The floor managers of the BJP had succeeded in passing seven out of the eight bills related to the ordinances promulgated earlier. This has brought about a lot of relief ending long drawn uncertainties and stagnation in several sectors. Particularly welcome are the acts relating to the increase in FDI limit for insurance from 26 per cent to 49 per cent and to coal and mines. But on the land acquisition bill opposition is strong. We see this is not rational.
The nationalisation of the coal mines, over three decades ago, vastly restricted tapping the potential of the massive reserves, leading to increased imports of costlier coal. After the Supreme Court ordered cancellation of licences to coal blocks there has been a huge increase in coal imports to feed power and steel plants. The three ports at Paradip, Krishnapatnam and Kamarajar on the east coast handled over 90 million tonnes of coal import
It’s raining well-deserved accolades for Akhila Srinivasan, Managing Director, Shriram Life Insurance Co Ltd. A few weeks ago she received a doctorate from Madras University on a thesis in micro financing.
When reported a 23 per cent increase in the number of suicides in 2013 compared 2012, the Tamil channel, Puthiya Thalaimurai, carried a discussion programme. An important point was not highlighted: that the number had dropped from 1300 in the year 2011 to 800 in the year 2012, before bouncing back to 1300 in 2013.
When I saw the television scroll “Vinod Mehta dead,” a part of me, sort of disappeared. No I have never met him, nor conversed with him. But I came to like him a great deal, because I thought he was everything that an editor was not.
The Union Government of India on 17 December 2012 lowered down the growth projection for the current financial year 2012-13 from 7.6 percent that was estimated earlier to 5.7-5.9 percent. The projection was showcased in the Mid-Year Economic Analysis. Where was this Mid-Year Economic Analysis tabled?
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