All countries struggle to deliver affordable, high-quality healthcare to their citizens. A resource-constrained nation like India requires drastic re-engineering of the healthcare delivery model. This calls for multiple complementary interventions, starting from community-level disease prevention to complex multidisciplinary management of diseases like cancer and heart ailments. Three realities amplify the healthcare
Last year I expressed my admiration for TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit making the annual Independence Day reception a culturally rich event. (IE, Sept 2018 issue). The Governor, ably assisted by R Rajagopal, Additional Chief Secretary, and his team, presented an even more evocative cultural fare this time. His speech and
It has been customary for the Prime Minister to present in his Independence day address a report on the performance and programmes of his government. Narendra Modi, bolstered by the stability of his government, has been looking ahead at major reforms and announces new schemes in his Independence Day addresses.
The way India drives vehicles may change soon and we will possibly witness a revolution in road safety. The government has approved the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill and has pronounced stringent penalties for contravention of traffic rules. Welcome harsh provisions have been proposed for juvenile driving, driving without a permit, unsafe
Trade conflicts between the US and China are escalating. They have the potential to disrupt the existing network of global value chains and reduce worldwide production and trade. Some believe that the trade conflict between China and the US will have beneficial fallout on India. Ramesh Subramaniam (RS), Director General (South-East
The time to take advantage of natural gas is now. CNG is a game-changer. Government and industry should seize this opportunity in quick time. IE has been pointing to Tamil Nadu gaining pre-eminence in sectors like automobiles, auto components and information technology besides the strong base already laid in traditional industries
IBC’s emergence was one of the primary reasons for the rapid revival of a great deal of confidence in our financial discipline. It’s dangerous not to have control measures to ensure fiscal discipline. India has witnessed several high-profile defaults attributed to many reasons, including violation of the end use norm.
Achaduddin from Assam worked initially as a security guard in a small business unit. Impacted by technology and by sheer diligence, he learned digital skills. He was quick to learn and use the multifarious conveniences brought about by digitisation. This was facilitated by the rapid spread of smartphones with simple