Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicAnti-farmer policies

Topic: Anti-farmer policies

Bihar hurt by Congress, RJD insult of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman, Ravi Shankar Prasad says

Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh is from Bihar. Prasad says BJP doesn't want to make it a political issue but people of Bihar, going to polls later this year, will be told how Singh was attacked.

Modi govt can bring real agriculture reforms only by working with states

There is a real risk that the Indian agricultural sector will be left in a state of greater regulatory ambiguity and economic uncertainty, and that farmers will suffer more.

BJP’s anti-farmer policies led to Hindi heartland loss, says farmers body

Shekhar Dixit, president of Rashtriya Kisan Manch, said the firing incident in MP's Mandsaur where five protesting farmers were killed was a "turning point".

On Camera

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Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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