Highlights:- Over the past few months, the Centre has been focusing on the mining sector to revive the country’s economy but it is feared that it could mean a troubled time ahead for communities involved and environment.- However, the major question is whether such a push is in line with the National Mineral Policy 2019 of India which talks about the concept of inter-generational equity as far as mineral wealth is concerned.- The organisations involved with the communities that are impacted by the mining believe that protection and welfare of tribal people and poor are rarely the focus area of mining plans which are heavily focused on higher revenues.------------------------------------------------- … [Read more...] about Whose minerals are they anyway?
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That India’s healthcare system is appalling, despite the undiluted commitment of its frontline and overworked medical staff battling all odds, is hardly saying anything new. What may appear to be shocking is that in the wake of the Wuhan outbreak, the government failed to sufficiently invest in COVID testing kits and protective gear for medical personnel. There was ample time to do so, but somehow the government lost an opportunity. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sounded the alarm bugle and as the Sunday evening utensil-beating revealed, the people have become alive to the imminent danger that the pandemic poses. However, there is ample evidence that tells us that India’s carefree society is entirely capable of thumbing its nose at what the world considers standard health practices. The tamashas on Sunday evening – from Kolkata to Mumbai – demonstrated that the more things change, the more they remain the same. Add to it factors that can welcome the … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic: India’s measly investment in healthcare may come back to haunt it
Even one franchise official too said that all the participating teams have received letters from HI, stating that 2018 edition cannot be held because of unavailability of foreign players as they will be busy throughout the year due to international assignments. … [Read more...] about No Hockey India Leauge next year, postponed to 2019