Highlights of India Today Hindi 25th August 2021, issue:
Cover Story: Mood of the nation survey
Arthvyavastha Sabse Badi Chinta
Lack of Jobs and price rice emerges as major concerns, but people still bank on Modi to steer the nation out of the economic crisis.
Kya Teesri Lahar Aa Rahi Hai?
Through the first week of August, India recorded eight continuous days of rising Covid cases. More than 255,000 new corona virus cases were reported between July 27 and August 2, an 8 per cent jump from the week before. August 9, however, saw 27,421 new cases in 24 hours, the lowest since March 16. According to the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW), the second wave of Covid is still not over; it has merely reduced in intensity. A single-day fall in cases could easily be overturned, especially if we lower our guard. There are chances of third wave not completely ruled out.
Upfront: Retrospective Taxation
Nigalni Hi Padi Kadvi Goli
After years of dithering, the Centre has finally done away with the infamous retrospective tax law introduced in 2012 by then finance minister Pranab Mukherjee. This law had been described as a key impediment to doing business in India. Two recent orders by international courts of arbitration that ruled against the Indian government in such cases—relating to Vodafone Plc and Cairn Energy Plc—amplified the outcry from the global investor community against this law and the embarrassment the government faced because of it.
Congress Me Kheenchtan
Rajasthan congress factions are still waiting for signals from top leaderships. There is still no respite for Pilot group. It is not cleared that who will be the CM face for next elections.
Aayega Aane Wala
Indian banking transaction system changed faster than expected. Neo banking and digital payment showed the way to start-ups. More than hundred start-ups begin theirs Fintech operations. Nobody can stop these changes but privacy is the cast which users are paying for new facilities.
Uttar Pradesh BJP
Aage Rahne Ko Pichhda Daon
State Assembly elections are months behind and BJP begins forming its strategy. The ruling BJP took steps to attract backward casts vote in its campaign for elections. This is the largest group of voters.
Mahamahim Ke Khandaan Se
Two family members of Ex Presidents of India (Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Gyani Jail Singh) are trying their luck in Bollywood. Who are these actors?