10% upper caste quota bill gets Indian president’s nod Jan 13, 2019 0 446 12345 IANSNew DelhiPresident Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday approved a constitutional amendment that provides 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker general category people in education and government jobs.The Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed by Parliament on the last day of the winter session this week with daylong discussions and voting in both Houses.The Act amends Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution to provide quota to the general category people with a family income of up to Rs 8 lakh per anum.“Nothing in this Article shall prevent the State from making any provision for the reservation of appointments or posts in favour of any economically weaker sections of citizens other than the classes mentioned in clause (4), in addition to the existing reservation and subject to a maximum of ten per cent of the posts in each category,” the Amendment of Article 16 read.“For the purposes of this Article and Article 16, ‘economically weaker sections’ shall be such as may be notified by the State from time to time on the basis of family income and other indicators of economic disadvantage,” the notification by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice said. RELATED ARTICLES Kerala tops list with 5 out of 10 tourist spots in India Jan 13, 2019 0 348 India rejects Pakistani claim over Chinese mission attack Jan 13, 2019 0 306 Modi makes strong pitch for re-election, takes aim at oppn Jan 13, 2019 0 278 Tripura shutdown cripples life in tribal areas Agartala: A 12-hour shutdown, called by six tribal parties in the tribal areas of Tripura to protest police firing earlier this week injuring six youths agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, crippled .. Delhi air ‘severe’, only rain could bring relief New Delhi: The air in Delhi-NCR turned ‘severe’ on Saturday due to calm winds and high humidity, authorities said, adding only rain could improve the situation to some extent. The overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi .. New SP-BSP alliance increases pressure on India’s ruling party AFP Lucknow Two regional parties that were former bitter rivals announced an unlikely alliance Saturday to fight Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party in a looming general election. The .. Nigeria’s chief justice facing assets charges: Code of Conduct Court Abuja: -Nigeria’s most senior judge has been charged with failing to declare his assets, the Code of Conduct Tribunal said on Saturday. Tribunal spokesman Ibraheem Al-Hassan said the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter .. Many feared dead after tanker blast in southeast Nigeria Warri: Nigerian police on Saturday said many people were feared dead after a petrol tanker veered off the road, caught fire and exploded as people tried to recover fuel. The vehicle crashed in the Odukpani area of the .. ANC kicks off S Africa poll campaign with vow to restore democracy Durban: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday launched the ANC’s campaign for legislative elections in May, acknowledging the party’s past mistakes and promising to restore democratic institutions .. Pro-Kabila camp wins DRC legislative poll; recount sought for presidency Kinshasa: Parties supporting outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila won a majority in long-delayed legislative elections, according to a tally of results released Saturday, as the opposition .. 2019 polls will be fight between democracy, dictatorship: Cong IANS New Delhi The Congress on Saturday said that 2019 general election will be a fight between “dictatorship and democaracy” and between “empty sermons” of the ruling party and its own “impeccable” record of service ..