RSTV BIG PICTURE : ENSURING WATER SECURITY

Why in news? Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently released the operational guidelines of Jal Jeevan Mission which is centre Govt’s initiative to provide Functional Household Tap Connections to every rural household by 2024. Details Out of 17.87 crore rural households in the country about 14.6 crore which accounts for 81.67 percent are yet to […]

RSTV BIG PICTURE: CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF Why in News? Union Cabinet has approved the creation of the post of CDS with an aim to strengthen India’s collective defence capabilities. Cabinet committee on security (CCS) has approved the recommendations of several expert panels, including the Kargil Review Committee. Need of such a post To usher in reforms in […]

RSTV BIG PICTURE: UPDATING NPR

UPDATING NPR The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to update the National Population Register (NPR), which is linked to the Census. The exercise will cost Rs 8,500 crore, the government said. The Census Commission has said the objective of the NPR is to create a comprehensive identity database of every “usual resident” of the […]

RSTV BIG PICTURE- GST COUNCIL – 38th meeting

BIG PICTURE GST COUNCIL – 38th meeting In its 38th meeting, the GST Council voted for uniform rate of 28% on lotteries across the country. It was for the first time since the launch of the new overarching indirect tax that the Council took a decision through the voting route. TAKEAWAYS FROM THE MEETING Rationalized […]