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Topic: EWS

IIT-Madras clarifies Power Grid Corp’s EWS scholarship is for OBC & general category students

Govt-owned Power Grid Corporation of India was criticised on social media for sponsoring a scholarship for EWS students, but not for 'SC/ST/OBCs'.

Modi govt seeks urgent hearing in SC for EWS quota case in connection with NEET-PG admissions

The matter at present is listed for hearing on 6 January. The NEET-PG admissions were postponed after the central government decided to revisit the EWS quota.

Will retain Rs 8 lakh income criteria for determining EWS quota, Modi govt tells SC

The central govt had constituted a three-member panel last year as per the assurance given to the top court to revisit the criteria for determining the economically weaker sections.

EWS quota is a bad law, it needs to go

The Madras High Court nixed EWS quota in NEET. Not only the Supreme Court, our Parliament too must revisit the EWS law.

Child rights panel summons 45 Delhi private schools for ‘denying’ books to EWS students

Students in Delhi enrolled under the Economically Weaker Section/Disadvantaged Group categories in private schools have access to free textbooks, writing material and uniforms.

Delhi HC directs Modi govt to extend RTE till Class 12 to save poor children from eviction

Delhi High Court asks central government to consider extending provision, direct it to file an affidavit within two weeks. 

Modi govt had no plans to give special benefits to upper caste poor in UPSC or SSC exams

EWS candidates hoped benefits such as age relaxation & exemption on number of attempts, applicable to SC, ST and OBC candidates, would be available to them.

Upper-caste poor will get 10% UPSC seats but age relaxation & more attempts unlikely

Since this year's civil services exam marks the maiden run of the quota for upper-caste poor, the application process has been marked by confusion.

Good news continues to pour in for IAS aspirants

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Parents, not kids, discriminate against poorer classmates: Study

An NGO is studying students in three Delhi schools to understand the social impact of the economically weaker section quota in private schools.

On Camera

YourTurn

Freud to Carl Rogers—psychologists have always focused on the past. But they might be wrong

An increasing body of research suggests that focusing on the future may protect us from depression and help us cope with stress more effectively.
Representational photo of offshore oil rig | PTI

Sizzling oil prices burning a hole in your pocket, but refiners are making a killing

While state-run refiners have recorded higher-than-usual margins in 2021-22, the margins are more for private players as they are the biggest beneficiaries of cheap Russian crude.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

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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