[ Optionals : Admissions Open ] Geology Optional Classes for IAS/IFS

    Starts on 28th June 2021 Course Duration : 75 days Fee : Rs. 30000/- incl. taxes Early Bird Offer : 10% discount till 27th June 2021 Old Subscriber Discount : 10%   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TIMETABLE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS  CLICK HERE TO WATCH GEOLOGY OPTIONAL ORIENTATION by Sudeep …

DAY – 20 ( INSTA REVISION TEST – 20)INSTA REVISION PLAN 2.0, 2021

    Post your INSTA Revision Test score as well as your answers for the below Mains Questions in the Comments section for review. Static question: 1. South China Sea has assumed great geopolitical significance in the present context. Comment. (250 words)   2. India is well endowed with fresh water resources. Critically examine why …

Barrier to cyclone storms: Odisha plans to plant mangroves along its coast

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Barrier to cyclone storms: Odisha plans to plant mangroves along its coast: Context: The Odisha government has proposed to raise mangrove and casuarinas plantation in the coastal belt. Previously, the mangroves served as a natural barrier to cyclonic winds in Bhitarkanika National Park during Cyclone Yaas. Background: Odisha is vulnerable …

Children and Digital Dumpsites report

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Children and Digital Dumpsites report: Context: The new report, titled Children and Digital Dumpsites, was recently released by the WHO. Key findings: More than 18 million children and adolescents working at e-waste dumpsites in low- and middle-income countries are potentially at the risk of severe …

Corporatization of ordnance factory board

Topics Covered: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. Corporatization of ordnance factory board: Context: The Union Cabinet has approved a plan to corporatize the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). Ordnance Factory Board (OFB): It is an umbrella body for the ordnance factories and related institutions, and is …

How are poll results challenged, and when courts have set them aside?

Topics Covered: RPA related issues. How are poll results challenged, and when courts have set them aside? Context: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has filed an election petition in the Calcutta High Court challenging the Assembly election result of Nandigram constituency, where she had contested and lost. What’s the issue? She has sought that …

Recusal of Judges

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Recusal of Judges: Context: Justice Indira Banerjee has recused herself from hearing a petition filed by the families of two BJP activists killed allegedly in the post poll violence in West Bengal. Background: The petition alleged that there was “indiscriminate” killing of innocent …

Flag Satyagraha

Topics Covered: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. Flag Satyagraha: Context: The Ministry of Culture on 18th June had organised a programme to observe the Flag Satyagraha in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. What is Flag Satyagraha? The Flag Satyagraha movement by the freedom fighters shook the …

[इनसाइट्स सिक्योर STHIR- 2021] मिनी सिक्योर रिवीजन टेस्ट: 19 जून 2021

How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   सामान्य अध्ययन– II   1. शिक्षा का अधिकार अधिनियम की कमियों पर चर्चा कीजिए। हस्तक्षेप के कारक के परिणाम क्यों प्राप्त नहीं हुए हैं? सोदाहरण स्पष्ट कीजिए। (250 शब्द)  सन्दर्भ: Deccan Herald   2. “श्रीलंका में चीन …

[ ದೈನಂದಿನ ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ ಘಟನೆಗಳು ] ದಿನಾಂಕ – 18ನೇ ಜೂನ್ 2021

  ಪರಿವಿಡಿ:  ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 2: 1. ಕೇಬಲ್ ಟಿವಿ ನೆಟ್‌ವರ್ಕ್ ನಿಯಮಗಳನ್ನು ತಿದ್ದುಪಡಿ ಮಾಡಲಿರುವ ಸರ್ಕಾರ. 2. ಚಿನ್ನದ ಹಾಲ್ಮಾರ್ಕಿಂಗ್ ಎಂದರೇನು, ಮತ್ತು ಈಗ ಅದು ಯಾರಿಗಾಗಿ ಕಡ್ಡಾಯವಾಗಿದೆ?   ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 3: 1. ನ್ಯೂಟ್ರಿನೋಸ್. 2. ಚೀನಾದ ಮೂವರು ಗಗನಯಾತ್ರಿಗಳು ಯಶಸ್ವಿ ಡಾಕಿಂಗ್ ಕಾರ್ಯಾಚರಣೆಯ ನಂತರ ಬಾಹ್ಯಾಕಾಶ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣವನ್ನು ಪ್ರವೇಶಿಸಿದರು. 3. ಟ್ವಿಟರ್‌ಗೆ ಲಾಸ್ ಆಫ್ ಸೇಫ್ ಹಾರ್ಬರ್ (ಸುರಕ್ಷಿತ ಬಂದರು ನಷ್ಟ) ಎಂದರೇನು?   ಪೂರ್ವಭಾವಿ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಗೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸಿದ …

Insights into Editorial: Needed: full disclosure on electoral bonds

    Introduction: In 2014, the Delhi High Court held that two major political parties were guilty of illegally accepting donations from two companies registered in India but whose controlling shareholder was Vedanta, a foreign company. The court held that this was in contravention of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 1976, as the donations …

[Insights Secure STHIR– 2021] Mini Secure Revision Test: 19 June 2021

  Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  STHIR – 2021: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 3.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 2   1. Discuss the shortcomings of Right to Education law, in what way the …