I appreciate that the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) has announced the "Policy on Adoption of Open Source Software for Government of India" and also brought out the policy framework for rapid and effective adoption.
The generational shift in India's economic reforms is taking place, with the NDA government working on the third generation of reforms, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said at the 39th Skoch Summit.Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the two-days conference organised by the Skoch Group that debated the theme 'From Dole to Development', Sinha said catalysing competitive federalism, global competitiveness, infrastructure development and innovation are the four important facets of the third generation reforms the government is intent on advancing.
Sorry to hear of Vinod Mehta's passing, a prolific journalist with unwavering convictions. Through reading his columns/books, and knowing him in person for years, I found him full with life. In the quick succession, he came out with the two books: 'Lucknow Boy' and 'Editor Unplugged' - both of autobiographical nature, to clear the mist around his personal and professional life. I read both these in real times.
Equating economists to a "trade union" who have been very active during the past two months for not being able to find any job in the government, Sanjaya Baru, former media advisor to past Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, hoped that the recent names circuiting the press circles turn out to be true. He wondered as much as the others including, Bibek Debroy and Rajiv Kumar as to why jobs are not being given to economists?