Nalin Mehta

‘India has 3-5% of GDP that it can put into this process of stabilisation of the economy’

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Junaid Ahmad is the World Bank’s India country director. He spoke to Nalin Mehta on the World Bank’s $1 billion emergency support package for India:     What does the World Bank’s $1 billion Covid-19 package for India entail? The objective is to support the government’s effort to stop the pandemic. It’s about putting money into testing, screening, […..]

Keep expectations to the lowest: Pullela Gopichand’s advice to athletes for Tokyo Olympics

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Pullela Gopichand is of the opinion that athletes should not put undue pressure on themselves and just focus on doing the right things during their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics. India badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said it’s important for athletes to give their best when it comes to preparation for the Olympics but said they […..]

launch of Dreams of a Billion live from the Delhi

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Dreams of a Billion | India and the Olympics Games | Boria Majumdar & Nalin Mehta live from the #Delhi launch of #DreamsofaBillion  in the company of Sports Minister @KirenRijiju , #PullelaGopichand, IOA Pres Narendra Batra @OfficialNRAI Pres @RaninderSingh & Vighnesh Shahane @nalinmehta @BoriaMajumdar

‘India choosing to benchmark itself on PISA a massive signal … it says India wants to be measured globally’

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India recently announced that in 2021 it will be rejoining the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which tests performance of 15-year-old schoolchildren in mathematics, science and reading. India withdrew from this global measurement system administered by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2009. Junaid Ahmad, World Bank’s Country Director in India, spoke […..]

‘Rajya Sabha should act as a caution but not have ability to veto … Naveen Patnaik has cleverly played BJP and Congress in Odisha’

Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda was a four-time MP who served as member of several parliamentary standing committees before quitting Biju Janata Dal and his Lok Sabha seat of Kendrapara after differences with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik. The author of ‘Lutyen’s Maverick’, he spoke to Nalin Mehta on ideas for reforming Parliament and prospects of forming a new party in Odisha ahead of general elections

Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda was a four-time MP who served as member of several parliamentary standing committees before quitting Biju Janata Dal and his Lok Sabha seat of Kendrapara after differences with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik. The author of ‘Lutyen’s Maverick’, he spoke to Nalin Mehta on ideas for reforming Parliament and prospects of forming a new party […..]

‘All countries should talk more, also India and Pakistan … Bondevik’s Kashmir visit was private travel, not governmental’

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Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg is the first Norwegian PM to undertake a bilateral visit to India in 10 years. She spoke to Nalin Mehta on why Norway’s sovereign pension fund has invested significantly in India and on why India and Pakistan should talk more:  It has been 10 years since a Norwegian PM came to India. In terms […..]