GS-1, Prelims Paper analysis, Uncategorized

UPSC Prelims Modern Indian History Analysis

Modern Indian History has a very vast syllabus and now a days not more than 7 – 8  <average 7 questions in last 5 years> questions are asked from that portion. Weightage given since 2009 2017 – 7 2016 – 6 2015 – 8 2014 – 5 2013 – 6 2012 – 8 2011 – 9… Continue reading UPSC Prelims Modern Indian History Analysis

Geography, GS-1, Uncategorized

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

Geography, GS-1, Uncategorized

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

Agriculture, GS-1, GS-3, Uncategorized

Women’s contribution in Indian Agriculture

Why are we discussing? The 2011 census figures shows only 32.8 per cent women formally as primary workers in the agricultural sector, in contrast to 81.1 per cent men. But the undeniable fact remains that India’s agricultural industry, which employs 80 to 100 million women and the sector cannot survive without their labor. What is… Continue reading Women’s contribution in Indian Agriculture

GS-1, Social Empowerment, Uncategorized

Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

The Maternity Benefit Program will provide compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that the women can take adequate rest before and after delivery and not be deprived of proper nutrition. Objective of the Scheme i) To provide partial compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that… Continue reading Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

Editorials, GS-1, Uncategorized

Is globalism dead?

Whether you love Donald Trump or you hate him, you cannot deny that he has a knack for capturing the zeitgeist. At his acceptance speech at the recently concluded Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the newly anointed presidential candidate declared in no uncertain terms: “Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo.” Trump, presumably, was speaking… Continue reading Is globalism dead?

Big issues, GS-1, Social Empowerment, Uncategorized

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Rajya Sabha on August 11, 2016 by the Minister for Labour and Employment, Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya.  The Bill amends the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The Bill has been passed by Rajya Sabha. The Act regulates the employment of women during the period of child-birth, and provides… Continue reading Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill

GS-1, Social Empowerment, Uncategorized

Provide loans to women SHGs at 7 per cent: RBI to banks

The Reserve Bank has asked banks to provide loans to women self-help groups (SHGs) at 7% per annum, as per the government’s revised guidelines for 2016-17. All women SHGs are eligible for interest subvention on credit up to Rs 3 lakh at 7% per annum under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission. Details: As per… Continue reading Provide loans to women SHGs at 7 per cent: RBI to banks

Essay, GS-1, Uncategorized

Why Swachh Bharat Is Floundering May Surprise

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to see a clean India. To fulfill this ambition, he has launched the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) mission, a supply-side initiative which, among other things, plans to build 110 million toilets across India between 2014 and 2019. In spite of the government constructing 8 million toilets in 2015, worldwide, India… Continue reading Why Swachh Bharat Is Floundering May Surprise

GS-1, Social Empowerment, Uncategorized

Debate on Dalit issue in Lok Sabha

Issue There was a special discussion in lok sabha on the atrocities against Dalits that have arisen in various parts of the country. Leaders spoke about injustice and oppression the dalits have had to face for centuries. There have been greater incidences being reported, in una where dalits were publically flogged by the Gau Rakshaks… Continue reading Debate on Dalit issue in Lok Sabha