Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicPolicy

Topic: Policy

Did Congress and BJP live up to their promises? Their election manifestos tell the story

From 'defence' to 'development', the Congress and BJP manifestos show which electoral promises have been translated into policies.

India needs cross-sector policy making. PM Modi’s Gati Shakti is good but still ad hoc

In India, where the right hand often doesn’t know what the left hand is doing, Gati Shakti is a major but still partial reform.

Pulse prices soaring. Why the Modi govt’s policy actions are falling flat

The recent policy actions are, in a way, an acknowledgment of the inaccuracies reflected in the government’s own production data.

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.

Bursting firecrackers on Diwali isn’t the problem. Making it a national and moral issue is

Unimplementable orders, blanket bans on firecrackers and Delhi as a model doesn’t work before, after or during Diwali.

If India starts acting on the yearly floods in Bihar and Assam, that would be true nationalism

Attention deficit of the public, policy dyslexia and lack of political will lie at the roots of the recurring tragedy of flooding in Assam and Bihar.

Indian state great at handling Covid-like crises. But it can’t deal with complexities

India’s ability to deliver during a crisis was never the problem. The problem is that everyone from CM to DM waits for complex diktats from the top.

Desperate to move fast and break things, Modi acts first and thinks later

The Modi government’s policy-making is marked by the absence of causal evidence and planning.

Bihar encephalitis to lynchings to #MeToo – why Indians don’t take issues to the finish line

By rapidly jumping from one issue to another, outrage cycles make sustained advocacy extremely difficult. That is the challenge.

To keep up with TikTok & Bitcoin, India needs innovation in lawmaking too

Currently, laws dealing with modern technology are either ad-hoc or not truly responsive to the challenges posed by such technology.

On Camera

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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.
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