Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicIndian states

Topic: Indian states

CMs violate IAS seniority rules too often with pick-and-choose game for chief secretaries

From Jayalalithaa to Amarinder Singh, chief ministers throughout the years seem to have ignored the seniority principle in choosing chief secretaries.

What if Indian states were countries

If we compare Indian states to India’s neighbourhood, we find that only Goa, Sikkim, and NCT of Delhi have a GDP per capita higher than China’s GDP per capita of $16,772.

Kerala’s poor is UP’s rich — how access to basic services varies in Indian states

West Bengal and Rajasthan have remarkably improved the delivery of basic services to their poorest 20% population between 2005-06 and 2015-16, NFHS data show.

With one speech and free vaccines, Modi is India’s messiah again. States blamed for failure

With his latest address to the nation, Narendra Modi once again projected himself as the messiah who swooped in to save Indians when state governments had seemingly failed.

PM Modi’s welcome announcement corrects what was wrong with the govt’s vaccination policy

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Only one state prioritised health post-lockdown as India rushed to open economy, finds study

In the fourth quarter of 2020, Indian states were preparing for a post-pandemic world, without improving the readiness for a future Covid-19 wave.

If you claim India’s Covid death toll is 2x govt figure, it’s understandable. But not 10x

Media reports from cremation sites claiming the central and state govts are hiding Covid deaths might be effective in setting a narrative, but they don't pass muster.

Don’t just game the system, return to Kautilya’s goal of happiness in Covid 2nd wave

India will soon witness a blame game — the Centre will blame states, govts will blame private sector and citizens. But the gaming of political system won't be discussed much.

Indian states taking ownership of land records digitisation, up to govt to expand it now: Study

The government of India can profitably look at the N-LRSI experience as an instrument to secure improvement in the domain of land records and services.

Prosperous Maharashtra, Karnataka hide a disparity within. Development is not for all: Study

We looked at the share of a district’s income in the state’s economy to bring out inter-district disparity for Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.

On Camera

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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