Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: centre

Re-imposed ban on construction in Delhi-NCR in view of worsening air quality, Centre tells SC

The apex court in its 24 November order had re-imposed the ban and directed states to provide subsistence to workers for the period during which such activities are prohibited.

Saudi Arabia has withdrawn ban on travellers from India, Centre tells Kerala HC

The court was hearing a plea by a man who had received two Covaxin doses and was seeking a third jab of an internationally accepted vaccine so that he can go back to the Gulf nation.

Cabinet approves declaration of Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’

The decision has been taken with a view to honour the special place and contributions of tribes in Indian history and culture.

Centre clarifies India has not signed up for COP26 action agenda on sustainable agriculture

Clarification was issued by Union agriculture ministry, which said National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture is already operating in India to deal with climate change.

Modi govt to seek transfer of Mehbooba Mufti’s plea in PMLA case to Supreme Court

Mufti, in her plea, has sought to declare section 50 of PMLA as void and inoperative, being discriminatory, bereft of safeguards, and violative of Article 20(3) of the Constitution.

Centre, Assam govt committed to building Jorhat-Majuli bridge in 4 years: Sarbananda Sonowal

Former Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal's statement came two days after a boat headed to Majuli sank in the Brahmaputra river after hitting a ferry in Jorhat district, killing one person.

Centre directs states to collect stock details of edible oil, oilseeds to prevent hoarding

The Consumer Affairs ministry has issued the directive to the state govts under Essential Commodities Act and asked to monitor prices of edible oils and oilseeds on a weekly basis.

SC seeks Centre, Bengal’s replies on plea against setting up inquiry commission in Pegasus row

Advocate Saurabh Mishra said that the petitioner has challenged the notification issued by the West Bengal govt constituting the Commission of Inquiry on the ground of jurisdiction.

Delhi HC asks Centre to not take coercive action against NGO for non-filing return under FCRA

Petitioner Swaminarayan Mandir said the NGO is carrying out social, medical and religious charitable activities & is unable to file return for FY 2019-20 due to technical problems.

Govt accommodation meant for serving officials, not retirees as ‘benevolence’, SC says

The apex court said right to shelter doesn't mean right to govt accommodation while setting aside a Punjab & Haryana HC order allowing a retired public servant to retain such premises.

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.