Monday, 20 August, 2018

Governance

Floods in Kochi, Kerala

Kochi’s naval base to be used for commercial flights from Monday

The main Kochi international airport has been non-functional since August 14 due to flooding and will remain closed till August 26.

How an IAS officer in Kerala used Facebook to help flood victims

IAS officer Prasanth Nair is the inspiration behind an international effort to collate genuine distress calls and route them to the relevant officials.

PM Modi is a model & a hero, says Patna High Court Chief Justice M.R. Shah

Justice Shah, whose alleged proximity to Modi has been the subject of intense speculation, resisted transfer from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh HC.
Sundar Pichai and Sergey Brin

Google plans China comeback after missing in action for ten years

Google's co-founder Sergey Brin had defended Google’s pull-out from China in 2010 citing it was better to leave than compromise. 

Bihar NGOs running shelter homes allege harassment by govt after ‘mass rape’ case

While some have already pulled out, a few are on the verge of quitting; say govt response has been ‘vindictive’ since the incident came to light.  

Here’s how you can help the flood-hit people in Kerala

Money can be transferred to CM’s disaster relief fund; there are many social media groups which can help you send relief materials to the state.
Imran Khan

Lollywood wants some good entertainment in Imran’s ‘Naya Pakistan’

Left out of Imran’s electoral promises, Lollywood is unsure if his new government will take care of its needs; hopes tension with Bollywood will ease.
Kerala floods

Kerala sees worst flood in a century, faces huge death toll and $2.8 billion worth damages

On Saturday, PM Modi made an aerial assessment of the damages and announced a fresh financial aid of 5 billion rupees to the state.
Supreme Court of India

Top court comes to the rescue of star-crossed Hindu-Muslim couple, defies parents

Chhattisgarh police told to produce the woman before an SC bench after her husband filed a habeas corpus plea, referring to the Hadiya matter. New Delhi: Nin...
Vibhor Anand

Former pilot ‘followed by Modi’ & SC lawyer want to be India’s media vigilantes

Duo is in the process of registering NGO, India Against Biased Media, already filed cases against actor Swara Bhaskar, YouTuber Dhruv Rathee.

Should ISRO be launching a new TV channel or focus instead on social media?

In an effort to increase its outreach, ISRO has announced that it will soon launch a TV channel. Meanwhile, the space agency continues to remain largely inactive on social media.
Imran Khan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Nawaz Shariff

Outing a personal secret as a lesson for Imran: Featuring Vajpayee, Nawaz & a bit of me

Nawaz Sharif made a dramatic bid for peace with Vajpayee but was tripped by Pakistan’s army. It won’t be different for Imran.