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Tech-giant Google recognises success of India’s UPI, recommends US Federal Reserve to implement similar model

Tech-giant Google has recommended that the US Federal Reserve implement a real-time payments platform similar to India's UPI.

Rajasthan: Camp organised in Jaisalmer to help refugees from Pakistan to avail Indian citizenship, 15 refugees complete process

Jaisalmer district administration has organised a camp on Friday to help refugees from Pakistan to avail the citizenship of India
Curfew in NE states, internet services shut, AASU calls for hunger strike

CAB protests: Curfew lifted for 5 hours in Dibrugarh, AASU calls for hunger strike in Guwahati

Following the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill and subsequent protests in the North-Eastern region, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday tried to assure people that the Citizenship Act will not hamper the spirit and interests of the region.

Focus on protecting your own minorities rather than compulsively issue statements: MEA schools Imran Khan on CAB

Pointing to Pakistan’s “draconian blasphemy laws”, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar asked Imran Khan to pay more attention to this issue
MEA has stated that the government's statement over religious persecution was about the incidents that had happened during previous regime and relationships with the current regime are strong as ever

Cancellation of the Bangladesh FM’s visit and the passage of the CAB should not be linked: Read MEA response

The Ministry of External Affairs has refuted claims made by sections of media and clarified that cancellation of Bangladesh Foreign Minister's official trip to India is not connected to the ongoing events in India, especially Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Indian Union Muslim League represented by Kapil Sibal move SC against Citizenship Amendment Bill, seek to declare it ‘illegal’

Indian Union Muslim League represented by Kapil Sibal move SC against Citizenship Amendment Bill, seek to declare it ‘illegal’

The Indian Union Muslim League moved the Supreme Court to challenge the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019
PM Modi says the government is committed to uphold the guidelines under the clause 6 of the Assam Accord

Prime Minister Modi vows to safeguard Clause 6 of Assam Accord: Read its significance amidst CAB debate

PM Modi assures that Clause 6 of the Assam Accord will be upheld. The BJP has been insisting that the CAB will not impact the state negatively.

Maharashtra: Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway to be renamed after Balasaheb Thackeray, was earlier to be named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The previous government, led by BJP had planned to name the Mumbai Nagpur expressway after late Atal Bihari Vajpayee and had even submitted the proposal for the same to then chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. 
Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

The historic Citizenship Amendment Bill passed by the Rajya Sabha with 125 Ayes and 105 Noes

The Citizenship Amendment Bill has been passed in the Rajya Sabha after being passed in Lok Sabha yesterday

566 Muslims given Indian Citizenship under Modi government: Amit Shah informs Rajya Sabha during CAB debate

Amit Shah revealed that the Modi-led govt has provided citizenship to 566 Muslims since it came to power in 2014.
227 foreigners in Assam deported to their country of origin in 2019

227 foreigners from Assam deported to their country of origin in 2019: Minister Nityanand Rai in Lok Sabha

MoS Home Nityanand Rai responded to the question on detentions and deportations in the Zero Hour of Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Citizenship Amendment Bill: Legalise business, marriage, children of refugees

Will legalise business, marriage and children of refugees staying in India: Amit Shah lists benefits under CAB

Amit Shah tabled the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in the upper house of the parliament today
Citizenship Amendment Bill

Citizenship Amendment Bill – Myths and lies propagated against it, and the facts

Several myths have been propagated against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which are completely baseless
Amit Shah slams Congress. Asserts PoK and Aksai Chin belong to India

CAB necessary because Congress divided country on basis of religion, does not violate Constitution: Amit Shah

The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) was tabled in the parliament by Amit Shah that led to a massive debate and uproar.
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Several govt job examinations have seen higher cut-off mark for OBCs compared to general category, here are the reasons

In several competitive exams, cut-off mark for OBC category candidates was more than the cut-off for general category

Proposal in favour of introduction of Citizenship Amendment Bill passes in Lok Sabha with 293 Ayes and 82 Noes

The Lok Sabha has voted in favour of the introduction of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the parliament. 

Yogi Adityanath government decides to set up 218 fast track courts to hear rape cases and those of crimes against children

The UP cabinet has already passed the order to set up these fast track courts
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Mumbai Mirror tries to garner sympathy for officials being investigated for corruption in the production of Vande Bharat train

There have been serious allegations of irregularities in Vande Bharat production at ICF

Delhi: PM Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to kin of 43 killed in Anaj mandi fire, Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured

More than 43 people have lost their lives and over 56 people have been injured in the Delhi fire
Opposition leaders attack PM Modi for referring Hindu words ‘Om’ and ‘Gau’ in his speech

PM Modi says 400 Eklavya Model residential schools will be built for tribals by 2022, explains facilities, why dropout rates decreasing

Modi govt has decided to build 400 Eklavya Model schools for tribal children across the country in the next three years

Statue of Unity gets 50% more visitors on average, 100% more on weekends compared to 133-year-old Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Unity, which stands at 182 meters tall, is the world’s tallest statue, twice the size of the Statue of Liberty.

Can’t form a nation by creating website: MEA confirms cancellation of Nityananda’s passport, comments on his bizarre claims

The rape-accused Swami Nityananda on his website claimed to have formed a new nation of his own called 'Kailaasa'

Abduction and false charges against Balochistan women will strengthen the Baloch resistance movement

On the 29th of November, news broke out from the war-torn region of Awaran Balochistan, that Pakistani paramilitary forces have forcefully abducted two Baloch women along with their male family members.
Retired IPS officer K Vijay Kumar appointed as advisor to MOH for matters of Jammu and Kashmir and LWE

Veerappan encounter hero, retired IPS officer K Vijay Kumar to be senior security advisor in Home Ministry

In 2004, Kumar as the chief of the Special Task Force had launched 'Operation Cocoon' to nab or kill sandalwood smuggler Veerappan in Tamil Nadu. The success of the operation that ended with the killing of Veerappan made him a household name in Tamil Nadu. 

Explained: How Citizenship Amendment Bill embraces the history of India

The Union Cabinet has now approved the Citizenship Amendment Bill. We can now expect the Bill to be placed before both houses of Parliament shortly.
The central govt will table the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the next few days

Citizenship Amendment Bill to be tabled this session, HM Amit Shah holds last round of meetings

The BJP on Tuesday has informed all its MPs to be present in the house in the coming days and said the Bill is as important as the law that abrogated controversial Article 370.
Govt has declassified all documents related to Subhash Chandra Bose and Azad Hind Fauj

Modi government declassifies all documents related to Netaji Subhash Bose and Azad Hind Fauj

A total of 304 declassified records and files have been transferred to the National Archives of India by the Prime Minister’s Office, Cabinet Secretariat, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of External Affairs for permanent retention.

Huffington Post report on Electoral Bonds: Unlimited sensationalism with little to no sense

There are several bizarre surmises in the Huffington Post series on Electoral Bonds that make no sense whatsoever

Shiv Sena agrees to uphold ‘secular values’, work for ‘minorities’ in Maharashtra: Read details of Common Minimum Program

The Preamble of the CMP says that the alliance of Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP are committed to upholding the "secular values" of the Constitution.

Uttarakhand: Hindu minister to head Char Dham management board if chief minister of the state is a Muslim

Char Dham shrines and other temples to be managed on the lines of Vaishno Devi and Tirupati Balaji temples

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