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Modi brags about growth of India’s economy, Meghalaya remains obscure

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Prime Minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi has pitched India as a predictable, stable and transparent investment destination amid global uncertainty and flux, on January 23, 2018 at Davos, while participating for the first time in the annual meeting of World Economic Forum (WEF) in an Alpine Swiss resort. He cautioned against the dangers of protectionism, rise in tariff and non-tariff barriers impeding global commerce and called for agile and flexible policies to match changing times. He also enumerated the three biggest challenges before the world- climate change, terrorism and self centrism being practised by countries.

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NE should take advantage of ASEAN Leaders in India

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that 10 leaders of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries will be present during the observation of the 69th Republic Day which will display the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government of Narendra Damodardas Modi’s “Act East” policy. She was speaking at the National Cadet Corps’ (NCC) Republic Day camp in New Delhi on January 22, 2018, she stressed that it is the Prime Minister’s intention that the “Look East” policy be converted to an “Act East” policy.

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Indian Institute of Skills for each state for Skill Development: Hedge

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Anantkumar Hegde informed that only about 20 per cent of India’s 1.5 million engineers are employable by the industry and just 7 per cent of the Indian engineers are capable of handling core engineering tasks. This is the biggest challenge and could limit the growth that India is aiming to achieve. He was speaking on January 19, 2018 at the foundation stone laying event for the Centre of Excellence for Aerospace Design Training in Bengaluru.
Union Minister accepts that un-employability as the biggest challenge that could restrict India’s growth. In order to address the shortage of skills in the country, each state would soon have an Indian Institute of Skills, Hedge said.  The said institute will be in tune with Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs); India will soon have Indian Institutes of Skills to meet the skill requirements of our nation.

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Meghalaya turns 46 in a demure manner, official function on next day

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Thomas Lim
Along with the other two North Eastern states- Tripura and Manipur, Meghalaya celebrated their 46th Statehood Day on January 21. Meghalaya was part of Assam before becoming a full-fledged state under the North Eastern Region (Re-Organisation) Act, 1971. The erstwhile princely states of Tripura and Manipur were merged into Indian Union in October 1949 and became full-fledged states on January 21, 1972. This year, with the Foundation Day of Meghalaya falling on Sunday, the official function to commemorate the occasion will be held on January 22  at U Soso Tham Auditorium, State Central Library, Shillong from 11.00 AM onwards,  Governor of Meghalaya, Ganga Prasad will grace the occasion as Chief Guest.
However on January 21, the statehood day celebrations in Meghalaya involved a series of events, including sports meets, in the official function Flower Show to be organized by the Horticulture Department in the State Central Library premises as an additional attraction.

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Headquarter urbanization in Meghalaya is unscientific, inequitable and unbalanced

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Thomas Lim
Poll bound Meghalaya is being divided along the lines of the haves and the haves-not or developed and under-developed. There is hardly any talk about the infrastructural development, trade- exchange with other states or countries. Improvement of health care, educational institutions and purification of drinking water, all such basic necessities always takes a back seat in all the State Assembly election campaigns. It is also expected to be the same for the February 27, 2018 poll.

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