GS-3 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

Safety in Indian Railway

Indian railways is the fourth-largest railway network and the world's eighth largest employer. It is one of the busiest networks in the world.   Railway accidents happen due to several reasons as: -> An incorrect signal, a mistake or an act of negligence by one of its staff according to NITI Aayog report 6/10 accidents… Continue reading Safety in Indian Railway

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GS-2 (Mains), Indian Polity, Mains-2018 (English)

NHRC – A toothless Tiger

  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is a statutory body, established in 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Act,1993. This act was amended in 2006. The NHRC is the watchdog of human rights in India. The chairman of NHRC should be a retired chief justice of India.  Hearing a petition on extrajudicial killings… Continue reading NHRC – A toothless Tiger

GS-1 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

GI tag in India

  What is Geographical Indication? -> Geographical Indication is a genre of Intellectual Property. -> GI tag is an insignia on products having a unique geographical origin and evolution over centuries with regards to its special quality or reputation attributes. -> The status to the products marks its authenticity and ensures that registered authorised users… Continue reading GI tag in India

GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (Hindi)

त्रिपुरा का विकास मॉडल

हिंसक बगावत और जनजातीय संघर्षों से पीड़ित होने के बावजूद, उत्तर पूर्वी राज्य त्रिपुरा ने न केवल इस समस्या से बाहर आ के पूरे देश को चकित किया बल्कि बहुसंख्यक जनजातीय आबादी का विकास भी सुनिश्चित किया है। डेवलपमेंट मॉडल मे लगभग सभी क्षेत्रों पर ध्यान दिया गया हैं जैसे कि स्वास्थ्य, शिक्षा, रोजगार उनमें से… Continue reading त्रिपुरा का विकास मॉडल

GS-1 (Mains), Mains-2018 (Hindi)

भारत में भौगोलिक संकेत (GI tag)

भौगोलिक संकेत क्या है? ·    भौगोलिक संकेत बौद्धिक संपदा की एक शैली है। ·    यह एक विशिष्ट भौगोलिक उत्पत्ति वाले उत्पादों और इसके विशेष गुणवत्ता या प्रतिष्ठा विशेषताओं के संबंध में सदियों से उत्क्रांति का प्रतीक है। ·    उत्पादों की स्थिति इसकी प्रामाणिकता को दर्शाती है और सुनिश्चित करती है कि पंजीकृत अधिकृत उपयोगकर्ताओं को… Continue reading भारत में भौगोलिक संकेत (GI tag)

GS-1 (Mains), GS-3 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

Shale Gas – Prospects for India

What is Shale Gas? -> Shale gas is natural gas formed from being trapped within shale formations. -> Shale gas—an “unconventional” source of methane, like coal-bed gas (in coal seams) and tight gas (trapped in rock formations) -> It is colorless, odorless, lighter than air. -> In Europe shale gas is not used because of… Continue reading Shale Gas – Prospects for India

GS-2 (Mains), Indian Judiciary, Mains-2018 (English)

Tribunals in India – The Examination Perspective

  Tribunals in India are specialised courts (other than formal judiciary), established under statute for dealing with disputes relating to particular kind of law. Unlike regular courts therefore, a tribunal will only hear cases it specializes in. For example, National Green Tribunal (NGT) hears the cases relating to environmental issues. In general sense, the ‘tribunals’… Continue reading Tribunals in India – The Examination Perspective

GS-2 (Mains), Indian Judiciary, Mains-2018 (Hindi)

भारतीय न्यायपालिका के सामने आने वाली समस्याएं

न्यायपालिका किसी भी जनतंत्र के तीन प्रमुख अंगों में से एक है। अन्य दो अंग हैं - कार्यपालिका और व्यवस्थापिका। न्यायपालिका, संप्रभुतासम्पन्न राज्य की तरफ से कानून का सही अर्थ निकालती है एवं कानून के अनुसार न चलने वालों को दण्डित करती है। इन दिनों भारतीय न्यायपालिका लगातार अनेक हमलों का सामना कर रहा है जो नीचे… Continue reading भारतीय न्यायपालिका के सामने आने वाली समस्याएं

GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

India-ASEAN Relations – Future Prospects

Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) -> The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprises of Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam. -> India’s relationship with ASEAN is an outcome of the significant changes in the world’s political and economic scenario since the early 1990s. -> ‘Look East Policy’… Continue reading India-ASEAN Relations – Future Prospects

GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

The CPTPP or the TPP – The Indian Perspective

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) or the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. It began with the P4 trade agreement between four nations - Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore - that came into effect in 2006.… Continue reading The CPTPP or the TPP – The Indian Perspective

GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

Paradise Papers

   What is Paradise Papers? The Paradise Papers is a set of 13.4 million confidential electronic documents relating to offshore investment that were leaked to a German newspaper by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and released on 5 November 2017 into the public domain. After Swiss Leaks & Panama Papers, Paradise Papers has come… Continue reading Paradise Papers

GS-3 (Mains), Indian Agriculture, Mains-2018 (English)

Indian Agriculture – Contemporary Issues

Agriculture, with its allied sectors, is unquestionably the largest livelihood provider in India, more so in the vast rural areas. It also contributes a significant figure to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India. Sustainable agriculture, in terms of food security, rural employment, and environmentally sustainable technologies such as soil conservation, sustainable natural resource management… Continue reading Indian Agriculture – Contemporary Issues

Environmental Issues, GS-3 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

Compensatory Afforestation (CA) – Recent guidelines of MoEF&CC

Compensatory afforestation means afforestation done in lieu of diversion of forest land for non-forest use. On November 8, 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued guidelines, specifying criteria for suitability and identification of land bank for compensatory afforestation.   MoEF&CC's new guidelines: -> The lands falling in protected areas, wildlife corridors can… Continue reading Compensatory Afforestation (CA) – Recent guidelines of MoEF&CC

GS-1 (Mains), GS-3 (Mains), Indian Agriculture, Mains-2018 (Hindi)

भारत में ऋण माफी

  एक ऋण माफी उस व्यक्ति या पार्टी की ओर से वास्तविक या संभावित देयता का माफ करना है जिसने उस व्यक्ति या पार्टी की स्वैच्छिक कार्रवाई के माध्यम से ऋण लिया है । भारत में, कृषि को मानसून के जुआ के रूप में कहा जाता है, जो सीधे किसानों की संरचनात्मक कर्जबाजारी होती है।… Continue reading भारत में ऋण माफी

GS-2 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

The QUAD – The Indian Perspective

What is Quadrilateral (The Quad)? The quadrilateral is a natural expression and convergence of interests between democratic countries in the Indo-Pacific region and it’s a natural stepping stone from the very productive trilateral conversations, exercises, and cooperation between India, Japan, Australia and the US.   Formation of Quad: -> Countries that share values have an… Continue reading The QUAD – The Indian Perspective