NaMo versus Kejriwal in International Media

The week that went by saw international media write extensively about the auctioning of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suit, Obama administration giving India a shove on climate change, Arvind Kejriwal occupying an important bully pulpit as the top elected leader of India's national capital for Mr. Modi, delaying of long-awaited report into alleged atrocities committed during Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war and many more. Team Niti Central brings it all to you in a nut shell in this international media roundup.

On India

Rakteem Katakey for Bloomberg wrote about Marilyn Monroe's pink dress not matching Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s suit. Mr. Katakey added that,

"The black suit, with his name Narendra Damodardas Modi printed in pinstripes, was auctioned for 43 million rupees ($690,735) in Surat, said Rajendra Kumar, the senior-most bureaucrat in the city. Monroe's shocking pink dress from the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes fetched $310,000 in 2010, according to Vogue magazine."

Stephen Stromberg wrote for The Washington Post on the Obama administration giving India a shove on climate change. He mentioned that,

"In a joint event, the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency declared that they will expand the EPA's AirNow pollution program to more U.S. embassies around the world, monitoring local air quality and releasing their findings on a user-friendly platform. The embassy in Delhi will be among the first to see AirNow expansion. This is a bold challenge to the Indian government that could become an extremely effective exercise of soft power."

Sean Mclain wrote for The Wall Street Journal about the star of "An Inconvenient Truth," the Academy Award winning documentary about his campaign to educate Americans about global warming, Al Gore praising Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to promote renewable energy as a means to combat rising pollution levels. Mr. Gore was reported to have said that when Mr. Modi was chief minister of Gujarat, "two-thirds of all the solar panels installed in India"were in that state.

Courtesy Niti Central


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