Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: Spending on Education Stagnant 

    Lok Sabha TV- Public Forum: Spending on Education Stagnant      Education in India is provided by both public and private sector with the control and funding coming from three levels i.e. centre, state and local bodies. In various Articles of Indian Constitution free and compulsory education is provided as a Fundamental Right …

The Big Picture- Can Media Platforms be Alternatives to the Parliament

    The Big Picture- Can Media Platforms be Alternatives to the Parliament     The Winter Session of Parliament has witnessed disruptions and chaos as the Opposition raised issue of demonetization in both the Houses. Since the Winter Session of Parliament in 2013, this session has recorded maximum number of lost hours. According to …

The Big Picture – Should Indian startups be given protection against foreign firms?

    The Big Picture – Should Indian startups be given protection against foreign firms?     India’s most successful internet entrepreneurs of Flipkart and Ola have raised the banner of nationalism in their fight against foreign origin rivals urging the Government to design policies which will favour home grown companies. The coordinated push amongst …

Rajya Sabha TV: Security Scan – Maritime and coastal Security of India

    Rajya Sabha TV: Security Scan – Maritime and coastal Security of India     With a vast coastline of about 7600 kilometres, island territories on both sides of the peninsula are sizeable Exclusive Economic Zone and sea borne trade, the greater part of which moves by ship; there are many strands to India’s …

The Big Picture -Takeaways from Heart of Asia Conference

    The Big Picture -Takeaways from Heart of Asia Conference       The 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia- Istanbul Process to help the political and economic transition of Afghanistan recently managed to sidestep Indo-Pak rivalry that often derails regional initiatives. The Conference in Amritsar which was attended by over 40 …

The Big Picture- Demonetization: Are the expectations of windfall gain for RBI still valid?

  The Big Picture- Demonetization: Are the expectations of windfall gain for RBI still valid?   As the Reserve Bank of India continues printing cash to replace demonetized notes, any unclaimed amount can theoretically be claimed as a windfall gain to the Government. In practice though deploying such gains immediately will cause disruptions in the …

Lok Sabha TV- Insight: International Day of Rural Women

    Lok Sabha TV- Insight: International Day of Rural Women   Note: Please watch from 23ed minute for today’s topic   On October 15th each year, the United Nations celebrates International Day of Rural Women and recognizes importance of women in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide. As per the UN, empowering rural women …

The Big Picture- What Will Be the Indicator to Judge the Success of Demonetization Drive?

    The Big Picture- What Will Be the Indicator to Judge the Success of Demonetization Drive?     While the Government continues to convince the people and the opposition on its demonetization move, there is a clear divide among economists who are still in the process of tabulating the pros and cons, the short …

The Big Picture- India-Japan Relations: Civil Nuclear Deal

    The Big Picture- India-Japan Relations: Civil Nuclear Deal     India and Japan recently signed a landmark nuclear energy pact after six years of negotiations between the two countries. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi made second visit to Japan in last two years. The visit was also significant in the present international scenario …