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