Articles about Public Policy

Within hours, Modi government rolls back small savings rate cut

01 Apr 2021

Within hours, Modi government rolls back small savings rate cut

Less than 12 hours after announcing a steep reduction in small savings interest rates, the government has scrapped the order, saying it was issued by oversight.

With curbs, India could control new coronavirus cases by May-21

01 May 2020

With curbs, India could control new coronavirus cases by May-21

A paper by Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy has claimed India might make considerable gains in the next couple of weeks in the battle against coronavirus, and could potentially put a lid on new cases by May 21.

Health Ministry launches Twitter service to answer questions around COVID-19

22 Apr 2020

Health Ministry launches Twitter service to answer questions around COVID-19

In a major development, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a Twitter service to address public concerns and queries around the novel coronavirus disease.

Google's censored Chinese search engine has officially been shuttered

18 Jul 2019

Google's censored Chinese search engine has officially been shuttered

After months of flak, Google has officially confirmed that it has shuttered Project Dragonfly, the secretive effort to mark an entry into China.

Five of the most well-known and successful alumni of IIM-Bangalore

13 Jul 2019

Five of the most well-known and successful alumni of IIM-Bangalore

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the most sought-after business schools in the country that provide quality management education and IIM-Bangalore (IIM-B) is considered one of the best ones.

Twitter will not remove politicians' controversial tweets: Here's why

28 Jun 2019

Twitter will not remove politicians' controversial tweets: Here's why

Twitter has long been serving as a place to strike open conversations, discussions, and debates.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will not appear before parliamentary panel

22 Feb 2019

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will not appear before parliamentary panel

Despite the Indian government summoning Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on IT on February 25, Twitter has said that Dorsey will not attend the hearing.

IAS topper Shah Faesal quits to protest against Kashmir killings

09 Jan 2019

IAS topper Shah Faesal quits to protest against Kashmir killings

Shah Faesal, a Kashmiri IAS officer who topped the UPSC exam in 2010, has resigned as a civil services officer to protest against the "unabated killings" and "marginalization" of Indian Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir.

Facebook gave user data access to 150 companies: Details here

20 Dec 2018

Facebook gave user data access to 150 companies: Details here

Facebook had a rough year in terms of privacy, but even now, the problems for the social network don't seem to end.

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

05 Oct 2018

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

Amidst the chill in bilateral ties, Pakistan canceled at the last minute Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's scheduled lecture at a training institute in Lahore for not taking prior permission from the Foreign Office, according to sources.

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee to be 'distinguished guest faculty' at IIM-Ahmedabad

21 Aug 2018

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee to be 'distinguished guest faculty' at IIM-Ahmedabad

Former President Pranab Mukherjee will be a distinguished guest faculty at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and interact with students for six days over the next three months, the institute said today.

"What has your family done for India?" Rahul left speechless

09 Mar 2018

"What has your family done for India?" Rahul left speechless

As part of his five-day Singapore-Malaysia visit, Congress President Rahul Gandhi attended a panel discussion at Singapore's prestigious Public Policy school.

Rahul Gandhi in Singapore: Congress has a clean slate now

08 Mar 2018

Rahul Gandhi in Singapore: Congress has a clean slate now

Congress President Rahul Gandhi yesterday began a five-day trip to Singapore and Malaysia. He plans to reach out to the Indian diaspora and will also meet the PMs of the two countries.

American Senate confirms Kenneth Juster as US Ambassador to India

03 Nov 2017

American Senate confirms Kenneth Juster as US Ambassador to India

The US Senate voted unanimously to confirm Kenneth Juster, 62, as the next American Ambassador to India.

Why this man showered Twitter with really hateful tweets

09 Aug 2017

Why this man showered Twitter with really hateful tweets

Twitter has been under fire lately for not curbing online hate and abuse.

Pakistan: Are social media platforms blasphemy tools?

30 Jul 2017

Pakistan: Are social media platforms blasphemy tools?

In Pakistan, social media networks like Facebook were once platforms where people could debate religion.

US lawmakers urged to increase investments in India

27 May 2017

US lawmakers urged to increase investments in India

Robert Orr, Professor and Dean of the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy apprised US lawmakers of the strides India is making toward development and clean energy.

Rename railway station names with colonial imprints: Shiv Sena

15 Mar 2017

Rename railway station names with colonial imprints: Shiv Sena

On Tuesday, the Shiv Sena sought the renaming of 5 of Mumbai's railway stations, suggesting that they all have colonial imprints.