[UPSC] Caste based Census: Why or Why not there is a need for Caste Census ?

During the just finished Parliament session, there was a clamour to use the legislative path to lift the Supreme Court’s 50 percent reservation cap. Several political groups have called for a nationwide caste census ahead of the 2021 Census. The Ministry of Home Affairs, on the other hand, has stated that the Government of India … Read more

ICMR’s ‘Clinicopathological Profile of Cancers in India’ Report UPSC

 The ‘Clinicopathological Profile of Cancers in India: A Report of the Hospital-Based Cancer Registries, 2021′ was just published by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). What are the most important findings? Gender differences: Males had a greater proportion of total cancer cases (52.4%) than females (47.4 percent ) Female Malignancies: Gynecological cancers, including breast … Read more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says vaccinated people aren’t ‘guinea pigs’

Ms. Merkel’s comment comes after Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that fully vaccinated people have been “the guinea pigs for those who so far have held off.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel has publicly rebuked a top rival politician’s comments describing people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as “guinea pigs.” The long-serving leader said on Tuesday … Read more

Protesting airstrikes in Panjshir, people throng Kabul streets chanting ‘death to Pakistan’

The Taliban members reportedly fired gunshots in the air to disperse the protestors but they were still agitating, reports said. Chanting “death to Pakistan”, Afghan protesters, including women, took to the streets of Kabul on Tuesday, as they claimed that Pakistani jets conducted airstrikes in Panjshir Province, according to reports. The Taliban on Monday said … Read more

U.K. PM Boris Johnson invites MPs for drinks at Downing Street with ‘COVID pass’

Some members of Parliament are not entirely happy about this requirement and plan to turn up without any such proof, even if it means being turned away. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited fellow parliamentarians of Conservative Party for a drinks reception at Downing Street on Tuesday evening, but with the condition that they … Read more

Blinken says Taliban renew promise to let Afghans ‘freely depart’

DOHA: US secretary of state Antony Blinken said Tuesday that the Taliban had reiterated a pledge to allow Afghans to freely depart Afghanistan following his meeting with Qatari officials on accelerating evacuations. US President Joe Biden has faced mounting pressure amid reports that several hundred people, also including Americans, had been prevented for a week … Read more

Angela Merkel seeks to boost party before vote, clashes with deputy

BERLIN: Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel painted a rosy picture of her government’s record on Tuesday and assailed the possibility of a future left-wing administration, seeking to boost her struggling party’s candidate as she addressed what is expected to be the German parliament’s last session before the Sept. 26 election. Merkel also clashed openly with her … Read more

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