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The government of Manipur, cutting across party lines have always tried to do away with the liquor prohibition clamped on the State as an acknowledgment of the futility of the exercise and the loss of resources generated by the illicit liquor business. Despite attempts, none had so far ventured to defy the strong, prohibition campaign sustained by various civil society organizations, particularly women vigilante groups or Meira Paibis, backed by proscribed outfits.

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The alleged misuse of social audits in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is causing concern to the Central government. A recent parliamentary committee report observed that MGNREGA is of considerable importance in a country where a large number of people still reside in rural areas and their day-to-day survival depended on their meagre wages earned from the work allotted by MGNREGA. This was amply evident when the registration for jobs witnessed a steep hike during the covid-19 pandemic period.

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AIndia celebrates its 75th Independence Day, patriotic fervor gripped the nation as the country celebrated its 75 years of freedom. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Assam to Arunachal, the Tiranga has united over 1.4 billion Indians as people take part in the historic celebrations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the celebration Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsavon 12 March 2021 with a 'padyatra' (Freedom March) at Savarmati ashram with a 75-week countdown to its 75th Anniversary of Independence which will continue till next year ending on 15th August 2023.

There are five themes of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', mainly:

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Draupadi Murmu becoming the President signifies the true beauty of Indian democracy. From being the first girl in her village to go to college to now being country’s first tribal President of India, Draupadi Murmu’s journey comes as an inspiration for crores of people, especially women coming from the downtrodden section of the society. The former Jharkhand Governor Murmu has registered an emphatic win over her rival Yashwant Sinha in presidential election, becoming the first woman tribal candidate to occupy the highest office in the country. 

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