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Judicial Review of Parliamentary Privileges

( National )
Parliamentary privileges are the special right, advantage or benefit conferred on a particular person. It is a peculiar advantage or favour

Issues related to OROP

( National )
OROP stands for One Rank One Pension which means same pension for same rank for same length

Technology Adaption in Health Care

( National )
The Directive Principles of State Policy in the Constitution of India mandate ‘improvement of public health’ as one of the primary duties of the State.

‘4 s’ for success of Smart Cities

( National )
Minister of Urban development stated that smart cities is all about 4 s and 4p and the resource challenge

Comparison of RCEP and TPP

( International )
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), originally conceived by 10-nation Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN),

Heart of Asia Conference

( International )
The Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HOA) is an international governmental organization that was founded on November 2nd, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Types of ATM fraud

( Science Tech / Environment )
In the recent past there has been a rise in the number of banking frauds related to ATM card transactions and fraudsters are using new techniques to rob customers of their savings.

RED STAG- Critically Endangered

( Science Tech / Environment )
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (UCN) is going to declare the Kashmiri Red Stag

Role of diaspora in Economic development

( Economy )
Diaspora means “to scatter” in Greek, but today we use the term to describe a community of people who live outside their shared country

Socio-Economic benefits of Ports

( Economy )
A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land.

Regional Connectivity Scheme

( Economy )
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), has released the National Civil Aviation Policy

Zero Defect, Zero Effect Scheme

( Economy )
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has emerged as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector of the Indian economy

RGI releases Census 2011 data on Disabled Population

( Target Mains )
A new study by a disability rights group suggests that at least half the world's school-age children with disabilities

Mihir Shah Committee Report

( Target Mains )
The committee in its report ‘21st Century Institutional Architecture for India’s Water Reforms: Restructuring the CWC and CGWB’ has recommended for the formation of a new

Bezbaruah Committee

( Target Mains )
The Ministry of Home Affairs had constituted a Committee under the chairmanship of Shri M.P Bezbaruah, retired IAS and member of the North Eastern Council

Nachiket Mor Committee

( Target Mains )
The "Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low Income Households" was set up by the RBI under the chairmanship of Nachiket Mor.

Anti- Trafficking Bill 2016

( Opinion in Q & A )
The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has sent the draft Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016 to the Cabinet for its approval. (more…)

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016

( Opinion in Q & A )
The Motor Vehicles Act consolidates the law relating to Motor Vehicles i.e. the law relating to the Constitution, use and control of motor vehicles. The Bill seeks to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 198

Superbug Fungus

( Opinion in Q & A )
Candida auris is the deadly fungus that does not respond to conventional antifungal drugs. (more…)

Motor vehicle agreement between India, Bhutan and Nepal

( Opinion in Q & A )
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement for the Regulation of Passenger, Personal and Cargo Vehicular Traffic amongst BBIN. (more…)

What is Integrity and why it is so Important for Civil Servants?

( Ethics )
Integrity is a personal choice, an uncompromising and consistent commitment to honour moral, ethical, spiritual and artistic values and principles. Integrity compels us to be socially conscious and to

Perception and Reality of Ethics GS Paper 4

( Ethics )
Is there any trend of IAS exam to follow at all? Yes…No… Don’t know…! Often IAS aspirant design their strategies based on certain reliable trends of this exam.  This includes from selecting


( Ethics )
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.

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude: What to prepare? By S K Mishra, IAS (retd)

( Ethics )
Ethics - It means principles which control or influence a person’s behaviour or attitude. One can easily notice that in various questions in Sec A or Section B (case studies), the UPSC approach

Doctrine of hot pursuit

The doctrine of hot pursuit owes its origin to the law of the seas, and emerged as an exception to the fundamental principle of freedom of the high seas.

National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy

It is the policy released by government to play an enabling role to transform

Arctic Council

The Arctic Council is a high-level intergovernmental forum that addresses issues faced

Coral reef

Coral reefs are found in circum-tropical shallow tropical waters along the shores of islands and continents.

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) is a plan scheme

Budget and its types

Budget is a statement of estimated receipts and expenditures of the government in respect of every financial year.

Biological weathering

Biological weathering is the disintegration or decay of rocks and minerals caused by chemical

India Energy Security Scenarios 2047

India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 calculator (IESS 2047) is an open source web based tool.

James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope, also called Webb or JWST, is a large, space-based observatory, optimized for infrared wavelengths,

National Board for Wildlife

National Board for Wild Life is a "Statutory Organization"constituted under the Wildlife Protection Act


'Doping' refers to an athlete's use of prohibited drugs or methods to improve training and sporting results.

What is economic territory?

Economic territory is the geographical territory administered by a government within which persons, goods and capital circulate freely.