Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicState governments

Topic: State governments

Consider local restrictions, curb mass gatherings during upcoming festivals — Centre to states

ICMR & NCDC have expressed concern regarding the potential of mass gatherings during festivals turning into super spreader events and leading to a spike in Covid cases.

Cleared and reinstated — what happens to many IAS officers suspended for misconduct

Suspension of IAS officers for cases ranging from financial fraud to drunken driving make headlines but their gradual & quiet reinstatement by state govts largely go unnoticed.

Modi govt directs states to set up committees to find ‘unsung heroes’ for Padma awards

A letter from Union Home Ministry said that the criteria for selection should invariably be 'excellence plus' and highest standards should be applied while making recommendations.

PM Modi speaks to CMs of UP, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry on Covid situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been regularly speaking to chief ministers to take stock of the pandemic's situation in states and union territories.

Allahabad HC’s lockdown order is judicial overreach. Optics of activism undermines governance

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Ensure no restrictions imposed on movement of medical oxygen, Centre tells states

The health ministry said some states are trying to curb free inter-state movement of oxygen supplies by asking suppliers to restrict supply only to hospitals of the state.

Centre vs states GST row doesn’t matter. What matters is reviving economy & a borrowing plan

Since general government debt will rise regardless of who borrows for GST compensation, a plan to move to a sustained borrowing trajectory should be made.

Chhattisgarh to Punjab, Covid forcing states to reform. But a lot hinges on Modi govt support

Chhattisgarh was the first state in the country to enact a rule that compensates consumers in the face of prolonged power cuts — a bold move.

Why it’s so important for BJP to snatch power in Congress-ruled states

Much of the money that can be milked from the govt system for political use is at state level. The same money can then be denied to opposing parties.

Funds transfers to states set to take a hit as central tax collections begin to dip

In April and May, the central govt transferred cash based on tax collection estimates. But with actual collections falling well short, the amount will soon dip.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.