RSTV: COVID-19- INDIA FIGHTS BACK- CHALLENGES FOR MSME SECTOR

 Significance of MSMEs: With aroSund 63.4 million units throughout the geographical expanse of the country, MSMEs contribute around 6.11% of the manufacturing GDP and 24.63% of the GDP from service activities as well as 33.4% of India’s manufacturing output. They have been able to provide employment to around 120 million persons and contribute around …

RSTV: COVID19: INDIA FIGHTS BACK- PM E-VIDYA: DIGITAL EDUCATION

 Introduction: PM e-Vidya scheme which has been launched for multi-mode access to digital/ online education. Under the PM e-Vidya programme, there will be 12 DTH channels introduced, with one each dedicated to classes 1 to 12. E- Vidya: The main objective of PM eVidya program is to educate students through digital platforms so that …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE – PRIVATISATION OF PUBLIC SECTOR ENTERPRISES

 Introduction: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently announced major reforms for Public Sector Undertakings, as a result of which many sectors are likely to see large-scale consolidation and divestment of State-run firms. The government will soon announce a new PSU policy, which will focus on privatising PSUs in non-strategic sectors based on feasibility. The …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- HONG KONG NATIONAL SECURITY LAW

 Introduction:             Chinese authorities plans to bypass Hong Kong’s legislature to enact a national security law that pro-democracy campaigners say is aimed at cracking down on dissent in the city. A motion to enable the drafting of the law which targets secession, sedition, terrorism and foreign interference in Hong Kong was brought before the …

RSTV: INDIA’S WORLD: INDIA- VIETNAM CONNECTIONS

 Introduction: India and Vietnam held delegation-level talks at Hyderabad House in Delhi. While the Indian delegation was led by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, his Vietnamese counterpart Dang Ngoc headed the Vietnam team. Dang was on a three-day visit to India. During the visit, Vietnamese budget airline Vietjet announced the operation of five new routes …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- THE AFGHANISTAN PUZZLE & INDIA

 Introduction: India welcomed the power-sharing deal announced by Afghanistan between President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah, which ended months of political discord triggered by last year’s disputed presidential election. The Ministry of External Affairs said India hoped the political agreement and creation of a council for national reconciliation will result in renewed …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE – QUAD-PLUS DIPLOMACY

 Introduction: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently held a video conference with his counterparts from India, Australia, Brazil, Israel, Japan and South Korea on issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. Pompeo and his counterparts discussed the importance of international cooperation, transparency, and accountability in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and in addressing its causes. …