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.

  • 18 Aug, 2023
    1. Historical relations

    2. Diplomatic Cooperation

    3. Economic Cooperation

    4. Defense and Security Cooperation

    5. Significance of Sri Lanka for India

    6. Concerns related to the relations

  • 14 Aug, 2023
    1. Highlights of the bill

    2. Election of board members

    3. Amalgamation of co-operative societies

    4. Restriction on redemption of government shareholding

    5. Cooperative Societies in India

    6. Provisions under the Indian Constitution

  • 05 Aug, 2023
    1. The International Dimensions of Changes to Indian Foreign Policy

    2. Current Challenges in India’s Foreign Policy:

    3. Suggestions for Strengthening Indian Foreign Policy

    4. Combating Terrorism

    5. Balancing ties with the United States and Russia

  • 29 Jul, 2023
    1. About National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill

    2. Composition of the Commission

    3. Functions

    4. Regulated entry and exit into the nursing and midwifery profession

  • 21 Jul, 2023
    2. Some of these roles include
    3. What are the challenges faced by ITBP
    4. What are the suggestion and recommendations for the ITBP
  • 14 Jul, 2023
    1. Major Functions

    2. What are the challenges faced by Police Forces in India

    3. What are the suggestion and recommendations for Police reforms

    4. Directions of the Supreme Court in Prakash Singh v. Union of India (2006)

  • 08 Jul, 2023
    1. Proposal of the scheme

    2. Goals and Development

    3. status of Samagra Shiksha since implementation

    4. challenges for the Samagra Shiksha

  • 01 Jul, 2023
    1. Features of Jal Jeevan Mission
    2. Significances of Jal Jeevan Mission
    3. Challenges for Jal Jeevan Mission
    4. Way Forward for Jal Jeevan Mission
  • 26 Jun, 2023
    1. Key features of Skill India Mission
    2. Major achievements of the Skill India programme
    3. Significances of Skill India
    4. Challenges of Skill India
    5. Some steps that can be taken to promote Skill India
  • 19 Jun, 2023
    1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education
    2. Significances of AI in Education
    3. AI also poses some challenges and risks for education
    4. Some possible actions to foster a responsible and ethical use of AI in education
  • 09 Jun, 2023
    1. Khelo India Talent Development Scheme
    2. Khelo India Youth Games
    3. Khelo India University Games
    4. Khelo India School Games
    5. Achievements of Khelo India
  • 26 May, 2023
    1. Applications/roles of Artificial Intelligence in Education
    2. Benefits of AI For Students
    3. Challenges of AI in Education
    4. Future of AI in Education