Brics: Building cooperation for better future

Friday, 08 Sep 2017 | Abhishek Pratap Singh | in Oped

Given the robust growth and capacity of Brics to shape the global economy and south-south cooperation, this year’s Xiamen summit has come with ‘positives outcomes' towards its golden decade. Endeavours of member countries in diverse areas will drive this transformation Changing contours of the global economy, geo-politics and cooperation among the...

Moving the wheels of healthcare

Thursday, 07 Sep 2017 | Archana Jyoti | in Oped

Ambulance services and MMUs, a specialised healthcare delivery system, are playing a major role to meet medical needs. Besides, these can also help the Government achieve universal health for all A van parked on the outskirts of Delhi, in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida Sector 16, is packed with essential medicines, basic...

Boosting India’s growth rate

Thursday, 07 Sep 2017 | Tripti Sangwan | in Oped

It's time for a developing country like India to realise that growth without development is unsustainable. This is why the country is experiencing jobless growth Growth and development are often talked in the same perspective by a common man without realising that there is stark difference between the two. India’s growth...

Heavy metal toxicity and water contamination

Thursday, 07 Sep 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Heavy metal contamination has not only impacted health and environment but the crippling effects of fluoride and arsenic toxicity is transforming to become a major public health issue today. The Government must step up its heavy metal contamination prevention and mitigation activities For the past few years, there has been a...

Sensationalising a tragedy

Wednesday, 06 Sep 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | in Oped

Beyond the headlines, there are startling facts into the death of S Anitha, the Tamil Nadu topper who committed suicide recently. Clearly, the agitation is not against NEET per se A hyperactive media was waiting for an incident like the suicide by S Anitha, the 17-year-old girl from Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu,...

New scheme, a boon for mothers

Wednesday, 06 Sep 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

PMSMA, which aims to provide quality antenatal care to pregnant women has had far reaching implications but the numbers must grow to expand the benefit The significance attached to empower women came to the fore yet again when on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assigned the defence Ministry portfolio to Nirmala...

The epic natural calamity challenge

Wednesday, 06 Sep 2017 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

There’s a lot India can learn from the promptness shown by the US administration to tackle Hurricane Harvey. The Indian Government needs to be more pro-active in its response. It must also bloster its defence preparadness against natural disasters With a reported 50 inches of rain and flash flooding in the...

Beyond Doklam: The Brics connect

Tuesday, 05 Sep 2017 | Manish Chand | in Oped

The sound and fury that accompanied the stand-off at Doklam plateau appeared a distant echo at the Brics summit as India and China set differences aside to bolster the edifice of Brics Doklam is out, Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is in. In the picturesque coastal city...

Re-defining roles for banking sector

Tuesday, 05 Sep 2017 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

Banks in the country thrive on people's surplus income. Both, the banks and the Government, must understand each other’s work and function independently India’s gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio of the banking sector reached an alarming high of 9.6 per cent and the stressed advances ratio crawled up to 12 per...

Envisioning reforms in higher education

Tuesday, 05 Sep 2017 | Jitendra K Das | in Oped

It’s time for all those who are involved in drafting the blue print of HEERA to revitalise the thinking of encouraging a conducive environment for promoting quality education, emphasising autonomy and accountability, and fostering innovation, thereby nudging institutions to move towards world class The Ministry of Human Resource Development has announced...


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