Category Archives: Guest Posts
Indian Bureaucracy News: India is one of the mega diversity countries in the world with different types of forests. Officially 20 per cent of geographical area in the country is under forest cover. The National Forest Policy (1988) aims to increase the forest cover to one third.
According to India State Forest Report released in 2015, the forest cover has increased… Read More
This year Women’s Day theme focuses on Equality in the World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.
Although workplace world is changing for women, we are still long way to go for “Work place equality”. We need more focus on equality of pay, leave entitlement, especially paid maternity and extended child care leaves, special leave entitlements for family &… Read More
Women have played an integral role in Indian history from ancient times. We find that in the Vedic or Upanishadic age Maitreyi, Gargi, and others ladies of revered memory have taken the places of rishis through their skill in discussing about Brahman. In an assembly of a thousand Brahmanas who were all erudite in the Vedas, Gargi boldly challenged Yajnabalka… Read More
Take any project from the Mars Orbiter Mission to the simultaneous launch of 104 Satellites, the contribution of Indian women scientists in their success is being hailed and celebrated not only by India but also across the globe. Scientists like Dr. Tessy Thomas, N. Valarmathi, Minal Sampath, Anuradha TK, Ritu Karidhal, Moumita Dutta, Nandini Harinath have… Read More
On February 28, 2017, India’s quarterly estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate have projected the Q3 GDP estimates at 7 percent. India remains one of the fastest growing emerging market economies driven by key structural reforms, normal monsoon and reduced external vulnerabilities. Inflation has declined from 6 percent in July 2016 … Read More
The little children in street situations now have a reason to rejoice. Commonly called ‘Street Children’, more than 20 lakh Indian children live without access to safe care, nutrition, health and education. To me, they are like the little flowers by the roads who survive despite our collective indifference.
Recently, I was invited to Delhi to become a … Read More
On February 12 United States of America denied visa to Pakistani Senate Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, who was going to USA to attend a United Nations sponsored International Parliamentary Union (IPU) scheduled to be held in New York on February 13-14, 2017. Haideri is the leader of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) which is a pro-Taliban… Read More
The Health Minister has called the National Cancer Institute, the largest public health investment project of Independent India. With 710 beds, 26 Operation Theaters, 15 laboratories for Principal Investigators, a separate Diagnostics Block – the National Cancer Institute is the behemoth of Indian cancer care. At full capacity it will deploy 2700… Read More
The Central Government earmarked close to Rs 20 lakh crore on the expenditure head of the Budget for 2016-17. It would be safe to assume that for the financial year 2017-18, the total expenditure to be allocated by Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley would be between Rs 22 lakh crore and Rs 23 lakh crore. This would be about 14 per cent of India’s Gross Domestic… Read More
The Digital Empowerment Foundation in association with Digital India Program, along with hundreds of partners, are making an effort to bring together 10,000 to 15,000 people who are making use of digital tools, grassroots innovation, traditional wisdom, earth-saving initiatives and common sense science at Prayag. These individuals are expected to… Read More
Fear is never about the present. Fear is projected from the past or the future onto the present. We have been thought that world is competitive, but is it the truth? I believe the world is collaborative. We have never been thought that we are all connected. This bag of bones and flesh is connected to all bags.
Think of it. who are we? But are not the trees the same recycled… Read More
9th May 1956: Rajya Sabha had concluded the marathon 4 day debate on the AIIMS Bill 1956. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur in her reply to the debate spoke thus – “I want this Institute to be a unique Institute, and to be able to give our people – the young men and women doctors – the opportunities for study for post graduate education that they have not uptil now been able… Read More