Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: autonomy

RBI not a cheerleader for anyone, more than autonomous, says governor Shaktikanta Das

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the central bank does engage with the govt in frank discussions, but there is no interference when it comes to decision-making.

RBI’s new chief Shaktikanta Das buys time as worries on autonomy linger

Investors are reassured about the RBI's autonomy for now as new governor Shaktikanta Das is considered more amenable to the Centre’s requests.

Former RBI Governor Urjit Patel paid a heavy price for his unseemly power grab

RBI has now acquired far more monetary policy independence than it had during the UPA years.

TalkPoint: Will autonomy guarantee greater academic excellence?

Experts weigh in on UGC's decision to grant autonomy to various universities like JNU and HCU. The move will increase their decision-making powers.

There are some things even the Supreme Court shouldn’t be allowed to change

SC itself has held that certain features of THE Constitution can’t be amended by Parliament; it should be the same when it comes to its own functioning.

Chidambaram’s call for J&K autonomy is not unique, Jayaprakash Narayan was a proponent too

Over 50 years ago, Jayaprakash Narayan had advocated more autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir on many occasions, but ruled out de-accession or independence.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.