UPSC Mains Syllabus Related Articles From Yojana 2012 Issues

Click Here for 2013 Articles   The following articles are from 2012 issues of Yojana. Many important articles are here that are directly related to topics in GS Papers (Mainly Paper-III and IV). Though, reading these articles is enough, I still suggest you to go through magazines at least once. You should be able to …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 48

QUESTIONS: DAY – 48 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-III, Topics – Constitution – evolution, amendments; India and its neighbours; Parliament – conduct of business) Is the suggestion that the Constitution should be amplified, by inserting in it provisions relating to matters on which it is silent, or it is left to conventions or the goodwill of those …

Yojana ‘Do You Know?’ Articles – 2012 and 2013

Every month, Yojana  magazine carries a column called ‘Do You Know?’ – where current event concepts are explained. These are simple and are in  question and answer format. If you spend 2-3 hours on these articles, many concepts which you may already know, will become more clear. Don’t neglect them by looking at their titles …

UPSC Mains Syllabus Related Articles From Yojana 2013 Issues

Click Here for 2012 Articles   Following is the compilation of important articles directly related to the topics in the new Mains syllabus taken from 6 issues of Yojana magazine (2013). Headings below are the topics mentioned in the syllabus. 1. Urbanization and related problems Urban Environmental Challenges 2. Issues Relating to Planning Planning and …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 47

QUESTIONS: DAY-47 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-IV, Topics: Ports, Food Processing, Biotechnology) “The increasing trend of Western countries moving their manufacturing functions to low-cost countries, and the likely prospect of India emerging as a manufacturing outsourcing hub, is expected to contribute to the growth of the country’s marine industry” – Has Indian marine industry lived up to …

Environment, Biodiversity Material for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam

UPSC Civil Services Mains syllabus actually has less topics on Environment. One should not study a whole book on environment for Mains (I recently mentioned a book on Facebook, but that is for Prelims). Fortunately, topics are clearly mentioned in the syllabus. They are: Conservation Environmental Pollution and Degradation Environmental Impact Assessment Disaster and Disaster …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 46

QUESTIONS: DAY 46 (CURRENT EVENTS) “The PFRDA Bill, 2011, seeks to give statutory status to the interim PFRDA, define its powers and duties, and set the broad contours of the NPS.” Elaborate. (250 Words) Explain the important provisions and the significance of Responsible Electronics Recycling Act. (250 Words) Write a critical note on recently approved proposals for …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 45

QUESTIONS: DAY-45 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – IV) “The APMC Act, designed to protect farmers from the vagaries of the market, has been turned on its head to enrich traders and harm farmers.” Critically comment. (250 Words) ” GSLV launch is dubbed as a game changer given the critical urgency of its success for future Indian space …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 44

QUESTIONS: DAY – 44 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – II) “The Indian national movement was basically the product of the central contradiction between colonialism and the interests of the Indian people.” Explain.(250 Words) Explain the working of Tsunami Warning System in India. (200 Words) Give an account of the movement for female enfranchisement during the Indian …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 43

QUESTIONS: DAY – 43 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER II) “The Spanish Civil War was an outcome of a polarization of Spanish life and politics that had developed over previous decades.” Explain. (150 Words) “A quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing.” Explain why did the appeasement policy fail to prevent …

UPSC Question Paper-cum-Answerbook Model Question Paper – General Studies – 1 (Paper – II)

From this year’s (2013) UPSC civil services main exam, candidates will be given a Question Paper – cum – Answer booklet which will have a restricted (pre-defined) space below each question/sub-question to write their answers. To make you familiar with the new answer sheet, I have tried to create a model Question Paper-cum-Answerbook for General Studies Paper- …