Would the new farm legislation harm farmer interest, end the MSP-based procurement regime and benefit corporates? Or, would these give farmers freedom to trade across states, double their income, bring prosperity? The jury is out.
The Centre on Friday asked the Supreme Court to extend the July 31st deadline for Assam draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), saying there have been wrongful inclusions in areas bordering Bangladesh.
Some of the important figures in Union Budget for 2019-20 would seem a little too ambitious if one takes a close look at two sets of budgetary figures available at present for Union Government’s finances for the year 2018-19, which ended on 31st of March this year.
Invoking rule 56(j) of the Fundamental Rules, the government has sacked Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs officers, some of whom were already under suspension, according to a Finance Ministry order.
Based on the analysis of the first year of Pradhan Mantri - Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), popularly known as “Modicare”, researchers at the Washington DC-based Centre for Global Development (CGD), said the overall effort has been positive, but have also highlighted challenges and several potential pitfalls related to cost and quality, that could derail the scheme's progress.
After multiple postponements of the oath ceremony on Monday, the day when his predecessor Manohar Parrikar was cremated with state honours, Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the CM by Goa governor Mridula Sinha.