The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is more trusted (74.4%) than the Supreme Court of India (72.6%) and Parliament (71.7%) among government institutions in the country. The main Opposition party (53.3%) ranks among the lowest on the list.This was revealed by the Firstpost The National Trust Survey, conducted by Ipsos. The global market research firm, based in Paris, surveyed around 35,000 people across urban and rural wards covering 320 parliamentary constituencies in 23 states. The objective was to measure the political positioning of the voters and deduce the reasons behind it.According to the survey, the people of this country trust the BJP more than the Congress to resolve issues such as inflation, petrol prices, infrastructure development, lack of employment opportunities, etc. This phenomenon is more prominent in the Hindi heartlands.Close In addition, majority of people have placed their trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi as compared to Congress President Rahul … [Read more...] about India trusts Prime Minister’s Office more than Supreme Court, Parliament: Survey
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Abraham C Mathews Last year, when a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court ruled in favour of permitting entry of menstruating women into the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, there was a deep sense of unease with the judgment: Not just among the devout across religions, who now feared that the court was going to judge their religious practices, but also many Constitution watchers, who felt that the court should have stayed out of this one.Religion, after all, is an endeavour that can be rationalised only in the minds of the devout of that religion. Can you then hold religious practices to constitutional standards, which inherently presumes rationality?Close The widespread protests against the judgment, probably orchestrated, left people with a bad aftertaste. In addition, citizens began filing petitions seeking entry of women into places of worship for other religions. Therefore, there was more than usual expectation that the review petition filed against the judgment would be allowed … [Read more...] about Legal Matters | SC’s Sabarimala review makes a bad judgment worse
Twenty-four hours. That’s as much time as any of us get in a day, and yet some people are better than others at squeezing the most out of it. Here’s how 10 dynamic and efficient leaders go about spending life’s most precious resource. advertisement advertisement 1. “Life goes on, and you have to form new goals.” —Chance the Rapper 2. “Care passionately.” —Jane Goodall 3. “I’ve learned to give things my full focus, even if it’s not the thing I want to be working on.” —Bryan StevensonThe founder and executive director of Equal Justice Initiative and author of the memoir Just Mercy (and executive producer of the new film adaptation) explains how he’s learned to prioritize while drawing strength from those who came before him. 4. “I have a very intense Tweetdeck situation.” —Natasha BertrandWhen you’re a national security correspondent … [Read more...] about 11 ways to be more productive, according to Chance the Rapper, Jane Goodall, and more
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar announced on Friday that he will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 7 to discuss the mining crisis that Goa is facing. Parrikar said he will apprise the Council of Ministers appointed by the PM about the situation and will convince the Centre to amend the law in order to restart mining in Goa.The mining industry in Goa is in doldrums, probably since 2012 when the Supreme Court had first suspended mining operations. Let’s understand the crisis from the eye of the storm.What is the crisis?Close To understand what the crisis, let us look at a brief timeline of events that have transpired. related news Legal Matters | SC’s Sabarimala review makes a bad judgment worse Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde sworn in as 47th Chief Justice of India SA Bobde to take oath as 47th Chief Justice of India today # In 2011, Goa had exported over 50 million tonnes (MTs) of low-grade iron ore. The exports to China had seen a sudden surge … [Read more...] about The mining industry in Goa is in doldrums. Is legislation the only solution?
Shares of public-sector banks extended previous day's gains on November 18 after the Supreme Court of India said the resolution of Essar Steel would proceed as per the October 2018 plan, clearing the way for ArcelorMittal to acquire the bankrupt company.All brokerage houses remained bullish on SBI and ICICI Bank, which would be biggest beneficiaries in resolution of IBC (insolvency and bankruptcy code) cases, including Essar Steel.Close The Nifty PSU Bank itself gained nearly a percent on top of 3.3 percent gains in the previous session. Jammu & Kashmir Bank, SBI, Indian Bank, Syndicate Bank, Central Bank, Canara Bank, Union Bank, PNB, Bank of Baroda and Bank of India rose 0.5-2 percent while Corporation Bank rallied 16 percent on top of 17 percent rally in the previous trading session. related news As market consolidates these 10 large, midcaps may return 10-29% in next 12 months Nifty flirts with 12K: 4 common equity investment mistakes you must avoid Hot Stocks: … [Read more...] about Brokerages see these 2 banks as biggest beneficiaries of Essar Steel resolution