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    Ravi Shankar Prasad turns up heat on Twitter: it is defiant, chooses not to follow rules

     

    Delhi Police moves SC against bail to three student activists in UAPA case

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    The Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021, provisions, implementation, reactions by various intermediaries and consequences of non-compliance. Concerns highlighted and suggestions. 

     

    About UAPA, its provisions, concerns and way forward

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    Union Cabinet clears subsidy hike for fertilisers

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    Recent decision to increase subsidy for di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilisers from Rs 500 to Rs 1,200 for a 50-kg bag, objectives and need 

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    Govt approves restructuring of OFB into 7 new corporate entities

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    The recent decision of the government to dissolve the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)  and its replacement by seven new Defence Public Sector Undertakings, the rationale behind the move 

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    Being hemmed in 

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    Neighbours against the virus 

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    Dear people of Palestine, forgive us our silence

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      Recent inflation data released by the National Statistical Office, what steps need to be taken by RBI in this context, about Retail inflation, how it is measured,

     

    What are the challenges associated with COVID 19 virus in South Asia, concerns associated with this, measures that need to be adopted in this context 

     

    India’s abstention from UNHRC resolution on Gaza violence, its implications, key analysis and way forward 

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    What loss of safe harbour means for Twitter

     

    What is hallmarking of gold, and for whom is it now mandatory?

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      What is the protection accorded to intermediaries under Section 79 of the IT Act, And what is the central government’s complaint? How does this impact Twitter, then?

     

     

    What is hallmarking of gold? Which metals are covered in hallmarking in India? Why is hallmarking mandatory only in 256 districts?

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    New IT portal :Fin-Min -infy meet to focus on sorting out glitches soon 

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    Direct tax mop-up rises to Rs 1.85 lakh crore on low base, export gains

     

    RBI: Second wave hit domestic demand, but agri, contactless services holding up

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    New e-filing portal,benefits , issues associated with it , what are steps are being taken by the government 

     

    Centre’s net direct tax collections, what is direct tax?, sources and significance 

     

    Economic recovery in the country hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, various steps taken in this context