IAS Gyan

RStv

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

prelims)

  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.

  • 23 Feb, 2022
    1. LEFT WING EXTREMISM
    2. The numbers
    3. Steps undertaken
    4. Integrated Action Plan (IAP)/ Additional Central Assistance (ACA)
    5. Civic Action Programme (CAP)
    6. Surrender and Rehabilitation Policy
    7. Greyhounds
    8. Operation Green Hunt
    9. Aspirational Districts Programme
  • 20 Feb, 2022
    1. LEGAL SCENARIO
    2. How To Do Draw The Line Between Matters Of Religion And Matters Other Than Religion?
    3. ISSUES FOR COURT
    4. UNIFORM CIVIL CODE
    5. India needs a Uniform Civil Code for the following reasons
    6. Why is UCC not desirable at this point?
  • 15 Feb, 2022
    1. WHAT ARE THE ROOTS OF THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE STANDOFF?
    2. WHAT DOES MOSCOW WANT?
    3. WHAT IS THE US' ROLE IN THESE TENSIONS?
    4. WHAT ARE THE HISTORICAL CONNECTIONS?
    5. WHERE DOES INDIA STAND ON THIS?
    6. PROTESTS IN UKRAINE
    7. MINSK AGREEMENTS
  • 07 Feb, 2022
    1. State of the Economy
    2. Fiscal Developments
    3. External Sectors
    4.  Monetary Management and Financial Intermediation
    5. Prices and Inflation
    6. Sustainable Development and Climate Change
    7.  Agriculture and Food Management
    8.  Industry and Infrastructure
    9. Services
    10.  Social Infrastructure and Employment
    11. What is the Economic Survey?
  • 26 Jan, 2022
    1. Role of pandemic
    2. Does poor healthcare impact the economy?
    3. Current state of India’s health infrastructure
    4. How much does India spend on healthcare?
    5. How do states rank on the health index?
    6. Growth of Healthcare Industry in India - Infographic
  • 16 Jan, 2022
    1. Global scenario
    2. What is India’s economic outlook by other important institutions?
    3. Two scenarios of economic projection
  • 09 Jan, 2022
    1. What is diaspora?
    2. India’s policy towards the diaspora
    3. Major sections of Indian Diaspora
    4. Significance of Indian diaspora
    5. Various initiatives
    6. Challenges faced by Diaspora
  • 02 Jan, 2022
    1. Recent efforts to overhaul
    2. What is IPC?
    3. Structure of the Indian Penal Code
    4. Why it needs a review?
    5. Areas that need reforms
    6. Recent amendments
    7. Criminal Justice System in India
    8. Legal Framework for Criminal Jurisprudence in India
    9. Issues in Criminal Justice System
  • 27 Dec, 2021
    1. Who is a consumer
    2. Consumer Rights in India
    3. Consumer Protection Act 1986
    4.  Consumer Protection Act 2019
    5. Government initiatives
    6. e-Commerce in India
    7. E-Commerce Rules
    8. Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020
    9. Key changes proposed to Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020
  • 21 Dec, 2021
    1. E-Waste
    2. India specific
    3. Challenges Related to Management of E-Waste in India
    4. International Conventions and government initiatives
    5. NGT’s Directions
    6. E-Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • 11 Dec, 2021
    1. Sex Ratio
    2. More on the news
    3. Summary of NFHS-5
    4. What are the concerns associated with the NFHS-5 report?
    5. Challenges Involved
    6. Government Initiative- Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme
  • 07 Dec, 2021
    1. INDIA-RUSSIA: Partnership for Peace, Progress and Prosperity
    2. TROUBLED 2020?
    3. BACKGROUND OF RELATIONS
    4. REASONS FOR RECENT DOWNTURN IN RELATIONS
    5. WHAT ARE THE RECENT POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN INDIA-RUSSIA TIES?
    6. IMPORTANCE OF RUSSIA FOR INDIA