Friday, 1 July, 2022
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Topic: central government

Delhi HC gives split verdict on marital rape, SC to decide on ‘substantial questions of law’

Justice Shakdher held that the exception for marital rape in IPC is unconstitutional, while Justice Shankar disagreed, saying exception is based on ‘intelligible differentia’.

16,000-20,000 additional admissions — how MP-minister quotas ‘overwhelmed’ Kendriya Vidyalayas

These admissions went over & above the seats these central govt schools have. While education minister's quota was scrapped last year, MP quota was done away with this week.

‘Excise trouble, goons’: IFB Agro approves Rs 40 cr poll bonds to ease doing business in Bengal

IFB Agro has hinted at being intimidated in the past as well. It had also claimed that it had approved political contributions of up to Rs 25 cr in 2021-22.

Counterview: Urging Centre to take over Auroville a call for serious overreach of State power

There have been internal and external tensions at Auroville. But resolving these can't be done through violent actions and top-down imposition by the State.

Modi govt gets rid of long empanelment process for DIGs to overcome IPS vacancies at Centre

Home ministry's proposal cleared by Modi cabinet on 10 February. According to a home ministry report, 47% of DIG-ranked posts at Centre are vacant.

Data for quota in promotion to be collected only for cadre, not for entire service, rules SC

A three-judge bench of justices L.N. Rao, Sanjiv Khanna and B.R. Gavai gave this verdict on a batch of petitions that urged the apex court to clarify norms for reservation in promotions.

How Modi govt’s steel silos plan can stop loss of stored foodgrains, save Rs 1,350 cr/year

Steel silos planned to be set up at 249 sites can hold 11 million tonnes of foodgrains. They’ll be linked through hub-and-spoke model, with rail connection at one large facility.

At pre-Budget meet, states cite Covid, ask Modi govt to raise share in Centre-sponsored schemes

States like Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu & West Bengal have said while government’s share in centrally sponsored schemes has reduced over the last few years, that of states has increased.

Time to convert Fintech into a revolution to provide low-cost payment system, ​says PM Modi

Speaking at the InFinity Forum Friday, PM said technology is bringing a big shift in finance, and mobile payment last year exceeded ATM withdrawals.

11.7% hike in second dose coverage during door-to-door Covid vaccination drive: Modi govt

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said Thursday that 'Har Ghar Dastak' vaccination campaign has also led to a 5.9% rise in the first dose coverage till 30 November 2021.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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