The Big Picture: SAARC -Indus talks| India-Pakistan ties

  The Big Picture: SAARC -Indus talks| India-Pakistan ties   India has accepted Pakistan’s invitation to attend the next Permanent Indus Commission meeting that will be held in Lahore in March. The development comes after Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi in September 2016 had declared that blood and water cannot flow together referring to the …

The Big Picture: Takeaways from India-China Strategic Dialogue

  The Big Picture: Takeaways from India-China Strategic Dialogue   The India-China relationship is one of partnership as well as of rivalry i.e. partnership in growing trade relationship and rivalry as China increases its influence in the region and uses Pakistan to checkmate India. Recently, Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar visited Beijing for the first Sino-Indian strategic …

Lok Sabha TV- public Forum: Improving Tax Administration

    Lok Sabha TV- public Forum: Improving Tax Administration     The Union Budget has suggested some measures to check tax evasion and promote compliance which includes delayed or wrong filing of tax returns and bringing more entities among mandatory filing net among others. It also proposes to penalize the professionals including chartered accountants, …

Rajya Sabha TV: Security Scan- Satellites and National Security

  Rajya Sabha TV: Security Scan- Satellites and National Security       On 15th February 2017, ISRO established a world record when it successfully launched as many as 104 satellites from a single rocket. ISRO has done the country proud and needs to be commended for the profile and credibility it has acquired and …

Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: National Women Parliamentarian Conference

    Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: National Women Parliamentarian Conference   India’s first National Women’s Parliamentarian Conference was recently held at Amravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh. The three-day conference which was the first of its kind was organized by Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. The theme of the Conference was “Empowering Women-Strengthening Democracy”. …

Lok Sabha TV: Education – Improving Accessibility

    Lok Sabha TV: Education – Improving Accessibility     Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality. Education is a key to enhance India’s competitiveness in the global economy. India’s tertiary education system is considered one of the largest in the world with over 30 million students. The …

The Big Picture: Is Holding Simultaneous Elections A Good Idea?

    The Big Picture: Is Holding Simultaneous Elections A Good Idea?   President Pranab Mukherjee recently batted strongly for simultaneous elections to Parliament and Assemblies; an issue on which the Government has focused its attention of late. With five state elections around the corner, President Mukherjee called for simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and …