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Modi abolishes Ministerial panels

The decision to scrap nine Empowered Groups of Ministers and 21 GoMs was to “usher in greater accountability in the system”, the PMO said. Signalling a break from the past, the Narendra Modi government on Saturday announced ‘abolition’ of all Group of Ministers (GoMs) and Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs)

Pratiyogita Darpan May 2014 Download English And HIndi PDF

Download Pratiyogita Darpan May 2014 in English- Read pratiyogita darpan in hindi may 2014. Get current affairs magazine of may 2014 – monthly general knowledge book pratiyogita darpan download in english. Pratiyogita Darpan is a popular book of Upkar Publication and is mostly read by exam aspirants and students. When

Lightning Risk in India

Download PDF version Loss of life and damage to property due to lightning are outside the ambit of disasterrelated relief and are not compensated by the National Calamity and Relief Funds. Assessment of lightning fatality figures and its comparison with other major natural disasters reveal that lightning ranks number one

Bank Privatisation by the Backdoor (epw)

Download PDF version The P J Nayak Committee on the governance of bank boards has proposed that the Bank Nationalisation Act and related legislation be repealed. It wants government shareholding in public sector banks to be transferred to a Bank Investment Committee that will be manned by professional bankers. The

Hostage to Questionable Priors (epw)

Download PDF version The RBI’s Nayak panel goes beyond its mandate to recommend a dismantling of government stakes in banks. In some sense the recently released report of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Committee to review governance of boards of banks in India, chaired by P J Nayak, completes

Eyeing Pakistan and China, Modi bolsters security team (reuters)

(Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen a daring former spy with years of experience in dealing with Pakistan as his national security adviser, a move officials say signals a more muscular approach to New Delhi’s traditional enemy. The choice of Ajit Doval, alongside former army chief General V.K.

Experts demand a body like IPCC to tackle antibiotic resistance

IMPERATIVE: International response to this threat has been feeble. Photo: CH. Vijaya Bhaskar Growing resistance among pathogens to antibiotics and other drugs demands a coordinated global response on the same scale as efforts to address climate change, experts say. Without an international commitment to tackle the issue, the world faces