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Former chief statistician T C A Anant Monday assumed charge as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts the prestigious civil services examination to select the country’s bureaucrats, diplomats, and police officers among others, as per an official statement. He was administered the oath of office by UPSC chairman Arvind Saxena, …

Narendra Modi in Madhya Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the passage of the Constitutional (124th Amendment) Bill “a victory for social justice”. The Rajya Sabha today passed the constitutional amendment bill to give 10 percent reservation in education and government jobs for ‘economically weak’ people across castes and religions. Soon after the passage of the bill, the Prime Minister said that he is glad …

In Kashmir’s Shopian, the place worst hit by turmoil and violence, the Sofi family is celebrating the success of their daughter in Class 10 board exams. The girl, IfraSheraz, has secured a near best score of 99 percent in Jammu and Kashmir state board exams. But unabated violence and constant fear have taken a toll …

The new government in Rajasthan had its first cabinet meeting today where revision of particular textbooks and syllabus was discussed among other issues. The government will try to undo what the “saffronisation of education”, the education minister said. Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara told, “A committee of historians and educationists will review changes in the …

Former Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha on Wednesday claimed that his 25-point charter of demands for educational reforms, which he had deposited to the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, would be implemented if the opposition Grand Alliance was voted to power in the state. The charter, which Mr. Kushwaha …

Regarding NITI Aayog’s recommendation on revising age limit for civil services exam, which made a stir among aspirants last week, the government said that there is no such proposal under contemplation. “There is no move on the part of the government to alter the age criteria of eligibility to give civil service examination, therefore, all …

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Civil Aviation have announced a student competition to exhibit products/ concepts/ innovative ideas on aerospace technologies at Aero India 2019. Aero India 2019 will be held from February 20 to February 24, 2019. This is the pioneer time that a ‘Student Pavilion’ will be …

India's Most Powerful Satellite,

Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO’s GSAT-11 satellite also called the “Big Bird ” was successfully launched into space today from the French spaceport of Kourou in South America. The satellite, launched at 2.07 am (IST), will help grant satellite-based internet to remote places where cable-based internet cannot reach. The satellite, weighing 5,854 kg, is …

ABVP, You Can Do Better

After high-rated drama late on Monday in which poll strategist-turned-Janata Dal-Secular leader Prashant Kishor was attacked by activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), it’s official. It is BJP versus Nitish Kumar’s top aide in the Patna University students’ body elections. The ABVP is a student group linked to the BJP. Prashant Kishor was …

In Telangana, A 2 Percent Swing Could Be Key

Telangana, India’s youngest state, goes to polls next week following a tight contest. Data shows the result may depend on just a 2 percent vote swing. The Congress and Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party have grouped up to take on Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who is seeking a second term. KCR, as Mr. Rao …

J&J faulty hip implants

The Supreme Court Monday granted one week’s time to the government’s expert panel to submit its answer on faulty hip implants marketed and sold by pharma major Johnson & Johnson. The direction from the major court came on a PIL filed by Delhi-based Arun Kumar Goenka, seeking probe into these faulty implants and also demanding …

Donald Trump to terminate NAFTA for a new trade deal will notify Congress soon

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will give official notice to the US Congress in the near future to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving six months for lawmakers to approve a new trade deal signed on Friday. “I will be officially terminating NAFTA shortly,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force …