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    Union Budget 2022 | Medium Wave

    FM moots tax on virtual assets

    5G services to roll out  in FY23: Sitharaman

    FM retains tax slabs, allows updated returns

    Duty tweaks to spur

    electronics manufacture’

    Budget extends more sops for IFSC

    Unchanged tax  slabs disappointing

    Cooperative societies get tax, surcharge relief

    Tax incentive to start-ups extended for a year

    Defence outlay witnesses marginal increase

    Textile sector allocation to increase 8.1% for FY23

    Emergency credit line for MSMEs extended till March 2023

    Budget gives MEA funds for Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

    Govt. has not lost sight of inflation: Sitharaman

    Green bonds’ target carbon neutrality

    Digital rupee to arrive in new fiscal, to use blockchain tech.

    16% hike in healthcare sector allocation

    Experts welcome boost to mental health sector

    Job creation gets fresh impetus

    Ayush Ministry receives ?3,050 crores in Budget

    Push for promotion of drones through start­ups

    Natural farming

    finds fertile ground

    Agri­tech: drones, start­up fund in focus

    Record allocation of ?1.37 lakh cr. for Railways 

    Centre to set up high­level panel on urban policies

    FM moots ?19,500­cr. push for solar manufacturing

    Govt. proposes new SEZ law

    MGNREGS allocation cut by 25% to ?73,000 cr.

    PM Awas Yojana gets an allocation of ?48,000 cr

    Digital varsity and e-content for schools planned

    Govt. allocates ?13,134.93 cr.  to Social Justice Ministry

    A takeaway is the good infrastructure push

    A bold effort at public investment­led growth

    Big on hopes,  short on ideas

    Focus on accelerating growth with stability 

    A betrayal of the social sector when it needs help 

    A Budget that sends mixed signals on health 

    IB sees highest allocation in 7 years

    Big push to improve connectivity to villages along China border



    Know about Budget and Constitutional Provisions, What are key highlights and announcements of Union Budget 2022-23? And their expected implications on the economy.


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    Pegasus row: govt. has drawn a line between denial, sub judice

    (Cyber Security)

    What is Pegasus? Know about Pegasus issue and snooping allegations, petitions of misuse of spyware in violation of the right to privacy of citizens, Supreme Court Judgment and recent developments.

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    T.N. urges Kerala to increase outflow from Siruvani dam


    (Polity and Governance)

    What is the Siruvani dam issue? What are the constitutional and statutory provisions regarding Interstate Water Dispute? 

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    Clarify stand on marital rape, HC tells Centre

    (Women Related Issues )

    What are the challenges in criminalising marital rape? Arguments for criminalizing Marital Rape, Arguments Against criminalizing Marital Rape and way ahead 

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    Sri Lankan Navy detains 21 Indian fishermen



    Why there is a conflict between Sri Lankan Navy and Indian fishermen? Fishermen’s Concern, What steps were taken by the Government to address it?

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    Protesters defy junta order in Myanmar


    Russia’s envoy thanks India, others, over Ukraine stand



    Know about the ongoing Myanmar crisis, its implications on India’s interest, Highlight India’s role along with its relations with Myanmar and a way forward.


    Why was a discussion on the Ukraine crisis initiated by the U.S. at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and what is India’s stand?