Friday, 1 July, 2022
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Topic: OBC

With OBC outreach, Rahul targets constituency his party failed to decipher post-Mandal

The move is part of Congress strategy to take a bite of 41% OBC pie; party to form cell in states and hold more such conventions.

There’s no accurate data on Other Backward Classes. 2021 census should start counting

During the past month, a state-wide rally and a conference have been organised in Maharashtra to mobilise OBCs over the issue of caste census.

An individual voter is insignificant in our democracy, but a caste vote bank is invaluable

Identity politics can’t be brought to an end through legislation or actions of the election commission, but by endowing the individual with a strong voice.

Modi, like Richard Branson, is a brand that needs undiluted attention

Gaudy shirts, spiky Mohawks, burst fades represent the style assertion of OBCs in Gujarat.

Narendra Modi is not part of ‘us’, he isn’t a shudra OBC

'Chaiwala' is about nothing but business, because Narendra Modi comes from the same business background.

Need to have more OBC, SC, ST judges: President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind raises concern over low number of women judges as well, calls for speedy justice delivery.

Modi govt eyes caste realignment, to reintroduce OBC panel bill in Parliament

Government forms committee to look into sub-categorisation of OBCs; non-Yadav OBCs played a key role in BJP’s victory in UP election.

In Rajkot, first-time voters split between BJP and Congress

While a section of youngsters throws weight behind BJP for its ‘good work’ in education and infrastructure, Patidars prefer Congress.

Talk Point: Is Nitish Kumar’s proposal for caste-based quotas in the private sector feasible?

Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar spoke in favour of 50 per cent job reservation in the private sector on the basis of caste, experts weigh in on the feasibility of this suggestion.

Talk Point: No job quota, but private sector should focus on voluntary action

Since Nitish is being seen as a villain among a large sections of Dalits, and is also an ethically beaten public figure right now, everything he says might appear bad. When India Inc is slowly but steadily moving towards integrating Dalit/Adivasis in their workforce chain, why is this man barking private sector quota at this juncture?    

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Research shows heart attack survivors may be at higher risk of mental weakness

Here’s what you should eat after a heart attack. Recovery can take months

Heart attack among under 40 have risen 2% every year from 2006 to 2016. Overall nutrition is vital to returning to normal health after a heart attack.
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

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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