UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has awarded Prime Minister Narendra Modi the country’s highest civilian award, ‘the Order of Zayed’, its crown prince Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced on April 4, a decision that has given rise to speculation PM Modi could travel to the gulf emirate soon.
Electoral bonds have been introduced to promote transparency in funding and donation received by political parties, the government told the Supreme Court on Thursday.
Good people opt out of becoming judges for fear that negative things, right or wrong, about them will come out into the public domain, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi observed on Thursday.
Freedom must be foregrounded, and each person enabled to contribute her best to it
As India goes to polls, candidates of all political affiliations should make a commitment to ensure accountability in public service, to protect religious minorities and other marginalised communities, and defend the rights of those most vulnerable. They should also uphold freedoms of expression, association and assembly, and recognise that by welcoming criticism and dissent they can make better informed decisions.
The monetary policy committee of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the second consecutive time cut the benchmark lending rate by 25 basis points to 6% on Thursday. It cited concerns over growth as it lowered the GDP forecast to 7.2% for the current financial year from 7.4% projected in the February policy.
RBI’s reduction in benchmark rates is an acknowledgement of a slowdown in growth
India must take up more forcefully the case against weaponisation of outer space
With the Congress promising through the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) scheme ₹6,000 every month to the poorest 20% of households if voted to power, Mahendra Dev and Pronab Sen talk of the importance and problems of direct cash transfers.
The proposal to link small floating rate loans with an external benchmark for improving monetary transmission seems to have taken a back seat, with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deciding to hold further consultation with stakeholders before implementing such a scheme.
With the Supreme Court quashing the February 12 circular of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on stressed asset resolution, its governor Shaktikanta Das said on Thursday that the the central bank would come up with revised norms.
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das explains the rationale behind 25 bps (basis points) rate cut and responds to a host of questions during the post monetary policy media interaction