Varsha PillaiIrony is perhaps the best way to describe the country that is India. We are after all poised to be country that will reap the demographic dividend that is set to drive the economy towards the $1 trillion benchmark, we are also the country that recently planned the mission to the moon and we are also the country that today ranks a dubious 102 in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) table out of 117 nations, way behind our neighbours — Pakistan (94), Bangladesh (88) and Sri Lanka (66).Even among the BRICS members, India fares the worst, China is ranked 25. The report also states that only 9.6 per cent of children in India between the ages of six months to around two years are fed ‘minimum acceptable diet’ which includes a combination of minimum dietary frequency along with dietary diversity. The GHI, released by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, is based on four key indicators, which broadly includes undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting and child … [Read more...] about Policy | Don’t waste the childhood of India’s children
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After playing a series of intense roles one film after another, John Abraham is finally letting his hair down with Pagalpanti.For the actor, this Anees Bazmi-directed film could be a whiff of fresh air, considering the heavy duty drama that he has been a part of in films like Batla House, Romeo Akbar Walter, Satyameva Jayate and Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran to name a few.As has been the trend followed by Akshay Kumar as well, Abraham is mixing it up with an out and out fun-filled entertainer in the middle of films that carry a strong patriotic flavour.Close Each of his last four releases have seen some degree of success at least, and barring Romeo Akbar Walter, which enjoyed just a fair run, the rest have been clean hits. related news Sidharth Malhotra-Riteish Deshmukh's Marjaavaan opens well, Ayushmann Khurranna's Bala heads for 100 Crore Club M&E sector expected to grow $100 billion by 2024, digital content to drive growth Here’s a look at what’s helping … [Read more...] about John Abraham’s ‘Pagalpanti’ to take a route similar to his comedy hits Welcome Back and Housefull 2
Amol AgrawalThe Reserve Bank’s October 2019 policy review saw a senior journalist questioning to the Governor on the ongoing crisis in the NBFC sector and the recent failure of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC).To this, the Governor said, “The points which you mentioned about the banking sector or cooperative banks or NBFCs, this is not within the purview of the MPC (Monetary Policy Committee). So, the MPC does not discuss these issues.”Close The RBI chief then went on to assure the house that the banking regulator has acted swiftly to resolve the ongoing troubles and one should not pay attention to rumours.Moneycontrol ContributorContributor|Moneycontrol News Rs 25K crore realty stress fund: Speedy, effective implementation would be keySC telecom verdict sends signal to companies that they cannot avoid paying government duesMountain of NPAs? Blame it on inter-corporate loansOne was startled to note that the MPC did not discuss the most troublesome issues … [Read more...] about Financial stability | RBI must reorient its goals and communication
Kerala Law Minister A K Balan on November 17 said there was a "de facto" stay of the Supreme Court's September 28 order on Sabarimala women's entry issue and the state government could act only on the basis of the court's verdict.Amid tight security, thousands of devotees offered prayers at the Lord Ayyappa temple when it opened for the annual two-month-long Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage on Saturday, though police said 10 women were sent back from Pamba base as they were in the "barred" age group.The five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had on November 14 in a 3:2 verdict decided to refer the issue to a larger bench to re-examine religious issues including those arising out of its 2018 verdict lifting a centuries-old ban on women of menstruating age visiting the hill top shrine.Close "In this case, a constitutional government can act only according to the orders of the court. Now we have a new problem. The question was whether the verdict of November 14 … [Read more...] about There is a ‘de facto’ stay on SC Sabarimala verdict: Kerala Minister
In our culture, there’s this idea that enduring a tragedy can be good for your personal growth. You’ll have a newfound appreciation for life. You’ll be grateful for your friends and family. You’ll learn from the experience. You’ll become more resilient. advertisement advertisement This theme appears in media coverage, time and again, in the wake of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. But what does the science say? Is there actually value in pain and suffering? Was philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche onto something when he said, “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger”? A powerful narrative As psychologists, we’ve been studying this question for the better part of the last decade. We’re not the first to grapple with these questions. Psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun have written about how, after experiencing loss or trauma, people reported feeling a greater appreciation for life, closer to their … [Read more...] about Can everyone bounce back from adversity?