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For safety of Gaganyaan crew, ISRO will simulate failure with ‘abort missions’
Fri, May 20, 2022

The ISRO chief, S Somanath, pointed out that while the main purpose of the Gaganyaan mission is to demonstrate India’s capability, it is also the first step toward an Indian Space Station in the future.

‘Majority of Indians have not voted for BJP… For the first time, AIMPLB has decided to reach out to leaders of non-Muslim bodies’
Thu, May 19, 2022

'It is very unfortunate that the so-called secular parties have not come out and said anything, in particular in defence of the Places of Worship Act. We are very disappointed by their lack of stance.' Excerpts from an interview with AIMPLB Executive Member Qasim Rasool Ilyas.

Explained: India topped air pollution death toll in 2019, says report
Thu, May 19, 2022

Globally, air pollution alone contributes to 66.7 lakh deaths, according to the report, which updates a previous analysis from 2015.

Dr Charles Dias interview: ‘There has been no such integration… SC/ST quota was given for 10 yrs, see situation even after 70’
Tue, May 17, 2022

Dias says nomination-based representation should be in place 'till community is uplifted', contests govt numbers

NFHS data says Chandigarh has highest number of rich people in India: Find out where your state stands
Thu, May 12, 2022

NFHS 5 has further found that Jains are the richest amongst the religious communities in India, with over 80% of its population falling in the highest wealth quintile and only 1.6% falling in the lowest.

Split verdict disappointing; marriage not substitute to woman’s consent: petitioner AIDWA
Thu, May 12, 2022

Lead Specialist, Gender Justice, at Oxfam India, Amita Pitre, said: “The principle of equality and non-discrimination is important, and it is enshrined in our Constitution. The marital exception clause reduces the woman to a second-class citizen within the marriage and means that she is not equal before law."

89% children between 6-23 months don’t get adequate diet: NFHS
Wed, May 11, 2022

The NFHS report looked at adequate diet for both breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding children till they reached two years.

NFHS-5 data: Total fertility rate dips, sharpest decline among Muslims
Tue, May 10, 2022

In NFHS 5, the country’s overall fertility fell below the replacement level of two children per woman, falling from 2.2 in NFHS 4.

30% women in India subjected to physical, sexual violence: NFHS
Sun, May 08, 2022

Only 14% of women who have experienced physical or sexual violence by anyone have brought the issue up.

Iqbal Singh Lalpura interview: ‘There have never been clashes in India… Shootings etc are a global phenomenon… work of individual psychopaths. What can govt do?’
Sat, May 07, 2022

“Processions should be taken out with permission of police. Police should have detailed information... this is definitely not happening... In some instances, police have been a mute spectator," said NCM chairperson Iqbal Singh Lalpura.

Barring some, underage marriages down in most states: National Family Health Survey
Sat, May 07, 2022

Working women more likely to use modern contraception: Survey

Keen on good ties with Pak but it must end terror, bids to draw global attention to J&K: General Naravane
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

‘China troops along Ladakh LAC up from 8,000 to 60,000; Army can counter PLA’

General Naravane: ‘Continuing to engage in a positive atmosphere (with China)… sure it will lead to resolving differences’
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

During General Naravane's 28-month tenure as Chief of the Army Staff, some momentous events took place including the standoff with China in Ladakh, the Covid pandemic, ceasefire with Pakistan and removal of AFSPA from some districts in states of the North-East.

Has challenged Lhukhosei Zou’s acquittal in drug case, Manipur govt tells SC
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

The government submitted this in response to a petition by a civil society collective in Manipur, including an organisation of former drug users that works for the rehabilitation of drug addicts, challenging the acquittal and alleging that the prosecution refused to file an appeal.

No major communal violence in last 7-8 yrs: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to EU team
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

Naqvi also told the delegation that several incidents, which are criminal in nature, have been given a “communal hue” to defame the Prime Minister, and the country, by certain sections as “part of their conspiracy’’, sources said.

A Manipur film tackles sexual identity for first time
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

Laishram, who himself came out as gay in 2019, says the movie is based on the alleged honour killing of a gay youth in Manipur in 2013.

Former CPM leaders, YouTube star in new Haj panel appointees
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

While Munnawari Begum has been with the BJP for over two decades, Mafuja Khatun from Bengal was earlier in the CPM, like BJP national vice-president A P Abdullahkutty

Renowned physicist Ajay Sood appointed new PSA
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

Sood completed his masters degree in Physics from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1972, and went on to do his PhD from IISc, Bengaluru.

Monsoon will be normal this year: IMD forecast
Fri, Apr 15, 2022

While most parts of northern and central India will receive a normal to above normal seasonal rainfall, below normal rainfall is likely over parts of Northeast and Northwest India as well as the southern parts of the Southern peninsula.

Immediately notify pharma effluent norms: NGT to govt
Sat, Apr 09, 2022

It also ordered the shutting down of industries in Himachal Pradesh’s pharmaceutical hub of Baddi that don’t meet central and state pollution board standards.

Forest fires’ frequency, intensity went up in past 2 decades: study
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

The CEEW study also found that Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra are the most prone to high-intensity forest fire events caused by rapid change in climate.

Criminal Procedure Bill: Previous law is outdated, obsolete, Jethmalani counters Chidambaram
Thu, Apr 07, 2022

He said, “I am particularly concerned about detenues because we know the rigors of Emergency. We know what Mr Chidambaram's (Congress) government did in 1975, when they detained thousands of Opposition leaders for petty offences purely on political grounds. Perhaps that part needs a second look.”

Criminal Procedure Bill unconstitutional, against SC verdicts: Chidambaram
Thu, Apr 07, 2022

Chidambaram said the objective of this Bill — “to expand the ambit of powers, to use modern techniques for body measurements and to provide legal sanctions’’ — appear “harmless words’’ but the “harm and mischief lies in these sections’’.

5 Questions: RJD MP Manoj Kumar Jha
Wed, Apr 06, 2022

'The demand that I mooted today is how we can make election manifestos legally binding for political parties – or at least give them some quasi-legal value. I feel Parliament should sit down and all political parties should look at this seriously.'

Check emissions fast or nothing will help after 2030: IPCC report
Tue, Apr 05, 2022

No amount of climate action after 2030 will be good enough to limit the rise in global temperatures within 1.5 degrees Celsius, if the emissions' pathway is not altered significantly in the next few years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said in its latest report.

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