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Is Kendriya Vidyalaya losing popularity among central govt staff? Data suggests so

Proportion of KV students from central govt families has dropped to 47% in 2017-18 from 60% in 2011-12, while that from non-govt families is on the rise.
Veenayak Shah, an advocate from Madhya Pradesh, had originally filed the case in 2017 (Representational image)

Larger Supreme Court bench to hear plea against Sanskrit shlokas, Hindi prayer at KVs

An advocate has challenged a policy tweak that made it compulsory for students of all KVs to chant Sanskrit shlokas and a Hindi prayer in the morning assembly.
A graphic showing how many seats were allotted by each HRD minister since 2014

35,685 सीटों पर सिफारिश भेज ईरानी और जावड़ेकर ने केंद्रीय विद्यालयों में एडमिशन कोटे की उड़ाई धज्जियां

एचआरडी मंत्री के पास केंद्रीय विद्यालयों में एडमिशन सिफारिश के लिए सालाना 450 सीटें हैं। मंत्रियों द्वारा की गई सिफारिश तय सीमा से 2500 प्रतिशत अधिक है
A graphic showing how many seats were allotted by each HRD minister since 2014

Exclusive: Smriti Irani, Javadekar tried cornering 35,000 Kendriya Vidyalaya seats in 3 years, 25 times their quota

HRD minister can recommend 450 students per year for admission to KV schools. The two BJP ministers sent 35,685 in the last 3 years.

On Camera

File photo of Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Facebook

Who wants an ‘Islamic President’ in Pakistan and where does Imran Khan fit in?

Imran Khan’s PTI colleagues are campaigning for a so-called Islamic Presidential System where the Supreme Leader will have absolute power.
tiktok app

Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.