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Four years of Modi govt — National Security: Right noises but funds constraint

Procurement process has been a focus, reforms include Defence Planning Committee. The defence budget as a percentage of GDP fell to 1.47, lower than the levels seen in 1962.

Four years of Modi govt — Social sector: Many missions rolled out, targets steep

Initiatives taken for urbanisation, women at workplace; panel set up with eye on subordinate OBC groups

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Four years of Modi government — I&B: Govt clear Prasar Bharati is independent, but ministry has right to know, says Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Four years of Modi government: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on using social media as a key tool of communication for the government, the controversy over the government's ad spend, the achievements, and challenges before the ministry

Four years of Modi government — Health: Progress steady, but in slow lane

Poor government spend — the perennial problem of healthcare — remains, but at least there is no downward revision towards the end of the year of the budget estimate.

BJP’s Campaign 2019: Modi as vehicle, Modi in driver’s seat

When leaders of key Opposition parties from across the country came together in Bengaluru to cheer a JD(S)-Congress post-poll alliance and stall the BJP from forming what could have been its 21st state government, the BJP’s leaders were quick to seize on this.

‘Govt must continue with reforms despite political compulsions’

Reforms have to be now taken to the next stage for long-term benefits, there are areas like direct taxes and labour laws, where major changes are yet to be initiated.

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Four years of Modi government — Aviation: Small airports come on the map; AI sale key goal

While the aviation ministry has issued draft charter for passenger rights, policy on drones has been stuck for 4 years

Four years of Modi government — External Affairs: Amid global outreach, vicinity a worry

The Last Lap: The government has made a concerted effort to reach out to all 192 countries. As declared by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, almost every country had to be visited by a ministerial-level delegation during the term.

Four years of Modi government — Power: Rural push ‘complete’, coal woes dent output

The Last Lap: When the Narendra Modi-led government came to power in May 2014, the UPA government had electrified about 1.05 lakh villages out of 1.25 lakh villages that were unelectrified in 2005.

Four years of Modi government — Home Affairs: Turning the heat down in Northeast

Four years of Modi government — Home Affairs: Violence in Valley and Maoist areas, Centre-state ties remain key issues in 2019 run-up

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Four years of the Modi government: In education, what the HRD ministry did, is doing and failed to do

Here’s what the many ministry of the HRD ministry did with education, in our series The Last Lap. 

Four years of the Modi government: For the railways, revenue is still an issue but reforms seem to be on track

As the Modi government completes four years, The Indian Express looks at what individual ministries have achieved. Here’s the Indian railways' report card as part of our series The Last Lap. 

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Four years of Modi government: A report card of all the things the finance ministry achieved and where it fell back

What the finance ministry achieved in the past four years under Narendra Modi's leadership. An analysis of the ministry's achievements and what it lacked in our series The Last Lap. 

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