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Issue 8

By GovernanceToday
In Art & Culture
May 4th, 2016
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With the top honors going to Hindi cinema, the 63rd National Film Awards have sidelined regional films like never before ‘Is Indian cinema Bollywood?’ is the one question that avid lovers of cinema were compelled to ask after the announcement of the 63rd National Film Awards this year. In what would have been an unlikely scenario a few years ago, the awards were swept ...
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In International Relations
May 4th, 2016
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The summit made right noises and not much of substantive progress on contentious issues The relationship between India and the European Union (EU) has grown since its inception in 1963 and expanded significantly in the post Cold War era. However, this partnership has not achieved its potential partly because of the low political visibility of the EU in New Delhi and th...
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In Issue 8
May 4th, 2016
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Madhya Pradesh, which is often said to be a BIMARU state, plans a ministry that will bring smile to its people In a first of its kind initiative in India, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan recently announced a ‘Ministry of Happiness’ to measure the state’s progress, on lines of Bhutan which measures prosperity by gauging citizens’ happiness quotient a...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 8
May 4th, 2016
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‘Our Voter IDs serve as mere identification documents to take admission or other such needs. Voting is not for Kashmiris, especially women.’ The girls in the valley are not happy! They have it all – higher education, good homes, caring parents and now, a woman Chief Minister and yet they are not free. Universal adult franchise, equal rights, human rights and the likes ...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 8
May 4th, 2016
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Recently, I read in a newspaper that “factories in Sanand are faced with an unusual HR problem – how to handle crorepati labourers.” This reminded me of the high-profile political agitation and the ensuing hue and cry to stop the Tata Motors Nano Car factory to come up in Singur. Tata Motors Nano project (2006) faced political controversy from the very beginning on the...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 8
May 4th, 2016
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The odd-even scheme was perhaps a decision that was taken without taking into account other contributing factors On December 3, 2015, the comments of the Supreme Court of India on the air pollution levels in the national capital brought to the fore the real magnitude of the problem. The adage ‘living in a gas chamber’ that was used by the court to make sense of the sit...
By GovernanceToday
In Infrastructure
May 4th, 2016
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Will RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan’s advice to realtors to bring down the prices to help revive the sector do wonder for the economy? Of late, the real estate sector of India has been much in public eye due to the floating negative sentiments caused by delay in possession of projects, coupled with sky rocketing prices especially in Tier 1 cities of the country. These rea...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 8
May 4th, 2016
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Between April 18 and 22, Mayor of the city of Ottawa Jim Watson led a trade mission to India, which showcased Ottawa’s collective strengths in economic development. The 35 member delegation, which had participation from multiple sectors including technology companies, academic institutions, business and tourism associations, visited New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The...
By GovernanceToday
In Cover Story
May 4th, 2016
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Thanks to the unique concept of Water ATMs that even the poor now realise that paying for clean water can save much more in healthcare costs later Although the drinking water has always been an issue in different parts of the country, it had never caught the national attention until the government’s recent move to rush water trains to the drought-hit Latur district of ...
By GovernanceToday
In Cover Story
May 4th, 2016
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Harvest rainwater or pay fine from May 1 2016; T.M. Vijay Bhaskar, Chairman of Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) has warned the citizens reeling under unprecedented heat waves and water scarcity in the hitherto ‘air-conditioned garden capital of Karnataka. BWSSB made rainwater harvesting compulsory through the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage (Rainwate...