RSTV: SCIENCE MONITOR 23.01.2021

  RAKSHITA Bike Ambulance: Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi based DRDO laboratory, handed overRakshita, a bike-based casualty transport emergency vehicle to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The bike ambulance will help in overcoming the problems faced by Indian security forces and emergency healthcare providers. It will provide life-saving aid for evacuation of injured …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- REFORMS IN UN & OTHER IMPAIRED BLOCS

     Introduction: India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador TS Tirumurti, speaking in the UN General Assembly on ‘Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council’, said that nothing has moved for more than a decade in the Inter-Governmental Negotiations except hearing passionate statements on the need …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TAKEAWAYS FROM BRICS SUMMIT

     Introduction: Asserting that terrorism is the “biggest problem” facing the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there was a need to ensure that countries supporting and assisting terrorists are held guilty, in an oblique reference to Pakistan. Addressing the summit of the five-nation grouping BRICS via video-conferencing, the prime minister also said …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN

     Introduction: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that there are huge renewable energy deployment plans for India for the next decade which are likely to generate business prospects of around $20 billion per year. In his address after inaugurating the 3rd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo (RE-Invest 2020), through video conferencing, …

RSTV: SCIENCE MONITOR 16.01.2021

 CSIR- NIScPR: Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a new instituteo f Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) i.e. CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR), in New Delhi. The new institute has been established consequent to the merger of two prestigious institutes of CSIR namely, CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

 Introduction: November 25 is observed as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This year assumes great significance amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During the unprecedented lockdown, countries across the world reported increased cases of domestic violence. Women’s organizations and rights bodies are pushing governments to take measures to protect young girls and …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE : SCO HEADS OF GOVERNMENT SUMMIT

 Introduction: Addressing a virtual meeting, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu while underlining India’s brave fight against the Covid 19 pandemic and economic recovery, condemned terrorism describing it as the most important challenge faced by the countries in the region…Chairing the Summit, the Vice President also stressed on the collective need to combat scourge of terrorism…It …

RSTV: DISCUSSION TODAY- TAKING CARE OF INDIA’S ELDERLY

Introduction: Longitudinal Ageing Study of India is India’s first and the world’s largest survey till date which provides a database on India’s older population and also stands to guide the policymakers to formulate policies and programs for the elderly population on the parameters of social, health and economic well-being. The study will also be used …

RSTV: DISCUSSION TODAY- RBI’S FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT

 Introduction: RBI’s Financial Stability Report, which reflects the collective assessment on risks to financial stability, and the resilience of the financial system. Among the salient points the report concluded, tepid Credit growth but surge in deposits reflecting precautionary saving in the face of high uncertainty. Macro stress tests for credit risk show that scheduled …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT POLICY

 Introduction: The health Ministry approved a policy under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) to protect and manage personal data of patients using the digital services of the scheme. The policy that was approved by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan acts as a guidance document across the National Digital Health Ecosystem (NDHE). The government …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- RIGHTS OF ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS

 Introduction: Union Ministry of Power has promulgated rules laying down the rights of power consumers in the country. These rules have compensatory mechanism and grove ace redressal system to ensure reliable services and quality electricity to the consumers Need and Significance: Electricity is a Concurrent List (Seventh Schedule) subject and the central government has …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- NATIONAL SCIENCE & TECH POLICY DRAFT

 Introduction: Draft National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) has been uploaded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) on its website. DST has also invited suggestions, inputs and comments for making changes by 25th January. Overall philosophy: Unlike previous STI policies which were largely top-driven in formulation, the 5th national STI policy …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- NEED FOR AGRICULTURAL REFORMS

 Introduction: Agriculture in India faces growing challenges and also presents plenty of opportunities but successive governments have been hesitant to bring reforms fearing political ramifications. Crucial decisions needed to the sector an impetus have been delayed in the fear of losing votes. There has also been a lack of vision. The Modi government has …

RSTV: SCIENCE MONITOR 2.01.2021

 Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortia: The government has launched the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortia (INSACOG), comprising 10 labs namely DBT-NIBMG Kalyani, DBT-ILS Bhubaneswar, ICMR-NIV Pune, DBT-NCCS Pune, CSIR-CCMB Hyderabad, DBT-CDFD Hyderabad, DBT-InSTEM/ NCBS Bengaluru, NIMHANS Bengaluru, CSIR-IGIB Delhi, and NCDC Delhi. The overall aim of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium is to monitor the genomic …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA BEGINS UNSC TENURE

 Introduction: With the start of the New Year, India officially began its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti installed the tricolor. India will sit in the 15-nation United Nations Security Council for the 2021-22 term as a non-permanent …