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North Korea Crisis | RSTV Summary

North Korea has considerably upgraded its nuclear weapons arsenal and capability which is increasing tensions in the Korean peninsula. It has conducted the intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) tests. President Trump has strongly reverted back by pointing that the American Government can reply using the analogy of fire and fury. This situation is compared to the …

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Rail Development Authority for UPSC

Rail Development Authority – Government has approved formation of a Rail Development Authority (RDA) comprising Chairman and three Members. The objective underlying RDA is to get expert advice/make informed decision on – Pricing of services commensurate with costs. Suggest measures for enhancement of Non Fare Revenue. Protection of consumer interests, by ensuring quality of service …

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India and China propose joint project at WTO | PIB

Recently (on 18 July 2017) India and China jointly submitted a proposal to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) calling for the elimination – by developed countries – of the most trade-distorting form of farm subsidies, known in WTO parlance as Aggregate Measurement of Support (AMS) or ‘Amber Box’ support as a prerequisite   for consideration of …

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The Lessons of Demonetization | Livemint

Prime Minister Modi in his televised address to the nation his Government’s decision to demonetise the higher denomination currency notes. There is now ample proof that the grand demonetisation gamble has failed to meet its primary objective. Signals of failure – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has finally released numbers that show how most …

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31st August, 2017 | PIB Summary

Cabinet approves MoU’s (Prelims + GS 2 IR) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of the Election Commission of India to enter into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of electoral management and administration with the Election Management Bodies of other countries/International Agencies. These …

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India-Afghanistan ties – The way ahead | RSTV

Introduction – In his first prime-time televised address as the US Commander-in-Chief, President Trump announced his Afghanistan policy, wherein he pledged an increase in American troops and military degradation of Taliban in the future. He sought an enhanced role for India in bringing peace in Afghanistan as he ruled out hasty withdrawal of American troops. …

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Simultaneous Elections | Editorials Simplified

After India gained independence and the electoral process started, the 1952, 1957, 1962 and 1967 elections were held simultaneously. Later because of early dissolution of state assemblies and even the Lok Sabha the process was disrupted. Should we not hold elections to the state assemblies and the Lok Sabha simultaneously? Arguments in favor – First, …

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Eradication of Poverty | RSTV

In a recent event, Prime Minister Modi set an ambitious target to alleviate poverty from the nation in the coming 5 years. Even after seven long decades of independence, and despite being one of the major world economies, we have about a quarter of our population living under the trap of poverty. Each successive government since Independence, has tried to tackle poverty by …

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