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

SAARC v/s BIMSTEC – Challenges for India

  The seven countries’ grouping BIMSTEC connecting South Asia with the Southeast Asia received much attention after the last year’s SAARC summit in Islamabad was postponed following tensions between India and Pakistan over terror attacks.   Basic Introduction: -> The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the economic and geopolitical organisation of 8… Continue reading SAARC v/s BIMSTEC – Challenges for India

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

Data Protection – Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee

A uniform law that aims to protect citizens virtual data has the potential of securing their rights and establish confidence in the law for a better governance of government policies. What is Data Protection? -> Data protection is about safeguarding our fundamental right to privacy, which is enshrined in International and regional laws & conventions,… Continue reading Data Protection – Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee

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

Wassenaar Arrangement – Significance for India

What is Wassenaar Arrangement? -> Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies is one of the four Multilateral Export Control Regime (MECR). A MECR is an international body used to organise state’s export control systems (trade barrier). Other 3 MECR are: The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) for the control… Continue reading Wassenaar Arrangement – Significance for India

Syllabus for Various Exams

UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) – Syllabus & Guide

  The Civil Services Examination is widely considered as one of the toughest and prestigious examinations conducted in India. To understand the exam, one needs to understand the syllabus. This helps in eliminating the burden of reading unnecessary topics and keeps one strictly aligned to the expectations of the UPSC from Day one itself. The… Continue reading UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) – Syllabus & Guide

GS-2 (Mains), GS-3 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

Market Economy Status to China – Issues & Its implications on India

A market economy is an economic system where decisions regarding investment, production, and distribution are based on the interplay of supply and demand, which determines the prices of goods and services. -> Under WTO norms, once a country gets market economy status, exports from it are to be accepted at the production costs and selling… Continue reading Market Economy Status to China – Issues & Its implications on India

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

Criminalisation of Cyber Space

The evolution of technology impacts the nature of conflict and war. Amongst the recent aspects of involving in conflict is “no contact war” (NCW) wherein there is no “physical” or “kinetic” action. Recently many instances where terrorist organizations & radical groups using cyber platform to disturb public harmony has increased. To police a Cyberspace, an… Continue reading Criminalisation of Cyber Space

Sociology (Hindi Medium)

कार्ल मार्क्स- ऐतिहासिक भौतिकवाद (Karl Marx- Historical Materialism) (UPSC Mains-2017,2013,1986)

मार्क्स के ऐतिहासिक भौतिकवाद का परिचय: यह सिद्धांत भौतिकवाद की मान्यताओं को द्वंद्वात्मक पद्धति के साथ मिलाकर सामाजिक परिवर्तन की प्रक्रिया को समझने का प्रयत्न करता है। ऐतिहासिक भौतिकवाद मार्क्स द्वारा प्रस्तुत इतिहास एवं सामाजिक परिवर्तन का एक सिद्धांत है जो इतिहास, संस्कृति और सामाजिक परिवर्तन की समस्त व्याख्या आदर्शवाद के विपरीत भौतिक मूल्यों पर… Continue reading कार्ल मार्क्स- ऐतिहासिक भौतिकवाद (Karl Marx- Historical Materialism) (UPSC Mains-2017,2013,1986)

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

(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

Sociology (Hindi Medium)

जाति व्यवस्था – श्रीनिवासन (Sanskritization) (UPSC-2015,13)

जाति व्यवस्था की परिभाषा: श्रीनिवासन ने जाती व्यवस्था के बारे में प्राचीन धर्म ग्रंथों पर आधारित दृष्टि तथा क्षेत्र कार्य पर आधारित दृष्टि में अंतर किया है। श्रीनिवासन ने भारतीय सामाजिक संस्थाओं, जैसे-- जाति व्यवस्था के अध्ययन में किताबी दृष्टिकोण को अस्वीकार करके तथा क्षेत्र कार्य दृष्टिकोण का समर्थन करके भारतीय समाजशास्त्र को अनुभवी तथ्यों… Continue reading जाति व्यवस्था – श्रीनिवासन (Sanskritization) (UPSC-2015,13)

Indian Polity, Prelims Booster

(IPH/1) Indian Polity (Hindi) – Quick Revision Series Part-1 (EC, UPSC, SPSC, JPSC)

निर्वाचन आयोग  (Election Commission) आयोग का गठन भारत के संविधान द्वारा देश में स्वतंत्र और निष्पक्ष चुनाव संपन्न कराने के उद्देश्य से किया गया था । संविधान के अनुच्छेद 324 में चुनाव आयुक्त का उल्लेख किया गया है । निर्वाचन आयुक्त का कार्यकाल 6 वर्ष या 65 वर्ष आयु तक जो पहले हो । निर्वाचन… Continue reading (IPH/1) Indian Polity (Hindi) – Quick Revision Series Part-1 (EC, UPSC, SPSC, JPSC)

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

Indian Judiciary – Issues faced & Possible Suggestions

The Supreme Court (SC) is considered as the ultimate interpreter of the constitution. In India, there is a single integrated judicial system organized in pyramidal form. At the apex of the entire judicial system stands the Supreme Court of India. Immediately below the SC are the various High Courts and below them are be subordinate… Continue reading Indian Judiciary – Issues faced & Possible Suggestions

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

RNTCP – DOTS Plus Vision

  What is RNTCP? Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) is the state-run tuberculosis (TB) control initiative of the Government of India (GoI). As per the National Strategic Plan 2012–17, the program has a vision of achieving a "TB free India", and aims to achieve Universal Access to TB control services.   Objectives: -> RNTCP… Continue reading RNTCP – DOTS Plus Vision