Articles about Jairam Ramesh
Jairam Ramesh, born on April 9, 1954, in Chikmagalur, is a noted Indian economist and politician from Karnataka. He belongs to the Indian National Congress (INC) and is a member of the Rajya Sabha, representing Karnataka as of 2021. Ramesh studied engineering from IIT Bombay and pursued a master's in public policy from Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College, followed by a doctoral program from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After returning to India in 1979, Ramesh assisted civil servant Lovraj Kumar in the Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices. Among other crucial positions, he later assisted the government in different advisory capacities. In 1991, he was chosen by the then-Prime Minister Narasimha Rao to assist him, although he was later transferred to then Finance Minister Manmohan Singh's team as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD). Ramesh officially entered active politics in 1998 when he joined the INC. In 2004, he was elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha representing Andhra Pradesh's Adilabad (now in Telangana). He held several important portfolios under the UPA government until 2014, including Environment and Forests and Rural Development, among others.
02 Apr 2022India
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told the Rajya Sabha on Friday that instead of using 'force (jabran),' the government had successfully used awareness and health campaigns to accomplish population control.
20 Sep 2021India
Former Union ministers Jairam Ramesh and Shashi Tharoor on Monday slammed the UK's COVID-19-related travel rules under which Indians vaccinated with Covishield would still be treated as unvaccinated.
24 Aug 2021Politics
The Congress on Tuesday described the government's infrastructure monetization plan as "legalized loot and organized plunder," alleging that the invaluable public assets created over decades are being handed over to a chosen few.
27 Sep 2020Politics
The conduct of the government, opposition, and Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh inside the Rajya Sabha last Sunday garnered much attention.
22 Sep 2020Politics
The Opposition has boycotted the Parliament in protest of the farm bills. They on Tuesday staged a walkout of the Lok Sabha after a similar move in the Rajya Sabha.
22 Jan 2020India
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, will hear nearly 144 petitions challenging the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) today.
09 Jan 2020India
As 15 envoys from different countries are visiting Jammu and Kashmir, the government briefed media about the objective of this trip.
18 Dec 2019India
Today, the Supreme Court will hear nearly 60 petitions challenging the newly-implemented Citizenship Act, which has created a storm across India.
19 Nov 2019India
On Tuesday, Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu ordered a review of the new uniform for marshals in the Upper House.
29 Oct 2019India
A European Union delegation, consisting of 27 MPs, left for Jammu and Kashmir from Delhi earlier today to assess the situation in the border state, that has been under lockdown since August.
20 Sep 2019Business
The effect of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's massive announcement was seen instantly as markets rejoiced on Friday.
20 May 2019India
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and globally recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.
11 Apr 2019Politics
In a disturbing development, Congress has claimed security was breached during party president Rahul Gandhi's visit in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
27 Jan 2019Business
A day after the CBI booked former CEO and MD of ICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak Kochhar, and Videocon Group's V N Dhoot, the investigating officer in the case was abruptly transferred.
26 Sep 2018India
The Congress has decided to move the Supreme Court challenging the verdict to uphold the passage of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, as a Money Bill in Lok Sabha.
05 Sep 2018Politics
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh dared the government on Tuesday to arrest him if he has had any association with the Maoists as alleged by the BJP.
03 Jun 2018Politics
Days after his decision to attend an RSS event triggered a political storm, former president Pranab Mukherjee has responded, asserting he'll say whatever he has to at the event.
17 Apr 2018Politics
Rebel Congress leader, Shehzad Poonawalla, has released a copy of Cambridge Analytica's proposal to Congress to prepare for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, India Today reports.
08 Apr 2018India
People living in sinking tiny backwater islands in southern Kerala hope that an innovative housing system coming up there would end the threat of displacement arising out of inundation due to global warming.
02 Jan 2018India
Hospitals in Kerala won't be offering outpatient services from 6am to 6pm today as the IMA goes on a day's strike against the NMC Bill.
12 Sep 2017Politics
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was at the University of California, Berkeley, yesterday to address students on 'India at 70: Reflections on the Path Forward'.
25 Jul 2017Politics
Ahead of the vice-presidential elections on August 5, the Congress has accused BJP candidate Venkaiah Naidu and his children of corruption.
31 Mar 2017India
On Thursday, the Maharashtra government affirmed that two people, one each from Aurangabad and Solapur districts, died due to the heat wave.
30 Mar 2017India
A new study published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, depicts that even if the targets set in the Paris Climate goals are met somehow, 44 major cities across the globe are still going to witness deadly heat in near future.