Must Read News Articles-July 22nd 2019



Centre’s decision to bring amendments to RTI Act draws criticism from activists

Activists and former information commissioners have hit out at the Centre’s move to amend the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

NITI Aayog health index suffers from skew

An analysis of the NITI Aayog’s ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’ report released on June 25 shows that the usage of estimated figures in place of reported numbers, to calculate certain health indicators, has adversely impacted the final index score of certain States

60.14%turnout of service voters, says EC

Having sent postal ballots to service voters electronically for the first time in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission of India 

The tremor of unwelcome amendments to the RTI Act

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill is a twin attack on accountability and the idea of federalism


Govt to roll out big push for infrastructure

An Annual Global Investors Summit is to be organised later this year, with the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) anchoring the event.

Revamp of Army headquarters to get under way by month end

The Army’s attempt at major restructuring will begin with the draft government sanction letter (GSL) for reorganisation of the Army Headquarters (AHQ) expected by July-end

Moon mission to try landing on Sept 7

The loss of a week due to the aborted launch of India’s second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, on July 15 has not hampered the mission’s targeted landing date on the moon’s South Pole

Lucknow to host DefExpo next year

Lucknow will host the 11th biennial edition of DefExpo from February 5 to 8, 2020

Facial recognition is an invasive and inefficient tool

The Ministry of Home Affairs recently proposed The Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS). Use of facial recognition technology in law enforcement can have disastrous consequences.

Sucking up surplus: SEBI needs financial autonomy to remain effective

A regulatory agency that is at the government’s mercy to run its financial and administrative operations cannot be expected to be independent

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