Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicIndian states

Topic: Indian states

Prosperous Maharashtra, Karnataka hide a disparity within. Development is not for all: Study

We looked at the share of a district’s income in the state’s economy to bring out inter-district disparity for Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.

Political violence increases when regional party candidate wins election: Study

Researchers from Netherlands and Canada looked at data from 1989 until 2012 to find no increase in violence in constituencies where the assembly seat is reserved for ST populations.

State anti-superstition laws not enough. India needs a central law, focus on victim not crime

Cases of witch-hunting and human-sacrifices are part of systems of oppression that have been culturally and religiously legitimised for centuries.

Cabinet approves STARS project under NEP 2020 to enhance school education system

The project will be implemented by Dept of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education & will cover Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala & Odisha.

States should reject GST compensation options, demand money in one voice, says Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader and former finance minister, Chidambaram said the 2 options given by the Modi govt to states to bridge the GST compensation gap is a gross violation of law.

India’s coronavirus fight lacks the most crucial thing in its arsenal — Data

Only a handful of cities and districts in India are currently publishing anywhere near the kind of Covid-related data that the Home Ministry wants states to use and consider.

States need more funds from Modi govt to ensure vulnerable are protected during Covid: Paper

The Accountability Initiative working paper says state finances were already under pressure before the Covid-19 pandemic struck due to lower tax devolution and GST compensation.

Are Indian states capable of marking Covid zones and planning their own exit strategies?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday held a video conference with chief ministers to discuss the Covid lockdown exit strategy.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.

Debt in states rises to 25% of GDP, may pose challenges in medium term: RBI

States finished the fiscal year to March 2019 with a combined fiscal deficit of 2.9 per cent, 34 basis points worse than what was budgeted for.

On Camera

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
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.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

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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