RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA, FRANCE TIES

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA, FRANCE TIES Introduction:             France backed India getting a permanent seat in the UN Security Council as the two countries expressed their resolve towards freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific and said they were committed towards multilateralism. In a joint statement issued after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- DGP SELECTION

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- DGP SELECTION Introduction:             The Supreme Court on 16 December dismissed the pleas of five states seeking modification of its order issued last year on the selection and appointment of director generals of police. The apex court was hearing applications of various state governments, including Punjab, Kerala, West Bengal, Haryana and …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME Introduction:             Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) had included Universal Basic Income (UBI) in its manifesto for the assembly and Lok Sabha elections, according to a report by The Indian Express. The state had already begun the process of introducing the unconditional direct cash transfer scheme and planning to …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- NEED TO MODERNISE INDIAN AIR FORCE

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- NEED TO MODERNISE INDIAN AIR FORCE Introduction:             Amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan over the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa on Tuesday said the Indian Air Force (IAF) is still flying 44-year-old MiG-21 Russian fighter jets. MiG-21s have been the …

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- POWER TARIFF POLICY

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- POWER TARIFF POLICY Introduction:             The Government in the proposed draft amendments to the National tariff policy, 2016 has included the provision for imposition of penalties on the Distribution companies for power cuts other than force majeure conditions or technical faults by Appropriate Commission. In the draft amendments to the tariff policy, …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- UNSC AND PERMANENT SEAT FOR INDIA

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- UNSC AND PERMANENT SEAT FOR INDIA Introduction:             Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said that India, which represents one sixth of the global population, has a rightful claim to the permanent membership of the United Nation’s Security Council. One of the key historic reasons for India’s quest for a permanent seat …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SPEED BUMP FOR AUTO SECTOR

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SPEED BUMP FOR AUTO SECTOR Introduction:             Automobile sales in India witnessed its sharpest decline in nearly 19 years in July, dropping 18.71 per cent, rendering almost 15,000 workers jobless over the past quarter. As per data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers vehicle sales across categories, including passenger …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- RESERVATION: WHO WILL BENEFIT

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- RESERVATION: WHO WILL BENEFIT Introduction: The BJP-led government tabled a constitutional amendment bill to provide 10 percent reservation in jobs and higher education to economically backward sections among the upper castes. The Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had approved the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Fourth Amendment) Bill. …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CITIZENSHIP (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2016

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CITIZENSHIP (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2016 Introduction:             A report by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, was tabled in Lok Sabha on 7th January and was passed by the previous Lok Sabha on 8th …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- STRENGTHENING JUDICIAL APPARATUS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- STRENGTHENING JUDICIAL APPARATUS Introduction:             Expressing concern over pendency of cases, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi  said that more than two lakh cases are in courts for 25 years, while over 1,000 cases have not been disposed of even after five decades. Speaking at a public function, Gogoi said though …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PoK & AKSAI CHIN: INDIA’S OPTIONS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PoK & AKSAI CHIN: INDIA’S OPTIONS Introduction: Union home minister Amit Shah asserted in Lok Sabha that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Aksai Chin are part of Jammu and Kashmir and that Kashmir Valley is an integral part of the country. Moving a resolution for abrogating some provisions of Article 370 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA’S ROLE IN AFGHANISTAN

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA’S ROLE IN AFGHANISTAN Introduction:             Developmental assistance can play a major role in transforming Afghanistan, official sources said, rejecting US President Donald Trump’s jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over funding of a “library” in the war-ravaged country. Trump took a jibe at PM Modi for funding a “library” in …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- DEFIANT TAIWAN, ADAMANT CHINA

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- DEFIANT TAIWAN, ADAMANT CHINA Introduction: Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen rejected the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s call for unification under a “one country, two systems” approach. Tsai said her island of 23 million people would never accept the approach proposed by Beijing. One country, two systems refers to a framework similar to …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ARTICLE 370- ABROGATION AND IMPLICATIONS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ARTICLE 370- ABROGATION AND IMPLICATIONS Introduction: In an announcement with massive repercussions for Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah announced in Rajya Sabha that the government has repealed Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to J&K. The government also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union …

RSTV: IN DEPTH- GI TAG

RSTV: IN DEPTH- GI TAG Introduction: Odisha has bagged the much-awaited Geographical Indication tag for the popular dessert – the Rasagola. On 29th July, the Registrar of Geographical Indications issued a certificate registering the confectionary as ‘Odisha Rasagola’, officially recognising the product as distinctive to the state. The move comes a year after West Bengal …