Lok Sabha TV Insights: Obama in India: Symbolism and Substance

LS Insights: Obama in India: Symbolism and Substance 27/01/2015 US precedent Barak Obama recently concluded his 3 day visit to India, which saw unprecedented engagement between two countries. It was first time that an Incumbent president visited India twice, first time chief guest for republic day, also for the first time US president visited India, …

Loksabha TV Insights: RBI’s interest-ing move

LSTV Insights – RBI’s interest-ing move 16/01/2015 RBI yesterday cut repo and Reverse repo rate by 25 basis point. This is first monetary easing since May, 2013. There was considerable pressure on RBI from all quarters to ease the interest rates. Interest rates are most important variables that determine any investment decision. It is expected …

Loksabha Insights: Learning Beyond Textbooks

Insights LSTV: Learning Beyond Textbooks 12/01/2015 Primary education in India has seen remarkable strides since interventions like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Right to Education and Mid-day meal Scheme. However, it has been noticed that quality of education is ignored in all this cases and major emphasis is laid on numbers. This is perhaps because government is …

Loksabha TV Insights: Terrorism – No End in Sight

LSTV Insights- Terrorism: no end in sight In attack on Charlie Hebdo, a media organization in Paris, 12 people were killed including 10 journalists and 2 policemen. They were selectively targeted for their caricatures on Prophet Muhammad. This organization has earlier been attacked by bombs, couple of years back. It was warned by French government …

Loksabha TV Insights – 13th Paravasi Bhartiya Divas

LSTV Insights – 13th Paravasi Bhartiya Divas 7/1/2015 To connect India to its vast overseas diaspora and bring their knowledge, expertise and skills on a common platform, the PBD Convention – the flagship event of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), Government of India is organized from 7th-9th January every year since 2003. Pravasi Bharatiya …

Lok Sabha TV Insights: Educational Qualification and Elections

LSTV Insights – Educational Qualification and Elections 6/1/2015 Rajasthan Government promulgated an ordinance debarring people educated below 10th class from standing in Sarpanch elections. This was done a barely day after when on 24th December, Panchayat elections were declared by state Election commission. This casts showdown of doubts about intention of the government behind this …

Lok Sabha TV Insights: Redrawing Plan and Policy

                                  LSTV Insights – Redrawing Plan and Policy 2/1/2015 On 1st January, 2015 government announced ‘National Institute for Transformation of India’ NITI aayog. This brings curtains down on legendry and controversial Planning Commission. This step has evoked mix response but one point of agreement among all was that planning commission by this time has become …

Lok Sabha Insights – Ordinances on Coal and Insurance

  Lok Sabha Insights – Ordinances on Coal and Insurance 26/12/2014 A day after budget session was concluded 2 ordinances were promulgated; one was for Coals Mines Allocation ordinance which was redone as government failed to get relevant legislation passed in both houses. Other one was for FDI in insurance which raised FDI limit from …

Lok Sabha – Insights: Working of Parliament in Winter Session

 Working of Parliament in Winter Session – Insights 24/12/2014 Video Not Available (This post is an experimental feature as of Now) About 12 bills were passed in in parliament in winter session 2014 (see more), which got concluded on 23rd Dec. (adjournment sine die). Sufficient numbers with government in Lok Sabha enabled government to push …