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NITI Aayog recommends cutting off entry to civil services at 27 years, single UPSC exam

From creating a central talent pool for all services to setting up a single integrated exam, the government think tank proposed several changes.

UK’s proposed post-Brexit visa strategy means more jobs for Indians

The new strategy removes the cap on skilled work visas issued and improves the post-study work offering for international students.
Arun Jaitley with NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar during the launch of the document

NITI Aayog calls for 1.5 lakh more health centres under Ayushman Bharat by 2023

In a document released Wednesday, the NITI Aayog stated that health centres need to provide more services to expand the existing limited scope of primary healthcare.
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Loan waiver not a solution to farm distress, says Niti Aayog

The biggest problem with loan waiver is that it will benefit only a small fraction of farmers, said Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar.
Tuticorin beach

No separate time zone for northeastern states for strategic reasons, says Centre

Northeastern states requested separate time zones because the sun rises and sets there much before office hours.
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Indian will need 2,300 planes worth $320b in 20 years: Boeing

India, the fastest growing domestic aviation market, will likely need around 10 jets between 2018-2037, as per Boeing's forecast.
Union minister Smriti Irani | PTI

Summons against Smriti Irani quashed in a defamation case filed by Sanjay Nirupam

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam filed the defemation case when the Gujarat Assembly poll results were announced in 2012.
AgustaWestland scam

Delhi court reserves its order on Christian Michel’s bail plea till 22 December

CBI opposed the bail application saying alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland case might flee as he had already tried to escape from Dubai.
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Chidambaram questioned by ED in INX Media money laundering case

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram is being investigated for allegedly facilitating clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007.
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Shiv Sena will be with BJP in Lok Sabha 2019 polls, says Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah said the party was in talks with the Sena, and further dismissed opposition alliances as an "illusion".

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

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An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.