While they had a great time reliving all the punishments they got because of anything from a missing button on a uniform to the grey beret that was askew, “It was heartbreaking for most of us, because this is the first time after we passed out that so many of us would have been together, and it’s unlikely that we’ll all meet again altogether,” says Col Pannu, who got the Sword of Honour at his alma mater, for best all-round performance during the course. … [Read more...] about These retired Army officers went online to celebrate 50 years of training
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By Siddharth GoelNew Delhi: Invest in a clean, green transition, end fossil fuel subsidies, put a price on carbon and commit to no new coal plants after 2020, urged United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, addressing India at the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture. But given that India’s quarterly GDP has fallen by a whopping 23.9% in the first quarter of this year, can the country really afford these measures?A deeper look at fossil fuel subsidies and emerging renewable energy solutions suggests that green stimulus could actually be India’s most economically viable pathway to recovery.Are fossil fuels supported more than renewables?Over the past four years, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) have been mapping India’s energy subsidies. Our latest inventory shows that in 2018-19, subsidies for fossil fuels were seven times higher than subsidies for clean energy.Skeptics might … [Read more...] about OPINION: Can India afford a green stimulus during the pandemic?
Going by the paper, a bank must have three lines of defence for risk management -- the business line (including a robust finance and accounting function); a risk-management function and a compliance function independent from the first line of defence; and an internal audit and vigilance function, independent from the first and second lines of defence. … [Read more...] about Why reduce the bank CEO to a titular head!