RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY CODE BILL

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY CODE BILL Introduction: The government introduced the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was passed by both the houses, seeking to restrict the duration of the resolution process and ensure the primacy of financial creditors in case of recoveries. The resolution process is proposed to be …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- JOBS-LOCALS FIRST POLICY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- JOBS-LOCALS FIRST POLICY Introduction:             Fulfilling one of its biggest election promises, the Jagan Mohan Reddy government passed a bill in the Assembly which reserves 75 per cent jobs factories for Andhra Pradesh youths, making it the first state in the country to introduce such a provision in the private sector. …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- KASHMIR- NO THIRD PARTY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- KASHMIR- NO THIRD PARTY Introduction:             An influential Democratic Congressman on Tuesday apologised to India’s US envoy for President Donald Trump’s “embarrassing” remarks on Kashmir, while several others came out in support of New Delhi’s stand against any third-party role on the issue. “I just apologised to Indian Ambassador Harsh Shringla …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE-DATA AND PRIVACY: HOW SAFE ARE APPS?

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE-DATA AND PRIVACY: HOW SAFE ARE APPS? Introduction:             Faceapp, an image-editing app has caught the imagination of everyone from New York to Sydney; from Brussels to Chennai and beyond. There are millions of people, including several in India, who are transforming their current photo, using the apps age filter to see …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CONSPIRACY AGAINST JUDICIARY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CONSPIRACY AGAINST JUDICIARY Introduction: The Supreme Court called the Directors of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Delhi Police Commissioner to look into the material furnished by lawyer Utsav Bains in support of his allegations in the framing of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in a …

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- PUBLIC, PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN RAILWAYS

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- PUBLIC, PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN RAILWAYS Introduction: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech said that the Indian railways will use Public Private Partnership model for faster development, rolling stock manufacturing and the delivery of freight. Railways will need 50 lakh rupees between 2018 to 2030 to complete the sanctioned projects. Finance …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- DEMOGRAPHY: ADVANTAGE INDIA

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- DEMOGRAPHY: ADVANTAGE INDIA Introduction:             In many ways, India’s demographics are the envy of the world. As populations in countries such as China, US, and Japan is getting older, India’s population is getting younger. Since 2018, India’s working-age population has grown larger than the dependent population — children aged 14 or …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- AERA (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2019

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- AERA (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2019 Introduction:             The Rajya Sabha passed the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to raise threshold for an airport to qualify as ‘major airport’ and hence reducing the tariff-fixing power of airport regulator to a fewer airports. The Bill was passed after …

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- ONE NATION ONE RATION CARD

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- ONE NATION ONE RATION CARD Introduction: ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme, which will allow portability of food security benefits, will be available across the country. This means poor migrant workers will be able to buy subsidised rice and wheat from any ration shop in the country. Currently Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- AFGHANISTAN TALKS HIT ROADBLOCK

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- AFGHANISTAN TALKS HIT ROADBLOCK Introduction:             U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to express disappointment over the postponement of talks with the Taliban and to condemn the insurgent group’s recent announcement of a “spring offensive.” Some 250 Afghan politicians and civil society figures had been due …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FLOODS AND RIVER LINKING

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FLOODS AND RIVER LINKING Introduction:             Some northern Indian states could receive rainfall during the next 4-5 days, but monsoon activity could be subdued in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra’s interiors, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in the next 3-4 days, the India Meteorological Department said on Sunday. After recording above …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SEX ABUSE AND SAFEGUARDING OUR CHILDREN

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SEX ABUSE AND SAFEGUARDING OUR CHILDREN Introduction: Centre government and Supreme Court both have taken firm steps to tackle the rising number of sexual offences against children. Earlier this week Union cabinet approved amendments to strengthen the POCSO Act by including death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children. Section 14 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SINGLE TRIBUNAL FOR RIVER WATER DISPUTES

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SINGLE TRIBUNAL FOR RIVER WATER DISPUTES Introduction:             India has seen protracted river water sharing disputes in recent years. Depleting groundwater, drying rivers and increasing demand for water have led to long legal wrangles between warring states. But very soon, India might have a single national tribunal — the Inter-State River …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ANTI DEFECTION LAW AND KARNATAKA POLITICAL CRISIS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ANTI DEFECTION LAW AND KARNATAKA POLITICAL CRISIS Introduction: Political defections aren’t anything new and not something that the BJP alone should be held accountable for in the two southern states Goa and Karnataka, as well as in the Rajya Sabha where four out of six TDP members resigned and joined the …