Saturday, 1 April, 2023
TopicModi government

Topic: Modi government

Under Modi govt, IAS appointments to joint & additional secy posts have shrunk by over 50%

Civil servants say this fall is part of a growing trend that reflects the government's attempt to break 'babu dominance' and address the crunch of IAS officers available for deputation.

Something wrong with Centre’s finances the way it’s opposing free facilities, says Kejriwal

Delhi CM said the Modi govt collects huge amount of taxes every year, but was still against providing free education, healthcare and other facilities to its citizens.

Under Modi govt, ED’s public profile has changed. It has 4 times the staff, bigger budgets

In New Delhi, and all state capitals, the dictum was ‘those who live in glass houses never throw a stone.’ Modi govt has changed that.

Why no tricolour in RSS ‘ghar’ to mark PM Modi’s ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ initiative, asks Oppn

An RSS functionary said the organisation does not take decisions under pressure, while the BJP retaliated by accusing detractors of missing the Independence bike rally.

Modi govt plans to scrap LPG subsidy under PAHAL as economic woes hit revenues

The PAHAL scheme was first launched under the UPA government in 2013, and was then revised and relaunched after the Modi government came to power in 2014.

Modi govt achieves record capex in April-June despite economic woes but states struggle

States’ capital spending has slowed when compared to previous year. However, it's expected that Centre will provide them funds to spend on infrastructure by way of transfers.

139 & counting — 170% increase in suspension of MPs under Modi govt compared to UPA

Lok Sabha has seen uptick in suspensions since 2014 and Rajya Sabha since Modi govt's 2nd term began in 2019, official data shows.

India and Namibia sign MoU to bring cheetahs to India, 70 years after they went extinct

MoU signed between Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav and Namibia Deputy PM & Foreign Minister Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah. Activists decry ‘vanity project’.

Modi govt raises alarm over off-budget loans of states, wants them to come clean

Displeasure over the practice was expressed during a presentation made by Finance Secretary T.V. Somanathan at national conclave of chief secretaries in Dharamshala last month.

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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...


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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.