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Construction and upgradation of 5,411.81 km of roads and 126 bridges to take place.
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Recently, a viral Facebook post described how a general category student had written a Quora answer about a reserved category student who worked less, scored even lower, yet could get what the first guy could not, because of reservation. The post had nearly 10,000 likes. This flawed logic has often been used to criticize reservations. There is definitely a lot to criticize in the reservation policy and the related politics, but moaning over the seat that couldn't be yours is misguided. Here's a simple calculation...
Thinking of buying a drone, or already own one? Then you need to get a license and permission from Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA). A draft bill a draft bill released by DGCA spells out the pro...
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On Tuesday evening, a government-issued press release announced that a committee headed by veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal had submitted its report recommending a number of amendments to the Cinematog...
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Just criticizing ill-performing teachers isn't a solution; we must go beyond that. A well-crafted incentive structure which rewards expected behaviour and discourages unacceptable conduct must be put in place. Introducing variable pay into the salary package of the staff is something to start with--linking the same with student outcomes would be a game-changer.
Many a living room discussion on the state of welfare policies in India ends with the statement "the problem really is implementation". The conclusion rests on the idea that planning a policy is theoretical and complex, but implementing it is more about effective ground logistics; there is little reason beyond bad bureaucracy or corruption for it to not happen. This explanation ignores a fundamental obstacle to implementation: the prevalence of prejudice, and how implementers decide who gets what.
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With the ever increasing thrust for knowledge, information, and globalised flow of information, the role of think tanks in bridging gaps between policy and academia, citizens and their governments, research and implementation of effective ideas will only grow. I hope India is up to the challenge of establishing and supporting think tanks as "centres of excellence" as it jostles for space in a fast-paced and interdependent world where those with the best ideas matter most.
Every year, 2.7 crore children are born in India. This is the sum that we hope becomes the dividend of India's growth equation. This cohort, it is projected, adds to India's celebrated profile of having the world's largest youth population for the next two decades -- approximately 356 million 10-24-year-olds. Projections peg great hope on this statistic, anticipating it to be the major factor driving the plot of India's growth story. However, there are daunting challenges accompanying this demographic advantage, particularly when it comes to health.
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NEW YORK -- Pressing for UNSC reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi regretted that nations contributing to peacekeeping operations have no say in decision-making as he asserted that success of such mi...
India will formulate new rules for defence companies to work through agents or representatives, and will also calibrate its blacklisting of several suppliers to make sure its armed forces are equipped...