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In an interview with The Indian Express, Lt. Gen. BS Raju, the army’s vice chief of staff, said the Agnipath program is a “pilot project” that has been “well thought out”, and that if adjustments are needed, they will be carried out after four or five years. He said Agnipath marks a “fundamental shift” in recruitment into the armed forces and there is “a need” for all to “absorb the change”.
🔴 It happened the day the Indian Army kicked off the ball, issue a recruitment notification. Online registration, which is mandatory, will begin in July, he said.
🔴 Meanwhile, sources said the heads of the three services must short Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday on the Agnipath scheme.
🔴 The expert speaks: Arun Prakash writes in an Opinion column, “…a program on the model of Agnipath, appropriately constituted and focused on improving ‘combat effectiveness’ rather than ‘achieving savings” or “job creation”, could have triggered a process of reform. But there are a number of caveats to be considered in this context.”
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From a national co-organizer of Swadeshi Jagran Manch to the head of Vidya Bharati, 24 members with RSS links, some of them serving civil servants, feature in at least 17 of the 25 national discussion groups working on changes in the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for schools, an investigation by the Indian Express found. The revised NCF will serve as the basis for the new NCERT manuals.
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A joint drug controller from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) and the director of a Delhi-based private company have been arrested by the CBI for allegedly exchanging bribes of Rs 4 lakh. The agency claimed that the bribe money was paid to obtain regulatory authorization for an insulin injection manufactured by Biocon Biologics Ltd, a company founded by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.
Among the three men arrested in Gujarat’s Kutch, Delhi police identified a Priyavrat alias Fauzi as the suspected main shooter in the murder of singer Sidhu Moosewala. Sources told The Indian Express that after the incident, Priyavrat sent a message to Canada-based mobster Goldy Brar saying ‘the job is done’. The initial police investigation revealed that Priyavarat received a shipment of weapons sent from Pakistan by drone. The weapons, which included a grenade launcher, were a contingency plan in case they failed to shoot Moosewala.
To free its Forestry Department from spending too much time, resources and effort fighting illegal mining in the Chambal National Sanctuary, the Madhya Pradesh government has proposed to open 292 hectares to mining in five sections on Chambal and its tributaries Parvati. In a proposal submitted to the Union Department of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, the state said opening the five sections would minimize conflict with illegal miners, gain local support and generate revenue. of the fee.
The engines of a SpiceJet plane flying in Patna-Delhi and an IndiGo plane flying in Guwahati-Delhi were damaged following bird strikes. What is a bird strike, how is it caused and can it affect aviation safety? We explain.
First it was Farooq Abdullah. Next Sharad Pawar. And now former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi. The three names were presented as opposition candidates for the next presidential elections, but they retired from the race. While TMC sources are now throwing out the name of former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha (84), who joined the party last March, as an alternative the possibility of any unanimity on the name of the ex-BJP leader looks thin.
International swimming governing body FINA banned transgender participation in the women’s category in a controversial decision on Monday, followed by athletics and soccer. We look at the complex question of how FINA plans to introduce a ‘Open category to include trans women.
🎧 In today’s episode of Podcast “3 things”we discuss the historical context of the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh’s response and its dissatisfaction with the failure of repatriation talks.
Leela Prasad and Sonal Gupta