Category Public Policies, Programs and Schemes

Modi Skips SCO, But India Remains Committed to the Forum

Modi Skips SCO, But India Remains Committed to the Forum

The deep-seated contradictions among member states on regional security and terrorism, combined with growing Chinese influence, have compelled New Delhi to perform a strategic balancing act. Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not attend the 24th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, last week. Instead, the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar headed the Indian delegation and read the PM’s remarks at the Astana summit.
Strategic Intervention for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) Programme

Strategic Intervention for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) Programme

The Strategic Intervention for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) Programme is designed to incentivize the supply side of green hydrogen production through financial incentives aimed at the domestic manufacturing of electrolyzers and green hydrogen production. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), through the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), is tasked with implementing this scheme.
Preventing Democratic Backsliding Isn't the Same as Securing Democracy

Preventing Democratic Backsliding Isn’t the Same as Securing Democracy

The INDIA bloc’s ability to rein in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vaulting ambition to godhood does not extend to addressing a vast democracy deficit In an interim assessment of the election results, I made six points: One, India’s next government would be a coalition government. Two, Indian democracy has become stronger with the emergence of a strong Opposition, and a clear verdict that the people do not appreciate the politics of hatred and division, peddled aggressively by Prime Minister Modi. Three, the Congress has halted its steady decline, which had persuaded several of its aspiring leaders and spokespersons to defect to the BJP.
Revolutionize Cultural Norms and Beliefs to Encourage R&D Investment in Companies

Revolutionize Cultural Norms and Beliefs to Encourage R&D Investment in Companies

WhatsApp showcases tales of ancient glory, while global reports highlight India's rankings in hunger, press freedom, and sustainable development. India ranks 40th on the GII 2023, above all BRICS nations except China. WhatsApp is a good place to feel great about ourselves as a nation, with prolific tales of ancient glory. A more prosaic view of where we stand as a nation is available from assorted global reports, for example, on hunger (111th out of 125 countries), press freedom (159th out of 180 countries), and UN's sustainable development ranking (112th among 166 countries). In comparison, India's rank of 40 on the World Intellectual Property Organisation's Global Innovation Index (GII) 2023 isn't so dismal. India ranks above all BRICS nations, except China. cultural
A Lifeline for Widows: Insights into the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS)

A Lifeline for Widows: Insights into the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS)

Like many other countries, India struggles to meet the needs of its vulnerable populations — especially widowed women who often experience social exclusion and financial hardship. In response to this pressing issue, the Government of India introduced the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) in 2009.
A Call for Clarity: Addressing the Prime Minister

A Call for Clarity: Addressing the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not actually say Congress would give the gold of poor women, and the silver of tribal families, to Muslims. He said the Congress would carry out this metallic expropriation for redistribution among “those who have many children”, to those who are “infiltrators”. Who has many children, and who are infiltrators? We are happy our PM does not do Hindu-Muslim, but what is he accusing Congress of? Wanting to steal 'mangalsutra' from poor women to give to poor men?
Empowering Women through Financial Inclusion: The Lakhpati Didi Scheme, 2023

Empowering Women through Financial Inclusion: The Lakhpati Didi Scheme, 2023

It is commonly recognised that women's economic empowerment accelerates social advancement and sustainable development. In India, where gender inequality still plagues society, programmes such as the Lakhpati Didi Scheme have become important tools for addressing these inequalities.