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ConQuest Quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics id organized by the Centre for Law and Policy Research. | Centre for Law and Policy Research

BITS-Pilani is the big winner as ConQuest 2019 wraps up western round with mind-benders

The west regional round of the 4th edition of ConQuest was held at MM Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune, with 45 teams participating.
Prakash Javadekar

Institution of Eminence tag not given to Jio Institution: Prakash Javadekar

HRD minister said the panel had only recommended for a letter of intent, subject to certain conditions.
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BITS Pilani, IIT Delhi, Bombay, Jio Institute are now among six ‘Institutes of Eminence’

Against an earlier plan of 20, govt declares 6 institutions — 3 private and 3 public — as Institutes of Eminence.
Asaduddin Owaisi at Democracy Wall, Hyderabad | Nayanika Chatterjee/ThePrint

At Democracy Wall, a student objects to women smoking, and the real meaning of ‘lingam’

Students question the film fraternity’s silence on crucial issues, while Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi answers tough questions on his contentious statements.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

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.