Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

Topic: SCs

Will SCs who convert to other religions get same status? Modi govt plans commission to examine

Panel under consideration will also find out the changes SCs face after converting, study social & economic status, and find what will happen if SC status is accorded to them.

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.

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?

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

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Dalit voters will be the X factor in Bihar election — they vote differently than in UP

In UP, Dalit political mobilisation was based on Ambedkarism. In Bihar, it was based on Marxism. That explains the voting patterns.

‘There are unequals within SCs, STs’ — what Supreme Court said on quota sub-classification

Supreme Court says reservations can be made for sub-castes within the SCs. This is the opposite of what another five-judge bench had held in 2004.

Sitharaman’s Budget speech was low on political buzzwords, & this was a message from Modi

The terms 'poor' & 'poverty' figured just once in Sitharaman's speech, as compared to 16 times in this year’s interim budget speech, 23 in 2018-19 and 22 in 2017-18.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
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.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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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.