Friday, 3 February, 2023
TopicModi government

Topic: Modi government

India’s real food problem isn’t hunger but loss and wastage

Food losses can't be brought to zero; even developed nations like Ukraine experience it. But this analysis highlights a low-hanging problem and a solution to it.

Modi govt approves one-time grant to state-run fuel retailers for sale of cooking gas

The one-time grant of Rs 22,000 crore will be granted to state-run fuel retailers for selling cooking gas at below market rates, says I&B Minister Anurag Thakur.

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

BJP saves Rs 73 cr, Congress to get 27 lakh as govt gives political parties relief on land dues

Cabinet has approved housing ministry’s proposal to change category of land allotted to political parties for their offices in Delhi, bringing down dues significantly for 14 parties.

No state broke exchequer with freebies — TN finance minister Thiaga Rajan on Modi’s caution

Speaking in Hyderabad Saturday, Tamil Nadu finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan asked on what basis the union government was telling states how to spend money.

Loya case to Aryan Khan — who is Mukul Rohatgi, set for 2nd innings as Modi govt’s top lawyer

From 1 October, 67-year-old Rohatgi will begin his second stint as Attorney General after incumbent KK Venugopal demits office.

Modi govt pushes ministries to boost capex to help India get into top 3 global economies

Govt ministries & depts told to increase pace of capital spending to boost growth & help create more jobs. Push comes at a time of high retail inflation & rising global interest rates.

Revamped, more ‘Indian’ syllabus likely for school students from 2023-24

The central government is likely to roll out new National Curriculum Framework, the document used as a blueprint when designing school syllabi, as early as February next year.

What’s common between Modi & Manmohan govt on agriculture? Distrust of futures markets

Wheat or chana, one hopes that the Modi government and SEBI will lift the ban on future trading of agricultural commodities soon.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.