IAS Gyan


Rajya Sabha TV or RSTV is a public broadcaster which telecasts proceedings of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament and hosts various shows. The shows on Rajya Sabha TV deal with the social, political, cultural and economic issues in the country. The RSTV programs are informative and present multiple perspectives on the issues in the news. With more and more focus on current affairs in the IAS exam, even conventionally ‘static portions’ of the UPSC Syllabus require an updated knowledge base. Along with this, the “All India Radio” broadcast most significant programs daily which are useful for IAS Examination. The new, Spotlight, Countrywide are some of the important programs. In this program, which keeps running for 15 minutes every day, one topic will be taken up for debate with an expert on the corresponding subjective matter. If aspirants can spend 15 minutes on heeding those debates every day, their memory will be improved and thought process will be enriched.

RSTV shows important for UPSC IAS exam preparation are:

  1. The Big Picture – a daily (weekdays) show on a topic of national or international importance, Desh deshantar provides the same topic discussion in hindi.
  2. India’s World – a weekly show on World Affairs related to India
  3. Policy Watch – a weekly show on Economic policies (Also, ‘State of the Economy’)
  4. World Panorama – a weekly show on the issues in news around the world
  5. Law of the land- discussion on bills
  6. Science monitor- information on science and technology across the world(important for


  1. Main bhi bharat- especially for anthropology optional

As UPSC Mains has essay-descriptive type questions, these RSTV discussions can be of big help. However, merely watching the Rajya Sabha TV shows is not enough and candidates need to make notes and align the same with the UPSC syllabus. Here our summary of all the important news covered comes handy for aspirants. They can read just the summary to get insight of all the key topics being discussed.

The below-listed programs in All India radio will be helpful for UPSC IAS Exam preparation.

Spotlight-It is the best part of All India Radio. It is in a question-answer presentation and highlights a journalist and a subject expert. It is a great add on to the editorials in the newspaper.

Current Affairs-On Tuesday it covers economics and on Friday current affairs and so on. 50% of the content is covered in English and remaining in Hindi.

Money Talk- Tuesdays at 9:30 pm Money Talk Weekly Broadcast Programme.

Countrywide- Thursdays at 9:30 pm

All these efforts will be made by us and we will provide the gist that can be used directly by student.

  • 16 Nov, 2023
    1. Evolution of Skill India Initiatives

    2. Skill development in India

    3. Challenges faced

    4. Some steps that can be taken to promote Skill India

  • 09 Nov, 2023
    1. Growth Trajectory in the Past

    2. Primary Reasons behind Decline in Growth Rate in Past Years

    3. Positive Factors that Can Help India Recover from the Slump

    4. What more needs to be done to make India's Growth Rate more Robust

  • 02 Nov, 2023
    1. Bharat 6G Mission

    2. Potential 6G Use cases

    3. Government Initiatives

    4. Rationale behind the early approach towards 6G

  • 26 Oct, 2023
    1. What is a National Framework for Climate Services

    2. Key Features of the National Framework for Climate Services (NFCS)

    3. Challenges in NFCS Implementation

  • 19 Oct, 2023
    1. What is a Digital Platform

    2. What accelerated Digital Transformation in India

    3. How is Digital Technology Impacting Different Sectors in India

    4. How is India Addressing Data Protection in the Digital Age

  • 12 Oct, 2023
    1. India’s Vision

    2. Challenges in Women-led Development in India

    3. Significance of Women-led Development in India

    4. Conclusion

  • 05 Oct, 2023
    1. Basics of International Taxation

    2. Fundamental Concepts in International Taxation

    3. Crucial Issues in applying International Taxation

    4. Significance of International Taxation

  • 29 Sep, 2023


    3. Challenges Faced by the Indian Textile and Apparel Industry

    4. Significance of the Indian Textile and Apparel Industry

  • 25 Sep, 2023
    1. Historical and Cultural Ties

    2. Present relations between India and Greece

    3. Significance of Indo-Greek Relationships

    4. Challenges in relationships

  • 19 Sep, 2023
    1. Our G-20 Presidency has played the role of a catalyst in these shifts

    2. Significance of India’s G20 Presidency

    3. Challenges in presidential priorities

    4. What are the significant achievements of G20

  • 09 Sep, 2023
    1. India's G20 priorities

    2. Significance of India’s G20 Presidency

    3. Challenges in presidential priorities

    4. What are the significant achievements of G20

  • 24 Aug, 2023
    1. Threats to Indian Art heritage

    2. The rationale behind preserving India’s heritage

    3. Proactive government initiatives and schemes

    4. Significance