Friday, 12 August, 2022
TopicGovernment of India

Topic: Government of India

Twitter goes to court against Centre over ‘content takedown’ orders

Responding to the microblogging site's legal suit, Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said social media should be held accountable.

World Bank veteran, NCAER chief — Who is NITI Aayog’s new vice-chairman Suman Bery

Bery, a former member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, will take over on 1 May from Rajiv Kumar. 

Why Modi govt’s proposal to amend AIS Rules makes officers shuttlecocks in steel frames

The Centre will be able to depute AIS officers at will, sidelining state authorities. But why should their discretion exist at all?

Foxconn to restart factory in southern India after protests by workers

Foxconn, the main assembler of Apple Inc.’s iPhones, has agreed to all demands made by the employees and will resume production soon, the Tamil Nadu government said in a statement.

Modi govt cuts import duty on refined palm oil to 12.5% from 17.5%

The govt has cut import duties on refined and crude edible oils several times this year to rein in the prices of edible oil. The last reduction on import duty was done on 14 October.

25 Omicron cases detected in India with mostly mild symptoms, health ministry says

At a joint press briefing Friday, the Centre said Omicron has not proven to be burden on the healthcare system & the symptoms have mostly been mild but the guard mustn't be lowered.

Undisclosed credits amounting Rs 20,353 cr detected in Panama, Paradise paper leaks: Govt

Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, MoS for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary said the amount has been detected with respect to 930 India-linked entities associated with the two leaks.

Terrorist incidents decreased in JK after Article 370 was revoked, govt tells Rajya Sabha

MoS for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai also informed that 14 terrorists have been apprehended and 165 terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir between December 2020-November 2021.

Centre writes to 13 states, UTs expressing concerns over declining Covid testing rates

In the letter, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stressed on maintaining high testing rates given the recent increase in travelling due to events like festivals and vacations.

Modi govt releases balance of Rs 44,000 crore to states to compensate for GST shortfall

With the release of Rs 44,000 cr, the total amount released in the current fiscal year as back-to-back loan in-lieu of GST compensation is Rs 1.59 lakh cr, the finance ministry said.

On Camera

YourTurn

The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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