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Electoral Bonds: Supreme Court says SBI ‘selective’, orders bank to reveal all details

The Supreme Court on Monday rebuked the State Bank of India (SBI) saying the bank cannot be ‘selective’ in its approach while divulging data related to the now-scrapped Electoral Bonds scheme. The bank has been ordered to disclose all information on electoral bonds by Thursday 21st March. The bank has been instructed by the apex...
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Election Report Card: Promises vs Achievements under ‘Nation First’

Election is a very important tool in democracy. It is through election that citizens of a nation choose their representatives and select their leaders. Political leaders represent different political parties which work for various goals. In the general election held in 2014, the BJP-led NDA secured 282 seats and formed the government, making Narendra Modi...

Birla, Bajaj, Piramal, Mahindra, Jindal, Mittal, Goenka and Vedanta among Electoral Bonds donors

Vedanta Ltd., Jindal Group, Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Finance, Piramal Enterprises, Ultratech Cement and Grasim Industries (Aditya Birla Group), Lakshmi Mittal, Sun Pharma, Cipla, Torrent Power, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, Bharti Airtel, Mahindra and Mahindra, ITC, PVR and DLF Commercial Developers are some of the top names featuring on the list of donors to political parties...

Government implements Citizenship (Amendment) Act, what is CAA and why is it facing criticism

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government announced the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 or CAA on 11th March 2024 ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections. The CAA amends the Citizenship Act of 1955 to provide Indian citizenship to migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who belong to Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Parsi, Buddhist, and...

PM Modi inaugurates India’s first underwater Metro Rail service in Kolkata

As a landmark in India’s infrastructural development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first underwater Metro Service in Kolkata, West Bengal on Wednesday. Post inauguration, the PM enjoyed a Metro ride from Esplanade to Howrah Maidan accompanied by school students. He also interacted with Metro railway staff during the train ride. During his visit to...

Top 10 companies for CSR in Healthcare in India 2023 

Healthcare is a costly affair in our country in the present day. A couple of days spent at any good private hospital and you can be handed over a bill amounting more than Rs 1 lakh. But does that mean the underprivileged marginalised population living in remote rural areas will not get access to...
Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day 2024: Colourful festivals of the state

Popularly known as the land of 'Dawn-lit mountains' Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful States located in the North-Eastern part of India. It is a treasure trove of natural marvels, which makes it a preferred travel destination especially for those who love nature. Tawang, Ziro Valley, Roing, Sela Pass, Namdapha National Park, Bomdila,...

Chennai Police’s initiative for students’ safety, Jharkhand Police takes kids on city tour  

The Greater Chennai Traffic Police (GCTP) has come up with an initiative called ‘School Safety Zone programme’ with an aim to enhance students’ safety while commuting. The initiative unveiled last week is aimed at creating a pool of traffic volunteers in every school. Sandeep Rai Rathore, Commissioner of Police, GCP, inaugurated the scheme on...

Safer Internet Day: Why parents need to monitor online activities of children

Children these days are exposed to anything and everything online. Children not only use the internet to attend online classes and access educational content, they also perform activities like watching reels, cartoons and OTT content, online shopping, playing games online and even perform monetary transactions using their parents details.  As a result of which, they...

How Sumon Dey is facilitating healthcare for elderly residents in West Bengal’s Dankuni

Life is not easy if you are aged, if you are ailing, if you are helpless and have nobody to take care of. It would be great to have someone to accompany you to the hospital, to have someone to accompany you to the medical store or buy your medicines and groceries. However, the...

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes on his death anniversary

“Here is a mantra, a short one that I give you. You may imprint it on your hearts and let every breath of yours give expression to it. The mantra is: ‘Do or Die’. We shall either free India or die in the attempt; we shall not live to see the perpetuation of our...

Indian Newspaper Day: Newspapers which played an important role in India’s freedom movement

The history of India’s freedom movement during the colonial regime will be incomplete if the role of vernacular press is not mentioned. Newspapers were a major tool for national awakening against colonial rule and a mouthpiece of protest against imperial injustices. These newspapers played a crucial role in influencing the masses, updating them about...

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