CHAMPIONS

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Aug 2017 11:50:15


TEAM India, under Virat Kohli seems to be unstoppable, at least on its current form. The 3-0 clean sweep against Sri Lanka reestablishes the Indian cricket team as deserving number one side in the world. In all the three tests the Indian team achieved comprehensive and authoritative success over the hosts.

Such a comprehensive win on foreign soil is unprecedented for the Indian team. The margin of win by the Indian team in all the three tests was so emphatic that the series looked hopelessly one-sided.

This is not to suggest that the Sri Lankan side are push-overs because only recently the team had handed down 3-0 defeat to Australia in the series. However, their meek surrender this time was enigmatic. That the Indian team won the three tests with huge margins and within four days with the last test ending in just two and half days shows the unrelenting approach of the Indian team with the aggressive captain Kohli leading from the front. This should boost the confidence of the team to take on stronger teams like England, Australia and South Africa.

FDI REVIEW

WITH three years of its five-year term over, it is only proper for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take a review of the rate of success of its policies. As part of this exercise Finance Minister Mr.

Arun Jaitley held a meeting with his cabinet colleagues to take stock of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policies in various sectors within the ambit of different ministries.

Right from the beginning under the leadership of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, the Government has laid stress on giving a boost to manufacturing and thereby creating millions of jobs under its flagship mission ‘Make in India.’Apart from opening various sectors for domestic investors it prepared policies to attract foreign investors. The Government has liberalised several investment norms, offering conducive atmosphere for doing business in India. Hence it is time to study the impact of the policies and take corrective steps, wherever necessary.