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Friday, 30 May 2014

New Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Created by the PM

A new era has begun as Mr. Modi took oath as the 15th PM Modi on 27th and Entrepreneurship. This ministry is made up to recognise the importance of skill development in India. MP from the Lakhimpur constituency of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal was made the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship with independent charges for itself.

The immediate mandate of this ministry is to ensure that the country meet its target of skilling and up skilling 500 million Indians by 2022. On the other hand they were to also ensure that they create an ecosystem that removes bottlenecks and hence forth make business easier and encourage entrepreneurship. As per my knowledge is concerned this is the first time that a separate ministry for skill development has been created. Previously this task of skill development and entrepreneurship was taken up by various departments and agencies in the country. Some of them are National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) which was responsible for skill development and then there was The Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) which involved and worked around entrepreneurship. Sam Pitroda the advisor of Prime Minister on Public information infrastructure and innovation was involved in this major step for entrepreneurship development. Before this in the year 2010 the Union government launched the National Skill Development Mission that had three institutions National Council on Skill development that was responsible for policy direction and review of spectrum, then there was National Skill Development Coordination Board which was under the chairmanship of Chairman Planning Commission and was for enumerating strategies to implement the decisions of PM’s council and the NSDC was a non-profit company and that the corporation were funded by the trust. NPSD is now approved by the Union Government and has set a huge target of skilling 500 million people by the end of 2022. of May 2014 he created a new ministry of Skill development

The impact of Naxal Movement on businesses in India

The anti-capitalist policies of the 47-year-old Naxalites discouraging businesses to establish industries and investors are reluctant to start any business venture. Corporate are facing extortions and security problems and they are even paying taxes levied on them by the Naxalites in these areas. According to Global Research, a centre for research on globalisation (December 20, 2013), “Since then, the insurgency has spread like wildfire over 40 percent of India’s land area, encompassing 20 of the country’s 28 states, including 223 districts (up from 55 in 2003) out of a total of 640. The seven most affected Indian states in terms of fatalities are Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Orissa, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, in that order. These regions comprise the ‘Red Corridor’.

 About 10,000 people have been killed in the expanding civil war since 1980. The Maoists wield about 20,000 armed fighters and another 50,000 supporters. The Indian government complains that the insurgency has crippled economic activity in central and eastern India. The Naxalite guerrillas are running a shadow government and courts in the areas work under their control. The former Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, termed the Naxalite insurgency “the single biggest internal security challenge ever faced by India”.

The implications of Naxal movements are disastrous for the Indian economy, a reduced per capita GDP growth of all Naxal affected states excluding Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra is below 1000 $. In comparison to this most of the unaffected states have a per capita GDP in excess of 1000 $ for the 2009 fiscal year. The economic condition of a state plays a pivotal role in its development. The Naxalite movement has severely impacted the economy of the affected states as well as India as a whole. Not only economically, the movement is also pushing backward the country socially as well as.

Ganga Our Heritage Our Responsibility

Ganga the heavenly river considered as spiritual heritage to the nation. She is worshiped by Indians since time immemorial. Unfortunately, the holy river is withered by the violent flow of untreated domestic and industrial waste along its banks. We have a divine connection with the holy river because it is an indispensable part of our lives and rituals. Those who love, respect and treat Mother Ganga as Holy Goddess cannot tolerate its malicious exploitation and disrespect. We should not ignore that the highly contaminated water of Ganga is responsible for diseases like typhoid, cholera and amoebic dysentery. It can cause respiratory tract cancer, skin ulcers and renal failure. The exploitation of Ganga is also a great loss to agriculture due to the limited irrigation channels.

To end the human cruelty on the river Ganga we all must stand against the deforestation and should promote plantation both in mountains and plains. We should take collective responsibility for the conservation of glaciers and water bodies in the mountains. To save the Ganga, we should we ready to save the mountains and for this we need government support for regularising the mining activities and banning of illegal construction. It is the collective responsibility of civilians, businesses and governments to generate awareness for the conservation of the Ganga, the effective use of print, electronic, social media is the great need of the time.

Ganga is our national heritage and pride, she is not special for a particular community or society. Therefore, it is the moral and collective responsibility of the all to contribute in the revival of Holy Ganga. Civilians, governments and industries are the three core groups responsible in polluting the Ganga and they all are liable to save and clean the Ganga. A small step of us can bring a big change to the whole nation and of course to the Holy Ganga.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Hope, Change and Results

For more than half-a-century, India is smitten by innumerable nuances. Whether it is vast prevailing poverty, uncontrolled corruption, incessant inflation or threatening terrorism the past governments seemed completely incapable to resolve any of these critical issues. Inequality and atrocities on poor were all time high in last few years. The rural India suffered most by the inappropriate policies and cumbersome management of those governments. At last 1.2 billion hapless and aggrieved people decided to raise against the incompetent system, but the question was, who will lead them? The question was crucial as well as confusing. History witnesses that whenever people of India decided to bring change, their hopes engraved very shortly and they become the victim of vicious circle which has no end except repeated failures.

At last, the ray of hopes emerged from the land of Gandhi and Patel, the land of economic growth and cultural prosperity; the state which experienced inclusive development and moving a step ahead from the other regions of the country. These prominent factors were impossible to ignore and the name which become synonymous with the development of Gujrat was the only choice before the millions of deprived and aggrieved Indians. Narendra Modi who is the stalwart of Gujrat Inc. was the only choice of these people to lead the nation into a new era.

India observed a great change in the sunny morning of May 16, the day people met with their dreams, many eyes got wet over the unexpected win of BJP, their favourite party and many eyes beamed the hope of better tomorrow. Now, these common people of rural and urban India, of plains, plateaus and coastal belts are anxiously waiting for their real victory. For these selfless people victory doesn't lies in changing the government, they will celebrate the success only after getting the results of their hope and change.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Rising corruption is the main cause of banking disputes

Recently, some unidentified fraudsters credited from the bank account of an Ad. filmmaker while the victim was out of his native town with his family. The filmmaker was surprised and shocked to know that Rs. 26,477 debited from his bank account, he came to know about the transaction through the SMS alert service of his bank. The perplexed account holder reacted in an inquisitive manner, stating that, "It was my company's card which I hold jointly with a colleague. But since I am the one who handles it most of the time, I was taken aback. By the time I could make any sense, messages of more transactions kept coming."

The aggrieved account holder waited for more than three minutes to hear any reply from the bank's customer care executive while he called the customer care department to inquire about the matter, in the mean time he lost another 15,000 rupees. The deceived bank customer couldn't resist his anger as he was receiving messages one after the other while he was still busy in conversation with the customer care executive. He came to know that his bank card had been hacked by an unidentified person in the USA and he is repeatedly making purchases from filmmaker's account. The only positive thing in this episode was that it was still Sunday night in the US and the goods purchased online were not dispatched and delivered instantly.

The fortunate account holder immediately sent mails to the two stores from where the fraudsters had bought perfume, watches and other products. He mentioned in the mail that these transactions were illegal and subsequently called the bank for help. The question arises here. Is it the responsibility of account holders only to protect their bank details? Are banks not responsible to ? Moreover, the account holder came to know that his account has been hacked only after he complained about the incidence. God forbid if the filmmaker would forget to carry his mobile phone then we expect he could find nothing in his account except his name.