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Detailed News Articles: 15 June 2019

1.  India to impose retaliatory tariffs on 29 American goods The Commerce Ministry has said that India has decided to impose retaliatory tariffs on 29 goods imported from the U.S. starting June 16. The decision comes a year after it was initially decided. Background: The US has withdrawn the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) benefits… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 15 June 2019

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15 June in History: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation was formed

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a Eurasian economic, political and security organisation originally formed by the leaders of the six countries of China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. India became a full member in 2017. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an important inter-governmental organisation which is becoming increasingly vital… Continue reading 15 June in History: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation was formed

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Detailed News Articles: 14 June 2019

1. Modi, Xi meet in Bishkek, agree to speed up boundary talks Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of China Xi Jinping met in Bishkek, on the side-lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. Background: The border dispute dates back to the 1962 India-China war. Several rounds of talks have not yielded results.… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 14 June 2019

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14 June in History: Revolutionary Jatin Das was arrested

Revolutionary freedom fighter Jatindra Nath Das, also known as Jatin Das, was arrested by the British on 14 June 1929 in connection with the Lahore Conspiracy Case. He passed away in prison after a 63-day hunger strike. Jatindra Nath Das Jatin Das was born on 27 October 1904 in Calcutta. He joined the revolutionary organisation… Continue reading 14 June in History: Revolutionary Jatin Das was arrested

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UNDERSTANDING TERMINOLOGIES USED IN UPSC MAINS QUESTIONS

1. Discuss:  In discuss you have to write two or all the aspects of an issue. Don’t criticize, simply present all the sides in an analytical manner. As the conclusion you write a brief summary of all the sides. 2. Critically Discuss: Critically discuss again has to aspects. In discuss one writes two aspects or… Continue reading UNDERSTANDING TERMINOLOGIES USED IN UPSC MAINS QUESTIONS

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29 May in History: Death of Charan Singh, former Prime Minister

Chaudhary Charan Singh, former Prime Minister of India, died on 29th May 1987 aged 84. Charan Singh Biography Charan Singh was born at District Meerut in Uttar Pradesh on 23 December 1902. He was a descendant of Raja Nahar Singh of Ballabhgarh (Haryana) who had taken part in the Indian Revolt of 1857. His family was… Continue reading 29 May in History: Death of Charan Singh, former Prime Minister

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Hunter Commission Report of 1882 vs Hunter Commission of 1920

Hunter Commission Report of 1882 The Hunter Commission of 1882 was appointed by the then Governor-General of India on 3 February 1882. Presided by Sir William Hunter, an Indian Civil Service officer and a member of the Executive Council of the Viceroy. The following were the main objectives: Consider different aspects of education in India,… Continue reading Hunter Commission Report of 1882 vs Hunter Commission of 1920

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Detailed News Articles: 28 May 2019

1.  Global implications of the mandate Analysis: Experts opine that the clear and decisive mandate for Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a defining moment in India’s democratic history. As a matter of fact, its extent, which is manifest from the highest-ever voter turnout in a general election and the share of votes won by the… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 28 May 2019