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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)