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India’s foreign trade a hassle-free operation By *G.Srinivasan
Major commodity group of imports showing high growth in June 2017 over the corresponding month of last year are Petroleum, Crude & products (12.04%), Electronic goods (24.22%), Pearls, precious & Semi-precious stones (86.31%) , Machinery, electrical & non-electrical (7.02%) and Gold(102.99%).
RERA will serve against malpractices By *Vinod Behl
RERA will serve as a major deterrent against malpractices by developers as it has put heavy cost (in terms of penalty and imprisonment) to cheating by developers. Under the new regulation, if the project promoter fails to deliver home as per agreed deadline,.....
Changing role of Public Sector By K R Sudhaman
As many as 165 CPSEs earned a net profit of about Rs 1.5 lakh crore and 78 CPSEs, a net loss of Rs 29,000 crore. There is, perhaps, double the number of state public enterprises. The statistics is sketchy with regard to total number of state public enterprises and their investments.
Making strategies for transforming India By V.SRINIVAS
The Governing Council of NITI Aayog met very often, 3 sub-groups of Chief Ministers were worked on centrally sponsored schemes (CSS), skill development and Swach Bharat. Based on their recommendations, the new CSS sharing system was notified and a transparent formula based allocation of resources was reached.
The transport sector in India By Nitin Gadkari
Accidents are rampant , leading to the loss of nearly 1.5 lakh lives every year. A very high percentage of the freight moves on roads even though it has been established that this is the costliest mode of transport, with the highest pollution burden. Rail transport is cheaper and more environment friendly than road transport, but the network is slow and inadequate, while the waterways which are the cheapest and most environment friendly of the three are grossly underdeveloped.
Television and Radio are Changing India By Shivaji Sarkar
Post independence All India Radio (AIR) became the link between the government and the people. Apart from its classical music and some popular movie songs, its prime time morning and evening news bulletins were eagerly awaited. The first Five Year Plan, zamindari abolition, Hindu Marriage Act, election results, first President Rajendra Prasad and first Prime Minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru’s live broadcasts were the most-listened programmes.
Indians in all walks of life By Pragit Parameswaran
A diaspora estimated at over 30 million people fills mainstream roles and responsibilities in their adopted countries, helping shape the destiny of these countries. The President of Singapore, Governor-General of New Zealand and prime ministers of Mauritius and Trinidad and Tobago were all of Indian descent.
Ram Nath Kovind : 14th President of India
Kovind was Union Government Advocate in the Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and Union Government Standing Counsel in the Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993. He became Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India in 1978. He practised at the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for 16 years till 1993.
Welfare of the Soldiers -by Ranjit Kumar
The biggest decision of accepting, for which the soldiers were agitating for the last four decades, one rank one pension (OROP) was announced by the government on 7 November, 2015 which will cost the government exchequer around Rs 8000 crores every year
Anil Madhav Dave: Minister who understood Environment - by Nivedita Khandekar
From conservation of rivers and waterbodies, especially river Narmada was close to his heart, to climate change politics, Environment Minister Dave tried to balance the modern with ancient Indian thought