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DRDO Must Find A Way Of Building A Suitable Fighter Engine In Partnership For Future Aircraft: Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria

Again, amid the clashes and burning threat at LAC in Ladhak, IAF’s front line fighter jet Su 30 MKI scrambled & reverberated as it did during the Balakot air strike. But it is time to address capability gap too. While the first LCA Tejas Mk-1 in Final Operational Clearance standard got inducted into No. 18 ‘Flying Bullets’, 83 MK-1A version will be a force majeure. But greater challenges remain for 450 jets, Gen 5+ AMCA & capability for jet engine at the heart of indigenization. In an exclusive interaction, Chief of Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, speaks with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha on the critical steps and the thrust on R&D in aerospace.

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We Have To Live With The Virus And Find Success In These Times: Poonam Mahajan

Though raised in a political environment, Poonam Mahajan, the humanitarian and animal rights activist, has had to eke out her own space in the world through grit and perseverance and of course, compassion.

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'One Device is the Distinction Between Social Lockdown and Economic Lockdown’

The government has announced wideranging reforms and an economic stimulus package even as a curfew prevails across the country. Chairman of Harvard University’s Foundation for Economic Growth and Welfare (EGROW) and former Chief Economic Advisor to the Indian government, Arvind Virmani, spells out the nuances of the economic package in a conversation with BW Businessworld Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Annurag Batra. Excerpts:

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Ashok Gehlot;- Centre Should Provide Autonomy To States To Issue Norms At The Local Level

“Our aim is to strengthen the health infrastructure in all districts so that testing and treatment for the novel coronavirus can be provided in all district hospitals”

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We Have Not Retrenched Even A Single Staff: Sauvick Mazumdar, CEO, Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore

The biggest challenge has been to motivate employees and keep the work momentum going with limited operations, limited workforce, and maintaining all health protocols

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I think it's My Work, Which Keeps Me More Integrated, Says Super Star Anil Kapoor

"I want to do whatever possible within my abilities as an actor, because I feel an actor you has to keep on improving his craft"

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Here’s How Ayushman Bharat Is Enabling The Fight Against COVID

In an interview with BW Businessworld, Dr. Vipul Aggarwal, Deputy CEO, National Health Authority, talks about India’s first and the world’s largest healthcare scheme that covers about 40% of the country’s population and it’s role is fighting COVID 19.

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India’s Public Expenditure On Health Is Mere 1.28%, Compared To Global Average Of 6.3%: David Rasquinha, MD, Exim Bank

David Rasquinha, MD of Exim Bank, speaks with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha on such issues and if there will be any credit fallout due to the lockdown of markets globally.

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Let Us Look At The Economy In The Medium Or Long Term & Not Just The Near Future: U. K. Sinha

Sinha also discusses at length the challenges thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic, the plight of the MSMEs and the leadership traits the times demand.

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Center Should Provide Autonomy To States To Determine Norms At Local Level Instead Of Nationwide Common Directions: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

BW Businessworld’ s Manish Kumar Jha speaks with the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot on such critical issues.

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Your Propensity To Get Ill Or Contract Diseases Depends On How Your Mind Is Reacting To Stress: Nutritional Therapist Rachna Chhachhi

In a conversation with BW Businessworld Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Annurag Batra and Abhinav Trivedi and Kavi Bhandari of BW Businessworld, Chhachhi emphasises the unavoidable connection between the mind and the body. Excerpts of a BW Wellbeing Dialogue:

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Pay-As-You-Wish: A Silver Lining In Employment Sector

People around the world are increasingly worried about how they are going to pay their bills as Coronavirus forces businesses to close and costs millions of jobs. Amid this crisis, there is a silver lining in the grey clouds.

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The Total Stimulus Package By The GOI Is Just 0.7% Of The GDP Against 12% To 20% Of Other Countries: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha in a special edition on States' measures & economic policies for Covid-19, spoke with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the phone. That fact that Kerala boosts of India’s finest public healthcare system & emerges the best state as per Health Index Report, prepared it to respond to pandemic proactively. Along, the critical steps like early health advisory and measures for welfare funds set out a positive message by Kerala’s leadership and to other states to emulate its model of health care & governance. But state has precarious fiscal deficit which is now targeted at Rs 29,295 crore (3% of GSDP) for 2020-21. CM tells all.

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The Maharashtra Government Has Treated This As A Humanitarian Crisis: Priyanka Chaturvedi

Indian politician and Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra and Deputy Leader of Shiv Sena, Priyanka Chaturvedi, in conversation with Dr. Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief BW Businessworld, Jyotsna Sharma, Sr. Editor, BW Businessworld and Abhinav Trivedi, Managing Editor, BW TV & Digital about leadership, women empowerment and the Maharashtra government’s efforts to mitigate the effects of the deadly Covid-19.

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Determine To Redefine The Growth Model Amidst This Economic Crisis By Pushing Manufacturing & Trading Units: Gujarat CM, Vijay Rupani

BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha in a special edition on States' measures & economic policies for Covid-19, spoke with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani over the phone. Issues ranging from labour to MSME and export amid the hope for flattening the Covid-19 curve, he is talking his way forward for an economic recovery.

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