Author - DEVENDRA VISHWAKARMA

Privatisation and Commercialisation of Water in India, Tropical Disease Control Current Affairs – 22nd April 2017

Privatisation and Commercialisation of Water in India Introduction The United Nations has recognized access to water as a basic human right, stating that water is a social and cultural good, not merely an economic commodity. Today, due to increasing consumption patterns, water is becoming scarce and [...]

End to Red-light (Lal bhatti) Privilege, Digital Rights, Current Affairs 21th April, 2017

End to Red-light (Lal bhatti) Privilege Introduction Since independence government and bureaucracy has been symbolized by the traditional symbols of the red beacons on the vehicles. Red beacons are synonymous with the “Raj mentality” and are the “antithesis of the concept of a Republic”, the Supreme [...]

UPSC declares written result, 848 candidates shortlisted for Enforcement Officer interview,

EPFO written result out Chronology of events How to prepare for EPFO interview Mock interview questions for UPSC boards EPFO written result out Click me to see the roll numbers of 848 candidates shortlisted for EPFO interview. Interview qualified candidates will have to fill [...]

HIV AIDS legislation, Bilateral and multilateral alignments – India,Current Affairs 19th April, 2017

HIV AIDS legislation Introduction HIV AIDS is a serious concern in the health fabric of the country. The stigma associated makes it difficult for the affected to lead a normal life. The legislation is timely and necessary to enable the treatment necessities and fighting the associated [...]

All India Topper Rank #2: Shivang Bhanvadia shares strategy, booklist, marksheet & cutoff

Bio Introduction and Biodata of RBI Topper Strategy for RBI Officer Exam Phase-I online Examination (Objective Type) Phase-II online Examination: Paper-1(Economic and Social Issues) Paper-3 (Finance and Management) Paper-2 English (Writing Skills) Phase 3 Interview Cutoff and Mark sheets of RBI Grade “B” [...]

Governance and Tobacco, Electoral Reforms and Judiciary, Current Affairs 18th April, 2017

Governance and Tobacco Introduction As part for the government policy we have a clear cut framework of discouraging use of tobacco. But investment of government companies and PSUs in large private tobacco holdings is a question worth a debate. Issue: A group of people including the managing trustee [...]

Reform in Science setup, Delay in justice delivery,Current Affairs 17th April, 2017

NATIONAL TOPIC: General Studies 2 Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. General Studies 3 Science and Technology‐ developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of [...]

Revision List Environment and Agriculture, History – Culture, Science and Technology for General Studies Current Affairs

Success in UPSC is a Bell Shaped Curve Revision: Environment and Agriculture Revision: Economy Revision: IR, Defense [and Current Affairs] Why read India (Yearbook) 2017’s Diary of events? Revision: History and Culture Revision: Science and Technology Revision: Geography and Polity Priority order for [...]

N K Singh Panel on FRBM review, RBI tightening norms on banks Current Affairs – 14th April, 2017

N K Singh Panel on FRBM review Introduction The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003 (FRBMA) is an Act of the Parliament of India to institutionalize financial discipline, reduce India’s fiscal deficit, improve macroeconomic management and the overall management of the public funds by moving towards a balanced budget and strengthen fiscal [...]

Railway regulator – Railway Development Authority, Current Affairs – 8th April, 2017

Railway regulator – Railway Development Authority Introduction Railways have been crucial arteries of the country. They serve in both trade and transit of goods and people. Decades of neglect has had its effect on railways and hence the performance of the same. The call for a [...]

Monetary Policy: Qualitative Tools, PSL, SCC & CAS- Priority Sector Lending Norms, LTV, Margin Requirement, Moral Suasion & Direction Action

  Monetary Policy#6: PSL, SCC & CAS- Priority Sector Lending Norms In the previous sessions, we learned about the quantitative tools of monetary policy, which decide the ‘volume’ of credit in an economy. Now we shall look into the qualitative tools of monetary policy, which [...]

Chemical Weapons attack, India-Bangladesh ties: Time for golden period, Current Affairs – 6th April 2017

Chemical Weapons attack Introduction Syrian Crisis has been long drawn and has seen humanitarian crisis of large scale. The recent chemical attacks add to the wounds and fears of people of the region. Syria has been a playground for global geo-politics with regime and rebels supported [...]