Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicMann Ki Baat

Topic: Mann Ki Baat

PM Modi hails farm bills on Mann Ki Baat, day after old ally SAD quit NDA over the changes

During his radio programme Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi shares stories of farmers and says farm bills have empowered them, giving them the freedom to sell produce outside mandis.

More dislikes than likes for Modi live streams — what stats show and how BJP sees it

The live stream videos on PM Modi’s official YouTube channel seem to be facing a new response trend — dislikes dominating likes.

Indian Army used ‘tactical signalling’ at LAC to stop Chinese troops from advancing closer

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Modi lauds toy hub Channapatna, but more than China this town is upset with rival at home

Amid struggles due to lockdown and influx of Chinese toys, Channapatna artisans were expecting support. But the decision to set up a toy cluster elsewhere has angered them.

Modi can’t ignore students anymore. They have discovered the power of the ‘dislike’ button

Students protesting the JEE exams have discovered the power of the ‘dislike’ button as a tool to get the attention of a govt that doesn’t entertain criticism.

‘Instigated by Congress’ — BJP says only 2% dislikes on Modi Mann ki Baat video are from India

Much of the negative reaction to Mann ki Baat videos appeared driven by protests against govt decision to go ahead with NEET and JEE Main amid Covid-19 pandemic.

SC’s coin toss in Prashant Bhushan case, and the dislikes on Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Modi is teaching NEET-JEE aspirants what happens when a government becomes too strong

It is remarkable hubris that the Modi government isn’t even pretending to listen to agitating students.

Students want ‘pariksha pe charcha’ not ‘khilone pe charcha’ from Modi, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's remark came after Modi, in his 'Mann ki Baat' address, said that India has the talent & ability to become a hub for the toy industry.

Rajapalayam, Kanni, Combai — all about Indian dog breeds PM Modi talked about in Mann ki Baat

In his Mann ki Baat radio address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Indians to adopt dogs of Indian breeds as he emphasised the need to be self-reliant in all areas.

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Why the rupee’s ‘record low’ is not necessarily a cause for concern

What ‘strong currency’ policy framers ignore is that almost every nation with a successful long-term record of development has pursued a ‘weak currency’ policy to win export markets.
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

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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