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16,000-20,000 additional admissions — how MP-minister quotas ‘overwhelmed’ Kendriya Vidyalayas

These admissions went over & above the seats these central govt schools have. While education minister's quota was scrapped last year, MP quota was done away with this week.

Weeks before UP polls, Modi govt shelves proposal to change eligibility for OBC creamy layer

The proposed changes were: Increasing annual income limit for quota eligibility to Rs 12 lakh from Rs 8 lakh, and making salaries part of the gross annual income yardstick.

Saudi Arabia’s quota policy for hiring local people negatively affected firms, study shows

Researchers from Boston University, Y Analytics and Power for All studied the strict nationalisation policy, Nitaqat, which aims to increase employment of Saudis in private sector.

EWS quota is a bad law, it needs to go

The Madras High Court nixed EWS quota in NEET. Not only the Supreme Court, our Parliament too must revisit the EWS law.

Modi govt all set to offer 27% OBC reservation in all-India quota medical seats

The reservation pertains to the 15% undergraduate and 50% postgraduate seats that govt medical colleges in states set aside for the all-India quota.

Article 16(4) stands on its own. Constitution made no room for ‘merit’ that courts invoke

The phrase 'efficiency of administration', used in the colonial and precolonial eras, was rejected during the framing of the Indian Constitution, and thus cannot be used against the idea of reservations.

SC commences hearing whether 1992 Mandal verdict on quota limit needs to be revisited

A five-judge Constitution bench gave a week's time to all the states to submit their brief note of submissions after some of them sought time.

Gurugram Inc won’t expand in Haryana anymore, eyeing hubs like Noida now

There was a palpable change in the direction India was taking in the last six months. Haryana government has put fears in the industry.

India needs SC-ST sub-quota. And the Supreme Court just removed one key roadblock

It took the Supreme Court 10 years to say that an unjust order on sub-quotas needed a rethink. And then another six years for a Justice Arun Mishra-led bench to say the court may have been wrong.

Your creative talent won’t get you into DU anymore. Keep obsessing over marks marks marks

Delhi University’s sports quota remains, but the Extra-Curricular Activities quota is scrapped due to Covid. If classes & exams can go online, why can’t trials for ECA?

On Camera

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

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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