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The economics of Targeted Basic Income for India

The way forward for India: Targeted Basic Income

The choice of this new policy instrument is very clear, it should come under the Direct Benefit Transfer framework in the form of a Targeted Basic Income.
Fact Check: Here are 4 lies being spread about Modi govt's reservation bill

Here are 4 lies being spread about 10% reservation to the economically backward section of society

The Narendra Modi government, in a historic move, introduced the 124th constitutional amendment that paved the way for 10% reservation to economically backward people.

10% reservation for the poor: Contrary to claims, here is why it might not encroach on the 50% reservation cap

The current 10% reservation introduced by Modi govt, granted by the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill would not breach the 50% reservation limit set by the Indra Sawhney judgement

Modi governmet to set up hostels for Northeastern students in various cities

A Northeast Hostel for Girl Students is ready for inauguration at the Bangalore University campus and an exclusive Northeast Hostel is under construction at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi.
Ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Poonch, 2 persons abducted, 1 killed by terrorists

Kashmir: Government’s zero tolerance policy towards terrorism led to 253 terrorists being eliminated in 2018

As per reports about 300 terrorists are active in the valley who get support from some locals too.

World Bank says India to retain status as fastest growing economy, 7.5% growth predicted for 2019

India's GDP is expected to grow at a rate of 7.5% in the 2019-20 financial year.
Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes the 124th Constitution amendment bill providing 10% reservation to economically weaker sections

The bill will be presented in the Rajya Sabha on 9th January 2019, where the ruling 2019 does not enjoy a majority.
A classroom in IIM-Calcutta

10% seats in educational institutions to be increased to accommodate the reservation for economically weaker section

The union government has introduced a bill to provide a 10% reservation to the economically weaker section from all communities

40% of 700 ongoing National Highway projects completed in 4 years

More than 300 projects were identified to have been completed by 2019.
File photo of demand for ST status in Assam

Union government approves granting of ST status to 6 OBC communities in Assam

The six communities in Assam are demanding ST status for a long time

Reservation for the poor: Promised by Congress in 3 election manifestos, delivered by the Modi government

The Modi government is set to announce a 10% reservation for the economically backward

Owaisi wants Muslims to have right to divorce if spouse gets leprosy, opposes government bill in Lok Sabha

Owaisi asked the government to not 'interfere in Muslim Personal Law'

‘Journalists’ of the Congress ecosystem raise a stink about Modi govt’s 10% reservation for the poor

The 10% reservation which was approved by the PM Narendra Modi led Union cabinet today will not disturb the existing 50 per cent reservation
PM Modi changes narrative: Opposition does self goal while opposing Modi govt's 10% reservation for economically backward

Anti-Modi front proceeds to commit political suicide with their opposition to 10% reservation for economically backward

Today, several reports have suggested that the Modi government is all set to approve a 10% reservation for the economically backward sections of the society.

98.38 lakh employees benefited through Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana was launched in August 2016 to incentivise establishments for employment generation
AGP president Atul Bora, Assam CM Sarbandanda Sonowal, and BPF chief Hagrama Mohiary

Here is why AGP breaking away from NDA in Assam, which won’t hurt BJP’s prospects in the state

AGP and many other organisations believe that the Citizenship Amendment Bill will be a big threat to the cultural and linguistic identity of the state
PM Modi tears into the Congress for NPA mess, accused it of facilitating 'underground loot'

A potential political masterstroke? Union Cabinet approves 10% reservations for economically weaker sections: Reports

As per reports, the Union Cabinet has approved 10% reservations for the economically weaker sections
Patna roads paintings

Patna roads get a makeover: Mithila and other art forms adorn the streets of the historical city

Various historical and religious events are depicted on the walls of Patna streets.

In a first, Central Govt planning to provide banking facilities to sex workers and human trafficking survivors

Economic exclusion of these sex workers from government and other formal financial institutions is both a cause and an effect of their occupation

Facts, No fiction: Moving towards education vouchers for India’s public schooling system

The critical role of education not only makes it desirable for education to be affordable, especially in India, but also requires a decent quality of the education being provided to students.

‘Farmers are considered as a mere vote bank by Congress’: PM Modi in Jharkhand

PM Modi alleged that Congress policy of granting loan waiver hides their years of inefficiency which compelled a farmer to borrow loans

Punjab: Days after Congress leaders boasted of clearing farm loans, farmer commits suicide in Bathinda

Nachhatar was reportedly under severe mental stress over his outstanding loan and hence consumed poison in his fields.

WHO Director General lauds visionary leadership of PM Modi as first 100 days of Ayushman Bharat benefits 7 lakh people

WHO Direct-General praised PM Modi and Health Minister J P Nadda for their visionary leadership which helped seven lakh people avail benefits from Ayushman Bharat in the first 100 days of its launch

Who uses a library? Trump mocks India’s investments in Afghanistan, faces flak

Trump also went ahead to state that Russia used to be the Soviet Union, Afghanistan made it Russia because they went bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan.

Congress alienated the people of Jammu and Kashmir by subverting democracy to stay in power: Arun Jaitley

Congress created barriers between the people of Jammu and Kashmir and great leaders like Shyama Prasad Mukherjee even laid his life to prevent it, said Jaitley with reference to provisions like Article 370.

The Narendra Modi government: A government that delivers

The year 2019 has started with Prime Minister Modi setting the record straight; this government is a government that delivers- and it delivered a lot over the last 4 years

UP government to impose a 0.5 percent ‘Gau Kalyan cess’ for the construction and maintenance of cow shelters

The government has also decided that mandi cess will be increased from 1 per cent to 2 per cent to support the cow protection and welfare scheme.

UPI saw the highest number of transactions worth Rs 1 trillion in December 2018, reports NPCI

In the last year, the monthly UPI transaction volume has gone up by more than 2,000 per cent, according to NPCI data.
Modi addressed a rally in Jalpaiguri, WB

100 days of Ayushman Bharat: 6.85 lakh patients availed free treatment so far

Around 5.1 lakh claims have been availed of the scheme, for which payment has been released.

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