Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicAgnipath

Topic: Agnipath

AAP’s Sanjay Singh & BJP’s Varun Gandhi allege Agnipath casteism. Army & Rajnath reject ‘rumour’

Sanjay Singh & Varun Gandhi question requirement to submit caste certificate for Agnipath recruitment, but Army officers say it has always been there. 

SC transfers PILs pending before it & other high courts against Agnipath scheme to Delhi HC

Justices D.Y. Chandrachud, Surya Kant & A.S. Bopanna asked the high courts of Kerala, Punjab and Haryana, Patna and Uttarakhand to transfer PILs pending before them to the Delhi HC.

Agnipath only latest example — why govt is no longer keen on recruiting people permanently

Two factors have encouraged governments and associated bodies to move away from hiring permanent employees. One is obviously cost, the other is productivity.

Fresh row in Congress as Jairam Ramesh distances party from Manish Tewari op-ed defending Agnipath

Fresh row in Congress as Jairam Ramesh distances party from Manish Tewari op-ed defending Agnipath

MP para teachers scheme showed India struggled with contract service. Apply that to Agnipath

Agnipath is a continuation of the casualisation of frontline workers in civil bureaucracy—a trend that began in MP in 1996. It didn't turn out too well.

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

‘Can’t study much, so badly need military job’: Story behind Agnipath protests in Agra region

In Jat-dominated Chaharbatti, where military service is a tradition, many say they're not prepared to face uncertainities that await them once they exit the armed forces after 4 years.

‘Ridiculous, based on disinformation’ — what Hindu Right press wrote on Agnipath protests

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few weeks.

Saazish, toolkit, mahayudh – TV news sees Nupur Sharma, Agnipath, MVA as one big conspiracy

Be it the ‘tottering’ Maharashtra govt, farmers' protests, hijab issue, Nupur Sharma remarks or Agnipath protests, Indian news channels describe them in mostly the same manner.

How Tour of Duty pilot project became Agnipath, a journey of 254 meetings lasting 750 hours

There has been a focus within military to bring down average age of soldiers, especially within Army, since 1980s, but actual work on it began in 2020, with an idea that germinated in 2019.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.