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 …

The Big Picture – Uniform Civil Code: What’s the blueprint?

The Big Picture – Uniform Civil Code: What’s the blueprint? Summary: The debate about this controversial issue has been on this country for decades dating back to even before independence. The need for it has been underlined even in the constitution under Article 44 as a Directive Principle. However, despite periodic debate over it none …

News Analysis: Financial Crises in Aviation Sector

ARCHIVES   Financial Crises in Aviation Sector All India Radio News Analysis:   http://www.newsonair.com/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-33611.mp3 MAIN ISSUES AND GOVERNMENT POLICIES: There is no rationalization of jet fuel prices. So fuel cost is very high and it is one of the highest in the world. 40% of operating cost or expenditure  goes for fuel. Expenditure and costs …

News Analysis: Safety of Working Women

… ARCHIVES All India Radio http://www.newsonair.com/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-33547.mp3 Safety of Working Women Delhi has once again witnessed the horrors of rape. Here the offender who is involved is a taxi driver who was operating taxi in the night. SYSTEM FAILURE: Even though with a such a large population it appears impossible to prevent every crime but if …

News Analysis: Social Justice Bench At Supreme Court

ARCHIVES All India Radio, 05 December 2015 http://www.newsonair.com/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-33310.mp3 Chief justice of India has set up a special bench to exclusively deal with social justice for less previliged, disadvantaged sections of society, women and children. Social justice is not an something unique concept. It is explicitly mentioned in our constitution and it is the duty of …

News Analysis: 30 Years After Bhopal Gas Tragedy – Lessons to Lean

ARCHIVES http://www.newsonair.com/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-33241.mp3 30 YEARS OF BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY.. LESSONS TO LEARN A US multinational pesticide company called ” union carbide” operating in Bhopal, met with an accident in December 1984, spewed enormous amount of poisonous gases killing thousands of people and leaving many more in serious health hazards – whose effects are felt even today. HOW DID …

The Big Picture – Land Swap with Bangladesh: Will it check illegal migration?

ARCHIVES The Indo Bangladesh border issue has been festering for years, in fact, ever since the country was carved out of Pak in 1971. The two countries share a 4096 border along Assam, West Bengal, Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram. In 2011, India and Bangladesh signed an agreement to exchange enclaves on both sides and thereby …

News Analysis: Maoist Attack on Security Forces

http://www.newsonair.com/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-33171.mp3  ARCHIVES MAOIST ATTACK ON SECURITY FORCES 14 CRPF personnel have been killed and 12 injured by maoist attack in chhattisgarh  preliminary report suggests that there was an ambush and maoist took villagers as shield. 2014 alone there were 3 incidents of maoist attack in the same area. Also we have seen highest number of …

The Big Picture – SAARC SUMMIT: Has India enhanced ties with neighbours?

ARCHIVES Summary: The two day 18th SAARC summit in Kathmandu has come to a conclusion with the signing of energy treaty. The summit which was expected to work out more wide ranging agreements, however, was overshadowed by the frosty ties between India and Pak. Before the summit, there was also a talk of bringing China …

The Big Picture – Cyber Security Policy: Will it secure Systems and Privacy

Summary: The Cyber Policy aims at securing Air Defence Systems, power infrastructure, nuclear plants, telecommunication systems among others. With this policy in place India has made a very progressive step forward. We are now aligned with countries like Korea, US, Japan and several EU countries. The real challenge is however in operationalizing the system. Cyber …

News Analysis: WTO’s Trade Agreement and India

http://www.newsonair.com/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-32914.mp3 WHAT IS IT?  – WTO when it was established in 1995, to facilitate global trade has put a cap on subsidies provided by host countries for number of products being produced, farm produce being one of the major one. -Accordingly a cap of 10% subsidy was put of total farm output for any country. …

Special Report – Refugees in India: Guests of Destiny

Refugee: Global Scenario: Refugee, as defined under International law, means a person forced to leave his/her country in order to escape war, persecution or a Natural Disaster. These are the people outside their home country because they suffered or feared persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or because they are fleeing a …

News Analysis: Outcome of Recent SAARC Summit

http://www.newsonair.com/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-32847.mp3 OUTCOME OF RECENT SAARC SUMMIT 18th summit of SAARC is underway but so far that nothing spectacular is happening. India has made 3 proposals but there are apparent reservations from Pakistan, which is buying time. 3 CRITICAL AGREEMENTS PUT FORWARD: 1.Road connectivity 2.Rail connectivity 3.Energy if these agreements are inked by SAARC it would …

News Analysis: Maritime and Coastal Security Aftermath 26/11 Terror Attack on Mumbai

http://www.newsonair.com/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-32757.mp3 MARITIME AND COASTAL SECURITY AFTERMATH OF 26/11 Six yrs have passed since the heinous terrorist attack and its time to introspect whether any improvements have been done in the areas of mitigation and preparedness Traditionally terrorist used to infiltrate to India through land routes mainly either Kashmir, Bangladesh, Nepal or Myanmar. So this was …

News Analysis: US President’s Presence on Republic Day in 2015 and Its Strategic Significance

All India Radio – News Analysis: November 25, 2014 BRIEF HISTORY OF INDO-US RELATIONS – From 1974 till 2004 Indo-US relation was under strain over a number of issues, primarily one being the nuclear testing. – since 2005-08 we were able to resolve the nuclear issue by historic civil nuclear deal by passing 123 agreement. …