Dr Praveen K Singh
Bihar Vidhan Sabha Bhavan, the sprawling building that accommodates the two houses of state legislature, is now over 100 years old. Addressing the centenary celebrations of Bihar Legislative Assembly on October 21 President Ram Nath Kovind termed the event as a “celebration of democracy”.
Life has come a full circle for Air India. Tatas, which had started the airline in 1932, has once again got control of it after 68 years. The airline was taken over by the Government of India in 1953. A cabinet committee chaired by Amit Shah has decided to sell Air India to Tatas for Rs.18,000 crore. The transaction is expected to be completed by December this year.
The government of India has launched Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission that seeks to provide a unique digital health ID to every Indian. The digital ID will contain all the health records of person. The Mission aims to create a seamless online platform to enable information-sharing within the digital health ecosystem.
None of the educational institution of Bihar government have found a place in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) conducted by the Union Ministry of Education. IIT-Patna is the only educational institution based in Bihar that has managed to find a place in top 100 institutions in overall ranking across the country.
A large number of population in India have not yet been administered Covid vaccine. However, for those who have received the prescribed two doses of the vaccine, the question remains what next? Should they take booster doses? There is no scientifically proven or official guidelines on booster doses, yet. The decision on booster doses should be taken on the basis of local evidence and studies conducted in different parts of the country and not based on the decisions taken in the western countries.
After having spent around two decades in active journalism, Dr Praveen K Singh is well-recognised as an expert on editorial strategy, media management and social outreach initiatives. As the founder of Rural Connect, a publication aimed at enlightening and edifying urban readers about the grassroots realities, he achieved several journalistic feats.
He has held senior editorial positions across domains with country’s leading news brands including The Indian Express, The Times of India, India Today and Zee News. He has undertaken several content-driven initiatives and has handled diverse tasks involved in the overall management of a media product. His passion for discovery and thirst to engage in new challenges has lent immense scope and dimension to the field of media and communication.
Being one of the youngest editors in the country, he has been honoured with several national and international awards including an award from the BBC World. As a well-skilled journalist, he has raised not just the standards of media excellence in the business journalism but has brought crucial issues to the fore. His stories have made a difference and journalism that met the highest professional standards.
As a proficient editor, Dr. Singh has launched quite a few niche magazines in various segments. He is one of the prominent opinion makers on the industry, who is being looked up to for the industry feedbacks. While working with the Indian Express, with a focus to bring economic policy and business news breaks to the paper, he has done several big stories. Focusing more on the political economy, undertaking in-depth economic investigation, a field not quite explored in India yet, he has done numerous stories. Some of his breaking news stories have created ripples in the corridors of power. He has written in-depth on issues of national business interests forcing, at times, changes in government policies.
Dr. Singh has tracked economic policy developments closely, analysed them, and has presented them with perspective to business readers as well as readers in general. Several of his stories have been thought provoking that have justified the need to think rationally on core issues related to varied sectors.
In his earlier stint with India Today, he worked as a political journalist and covered Parliament proceedings and political parties as beats.
As a resourceful professional with a wide exposure that enriches the journalistic and scholarly abilities, he has also made a positive contribution towards mentoring the coming generation of journalists, wherever he has worked. In the words of some of his teammates, he always leads from the front and has brought precision and discipline at work. He exemplifies the true blue newsman in the traditional sense, the one who has a nose for news, and the guts and energy to ferret it out. As it goes – it’s not just reporting about the happenings but offering foresightedness to the readers and also to the industry towards righteous development.
A member of the International Journalists Federation, Brussels, Dr. Singh is on the Executive Committee of the National Union of Journalists (India). He is a regular panelist and is being called upon to speak at various international forums and global summits. A frequent lecturer at universities around the country, he has also been on the selection board of a number of universities as an expert.