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RSTV Debate

Gist of Rajya Sabha TV(RsTV)

Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) is a cable television network channel owned and operated by Rajya Sabha that covers the proceedings of Rajya Sabha (the Upper House of the Parliament of India). Apart from telecasting live coverage of Rajya Sabha proceedings, RSTV also brings incisive analysis of parliamentary affairs. While focusing on current national and international affairs, it provides a platform for knowledge-based programmes for the discerning viewer. The channel offers special attention to legislative business undertaken by the Parliament.

RSTV shows important for UPSC IAS exam preparation are:

1. The Big Picture – a daily show on a topic of national or international importance
2. India’s World – a weekly show on World Affairs related to India
3. Policy Watch – a weekly show on Economic policies 
4. 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.

Candidates can find all Current Affairs for IAS 2020 at the linked page. If you are looking for the complete book list for IAS preparation, you can download the PDF below.


GIST OF RAJYA SABHA TV (RStv Debate): Global temperature: UN's code red

United Nations’ inter-governmental panel on climate change (IPCC) has projected global temperature to reach or exceed 1.5°C of warming over the next 20 years under all scenarios.


GIST OF RAJYA SABHA TV (RStv Debate): Sexual Crime: Fast-tracking Justice

The Union Cabinet recently approved the continuation of over 1000 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) for the victims of sexual offences where they will surely get the faster delivery of justice for the severe crime, as a centrally sponsored scheme for another two years


GIST OF RAJYA SABHA TV (RStv Debate):One year of NEP reform: New initiatives

July 29th marked the completion of one year of the new National Education Policy.


GIST OF RAJYA SABHA TV (RStv Debate):Project 75 India

Government has recently issued a Request for Proposal (RPF) to the two selected Indian Strategic Partners (SP) - MDL and L&T for building six conventional submarines indigenously under the Project 75 India or P-75I.


GIST OF RAJYA SABHA TV (RStv Debate):Lightning strikes & climate change

Lightning strikes have claimed more than 70 lives in few days in the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.


GIST OF RAJYA SABHA TV (RStv Debate):Open network for digital commerce

Moving ahead with its plans to make e-commerce processes open source and curbing digital monopolies, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) appointed an advisory council to design and accelerate the adoption of open network for digital commerce


GIST OF RAJYA SABHA TV (RStv Debate):Global cyber security - India in top 10

Meanwhile at UNSC India has also flagged sophisticated use of cyberspace by terrorists and reiterated it is committed to open, secure, free, accessible & stable cyberspace.


GIST OF RAJYA SABHA TV (RStv Debate):Road to Hydrogen Economy

Hydrogen is all set to play a significant role in decarbonizing energy system. Green Hydrogen has no carbon footprint though several challenges remain in its usage at wider level. National Hydrogen Mission was announced by the centre govt in this year's Budget to tackle all these challenges and Rs. 25 crores is allotted to MNRE for R&D on hydrogen.


GIST OF RAJYA SABHA TV (RStv Debate):Maritime Security Challenges

In this episode of The Big Picture based on Maritime Security Challenges. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has flagged India's concerns on Maritime Security.


GIST OF RAJYA SABHA TV (RStv Debate): Ethanol Blending : Significance & Road Ahead

Centre Government has resolved to meet the target of 20 percent ethanol blending in petrol by 2025.


GIST OF RAJYA SABHA TV (RStv Debate):Multilateral Institutions - Need for reforms

BRICS Foreign Ministers have acknowledged that the current interconnected international challenges should be addressed through reinvigorated and reformed multilateral systems of the UN, its principal organs and other multilateral institutions such as IMF, World Bank, WTO and WHO.


GIST OF RAJYA SABHA TV (RStv Debate): Social Media - New Rules & implications

  • On 25th February this year Centre Government had announced rules for social media platforms in the 'significant social media intermediaries' category and provided a three-month compliance window.
  • These Rules substantially empower the ordinary users of digital platforms to seek redressal for their grievances and command accountability in case of infringement of their rights.

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