Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicSuresh Prabhu

Topic: Suresh Prabhu

Covid was a local problem that became global, need solutions that prevent this: Suresh Prabhu

India's G20 Sherpa Suresh Prabhu says the WHO cannot just be a body that releases data on Covid, calls for creating global surveillance mechanisms to track pandemics.

Not just performance — why Modi dropped Prabhu, Maneka, Rathore & other ministers

PM Modi reportedly invited some of the dropped ministers for a pep-talk last week, but they left none the wiser. 

US commerce secretary slams India for ‘restrictive’ market access, ‘unjustified’ tariffs

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, on a visit to New Delhi, said trade between the two countries is affected by a plethora of tariff and non-tariff barriers.

Jet Airways, once India’s biggest private airlines, is struggling to survive

Jet Airways India Ltd. was forced to ground more jets after it failed to pay lease rentals on time, which leaves the airline with 20 operating planes compared to 124 in January.

Airlines responsible for their own financial performance, govt can’t interfere: Suresh Prabhu

Prabhu said that airlines prepare their own business plan on the basis of their own market assessment and financial resources.

Govt to chalk out contingency plan after ban on Boeing 737 fleet affects flight schedules

Many flights have been cancelled following the civil aviation ministry ordering Boeing 737 Max flights to be grounded or restricted from Indian airspace.

RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch proposes more disruptive norms for e-commerce

In letter to ministry, Manch seeks compulsory registration of e-commerce firms with the government, an annual inspection mechanism, among others.

Modi govt policies will double exports in few years, says union minister Suresh Prabhu

The commerce & industry minister highlighted govt's vision of exports which currently stand at $321 billion.

Journalists lack perspective, brief them before press conference: Minister Suresh Prabhu

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu says move needed because journalists ‘lack perspective’ on issues, but there are fears it is an attempt to peddle govt line.  

Govt plans to go global for filling top positions at Air India, says Suresh Prabhu

According to the plan, a search committee will be set up to look for aviation professionals from across the world. 

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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