Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicEWS Quota

Topic: EWS Quota

Karnataka could reserve 10% land for EWS category entrepreneurs, extend 75% concession on price

Karnataka’s Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani says proposal is to ‘ensure people from poor backgrounds rise to position of employing others’.

On EWS quota, Modi govt just using Congress’ bad idea and Sinho Commission report

The Modi government is still not in a position to present any data that can provide the basis for the 10 per cent EWS quota.

Govt defends criteria for EWS quota in jobs & education, likely to urge SC not to modify system

Supreme Court had questioned methodology adopted by govt in fixing Rs 8 lakh as annual income limit to identify EWS for providing 10% quota in jobs and educational institutions.

SC stays Kerala HC proceedings on plea challenging Modi govt’s 10% reservation to EWS

The top court had earlier referred to 5-judge Constitution a batch of pleas & transfer petitions challenging the Centre’s decision to grant 10% reservation in jobs & education to EWS.

Reactions to OBC medical quota are exposing Indians’ flawed merit argument all over again

I didn’t see any protest or anger by Savarnas against EWS quota. No one wrote: 'I will not get treated by a doctor who did their degree under EWS reservation.'

Modi govt announces 27% reservation for OBCs, 10% quota for EWS in medical, dental courses

Hailing the 'landmark decision' taken by his govt, PM Modi tweeted that the move will immensely help thousands of youth every year get better opportunities.

Few new admissions in many Delhi private schools as Covid-hit families can’t afford them now

Parents from low-income groups say they can no longer afford the Rs 500-1,200/month fee, and are now turning to govt schools in Delhi. This has hit EWS admissions too.

DU adds 4,000 seats this year, but colleges lack funds, infrastructure & faculty members

College principals say they are ready to add seats to implement EWS quota, but they are facing numerous challenges, including Covid.

Nothing wrong with cut-offs for EWS candidates being lower than SC, ST & OBC, says UPSC

UPSC says cut-offs for civil services exam for EWS candidates doesn't impact the chances under other categories. Also notes that it depends on the number of people availing the quota.

Why Jyotiba Phule would have cheered White Americans out on street over George Floyd murder

Upper caste woke Indians are perturbed by the murder of George Floyd in the US. But can we imagine them joining Dalits in the fight to end caste supremacy in India?

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.