Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicCentral government

Topic: central government

EWS quota won’t impact seats for other categories, Centre tells SC on addition of 2 lakh seats

The Centre's submission came in an affidavit filed before the SC in relation to the 103rd Amendment Act 2019, which provided 10% reservation to economically weaker sections.

‘Saves institution of marriage’: Centre backs law empowering courts to make spouses live together

Arguing that remedy of conjugal rights is 'gender-neutral', Centre submitted that calling right to cohabitation a coercive measure on intimate personal choice is 'utopian'.

It’s time to reset Centre-state relations. Onus rests on the central government

Every rupee states earn goes to the Union, which is then rerouted by the Finance Commission based on certain parameters. This relationship has never been happy.

‘Freebies leading India to economic disaster’ — Modi govt backs PIL seeking bar on poll sops

PIL filed by BJP spokesperson in SC has sought a stop to parties promising & distributing ‘irrational freebies’ during poll campaigns. CJI proposes setting up a panel to look into issue.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.