SAARC Summit: Making Friends Of Enemies

  (The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Nawaz Sharif, at the 18th SAARC Summit, in Nepal on November 27, 2014.)   Apart from the photo-op between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, the 18th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) … Continued

31 Things That Can Save Dying Indian Mothers

  A 12-point checklist created for airline pilots to check human errors during flying inspired a similar list for Indian health workers, leading, in a test, to a drastic fall in the number of mothers who die during childbirth. The new health checklist, which includes simple procedures, such as washing hands and holding a baby … Continued

UPA’s Education Claims: Fact Check On Quality Check

Absolute numbers are good because they show where you stand when compared to a point in time earlier. But then, targets cannot always be absolute.   Absolute numbers may look good in education but if you compare what India has achieved, in areas like higher education enrolment or literacy, to other developing countries, it’s a … Continued

17% Increase In Visa Issued To Foreign Nationals In 2013

During the January-October 2013 period, the number of total visa issued to foreign nationals rose by 17% to 26 lac compared to the same period a year-ago. Of this, tourist visa comprised a major chunk of the visa issued with a share of 77.5 percent or 20.23 lakh. The ‘Business Visa’ category was the second … Continued