UPSC Prelim CSAT-2017 Notification is out! 99 Vacancies less than last year, No change in age-attempt limit, optional or syllabus

CSAT 2017 Notification out No change in Age-Attempt limit No change in structure of the exam No change in the syllabus of the exam Can last semester student apply? How much fees do I need to pay? When will I get the hallticket/admit-card [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 22nd February, 2017

Price Control of Cardiac Stents Introduction Health is a sector of concern in India’s growth story. India still has a long way behind in making it a fundamental right. Especially in terms of non-communicable diseases which are emerging as silent killers Indians have shown high vulnerability. [...]

UPSC Mains 2016 Result is out, 2961 called for Interview from 20th March, Here are TIPS on how to prepare!

UPSC Mains 2016 Result is out How to prepare for interview? What questions were asked to past toppers? UPSC Mains 2016 Result is out UPSC had conducted Mains exam in December 2016. Total 15,445 had written in mains exam. Out of them, 2961 are [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 21st February, 2017

Jallikattu protests and Culture Introduction India is a diverse country with rich cultural heritage and each contributing uniquely to India’s identity in the world. The recent dynamics around Jallikattu and its justifications via protests and legislations raises a question on the true aspects of culture and [...]

Money: Evolution, Function, Types: Limited vs Unlimited Legal Tender, Fiat vs Fiduciary, Token vs Full Bodies, Debasement vs Demonetization, SBN Ordinance & More

BES171/Money#1: Functions of Money, Full Bodied coins vs Token Coins, Debasement BES171/Money#2: Limited & Unlimited Legal Tenders, Fiat & Fiduciary Money, Gold & Paper standard, Polity angle of Demonetization BES171/Money#3: Bitcoin Simplified, Blockchain technology how useful in Banking transactions? BES171/Money#1: Functions of Money, Full [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 18th February, 2017

ISRO and its achievements Introduction ISRO has led the Indian achievements in Indian roadmap of research and development from independence. This has resulted in huge benefits for India in diverse fields and has also given rich foreign exchange earnings through commercial ventures. This establishes the fact [...]

[BES171/P0] Gist of Latest Economic Survey’s 14 Chapters for UPSC CSAT Prelim, Mains & Interview

Prologue: Here starts the new season of Budget & Economic Survey (BES17) BES171/P0: Economic Survey gist of all 14 chapters Following areas are covered in this session: Why prepare economic survey? How is it relevant for the UPSC prelim and mains examination? Who Prepares economic survey [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 17th February, 2017

Urban Governance Issues and Problems Introduction The rapid growth that India is seeing is visible in urban sprawl that is visible. This is reflective on the state of infrastructure, pressure on land, water and all basic necessities. Poor planning and lack of coordination between multiple agencies [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 16th February, 2017

Budget – Reforms on Election Funding Introduction The fundamental of a vibrant democracy is periodic elections. Elections to be meaningful should be conducted free and fair with a level playing field to all in the fray. The Representation of People’s Act 1950 and 1951 aim to [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 15th February, 2017

Budget allocation to Ministry of Environment and issues Introduction Environmental conservation and biodiversity is always paid lip service in Indian policy making. Especially when it comes to budget allocation and expenditure analysis there is scarce data and subsequently less attention paid to. Further only headline making [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 14th February, 2017

Hospital Acquired Infections Introduction Health care in India is in a dismal state with issues ranging from affordability, accessibility and availability. In this light a serious concern is hospital acquired infections which are life threatening. The biggest problem is lack of awareness and apathy of the [...]