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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tuberculosis and India’s fight against Current Affairs – 21st March, 2017

Tuberculosis and India’s fight against Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) has been a deadly disease for India and the world. The number of lives lost for TB and its increasing spread in spite remarkable success on other disease fronts raises concerns. Issue: At the end of 50 years of tuberculosis [...]

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. [...]

[BES171/P0] Gist of Latest Economic Survey’s 14 Chapters for UPSC CSAT Prelim, Mains & Interview

Prologue: Here starts the new season of Budget & Economic Survey (BES17) BES171/P0: Economic Survey gist of all 14 chapters Following areas are covered in this session: Why prepare economic survey? How is it relevant for the UPSC prelim and mains examination? Who Prepares economic survey [...]

[Diplomacy] Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas PBD-2017, Heart of Asia Summit Amritsar & BRICS Goa Summit: themes, venues, highlights, outcomes

Prologue Summit#1: Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas PBD-2017, Jan Why organize PBD? Who organizes PBD? PBD-2017: highlights of Rescue operations for VIDESHI NRIs & DESHI Indians Summit#2: Heart of Asia Summit HoA: three purposes of summit? HoA Summit @Amritsar (2016): Highlights of Summit#3: BRICS: 8th [...]

[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-GS4: Topicwise ALL Case Studies & Questions from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 papers of Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude

Trend Analysis of GS4 Ethics Paper 2016 Themes in UPSC case studies [Block#1] Basic, Thinkers, EQ Ethics- Basic Theory Emotional intelligence & Allied Topics Thinkers and Reformers [Block#2] Surroundings Attitude Family, Society Social influence [Block#3] Job Sarkaari Job Values Work Culture @Office Compassion [...]

[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 [...]

[Download] UPSC Mains-2016: General Studies Paper-2 Polity, Welfare, Diplomacy: incl. Hindi Qs & Topicwise collection of all Papers since Syllabus Change

Instructions for UPSC Mains 2016 GS Paper-2 GSM2-2016: Question paper in linear format incl. Hindi Observation  / Analysis of GS Paper-2 Toughness of the paper Relevance of Mrunal.org/ Bogus marketing propaganda GS2 Mains-Topicwise Questions since Syllabus change [Block-1] Polity Polity: Basics of Constitution [...]

[Download] UPSC Mains-2016: Essay Paper & Topicwise Essay Papers of last 24 YEARS (1993-2016)

Instructions Section-A: 125 Marks Section-B: 125 Marks Analysis: Against past GS papers! Similarities: Against past Essay papers Essay-list: Topic wise last 24 years (1993-2016) 1) India: Democracy, administration, Society, culture 2) Economy, Development 3) Education 4) Quote based, Philosophy, Ethics 5) Women empowerment [...]