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. For UPSC Current Affairs preparation, Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) is a credible and valuable resource.
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RSTV Shows for UPSC
RSTV shows that are important for UPSC IAS exam preparation are:
- The Big Picture – a daily (weekdays) show on a topic of national or international importance
- India’s World – a weekly show on World Affairs related to India
- Policy Watch – a weekly show on Economic policies (Also, ‘State of the Economy’)
- World Panorama – a weekly show on the issues in news around the world
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.
Or you can go through our ‘Gist of Rajya Sabha TV’ section which contains easy-to-read notes and summaries from important debates and discussions telecast on RSTV.
Gist of Rajya Sabha TV – UPSC 2021 Preparation
The ‘Gist of Rajya Sabha TV’ segment gives you 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
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 three programs, ‘The Big Picture’, ‘India’s World’ and ‘In Depth’, RSTV offers invaluable news and views on issues pertaining to multiple subjects from the UPSC syllabus.
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