Keeping its development focus intact, Blitz India is here with a Kfresh package from across the country and the world. Incorporating developments from the realms of economy, diplomacy, academics, and politics, the issue once again highlights the progressive ideas making New India. First-generation tycoon Gautam Adani’s feat of racing ahead in the top billionaires’ list last week is our Cover Story as it is also reflective of the competitive environment in the country. The story explains how Adani aligned his businesses with the national targets and the market responded positively. He invested heavily into the ‘green future’, besides making the best use of the new opportunities. The result is there for all to see, and applaud. The new direction that the Modi Government has given to the economy – with reforms in the areas of taxation, investment, and ease-of-doing-business – has not only made big businesses nourish but also given birth to a large number of entrepreneurs whose startups have become unicorns and decacorns. Our Cover Story details all this, with an accompanying story on the entire gamut of socially responsible activities that corporations are involved with.
Blitz India’s centerspread this week zooms in on the 1989-batch IFS officer Akhilesh Mishra, who was appointed as India’s Ambassador to Ireland in August last year. In an exclusive interview with this newspaper, Mishra dwells on the contours of the traditional bonds that exist between India and Ireland, their present status, and prospects. As India celebrates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Ireland 100 years of its independence, Mishra site historic timing for both and says it would be appropriate for the two countries to re-imagine and energize their traditionally friendly,multi-layered relations.
Our country focus this week is on Sri Lanka which, recent developments suggest, has been showing a tilt towards India. The two countries have enjoyed a cordial and relatively stable relationship since their independence and the Modi Government has given a fresh impetus to these ties. On the Perspective page, two top academics have contributed this week. While Prof Shiv K Tripathi, V-C of Atmiya University, writes about the challenges in the implementation of the New Education Policy 2020, Amity V-C Prof PB Sharma charts an action plan for New India in his well thought out article. In the death of Rahul Bajaj, who always championed the cause of domestic industry, India Inc. has lost its voice. Blitz India pays tribute to the doyen of the industry in its news pages. Read all this and much more in the issue before you.