General Secretary Yuri Andropov was in power in from November 1982 for a little over a year, much of that time permanently in a Moscow hospital after suffering kidney failure. Both his health and his death initially were kept from the nation, until a mourning period was announced. He was succeeded by Konstantin Chernenko, who also spent most of his tenure in charge hospitalized, dying after 13 months in power. A youthful and healthy Mikhail Gorbachev followed them, overseeing the end of the Cold War and dissolution of the Soviet Union several years later. … [Read more...] about When leaders are stricken in office, how do nations act?
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A: Successive finance ministers have used the Interim Budget or Vote on Account to present a stirring report card of the government of the day’s record on economic management and reforms. I do not expect Mr Jaitley to be any different. Interim budget allow the government an occasion to talk about its achievements. … [Read more...] about Special Podcast | Budget 2019 – Here’s how the UPA and NDA managed finances
Now, as students from grade school to university-level move online, we are forced to reckon with our failure to take similar action in our modern context—to the detriment of those Americans who already experience the greatest structural disadvantage along lines of race and income. Internet providers stepping up in the midst of this crisis to maintain affordable service is the right thing to do in this moment—but it’s a short-term fix for a decades-long problem. To truly close the digital divide, cities and states (and Congress if needed) should follow the playbook from the 1930s, and from the many communities—red and blue, urban and rural—who have brought high-speed internet to all residents: … [Read more...] about Our lack of will to expand broadband access has left millions of students disconnected during closures
One of the biggest criticisms is about the back series that was launched in November 2018. The back series data serves as a link between the old and new formulae. The back series is aimed at calculating/updating national accounts using the new formula to help allow inter-year comparisons and enable better economic forecasting.Owing to the limitations of the availability of data, in some areas either splicing method or ratios observed in the estimates in the base year 2011-12 have been used for the previous years. The big question is: How can you extrapolate MCA 21 data for previous years when the data itself started getting collated only in 2008 and has undergone several rounds of changes in the later years. … [Read more...] about Fresh Row: What is India’s GDP and how is it calculated?
And while massively underrepresented, women are also leading from elected office. Rep. Nita Lowey led the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the first coronavirus response package, for $5.2 million in federal funding to expand paid sick leave for some employees. Sen. Amy Klobuchar advocated for internet access for rural families and students, and introduced the Keeping Critical Connections Act. Rep. Susan Brooks has been working on the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPA) since 2006, further proof that women are thinking ahead years in advance. Sen. Kamala Harris led a letter to 36 large corporations urging them to provide paid leave protections for all of their workers during the pandemic. Rep. Jackie Walorski handed out food in Indiana, while Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, who represents Bronx’s 16th Council District, did the same through FreshDirect. … [Read more...] about Women are leading us through the pandemic. They should be leading our country next