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Explained: Koppen Method of Climate Classification

The three methods of classification of climate by Koppen, Trewartha and Thornthwaite are very frequently asked in the UPSC Geography Optional Paper 1. I had made notes for such high frequency topics. This topic should be studied comparatively to remember the three methods. I will list out Koppen’s method of classification and compare Trewartha and… Continue reading Explained: Koppen Method of Climate Classification

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Oceanic Deposits Calssification

The classification of oceanic deposits can be done on the basis of Source, Sediments and Location A. Source based Classification of Oceanic Deposits Terrigenous/Lithogenous (material eroded from land) Hydrogenous (e.g. Carbonite) Biogenous (Siliceous, Calcareous) Cosmogenous (e.g. meteorite) Vulcanous Inorganic precipitate (from Air) B. Sediment based Classification of Oceanic Deposits Pelagic (open sea, not close to the shore) Littoral… Continue reading Oceanic Deposits Calssification

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Unprecedented upswing in “Ease of Doing Business” Ranking of India

As per the “Doing Business 2018” report, India has just climbed a historic 30 spots on the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” ranking. This is the biggest ever jump for India and also the highest for any country this year. From 130 in the previous installment of the Doing Business 2017, India has jumped… Continue reading Unprecedented upswing in “Ease of Doing Business” Ranking of India

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General Studies Paper – 4 (Mains 2017)

Q1. Conflict of interest in the public sector arises when (a) official duties, (b) public interest, and (c) personal interest are taking priority one above the other. How can this conflict in administration be resolved? Describe with an example. (150 Words, 10)   Q2. Examine the relevance of the following in the context of civil service: (150 Words, 10)… Continue reading General Studies Paper – 4 (Mains 2017)

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General Studies Paper – 3 (Mains 2017)

Among several factors for India’s potential growth, savings rate is the most effective one. Do you agree? What are the other factors available for growth potential? (Answer in 150 words) Account for the failure of manufacturing sector in achieving the goal of labour-intensive exports rather than capital-intensive exports. Suggest measures for more labour-intensive rather than… Continue reading General Studies Paper – 3 (Mains 2017)

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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (31st October)

Dear aspirants, following are the links of various articles taken from various newspapers. Click the link to read further. To get notification, follow the blog. Thank you! 1. Five-judge statute Bench to decide on Aadhaar validity The Supreme Court on Monday decided to constitute a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear petitions from November against the validity… Continue reading Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (31st October)

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General Studies Paper – 2 (MAINS 2017)

“The local self government system in India has not proved to be effective instrument of governance”. Critically examine the statement and give your views to improve the situation.  (150 words) Critically examine the Supreme Court’s judgement on ‘National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014’ with reference to appointment of judges of higher judiciary in India.  (150… Continue reading General Studies Paper – 2 (MAINS 2017)

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General Studies Paper – 1 (UPSC Mains 2017)

How do you justify the view that the level of excellence of the Gupta numismatic art is not at all noticeable in later times? (150 words) Clarify how mid-eighteenth century India was beset with the spectre of a fragmented polity.  (150 words) Why did the ‘Moderates’ failed to carry conviction with the nation about their… Continue reading General Studies Paper – 1 (UPSC Mains 2017)

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Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (30th October)

Dear aspirants, following are the links of various articles taken from various newspapers. Click the link to read further. To get notification, follow the blog. Thank you! 1.  The new great game as it unfolds Southern Asia is all set to witness the unfolding of several new geopolitical gambits. Q. Both geo-economically and geopolitically, the Indo-Pacific… Continue reading Today’s important articles/news in various newspapers (30th October)