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Govt mulls capping airfares to curb predatory pricing ways

Jul 23, 2015

Govt mulls capping airfares to curb predatory pricing ways

In recent times, concerns have been expressed in various quarters, including by parliamentarians, over steep fluctuations in airfares. #air india #PolicyWatch #DGCA #Civil aviation #airfares #Mahesh Sharma
RS panel places GST bill before House, Jaitley hopes Congress won't make irresponsible decision

Jul 23, 2015

RS panel places GST bill before House, Jaitley hopes Congress won't make irresponsible decision

Jaitley said Congress has given its dissent note against the wish of traders who are demanding implementation of GST due to which the country's GDP will increase. #Economy #GDP #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Arun Jaitley #PolicyWatch #GST #Indirect tax
Germanwings impact: DGCA may make psychometric tests for pilots mandatory

Jul 18, 2015

Germanwings impact: DGCA may make psychometric tests for pilots mandatory

An official quoted earlier said that some Indian airlines already conduct psycho tests of their cockpit crew and use various techniques to gather information. #air india #IndianAirForce #SpiceJet #IndiGo #PolicyWatch #DGCA #ICAO #Germanwings crash
UGC asks universities to avoid content promoting terrorism

Jul 17, 2015

UGC asks universities to avoid content promoting terrorism

The UGC's recommendation is in line with the Administrative Reforms Commission's 8th report on combating terrorism. #Terrorism #Education #PolicyWatch #UGC #Mass communication and journalism
Composite cap on FDI to remove confusion among investors, says Sitharaman

Jul 17, 2015

Composite cap on FDI to remove confusion among investors, says Sitharaman

Sitharaman said the government is taking several steps to attract investments. #FDI #Nirmala Sitharaman #PolicyWatch #FII #Composite cap
Number crunch in Rajya Sabha forces Modi to rely on states for land reform

Jul 17, 2015

Number crunch in Rajya Sabha forces Modi to rely on states for land reform

Having staked so much capital on an unpopular issue, Modi risks losing the initiative to the opposition and fuelling perceptions that his reform plans are not necessarily going to improve the lot of India's 1.27 billion people. #Politics #Economy #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #PolicyWatch #Land Bill #Jyotiraditya Scindia
SC terms drugs policy 'unreasonable', asks Centre to re-look

Jul 15, 2015

SC terms drugs policy 'unreasonable', asks Centre to re-look

The court was hearing a PIL filed by NGO All India Drug Action Network alleging that the MBP was never used for any price regulatory purposes and this was making medicines costlier. #PolicyWatch #National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy #Drug Price Control Order #Drug Price Control #National List of Essential Medicines #All India Drug Action Network #Market Based Pricing