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)
Rajesh Mishra is a senior journalist currently working with Qatar Tribune, a Qatar-based daily. He has extensive experience of beat reporting as well editing and rewriting news reports and features in a journalistic career spanning about three decades. Having started his journalistic career as a sub-editor with Patriot newspaper in New Delhi way back in 1992, Mishra has also worked with prestigious newspaper Hindustan Times, Patna, and the premier news agency the Press Trust of India, New Delhi. For a short while he also served as the Bhubaneswar (Odisha) correspondent of iVision, a news agency catering to the electronic media. During his stint at Hindustan Times, Patna, Mishra was known for his flair for cultural reporting. However, he also wrote extensively on the state of affairs in education and health sectors of Bihar and did some investigative reports related to crime. In Qatar Tribune also, Mishra has covered different beats ranging from politics, education and health to construction sector as well as art and culture. Mishra’s varied interests have helped him in performing the role of a multi-faceted reporter.