Rajya Sabha TV: In Depth – Biodiversity Report

Rajya Sabha TV: In Depth – Biodiversity Report (TOPICS COVERED: PRELIMS – GENERAL ISSUES ON ENVIRONMENTAL ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MAINS- GENERAL STUDIES III – BIODIVERSITY, ENVIRONMENT) The Living Planet Report, 2018 by World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) presents a grim picture of the impact human activity has on the world’s wildlife, forests, …

Rajya Sabha TV: In Depth – India’s Active volcano

Rajya Sabha TV: In Depth – India’s Active volcano (TOPICS COVERED: PRELIMS:  Indian and World Geography – Physical MAINS: GENERAL STUDIES I – Important Geophysical phenomena such as volcanic activity, geographical features and their location)   India’s live volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar islands is reported to be erupting once again in 2018. The …

Rajya Sabha TV In Depth: CBI – Central Bureau of Investigation

Rajya Sabha TV In Depth: CBI – Central Bureau of Investigation (Topics covered: General Studies II – Governance, Polity) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is India’s premier investigating agency that handles all high-profile cases. Its job is to ensure a fair and an impartial probe. But, recently in October 2018, two of the top officials …

Rajya Sabha TV: In Depth – Sikkim India’s First Organic State

Rajya Sabha TV: In Depth – Sikkim India’s First Organic State (TOPIC COVERED: GENERAL STUDIES III) India’s first organic state Sikkim has won the ‘Oscar for best policies’ conferred by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for the world’s best policies promoting agro-ecological and sustainable food systems. The ‘Future Policy Award’ received by the Chief …

Rajya Sabha TV In Depth Industrial Revolution 4.0

Rajya Sabha TV In Depth Industrial Revolution 4.0 (Topics covered: General Studies III – Science and Technology) The fourth Industrial Revolution describes the present technological age ongoing in 21st century that has come up since the first such revolution took place in 18th century. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Centre for the …

Rajya Sabha TV In Depth: Ayushman Bharat – Insuring Health

Rajya Sabha TV In Depth: Ayushman Bharat – Insuring Health   (TOPICS COVERED: PAPER III, GENERAL STUDIES II – Government policies, Issues related to development and management of Social Sector Services relating to Health) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojna (PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat) scheme in Ranchi on 23rd September 2018. Deemed …

Rajya Sabha TV In Depth Age of Democracy

Rajya Sabha TV In Depth Age of Democracy (TOPIC COVERED: GENERAL STUDIES II – GOVERNANCE, CONSTITUTION, POLITY) Democracy is a form of government in which power ultimately comes from the people who are governed, either through direct voting or through elected representatives. To protect the ideas of democracy worldwide and promote its principles, the International …

Rajya Sabha TV The Big Picture: PIL under scrutiny

Rajya Sabha TV The Big Picture: PIL under scrutiny (TOPIC COVERED: GENERAL STUDIES II – STRUCTURE, ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONING OF THE EXECUTIVE AND THE JUDICIARY) The Supreme Court of India on 10th September 2018 stated that Public Interest Litigation are there for people who cannot afford to approach the courts and dismissed a PIL filed …

Rajya Sabha TV The Big Picture: India Post Payments Bank

Rajya Sabha TV The Big Picture: India Post Payments Bank (Topic covered: Paper IV, General Studies – III Indian Economy and issues related to planning, Inclusive growth and issues arising from it) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 September 2018 launched the Payments Bank of Indian postal department that will take banking to the doorstep …

Rajya Sabha TV The Big Picture: India Pak Indus Matters

Rajya Sabha TV The Big Picture: India Pak Indus Matters Crucial talks were held between delegations of India and Pakistan over various aspects of the Indus Water Treaty in Lahore in August, 2018. Both nations agreed to undertakethe Treaty to resolve issues on various hydroelectric projects- including the Pakal Dul and Lower Kalnai in Jammu …

Rajya Sabha TV India’s World: Afghanistan and Regional Stability

Rajya Sabha TV India’s World: Afghanistan and Regional Stability Taliban fighters launched an assault on the city of Ghazni, Afghanistan beginning on 10th August 2018, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of insurgents, soldiers, police and civilians. The Afghan Government was successful in control of Ghazni city after five days of fighting. Such attacks …

Rajya Sabha TV In Depth Exploring Shale Oil

Rajya Sabha TV In Depth Exploring Shale Oil On August 1, 2018 Union Cabinet of India allowed simultaneous exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbon resources like coal-bed methane, shale and unconventional oil and natural gas. The decision is expected to boost domestic output and spur investments by different firms.   Analysis: Diagram showing types of oil and …

Rajya Sabha TV: Policy Watch – New Forest Policy

Rajya Sabha TV: Policy Watch – New Forest Policy Draft National Policy 2018 aims at sustainable forest management by incorporating elements of ecosystem security, climate change, forest hydrology, robust framework to monitor and develop forest cover and strengthening an overall environmental balance. As per the draft that argues to revise the National Forest Policy 1988, …

Rajya Sabha TV In Depth – 74th Constitutional Amendment

Rajya Sabha TV In Depth – 74th Constitutional Amendment Year 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the historic 73rd and 74th amendments to the Constitution of India that conferred constitutional status to local self governments in rural and urban areas and strengthened democracy at grass root levels. Prior to these amendments only states were recognized …