Saturday, 15 November 2014
Thursday, 13 November 2014
NOV 13, 2014
South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley is on a 10-day trip to India with plans to boost foreign direct investment, jobs and tourism in her state. Haley and her delegation will be meeting business entities across New Delhi, Amritsar, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai in order to map South Carolina as an investment arena and boost infrastructure.
Prof MD Nalapat says this trip could be an important opportunity for Indian knowledge business and infrastructure to provide for Haley’s investment plans in her state.
He adds that this visit is crucial to reinforce India-US bilateral ties as two business systems like India and US having tremendous synergy with each other, are a natural fit to each other.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
According to news report ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. Listen to Prof Nalapat who says the report can be true as no video of Baghdadi has surfaced. Baghdadi, was “critically wounded” in the American-led air strike that targeted the western Iraqi border town of al-Qaim. He feels this will be a big blow to the Islamic State. And on the question of Al-Qaeda and ISIS joining hands is considered, they have always been one. Al-Qaeda provided them with arms and ammunition.
Saturday, 8 November 2014
Friday, 7 November 2014
Thursday, 6 November 2014
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
The Indian economy has transformed but many social problems remain to be adequately addressed. PM Modi and his Government, has a clear mandate which is now working towards economic growth that benefits all. But when it comes to public services in the country, identifying and implementing the right solutions is a challenge.
Speaking to Niti Central, Professor MD Nalapat says the most important change that PM Modi has brought in peoples’ minds is that the Government who is not solely responsible for the country’s growth. People of the country need to be involved in the growth story to make a difference.
With possibilities of a makeover of the delivery system of services like education, health, urbanisation, Professor Nalapat adds that the structure of decision-making in India has been cumbersome since long. We need transparency in public services delivery system and procedures must be simplified. The colonial assumption that all wisdom is concentrated in the levers of power and authority, should be shunned. The Government needs to involve civil society to work out solutions, encourage citizens to come forward. A civil society with the right tools will help make India a super power.