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PM CARES Fund

COVER STORY ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund)’ has been set up to provide support relief or assistance of any kind relating to a public health emergency or any other type of emergency, calamity or distress, either humanmade or natural, including the creation or up-gradation of healthcare or pharmaceutical facilities, other necessary infrastructure, funding relevant research or any other type of support. ­Globally

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Towards a Nuclear Weapon Free World

NEWS The United Nations’ International Day against Nuclear Tests observed on August 29 every year brings public awareness and education about the effects of global nuclear weapon tests. The day aims to end nuclear testing and to promote peace and security. The history of nuclear testing is one of suffering, with the victims of more than 2,000 nuclear tests often from the most vulnerable communities around of the world…. The

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TURKISH WHISTLING LANGUAGE OF NORTHERN VILLAGE OF KUSKÖY NOW ON UNESCO LIST

NEWS In the mountains of northern Turkey, people might hear the strains of whistling on the breeze. It sounds like birdsong, complete with trills, chirrups and lilting whistles. But this whistling is entirely human. The next time you are in Turkey, visit Kuskoy – the village in district Canakci in Giresun province where people communicate through bird sounds. The unusual and very efficient whistle language used as a means of

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INDIA-RUSSIA: A PRIVILEGED PARTNERSHIP

NEWS Russia has been a longstanding and time-tested partner for India. The development of India-Russia relations has been a key pillar of India’s foreign policy. The signing of the “Declaration on the India-Russia Strategic Partnership” in October 2000, provided additional impetus to bilateral ties and contributed towards the enhancement of cooperation in almost all areas of the bilateral relationship. The strategic partnership between the two countries has promoted the development

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TIME TO WALK THE TALK

NEWS The recently concluded investors’ summit Lucknow focussed on two points. First the announcement by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of high value MoUs which the government managed to sign on day one of the summit and two launching the policy of one district, one product by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At the inaugural session, two sentences of our Prime Minister — new policy ‘one district one product’ of the Yogi

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REACHING CAREER SUMMIT

NEWS Proper planning help women reach the top of their field with fulfilling family life, reports IMMANUEL CYRUS It is generally common knowledge that women employees can have a difficult time with regard to balancing their professional career and family life. Difficult home circumstances have a greater chance of negatively affect a woman’s performance at work and vice versa. Rising numbers of women travelling in the Delhi Metro during peak

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COUNTERING MENACE OF PLASTIC

NEWS Millions of people took to the streets on 22nd April, 1970, in the US, to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. Smog was becoming deadly and evidence was growing that pollution led to developmental delays in children. Biodiversity was in decline as a result of the heavy use of pesticides and other pollutants. Earth Day is now a global event each year, and more than

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Peace Should Muscle It’s Way Into Valley

NEWS Peace must return to Jammu and Kashmir, which has been on the boil for several decades. The growing role of non-state actors has only worsened the condition over the years. The inability of our successive Central and state governments in blocking the flow of aid to separatists from abroad and within the country has always provided a kind of financial and moral cushion to the unscrupulous forces to carry

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India Global Economy’s Bright Spot

NEWS India is one of the most investor-friendly economies in the world. Investors look for growth and macro-economic stability. They want political stability and a supportive regulatory framework to ensure protection of their investment. From the point of larger scale of operations and higher value addition, an investor is also attracted by a large domestic market size, availability of skilled labour and good physical infrastructure. On each of these parameters,

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PM Modi on a religious tour to Sri Lanka; reassures cooperation in nation-building

CSR NEWS When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sri Lanka in March 2015, he became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the nation after 28 years. The Prime Minister’s visit followed soon after Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena came to India on his first foreign trip after assuming office. In a little more than two years, Modi visited the southern neighbourhood once again from May 12- 14, 2017. The

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