PM Modi-power needed for maximum Governance says MD Nalapat

PM Modi-power needed for maximum Governance says MD Nalapat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mantra of ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’ has worked since he assumed office in May 2014. Narendra Modi’s concept of minimum government and maximum governance is said to have changed the way the government functions in his home state of Gujarat , making it more efficient. He describes the model as ‘more of development politics’ and similar to a ‘one day’ cricket match. He has indicated that he is keen to replicate this model at the national level.

Narendra Modi, Dilma Rousseff and Jokowi Widodo: Leaders who can bring change

Narendra Modi, Dilma Rousseff and Jokowi Widodo: Leaders who can bring change

In Brazil, Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party got re-elected as the President after securing more than 51 per cent votes in the closest election race, with a pledge to kick-start Latin America’s largest economy and make it more competitive. In Indonesia, Jokowi Widodo’s electoral victory signified how far Indonesia has travelled in a short span from a military-run totalitarian regime to a full-fledged democracy.

Israel India Defence Deals

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Team Niti Central brings you this week’s international media round-up with focus on India building defence ties with Israel. India has decided to buy anti-tank weaponry from Israel instead of the United States. It is a $525 million dollar deal – a big step towards boosting bilateral relations. Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had expressed optimism over stronger ties with India.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana website launched by Finance Ministry

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana website launched by Finance Ministry

On October 27, 2014, the Union Finance Ministry launched a dedicated website for Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana – www.pmjdy.gov.in.

The website, available both in English and Hindi, contains information on administrative structure with contact details of Central, State, District level mission directors and nodal officers. It also provides information on latest events and circulars issued under the scheme.

Chinese phones: Danger to India’s National Security

Chinese phones: Danger to India's National Security

Indian Air Force (IAF) has warned against using the devices manufactured by the Chinese company Xiaomi. According to a report, the IAF has told its officers and their families to not use Xiaomi devices, citing security concerns. The IAF suggests that Xiaomi devices send data to an agency which reports to the Ministry of Information Industry in China.

India, Vietnam sign deals on strategic, defense partnership amid Chinese anxiety

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Vietnamese counterpart during his ongoing 2-day visit in India. Photo PTI

Marking a new era of relationship, India and Vietnam on Tuesday signed seven crucial deals amid growing acrimony in South China Sea.As China pursuing a hawkish policy to claim its rights on disputed islands of the region, its neighbours like Vietnam and Japan are coming closer to India.

Defence equipment manufacturing will provide competitive edge: Saikat Datta

Defence equipment manufacturing will provide competitive edge: Saikat Datta

India purchased 262 Barak Missiles from Israel at a cost of $144 million and chose Israel over USA for procuring guided anti-tank missile ‘spike’ in a deal valued at $525 million.

Best of Tavleen Singh

Best of Tavleen Singh

A compilation of senior journalist and columnist Tavleen Singh’s opinions on the upheavals and the changing equations in India Politics. Listen to her personal comments on Niti Central about various issues that erupted during the 2014 Lok Sabha election and the Modi Wave that swept across the nation. Narendra Modi […]

‘No question of India joining NPT as non-nuclear weapon state’

New York, Oct 22 (PTI) India has made it clear that there is no question of it joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a non-nuclear weapon state while reaffirming its commitment to check further proliferation of atomic weapons.  India also reiterated its stand of “no first use” of nuclear weapons and not targeting non-nuclear […]

India wins re-election to UN Human Rights Council

From Yoshita Singh  United Nations, Oct 21 (PTI) India today got re-elected to the UN’s main human rights body for the period of 2015-17.  India is currently a member of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council and its term will end on December 31, 2014.  It was seeking re-election to the UN […]