Gyanendra Kumar Keshri
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.
All 149 government-owned Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Bihar will be upgraded as Centres of Excellence in partnership with Tata Technologies, a subsidiary of Tata Motors.
Seventeen new ministers were inducted in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s cabinet on Tuesday taking the total number to 31. BJP, which is the largest party among the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state, got nine berths, while Janata Dal (United) got eight.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi government has decided to boost expenditure, especially on healthcare, infrastructure and rural development in order to re-energise the Covid-hit economy. Outlay for healthcare and well-being has been increased by a whopping 137 per cent to Rs.2.24 lakh crore.
Online schooling took off in a big way during the Covid-19 pandemic. The percentage of enrolled children from government and private schools owning a smartphone increased from 36.5 per cent in 2018 to 61.8 per cent in 2020 in rural India, as per ASER 2020 report.
Gyanendra Kumar Keshri
Editor & CEO
Gyanendra Kumar Keshri is a senior journalist and social entrepreneur. He is co-founder and managing director of GyanShree Business Solutions Pvt Ltd and Editor and CEO of BiharConnect. He is also the Founder Trustee of Gyan Shree Foundation Trust.
Gyanendra has over 15 years of experience in journalism. Having worked for diverse media streams in India and abroad, Gyanendra is an expert in editorial strategy and management. Gyanendra began his journalistic career in 2005 as a correspondent with Asian News International (ANI) and held senior editorial positions with Indo-Asian News Service (IANS). He also worked as a senior correspondent with Qatar Tribune newspaper based in Doha. As a journalist he has travelled and reported from different challenging locations, including the Middle East, Pakistan, Africa and Europe. Gyanendra has authored several reports on socio-economic issues and writes regularly for leading publications.
After graduating in Economics, Gyanendra did LLB and masters in Mass Communications. He also holds Post Graduate Diploma in English Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi and Diploma in Financial Management from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), London.