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Shaibal Gupta, social scientist at Asian Development Research Institute, spoke to Down to Earth on Bihar polls

-Down to Earth Shaibal Gupta, social scientist at Asian Development Research Institute, spoke to DTE on Bihar polls and its national importance It is D-day after the first election in India amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The process of counting the votes cast in the Bihar Assembly elections started November 10, 2020 morning. But an increased number of electronic voting machines have slowed the process down and only about a...

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An app to trace Aarogya setu’s creator -Anita Joshua

-The Telegraph RTI body issues notice to three wings of the central govt for ‘obstruction of information and providing an evasive reply’ At 7.25pm on Tuesday, 16.23 crore Indians were using the Aarogya Setu App but the departments concerned in the Narendra Modi government have claimed in writing that they do not have any information on who created the app and they do not possess files relating to this “mandatory” tool to...

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‘Let The Men Say What They Have To, I Do What I Have To’ -Sadhika Tiwari Patna: The first time she heard of a woman leading a village in Bihar as its mukhiya (head), Ramvati Devi (name changed), 50, was astounded. “I couldn’t even comprehend how a woman could lead. How could she have any power over a man or the dominant castes in a village where she had walked all her life with her head covered?” she told IndiaSpend on a recent October day. In 2006,...

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Bihar elections: What stands between Nitish Kumar and a possible fourth term? -Santosh Singh and Dipankar Ghose

-The Indian Express The Bihar election is being seen as a referendum on Nitish Kumar and his slogan of sushasan or good Governance. With the cracks beginning to show days ahead of the first phase of polling for the Bihar Assembly elections, we listen to voices on the ground to see what stands between Nitish and a possible fourth term. Nitish Kumar ko gussa kyon aata hai (why does Nitish Kumar get...

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Engineers still account for 60% of new civil servants, despite UPSC’s attempts at diversity -Sanya Dhingra UPSC uses a secret formula to ‘normalise’ scores in optional subjects, as there’s a gap between humanities marks and that in a technical subject like maths. New Delhi: Despite attempts by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to increase the educational diversity of candidates selected through the civil service exam, the number of engineers becoming civil servants has remained disproportionately high — nearly 60 per cent in the last two years. Data...

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