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In 2015, then US President Barack Obama invited six undocumented students to the White House to hear from them how DACA helped them. He shared the image on 16 June, to mark the the ninth anniversary of DACA | Photo: Twitter/@BarackObama

What is DACA? Obama policy for illegal immigrants helped Indians, now Kamala Harris pushes it

VP Kamala Harris has called upon Congress to create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program that was introduced 9 yrs ago.
A painting depicting Battle of Haldighati | Wikimedia

Why Battle of Haldighati between Maharana Pratap and Akbar is controversial 445 years later

Rajput organisations are demanding the removal of a plaque by ASI that states Maharana Pratap retreated in the Battle of Haldighati that took place on 18 June 1576.
File image of a farmer in a wheat field in Madhya Pradesh during the lockdown | Photo: ANI

Why pulses & oilseeds have got higher MSP hike than paddy, cereals this year

Maximum MSP hike has been for oilseed sesame, which was raised by Rs 452/quintal — a 6.59 per cent hike from last year — the highest among all crops this year.
Representative Image | Night view of Delhi's prime commercial area, the Connaught Place | Ruhani Kaur | Bloomberg

Delhi has a new master plan, DDA seeks citizen feedback — Here are the details, focus areas

DDA uploaded the Master Plan of Delhi 2041 to its website. The plan aims to include pandemic-related changes and boost the city’s night-time economy. Find out more details here.
A medic administers the Covid-19 vaccine to a frontline worker | Representational image | PTI

Pfizer wants it, so do Serum Institute & Moderna — but what exactly is indemnity?

In the realm of Covid vaccination, indemnity has emerged as a key buzzword because of the breakneck speed at which vaccines have been developed and rolled out.

What is cabotage law & why India plans to restore the sea transport rules it scrapped in 2018

With Sri Lanka scrapping East Container Terminal deal with India and Japan, and Adani Group’s entry to develop the west terminal, Modi govt is rethinking its cabotage policy.
A pedestrian walks past Biogen Inc. headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US on 7 June 2021 | Bloomberg

US approves Alzheimer’s drug for first time in 20 yrs. What is it & why it is controversial

US FDA has approved Aduhelm drug, which proposes to work by chipping away at protein deposits in the brain that cause memory loss and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
IFFCO has started commercial production of Nano Urea liquid | Photo: Twitter/@IFFCO_PR

What is nano urea? India’s ‘21st century’ product aiming to revolutionise world agriculture

Nano urea liquid is expected to potentially replace 13.7 million tonnes of conventional urea usage by 2023. IFFCO has also started field trials of the nano version of DAP fertiliser.

Rent, security, maintenance — what could change for tenant & landlord under Model Tenancy Act

With a total of 47 sections and two schedules, the Model Tenancy Act proposes completely overhauling the legal framework of rental housing across the country. 
Activists protests against sedition law

‘Criticism of govt not sedition’: What Kedar Nath ruling that SC quoted in Vinod Dua case says

The Supreme Court referred to the 1962 Kedar Nath judgment while quashing journalist Vinod Dua’s sedition case, saying journalists are 'entitled to protection’ under it.

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A motorcyclist exits an Indian Oil gas station in Bengaluru | Photo: Dhiraj Singh

Diesel price crosses Rs 100/litre in Odisha, second state to breach mark in a month

The price of diesel, the most used fuel in the country, had crossed Rs 100 mark in Sri Ganganagar and Hanumangarh in Rajasthan earlier this month.

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Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, head of the Indian Air Force | Photo: ANI

Induction of Rafale aircraft into Indian Air Force to take place by 2022, says IAF Chief

IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria also said that some deliveries from France have been ahead of time, while minor delays happened with 'one or two' aircraft due to Covid-related issues.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.