Analysis-Modi’s Popularity Key to Selling cut in Food Aid Ahead of Indian Elections

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to effectively halve food rations to the poor ahead of state polls next year and a general election in 2024 is fiscally sound, but politically much depends on whether the charismatic leader can sell it to voters. Subsidised food and other items are key to winning elections in India, where food aid is a legal right and more than 800 million people received an extra 5 kgs of free…

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Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde Directs civic Body to Beautify Mumbai AheSad of G20 Meeting

Eknath Shinde asked Mumbai civic authorities to depute 5,000 “Swatchhta Doots” (cleanliness ambassadors) and undertake beautification of the city. Ahead of a G20 Council meeting in Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has asked the local civic body to launch a beautification drive in the city on a mission mode. Shinde asked Mumbai civic authorities to depute 5,000 “Swatchhta Doots” (cleanliness ambassadors) and undertake beautification of the city. India assumed the G20 (Group of 20)…

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Delhi Police Issues Traffic Advisory Ahead of India International Trade Fair

Entry to the fair will be restricted to business visitors from November 14 to 18. It will be opened for general public from November 19 to 27. The Delhi Police on Sunday issued a traffic advisory ahead of the India International Trade Fair and mentioned the roads where congestion is expected. It said traffic congestion is expected at Mathura Road, Bhairon Marg, Ring Road, Shershah Road and Purana Qila Road Entry to the fair will…

"Delhi Police Issues Traffic Advisory Ahead of India International Trade Fair"

Developing Countries Need $1 Trillion a Year in Climate Finance:

Developing countries need to work with investors, rich countries and development banks to secure $1 trillion a year in external financing for climate action by the end of the decade and to match that with their own funds, a report said on Tuesday. The report, released ahead of talks on climate change finance at the COP27 summit in Egypt, said the funding was required to cut emissions, boost resilience, deal with damage from climate change…

"Developing Countries Need $1 Trillion a Year in Climate Finance:"

A difficult candidate test, broken job promises and refund dispute: Unacademy’s Relevel comes under fire

With the growth engine sputtering, funding slowing down and the spectre of regulation looming large, there are many curveballs that Unacademy and its peers will have to grapple with in the coming months. At a time like this, Gaurav Munjal has been extremely bullish on Relevel In February this year, 28-year-old Shivam, a computer operator at a government office in Madhya Pradesh, was looking at ways to upskill as he sought a job that paid…

"A difficult candidate test, broken job promises and refund dispute: Unacademy’s Relevel comes under fire"

The Finance Ministry wants to make significant reforms to the Banks Board Bureau

The Ministry of Finance is aiming to include more officials from the insurance industry in the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) to enlarge and relaunch the organization. The ministry hopes that by doing so, it would be able to nominate persons for positions at public sector insurers and speed up recruiting at the highest level of state-owned financial institutions. Over the following several months, the union finance ministry plans to recruit new members, rebuild the bureau,…

"The Finance Ministry wants to make significant reforms to the Banks Board Bureau"

Next week, India will host the ASEAN foreign ministers.

On the 16th and 17th of June, India will host the foreign ministers of ASEAN nations to commemorate the 30th anniversary of its relations with the 10-nation grouping. Myanmar’s participation in the ASEAN-India foreign ministers’ meeting would be based on the grouping’s regulations, according to External Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Arindam Bagchi, implying that the country’s foreign minister will not be in New Delhi. Following Myanmar’s military takeover last year, ASEAN’s attitude on engaging the nation…

"Next week, India will host the ASEAN foreign ministers."

Asani, a severe cyclone, moves northwest, bringing rain on the Andhra coast

Throughout the night, Severe Cyclonic Storm Asani proceeded west-northwestwards at a pace of 5 mph across west-central and adjacent southwest Bay of Bengal, bringing severe rains to parts of the Andhra Pradesh coast. It was about 300 kilometers southeast of Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh), 330 kilometers south-southeast of Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 510 kilometers south-southwest of Gopalpur (Odisha), and 590 kilometers south-southwest of Puri (Odisha) at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to an India Meteorological Department (IMD)…

"Asani, a severe cyclone, moves northwest, bringing rain on the Andhra coast"

PM Modi expresses his condolences on the death of great Odia writer Binapani Mohanty.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sadness at the death of renowned Odia writer Binapani Mohanty on Sunday, praising her “monumental contributions” to Odia literature, particularly fiction writing. Mohanty died on Sunday night at her Cuttack home owing to age-related issues, according to her relatives. Mohanty, a Padma Shri recipient, died at the age of 85. She was a single woman who shared her home with her nephew. “Pained by the passing away of noted…

"PM Modi expresses his condolences on the death of great Odia writer Binapani Mohanty."

India at 100 should be watershed moment for country: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India moving from the 75th year of independence to its centenary in 2047 cannot be a routine affair and it should be a watershed moment for the country. “Our Amrit Kaal is not just to laud the last seven decades. We may have gone from 70-75 (years of independence) in routine. We may go from 60-to 70 (years of independence) in routine. But from 75 to 2047, India…

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