The new National Education Policy 2020 lays emphasis on imparting teaching in the mother tongue in primary classes. However, when seen from the context of the diverse language base of tribal people, the task appears to be quite onerous.
The World Bank has released its Migration and Development Brief Report.
What are the key findings of the report?
India is the world’s largest recipient of remittances. It received $87 billion in 2021. India had received over $83 billion in remittances in 2020.
Reasons for the increase in Remittances:
1) Migrants determination to support their families in times of need.
2) Stronger oil prices and the resulting pickup in economic activity in Gulf.
3) Severity of caseloads and deaths during the second wave of pandemics played a prominent role in drawing substantial flows (including for the purchase of oxygen tanks) to the country.
Biggest Source of Remittance for India: The United States was the biggest source, accounting for over 20% of these funds.
Other Countries: India was followed by China, Mexico, the Philippines, and Egypt.
Projections for 2022: In India, remittances are projected to grow 3%in 2022 to $89.6 billion, reflecting a drop in overall migrant stock as a large proportion of returnees from the Arab countries await the return.
Recently, the Allahabad High Court has called upon the Central government to initiate the process for implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).
Observation by the Court:
The Supreme Court in Shayara Bano case (2017) had declared the practice of Triple Talaq (talaq-e-biddat) as unconstitutional.
Recently, the speaker of the Tamil Nadu assembly called for setting a binding timeframe within which Bills should be assented to or returned or reserved for the consideration of the President of India by the governors.
Issues Highlighted by the Speaker:
Three Types of Veto Power: Absolute veto, Suspensive veto and Pocket veto.
Recently, the Prime Minister of India announced that the three contentious farm laws that were passed in 2020 would be repealed in the upcoming winter session of Parliament.
Recently, the Prime Minister handed over the indigenously-built Light Combat Helicopter (HAL’s LCH), two small drones (‘SWITCH 1.0 UAV’ and ‘MR-20) built by Indian start-ups to the Air Force.
SWITCH 1.0 UAV and MR-20:
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