Atul K Thakur
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for a complete, well-planned preannounced national lockdown to break the chain of the devastating spread of Covid-19. In a strongly worded letter to the Union Ministry of Health
Thousands of people have died in India due to oxygen shortage in the recent weeks. While there has been an acute shortage of oxygen due to the spike in the number of Coronavirus patients, mismanagement and misuse of this lifesaving gas made the situation frightening.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar government has launched a new scheme called Mukhyamantri Mahila Udyami Yojana to promote women entrepreneurs in the state. The state cabinet chaired by the Chief Minister gave approval for the release of Rs.200 crore during the year 2021-22 to fund the scheme.
Bihar government has imposed a series of restrictions including night curfew across the state and closure of educational activities, shopping malls, cinema halls, clubs, gyms and park till May 15 as the Covid cases spiked.
Bihar recorded a growth of 10.5 per cent in 2019-20, more than double the growth rate of the Indian economy that stood at 4.2 per cent, according to the Bihar Economic Survey 2020-21.
Atul K Thakur
Atul K Thakur is a Public Policy Professional, Journalist, and Writer with specialisation in the interface of politics and economics. His interest of writing and research is quite diverse and reaches to the areas of macro economic policies and international affairs, with special focus on South Asia.
As an author/editor, India Now & Its Transition (Niyogi Books, 2016) is his latest book. In 2013, he edited India since1947:Looking Back at a Modern Nation (Niyogi Books), a major work on modern India. His next book is going to be based on Nepal’s complex political transition, with authoritative research and first hand experience of knowing this country as a scholar.
His profile has been featured in publications include The Economic Times, The Financial Express, The Hindu, The Asian Age, The Times of India, The Kathmandu Post, The Friday Times, Daily Times, The Daily Star.
As a journalist and columnist, he has written for publications include: The Hindu, Indian Express, The Pioneer, The Kathmandu Post, Daily Times, The Daily Star, Businessworld, Governance Now, Tehelka, The Friday Times, The China Post, The Himalayan Times, Mainstream, Seven Sisters Post, The Financial World, India Quarterly, Strategic Analysis,Social Change, Warscapes, NewsYaps, IBN Live, India America Today, INCLUSION, New Spotlight, Rising Kashmir, The Kashmir Monitor, The Kashmir Walla, Kashmir Reader, Kashmir Dispatch. He is also a literary critic, having reviewed hundreds of books for leading publications in India and abroad.
He is an alumnus, inter alia, of Banaras Hindu University and has worked across the sectors, spanning consultancy, policy research and media.