Friday, 21 January, 2022
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Topic: Pensions

If Modi cares for the forces, Rajnath Singh must act on the ‘mischievous’ MoD order

The order on pensions for disabled soldiers shows why India needs to have a separate Ministry for Veteran Affairs to supervise the DESW

LIC to tax charter: Budget 2020 wants India in the big league, but offers mere quick fixes

Modi govt’s Budget identifies key reform areas, but a mere window dressing won’t get desired results. There is clear need for deep structural reforms.

Modi wants to bring household savings into financial markets but Budget roadmap isn’t clear

Incentivising informal sector workers to save is good, but creating separate schemes for different groups divides an already fragmented pensions market.

Disability pension of military personnel who retire after full service will now be taxed

Finance ministry rules that those military personnel who continue in service until retirement will have to pay income tax on their disability pension.

Jair Bolsonaro: Why Brazil’s far-Right leader could be bracing for street protests

ThePrint looks at the rise of Jair Bolsonaro and what he tells us about Brazil’s shift to the Right.

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Army chief General M.M. Naravane

Gen Naravane’s legacy can only be understood over time. But it’s altered LAC dynamics forever

Gen Naravane is both a dove and a hawk, depending on the issue. This was because, at the end of the day, he was, and is, a “quintessential Army man”.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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