India’s retail inflation accelerated past the 6% mark in January to hit 6.01%, breaching the central bank’s tolerance threshold for consumer price inflation for the first time since June 2021. Retail inflation was 5.66% in December 2021.
Govt. bans 54 new Chinese mobile appsFrontPage GS 3
The Centre on Monday banned over 50 new Chinese mobile applications,including Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade, Tencent Xriver, Nice Video baidu and Viva Video Editor,citing concerns over privacy and national security.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had issued interim directions for blocking 54 apps, sources said, adding these were allegedly collecting senstive user data, which were being misused and transmitted to servers outside India.
Thick orange fumes from the PSLV C-52 briefly lit up the pre-dawn dark sky and Pulicat Lake as the workhorse of the Indian Space Research Organisation soared into the skies from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, on Monday, the booming noise of the launch vehicle carrying three satellites breaking the morning silence
A test case for living with pluralism in Karnataka Editorial Page, Gs 2,3
Any approach to the hijab question that limits it to religious insignia is archaic and misses its significance to its wearers.
Incorrect diagnosis, wrong remedy Oped Page GS 2
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has informed the states that the Union government intends to change Rule 6 (deputation of cadre officers) of the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Rules 1954, which governs the deputation of cadre officials.
NHA to integrate caste census databasesPage 10, Gs 3
The Union Health Ministry on Monday said the National Health Authority (NHA) is working to integrate the database of Socioeconomic Caste Census (SECC) 2011 beneficiaries with the National Food Security Act (NFSA) portal so that beneficiaries can seek information regarding their entitlements under the AB PM-JAY using their ration card number.