AIR spotlight summary on “Government Proposal on PPF Accounts”.

AIR spotlight summary on “Government Proposal on PPF Accounts”.   Introduction The finance ministry has announced major changes in the Public Provident Fund Account laws. In order to remove existing ambiguities due to multiple Acts and rules for Small Saving Schemes and further strengthen the objective of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance”, Government has proposed merger …

AIR spotlight summary on “India-Palestine Bilateral Relations”.

AIR spotlight summary on “India-Palestine Bilateral Relations”.   Introduction Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited three west Asian countries. The most significant part was his visit to Ramallah, which serves as the de factoadministrative capital of the Palestin Modi was accorded the highest honour given to a foreign dignitary, the ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’. This …

AIR spotlight summary on “Prime Minister Research Fellows Scheme”.

AIR spotlight summary on “Prime Minister Research Fellows Scheme”.   Introduction The union cabinet approved‘Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF)’ scheme in improving the quality of research by attracting the best talents across the country. 1,000 best students who have completed or are in the final year of B. Tech or Integrated M.Tech or M.Sc. in Science and …

AIR spotlight summary on “Ayushman Bharat-Healthcare Scheme”.

AIR spotlight summary on “Ayushman Bharat-Healthcare Scheme”.   Introduction The Government announced two major initiatives in health sector, as part of Ayushman Bharat programme. They are Health and Wellness Centre and National Health Protection Scheme. In the Budget 2018-19 the Finance Minister said that this was aimed at making path breaking interventions to address health holistically, …

AIR spotlight summary on “Global Investor Summit”.

AIR spotlight summary on “Global Investor Summit”.   Introduction The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated two days Advantage Assam – Global Investors Summit in Guwahati. It is a biggest event in attracting outsiders to the north-east region especially Guwahati being the hub centre or the gateway to north-east. The objective is also to position Assam …

AIR spotlight summary on “Development of Sports in the Country”.

AIR spotlight summary on “Development of Sports in the Country”.   Introduction Khelo India School Games was held recently which is going to have a pan India impact. The school children will get the exposure required. It is going to have a lasting impact especially with the scholarship being introduced which is a remarkable initiative …

AIR spotlight summary on “Upgradation of Airports in North East Region”.

AIR spotlight summary on “Upgradation of Airports in North East Region”.   Introduction In a major announcement in the civil aviation sector, the Airports Authority of India announced a push for the infrastructure in the North-east particularly in the civil aviation infrastructure where they would be spending nearly 3400 crore in the development of new …

AIR spotlight summary on “Bilateral Relations Between India and Cambodia”.

AIR spotlight summary on “Bilateral Relations Between India and Cambodia”.   Introduction The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen saw Cambodia invite Indian investment in information technology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and horticulture, infrastructure and small and medium enterprises. The leaders of India and Cambodia agreed to work toward a bilateral …

AIR spotlight summary on “Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum”.

AIR spotlight summary on “Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum”.   Introduction The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland which is a historic meeting because after over 20 years an Indian Prime Minister is visiting Davos. The WEF meeting at Davos is assumed as an …

AIR spotlight summary on “India-Israel Bilateral Talks”.

AIR spotlight summary on “India-Israel Bilateral Talks”.   Introduction The visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India is a significant visit, which is the first major foreign visit of the year. There were Nine MoUs signed in areas of significance like cyber security, agriculture, water management, oil and natural gas etc. Growing Relationship …

AIR spotlight summary on “Growth in Industrial Output”.

AIR spotlight summary on “Growth in Industrial Output”.   Introduction The industrial output has shown a remarkable recovery as per the data of Central Statistics Office (CSO), it has gone up to 8.4%. This is very positive development in the economy because there were lot of worries that the economy was slowing down especially after …

AIR spotlight summary on “Persons of Indian Origin Parliamentary Conference”.

AIR spotlight summary on “Persons of Indian Origin Parliamentary Conference”.   Introduction The Persons of Indian Origin – Parliamentarian Conference is the first such conference to be hosted by India and it highlights the importance India places on the people of Indian origin. This highlights India’s policy which is seen as encouraging Indians who are …

AIR Spotlight Summary on “E-Sansad & E-Vidhaan”

AIR Spotlight Summary on “E-Sansad & E-Vidhaan”   Introduction The 18thAll India Whips’ Conference rolled out e-Sansad and e-Vidhan in Parliament and State Legislatures to digitize and make their functioning paperless. The crucial issue of Efficient Functioning of Legislatures was deliberated by the Whips of Parliament and Legislatures and the Ministers of Parliamentary Affairs of various States …

AIR Spotlight Summary on: “Various Aspects of Energy Conservation”

AIR Spotlight Summary on: “Various Aspects of Energy Conservation”     Introduction Energy is life, without energy the modern lifestyle or even to survive an ordinary lifestyle cannot be imagined. So energy is very vital for the existence of human being. Oil is one of the conventional age old energy sources which are finite. The …

AIR Spotlight Summary on “Industrial Reforms”

AIR Spotlight Summary on “Industrial Reforms”   Introduction There is spike in the GDP indicators for the last quarter which is a good sign for the revival of the economy. Revival of the economy includes Industrial growth, industrial development and manufacturing. The industry has gone through several phases, starting from industrialisation, license raj, liberalisation and …

AIR spotlight summary on “Electoral Bond”.

AIR spotlight summary on “Electoral Bond”.   Introduction Funding of political parties has always been on suspicion or controversy. The government has come out with Electoral Bonds for funding of political parties. The government unveiled the fine print of the electoral bonds scheme.  As per the notification, the electoral bonds will be a bearer instrument …

AIR spotlight summary on “US Slams Pakistan Over Terrorism”.

AIR spotlight summary on “US Slams Pakistan Over Terrorism”.   Introduction S. President Donald Trump’s New Year tweet has accused Pakistan on engaging in lies and deceit and said that US has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years. The US wants Pakistan to do more and …

AIR spotlight summary: Global Entrepreneurship Summit

AIR spotlight summary: Global Entrepreneurship Summit   Context: Global Entrepreneurship Summit recently held in Hyderabad. It is an important step in deepening the ties between India and US. New US ambassador to India said, security relations between the two countries will reinforce each other to make this kind of interaction more meaningful. Many leading entrepreneurs …