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.

  • 06 Aug, 2022
    1. About Monkeypox
    2. How do these skin lesions develop and are they similar to smallpox?
    3. How prepared India is in dealing with such a virus?
    4. What lessons did India learn in dealing with such a global health crisis?
  • 27 Jul, 2022
    1. India’s Balance of Trade
    2. What is a balance of payments (BOP)?
    3. What changes with this new mechanism for Indian traders?
    4. Why RBI has adopted this new mechanism?
    5. From a long-term perspective, how will it work out?
    6. What has been done to make the Indian rupee a hard currency?
    7. How the value of the rupee will affect other currencies?
  • 22 Jul, 2022
    1. About World Population Prospects
    2. Population in India
    3. With such huge disparities what could be the major challenges?
    4. How can we address the challenge of consumption patterns?
    5. What more could be done from India’s end?
  • 14 Jul, 2022
    1. What is the “deemed university” tag?
    2. What the parliamentary panel has observed in the recommendation as far as reforms in the higher education sector are concerned?
    3. How significantly this evaluation will improve the performance of the faculty members?
    4. How can we strengthen the industry-academia partnership to effectively implement reforms in higher education?
    5. How significant, feasible and productive this would be if implemented?
  • 07 Jul, 2022
    1. What is extended producer responsibility (EPR)?
    2. Why the need to ban single-use plastics?
    3. How big is the problem of plastic we are facing?
    4. Concerns raised by industries
    5. How do maintain cooperation from consumers?
  • 01 Jul, 2022
    1. What is G?
    2. Different types of G
    3. What is Spectrum?
    4. How the increased speed will benefit the common citizen of the country?
    5. Spectrum allocation has been made in the past concerning 2G, 3G and 4G. How 5G allocation will be different?
    6. How this technology is going to bring transformative change and will impact the lives of common people?
    7. Will 5G technology will help transform the non-telecom sectors?
    8. With the use of 5G, many telecoms, as well as the non-telecom sector will be benefited, what will be the economic impact?
    9. Challenges for 5G implementation
  • 24 Jun, 2022
    2. What are the WTO and the Ministerial Conference (MC)?
    3. Can the 12th MC be seen as one of the most successful in recent history?
    4. Which countries are set to gain the most from this kind of agreement that's been achieved by 164 member countries?
    5. There have been certain compromises, so will this reduce the scope of the proposal that was originally floated?
    6. What was India’s role in the negotiation process? Though stiff opposition, how does India manage to defend its stance?
    7. What is the kind of compromise that has taken place to bring all 164 countries together or at par?
    8. What negotiation building up for the next WTO MC?
    9. Where do these deals going forward have the kind of tangible outcome?
    10. What kind of reforms are expected in the 27-year-old trade body?
  • 17 Jun, 2022
    1. Origin of UCC
    2. What are personal laws?
    3. About Hindu Code Bill
    4. What are the contentions and progress related to UCC?
    5. Why there has been opposition to UCC?
    6. Is UCC neglecting diversity or Article 25?
    7. How feasible UCC is in India?
    8. Why does one particular community feel targeted or insecure?
    9. By developing consensus, it could see some light of the day
    10. What should be done by the Indian government to ensure that reforms are placed over politics?
  • 14 Jun, 2022
    1. What is FDI?
    2. Why in news?
    3. What does the surge in FDI inflow indicate?
    4. Most FDI comes from which country and what does this indicate?
    5. What more needs to be done to maintain upward movement?
  • 27 May, 2022
    2. Key Points of the Report
    3. Inequality in India: A general analysis
    4. Reasons behind Poverty in India
  • 20 May, 2022
    1. What is a Heat Wave?
    2. How do heatwaves form?
    3. Heatwave in India
    4. Implications of Heat Waves
    5. Health Impacts of Heat Waves
    6. Why India is experiencing more heat waves?
  • 14 May, 2022
    1. Significance of the Topic
    2. What is Inflation?
    3. Measures of Inflation in India
    4. Consumer Price Index
    5. Who maintains Consumer Price Index in India?
    6. Who publishes WPI in India and what does it show?
    7. Measures to control Inflation
    8. Monetary Measures:
    9. Fiscal Measures:
    10. Why is a moderate rate of inflation good for an economy?