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Personnel of the CRPF, one of the Central Armed Police Forces | Representational image | ANI

5 months since Amit Shah’s ‘Made in India’ push, CAPF canteens yet to go full swadeshi 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah had announced that CAPF canteens will only sell swadeshi goods amid a push by Modi government to make India self-reliant.
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Why Indian app developers are most vocal in resisting Google’s 30% ‘gatekeeper’s fee’

Google has decided to strictly impose a 30% fee on all digital purchases through Play Store, but backlash from Indian firms has caused it to push back deadline.
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RailTel set to seal Rs 1,500 cr deal with foreign firm for project railways wants to junk

Railways signed an MoU with RailTel last year to upgrade India’s antiquated signalling systems with European tech. Atmanirbhar Bharat has made it change its mind.
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Aatmanirbhar in defence can’t be a mere slogan. Modi govt must handhold private players

For making India aatmanirbhar in defence production, the Modi government, along with the armed forces, private industry and the DRDO, will have to walk the talk.
BJP working president J.P. Nadda

Nadda asks BJP MPs to create e-books of their Covid relief work & publicise Modi’s efforts

In meeting with MPs of various states, BJP chief J.P. Nadda said the battle against Covid is long & any relaxed approach could backfire.

Railways privatisation marketed as ‘renovation’ and Modi’s Leh trip to combat botched image

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File images of Union ministers Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani

Amit Shah, Nirmala, Smriti Irani — BJP pulls out the big guns to take on Mamata in Bengal

BJP, which launched its poll campaign with an Amit Shah virtual rally on 9 June, has divided Bengal into 5 zones, with one cabinet minister addressing a rally for each zone.
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Prasar Bharati shames founding ideals by asking PTI to put nationalism ahead of journalism

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining in New Delhi Thursday. | PTI

India knows how to look the enemy in the eye and retaliate: PM Modi on Mann ki Baat

In his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to 20 Indian soldiers killed in action in Galwan Valley clash with China.

India can be the next China, but only if it is more open to foreign investment

While India's forex reserves and investments have increased, PM Modi's Atmanirbhar Bharat is harking back to a protectionist past.

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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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.