Saturday, 26 November, 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.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.