New Delhi: With the arrival of Rafale fighters from France and the new National Education Policy (NEP) being approved after years in limbo Wednesday, Twitter had a lot to talk about.
Upfront is PM Narendra Modi, who had this to say about the NEP.
NEP 2020 is based on the pillars of:
In this era of knowledge, where learning, research and innovation are important, the NEP will transform India into a vibrant knowledge hub.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 29, 2020
Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav welcomes the move with a pinch of salt.
Reiteration of 3 language formula is welcome in today's context @rahuldev2. Ji But what is "historic" here? Please show me one Education Policy document in the past that did not mention it. https://t.co/sZBzJghBCz
— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) July 30, 2020
Journalist Mrinal Pande takes a dig at the language debate NEP has raked up. The policy proposes that primary school education should be conducted in regional languages till class 5.
— Mrinal Pande (@MrinalPande1) July 30, 2020
Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s patriotism flies swifter than the Rafale aircraft.
शक्तिशाली राफेल का स्वागत है।
राष्ट्र सुरक्षा, परमो धर्म:।#RafaleInIndia
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) July 29, 2020
And here’s the mandatory Nehru connection — this time by a Congress MP.
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) July 29, 2020
IPS officer Arun Bothra has a laugh at TV news channels coverage of Rafale.
फ्रांस वाले परेशान हैं कि राफेल में जितनी खूबियां उन्होंने डालीं उससे ज्यादा भारतीय न्यूज चेनलों ने कैसे ढूंढ लीं. खुद को ठगा-सा महसूस कर रहे हैं कि विमान बहुत सस्ते में बेच दिए 🙄
— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) July 29, 2020
Journalist Meghnad is equally funny about the excitement surrounding the fighter planes.
Our country bought airplanes from another country!
— Meghnad 🔗 (@Memeghnad) July 29, 2020
Comedian Atul Khatri predicts the way forward for the jets.
Today the #RafaleJets will be flown to Mumbai, taken to Milan Subway to fit extra accessories like rubber floor mats, dark tinted film, Pioneer Deck with 1 Sub woofer, 2 speakers, Mud Flaps, Air Freshner, Reverse horn and a small silver idol of Modi on the dashboard.
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) July 30, 2020
After Congress leader Saifuddin Soz accused the Jammu and Kashmir administration of lying to the Supreme Court that he was not under detention, his son Salman Soz came out in support of him.
Dear Supreme Court of India: The J&K Government lied to you. This is proof.
Now, will you accept your own humiliation or hold the govt accountable? History will judge you. https://t.co/nO4Q0ukttJ
— Salman Anees Soz (@SalmanSoz) July 29, 2020
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra is angry at the BJP. Find out why.
Use NIA to arrest professors for mere “ideology” with NO due process while killers, rioters & hate mongers excluded from IPC chargesheets
Exactly why we opposed NIA bill in LS – @BJP with chilli in its hand can never resist rubbing it in someone’s eyehttps://t.co/oq6RB3vpAm
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) July 29, 2020
BJP’s General Secretary Ram Madhav discovers Russia’s ‘New Sputnik’ moment.
According to CNN, the Russians are going to release a Covid vaccine by 10 Aug. They claim they will release some 200 million doses of d vaccine. Some Russians describe it as d 'New Sputnik Moment'.
— Ram Madhav (@rammadhavbjp) July 29, 2020
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy joins the investigation into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death with ‘real evidence’ and cryptic tweets.
Why I think Sushanth Singh Rajput was murdered pic.twitter.com/GROSgMYYwE
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) July 30, 2020
The Mumbai Movie Mafia has decided to dump a female actress so that potentially a murder case becomes a quarrel case( Lafhda in Mumbai Hindi) for ₹15 crores. The female is easy to sacrifice for M3 to deflect the case
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) July 30, 2020
Maybe this is Swamy’s true calling after all.
I think Swamy Ji should be appointed Minister for Fixing Bollywood.
Ab Finance Ministry to nahin mila, kucch toh milna chaahiye. https://t.co/emKavcrVN7
— Aunindyo Chakravarty (@AunindyoC) July 30, 2020
Billionaire Elon Musk clarifies a very important fact.
The rumor that Bill Gates & I are lovers is completely untrue
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2020
With inputs from Unnati Sharma
Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it
You are reading this because you value good, intelligent and objective journalism. We thank you for your time and your trust.
You also know that the news media is facing an unprecedented crisis. It is likely that you are also hearing of the brutal layoffs and pay-cuts hitting the industry. There are many reasons why the media’s economics is broken. But a big one is that good people are not yet paying enough for good journalism.
We have a newsroom filled with talented young reporters. We also have the country’s most robust editing and fact-checking team, finest news photographers and video professionals. We are building India’s most ambitious and energetic news platform. And have just turned three.
At ThePrint, we invest in quality journalists. We pay them fairly. As you may have noticed, we do not flinch from spending whatever it takes to make sure our reporters reach where the story is.
This comes with a sizable cost. For us to continue bringing quality journalism, we need readers like you to pay for it.
If you think we deserve your support, do join us in this endeavour to strengthen fair, free, courageous and questioning journalism. Please click on the link below. Your support will define ThePrint’s future.