Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicGroup of Ministers

Topic: Group of Ministers

Pakistan-funded NGOs lobbying against Indian products to hurt exports, says ministers’ panel

The report by the Group of Ministers stresses on the need to 'find ways to counter such negative campaigning' and ensure 'proper lobbying for Indian products'.

As Modi revives UPA’s GoMs, Amit Shah has become what Pranab Mukherjee was — the ‘GoM dada’

In episode 638 of CutTheClutter, ThePrint’s Shekhar Gupta looks at how Modi govt is revitalising the UPA's Group of Ministers idea, and what this tells you about NDA governance.

Let industries buy land directly from farmers, Smriti Irani-led GoM suggests to states

Group of Ministers on manufacturing flags need to shorten land acquisition process for industries, but clarifies they’ll still need to seek permission.

Taskforce under PM, zero paperwork, policy certainty — GoM’s tips to boost manufacturing

The Group of Ministers also recommends building a brand ‘Credible India’ by avoiding arbitrary policy making at central, state and district levels.

India ‘critically dependent’ on China in imports across 86 tariff lines, GoM report says

GoM to promote manufacturing suggests govt departments should work to cut down imports like refrigerators, point-of-sale machines, 5G optical fibre.

Auto parts, footwear, chargers, oil — Chinese products flooding India illegally, govt finds

A group of ministers set up to promote Indian manufacturing has flagged various ways through which Chinese goods are evading duties and other restrictions.

No ICMR panel or GoM meetings, no briefings — Modi govt ‘retreats’ even as Covid cases surge

The ICMR task force on Covid-19 hasn’t met in over two weeks, while the daily official statement now mentions only good news, not new cases or deaths.

Modi govt constitutes GoM to look into issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir

Sources say Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister for the PMO Jitendra Singh will be part of the group.

Nirmala Sitharaman & Smriti Irani to be on reconstituted sexual harassment panel of ministers

The Group of Ministers was set up to examine and give recommendations for strengthening the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with sexual harassment at workplace in October 2018.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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