The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is contemplating installing a wooden barricade around the stone chariot inside Vittala Temple complex at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi in Karnataka in a bid to protect it from vandalism.
Vittala Temple is not only among the mostvisited protected monuments at Hampi, but is also the most photographed. Art historians say it reﬂects a high degree of craftsmanship of the temple architecture that reached its zenith under the Vijayanagara rulers who reigned from 14th to 17th century CE.
SC Judge Deepak Gupta has said that a dissenter is not an antinational and holding a contrary view to that of the government does not make one antinational, according to the Supreme Court judge Justice Deepak Gupta.
He said that society will not evolve unless its rules are questioned. Dissent must be encouraged. It is only through discussion that we can strive to run the country better. The govt has no right to stifle a protest unless it turns violent.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has urged the youth to shun negativism and not to encourage violence. He said that youth should academically study all issues, like CAA, ban on triple talaq, and others before forming an opinion.
The article criticize the Justice Arun Mishra’s public praise of PM at a public forum and says that Indian judges must remind themselves constantly of the need to uphold an independent, strong and respected judiciary
The article highlights that India and USA are collaborating on various fronts. They are collaborating on issues ranging from maritime security to international terrorism, and have recently signed a number of agreements, including the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of
Agreement (LEMOA) and the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), to push the levels of strategic collaboration to wider ﬁelds. In the last few years, the U.S. has categorised India as a ‘Ma jor Defense Partner’ and granted it the ‘Strategic Trade Authorisation1’ status.
It mentions that the synergies between the world’s two largest democracies are vast and the visit of Mr. Trump is bound to create new interfaces.
One year after the launch of the Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi, the Centre has revised the farmer income support scheme’s beneﬁciary target down to just under 12 crore from 14crore.
In fact, empirical evidence suggests that saturation level will reach around 10 crore families. So far, almost 8.5 crore farmers have beneﬁted.
A paper published in a recent issue of the peer reviewed, openaccess journal‘Emerging Microbes and Infections’ has cautioned that SARSCoV2, the virus caus ing the COVID19 outbreak, is being shed through multi ple routes, so testing through oral swabs alone
might not be suﬃcient.
“We show that the current strategy for the detection of viral RNA in oral swabs used for 2019nCoV diagnosis is not perfect. The virus may be present in anal swabs or blood of patients when oral swabs detection negative,” the researchers say, indicating the possible gaps in current detection methods.
Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019 has been introduced in the Parliament. The Bill has been referred to a joint parliamentary committee, which is currently engaged in a process of Public consultation.
The PDP Bill has attracted criticism on various grounds such as the exceptions created for the state, the limited checks imposed on state surveillance, and regarding various deﬁciencies in the structures and processes of the proposed Data Protection Authority.
The article argues that the contentious clauses on local data storage in the revised Personal Data Protection Bill need re-examination.
President Donald Trump is on an official visit to India. He has announced that defence deals worth around $3 billion would be signed during his visit. He has also, offered a range of hightech defence equipment to India.
RBI Governor has said that While the Indian banking sector may be slowly turning around on the back of improvement in asset quality, its proﬁtability remains fragile. Banks continue to face challenges like the present crisis in the telecom sector