Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicScheduled Castes

Topic: Scheduled Castes

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.

Modi govt to rethink caste-based payment of wages under MGNREGA, says aware of problems

Rural ministry statement comes week after a report in ThePrint highlighted problems being created by caste-based salary disbursal under MGNREGA among workers in Karnataka.

Why Modi’s Cabinet reshuffle doesn’t really benefit SCs, STs and OBCs

As long as there are foreign-educated, dominant-caste ministers who find a Cabinet position via Rajya Sabha, SCs, STs and OBCs will continue to lose out.

Grievance portal for SCs gets 1,276 complaints in its first 2 months, half over ‘atrocities’

NCSC portal receives 664 complaints under ‘atrocities’ head, 372 related to socioeconomic matters, and 240 for service issues since launch in April.

Bombay HC cancels ‘fraudulent’ caste certificate of Navneet Rana, imposes Rs 2 lakh

The HC held that Rana’s claim of belonging to ‘Mochi’ caste was made with the intention of obtaining various benefits available to a candidate from such category.

SC panel writes to IIT Kharagpur, seeks reply after video shows professor ‘abusing’ students

The panel's reaction comes after a video of the alleged incident, involving the professor and a class of SC/ST students, went viral on social media

Anand Kumar of ‘Super 30’ fame to coach Dalit IIT aspirants for free, Modi govt approves plan

The government has given in-principle approval to a proposal by a Delhi-based trust, under which mathematician Anand Kumar will coach 400 SC students every year.

Rs 50,000 crore, or 20% of funds allotted for SC welfare, left unused by Modi govt in 4 years

From 2017-18 to 2020-21, approx. Rs 2.6 lakh crore was sanctioned for welfare of Scheduled Castes. Of this, Rs 49,722.18 crore was surrendered by ministries/departments.

How BJP became TMC’s challenger in Bengal, wooing elite and working-class Hindus

While the Bengali bhadralok's support to the Left came riding on an anti-Congress mindset, their honeymoon with CM Mamata Banerjee's TMC was also brief.

With fewer SC/STs enrolling in college, House panel pulls up UGC for ‘under-utilised’ measures

Govt report finds Gross Enrolment Ratio of SC/ST students at undergraduate level is lower than national average of 26.3%. UGC says it has taken steps to improve these numbers.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.