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Budget 2022: Income Support Measures, Jobs Need Attention, Claims Report

Domestic consumption, which accounts for 55 per cent of GDP, has decreased during the financial year 2020-21 in the country. According to a report, the need for some measures has been mentioned in the upcoming general budget. The report suggested some stringent measures to mitigate the losses by focusing on income and job-generating measures in the near term while emphasising a softer fiscal policy. Citing the latest estimates of the National Statistics Office on Gross Domestic Product (GDP). for the current financial year, CRISIL in a report on Tuesday said that domestic consumption in the current fiscal is 3% points lower than the level of the previous fiscal. This is the worst performance on the expenditure-side of GDP since the pandemic. Emphasising the importance o...

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Republic Day 2022 Guidelines: Unvaccinated, Children Below 15 Years Not Allowed

Republic Day 2022 celebrations this year comes with new guidelines due to the ongoing third wave of Covid-19 in the country. According to the new rules laid down by the government, unvaccinated people and children below 15 years will not be allowed to attend the parade. Along with this maintenance, a strict COVID-appropriate protocol is mandatory. For example, wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and proper sanitization will be carried out for those who will be attending the event. Attendees need to carry their double vaccination certificates. But for children above 15 years guidelines are blurred as their vaccination certificates are not issued till now. On what basis children above 15 will be given admission is yet to be defined. Republic Day Preparations And Restrictio...

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5G Connectivity: Telecom Industry Ready To Roll Out High Productivity With 8 lakh New Mobile Towers

The roll-out of 5G connectivity is one of the most awaited developments in the field of communications this year. All across the nation, the Centre is looking forward to giving a major push in the communication sector. One of the main development includes infrastructure development for smooth 5G connectivity. To achieve this huge task, telecom industry will add 8 lakh mobile towers to ensure high-speed connectivity. In the next 24 months, these towers will be added across the country. At present, the total number of towers in India is approximately 6.8 lakhs. As of now, 13 cities will have 5G connectivity which includes Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Jamnagar, Ahemdabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Pune and Gandhinagar. 5G Connectivity Roll Out Detai...

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Assembly Elections 2022: CEC Asks Parties To Give Details Of Candidates With Criminal Records

Fielding candidates with criminal records is a common phenomenon in the Indian election system and every state follows it. However, some states particularly come to the fore in giving tickets to candidates with even serious charges against them. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced that it is compulsory for all the political parties to state the details of any candidate with criminal cases or their background history on their websites or social media platforms. Sushil Chandra, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), made it clear that in the upcoming elections in five states, parties have to state the reasons for nominating candidates with criminal records to maintain the purity of elections. “To maintain purity in the election, in view of the order passed by Sup...

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Manipur Goes To Poll Amid Insurgency And Political Instability

Political leaders in Manipur are readying themselves for two-phase voting on 27th Feb and 3rd March in the coming Assembly Election. Apart from political instability, the election is being held at a time when the security forces had several skirmishes with insurgent outfits creating an atmosphere of insecurity and instability thus breaking the tenuous peace of the state. In the recent ambush and bomb blast, one Assam Rifles officer and a soldier were killed respectively. Against this backdrop, the Chief Election Commissioner has assured the people of a safe election. PREVAILING POLITICAL SITUATION In the last election, Congress won 28 seats out of 60 assembly seats and thus became the largest elected party. However, when they failed to form the govt, BJP succeeded in forming the gov...

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