The resignation of Jayanthi Natarajan from the Congress party today (30 January) in protest against the shabby treatment meted out to her by Rahul Gandhi when she was Minister for Environment and Forests in Manmohan Singh’s government is shocking not for its political impact, but for the disclosures she made about the nature of dynastic power during UPA rule.
Arun Jaitley made up for his budget washout of last year today. The Union budget for 2015-16 is a very good effort to reform, rejuvenate and revive the economy – to the extent any budget can do that. It brings some fresh thinking and ideas to tax issues, proposes strong measures to curb black money, extends the social security net to the poor and vulnerable, provides fresh funds for infrastructure, and – above all – emphasises the importance of entrepreneurship for growth and jobs.
The last word: Has Jaitley's second budget lived up to expectations? The answer should be a cautious yes. While the big ticket investments needed to revive growth have been limited by the need to keep the fiscal deficit roadmap on course, there are major changes in taxation and other areas that are truly reformist. The FM has focused on showering small benefits to the aam aadmi and the rural poor - which will be seen as populist.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".