RSTV: POLICY WATCH- NATIONAL POLICY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

 Introduction: Keeping in view the emerging trends in demographic, socio-economic, and other relevant fields in the country, the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is drawing a National Policy for Senior Citizens, incorporating issues such as financial & food security, healthcare & nutrition, safety & security, housing and welfare Background: As India experiences sustained …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- GROUNDWATER EXTRACTION NORMS

 Introduction: With around one-sixth of assessed ground water units in the country facing over-exploitation, the Centre Govt has issued revised guidelines for groundwater use. The new guidelines prohibits new industry and mining projects in over-exploited zones and makes it mandatory for existing industries, commercial units and big housing societies to take no objection certificate’ …

RSTV: FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION (REGULATION) AMENDMENT BILL, 2020

 Introduction: Parliament has passed Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill 2020 in the recently concluded Monsoon Session. The Act regulates the acceptance and utilisation of foreign contribution by individuals, associations and companies. Foreign contribution is the donation or transfer of any currency, security or article (of beyond a specified value) by a foreign source. Highlights …

RSTV: COVID 19: INDIA FIGHTS BACK- COVID-19 & MENTAL HEALTH

   Many psychological problems and important consequences in terms of mental health including stress, anxiety, depression, frustration, uncertainty during COVID-19 outbreak emerged progressively. Common psychological reactions related to the mass quarantine which was imposed in order to attenuate the COVID-19 spread are generalized fear and pervasive community anxiety which are typically associated with disease …

RSTV: DISCUSSION TODAY- ONE NATION ONE ELECTION

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again advocated ‘One Nation, One Election’ system and a single voters’ list, saying that elections taking place every few months hinders development. Addressing the concluding session of the 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference via video conference on the 71st Constitution Day, the Prime Minister made a strong …

RSTV: DISCUSSION TODAY- TACKLING AIR POLLUTION: THE NEW LAW

 Increasing Air Pollution: It is clear that the problem of air pollution has increased very seriously and over the years its intensity and seriousness has grown. In many places there is no proper air quality measurement mechanism. The main constituent of the pollutants are the particulate matter which breaches the standard prescribed by Central …

RSTV: SCIENCE MONITOR 08.08.2020

 Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2020-21: VVM is an initiative of Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA), in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), an institution under the Ministry of Education (earlier known as Ministry of Human Resources and …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY OUTLOOK- TARGET 30X30

 Introduction: The UN Convention on Biological Diversity has released its fifth Global Biodiversity Outlook report which says that none of the 20 agreed conservation targets of the past 10 years could be fully met by the world . Experts believe that all nations will now have to implement the ambitious new target of protecting …

RSTV: SCIENCE MONITOR 17.10. 2020

 MoUs for establishment of supercomputing infrastructure in India: Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(C-DAC) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeITY) signed a total of 13 MoUs with the premier academic and R& D institutions of India for establishing Supercomputing Infrastructure with Assembly and Manufacturing in India and Critical Components of National Supercomputing …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- STOP MANUAL SCAVENGING

Introduction: With an aim of eliminating human entry into septic tanks and drains for cleaning, the ministry of housing and urban affairs launched a ‘technology challenge’ seeking suitable solutions from individuals and NGOs. According to the ministry, the initiative is in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who recently expressed a desire …