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

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

WTO Issues – Food Security & Multilateral Trade Negotiations

The Ministerial Conference is the top decision making body of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Recently, 11th Ministerial conference of WTO held in Buenos Aires, Argentina to discuss substantive issues such as the food security right of developing countries and the centrality of development in multilateral trade negotiations.   Background: Since Doha Round, US and… Continue reading WTO Issues – Food Security & Multilateral Trade Negotiations

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

Multiple Regulatory Bodies in India – Issues & Suggestions

Regulatory body is an organization set up by the Government to monitor, guide and control a particular sector such as banking, insurance, education or healthcare. The number of regulatory bodies in India has increased greatly after the economic liberalization of 1991 when the government gradually transformed itself from player to umpire. Today, we’ve independent regulators… Continue reading Multiple Regulatory Bodies in India – Issues & Suggestions

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

Freedom of Press – What India must do?

Mahatma Gandhi said that “The press is called the Fourth Estate. It is definitely a power but a misuse of power is criminal.” A free press is the cornerstone of a vibrant democracy. -> Clause (1) (a) of Article 19 of Indian Constitution states, “All citizens shall have the right to freedom of speech and… Continue reading Freedom of Press – What India must do?

Environmental Issues, Prelims Booster

(EnB.1) Prelims-2018: Int’l Environmental Organizations & Conventions Part-1 (पर्यावरण से संबंधित अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संगठन एवं सम्मेलन भाग-1)

1. संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम (United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP) इसकी स्थापना 1972 में की गई थी। मुख्यालय नैरोबी(केन्या) में हैं। संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम का गठन संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासभा की स्वीडन में मानव पर्यावरण पर हुई कांफ्रेंस के परिणाम स्वरुप हुआ था। यह अंतर सरकारी संस्था है। संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम पर्यावरणीय परियोजनाओं को… Continue reading (EnB.1) Prelims-2018: Int’l Environmental Organizations & Conventions Part-1 (पर्यावरण से संबंधित अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संगठन एवं सम्मेलन भाग-1)