RSTV: INDIA’S WORLD – 11TH BRICS SUMMIT

RSTV: INDIA’S WORLD – 11TH BRICS SUMMIT Introduction:             This year theme of BRICS is ‘Economic Growth for an Innovative Future’. The BRICS countries are Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa, convene for a BRICS Leaders’ Summit annually. BRICS majorly focus on spheres of political, socio-economic coordination, in which member countries have …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SECURITY: STATUS SYMBOL OR PROTECTION?

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SECURITY: STATUS SYMBOL OR PROTECTION? Introduction:             BJP working president JP Nadda on told the Rajya Sabha that there was no political angle in the withdrawal of the Special Protection Group cover to the Gandhis. Speaking in Rajya Sabha amid Congress protests in Parliament against the government’s move, Nadda said the …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE-DRINKING WATER: QUALITY & CHALLENGES

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE-DRINKING WATER: QUALITY & CHALLENGES Introduction: Mumbai residents need not buy reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers as a study by the Union Consumer Affairs Ministry has found samples of tap water collected from the financial capital compliant with the Indian standards for drinking water. However, other metro cities of Delhi, Kolkata and …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- BRICS: FOCUS ON TERRORISM

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- BRICS: FOCUS ON TERRORISM Introduction: BRICS member states have urged for concerted efforts to fight terrorism in accordance with the international law. The declaration at the end of the 11th BRICS summit stressed on the need to tackle the misuse of information and communication technologies for terrorist activities and combating illicit …

RSTV: IN DEPTH – AVALANCHE

RSTV: IN DEPTH – AVALANCHE Introduction:             In the Kargil district, the Indian Army has another big adversary besides Pakistan . These are avalanches. Over 1,000 Indian soldiers, including over 35 officers, have lost their lives in the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region since April 1984.On Monday, four soldiers died after being trapped in snow for …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE – INDIA’S START UP JOURNEY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE – INDIA’S START UP JOURNEY Introduction:             India continues to be home to the third largest start up ecosystem in the world. According to a recent report released by NASSCOM 1300 tech startups were added up to September this year. While 7 startups entered the Unicorn club talking the total number …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FAMILY LAWS & CUSTODIAL RIGHT

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FAMILY LAWS & CUSTODIAL RIGHT Introduction:             The Supreme Court has sought Centre’s response to a PIL which challenged validity of a provision of Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956 that prefers father as a natural guardian of children till they attain majority. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra issued …

RSTV-THE BIG PICTURE – JUNKING JUNK FOOD

RSTV-THE BIG PICTURE – JUNKING JUNK FOOD Introduction:             The food safety and standards authority of India – FSSAI has recently released draft regulations for ensuring healthy food for children titled as Food Safety and Standards ( Safe food and healthy diets for school children ) Regulation, 2019.  One of the important regulations proposed in …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA’S ACT EAST POLICY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA’S ACT EAST POLICY Introduction:             Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said India will consider whether its concerns and interests in trade in goods, services, and investments are being fully accommodated when he attends the meeting of the RCEP there. PM Modi is in Bangkok to participate in the 16th ASEAN-India Summit …

RSTV: IN DEPTH – MLA DISQUALIFICATION – SC VERDICT

RSTV: IN DEPTH – MLA DISQUALIFICATION – SC VERDICT Introduction:             The Supreme Court has confirmed the disqualification of 17 Karnataka MLAs whose revolt triggered the collapse of the Janata Dal Secular-Congress government and the subsequent takeover by the BS Yediyurappa-led BJP in the state. But the court has cancelled the former Karnataka Assembly Speaker …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDO-GERMAN ECONOMIC TIES

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDO-GERMAN ECONOMIC TIES Introduction: India and Germany signed multiple pacts and joint declarations of intent and exchanged agreements after bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in New Delhi. The agreements were inked for cooperation in fields such as space, civil aviation, maritime technology, artificial intelligence, …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA & WEST ASIA – NEW FRONTIERS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA & WEST ASIA – NEW FRONTIERS Introduction:             India and Saudi Arabia inked over a dozen agreements in several key sectors including oil and gas, defence and civil aviation to bolster their ties as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held extensive talks with the Kingdom’s top leadership during which a Strategic …

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- NATIONAL WATER POLICY

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- NATIONAL WATER POLICY Introduction:             Government plans to come out with an updated version of National Water Policy with key changes in governance structures and regulatory framework. Plans are also to set up a National Bureau of Water Use Efficiency. Building consensus among the states within the constitutional framework is the pre-condition …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FIGHTING STATE SPONSORED TERROR

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FIGHTING STATE SPONSORED TERROR Introduction:             National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has come down heavily on Pakistan for providing safe haven for terrorists and using terrorism as an instrument of state policy. Addressing the national conference of chiefs of Anti terrorism Squad and STF, the NSA also said that to fight …

RSTV: IN DEPTH- EASE OF DOING BUSINESS- INDIA’S ROLE

RSTV: IN DEPTH- EASE OF DOING BUSINESS- INDIA’S ROLE Introduction:             In the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings this year, India has moved from the 77th to the 63rd position. The World Bank also highlights India’s efforts to reach this position. In particular it mentions four new business reforms that were brought in …