What is NPR: Everything you need to know about the Census and National Population Register update

NPR: It’s a register of usual residents of the country. It is mandatory for every usual resident of India to register in the NPR. It includes both Indian citizens as well as a foreign citizen. Union Cabinet on Tuesday announced that it has allocated around…

India in midst of significant economic slowdown, Says IMF, Calls for ‘Urgent’ Action

IMF in its annual review said declining consumption and investment accompanied by falling tax revenue have arrested India’s GDP growth, which was one of the fastest in the world just a year ago. India’s government must take steps quickly to reverse the economic slowdown of…

FASTags Are Now Mandatory From January 15: Everything you need to know

FASTags will become mandatory for all vehicles, private and commercial, from January 15, 2020. These are currently issued by 22 certified banks through various channels such as Point-of-Sale (POS) at National Highway toll plazas and bank branches. If you are one of those people who…

‘BJP using Citizenship Act, NRC to divert attention from economy,’ says Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar said, “Eight states in total including Bihar which as a BJP alliance government, have announced that they won’t implement NRC. I think it would be appropriate for the Maharashtra government to take a similar stance.” The Centre is using the Citizenship Amendment Act…

India pitches for H-1B visa holders during 2+2 dialogue

India-US 2+2 Dialogue: “We take great pride in the achievements of Indians and Indian-Americans in the United States and their contribution to American society, economy, and polity,” S Jaishankar said. Pitching strongly for H-1B visa holders, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday reiterated the…

Citizenship Act LIVE: SC issues notice to Centre on 60 petitions, will take up case in Jan

In a brief hearing this morning, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde declined to stay implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act At the first hearing on petitions challenging the citizenship law, the Supreme Court on Wednesday…

What is Citizenship Amendment Act law and why people are protesting against it

Protests over a new citizenship law based on religion have spread across India, causing division, conflict, and chaos across the country, but what’s the new law about, and why is it causing controversy? What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Act? This bill that now has become…