Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicNational database

Topic: national database

SC hopes to use its new judicial database with real-time case updates to help reduce delays

The NJDG is a grid that stores case data from all courts in the country. First rolled out in 2015, the data grid will provide updates for all pending and decided cases. 

Aadhaar linkage can sink India’s electoral democracy – with voter profiling, selective exclusion

The real objective of Modi govt's move to link voter ID with Aadhaar doesn't seem to be eliminating bogus voting. Here's why it's also unconstitutional.

Census 2021 will be delayed. It gives Modi govt time to bring long-pending reforms

Despite technological innovations, India’s census has seen a decline in the quality of data.

India has no national alcohol revenue database. Covid crisis has shown why it is necessary

Each state taxes alcohol differently, but counts on it for a significant amount of revenue. The lack of transparency is a roadblock for policy researchers.

On Camera

YourTurn

White, green, blue but not orange or purple — How your car finds its colour

When carmakers get the colour wrong, cars can often lie in stockyards, both at dealers and at the manufacturer for months.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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