Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicModi government

Topic: Modi government

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

BJP saves Rs 73 cr, Congress to get 27 lakh as govt gives political parties relief on land dues

Cabinet has approved housing ministry’s proposal to change category of land allotted to political parties for their offices in Delhi, bringing down dues significantly for 14 parties.

No state broke exchequer with freebies — TN finance minister Thiaga Rajan on Modi’s caution

Speaking in Hyderabad Saturday, Tamil Nadu finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan asked on what basis the union government was telling states how to spend money.

Loya case to Aryan Khan — who is Mukul Rohatgi, set for 2nd innings as Modi govt’s top lawyer

From 1 October, 67-year-old Rohatgi will begin his second stint as Attorney General after incumbent KK Venugopal demits office.

Modi govt pushes ministries to boost capex to help India get into top 3 global economies

Govt ministries & depts told to increase pace of capital spending to boost growth & help create more jobs. Push comes at a time of high retail inflation & rising global interest rates.

Revamped, more ‘Indian’ syllabus likely for school students from 2023-24

The central government is likely to roll out new National Curriculum Framework, the document used as a blueprint when designing school syllabi, as early as February next year.

What’s common between Modi & Manmohan govt on agriculture? Distrust of futures markets

Wheat or chana, one hopes that the Modi government and SEBI will lift the ban on future trading of agricultural commodities soon.

Under Modi govt, IAS appointments to joint & additional secy posts have shrunk by over 50%

Civil servants say this fall is part of a growing trend that reflects the government's attempt to break 'babu dominance' and address the crunch of IAS officers available for deputation.

Something wrong with Centre’s finances the way it’s opposing free facilities, says Kejriwal

Delhi CM said the Modi govt collects huge amount of taxes every year, but was still against providing free education, healthcare and other facilities to its citizens.

Under Modi govt, ED’s public profile has changed. It has 4 times the staff, bigger budgets

In New Delhi, and all state capitals, the dictum was ‘those who live in glass houses never throw a stone.’ Modi govt has changed that.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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.


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.