Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicModi Govt

Topic: Modi Govt

Renewed FCRA licenses of 11,594 NGOs which applied within cut-off date, Modi govt tells SC

The court was hearing a plea filed by the US-based NGO seeking quashing of the Centre’s alleged decision by which 5,789 entities lost their FCRA registration.

Why Modi govt’s proposal to amend AIS Rules makes officers shuttlecocks in steel frames

The Centre will be able to depute AIS officers at will, sidelining state authorities. But why should their discretion exist at all?

Modi govt’s policies have brought an end to Nehruvian statecraft

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Nearly 7 lakh public sector bank employees begin 2-day nationwide strike

Bank unions said that services at over 1 lakh branches across India have been impacted. The strike is against the govt's move to privatise two public sector banks.

Modi govt will ensure Internet remains open & not dominated by big corporates, MoS IT says

MoS for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said Modi govt will strive to ensure that the Internet is a 'force of good', to deliver access to every Indian, including women and the elderly.

UGC wants colleges to churn out ‘global citizens’, frames course to teach diversity & peace

UGC has asked all higher education institutions to adopt the Global Citizenship Education curriculum framework devised by the regulator.

SubscriberWrites: Farm laws repeal is a setback to India’s agricultural economy

The unfortunate part of this repeal is that India's agriculture is now condemned to be controlled and profited byaffluent farmers, dealers and middlemen, writes Mubiyana Koirala.

Modi govt plans to defer labour reform rollout until after elections

The government has missed several deadlines to formally enact four labour codes. Parliament passed the bills aimed at attracting investment in 2019 and 2020.

PMAY’s subsidy burden will become unmanageable. Govt must look at the PPP model

PMAY is an excellent first step to put mechanisms in place for directly reaching the beneficiaries but it has to evolve so it stays relevant and can be scaled up going ahead.

Modi govt’s e-Shram takes digital literacy as granted. Won’t help unorganised sector workers

The absence of data for the unorganised workers is not by accident but by design.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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