Sansad TV: Jyotiba Phule

 Introduction Jyotirao Phule was an Indian social reformer, writer, and champion of equality for all people, including poor labourers and women. Known as ‘Jyotiba,’ he was a pioneering figure who boldly challenged the abhorrent practices of untouchability and caste-based discrimination. Phule also fought for women’s rights. His legacy as a social reformer endures to …

UPSC Sansad TV: Perspective – New Criminal Laws

Introduction             New criminal laws take effect from July 1, 2024. The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam replaced the Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure and the Indian Evidence Act. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the introduction of the three new laws marks an overhaul of …

UPSC Sansad TV: International Cooperative Day

 Introduction International Cooperative Day was celebrated on July 6th, 2024. This day, observed annually on the first Saturday of July, aims to raise awareness about cooperatives and their vital role in sustainable development, social inclusion, and economic resilience. The theme for the 102nd International Day of Cooperation, “Building a Better Future for All: Working …

UPSC Sansad TV: Perspective- India-Sri Lanka Relations

 Key areas and analysis: Diplomatic Cooperation: Diplomatic relations between India and Sri Lanka are marked by visits of high level Government functionaries. A notable diplomatic event in the recent past was our Indian Prime Minister’s address to the Sri Lankan parliament in 2015 India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission was established in 1992. The commission facilitates discussions …

UPSC Sansad TV: AIR- Ways to Tackle Drug Abuse

 Introduction Drug abuse is a global issue affecting individuals, families, and societies. It poses severe health risks, fuels criminal activities, and undermines economic and social stability. Tackling drug abuse requires a comprehensive approach addressing root causes, providing support for recovery, and implementing prevention strategies. Education and Awareness Implement comprehensive drug education programs in schools …

UPSC Sansad TV: Petrochemicals

Introduction             The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry plays a crucial role in the development of the country’s industrial and agricultural sectors, and has reached significant milestones in terms of capacity additions and value growth in the last 70 years. More than 80,000 varieties of chemicals and petrochemicals are manufactured in the country and the …

UPSC Sansad TV: Perspective- India’s Forex Reserves Hit Record High

    Introduction As per data released by the Reserve Bank of India, India’s foreign currency assets (FCA), which form the biggest component of the forex reserves, rose by 3.773 billion dollars to 576.337 billion dollars in the reported week.Gold reserves rose by $481 million to $56.982 billion.The Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) were up 43 …

UPSC Sansad TV: AIR- Strengthening strategic partnership between India and USA

  Introduction US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan was on a two-day visit to India. This visit underscores the ongoing efforts to bolster the strategic partnership between the two nations. During his visit, Jake Sullivan has met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India’s National Security Adviser (NSA). These high-level discussions aim to reinforce the …

UPSC Sansad TV: AIR- Desertification, Its Impact, and Sustainable Solutions

   Introduction Desertification is a severe environmental issue characterized by the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid areas, primarily due to human activities and climatic variations. It is a process that transforms fertile land into deserts, leading to a loss of biodiversity, reduced agricultural productivity, and increased vulnerability to climatic extremes. …

UPSC Sansad TV: Perspective- India-US iCET cooperation

   Introduction India and the U.S. have once again underscored their commitment to ensure that both countries stay at the leading edge of innovation and to enhance coordination with like-minded nations to deliver secure, reliable, and cost-competitive technology solutions for the Indian and American people and also their partners around the world. That’s the …

UPSC Sansad TV: AIR- Artificial Intelligence and its significance

 Introduction Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands as a transformative force in the realm of technology, promising to redefine industries, governance, and societal dynamics. From automating routine tasks to enhancing decision-making processes, AI’s capabilities span across various domains, making it a cornerstone of modern innovation. The Evolution and Scope of Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence encompasses diverse …

UPSC Sansad TV: G7 and India

 Introduction: The Group of Seven (G7), consisting of the world’s most advanced economies—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States—has been a significant global platform addressing economic policy, international security, and multilateral cooperation. India’s association with the G7 has evolved over the years, reflecting its growing economic stature and strategic …

UPSC Sansad TV: In Focus- Sustainable Agriculture

     Introduction: Sustainable agriculture is a holistic approach to farming that prioritizes environmental health, economic profitability, and social equity.It aims to meet society’s current food and textile needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.The core of sustainable agriculture is to balance the ecosystem’s needs with human agricultural activities. Importance …

UPSC Sansad TV: AIR- Subhash Chandra Bose

   Introduction: Subhash Chandra Bose , fondly remembered as Netaji, was one of the most influential figures in India’s struggle for independence against British colonial rule. Born on January 23, 1897, Bose’s unwavering dedication, strategic acumen, and profound patriotism made him a towering figure in the annals of Indian history. His life was characterized …

UPSC Sansad TV: AIR- Strengthening India-Bhutan Relations

   Introduction: India and Bhutan share a unique bond characterized by historical, cultural, and strategic affinities. Over the years, this relationship has evolved into a multifaceted partnership, encompassing various sectors such as trade, education, security, and hydropower cooperation. Relations in past: India and Bhutan’s relations trace back centuries, marked by mutual respect and understanding. …

UPSC Sansad TV: AIR- Staying Safe during heat waves

 Heatwaves: Heat wave occurs when a region experiences an extended period of exceptionally high temperatures, often surpassing the average for that time of year. This phenomenon is typically instigated by a persistent high-pressure system, which acts as a lid, trapping warm air beneath it and preventing the dissipation of heat. Vulnerable populations, such as …