Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: EIA

Delhi HC asks govt stand on plea seeking 60 days more for feedback on translated EIA draft

The court has also directed that the draft EIA be published in all the 22 languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution within 10 days.

Modi govt’s 2020 draft makes EIA a mere formality, fails on transparency, study shows

An ideal way forward would be to enact a standalone law on the EIA given its position of importance in India’s regulatory framework on environment.

Amend Official Languages Act to allow notifications in all languages, Supreme Court tells govt

The Official Languages Act stipulates the government to publish rules only in Hindi and English. CJI SA Bobde Thursday said there are people who may not know Hindi or English.

Modi govt gets over 17 lakh responses to draft EIA, will vet them to prepare final version

Draft EIA was published by environment ministry in March. It has, however, invited flak from activists & opposition who say the new rules will harm environment.

‘Leadership match’ in Congress and BJP’s failure to ‘trap’ Sachin Pilot

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

What Modi govt’s EIA draft says & why environment experts think it’ll encourage violations

New environment impact assessment draft has been widely criticised by experts and activists, who say it has adopted a regressive approach and fosters non-transparency.

India’s continuing Covid struggle, and new twists in Rajasthan’s political ‘game’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
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.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.