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India bans 47 more Chinese apps that are clones, variants of blocked ones, source says

The government had banned 59 Chinese apps on 29 June, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.
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Don’t include salary while assessing annual income for OBC quota — Parliament panel in report

Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of OBCs has also recommended increasing income ceiling for deciding OBC creamy layer from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 15 lakh.
Ministry of external affairs

Modi govt looks at major diplomatic reshuffle, to send new envoys to Dhaka, Taipei, Kabul

New Delhi will be sending Vikram Doraiswami, Rudrendra Tandon and Gourangalal Das to Dhaka, Kabul and Taipei, respectively.
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India to raise Rs 20,000 cr by selling stakes in Coal India & a PSU bank to fund stimulus

In case of Coal India, if valuations are not attractive, the company will buy back shares from the government, officials said.
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Modi govt drops plan to merge 3 state-owned general insurance companies

Decision to merge the 3 companies — National Insurance Co Ltd, United India Insurance Co Ltd, and Oriental Insurance Co Ltd — ahead of their proposed listing was announced in 2018 budget.

Govt allots Lodhi Estate bungalow, to be vacated by Priyanka Gandhi, to BJP MP Anil Baluni

Rajya Sabha MP and BJP spokesperson Anil Baluni had made a request to the housing ministry to change his present accommodation a few months ago.
Huawei

Modi govt seeks to dissuade mobile operators from buying equipment from China’s Huawei, ZTE

Telecom ministry has approached mobile operators Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio & Vodafone Idea on their use of Chinese network equipment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Central ministers via video conference to ensure social distancing, on 6 April | PIB | Twitter

Don’t just blame the virus. Modi govt needs to push more reforms to revive Indian economy

The pandemic isn't the main reason India’s growth has gone off a cliff. The economy had already been weakened by years of mismanagement before Covid.
Traders of Janpath market burn effigy as they protest against China after the killing of Indian Soldiers at LAC, in Lucknow on 18 June 2020

Modi govt plans to impose strict rules and tariffs on Chinese imports

Bureau of Indian Standards is finalising tougher norms for at least 370 products to ensure items that can be locally produced aren’t imported.

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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.
In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

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PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.