Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicInstitutions

Topic: institutions

India’s State institutions are failing citizens because they were built to control, not govern

While centralising elements are necessary at times, the problem is that India’s institutions have not evolved along with the country’s growth.

Young people exposed to Covid-19 can lose trust in politicians for decades: Study

Researchers from LSE and CEPR used data covering 142 countries and analysed responses to questions about confidence in govt, elections, and approval of national leaders.

Need more IITs & IISc, says Sitharaman, promises Rs 400 cr for ‘Institutes of Eminence’

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also announced a National Research Foundation, dedicated to research and innovation, along the lines of UGC.

The Indian justice system is the best example of the steady decay of India’s institutions

In this excerpt from the book 'Seven Decades of Independent India by Vinod Rai, Dr Amitendu Palit', Professor Sumit Ganguly writes democratic institutions are deteriorating in India.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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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