Newscast – 26th November 2018

  1. Why govt’s rural drinking water programme failed despite spending Rs 800 bn
    Read more about Why govt’s rural drinking water programme failed despite spending Rs 800 bn. The programme’s target: Providing 35% of rural households with water connections. Less than half that target was achieved
  2. Yeh dil maange more, says PepsiCo Chief
  3. Modi’s Ayushman Bharat pushing hard to get private hospitals on board; NHA sends invites
  4. Why rural India still has poor access to quality education?
  5. For Third Consecutive Year, Fiscal Deficit Likely to be 3.5% of GDP,

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