Participants: Anchor: Frank Rausan PereiraSpeakers: Vivek Katju, Former Diplomat; SD Muni, Foreign Affairs Expert; S Venkat Narayan, India Bureau Chief, The Island, Srilanka Importance of this Episode: Sri Lanka’s President has suspended Parliament until May 8th, 2018 days after a failed no-confidence motion attempt against the Prime Minister and the defection of several ministers post […]
Gist of Rajya Sabha Television (RSTV)
The ‘Gist of Rajya Sabha TV’ segment gives you an in-depth coverage of the important national and international affairs that shape India. It covers debates and discussions aired on the Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) that offer considerable study material to UPSC civil services aspirants.
This segment is your go-to resource for expert insights on parliamentary affairs, social and cultural issues that grab headlines in the country, governmental policies and their effectiveness, bilateral relations, international affairs that have repercussions in India, the economy, and so on. The UPSC exam requires you to analyse events and issues, rather than just study the facts. You have to offer explanations and analyses from both sides of the coin, and even be able to provide solutions to problems. A mere reading of textbooks cannot train you on creative and analytical thinking. This can be developed by listening to the opinions of various knowledgeable experts and experienced professionals. We summarise all this and more in our RSTV segment.
Through the two programmes, ‘The Big Picture’ and ‘India’s World’ RSTV offers invaluable news and views on issues pertaining to multiple subjects from the UPSC syllabus. While the former programme covers issues of national importance, the latter touches on bilateral and international relations.
Gist of RSTV for UPSC Exam (Rajya Sabha TV for UPSC)
Through this section, you can get:
- Comprehensive coverage of parliamentary affairs, discussions and functioning.
- Expert analysis of events and issues that affect the social and cultural fabric of the country.
- Insights into the political and economic space of the country.
- UPSC Mains practice questions.
Current Affairs form the most crucial part of the UPSC civil services question papers. Topics in news form the bulk of the questions asked. So, it is imperative that you focus sharply on current affairs for the UPSC exam.
Visit BYJU’S Gist of Rajya Sabha TV every day to complete your current affairs preparation for the IAS exam.
Guests: Rajvir Sharma, RSS Thinker; Sucheta Mahajan, Professor, JNU; John Dayal, Writer & Social Activist; Rajiv Vora, President, Swaraj Peeth Trust. The vision of Mahatma Gandhi when he launched Quit India Movement in August 1942. “In the democracy which I have been envisaged, a democracy established by non-violence there will be equal freedom for all, […]
Guests: Desh Ratan Nigam, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court ; Malini Bhattacharya, President, All India Democratic Women’s Association ; Ramesh Negi, Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights ; Geeta Luthra, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court Context: After Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Haryana has turned to be the third state where the Assembly has approved the […]
Guests: J Sai Deepak, Advocate, Supreme Court ; Satya Prakash, Legal Editor, The Tribune ; Dr Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Former President, Delhi Medical Association ; Vipul Mudgal, Director and Chief Executive of Common Cause Context The Supreme Court has given legitimate approval to passive euthanasia in a landmark judgment, permitting ‘living will’ by patients on […]
Participants: Anchor : Frank Rausan PereiraSpeakers : Shiv Shankar Mukerjee, Former Ambassador to Nepal; S.D. Muni, Foreign Affairs Expert; Mallika Shakya, Assistant Professor, South Asian University Anchor Importance of this Episode: Seeking to reset ties, PM Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart, Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli held wide-ranging talks in an effort to step up […]
Participants: Anchor: Frank Rausan PereiraSpeakers: Rana Banerji, Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat: Prabhu Dayal, Former Diplomat: Suhasini Haidar, Diplomatic Editor, The Hindu Importance of this Episode: India and Pakistan have recently announced that they have agreed to mutually resolve all issues concerning the treatment of diplomats. This agreement follows claims and counter claims by the […]
Guest Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour, General Secretary, INSTAR, Shilpi Jain, Lawyer, Supreme Court, Hari G Ramasubramanian, Chief Consultant, Indian Surrogacy Law Centre, Kiran Chawla Kapoor, Social Activist, Shankar Agrawal, Former Secretary of women & Child Development Context Union cabinet has given its approval to the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, clearing the path for the direction […]
Guests: Jyoti Gupta, Principal, DPS Ghaziabad ; Prof. Manisha Priyam, Academic ; Anita Rampal, Professor, Department of Education, Delhi University The Government of India is bringing out a National Education Policy to meet the changing dynamics of the population’s requirement with regards to quality education, innovation and research with an objective of making India a […]
Participants: Anchor : Neelu Vyas Speakers : TCA Rangachari, Former Ambassador to Germany; AK Bhattacharya, Editorial Director, Business Standard; Professor Gulshan Suchdeva, School of International Studies, JNU Importance of this Episode: India and Germany have shared decades of healthy ties, but in the context of the on-going flux in global affairs because of the […]
RSTV – The Big Picture: Special Status: Andhra’s Demands, Larger Issues Guests: K.A. Badarinath, Policy Editor, Financial Chronicle ; Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr, Senior Journalist ; C.N. Rao, Political Analyst ; Gopal Krishna Agarwal, National Spokesperson, BJP Importance of this Episode: Political gatherings and social associations in Andhra Pradesh have framed a […]