Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicUpper caste quota

Topic: Upper caste quota

For upper caste quota, IITs will add 3,000 seats and central varsities over a lakh

With govt set to implement 10% quota from the coming session, institutes will have to increase seats by 25% so that the current reservation is not affected.

HRD ministry to increase university seats by 25% to implement upper-caste quota move

Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that along with the upper caste reservation, 25 per cent seats will be increased in higher educational institutes to prevent disturbances in existing quotas.

Modi’s quota bill politically motivated, but a step towards social justice: Soli Sorabjee

Sorabjee says the Supreme Court-mandated 50 per cent limit is not absolute, but there should 'credible evidence' for increasing it.

Modi govt’s quota making India reservation-dependent: Lawyer who blocked similar Rao move

Indra Sawhney, whose petition led to 50% cap on reservation, says upper-caste quota bill is unconstitutional & must be challenged in court.  

The BJP’s caste arithmetic is collapsing under its own weight

Demonetisation was at the heart of destabilising the BJP's carefully constructed caste coalition. The rise of the BJP - since the Ram Mandir movement generally,...

Parliament clears new quota bill but parties set for bitter battle over it before polls

Modi government’s gambit puts opposition parties in a bind, but upper caste quota bill clears Rajya Sabha test with a 165-7 margin. New Delhi: The Rajya...

Modi turns up the heat on Congress amid opposition protests over quota bill

Referring to himself, Modi said this 'chowkidar' can catch wrongdoers even in darkness and demanded the Congress clarify its allegations over the Rafale deal.

BJP poll losses led govt to bring upper caste quota bill, says Congress’ Anand Sharma

Anand Sharma tells government if it's is serious about welfare of weaker sections and women, it should extend session and bring Women's Reservation Bill.

The student who set himself on fire against Mandal would’ve approved of Modi’s new quota

Father of DU student Rajeev Goswami, who self-immolated in 1990 to oppose quota for OBCs in govt jobs, says his son would be happy with quota for poor.

On Camera


A health worker immunises a pregnant woman at a health centre in Aurangabad, India

Newborns to entreprenuers—Indian hospitals need a perinatal service package. It’s a win-win

Many Indian hospitals don't have in-house physiotherapists or dieticians & most new mothers pay little attention to themselves. But there's a solution.
BYJU'S the learning app logo displayed on a smartphone. Photographer: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/Getty Images/LightRocket via Bloomberg

Byju’s global expansion: EdTech pioneer eyes Chegg or 2U, weighs US acquisition

India's most valuable startup has lined up conditional debt commitments of more than $1 billion to finance the acquisition, but it's possible no deal will materialise.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.