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  • Over 1 million paramilitary men to don khadi uniform, combat outfit

    Over 1 million paramilitary men to don khadi uniform, combat outfit

    Home Minister Amit Shah is learnt to have asked heads of all central forces to switch to ‘Make-in-India’ products and promote use of khadi, including using Khadi fabric for uniforms. Home ministry officials confirmed the development saying that more than 1 million personnel of CRPF, BSF, SSB, ITBP, CISF, NSG and Assam Rifles will be using uniform made of terry-Khadi.

    Election Commission view sought on ways to monitor lawmakers’ assets

    Election Commission view sought on ways to monitor lawmakers’ assets

    The law ministry has written to the Election Commission seeking its opinion on a proposal to set up the mechanism, ET has learnt. The proposal deems to create a committee in each House of Parliament to keep watch on any unusual increase in assets of a MP.

    Exempt Tibetans from JNU fee hike: Dalai Lama

    Exempt Tibetans from JNU fee hike: Dalai Lama

    The letter, dated November 27, has sought an “urgent intervention” of the ministries of external affairs and HRD, requesting that a Tibetan-specific directive be issued as per the provisions of the home ministry’s Tibetan Rehabilitation policy to all universities including JNU, officials in the know told ET.

    Government may list 8 single-use plastic items

    Government may list 8 single-use plastic items

    Defining single-use plastic is the first step in the direction of doing away with such products in India by 2022, as called for by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address. While many states have banned plastic, there are wide variations in implementation and the range of products covered.

    Governance reforms take centre stage

    Governance reforms take centre stage

    SGoS are also likely to recommend creation of an All India Judicial Service, a new modern and technology backed legislation on emigration, pre-departure orientation training for more than 500,000 Indian emigrant workers, a Bharat Drive on the lines of the Google Drive and dedicated central prabharis or in-charges for the Northeast.

    Foreign universities may get entry via UGC route

    Foreign universities may get entry via UGC route

    Discussions on fresh proposals, including one to create an education hub, have started as the Centre explores options to facilitate the entry of overseas universities. On the agenda is a proposal to create an education city or hub – a special education zone – where foreign institutes can set up campus without being subject to red tape and overregulation.

    IIMs, IITs told to comply with quota rule for faculty hiring

    IIMs, IITs told to comply with quota rule for faculty hiring

    While central universities mostly implement the faculty quota — 15% for Scheduled Castes, 7.5%for Scheduled Tribes, 27% for Other Backward Classes and 10% for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) — IITs and IIMs largely do not do so. Both IITs and IIMs have a very poor representation of reserved category persons in faculty, as per government data.

    Jio Institute brings in power-packed advisory panel

    Jio Institute brings in power-packed advisory panel

    The Mukesh Ambani group is said to have informed the Empowered Expert Committee of all selected Institutes of Eminence during a review on November 16 that the design for its 40,000 square foot building campus complex in Navi Mumbai is in place. Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita Ambani and daughter Isha Ambani Piramal are in the council.

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