In December 1999, External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh asked the ministry official in charge of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, Vivek Katju, who was at Kandahar airport trying to negotiate with the hijackers of Indian Airlines flight IC-814, if Singh could meet Taliban chief Mullah Muhammad Omar. Singh, who was in Delhi, asked Katju to talk … Continued
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Last weekend, Subhash Garg, Secretary, Economic Affairs, and a member on the board of the Reserve Bank of India, tweeted that reports of the government seeking a huge transfer of surplus funds were not true. His tweet came amid conflict between the government and the RBI on several issues, which has seen a public spat … Continued
Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court stayed President Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of Parliament and restrained the Election Commission from preparing for snap elections. The top court suspended until December 7, the proclamation issued by Mr. Sirisena last week sacking the legislature and calling for elections on January 5. Wickremesinghe supported the judgement Ranil Wickremesinghe the ousted Prime … Continued
Last week, the Election Commission asked the Mizoram government to send a panel of candidates for a new Chief Electoral Officer in the poll-bound state. The move comes amid demands by the state government as well as civil society groups for the removal of the incumbent CEO, S B Shashank. What led to this crisis, … Continued
The dissolution of Sri Lanka’s Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena has reached the country’s Supreme Court, with the move challenged by political parties as well as non-political groups. They have cited an Article of the Constitution to argue that the dissolution was unconstitutional. The dissolution On October 26, the President abruptly sacked Prime Minister Ranil … Continued
Shri R K Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy inaugurated the International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2018). This is the second edition of INSPIRE and is being organised by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and World Bank. The symposium will focus on … Continued
The Government has approved the process of constitution of new Boards of Governors for the IIMs as per the IIM Act 2017.”The process of constitution of Boards for the IIMs, which have been given full powers of running the institutions, is a major development which signals complete autonomy of quality institutions in higher education and … Continued
The joint military exercise between Indian and Russia EXERCISE INDRA 2018 on combating insurgency under the aegis of United Nations (UN) is being conducted at Babina Field Firing Ranges, Babina Military Station in November 2018. What is the purpose of exercise? The aim of the exercise is to practice joint planning and conduct to enhance … Continued
The Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently been a topic of much discussion, in the light of both the recent public tussle between the RBI and the Finance Ministry and the second anniversary of demonetisation. What is the RBI Board? The RBI Board is a body comprising officials … Continued
A week ago, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) upheld the environmental clearance granted to the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO), a major research facility proposed in Theni district of Tamil Nadu. While this removes all current legal hurdles in building the facility, there are still other obstacles to be overcome before work can begin on this … Continued