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Brexit

( International )
Brexit is an abbreviation of British Exit similar to the term Grexit. It refers to the possibility that Britain will withdraw from the European Union.

Beijing Unveils Doctrine To Counter U.s. 'pivot'

( International )
China has formally invited its neighbours to pursue a regional security doctrine led by Beijing pointing out the failure of the 'Rebalance'

Madhukar Gupta Committee on Indo-Pak border

( National )
The Government of India (GoI) constituted a high level committee under the chairmanship of former home secretary Sri Madhukar Gupta.

Agricultural productivity

( Yojana/Kurukshetra )
Agriculture has been a way of life and continues to be the single most important livelihood of the masses.

GS Mains; Topical Analysis Volume 7: Judgments that changed India (Part 1)

( Downloads )
The Supreme Court is primarily a court of appeal and has extensive appellate jurisdiction.

IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Rahul Gupta Rank 306

( Blog )
Name Rahul Gupta Rank in CSE 2015 306 Total At

Madhukar Gupta Committee on Indo-Pak border

The Government of India (GoI) constituted a high level committee under the chairmanship of former home secretary Sri Madhukar Gupta.

Thrift in Education

Education industry is well flourished in India at par with the global level. With more than 1.4 million schools

Liquor Ban in Bihar

In the process of fulfilling the poll promise, the Government of Bihar has banned the sale and consumption of liquor

Why India needs a counter terrorism institution?

India has been living in a hostile neighborhood, especially on its western flank. Both state and non state actors are involved in various kinds

LAW Ministry moots for National Social Security Authority

The Labour Ministry has mooted the idea of forming a National Social Security Authority, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,

Judicial Selection and Transfer

Independence of Judiciary is bedrock of the democracy. This independence must be combined with accountability and responsibility.

Brexit

Brexit is an abbreviation of British Exit similar to the term Grexit. It refers to the possibility that Britain will withdraw from the European Union.

Beijing Unveils Doctrine To Counter U.s. 'pivot'

China has formally invited its neighbours to pursue a regional security doctrine led by Beijing pointing out the failure of the 'Rebalance'

Bangladesh hangs Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman for 1971 war crimes

Top Jamaat-e-Islami party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami on May 11, 2016 executed for war crimes committed

Saudi Arabia and Russia plan to suspend oil output to counterfeit the dramatic price fall

Top global producers Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed to freeze oil output in a bid to shore up prices after a 70% drop due to chronic oversupply.

Djibouti, Myanmar and Sri Lanka Anchor China's Maritime Silk Road

The contours of Chinese MSR (Maritime Silk Route) are quickly unfolding. China has increased

WEF Davos annual meeting discusses major challenges faced by World

WEF annual summit discussed various themes concerning world. The main issues were

Digital India Effect: e-Governance transactions double in 2015

Electronic transactions related to e-Governance projects in the country have almost doubled in 2015, owing to the Digital India Programme,

Increase in renewable energy use to boost global GDP by $1.3 trillion

A recent report by Abu Dhabi based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says that doubling the share of renewable energy in global energy mix

German Measle Vaccine ready at hand, challenges in Rollout

Rubella is an infectious disease caused by a virus. It is also known as German measles or 3 -day measles, but it is not the same disease as measles.

Copper-Titanium (CuTi) Alloy Technology

CuTi alloy was developed by DRDO's Defence Material Research Laboratory (DMRL) at Pune, which was granted its patent in 2004.

Signing of MoU between CERT-In with Malaysia, Singapore and Japan

The CERT-In has signed three MoUs on cooperation in Cyber Security with (i) Cyber Security, Malaysia, (ii) Cyber Security Agency of the Republic

Ganga Action Plan and Namami Gange

Water pollution problem, especially of river water, has been rising continuously because of industrialization along the river stretches, open defecation and many other issues.

India ranked sixth among Top-Ten largest manufacturing countries in UNIDO report 2015

As per the UNIDO Report, India stands 6th among the world's top 10 largest manufacturing countries. Of the top ten industrial

WTO rules in favour of USA in solar power case

Recently WTO released its ruling against India's National Solar Mission, deciding that India's efforts to boost local production of solar cells violated WTO rules.

NSSO survey on Unemployment in India

NSSO recently released data on unemployment in India. It was the 68th round of the Employment and Unemployment Situation among Major Religious Groups in India report.

Ajay Shankar Committee recommendations on Prior Permission and Regulatory Mechanisms

Recently an expert committee constituted by DIPP to examine the possibility of replacing multiple

PPP in Railways

Indian Railway has proposed Rs 8.56 lakh crore investment plans for the next 5 years and the national transporter expects to execute a sizable

National Capital Goods Policy 2016 unveiled

The National Manufacturing Policy envisaged manufacturing to contribute 25% to GDP and create 100 million jobs. In contrast, till date,

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has been launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development on September 29th, 2015.

'Startup India' Portal Launch

The Startup India portal and Mobile app have been launched by Secretary,

'Nai Manzil' Scheme

The 'Nai Manzil' scheme has been launched, for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir.

National Career Service (NCS)

National Career Service (NCS) refers to a national web portal - www.ncs.gov.in - that brings job seekers, employers,

Global Network Operations Centre (G-Noc)

Global Network Operations Centre (g-NOC) of Employees Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO)

Geo-Heritage Sites

Geological Survey of India (GSI) declares geo-heritage sites/ national geological monuments for protection and maintenance.

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Citizen Centric Administration (2nd ARC) !

The concept of good governance is not new. Kautilya in his treatise Arthashastra elaborated the traits of the king of a well governed State

Electronics Development Fund (EDF) !

Electronics Development Fund (EDF) an initiative of IT Department is formulated as a "Fund of Funds" to participate in "Daughter Funds"

International Energy Agency - Ocean Energy Systems !

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for India becoming a member country of the International Energy Agency

Target Mains

‘INDIAN SEAPORTS’ –

Importance of the Indian port sector? It plays a vital role in sustaining growth in the country’s trade and commerce.

‘WILDFIRES IN UTTARAKHAND AND HIMACHAL PRADESH’-

How bad are the forest fires in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh? Over 4,500 hectares have been affected in Himachal Pradesh, some 40% more than the 3,185 hectares in Uttarakhand. T

‘SOCIAL BOYCOTT LAW IN MAHARASHTRA ‘–

What has Maharashtra government done? The Maharashtra assembly passed a new law on april 13, 2016 to make social boycott a crime that invites imprisonment of up to seven years and a

‘SUPREME COURT VERDICT ON NEET ‘–

What is NEET? The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is a qualifying entrance examination in India, for students who wish to study

‘CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER’S APOLOGY ON KOMAGATA MARU INCIDENT’ –

What is the Komagata Maru incident? Over a century ago, on May 23, 1914, a cargo steamship named Komagata Maru sailed into Burrard Inle

‘US–INDIA DEFENCE RELATIONS’ –

What is the recent development? The three-day visit of U.S. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter concluded on April 12, 2016.

62 VVIPs owe Rs. 5 crore for security cover –

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”                              -Voltaire March 16, 2015 (thehindu)

#GoHomeIndianMedia – Here’s why the Nepalis are mad as hell at Indian press –

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After Uber, Jugnoo accuses Ola of ‘unethical practices’ –

March 24, 2015 (thehindu) Auto-rickshaw aggregator Jugnoo has accused Ola of deploying “unethical practices” to disrupt its business, a day after Uber filed a lawsuit against Ola alleging that

GUIDELINES FOR A CASE STUDY ANALYSIS IN GS PAPER 4

A case study analysis provides a powerful tool for sorting through and resolving an ethical problem, regardless of its specific subject. A complete case analysis consists of the following five steps.

What We Can Do To Get Happier

Source – article by Stefan Klein; published on http://www.speakingtree.in We see nothing strange in the study of unhappiness. Clinical psychologists hav

ETHICS in 3 steps : 1

Overcome all fear – Source – article titled Overcome all fear by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Fear being a problem of the mind, is unlik

UPSC Mains Essay: Crisis faced in India – Moral or Economic

India is at cross roads. We are living in an age of aspirational India, restless to perform, achieve, and acquire everything that is good. They are brimming with new confidence that “they can do it.

UPSC MAINS 2015 ESSAY NO. 5: Technology cannot Replace Manpower

“Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity."

UPSC MAINS 2015 ESSAY No. 4: Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man more clever devil.

Education gives awareness and information. It gives knowledge and knowledge is power. It gives skills and enables us to seek good career opportu

UPSC MAINS 2015 ESSAY No. 3: Character of an Institution is Reflected in its Leader.

Character is the most defining attribute for a leader as well as the institution that he leads. Character is our inherent wisdom and beliefs that guide us in our actions and practices and which make o

UPSC MAINS 2015 ESSAY # 2: Quick but Steady Wins the Race.

Fast, fast, far too fast. Life cannot be at such a pace, to last. …….. …….. ……… Criticized for going too fast and too slow, a no win situation, but for I, the pace of l

UPSC MAINS 2015 ESSAY #1: Lending Hands to Someone is Better than giving a dole.

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Update #66 : The National Hydrology Project (NHP)

The Project is to improve reliability and accuracy of Hydrology and Ground Water data throughout India and to improve access to this information.

Update #65 : Citizen Centric Administration (2nd ARC)

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Update #64 : Revisiting And Revitalising Public Private Partnership Model Of Infrastructure Dr. Vijay Kelkar Chairman

Investment in infrastructure in India has posed a challenge in the last few years. Not only are there reports of delayed or stalled infrastructure

Update #63 :Internet Governance

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Update #62 :MARITAL RAPE

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Update #61 :Committees on Centre State Relation

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Blogs

IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Rahul Gupta Rank 306

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IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Siddharth Jain AIR 13

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IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Sharat Chandra Pawar AIR 632

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IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Rakesh Kumar Minhas AIR 91

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