The article reasons that by agreeing to partition, congress leaders such as Jawahar Lal Nehru and Vallabh Bhai Patel made India strong and united.
Historical evidence based on impartial scholarship demonstrates that had the Congress Party not accepted the Partition plan, India today would have been a weak state and a divided polity barely able to keep itself together and constantly teetering on the brink of collapse. The Congress did a favour to the country by accepting its division in order to save it from collapse or dismemberment.
The Central govt has said that an IndoU.S. trade deal has been delayed but is not “stuck”.
The Centre on Wednesday approved the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural), focussing on sustainability of ODF and management of solid and liquid waste.
SBM-G Phase-II will be implemented in a mission mode with a total estimated budgeted financial implication of Rs 52,497 crore for the period from 2020-21 to 2024-25 including the Central and state shares.
The Union Budget for 2020-21 had allocated Rs. 9,994 crore for the first year of the mission’s Phase II. The scheme will be implemented by the States, with a fund sharing pattern of 60:40 between the Centre and the States. In the northeastern and Himalayan states, the Central share will be 90%.
The Union Cabinet has given its approval to set up the 22nd Law Commission. The Law Ministry will now notify the new panel, which will have a threeyear term. Apart from a fulltime
chairperson, the commission will have four fulltime members, including a membersecretary.
The Law and Legislative Secretaries in the Law Ministry will be exofficio members of the commission.
A retired Supreme Court judge or Chief Justice of a High Court will head the commission.
Originally formed in 1955, the Law Commission is reconstituted every three years
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, 2020 to monitor medical procedures used to assist people to achieve pregnancy.
The article highlights why trade with US matters to India and the main sticking points in the proposed Trade agreement
The Union Cabinet has approved the revamp of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and the Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme.
The Centre has almost halved its contribution to its own ﬂagship crop insurance
schemes, slashing its share of the premium subsidy from the current 50% to just 25% in irrigated areas and 30% for unirrigated areas from the kharif season of 2020. Currently, the
Centre and State split the balance of the premium equally. However, the revamp now reduces the burden on the Centre and increases the share of States.
Further, enrolment in the two schemes has also been made voluntary for all farmers, including those with existing crop loans. Earlier it was compulsory for the loanee farmers.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the Narendra Modi government was in denial of the economic slowdown and its target of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25was “wishful thinking”.
An InterMinisterial Central Team, visiting the locust affected areas in Rajasthan, has taken stock of damage caused by insects to the crops in Jodhpur and Bikaner divisions.
The team members inspected the damaged wheat, gram, castor, taramira, cumin and isabgol crops in Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jalore and Jodhpur districts.
The tropical grasshoppers emerged in January 2019 from Sudan and Eritrea on Africa’s Red Sea Coast and travelled through Saudi Arabia and Iran to enter Pakistan, where they invaded the cotton producing belt of Sindh province. The swarms of locusts then entered the Thar desert, damaging the crops in western Rajasthan and northern Gujarat.
The article highlights that there is need for India to increase its stock of state of art weapons. It ststes that what is needed is adequate reflection and a cost benefit analysis to ensure that the amount expended are in tune with our strategic requirements