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.

  • 04 Nov, 2022
    1. C295 Production and the recent Agreement with India
    2. Technical specifications of the C295 Aircraft
    3. Roles that the C295 can perform
    4. In which terrains have the C295 operated across the world?
    5. What has been ailing the Indian Military Aerospace Industry?
    6. What had the First Defence Policy envisaged?
  • 28 Oct, 2022
    1. What Is a Free Trade Agreement (FTA)?
    2. Which country does the U.K. have an FTA with?
    3. Which are the countries with which India has FTAs?
    4. What does an FTA with UK mean for India?
    5. What does an FTA with India mean for UK?
    6. Background of relations
    7. Advantages and Disadvantages of Free Trade Agreement
  • 21 Oct, 2022
    2. What is Inflation?
    3. Measures of Inflation in India:
    4. Consumer Price Index
    5. WPI
    6. What are the causes of inflation?
  • 13 Oct, 2022
    1. What is Digital Rupee?
    2. How will e-RUPI work?
    3. How will these vouchers be issued?
    4. Global examples of a voucher-based welfare system:
    5. How is Digital Rupee different from money in digital form?
    6. Why is RBI introducing CBDC?
  • 06 Oct, 2022
    2. What are integrated theatre commands?
    3. What is the proposal under discussion?
    4. How will system help?
    5. Is theatre commands a new idea?
    6. What are the challenges towards its creation in India?
  • 29 Sep, 2022
    1. What could be the possible impact of such extreme measures?
    2. How this will impact India?
    3. Why the impact will be higher in emerging economies?
    4. How to mitigate the spill-over effect both domestically as well as globally?
  • 22 Sep, 2022
    1. Causes of Urban Flooding in India
    2. Impact of Urban Flooding
    3. What factors are aggravating this crisis?
    4. The increasing urbanisation will further increase this problem
    5. How challenging it would be for the urban planners in India?
    6. What should be the way ahead?
  • 16 Sep, 2022
    1. How India should balance the growth amid these challenges?
    2. Quality R&D is the key to India’s future. However, India faces certain challenges in the development of the R&D sector.
    3. What restructuring is needed to address the deficiencies in the implementation?
    4. How India envisages to overcome challenges?
    5. The Competitiveness Roadmap for [email protected]
  • 09 Sep, 2022
    1. Is this change in the monsoon pattern unique to 2022 or is it a recurring phenomenon?
    2. What could be the possible reasons for such variability in the season?
    3. The change in monsoon pattern i.e., deficient and excess rainfall is due to the global warming
    4. Recent extreme weather events recorded in many Asian and European countries explain that climate change is a global phenomenon
  • 25 Aug, 2022
    1. E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016
    2. How big this problem is?
    3. In terms of the challenges posed by electronic waste a lot needs to be done
    4. What’s the ground situation concerning e-waste in India?
    5. How significant this new standard charger could be?
  • 19 Aug, 2022
    1. Terrorism in India
    2. About Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC)
    3. One of the underlining reasons for the lack of international cooperation is the absence of a universal definition
    4. Another important aspect here which India has been bringing up time and again in the UNSC is that there can be no double standards in dealing with terrorists
    5. What are the major stumbling blocks in building cooperation and what’s the way out?
    6. Among all the blocks what is the road ahead?
  • 12 Aug, 2022
    1. India-Maldives Relation
    2. Highlights of the visit
    3. How strategically important is this visit for India?
    4. Describe India’s stand for the Maldives
    5. In terms of cooperation in various sectors between both the countries what the Maldives is looking forward to?