In particular, all eyes are on UP and Punjab, two key states in which the BJP faces a tough battle; the outcome could have a bearing on policy-making and economic reforms at the Centre.
A group backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that works on India's immunisation programmes will now be funded by the health ministry, a government official said, a move in part prompted by fears foreign donors could influence policy making.
The Delhi government has decided to involve youth in policy making through Chief Minister's Urban Leadership Fellows (CMULF) Programme, under which they will be assisting senior officials in matters of governance.
Private Indian airline operators said it was essential to avoid "discrimination" against them and provide them a level playing field with the foreign and new airlines which had started operations in India, an official spokesperson said.
NITI Aayog has been mandated to serve as a policy think-tank for the central as well as state governments and has Prime Minister as its Chairperson.
Executive vice chairman R Seshasayee, Ashok Leyland equals India's current mood to being in a twilight zone. He says the country's economics is held back by politics which is confusing and murky.
Holding that errors of judgement should be distinguished from a criminal act, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said it would not be appropriate for a police agency to sit in judgement over policy formulation, without any evidence of malafide.
Drug pricing regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said that it will fix the ceiling prices of over 300 formulation-based drugs by the month-end.
Even as the growth momentum has not been encouraging, R Sukumar, Franklin Templeton Investments believes that there may not be much downside in store for Indian equities.
CNBC-TV18 spoke to FIIs at the IVCA Conclave 2012 who were optimistic about the investment potential and affirmed that the problems would be resolved in the short-term.