Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: Ministries

Over 2 dozen IAS officers down with Covid, putting strain on already stretched civil service

Ministries have started restricting visitors, virtual meetings replace physical ones and work from home back in vogue in government offices.

Press Information Bureau sets up fact-checking unit to combat fake news related to govt

On Twitter, the I&B Ministry urged people to email snapshots of “dubious material” they find on social media about the government and it will get it checked.

These 10 groups of IAS officers and scientists will set the agenda for Modi’s governance

Each group will be headed by a secretary and comprise between 8 and 10 other secretaries as members. They will look into sectors such as economy, security & foreign affairs.

Things seem to be falling apart for Narendra Modi, and the Centre cannot hold

Narendra Modi’s ministers make headlines for everything but their ministries.

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.