RSTV: MOTOR VEHICLE ACT: LIFE V/S FINES

RSTV: MOTOR VEHICLE ACT: LIFE V/S FINES Introduction:             Several states have decided not to implement the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act citing steep penalties. Some states said it would overburden people while others said it would lead to higher levels of corruption. The Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari differed from what unconvinced states had …

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- NATIONAL RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POLICY

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- NATIONAL RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POLICY Introduction:             The Ministry released Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy envisions a future with environmentally sustainable and equitable economic growth, resource security, healthy environment (air, water and land), and restored ecosystems with rich ecology and biodiversity. The Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy is guided by the principles of …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PM AT EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PM AT EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM Introduction:             Speaking at the Eastern Economic Forum at Vladivostok, Prime Minister Modi while unveiling the “Act Far East” policy, extended 1 billion dollar Line of Credit to Russia’s Far East. The Prime Minister also reiterated that India will walk shoulder-to-shoulder with Russia, its time-tested friend, …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA AFRICA PARTNERSHIP

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA AFRICA PARTNERSHIP Introduction:             Africa is world’s second largest continent both in terms of land and population with 55 countries which account for about 15 percent of world’s population. India and Africa have a long and rich history of interaction marked by cultural, economic and political exchanges based on the …

RSTV: IN DEPTH- CHANDRAYAAN 2- BIG TAKEAWAYS

RSTV: IN DEPTH- CHANDRAYAAN 2- BIG TAKEAWAYS Introduction: It’s been over six days that Chandrayaan -2’s lander Vikram lost contact with its ground stations. But the Indian Space Research Organisation has not lost hope. The space agency’s team is making all efforts to restore communication with the lander at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHALLENGES IN TELECOM SECTOR

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHALLENGES IN TELECOM SECTOR Introduction: The Department of Telecommunications has asked the finance ministry to offer some GST-related relief to telcos and to bring down import duties of network equipment, but the ministry is not considering any other company specific relief measures as sought by Vodafone Idea. Speaking to reporters, telecom …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- RISING OCEANS, SINKING CITIES

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- RISING OCEANS, SINKING CITIES Introduction:              Oceans act as a sponge for the ill effects of the climate change by absorbing heat and CO2 generated by greenhouse gas emissions. However these same oceans are likely to unleash their wrath on a global scale. According to a draft report of United Nations …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FLOODS AND RIVER LINKING

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FLOODS AND RIVER LINKING Introduction:             Some northern Indian states could receive rainfall during the next 4-5 days, but monsoon activity could be subdued in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra’s interiors, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in the next 3-4 days, the India Meteorological Department said on Sunday. After recording above …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDO-PACIFIC: STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDO-PACIFIC: STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE Introduction:             External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar who was on a two day visit to Russia has said that Indo Pacific is one of the new concepts and approaches thrown up by the changing world. With various countries and international forums using the term Indo Pacific in their …

RSTV: IN DEPTH- NRC (NATIONAL REGISTER OF CITIZENS)

RSTV: IN DEPTH- NRC (NATIONAL REGISTER OF CITIZENS) Introduction:             On 31st August, the updated National Registry of Citizens was released in Assam after a Supreme Court deadline.  Of the 3.3 crore applicants, 3.11 crore figured in the final citizens’ list, while about 19 lakh residents were excluded. This led to protests about an uncertain …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- IMPORTANCE OF VOTING

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- IMPORTANCE OF VOTING Introduction:             This year, India celebrated its 9th National Voters Day on January 25. The voters’ day celebration was initiated in 2011 by the then President of India, Pratibha Devi Patil, on the 61st foundation day of Election Commission of India. Established in 1950, the Election Commission of …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TAPPING OVERSEAS INDIANS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TAPPING OVERSEAS INDIANS Introduction:             Prime Minister Narendra Modi described NRIs as India’s brand ambassadors and said they were the symbols of the country’s capabilities. The prime minister was inaugurating the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas convention in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi. The theme of this year’s convention was ‘role of …