Lok Sabha welcomes 267 first-time MPs

The General Elections are now done and dusted, and we finally know the names which will form the nation's 17th Lok Sabha. While this was an election where a large number of youngsters became first-time voters, it was also an election where many politicians became first-time MPs. Two of the most noticeable first-time MPs are … Continue reading Lok Sabha welcomes 267 first-time MPs

General Election 2019 Results: BJP record a landslide victory, “TsuNaMo” takes over India

With the result declaration on May 23, Modi & co. returned to power with a convenient win which saw them improve their poll performance from last time. BJP alone won 303 seats—21 more than last time—whereas NDA together secured 353 seats, a jump from 336 in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. BJP's arch-rival Congress also saw … Continue reading General Election 2019 Results: BJP record a landslide victory, “TsuNaMo” takes over India

Indian Politics Round-up: April 2019

INC releases manifesto, attempts to woo voters with NYAY Congress's manifesto for the General Elections 2019 focuses on financially empowering the extremely poor through its NYAY scheme. The lack of jobs is another issue the party addresses with a plan of filling 22 lakh government vacancies by early 2020. The party has also promised startups … Continue reading Indian Politics Round-up: April 2019

First Time Voter out to raise election awareness among youth

The world's biggest democracy, India, is in the ecstatic mood of election season as political giants take each other head-on for the 543 Lok Sabha seats on offer. As India is one of the most youthful nations in the world, there are expected to be over 13 crore first-time voters this year. Making good use … Continue reading First Time Voter out to raise election awareness among youth

Indian Politics Round-up: March 2019

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IAF's Abhinandan returns to India Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returned to India—after enduring two days of incarceration in Pakistan—on March 1 via the Attari-Wagah border. The IAF Pilot was captured by Pakistan Army after his jet was shot down during an aerial assault on February 27. Pakistan has called the move a … Continue reading Indian Politics Round-up: March 2019

Hoops Creating Hope assists girls’ representation in sports

Like many other fields, sports is a field where women are severely under-represented. The reasons for that range from societal prejudices to lack of any real opportunity. However, on the positive side, there has been an increase in organisations promoting women's participation in sports, and I'm proud to inform that Assist—one of my initiatives—is one … Continue reading Hoops Creating Hope assists girls’ representation in sports

General Elections 2019 Schedule Announced

The Chief Election Commissioner of India, Sunil Arora, announced the dates for General Elections 2019 on March 10 in a press conference. The 17th rendition of Lok Sabha Elections will be conducted in seven phases spread across April and May. The first phase will begin on April 11 and the last phase will take place on … Continue reading General Elections 2019 Schedule Announced

Indian Politics Round-up: February 2019

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Interim Budget for 2019 announced by Piyush Goyal On February 1, Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal laid out the government's budget plan for this year. The highlights of the Interim Budget were the elevation of income tax threshold from 2.5 lakhs per annum to 5 lakhs per annum, an income support scheme for small farmers, … Continue reading Indian Politics Round-up: February 2019

Citizenship “(Adamant)” Bill: Govt’s immigrant obsession unaffected by turmoil in the North-east

Evident unrest has spread across the North-east as the fear of being overrun by immigration continues to grow in the minds of the indigenous people. This fear stems from the government’s dogged resolve to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which would legalise hundreds of undocumented immigrants who had illegally entered the Indian states of Assam, … Continue reading Citizenship “(Adamant)” Bill: Govt’s immigrant obsession unaffected by turmoil in the North-east