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Tackling the economic slowdown

The Indian government needs to adhere to new policies and reforms to boost the economic growth of the country. During the last five consecutive years, the economic growth rate has gradually slowed down drastically. The Narendra Modi government initially stated it would boost the economy in terms of rapid growth and development- it should act accordingly to materialise that goal. In a country where the people below poverty line is high and many don't have the basic essentials to live, economic growth is an utmost necessity. India also has a huge number of unemployed youths which brings down the economic development of the country. In such a time, the Indian economy should boost reforms and fiiscal policies to rise up from the slumpdown. It would surely take some time to recover from the lowdown, but in the long run it would certainly improve the economic development rate of the country.

Chauvinist winds over India

The huge influx of Rohingya refugees has brought India to the limelight. In context of India shuning the Rohingya refugees from entering the country, India is seen as a nation devoid of any compassion and kindness towards humanity. With Intelligence sources stating that Rohingyas are a threat to all being either terrorists or criminals, India stressed more on the decision to deport any Rohingya refugees. The Government even went on to stating that India till now neither signed the 1951 UNHCR Convention (the United Nation’s Refugee Agency) nor the 1967 protocol. This makes it more easy for the country to shun the refugees. This is true that there are Rohingya refugees who are part of terrorist groups and have killed innocent people. However, that doesn't stand as a reason for tarnishing all the Rohingyas with suspicion. Also India cannot call Rohingya refugees as illegal immigrants when about 16,000 of them are registered well with the stellar organization UNHCR. To acquire a stronghold as a compassionate country, India should shun away from the hard hearted image and embrace the Rohingyas into the mainland.

58 killed in Las Vegas shooting

Fifty-eight people were killed and 515 injured when a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival on Sunday night from the 32nd floor of an adjacent hotel in the Las Vegas Strip. Local police have described the incident as an act of ‘domestic terrorism’.

Maoists raising new group: official

A senior Home Ministry official said on Monday that there were reports that Maoists were attempting to raise a new armed group along the Madhya Pradesh- Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh tri-junction as they continue to face the heat at their stronghold in Bastar.

Settle Bhakra dispute amicably, SC nudges Centre

The Supreme Court has asked Attorney General K K Venugopal to look into the prospect of an amicable settlement of the decade old dispute between Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh over payment of compensation relating to the Bhakra-Nangal and Beas power projects.

Tackling the economic slowdown

Greater public investment must now flow into the repair and reconstruction of infrastructure

The Numbers Game

The India Meteorological Department needs to better tailor its forecast for farmers

Chauvinist winds over India

The response to the Rohingya crisis is just one of many manifestations of a growing gracelessness

Ministries told to spell out specific targets for 2022

The Cabinet Secretariat has asked all Central government departments to work out specific targets to be achieved by 2022, when India will complete 75 years of Independence.

PM calls for an ‘ideological movement’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Monday that even ‘1000 Mahatma Gandhis or one lakh Narendra Modis’ could not achieve the goal of a ‘Clean India’ without an ‘ideological movement’ and the participation of the 125 crore people in the country.

Editorial

The Numbers Game

Rainfall in India has been low this year- being 'below normal' raiinfall amount of less than around 96% of the 50 year long period average. This is sharp contrast to the prediction by the India Meterological Department which initially predicted 'near normal' and around 96% rains. This contrast in prediction brought the rainfall prediction models of IMD under scanner. The fallouof the IMD to focus on numbers evaluate a varied phenomenon like the Indian monsoon has created a lot of ripple effects on different sectors of the economy- from policymakers to stock markets. Indian monsoon situations like the floods in Mumbai, Assam and Bihar, drought in Karnataka and Vidarbha have left a heavy impact on the economy. Thouhg the Indian monsoon from centuried remained at the same consistent nature at around 89 cm, the challenge for the IMD lies in predicting the intra-seasonal variation and a sudden change in the global weather which simultaneously effects India as well.

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