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.
Ravi Shankar is a sales and marketing expert with 34 years of experience in leadership position with big firms. He has handled several interesting and challenging assignments for Philips. He served as National Sales Manager with Philips India Ltd. Was Business Head – Rural Sales at Philips Electronics India Ltd.
He executed Mukhya Mantri Mahadalit Radio Yojana, the biggest CSR-cum-Rural project in Bihar. Under this one of the pet projects of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, 2.1 million radios were distributed among poorest section (Mahadalits). The project was aimed at improving the vocabulary and making weakest section of the society aware of the Government projects and development initiatives meant for them. He as also handled vocational training initiatives for Mahadalits in Bihar.
Ravi Shankar is widely travelled in India and abroad. He holds Master of Arts in History form University of Delhi.