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

Kashmir Insurgency – Suggestions for tackling this

Insurgency in Kashmir is the biggest threat to security of India since 1990s. India has recently witnessed a surge in insurgency related incidents in the Kashmir Valley. Major issues related to insurgency are: -> Magnitude of local support for the insurgency has increased among all generations as they tremendously exhibit a high degree of familiarity… Continue reading Kashmir Insurgency – Suggestions for tackling this

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

Future of Trade Multilateralism – WTO’s relevance & Issues associated

Trade Multilateralism can be defined as the progress of world trade in goods and services at a scale covering and connecting multiple economies. It stands for a regime of open and trade with very few restrictions. The consensus based approach of the multilateral trade agreements seeks to provide equal footing to every nation despite its… Continue reading Future of Trade Multilateralism – WTO’s relevance & Issues associated

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

India-Nepal Relations – Changing Scenario & Suggestions for Improvement

The relationship between the two countries is bound by history, geography, economic cooperation, socio-cultural ties and people-to-people relations. India Nepal relations have been very cordial. Both the countries share a deep cultural and people to people contact from historic times. There has been a free cross border movement of people and traders from time immemorial.… Continue reading India-Nepal Relations – Changing Scenario & Suggestions for Improvement

Sociology (English Medium)

Sociology/P1/U5: Theories of social stratification – Structural Functionalist Theory (Davis and Moore)

Structural Functionalist Theory (Davis and Moore) The most famous structural-functionalist theory of stratification was first presented in 1945 in an article by the American Sociologists “Davis and Moore” entitled ‘Some Principles of Stratification’. Here, Davis and Moore discussed the issues of functional necessity of stratification, determinants of positional rank, societal functions and stratification, and variation… Continue reading Sociology/P1/U5: Theories of social stratification – Structural Functionalist Theory (Davis and Moore)

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

Cyber Security – Issues & Challenges for India

The government is stepping up authority around cyber security to check the rising menace of financial frauds. Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) was conducted in India for first time where the theme for the conference was Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development. => GCCS was launched with a view to establish… Continue reading Cyber Security – Issues & Challenges for India

Sociology (English Medium)

Sociology Revision Series: Paper-1/ Unit-5/ Stratification and Mobility (Part-1)

Stratification can be defined as a form of inequality in which different groups are arranged vertically on the basis of some objective or subjective characteristics in which those who are on the top of the ladder gets privileges whereas the group at the bottom suffers from disadvantages. Stratification is based on two criteria: Objective –… Continue reading Sociology Revision Series: Paper-1/ Unit-5/ Stratification and Mobility (Part-1)

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

Swachh Bharat Mission – Suggestions for better Implementation

Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) is a campaign in India that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India's cities, smaller towns, and rural areas. The objectives of Swachh Bharat include eliminating open defecation through the construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets and establishing an accountable mechanism of monitoring toilet use. The SBM… Continue reading Swachh Bharat Mission – Suggestions for better Implementation

GS-1 (Mains), Modern History, Prelims Booster

(MH/4) Modern History – Quick Revision Series Part-4

Administrative Changes After 1857 1. Changes After 1857 Emergence of new Colonial Powers (The USA, Japan & European Countries). British Supremacy in world economy challenged. Large-scale capital investment in India (Railways, Tea plantations, Coal-mining, Jute mills etc.) 2. Changes in Government at the Centre The Crown assumed the power to govern- to be exercised through… Continue reading (MH/4) Modern History – Quick Revision Series Part-4

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

Deep Learning – A Subfield of Machine Learning

What is Deep Learning Neural Network? Deep Learning Neural Network is a machine learning technique that teaches computers to do what comes naturally to humans: learn by example. In deep learning, a computer model learns to perform classification tasks directly from images, text, or sound. Deep learning models can achieve state-of-the-art accuracy, sometimes exceeding human-level… Continue reading Deep Learning – A Subfield of Machine Learning

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

De-Criminalization of Politics – Suggestions

The participation of anybody involved in criminal activities, minor or major, in the political functioning of the country is termed as leading to "Criminalisation of Politics". Criminalisation of politics is one of the major concerns in India as every third MP in the 16th Lok Sabha has criminal charges continue to be lawmakers. Recently government… Continue reading De-Criminalization of Politics – Suggestions

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

Education System in India – Issues & Suggestions

Education plays an important role in human life for its overall growth and prosperity. School is the first place where a child goes through transformation. India holds an important place in the global education industry. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world. India has become the 2nd largest market for… Continue reading Education System in India – Issues & Suggestions

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

Commercial Courts – Significance & Challenges in India

What is Commercial courts? -> The commercial courts attempt to cover a broad range of disputes within the scope of a ‘commercial dispute’. -> The definition broadly covers commercial disputes arising from ordinary transactions of merchants, bankers, financiers and traders such as those relating to mercantile documents, export and import of merchandise or service, admiralty… Continue reading Commercial Courts – Significance & Challenges in India

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

Mihir Shah Committee – A 21st Century Institutional Architecture for India’s Water Reforms Report

A high-powered committee led by Mihir Shah Set up by the Ministry of Water Resources submitted its report recently to PMO. The report was titled “A 21st Century Institutional Architecture for India’s Water Reforms: Restructuring the Central Water Commission (CWC) and Central Ground Water Board (CGWB)”.   Current Challenges: -> Poor Irrigation Facilities: Recent instances… Continue reading Mihir Shah Committee – A 21st Century Institutional Architecture for India’s Water Reforms Report

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

Social Issues – Issues Related to Women (Part-1)

  Issues Related to Women has been covered in three parts. This is first part, next two parts will come in few days. Part - 1 A] Crimes Against Women Cybercrime Domestic Violence Act Genital Mutilation B] Discrimination Against Women Personal Laws and Gender Justice Declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) Surrogacy Maternal / Neo-Natal Health… Continue reading Social Issues – Issues Related to Women (Part-1)

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

DNA Fingerprinting – Benefits and Challenges

Recently, eminent scientist and ‘father of DNA fingerprinting in India’ Lalji Singh died following a heart attack. Dr. Singh was one of the leaders instrumental in making DNA fingerprinting mainstream in India, both at the level of research as well as for forensic applications.   What is DNA fingerprinting? -> DNA fingerprinting (or DNA Profiling)… Continue reading DNA Fingerprinting – Benefits and Challenges