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Govt grants patent to Bengaluru firm for first-of-its-kind system to manage Aadhaar data

SISA says its newly patented system will help streamline automated detection, masking, and secure management of Aadhaar data across various platforms without user intervention.

Only 41% projects under housing ministry’s now-lapsed satellite town scheme complete, CAG tells Centre

Work under Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Satellite Towns was marred by poor monitoring, lack of impact assessment, delays, finds audit. CAG has shared report with Centre.

MP govt order letting DMs evaluate forest officers puts conservation in jeopardy — IFS Association

In letter to administration, association says order also violates SC ruling that reporting authority can be from outside of dept only for principal chief conservator of forests.

Amid worries about non-viability, low footfall in smaller cities, Bihar seeks 4 more metro projects

Experts are critical of state govts pushing for metro projects in Tier-2 cities due to lack of proper assessment of requirement. Centre has around 20 pending proposals from states.

Sanitation crisis, 950% rise in water-related grievances — Praja Foundation on Delhi civic issues

A report by the Praja Foundation looks into core issues plaguing Delhi, finds there has been a massive spike in public’s dissatisfaction with civic services between 2019 & 2023.

3 months before MP chief secretary's tenure ends, IAS Rajesh Rajora gets profile boost in CMO

Additional chief secretary to Madhya Pradesh chief minister Rajesh Rajora has been entrusted with overseeing 15 tasks including policy issues, cabinet and ministerial work.

Pressured by builders or for public good? Haryana reversing ban on stilt+4 buildings raises concerns

Haryana govt says move will benefit public, while residents feel it will lead to haphazard development of 4-storey apartments in residential sectors already seeing power & water scarcity.

Centre plans service sector push for rural self-help groups as part of ‘Lakhpati Didi’ initiative

Ministry of Rural Development, as part of its 100-day plan, is likely to launch a sub-scheme to assist SHG members set up service sector enterprises, it is learnt.

NDA allies get place in 5 cabinet committees, Shah remains 2nd most powerful minister after Modi

Non-BJP ministers are part of important panels like economic affairs, parliamentary affairs & political affairs. Sitharaman & Rajnath find place in 7 & 6 committees.

Smart Cities Mission on till March 2025, but special purpose vehicles driving it face uncertain future

New Delhi: The Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) in Srinagar, set up in 2021 under the Centre’s Smart Cities Mission (SCM), served as...

On Camera

Zomato has become the brand ambassador for food cheating between couples

Zomato’s new ‘order delete’ feature is teaching young people to pull off a nearly perfect lie in front of their parents and handing spouses the perfect weapon for food infidelity.

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

Modi's new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

Changed reality for Modi govt in its 3rd innings is by no means rise of a new phenomenon. It's a return to old normal where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with storied million mutinies.