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Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a cabinet meeting Monday | Photo: ANI

Since 2015, Modi govt has kept no data on persons with disability seeking jobs, RTI shows

There were 6.89 lakh disabled job-seekers registered on the live register of Employment Exchanges in 2015. Data after this period is 'under process'.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman interacts with Lance Uggla, Chairman & CEO-IHS Markit, at the 4th Annual India Energy Forum by CERA Week | PTI

Expect overall GDP growth to be negative or near zero in current fiscal, says FM Sitharaman

The finance minister said revival can be seen post unlocking and asserted India will regain the tag of the fastest-growing major economy next year.

Defence

A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.