The NITI Aayog has big plans for Indian sport, reports Sanjeeb Mukherjee. IMAGE: Olympic Silver medalist P V Sindhu, one of two Indian medal winners in Rio. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images With only one silver and one bronze won at the Rio Summer Olympics this year, India's performance was rather dismal at the biggest sporting event in the world. The NITI Aayog thinks the country could take the tally to 50 at the 2024 Olympics. Russia came in fourth with 56 medals at the Rio ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Barely days after the reshuffle, a wind of change is being felt not only by bureaucrats but also senior ministers. Sanjeeb Mukherjee and Archis Mohan report.In its two-year tenure, the Narendra Modi government has changed several traditions and practices that have over the years determined how governance is delivered from atop Raisina Hill. The recent expansion of the Union council of ministers and reshuffle of portfolios has sought to modify one more -- the role of ministers of state. The men ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago In a first, PMO assigns work for junior ministers Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Economic Survey for 2016-17 will be a completely changed exercise. The one on the eve of the Union Budget will be forward-looking, and there will be another set of documents in July to review the past-year, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind ...Smart Investor, 1 day ago
This year's harvest is expected on the back on a good southwest monsoon and higher price realisation by farmers http://mybs.in/2THedBN Copy tiny URL to save and share articles. India's output of pulses during the ongoing kharif season ...Business Standard India, 2 weeks ago
These mills are situated in states such as Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh India's basmati rice harvest, which has been facing headwinds of late due to quarantine issues, could find a new market as China's plant quarantine and ...Business Standard India, 3 weeks ago
A view of submerged houses with flood waters of River Ganga in Patna, Bihar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephoned the chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Bihar and Madhya Pradesh (MP) on Monday to review the flood situation in these states. ...Smart Investor, 1 month ago Kharif crops face flood threat Business Standard India, 1 month ago
By 2017 monsoon, IMD would have a model to warn civic authorities about rain over a specific area to prevent disasters, reports Sanjeeb Mukherjee India Meteorological Department is planning to expand its operations from only providing weather and climate updates to focus on issuing warnings on disasters and developing a calamity-management system. With floods in cities becoming regular -- last year in Chennai; this year in Pune, Bengaluru and Gurgaon -- and throwing life out of gear, the Met ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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