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Anti Microbial Resistance, The Joint doctrine of the Indian armed forces, Current Affairs 8th May, 2017

Anti Microbial Resistance Introduction India is severely affected by anti microbial resistance and this has increased the burden of diseases. It is important for the government to initiate several measures from creating awareness to policies that shall be instrumental to address the same. Chennai Declaration: “The Chennai [...]

LOKPAL Act,Performance of Agriculture Schemes in last 3 years, Daily Current Affairs 24th April, 2017

LOKPAL Act Introduction Governance in a country of size and diversities like India is a huge challenge. Anti corruption legislations have been promised by parties by implemented weakly or have been scuttled. There is a need to reinforce focus on Lokpal and other anti corruption legislations [...]

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 [...]