Reflex Action

Author: 
Chaudhary Birender Singh

It has been over half a year now when I took charge of the Steel Ministry, from a worthy predecessor. My experience in this Ministry as also in the previous charge, has reaffirmed my view that our Government under the visionary leadership of Shri Narendra Modi is a cohesive, collaborative and progressive team. His single-minded goal of making 21st century, the century of India and to bring back the golden era of India is keeping all of us focussed and committed to this unified mission.

Author: 
Dr Vandana Jatav

India observed its third National Deworming Day. It is the world’s largest deworming programme covering 340 million children under-19 years of age across 36 states/ UTs. The deworming programme is India’s commitment to a comprehensive national response to the public health threat posed by worms.

Author: 
Sarita Brara

“It is may not be a big amount  but definitely useful”  says   Mukesh Kumar Verma, a teacher  of government Primary school at Gonda in UP  who received  an SMS informing him  that he had won Rs 1000 in the  Lucky Grahak Yojana. Mukesh who is all for going digital says “It is simply better than handling cash,” besides other benefits.      

Author: 
Mriganka M Bhowmick

Amidst speculations over the probable outcome of Assembly election in Uttarakhand, BJP and Congress are still groping in the dark- barely two days left for the poll- with the voters keeping them guessing.   The political, social and media circles are abuzz with wild conjectures over “who will have the extra edge”. This implies that no party is confident enough about its chance to form the new government.

Author: 
L.S. Herdenia

Considerable importance is being given to almost a week-long stay of RSS chief Dr. Mohan Bhagwat in Madhya Pradesh. According to newspaper reports, Dr. Bhagwat may review the performance of the government and the BJP.

Author: 
Arun Srivastava

The USA president Donald Trump will rewrite the history of America and the world through his new found vision "America First". Though he is accused of pushing America to isolation, Trump is unmoved in his assertion as he nurses that during last 70 years, precisely during 8 years of presidency of Barrack Obama, America has lost much of its credibility.

Author: 
Sankar Ray

The top brass of Coal India Limited, India’s unassailable monopoly entity in coal industry and, the world's largest coal producer, is on pins and needles due to tapering off of demand. The CIL’s ambition of reaching an annual output level of billion tonnes by 2020 –hitherto a realistic target- has suddenly turned into a mirage. This pessimism is scripted in a recent report prepared by India’s largest public sector undertaking.

Author: 
Amulya Ganguli

Since the feudalism inherent in the choice of Sasikala as head of the legislature party in Tamil Nadu by a large number of MLAs runs counter to modern-day practices, a revolt against Jayalalithaa’s former aide was only to be expected.

Author: 
S. Sethuraman

In the wake of an impulsive but damaging hit on the economy and masses through abrupt demonetisation, whatever its sugary objectives, a helpless Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley has tried to do a cover-up operation through his Budget for 2017/18. In the result, there is little promise of a growth spurt or private investment revival of an order needed to create jobs, in the penultimate year of the Modi Government’s five-year term.

Author: 
G. Srinivasan

Having led a colorful past in which the Indian Railways (IR) was presenting its own budget every year since Independence and even prior to it as a colonial legacy, the Modi Government in its characteristic Schumpeterian creative destruction ended this practice this year by subsuming it in the General Budget.

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