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Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani | ANI file photo

Smriti Irani’s Cabinet graph shows what is wrong with HR management in Modi govt

Smriti Irani has stuck to the script the past two years — delivered a big win, one that BJP can display for decades to come, and has not invited controversies.
File photos of Smriti Irani and Rahul Gandhi | PTI & ANI

Smriti Irani hits out at ‘Gyani Baba’ Rahul Gandhi after his white paper on Covid management

Rahul Gandhi released a white paper Tuesday on Modi govt's 'disastrous' Covid management, saying purpose was not to criticise but to help country prepare for possible third wave.
Parliament House | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Lok Sabha passes Juvenile Justice Amendment bill that widens ambit of ‘serious offences’

Bill makes offences with punishments ranging from 3 to 7 years as cognisable from non-cognisable — meaning a juvenile accused of such offences can be arrested without a warrant.

Mamata Banerjee falsely claiming credit for PM Modi’s central schemes, says Smriti Irani

Taking a dig at TMC's poll slogan 'Bangla Nijer Meyeke Chai', Irani wondered if the people would want the return of a regime that unleashes political violence on people of the state.
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Cabinet approves amendments to Juvenile Justice Act, empowers DMs to issue adoption orders

Union Minister Smriti Irani also announced that certain crimes by children will not fall under ‘heinous’ category, thus ensuring that they are not tried in adult courts.
Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani addressing the Kisan Samvad program at Shahanshahpur, in Varanasi on 3 October, 2020 | ANI

Smriti Irani dares Rahul Gandhi to take out money from Gujarat traders dealing in Assam tea

Irani was referring to the Congress leader's remarks at a poll rally in which he spoke about hiking the daily wage of Assam tea workers by making tea garden owners from Gujarat pay.
Union minister Smriti Irani with husband Zubin at Amethi in April 2019 | ANI

In 2014, Smriti Irani told she’d be shot in Amethi, husband devised plan to save her — book

In 'Amethi Sangram: Aitihasik Jeet Ankahi Dastan', journalist Anant Vijay details BJP leader Smriti Irani's campaign in Gandhi pocket borough she succeeded in snatching from Congress.  
Representational image of an industrial estate in West Bengal | Photo: Commons

Let industries buy land directly from farmers, Smriti Irani-led GoM suggests to states

Group of Ministers on manufacturing flags need to shorten land acquisition process for industries, but clarifies they’ll still need to seek permission.
A worker wearing a protective mask operates a tape cutting machine at a factory in Haryana on 20 April | Bloomberg Photo

Taskforce under PM, zero paperwork, policy certainty — GoM’s tips to boost manufacturing

The Group of Ministers also recommends building a brand ‘Credible India’ by avoiding arbitrary policy making at central, state and district levels.

From Smriti Irani to Ravi Shankar Prasad — Modi’s ‘TV’ cabinet fought Opposition well

News channels found the Opposition, middlemen, Khalistanis and other miscreants responsible for farmers’ protests.

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The Finance Ministry at North Block in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
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RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.

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‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.
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