Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicNational Commission for Scheduled Castes

Topic: National Commission for Scheduled Castes

Wankhede or Punjab or Bengal, why Dalit rights panel is accused of being partisan to BJP

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes is a statutory body but critics claim it only highlights atrocities on Dalits in opposition-ruled states. 

Over 20,000 OBC, SC families lost their sole earning member to Covid, Andhra tops list

The data is part of surveys conducted by the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation and the National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation. 

Grievance portal for SCs gets 1,276 complaints in its first 2 months, half over ‘atrocities’

NCSC portal receives 664 complaints under ‘atrocities’ head, 372 related to socioeconomic matters, and 240 for service issues since launch in April.

SC panel writes to IIT Kharagpur, seeks reply after video shows professor ‘abusing’ students

The panel's reaction comes after a video of the alleged incident, involving the professor and a class of SC/ST students, went viral on social media

New SC commission chief has this message for IIT panel: Don’t forget a Dalit wrote Constitution

Vijay Sampla, who took charge as NCSC chairperson Wednesday, questioned an IIT committee’s suggestion to exempt faculty from caste-based reservation.

Govt clears former Punjab BJP MP Vijay Sampla’s name as Scheduled Castes panel head

National Commission for Scheduled Castes has been without a chairman since May 2020. Notification regarding Sampla's appointment will be published once President gives nod.

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Headless Scheduled Castes panel raises vigilance over crimes against Dalits after Hathras case

The NCSC officials are looking at cases of violence and atrocities against SCs which the body can take suo moto cognizance of.

Scheduled castes commission seeks action report from UP on Hathras, Balrampur ‘gang-rapes’

National Commission for Scheduled Castes has written letters to authorities in Hathras and Balrampur over the alleged gang-rapes and subsequent deaths of two Dalit women in UP.

National Commission of Scheduled Castes without a chairperson for months, so is UP’s panel

While the National Commission for Scheduled Castes has been without a chairman & members for 4 months now, the UP SC/ST Commission has been headless for 10 months.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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