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Just 2.25% of citizens filed RTI in India: Report
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Just 2.25% of citizens filed RTI in India: Report

According to a report by Transparency International India, only 24 out of 155 posts of Information Commissioner both at the Central & State level are vacant. The report also states there are only 7 women Information Commissioner in India which is approximately 4.5% of the total sanctioned post. However, it also highlights that only 5 Information Commissions maintain data on threat and harassment cases.

Will Steve Smith resume Australia captaincy?
Sports

Will Steve Smith resume Australia captaincy?

Steve Smith’s captaincy ban ends in March but he may not be willing to return to Test captaincy, coach Justin Langer has said. Smith skippered Australia until he was suspended for 12 months after the ball tampering scandal last year. Since his return, Smith has scored 774 runs in just seven innings and Langer says he is mentally and physically exhausted from the effort he put into his batting during the Ashes.

Just 2.25% of citizens filed RTI in India: Report
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Just 2.25% of citizens filed RTI in India: Report

According to a report by Transparency International India, only 24 out of 155 posts of Information Commissioner both at the Central & State level are vacant. The report also states there are only 7 women Information Commissioner in India which is approximately 4.5% of the total sanctioned post. However, it also highlights that only 5 Information Commissions maintain data on threat and harassment cases.

Apple creates its own TV Studio, new programs lined up for TV+
Technology

Apple creates its own TV Studio, new programs lined up for TV+

Apple is forming its own in-house studio, will produce Masters of Air, Band of Brothers & The Pacific. Apple has a long list of new programs lined up for its TV+ subscription streaming service, but they won't own any of announced shows. With its own studio, Apple can own some of the content outright & lessen the need for negotiation of licence fees with other studios. It can also give them rights to things like merchandise.

Deepika Padukone's TLLLF foundation gets 'Breaking the Chains of Stigma' Award for 2019
Entertainment

Deepika Padukone's TLLLF foundation gets 'Breaking the Chains of Stigma' Award for 2019

Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone's 'The Live Love Laugh Foundation' has been honoured with Dr Guislain 'Breaking the Chains of Stigma' Award for 2019 in Belgium. It was founded by Deepika in 2015 & received the award for its efforts to change the dialogue around mental illness in India. It will receive a $50,000 cash prize to expand the scope of its work. Around 57 million people are affected by depression in India.

Recession may hit the global economy, except India: Morgan Stanley
Business

Recession may hit the global economy, except India: Morgan Stanley

The global economy is facing slowdown and according to Morgan Stanley, the world economy may be hit by recession in 9 months from today and even the largest of the world economies will suffer from it. Morgan Stanley, however, said that India may not face recession. However, it can't undermine the fact that India is witnessing a crippling slowdown. Some sectors like the automobile industry are dangerously close to recession.

Section 144 in Ayodhya ahead of Supreme Court Verdict, to remain till December 10
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Section 144 in Ayodhya ahead of Supreme Court Verdict, to remain till December 10

Criminal Procedure Code’s Section 144 has been imposed in Ayodhya by the authorities citing the festive season and the verdict expected in the ongoing Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. The Supreme Court will give its verdict by November 17 after the hearing completes on October 18. Ayodhya district magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha tweeted to inform about the decision of imposing Section 144 in detail.