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Draft NEP proposes education from age of three

The draft National Education Policy has recommended an expansion of the Right to Education Act to cover the three years of preschool before Class 1.

All states Union territories can now setup foreign tribunals

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has laid out specific guidelines to detect, detain and deport foreign nationals staying illegally across the country.

Move ED (Enforcement Directorate) under Home ministry

BJP MP from Jharkhand has written to the Prime Minister asking that the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which investigates crimes related to money laundering, be shifted from its current parent Finance Ministry to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

India and Myanmar to hold high level meeting

India and Myanmar will hold a high-level meeting in Imphal on June 11 to bring the two countries closer.

Terrorism is a joint threat: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and asserted that terrorism was a "joint threat" that needed collective and focussed action.

New extradition bill rocks Hong Kong

There has been a huge protest in Hong Kong over the proposed amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, which would allow suspected criminals to be sent to China for trial

US is shooting itself in the foot on GSP

Recently, USA decided to terminate India’s designation as a ‘beneficiary developing country’ under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) effective June 5, 2019. Experts have opined that after targeting China and Mexico, US President has declared a trade war on India.

Is NITI Aayog old wine in a new bottle?

Arun Maira, a member of the erstwhile Planning Commission discusses NITI Aayog’s efficacy and what progress it has made in acquiring capabilities to perform the role of the principal think tank in India.

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ISRO gears up for Chandrayaan-2 mission

The Indian Space Research Organisation has marked mid-July for the take-off of Chandrayaan 2 mission and kept the launch window open from July 9 to 16, 2019.