Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicNarendra Modi government

Topic: Narendra Modi government

Modi govt working on policy to regulate edtech platforms, says Education Minister Pradhan

Ministry of Education is in talks with electronics and IT ministry & law department. Firms are welcome to do business but can’t exploit students, says Dharmendra Pradhan.

Coal India has become the whipping boy in coal crisis but Modi govt can’t escape blame

The coal crisis is reminiscent of the shortage in 2014, which was managed through a meticulous plan and execution. There is a roadmap to deal with it.

Doubling farmers’ income is Modi govt’s biggest priority, says Amit Shah

Speaking at the inauguration of farmer friendly projects in Karnataka, Home Minister Amit Shah says Modi govt increased the budget for farm sector and also MSP on various crops.

Come up with final stand on 4G services in J&K by 11 August, SC tells central govt and UT

The Supreme Court also asked both the central govt and J&K administration to explore possibilities of restoring 4G network in some areas.

PM Narendra Modi shares document on ‘vikas yatra’ during his govt’s second term in office

The document is divided into 15 heads ranging from ease of doing business and living, to elimination of corruption and the country's fight against Covid-19.

Nirmala Sitharaman’s anger isn’t helping Modi govt’s image in lockdown

If Nirmala Sitharaman’s anger is the only thing India is taking away from her press briefings, she should take a few lessons from Arun Jaitley and Sonia Gandhi.

Don’t blame Covid or financial package. Politics is holding India’s migrant workers hostage

Almost 64% of migrant workers have less than Rs 100 left, and 78% have not been paid since lockdown. They want to go home, but their path is blocked by the government.

Modi govt pulls up states, UTs for ‘gaps’ in monitoring people with foreign travel history

In a letter, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has asked all states/union territories to immediately put such individuals under surveillance to contain the spread of Covid-19.

These are the two laws Modi govt has invoked to tackle coronavirus. But it’s not enough

The Disaster Management Act, 2005, and the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 are innovative, but they still fall short of comprehensibly dealing with outbreaks.

Nehru never excluded Patel from cabinet list. Louis Mountbatten and V.P. Menon got it wrong

Only after Nehru received Patel’s assent did he send the cabinet member list to Mountbatten on 4 August. Patel not only headed the list, but was to be the deputy PM.

On Camera

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India must do homework before commercial contracts, no room for fuzziness in art of the deal

A lax attitude to contract negotiations, leading to careless drafting and non-application of mind, may have come back to bite India in international courts & trade disputes.

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.

Defence

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.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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