RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PANDEMIC & PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM

 Introduction: The government has been quick to adopt a multipronged strategy, including issuance of clear guidelines to ministries for coordinated action, imposition of travel restrictions, suspension of visas, large-scale screening and contact tracing as well as regular dissemination of information to the public. Mounting a swift response involving all stakeholders in a country of …

RSTV: SCIENCE MONITOR- 29.08.2020

 Indian satellite AstroSat discovers one of the earliest galaxies of Universe: As a landmark achievement in Space missions, Indian Astronomers have discovered one of the farthest Star galaxies in the universe. AstroSat is India’s first multi-wavelength space telescope, which has five telescopes seeing through different wavelengths simultaneously — visible, near UV, far UV, soft …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FATF AND PAKISTAN’S TERROR LIST

 Introduction: In an attempt to be dropped from the Financial Action Task Force’s grey list, Pakistan has banned 88 new terrorists, in compliance with the new list issued by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The banned terrorists include Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim. Paris-based FATF put Pakistan on the grey list …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ROLE & FUNCTIONS OF NATIONAL RECRUITMENT AGENCY

 Terming the setting up of a National Recruitment Agency as “historic”, Union minister Jitendra Singh said it will conduct an online Common Eligibility Test for shortlisting candidates for majority of central government jobs twice a year. He said the multiple recruitment examinations are a burden on the candidates, as also on the respective recruitment …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- NEP 2020- LANGUAGES CULTURE & VALUES

 Introduction: The Union Cabinet recently approved the new National Education Policy 2020 to bring “large-scale transformational reforms” in both school and higher education. The new education policy for the country comes after almost 34 years. It stipulates for a complete overhaul of the existing education system. Among the key highlights of NEP 2020 is …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PIPELINE DASHBOARD

 Introduction: Monitoring of all infrastructure projects under the ₹111-trillion National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) will be allowed on a digital platform to ensure access to updated project information for investments across various sectors, the finance ministry said on Monday. The projects will be mapped and evaluated by the departments concerned and the finance ministry to …

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 outbreaks, …

RSTV: IN DEPTH – AVALANCHE

 Introduction: In the Kargil district, the Indian Army has another big adversary besides Pakistan . These are avalanches. Over 1,000 Indian soldiers, including over 35 officers, have lost their lives in the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region since April 1984.Four soldiers died after being trapped in snow for hours after an avalanche hit Army positions …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- WORLD ELEPHANT DAY- TALKING CONFLICTS

 Introduction: More than 500 people and 100 elephants die every year due to conflict with each other, officials of the environment ministry. Releasing the figures at an event World Elephant Day on August 12, the officials said interactions between humans and elephants have led to the death of both. As per the last census …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- PENDENCY OF CASE & VIRTUAL COURTS

 Introduction: Mounting pendency of cases from the Supreme Court to the lower courts has Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu worried as he expressed concern on the issue. Naidu also urged the government and the judiciary to ensure faster justice. He was addressing the Platinum Jubilee meet of Dr B.R. Ambedkar College of Law, Andhra …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE-DRINKING WATER: QUALITY & CHALLENGES

 Introduction: Mumbai residents need not buy reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers as a study by the Union Consumer Affairs Ministry has found samples of tap water collected from the financial capital compliant with the Indian standards for drinking water. However, other metro cities of Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai failed in almost 10 out of …

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- NATIONAL WATER POLICY

 Introduction: Government plans to come out with an updated version of National Water Policy with key changes in governance structures and regulatory framework. Plans are also to set up a National Bureau of Water Use Efficiency. Building consensus among the states within the constitutional framework is the pre-condition for making this changes. National Water …