Shyamlal Yadav

Articles By Shyamlal Yadav

Quota at top: State-run banks and PSUs fare much better than Govt

There’s a glimmer when it comes to major public sector banks and undertakings, with banks based in the south leading the way in ensuring reservation benefits, according to data obtained by The Indian Express under the RTI Act.

Reservation candidates are under-represented in Govt’s upper rungs

This assumes significance at a time when the government has just enacted a Constitutional amendment earmarking 10 per cent quota for the poor among those who are not beneficiaries of reservation: 15 per cent for SCs, 7.5 per cent for STs and 27 per cent for OBCs.

Hindi must be made mandatory till Class 8, says new policy draft

Sources said the committee handed over its report to the HRD Ministry last month before its tenure ended on December 31, 2018.

In new UPSC civil service recruits, dip in those taking exams in Hindi

While students took the CSE in Hindi accounted for nearly 17% in 2013, it stood at 2.11% in 2014, 4.28% in 2015, 3.45% in 2016, 4.06% in 2017. And of the 2018 recruits who finished the 15-week foundation course last month, 2.16% took the CSE in Hindi.

NDA Ministers’ foreign trip bill dips each year over last 4 years

Responding to an RTI application, the Pay & Accounts Office, Cabinet Affairs, stated that Rs 225.30 crore was spent on official foreign trips by the Cabinet Ministers and Rs 13.75 crore on Ministers of State from April 1, 2014, till March 31, 2018.

Elections 2018: In three states, NOTA votes follow a pattern — high in tribal seats

This analysis shows that the NOTA vote count was much higher in reserved seats than in general ones.

Ram temple in Ayodhya: What VHP, RSS wanted, what BJP promised

From the beginning of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, the RSS and the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) have held the view that building a Ram temple in Ayodhya is a matter of faith and not one for courts.

Jobs, admissions: 97% of Central OBC quota benefits go to just under 25% of its castes

As many as 983 OBC communities — 37 per cent of the total — have zero representation which means not a single job, not a single seat.

UGC revamps system to weed out dodgy research paper shops

In a series of investigative reports in July, The Indian Express reported on how over 300 “predatory” publishers bring out journals that claim to be international and publish papers for a “charge” ranging from $30-$1,800 per piece.

Ayodhya, Faizabad: a history of two cities, the politics of renaming a district

A look at the political significance of Faizabad/Ayodhya, and how these names have been used in history.

Overseas Indians contributed less than 2 per cent to Clean Ganga Fund, 86 per cent from govt entities

The CGF was cleared by the Union Cabinet on September 24, 2014, and constituted in January 2015. It is managed by the National Mission for Clean Ganga under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

Patel Bhawan now only NSC Sectt, CCS clears relocation of others

A part of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj has already shifted to Jeevan Prakash Building on Kasturba Gandhi Marg and officials have started working from there.

Explained: What’s in Allahabad’s name

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath wants to rename it Prayagraj. The historical context.

Jawan fund corpus under Rs 10 crore, just Rs 5 lakh from overseas donors

In response to an application filed by The Indian Express under the Right to Information Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs Monday said a total of Rs 16.75 crore (Rs 167568690) has been contributed so far by private persons/private organisations/ NGOs in Bharat Ke Veer.

Shujaat Bukhari killing: PCI sub-panel wants special law to protect J&K journalists

Taking note of the prevailing fear psychosis among the journalists working in the Valley, the sub-committee recommended that media houses should supply dress/jackets to working journalists with ‘press’ embossed on it.

BJP, Congress, Shiv Sena, NCP leaders head co-op banks that swapped most cash during demonetisation

Demonetisation: The 370 DCCBs in the country exchanged old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 worth Rs 22,270 crore from November 10 to December 31, 2016, of which 18.82 per cent (Rs 4,191.39 crore) was processed by the top ten.

New Ganga clean-up law plans armed force, prison terms & fines

The Bill calls for a National Ganga Council and a National Ganga Rejuvenation Authority to enforce the law and protect the river which flows over 2500 km.

Simply Put: Journey of the MPs’ Code

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has sought a consensus on a Code of Conduct for MPs and MLAs. This has been a longstanding concern — progress has been slow and uneven, however.

Fake science, part III: Behind locked doors, Mandsaur is home to research paper shops

An investigation by The Indian Express has revealed that the Mandsaur business revolves around over 100 journals covering science to management, a few names and many locked houses.

Fake Science, Part III: Energy cure, God university get prime space for money

The Indian Express accessed over 90 articles published by Trivedi and found similar claims in all. He also claims to have developed “Trivedi Water”, which is listed on Amazon but is “currently unavailable”.