Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: India

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.

Indian military leaders must speak with caution, media twisting Army’s PoK remark

Lt General Upendra Dwivedi’s 22 November remark to Indian media on the PoK issue has been twisted to imply that the Army is ready to take back PoK.

New confusion over national monuments comes from a fixation on ‘who destroyed what’

Hindutva politics of heritage has not been able to resolve this conflict between ‘protection’ and ‘destruction’ so far.

Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra’s tenure extended, will retire in April, 2024

A 1988-batch IFS officer, Kwatra has been a renowned career diplomat for nearly three decades.

India-New Zealand 2nd ODI called off due to rain, 3rd ODI to take place on Wednesday

India was able to score 89/1 after 12.5 overs with Shubhman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav on crease, before the match was called off.

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.

How Chandra Shekhar govt and RBI hatched a plan to pledge India’s gold in 1991

In 'Forks in the Road: My Days at RBI', former governor C. Rangarajan gives a first-person account of India's economic crisis and history.

Mewat is India’s latest Jamtara. And sextortion is the new kill

Mewat’s cybercrime industry has no kingpins. It’s a cottage industry of truck drivers, villagers lead sextortion racket.

Modi govt in denial about female genital mutilation in India. Collect data, let states ban it

At the 41st UPR, Costa Rica recommended India develop a national plan to tackle the issue. It will put the Modi govt under international scrutiny to act upon it.

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Change in Rajasthan military veteran quota will open caste cauldron. Consequences won’t be good

Instead of veterans being taken as a united whole, they are likely to be divided into caste categories if the Rajasthan government accepts the demands of OBC groups.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.