Sunday, 29 May, 2022
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TopicModi govt 2019

Topic: Modi govt 2019

After Scheduled Castes commission names 3 Srivastavas for 5-member panel, govt cancels it

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes had drawn flak for ‘Brahminisation’ from various quarters, including Ambedkar’s grandson’s party VBA.

Modi govt is embracing some discarded Congress policies. But they won’t work even now

Policies like deficit monetisation, loan restructuring, higher tariffs and import licencing have been brought back to combat the economic fallout of Covid-19.

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.

Modi govt accepts SC suggestion to release PSA detainee J&K bar chief Qayoom a few days early

Mian Abdul Qayoom was detained on the night of 4 August 2019, just before Modi govt scrapped the special status of J&K under Article 370 of the Constitution.

Directly employed, self-employed also ‘migrant workers’ under Modi govt’s new definition

Govt accepts Parliamentary panel suggestion to include workers with family income less than Rs 18,000/month, ‘so no one is left out of social security net’.

APMC laws had shackled farmers, Modi govt’s ordinance makes them as free as other sectors

The govt hasn’t done away with APMCs but given farmers the ability to sell outside mandis. Arguments that the ordinance violates the Constitution are flawed.

Modi govt has been on a mission to finish Hurriyat. Geelani’s exit shows it’s succeeding

Syed Ali Shah Geelani quit the Hurriyat Monday, blaming his fellow hardline separatists for ‘not reacting properly’ after Article 370 was scrapped.

More reform for IAS officers as Modi govt adds new criteria to pick joint secretaries

Starting with the 2007 batch, IAS officers can’t join the central govt as joint secretaries straight from their state cadres, a DoPT office memorandum said.

Modi govt walks the talk on agriculture reforms. Now, fix the loopholes

Modi govt has made actual legal changes to implement its policy statements on agriculture reforms. It should now plug loopholes to realise their full potential.

Modi govt says no foreign training for officials this year, cites Covid & austerity measures

Govt officials are sent for mid-career training to universities in the US, UK and Australia, but a 15 June order has stopped that for financial year 2020-21.

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Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

IAS couple with dog is already UPSC case study. But don’t miss modus operandi behind transfers

‘Punishment’ postings are not new. If you want to punish an IAS officer through transfer, which has been the practice in several states and now Centre, there is no need to search for ‘hard areas.’
File photo of people in masks in China | Representational image | ANI

India, China will soon be ‘economically sick’ after Covid subsides. Here’s how to avoid it

Emerging Asia can fall into an inequality trap after Covid. The poorest have been hit hardest by a reduction in their incomes. But there are remedies.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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