Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicOBCs

Topic: OBCs

Tamil Nadu’s opposition to EWS quota puzzling. State uses income criteria in many schemes

Tamil Nadu has integrated an income criterion into many of its affirmative action policies. Examining the data would be crucial towards building better reservation policies.

In the ‘battle of Bundelkhand’, BJP, BSP and SP have a new weapon — election tickets

BJP, BSP and SP all have a chance in the 3rd phase of UP elections. Dalit and Yadav communities in this region could make all the difference.

Out of 122 student suicides since 2014, 111 at central univs, IITs & NITs: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also gave data for suicides of OBC/SC/ST students. MoS Annapurna Devi gave details of ragging complaints & anti-ragging measures implemented.

SC stays election to Maharashtra local bodies reserved for OBCs, says state ignored court norms

A bench of justices A.M. Khanwilkar and C.T. Ravikumar issued stay order based on petitions filed against a Maharashtra government ordinance in this regard, introduced in September.

DU has failed on national commitment to social justice, says OBC welfare panel

There are only 5% faculty members belonging to the OBCs in Delhi University, as against the 27% reserved posts, the committee said in a report to Lok Sabha.

Sameer Wankhede is both Muslim and SC. He is a victim of a historical wrong

If Muslims and Christians are included in the OBC lists, what's the rationale for not including them in the SC list?

‘Intellectual meets’, focus on Modi govt schemes — BJP plan for OBC outreach ahead of UP polls

BJP OBC Morcha will hold ‘intellectual meets’ from 22 Oct to inform people of the welfare measures undertaken by Modi govt for OBCs & reasons for not holding caste-based census.

The man from UP who can take away BJP’s OBC votes. He’s not from Congress, SP, or BSP

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Facing Jat-Muslim unity in UP, BJP poll strategy targets farmers & caste equations

Farmers protest is providing common ground for Jats and Muslims, leading to a fragile but significant unity that could undermine BJP's efforts to return to power in Uttar Pradesh.

Caste-based headcounts won’t be enough. India needs a full-blown ‘caste census’

Until the government machinery gets ready to conduct a full-blown caste-census, it could at least enumerate OBCs by including a caste column in Census 2021.

On Camera

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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