Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicOBC Reservation

Topic: OBC Reservation

Heat on Shivraj govt after SC orders local polls without OBC quota, BJP in damage control mode

BJP leaders admit ‘mistakes’ led to SC ruling Tuesday that MP local body polls be notified within two weeks. With assembly polls due in late 2023, verdict has given Congress ammo.

IIT-Madras clarifies Power Grid Corp’s EWS scholarship is for OBC & general category students

Govt-owned Power Grid Corporation of India was criticised on social media for sponsoring a scholarship for EWS students, but not for 'SC/ST/OBCs'.

No more Hindu-Muslim anomaly, Rohini panel seeks parity for all religions’ OBCs in central list

Justice Rohini Commission said to have found around 200 religiously restricted entries where Hindus from occupational communities were not given OBC status like their Muslim counterparts.

‘Where is the logic?’ SC rejects Maharashtra recommendation for OBC quota in local body polls

SC cites lack of empirical data, directs state election body not to act on state backward class commission’s report. Seats reserved for OBCs to be treated as 'general'.

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.

Reservation is not at odds with merit — full text of SC order on OBC quota in NEET

The two-judge bench said that competitive examinations do not reflect social, economic & cultural advantages that accrue to certain classes & merit should be socially contextualized.

Why Haryana changed creamy layer rules for OBCs, and why Rs 6 lakh income cap is controversial

Haryana has said children of those earning over Rs 6 lakh annually will be part of the creamy layer, adding that it will be the sum of all sources of income. 

‘Scooter’ on vaccine certificates, and ‘all eyes’ on Supreme Court

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

New backward class lists to be drawn, 50% ceiling stays — what SC Maratha quota verdict means

Ruling that state govts don't have power to identify socially and educationally backward classes, SC laid the groundwork for new SEBC lists to be drawn for all states & UTs by the President.

Over 42,000 posts reserved for SC, ST & OBC vacant in union ministries, govt tells Lok Sabha

Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh says there were 78,923 vacant posts under reserved categories on 1 January 2020, and 42,066 of them remain unfilled. 

On Camera

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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