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Financing Indian Cities, Gorkhaland movement is a question of identity, not development Current Affairs 26th July, 2017

Financing Indian Cities Introduction: Cities are the engines of economic growth. Owing to a variety of factors ranging from availability of skilled manpower to the benefits of agglomeration, much of India’s future growth is expected to come from its cities. By 2030, India’s cities are expected [...]

India’s dominance in Indian Ocean is intact, Current Affairs 6th May, 2017

India’s dominance in Indian Ocean is intact Introduction: Previously, we had covered an article dealing with China’s increasing naval expansion and influence in the Indian Ocean. The author had highlighted about China launching its first indigenous aircraft carrier, Type 001A carrier which may be named Shandong, [...]

Supreme Court’s highway liquor ban: Judicial overreach or not, Current Affairs – 5th April, 2017

Supreme Court’s highway liquor ban: Judicial overreach or not? India’s Supreme Court decided in December 2016 that the presence of shops and restaurants selling liquor near highways was leading to drunken driving, which cause the vast majority of fatal road accidents in the country. So [...]

Banking reforms and NPAs, Farm loan waiver is not the solution Current Affairs – 28th March, 2017

Banking reforms and NPAs Introduction Banks are the fundamental pillars of the financial infrastructure of the economy. The last decade of growth boom was financed by the banks largely. Post the global recession the stress on banks is increasing and hence has resulted in large NPAs [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What is C++ ? An Introduction to programming with C++

  I am beginning a series of articles about C++ programming language. So lets begin with a simple C++ program as shown below. #include int main() { cout<<"My first C++ code"<<"\t"; // This is a C++ comment return 0; } This piece of code when executed, outputs a line of [...]

How is ARM Programming Different?

  Programming ARM MCUs – What is Different? There are very, very few engineers or electronics enthusiasts who started programming with ARM microcontrollers right away. Most come to ARM looking for higher processing capabilities, with a background in simple 8-bit MCUs. In the previous article on How [...]

[BES16] Economic Survey → Sectors →Deflationary spiral, Philip Curve, Stagflation, Wedge between CPI-WPI, Is India’s GDP overstated?

BES164/P6: Deflationary spiral, Phillips Curve, Stagflation, Creeping-Galloping-Hyper inflation BES164/P7: Is India’s GDP overstated? Why wedge between WPI vs CPI, Rural vs Urban CPI? BES164/P6: Deflationary spiral, Phillips Curve, Stagflation, Creeping-Galloping-Hyper inflation General price level, aggregate supply and demand. Inflationary Gap, Factors related to cost [...]

CSAT-2016-projection and revision

[Prelim-2016] Is your Revision-ship sailing in the right direction? or just wasting time scavenging “material” from 50 sources?

Prologue Polity: Laxmikanth and Non-Laxmikanth Economy: Easy Questions Economy: Tough Questions- Yearbook type KVIC statements Silk Varieties descending order Should I read Yearbook-2016 now? Environment: NIOS+NCERT is Zindabaad, here’s why Environment: Easy questions direct from NCERT & NIOS Environment: tough MCQs Geography: India [...]

The world is flat

Creative Guidance: Book Review – The world is flat – Thomas L. Friedman

The metaphor of a flat world, used by Friedman to describe the next phase of globalization, is ingenious. It came to him after hearing an Indian software executive explain how the world’s economic playing field was being leveled. For a variety of reasons, what [...]


Creative Guidance – Life is always a step ahead of you – Inspirational & Educative Articles

Life is always a step ahead of you :  The whole journey of life is a process of catching up with something that was never there in the first place. What you are trying to reach always seems to be just out of reach. Very [...]