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Bharat Mai Shuchana Prodhyodiki Kranti


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A 13 part video series ‘Bharat Mai Shuchana Prodhyodiki Kranti’ produced by Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology. It is the era of Digital India - from basic services like banking and law & order to citizen rights like food security, health and education, from restoring our historical legacies to predicting the weather down to the hour, every aspect of Indian life is touched by Information & Communication Technologies. What happens when a billion strong nations is empowered through digital tools? Watch the series to find out.

Watch on DD-National Every Saturday at 09.30-10.00 AM from 14 February, 2017

Chatpate Raz (Hindi)
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Chatpate Raz, an exciting look at the Spices of India

Chatpate Raz, a 13 part series comes straight out of the Indian Spice box. A fascinating potpourri of culture, history, wellness & medicine, traditional wisdom & cuisine, agriculture and above all, scientific research.

What seems to the modern mind like little more than seasoning to conjure a meal is so much more. Spices have influenced the way people eat, how they live and where they live. They have cured and healed. They have launched ships of explorations, led to the discovery of continents and even fuelled wars.

Even in today’s modern world, when the globe has shrunk and everything is available everywhere, in a time where Spices have become mere condiments due to their attainability, a silent revolution is brewing in laboratories to use the power of Spices to a healthier life, to better crops.

From cutting edge pharmaceutical research to traditional wisdom that forms the very base of Reverse Pharmacology. It’s a Series that has something for each one! Here traditional wisdom and Scientific research are not at logger-heads, but complementary!

CHATPATE RAZ is looking at the intriguing spices to unravel answers:

How do Spices reach our Spice Box? Where do they grow?

Why would plants produce such aromatic compounds?

What do Spices mean to food & nutrition?

Why is turmeric the most researched spice in the whole world?

Could the treatment of Alzheimers & Parkinson, Diabetes & Hyper tension be hiding in our Spice Box?

Why does pepper make us Sneeze & Chilli, Cough?

Why are Spice Plants called Living Pharmacies?

Why should the Western Ghats be protected

Do chillies cause Ulcers or protect us from it?

How does our sense of taste & smell work?

Do we love spices because they are good for us, or because they are good for us, so we have come to love them?

What would Cardamom do without the bee?

Which spice is the Great Medicament?

From the exotic Saffron that grows in Jammu & Kashmir to the pungent pepper that stays confined to the three southern states. A fascinating journey in the world of spices blending in culture, art, cuisine, even mythology.

Watch on Lok Sabha TV (LSTV) Every Saturday 11:30 hrs from 31.12.2016

India@IT Revolution



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India@IT Revolution a 13 part series show base on information communication technologies.

When the Internet and information communication technologies (ICT) first took seed in the 80s, very few could project it as anything other than an ‘elite’ technology to meet niche needs. But some were able to foresee the future and peg ICT as a highway to accelerate development across India.

Today, nearly 4 decades on, IT has changed the landscape of the nation. In seen and unseen ways, the silent revolution of the Internet, Telecom and related technologies have enhanced, simplified and made processes more efficient. Above all, ICT has played the critical role in the ‘democratization of information’ - no mean task in a vast country like India. From essential services like banking, government schemes, booking rail & bus tickets to remote access to quality healthcare & education; from computer-savvy panchayats & mobile applications for farmers to cutting edge scientific research in top institutions; from giving every Indian voice expression (through blogging, social networking, community radio, uploading videos, audio files etc. online) to matters of personal & public security and e-governance, there is no aspect of modern life – be it urban, rural, remote or metropolitan – that has not been transformed by IT.

This 13 part series will touch on this remarkable transformation and attempt to understand its evolution, present-day status and future prospects. While, much has been achieved by the early architects of the IT revolution, much still needs to be done to tie the Indian people into a network that can ensure that everyone has access to the same opportunities, services, information and possibilities no matter where they live or what their background is.

TThe series will highlight the exciting technologies that support ICT. How does e-governance across a billion strong population work? What supports the mindboggling, computing infrastructure of the Indian Railways? How does a satellite in orbit ensure that a farmer in a remote village knows the weather forecast? How can ones genome be used to customize medicine? How has the new technological age affected our notions of privacy, security & safety? And much, much more…

Watch on Rajya Sabha TV every Sunday at 12:30-13:00 PM from 05 February, 2017

Gyan Vigyan (Hindi)
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Vigyan Prasar has come up with a challenging task of producing weekly science news in Hindi for depicting the recent developments in science and technology. These programmes are being telecasted through RSTV. This weekly news programmes covers important national and international events, discoveries and happenings in the field of science and technology

Watch Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) Every Saturday 15:30 hrs, Sunday 11:30 hrs and Tuesday 17:30 hrs

Science Monitor  (English)
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Weekly Science News Programme

Vigyan Prasar has come up with a challenging task of producing weekly science news in English for depicting the recent developments in science and technology. These programmes are being telecasted through RSTV. This weekly news programmes covers important national and international events, discoveries and happenings in the field of science and technology

Watch Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) Every Saturday 3 pm, Sunday 11 am and Monday 5 pm

“Science This week”

 

With an innovative idea to explore and depict happenings in the field of science and technology in India, Vigyan Prasar has come up with a challenging task of producing weekly science news “Science This week” telecast through, DD India. A first weekly current affairs/news based video programme “Science this week” is being telecast every Sunday from DD India at 11:00 AM. It’s for the first time in the history of Indian television that a science news slot not only occupies the space of effects but also the space of causes. This is what science is all about. Rather than sensationalizing a particular news item, the weekly news sensitizes the masses by projecting the true science behind it. Like the Super Moon did no harm to the earth as was predicted by many news channels. Similarly, Tsunami doesn’t happen due to divine intervention. The voice of eminent scientists and experts from the field of science and technology give credibility to the reports. The weekly news has many segments for varied interests of the viewers.

watch DD India Sunday/11:00-11:30 p.m./ 17.04.2016 repeat- same day at 17:30-18:00 p.m. and 23:00 p.m.