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National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination, Democratic state needs a democratic civil society and vice versa Current Affairs 20th July, 2017

National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination Background: The government has recently released a national strategic plan for the elimination of malaria, and pledged to eradicate the vector-borne disease by 2027. How bad the situation is when it comes to vector- borne diseases? In New Delhi, which was [...]

India and Australia ties and importance of Indo-Pacific region, Civil Services reforms: The need for lateral entry Current Affairs 19th July, 2017

India and Australia ties and importance of Indo-Pacific region Introduction: India and Australia have several commonalities, which serve as a foundation for closer cooperation and multi-faceted interaction, on lines similar to what India has developed with other Western countries. The relationship has grown in strength and importance [...]

The growth track is near, Providing safety-net: Pension for all Current Affairs 9th June, 2017

The growth track is near In news: Recently, the National Income for 2016-17 were released. The data forms a part of the ‘Provisional Estimates of Annual National Income 2016-17 and Quarterly Estimates of Gross Domestic Product 2016-17’ released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme [...]

Taxing Agricultural Income, China to host a Belt and Road forum for international cooperation, Current Affairs 4th May, 2017

Taxing Agricultural Income Introduction India’s tax base is disappointing. For a large country with large immense priorities India needs to initiate measure to encourage people to pay taxes and widen tax base. Taxing agricultural income is a recent debate that needs wider debate. Issue: Bibek Debroy, a member [...]

India’s population growth story, Hope for higher India economic growth, Current Affairs 28th April, 2017

India’s population growth story Introduction India being home to second largest population of the world has been striving hard to achieve stability. Population can be seen as a resource or a burden depending on the way it is used for the country’s progress. India has population [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Usage of Aadhar card for welfare – non-welfare transactions Current Affairs – 30th March, 2017

Usage of Aadhar card for welfare – non-welfare transactions Introduction Aadhar is a 12 digit unique identification number which the government wants to use to authenticate users of all government benefits to streamline spending and weed out ghost beneficiaries and leakages. Issue: The Supreme Court’s oral observations on [...]

Mock Interview Questions for IAS/IFS: Sushma Doctrine, Putin, Crimea, PoK, Referendum & Resolution

Putin, Crimea, PoK, Referendum & Resolution China, Tibet, Lama & 20th Century Mindset Trumpism & Protectionism against China Neighbors & Surgical Strikes Hilary doctrine vs Sushma Doctrine? Airlifting stranded NRIs EU Refugee absorption BREXIT & History’s repetition Akihito’s throne abdication vs India’s Japan [...]

Mock Interview Questions for UPSC IAS/IPS Civil Service Exam 2017 and : Tenure of VP, RPA-PCA-Sasikala, Judicial Overreach, Campaign Manager

Prologue Vice President as President? Governor’s Power Campaign manager Election Commission related Freedom of Expression Judicial overreach Polity: Sasikala, RPA, PCA Prologue Like any other daily wage laborer, I find seasonal employment as mock interview panelist after declaration of UPSC Civil Services Mains result. [...]

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 [...]