Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Policy

Radical changes in FDI policy regime

Opening economy further, the government recently relaxed FDI norms in a host of sectors including civil aviation, single-brand retail, defence and pharma by permitting more investments under automatic route. Other sectors in which FDI norms have been relaxed include...

Cabinet approves National Civil Aviation Policy

The Union government recently cleared a plan to replace a decade-old rule of allowing new domestic airlines set up in India to fly on international routes. According to the new rules, a new airlines will need to deploy 20...

23.5% pay hike for Central government employees

The Centre recently announced an overall increase of 23.5 per cent for over one crore government employees and pensioners in line with the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations. The hikes will come with the August paychecks and be paid with...

NTPC, Coal India join hands to foray into fertilizer sector

A joint venture agreement has been signed between NTPC and Coal India for formation of a joint venture company to take up the revival of fertilizer plants of Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL) at Sindri, Bihar and Gorakhpur,...

New framework to boost hydropower projects soon

The Ministry of Power is coming up with a new framework to boost hydropower development in the country by lowering the cost and removal of longdrawn  clearances. Addressing a conference in New Delhi recently, Additional Power Secretary BP Pandey...

Help denied

The use or misuse of  MPLADS fund remains a serious concern as it amounts to refusal of  timely intervention by the people’s representatives Lekshmi Parameswaran Ever imagined what it is to be a toothless lion? Endowed with the powerful exterior but...

Division of states for better governance ?

Dr Madhu Omalloor        In a sound democratic system of administration, the Delegation of Authority and Responsibility go simultaneously. The power  along with responsibility delegated from top of management to the bottom can make wonders in better governance. It is...

Brimming with hope

Inland waterways based transport in India has not been exploited fully despite holding tremendous potential 20 May, 1498 is a day that changed the destiny of India forever. It was on this day that the Portuguese traveler Vasco de Gama...

Subsidy laws deliberated at FFTR conference

The Forum for Trade Remedies organized a workshop on subsidy law and practice at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi recently. With the imposition of first countervailing duty on Chinese imports of wind operated electricity generator castings, the industry...

Gujarat becomes first Indian state to make voting compulsory in local body polls

Ahmedabad: Gujarat government issued a notification to make voting compulsory in the elections of local bodies. Incidentally, the bill was introduced when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. The notification would mean that people have to compulsorily...
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Kerala brings ordinance to defer Government employees’ salary

In the wake of the financial crisis created by the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kerala government had decided to defer the payment...

Kerala announces Rs. 3,000 crores agriculture revival package

In a bid to ensure food security and employment generation, Kerala today announced a Rs. 3,000 crores package for the revival of the agriculture...