Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicIndia's districts

Topic: India's districts

‘Erasing history’ — why Mamata’s plan to create new districts is causing protests in Bengal

TMC govt intends to carve out 7 new districts from existing ones for 'better governance', but the proposal has riled many, especially in Nadia and Murshidabad.

PM Modi holds meeting with DMs, reviews progress of 112 most under-developed districts

During the virtual interaction, PM Modi asked districts to set time-bound targets for the implementation of govt programmes to increase ease of living.

74% of India’s districts prone to extreme climate like droughts, floods & cyclones, says study

Council for Energy, Environment and Water measured each district’s vulnerability to climate change, found 5 states — Assam, Andhra, Maharashtra, Karnataka & Bihar — most at risk.

On Camera

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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