-monthly policy announcement Thursday kept the repo rate unchanged at 4%. The reverse repo rate is also kept unchanged at 3.35%. The MPC decided to continue “accommodative stance as long as ne

A collection of stories to savour, for daughters of all ages

When Mommy was a Little Girl Edited by Pranav Kumar Singh Illustrated delectably by Abhilasha Khatri Ponytale Books, 152 pages, Rs 299 When Sasha was growing up in Russia, she would of

India recognised digital currency at right time: Nischal Shetty

Welcoming the finance minister’s budget announcement of the introduction of Digital Rupee, Nischal Shetty, founder and CEO, WazirX, a bitcoin exchange platform that allows users to buy or sell the cryptocurrencies available in the market, ha

Maharashtra starts free hip and knee replacement surgeries in rural areas

The Maharashtra Public Health Departments’ Civil and Subdistrict hospital has conducted free hip and knee joint replacement surgeries in rural hospitals in the districts and sub-districts of Maharashtra. The surgeries have been conducted und

Lata Mangeshkar is no more: Nation in mourning as an era ends

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, reepient of the highest civilian honour – Bharat Ratna passed away at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai Sunday morning. Popularly known as ‘Melody Queen’ and ‘Nightingale of India’,

Certification to Mumbai’s popular Khadi Emporium cancelled

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has cancelled ‘Khadi Certification’ to its oldest Khadi Institution – Mumbai Khadi and Village Industries Association (MKVIA), popularly known as ‘Khadi Emporium’, af

The first user-friendly pictorial field guide to the trees of Arunachal Pradesh

‘Trees of Arunachal Pradesh: A Field Guide’ is a first-of-its kind pictorial guide for a wide audience. A visually rich book that will help you to efficiently and easily identify trees of this region. Biologists from the Nature Conserv

Mumbai to set up 100 health centres

Mumbai, the Indian city most affected by Covid19, has allocated Rs 6,933.75 crore for healthcare – a 15.9% of its total budget for the 2022-23. The BrihanMubai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday presented a budget of Rs 4

Budget merely a vision document; not an annual financial statement: Arvind Mayaram

Calling the union budget merely a vision document and not a financial statement that is presented in parliament, Arvind Mayaram, former finance secretary, has said that the budget this year has left out many critical issues leaving the country won

Climate change risks strongest negative externalities: Budget 2022-23

The government aims to attain the vision of promoting energy transition and climate action during the “Amrit kaal”. While presenting the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid emphasis on t

Budget 22: RBI to introduce ‘Digital Rupee’

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Tuesday announced the introduction of Digital Rupee to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India starting 2022-23. Presenting the Union Budget 2022-23 in the Parliament, she said that the Central Bank Digital Curre

Macro growth + micro focus = inclusive welfare

The Union Budget, tabled in Parliament by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday, seeks to complement macro-economic level growth with a focus on micro-economic level all inclusive welfare. The key highlights of the budget

GDP to grow 8-8.5% next year: Economic Survey

The Indian economy is estimated to grow by 9.2 percent in real terms in 2021-22 (as per first advanced estimates) subsequent to a contraction of 7.3 percent in 2020-21. Next year, GDP is projected to grow by 8-8.5 percent in real terms, according

Maharashtra NCC Directorate bags PM Banner at R-Day celebrations

For NCC, the Republic Day Celebrations (‘RDC’) this year – in the year of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh culminated’ –with the PM’s rally at Carriappa Parade Ground at Delhi

Covid conundrum: Where exactly does all the government money go?

COUNTDOWN Can India Rebound from the Meltdown of the Century? By Anshuman Tiwari and Anindya Sengupta Bloomsbury, 268 pages, Rs. 799

Governance Now honours achievers with Visionary Awards 2021

On January 29, the Governance Now a platform for analysis of public policy and governance from the house of Sri Adhikari Brothers, honoured achievers with the Visionary Awards of 2021 in a virtual webinar attended by thousands of followers.

Visionary Talk: Sanjay Pandey, Mumbai Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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