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

The Iranian Revolution and its effect

The Iranian Revolution (aka Islamic Revolution or the 1979 Revolution) refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States, and eventual replacement of 2,500 years of continuous Persian monarchy with an Islamic Republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of… Continue reading The Iranian Revolution and its effect

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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-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)

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(MH-3) Modern History – Quick Revision Series Part-3

National Movement: Towards Freedom & Partition (1939-1947) 1. Second World War and Nationalist Response Sept 1, 1939: Germany attacks Poland, WW-2 starts. Sept 3, 1939: Britain declares war against Germany and declares India’s support for war without consulting Indian opinion. Congress will cooperate in war if - -> Freedom was given after the war. ->… Continue reading (MH-3) Modern History – Quick Revision Series Part-3

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

Cyclone Ockhi – A Tropical Super Cyclone

A cyclone is caused by atmospheric disturbances around a low-pressure area and is usually accompanied by violent storms and severe weather conditions.   Tropical Cyclone: A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy… Continue reading Cyclone Ockhi – A Tropical Super Cyclone

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

INA – Important Contributions

The Indian National Army (INA) was an armed force formed by Indian nationalists in 1942 in Southeast Asia during World War II. Its aim was to secure Indian independence from British rule. It formed an alliance with Imperial Japan in the latter's campaign in the Southeast Asian theatre of WWII. The army was first formed… Continue reading INA – Important Contributions

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

Russian Revolution & India – The Centenary of Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the most explosive political events of the twentieth century. It is a combination of two revolutions - February Revolution & October Revolution. -> The February Revolution led to the end of the rule of Czar & establishment of a provisional government. -> The October Revolution (Bolshevik Revolution)… Continue reading Russian Revolution & India – The Centenary of Russian Revolution

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(MH/2) Modern History – Quick Revision Series Part-2

National Movement (1919-1939) 1. Why Nationalist resurge at the end of WW1 -> Post-war economic hardship (Unemployment, high expectations of political gains from govt). -> Nationalist Disillusionment with Imperialism worldwide (As imperialist power had no intention of loosening their hold over the colonies). -> Impact of Russian Revolution (Bolshevik party of workers overthrew the Czarist… Continue reading (MH/2) Modern History – Quick Revision Series Part-2

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(MH/1) Modern History – Quick Revision Series Part-1

National Movement (1905-1918) 1. Why Militant Nationalism Grew 1.     Realisation of exploitative nature of British. 2.     Growth of Self-Confidence & Self-respect. 3.     Impact of growth of Education. 4.     Reaction to increasing Westernisation. (Dayanand’s political msg was “India for the Indian”) 5.     Dissatisfaction with the achievements of Moderates. (Methods of Peaceful & Constitutional agitation - “3’P’s:… Continue reading (MH/1) Modern History – Quick Revision Series Part-1

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

शेल गैस – भारत के लिए संभावनाएँ

शेल गैस क्या है? -> शेल गैस एक प्राकृतिक गैस है जो कि शेल संरचनाओं में फंसने से बनती है। (being trapped within shale formations) -> शेल गैस - मीथेन का एक "अपरंपरागत" स्रोत है, जैसे कोल बेड गैस (कोयले की चोटी में) और टाइट गैस (रॉक संरचना में फंसे हुए) -> यह बेरंग, गंधहीन,… Continue reading शेल गैस – भारत के लिए संभावनाएँ