RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- STRENGTHENING INDIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- STRENGTHENING INDIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE Introduction:             In line with its election promise of Rs 100 trillion investment in the infrastructure sector by 2024, the NDA government would be targeting low-hanging fruits, such as Metro projects, inland waterways, natural gas grids and airport privatisation, to give a fillip to private sector investment in …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHILD SAFETY IN SCHOOL

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CHILD SAFETY IN SCHOOL Introduction:             A petition seeking notification and implementation of guidelines for fixing accountability on schools for the safety of children has been filed in the Supreme Court. The petition has been filed by NGO, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, run by Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi. The petitioner has …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- BIHAR ENCEPHALITIS DEATHS AND STATE OF MEDICAL CARE

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- BIHAR ENCEPHALITIS DEATHS AND STATE OF MEDICAL CARE   Introduction: The death of over 130 children in Bihar due to acute encephalitis syndrome has once again put the spotlight on the state of the healthcare sector in the country. The Supreme Court took cognizance of the matter and said the deaths …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TACKLING OCEAN POLLUTION

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TACKLING OCEAN POLLUTION   Introduction:             The Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in ASEAN Region was adopted by leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which includes four of the world’s top polluters. ASEAN members Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand, along with worst offender China, throw the …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TACKLING CRIME AGAINST WOMEN

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TACKLING CRIME AGAINST WOMEN   Introduction:             Crimes against women have been in focus over the past few weeks, with several heinous ones being reported across the country. There was uproar in Kashmir after a 3-year-old was raped by her neighbor in Bandipora district. While the police promptly arrested the accused, …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA VIETNAM RELATIONS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA VIETNAM RELATIONS   Introduction: As Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu was on his four-day official visit to Vietnam, we look at India’s comprehensive strategic partnership with the Southeast Asian nation… In his packed tour… the Vice President had one-on-one talks with the leaders of Vietnam… participate in the …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- UN SECURITY COUNCIL REFORMS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- UN SECURITY COUNCIL REFORMS Introduction:             The issue of push to expand the UN Security Council… which is tasked with primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security… Off late, France has emerged as a leading voice to expand the powerful global body with its envoy to UN underlining …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FORMALISING INFORMAL SECTOR

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FORMALISING INFORMAL SECTOR Introduction:             A vast majority of India’s workforce is informally employed – those who work outside of formal establishments, in un-incorporated private enterprises and mostly without any social security benefit. A new research now finds that Modi 1.0’s reforms and policies have managed to push ahead with the …

Rajya Sabha TV- Science Monitor (01.06.2019)

Rajya Sabha TV- Science Monitor (01.06.2019) [GS Paper III- Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. indigenization of technology and developing new technology.]   I.Graphene Production: It is a single layer of graphite. It is an …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CLIMATE EMERGENCY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CLIMATE EMERGENCY Introduction:             Lawmakers in the UK Parliament have declared “an environment and climate emergency,” making it the first country in the world to do so. The motion was called by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. The move comes a week after 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg addressed UK lawmakers …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA AT SCO SUMMIT

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA AT SCO SUMMIT Introduction: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit. He met Chinese President Xi Jinping, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the SCO Summit to further strengthen bilateral relations. Amid …

Rajya Sabha TV: The Big Picture – India’s Water Crisis – Every Drop Counts

Rajya Sabha TV: The Big Picture – India’s Water Crisis – Every Drop Counts Introduction: Maharashtra is facing a water emergency of unprecedented proportions. Following years of drought, the rivers’ currents have ebbed, water in dams and reservoirs has depleted and over-exploitation of groundwater has raised concerns over the long-term availability of water. Meanwhile media …