Internet shutdowns a concern for free speech in India Society 

Internet shutdowns: a concern for free speech in India?

Internet shutdowns since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in 2014 have increased 18-fold in India between 2012 and 2017. The number of occasions when such curbs were imposed increased from three in 2012 to 55 in 2017. Government officials ordered 42 internet shutdowns between January and August 2017, compared with six in all of 2014, according to data from the New Delhi-based advocacy group Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC). Out of the total number of 114 internet shutdowns in the five year period, nearly 53, highest in the country…

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Uttar Pradesh Farmer gets 1 paisa loan waiver, Yogi Adityanath says it is not a mistake Current Affairs 

Uttar Pradesh Farmer gets 1 paisa loan waiver, Yogi Adityanath says it is not a mistake

MATHURA: An Uttar Pradesh farmer from Mathura district received one paisa waiver on Rs 1,55,000 loan amount under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s much-hyped farmer loan waiver scheme, ‘Rin Mochan Yojana’. Chiddhi, a marginal farmer from Govardhan Tehsil in the Mathura district owns a few bighas of land said that he had taken crop loan of Rs. 1.55 lakh from Panjab National Bank 6 years ago. He says, he is eligible for Rs. 1 lakh rupee loan waiver under the scheme. Mathura: Farmer gets loan waiver of 1 paise on Rs…

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