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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 [...]

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 [...]

UDAN Scheme, NCSEdBC in place of NCBC, Current Affairs – 3rd April, 2017

UDAN Scheme Introduction With India aiming to increase infrastructure growth with push for Make in India aggressively, the aviation policy has a significant role to play. The impact it creates on connectivity and regional development and the spillover effects are beyond quantification. Issue: Six months from now, 43 cities [...]

Bilateral Investment Treaties and concerns, Lateral movement in civil services Current Affairs – 29th March, 2017

Bilateral Investment Treaties and concerns Introduction In a globalised economy foreign investment and multilateral agreements are crucial in today’s economic architecture. Especially in a time period where protectionism is on the rise and with events like Brexit and new government in USA concern have risen for [...]

Lack of transparency in electoral funding, Rivers as a Living being, Current Affairs – 27th March, 2017

Lack of transparency in electoral funding Introduction Elections are the heart of a democracy. They are fundamental to have continued trust of people with the popular assent being reflected in a free and fair manner. Electoral funding is a crucial issue and has been debated since [...]

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 [...]

[Answerkey] Environment, Polity & IT-Computer related MCQs in UGC-NET/JRF Exam 2017, with explanation & FREE Study Material

Environment: exam trend and future strategy for UGC NET International treaties / commitments Gaseous Pollutants Disasters and diseases Polity: Paper trend and future strategy for UGC/NET-JRF exams Parliament Emergency Judiciary Computer / ICT in UGC-JRF/NET exam Binary conversion Hardware Software  Web / Internet Environment: [...]

[Answerkey] Reading Comprehension (RC), Maths & Data Interpretation (DI) questions in UGC JRF/NET-2017 solved WITHOUT Calculator

Maths Questions in UGC-NET/JRF 2017 exam Data Interpretation in UGC NET exam: How to prepare? DI-SET#1: virus corrupted HDD DI SET #2: Publication revenue RC Passage: literature, partition and great war Maths Questions in UGC-NET/JRF 2017 exam In NET exam, UGC asks hardly 1 [...]

[Answerkey] Reasoning, Syllogism, Subaltern arguments, Coding-Decoding, Sequence-Series MCQS in UGC JRF/NET-2017 solved with explanation

Reasoning Questions in UGC/NET exam Sequence Series (2 MCQ) Coding Decoding (1 MCQ) Odd man out (1 MCQ) Syllogism (2 MCQs) Philosophical Logic theory (4 MCQs) Reasoning Questions in UGC/NET exam In previous years’ UGC-NET/JRF exams This time in January 2017 They ask ~10 MCQs from reasoning [...]

[Polity] National Anthem in Cinema Halls, Bijoe Case- right to be silent, Santhara Death vs Child Rights, Jumme Ki Raat Chhutti nahi

National Anthem in Cinema Halls Bijoe Emmanuel vs State of Kerala (1986): right to be silent Shashi Tharoor case: freedom to put hand on heart? (2008) Kaepernick Incident USA: freedom to kneel? (2016) Shyam Narayan Chouksey v. Union of India (2016) Anthem Order [...]

[Science] Injectable Contraceptive, 3 Parent Baby, Twins, Clones, Types of Sexual and Asexual Reproductions in Plants and Animals

Prologue Reproduction: Two Types Asexual reproduction: Subtypes Sexual reproduction in plants Pollinating Agents: Two Types Pollination: Two types Fruits: Types of Sexual reproduction in Animals Family planning Methods Classification Current Affairs: Injectable contraceptives Current Affairs: Three Parent Baby Twin Babies- Theory Cloning- Theory [...]

[Download] UPSC Mains-2016: General Studies Paper-1 in English & Hindi, & Topicwise Collection of all Papers Since syllabus change!

Instructions for UPSC Mains GS Paper-1 GSM1-2016: Question paper in linear format Observations compared to past years Is expensive coaching and secret material required for Mains-2017? GSM1-Topicwise Questions since Pattern change in 2013 [Block-1] History History: Art & Culture History: India before Independence [...]