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- SEX ABUSE AND SAFEGUARDING OUR CHILDREN

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SEX ABUSE AND SAFEGUARDING OUR CHILDREN Introduction: Centre government and Supreme Court both have taken firm steps to tackle the rising number of sexual offences against children. Earlier this week Union cabinet approved amendments to strengthen the POCSO Act by including death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children. Section 14 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SINGLE TRIBUNAL FOR RIVER WATER DISPUTES

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SINGLE TRIBUNAL FOR RIVER WATER DISPUTES Introduction:             India has seen protracted river water sharing disputes in recent years. Depleting groundwater, drying rivers and increasing demand for water have led to long legal wrangles between warring states. But very soon, India might have a single national tribunal — the Inter-State River …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ANTI DEFECTION LAW AND KARNATAKA POLITICAL CRISIS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ANTI DEFECTION LAW AND KARNATAKA POLITICAL CRISIS Introduction: Political defections aren’t anything new and not something that the BJP alone should be held accountable for in the two southern states Goa and Karnataka, as well as in the Rajya Sabha where four out of six TDP members resigned and joined the …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHALLENGES FOR FEDERAL STRUCTURE

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHALLENGES FOR FEDERAL STRUCTURE Introduction: Instances of tussle between the agencies of central government and the state governments are known. IT raids at the offices and residence of aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister which saw run-in between the CRPF officers and the state police officers. Such instances were also witnessed …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- DISINVESTMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- DISINVESTMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT Introduction:             The government will reinitiate the process of divesting its stake in national carrier Air India, even as it increased its disinvestment target in the Union Budget 2019-20 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday. The target for disinvestment receipts has increased to Rs 1.05 trillion …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- VENEZUELA CRISIS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- VENEZUELA CRISIS Introduction:             A woman was shot dead and dozens injured in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, in clashes between opposition supporters and pro-government forces. Tear gas and water cannon were fired by the military amid rival demonstrations. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for a series of strikes to force President …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHABAHAR PORT AND US SANCTIONS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHABAHAR PORT AND US SANCTIONS Introduction:             The strategic Chabahar port project, being developed by India in Iran, is a separate exception and will not be impacted by US President Donald Trump’s decision not to renew exemptions that let eight countries including India to buy Iranian oil without facing tough American …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- POLITICAL PARTIES UNDER RTI

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- POLITICAL PARTIES UNDER RTI Introduction: The PIL was filed in the Supreme court arguing that political parties registered with Election Commission to be brought under RTI Act.  The public interest litigation filed by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, wants political parties registered under section 29A of Representation …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM- SUMMER DAVOS 2019

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM- SUMMER DAVOS 2019 Introduction: An effort to promote and strengthen globalization is the focus of the World Economic Forum’s 13th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, which taking place on July 1-3 in the city of Dalian in northeastern China. Also known as the Summer Davos, the meeting …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- NEW GOVERNMENT’S THRUST ON MANUFACTURING

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- NEW GOVERNMENT’S THRUST ON MANUFACTURING Introduction: Manufacturing in 2017 contributed only about 16% to India’s GDP, stagnating since economic reforms began in 1991. By contrast, in east and south-east Asia, the industry share has exceeded 30-40% while manufacturing is up 20-30%. India’s manufacturing share of GDP has not moved up at …