Friday, 23 February, 2018

Policy

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

UPSC notifies lowest number of vacancies in 10 years. Is this the Modi effect...

Modi had promised a leaner bureaucracy under his mantra of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’. Since 2014, vacancies have declined from 1,291 to 782.
Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma at an examination centre during examinations

A million students in UP have dropped out of board exams because they couldn’t...

Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma leads campaign against those who illegally aid students, government's move invites criticism from academia and the opposition.

In implementing health insurance scheme, Centre may face political roadblock from states

Government plans to set up a national governing council comprising Centre and state representatives, on the lines of the GST Council.
Justice KM Joseph

Govt opposes Justice Joseph’s elevation due to seniority, but often ignored it with other...

Official data shows there are over 45 HC judges who are senior to Deepak Gupta, the most recently-appointed judge of the Supreme Court.
A Fabindia store in a mall

KVIC’s Rs 525 cr notice on Fabindia. Can a govt body trademark Bapu’s Khadi...

KVIC has slapped a Rs 525 cr notice on Fabindia for selling khadi-branded products without licence. But can a govt body trademark a generic product like khadi?
SC judge Jasti Chelameswar along with other judges addresses a press conference

Issues between CJI & top SC judges unresolved, uneasy calm prevails

Sources say ‘no worthwhile communication’ between CJI Dipak Misra and the four senior judges — Chelameswar, Gogoi, Lokur and Joseph.
Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal | Punjab and Haryana High Court website

Collegium musical chairs: How an HC judge set to supersede one, got passed over...

A.K. Mittal was named for Delhi HC CJ by CJI Khehar’s collegium, but the file never moved. Now he’s himself superseded by Surya Kant for Himachal CJ.
Bandhirpur forest road

India’s forest cover grows, but picture looks grim in northeast

Northeast is home to one fourth of India’s green cover; shrink is attributed to shifting cultivation and development activities.
Modi govt wants 33 per cent of IIT students to be women by 2022

After ‘Make in India’, Modi govt to promote ‘Study in India’

The Centre is working on an ambitious mission to draw over one lakh foreign students to study at Indian institutes
Indian wedding

‘Absconding’ NRI husbands could soon have properties in India seized

To address growing problem of NRIs deserting and harassing spouses, govt considers bringing in a new law that’ll make the erring spouse a proclaimed offender.
Illustration by Peali Dezine on bank privatisation

If Modi wants a real legacy, he must undo Indira Gandhi’s disastrous bank nationalisation

From Jimmy Nagarwala’s Rs 60 lakh from SBI to Nirav Modi’s Rs 11,000 crore-plus from PNB, India has a 47-year record of scams in govt banks. Why do all govts still love them?

Gujarat Elections 2017