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.

  • 20 Feb, 2024
    1. Overview of Emerging and Critical Tech for India

    2. Challenges and Considerations

    3. Recent Government Initiatives

  • 13 Feb, 2024
    1. Overview of the Paris Agreement

    2. Goals of the Paris Agreement

    3. India's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)

    4. Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana: Empowering India with Solar Energy

  • 07 Feb, 2024
    1. India's Emergence as an Innovation Hub

    2. Key dimensions of India's technological decade, exploring its achievements, challenges, and prospects

    3. Key Challenges in Technological Advancement

    4. Impediments to Fulfilling the Idea of Techade

    5. Key Elements of the Tech Revolution

  • 27 Jan, 2024
    1. Background of relations

    2. India’s importance to Nepal

    3. Navigating Complex Dynamics

    4. Steps that can be taken

  • 18 Jan, 2024
    1. Key aspects of the startup ecosystem in India

    2. What are the reasons for the slowdown in the Indian startup ecosystem

    3. Impact of the Slowdown on the Indian Startup Ecosystem

    4. Challenges faced by the startups

    5. Steps taken by the government to support the ecosystem

  • 11 Jan, 2024
    1. Salient Features of the Bills

    2. The Bhartiya Sakshya Bill 2023

    3. The Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita 2023

  • 04 Jan, 2024
    1. Key Attributes of Futuristic Technologies

    2. Applications of Disruptive and Futuristic Technologies

    3. Challenges Related to Disruptive & Futuristic Technology

  • 28 Dec, 2023
    1. Dangers Associated With Deep Fake

    2. Applications and Implications of Deepfake Technology

    3. Ethical and Legal Implications of Deepfake Technology

    4. Technological Interventions

    5. India's Current Stand on Deepfakes

  • 21 Dec, 2023
    1. Current Unemployment Rate in India

    2. Unemployment Rate has shown a significant decline from 6.1% to 3.2%

    3. PMMY / MUDRA & PM SVANidhi: How Self-employment is getting formalized

    4. Measuring unemployment in India

    5. Unemployment in India can be attributed to various reasons

    6. Impacts of unemployment in India

  • 14 Dec, 2023
    1. Chartered Accountants play a pivotal role in the economic and financial well-being of a nation

    2. Challenges faced by Charter Accountants in Nation Building

    3. The Government of India has undertaken several initiatives to empower and engage Chartered Accountants in nation-building

  • 07 Dec, 2023
    1. Details of Winter Session

    2. Importance of parliamentary sessions

    3. Issues in the sessions of Parliament

    4. Key events at the end of Parliamentary sessions

  • 23 Nov, 2023
    1. India’s Approach to the Indo-Pacific

    2. Significance of the Indo-Pacific

    3. Recent developments and strategies about the Indo-Pacific region

    4. Initiatives taken by India in the Indo-Pacific region

    5. Measures can help to harmonize the recent developments in the India-Pacific region

    6. Prospects for India in the Indo-Pacific