The Kelkar’s committee’s recommendations were made public by the government for an informal debate by the stakeholders. The committee has suggested bold reform measures. Kelkar Committe: A 3-member committee headed by the former Finance Secretary and 13th Finance Commission Chairman, Vijay L. Kelkar. Members: a) Vijay L. Kelkar b) Indira Rajaram and c) Sanjiv Mishra
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed concerns on separation of Debt Management Office (DMO) from Central Bank. The government had proposed to make DMO an independent body under the ambit of finance ministry. This would be accountable for managing the government's borrowing programme. With the increased government’s borrowings over the last few years the
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been appointed as the new Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS. She will assist the agency to achieve its goal of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015. Bachchan will help spreading awareness on issues related to curbing new HIV infections in children and urge for increased access to anti-retroviral treatment.
The 9th World Hindi Conefrence concluded in Johannesburg, South Africa. During the function a bust of Pandit Nardev Vedalankar, known as the father of Hindi in South Africa, was also unveiled. Vedalankar came to South Africa in 1947 from Gujarat to take up a teaching post in a Gujarati medium school in Durban. He contributed
INDEX -2012; the largest International Design Exhibition in the Gulf region was held at World Trade Center in Dubai. The exhibition witnessed participation of over 900 leading brands and companies from 45 countries including India exhibiting their innovative products and creative designs. Coir board of India was among the participants at the show with a