Saturday, September 26, 2020
A modified version appeared at https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/how-neglect-of-education-and-healthcare-has-put-lives-of-millions-of-children-at-risk-5279411.html The other two parts of this series can be found at : Education #2 and Education #3 Education #1: Lack of good education kills millions of children each year RN Bhaskar -- 18 May, 2020 India is facing...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/rs-20-lakh-crore-economic-stimulus-will-india-ever-be-aatma-nirbhar-bharat-when-it-comes-to-education Whatever happened to education in Atma Nirbhar RN Bhaskar – 18 May 2020 Except for lip service to online education (Technology driven Systems - Online Education during COVID-19, on page 6 of the fifth document released as part of the Atma...
https://www.firstpost.com/business/in-easing-agri-markets-and-movement-of-produce-nirmala-sitharaman-has-reiterated-earlier-promises-here-are-seven-more-urgently-needed-reforms-8374021.html Atma Nirbhar - Agri-markets: A promise here and a promise there, with little in between RN Bhaskar – 16 May 2020 In terms of outlay, it is not as ambitious as most other schemes.  It is only Rs.1.63 lakh crore (see...
https://m.freepressjournal.in/article/business/atma-nirbhar-doesnt-it-mean-self-sufficiency-and-promoting-honest-ways-of-doing-business/12637a11-2dd0-4d3e-b2f2-a0d8f46de60b Atma Nirbhar for MSMEs -- mixed messaging, little audit, and an encouragement to default on loans RN Bhaskar -- 16 May 2020 A few days ago, Prime Minister Modi outlined details of a Rs.20 lakh package his government had outlined for...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/are-indias-armed-forces-going-to-start-employing-youth-once-again Are India’s armed forces marching out of step by talking of mass short-term recruitment? RN Bhaskar -- 14 May 2020 Media reports about a paper circulating among army ranks about a “tour of duty” proposal (https://indianexpress.com/article/india/army-proposes-3-year-voluntary-tour-of-duty-cites-patriotism-unemployment-6408863/), have raised eyebrows.  According to...
Policy booklets and Research reports can be downloaded from the links given below: 2019 - Where do I study Overseas? Global Perspective on Education 2019 - Gold and its increasing allure for India and the world 2019 - Health Insurance Right...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/morality-is-fine-but-liquor-is-quicker-why-opening-of-wine-shops-amid-pandemic-raises-serious-questions The politics of liquor -- men, morals, Mammon and madira RN Bhaskar  --  8 May 2020 Last week, the Union government eased the lockdown imposed on the country.  It allowed several types of shops to open.  But a startling inclusion was...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/investments-land-is-the-smallest-part-of-the-problem Investments: The government dangles the promise of land for global investors; but they want more important issues settled first RN Bhaskar --  5 May 2020 The government appears to be in a rush to present a friendly face to foreign investors...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/the-missing-death-data-that-would-have-helped-coronavirus-fight-5186071.html Coronavirus fight is hampered because info on deaths in India  disappeared from government websites RN Bhaskar  --  24 April 2020 There was a time when anybody could access data of deaths taking place in India.  Not anymore.  At least, the information...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-us-sues-china-how-much-of-it-is-truth The US sues China – looking through the fog RN Bhaskar – 23 Apr 2020 The US has finally filed a case against China.  This is one of the rare times when a sovereign republic decides to challenge the way another...