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GS 2 A.P., West Bengal withdraw ‘general consent’ for CBI investigations Andhra Pradesh on Friday withdrew the “general consent” granted to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), effectively curtailing the agency’s powers in the State without prior permission. Maternity leave: govt. for incentive scheme In a bid to encourage employers, especially in the private sector, to implement the extended 26-week maternity leave law, the Labour Ministry plans to refund them for seven weeks’ worth of wages for women workers with a wage ceiling up to ₹ 15,000 per month. Unnecessary, destabilising and expensive The pursuit of nuclear-armed submarines reflects a security assessment that is becoming increasingly irrelevant A crippling shortage Lower courts, performing critical functions, must not be bogged down by vacancies India’s Act East policy can meet OBOR: Chinese envoy India’s Act East policy and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (One Belt One Road or OBOR) are a “natural” area of cooperation between the two countries, said China’s Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui SBI sells over ₹400 cr. electoral bonds Ten-day Oct. window saw a spike from the ₹32-cr. worth bonds sold in July tranche, reveals RTI reply GS 3 Getting the economy back on track It is important to understand the myth and reality of the current economic situation in order to map the road ahead