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[Economy] A story of Forex, currency conversion, rupee depreciation, inflation, subsidies etc.

Again in the fond memories of Dev Anand. I’m writing this story so that the newcomers can get some idea about Forex, currency conversion, rupee depreciation, inflation, subsidies etc. (caution : full of technically not-so-correct examples, just to give you a broad idea of what [...]

[Polity] Inter linking of Rivers in India : Benefits, Problems, China dispute etc.

What is the inter-linking river project? History States  : Favour and Oppose What’re the benefits? What is the cost? Ken-Betwa river link Constitutional Provisions: “Water” What is the problem? What is CLNNUIW? Indo China Water Disputes? World Bank report on India’s Water Policy [...]

[Economy] Insurance Types, IRDA, Reforms, FDI in Insurance for AFPC, LIC AAO etc exams

IRDA What are the functions of IRDA? Organizational setup of IRDA Insurance Ombudsman Functions of Insurance Ombudsman Selection of Ombudsman Insurance Policies: Types General Insurance Life Insurance Nationalization of Insurance business Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance Reform in Insurance sector Already Done by [...]

Mock Questions for General Studies (Mains) Paper I: Yearbook, Polity, Geography etc by Tushar

Mr.Tushar of IIT Delhi has contributed these mock questions for General studies Mains paper 1 (in the Pre-2013 UPSC system). Yearbook Polity Economy Geography + Agriculture Environment Culture Persons in News Yearbook Answer following in 250 words each(20×3=60)-general Polity and law analysis Describe the mechanism of [...]

[Strategy] UPSC Civil Service Exam (Part 5 of 5) Career Backup Plans: How to prepare for State PSC etc

Act V: Retreat Plan Allied UPSC exam (IES,IFS,Geologist, SCRA, CDS,CPF etc.) State PSC: Pujnab, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh etc. How to Prepare for State PSC? Bank/PSU/SSC type jobs Professor type jobs (UGC NET/SLET/JRF etc.) Doing PG Q1. Should I do PG or not? Specialized [...]

[Science] No Touch Breastscan, Chemin, TLS, CFL vs Tubelight choke etc from The Hindu S&T, Nov 2012

No Touch BreastScan (NTBS) CheMin Tunable Laser Spectrometer (TLS) Gale Crater Volcanic Activity in New Zealand Step-Throat and Salt water gargaling Why no Choke needed in CFL? No Touch BreastScan (NTBS) Imaging device, based on thermography, to detect brast cancer. Increased metabolism in cancer [...]