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Important Newspapers during Indian Freedom Struggle

The newspaper and journal published during independence era are specific areas from where UPSC pick out the question. This is an area to focus for UPSC IAS Prelims. Here we have compiled a complete list of Newspapers during freedom struggle and important journals with their founders. Year Name Newspaper/ Journal Founder 1780 Bengal Gazette English newspaper… Continue reading Important Newspapers during Indian Freedom Struggle

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Detailed News Articles: 13 May 2019

1. Post Fani, Odisha should be considered for Special Category Fani has left the Power infrastructure completely destroyed, especially in Puri and parts of Khurda districts where we complete re-electrification is necessary. Lakhs of houses have been destroyed. Serious damage has been caused to tree cover and plantation crops. Special Category status: States which are granted… Continue reading Detailed News Articles: 13 May 2019

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The Indian Councils Act 1909 or Morley-Minto Reforms

The Indian Councils Act 1909 was an act of the British Parliament that introduced a few reforms in the legislative councils and increased the involvement of Indians limitedly in the governance of British India. It was more commonly called the Morley-Minto Reforms after the Secretary of State for India John Morley and the Viceroy of… Continue reading The Indian Councils Act 1909 or Morley-Minto Reforms

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All about ‘The Government of India Act 1919’

The Government of India Act 1919 was an act of the British Parliament that sought to increase the participation of Indians in the administration of their country. The act was based on the recommendations of a report by Edwin Montagu, the then Secretary of State for India, and Lord Chelmsford, India’s Viceroy between 1916 and… Continue reading All about ‘The Government of India Act 1919’

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Reports Published by International Organizations for UPSC

UPSC Previous year questions: Which one of the following issues the ‘Global Economic Prospects’ report periodically? (UPSC IAS Prelims 2015) The Asian Development Bank The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development The US Federal Reserve Bank The World Bank Answer: D Which of the following organizations brings out the publication known as ‘World Economic Outlook’?… Continue reading Reports Published by International Organizations for UPSC

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13 May in Indian History: The first meeting of Rajya Sabha

“Functioning within the parameters of the Constitution to carry out its mandate to legislate and deliberate, the Council of States has engaged itself incessantly to translate into action the lofty vision of the founding fathers of the Republic.” ~ Dr. S Radhakrishnan, Chairman of the first Rajya Sabha session, talked about the Upper House on… Continue reading 13 May in Indian History: The first meeting of Rajya Sabha