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.
India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 20.1 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal led by revival in construction and manufacturing activities and the government’s push to infrastructure and public investment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi government has prepared a plan to monetise unutilised infrastructure assets worth Rs.6 lakh crore across the sectors including railways, airports, coal mining, roads, telecom and power sectors over the next four years.
Five years ago, less than two per cent of the rural households in Bihar had tap water connections, making the state among the bottom five in terms of providing safe drinking water to its citizen. Now 87 per cent of the rural households in the state have tap water connection, thanks to Har Ghar Nal Ka Jal scheme implemented as part of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Saat Nischay (seven resolves)
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.