Showing posts from January, 2016

Good Signs of Make In India Initiative

Government of India launched a very ambitious initiative on 25 Sept 2014 - Make In India . As anyone can guess this was to increase the investments in India in the core sectors such as manufacturing, biotechnology, aviation, construction and thus increasing the employment and  entrepreneurship.  Until now, we were getting only the news about who has promised investment in India and how much. But announcements usually outnumber actual actions. Now that it is little over a year from the start of the initiative, we are seeing some progress happening through this initiative. Xiaomi and Huawei have already started their manufacturing plants in India. Lenovo joined in recently with their Motorola smartphone plant near Chennai. Total proposals for investment received so far are said to be Rs. 1.10 lakh crore. While the three entities mentioned above would form only a tiny fraction, another news came in which was more heartening and encouraging. IITs - our elite institutes - have ca

Good Start Of The Year

As I opened the newspaper today morning, a very good news took my attention.  No more subsidized food in Parliament canteen from January 1 Parliament canteen food rates have been in the news for a long time now. In July one of the sitting MPs called for rate revision of the canteen food and then every newspaper published the rate card. Any sane person would go insane by looking at the subsidized rates available in that canteen.  Image Source: Speaker of the Parliament had ordered the review of rates in the canteen via food committee and the new rates are effective today. Rates have been revised so as to operate the canteen at "no profit no loss" basis .  The actual revision is not really the good part, the good part is that this government listened to the anomalies brought to the government's notice and has taken corrective measures. This, indeed, is a very good thing. W