List Of Free UPSC IAS Coaching Institutes in Chennai – (India)

Many UPSC civil services aspirants in India do not know that there are many institutes which give free coaching or subsidized coaching for them. Usually these institutions are either run by the government or by Universities/ Charitable trusts. We want to provide a list of all such institutes in India. Following list was sent by …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events

DOWNLOAD PDF ARCHIVES Questions From The Hindu, 06/11/2013 1. What is the significance of Methane to Earth’s atmosphere? How is it produced on Earth? (150 Words) Link 2. Significance of 118th amendment to the Constitution (50 Words) Link 3. Do you think India and China could jointly combat terrorism? Explain how? (150 Words) Link 4. What …

Comprehension Passage & Reasoning Day – 3

PASSAGE A recent study has provided clues to predator-prey dynamics in the late Pleistocene era. Researchers compared the number of tooth fractures in present-day carnivores with tooth fractures in carnivores that lived 36,000 to 10,000 years ago and that were preserved in the Rancho La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles. The breakage frequencies in …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 05, 2013

ARCHIVES November 05, 2013 NATIONAL Supreme Court warns on quo warranto PIL on public appointments Consideration of suitability or eligibility of a candidate for a post is within the domain of the appointing authority and the only thing that court can scrutinise is whether the appointment is contrary to statutory provisions/rules. If the person holding …

Comprehension Passage and Reasoning – Day -2

PASSAGE Read the following passage and answer the following questions (Time 4 Mins) The real trouble with the Brain Initiative is not philosophical but practical. In short, the instrumental approach to the treatment of physiological and psychological diseases tends to be at odds with the traditional ways in which human beings have addressed their problems: …

Book Review – Pathfinder – A Blueprint For UPSC Civil Services Main Exam

List of Reference Books For Prelims and Mains   Ever since UPSC announced new pattern and syllabus for civil services Main examination, there has been a deluge of books in the market on the subject. Instead of making lives of aspirants easier, they have only made life tougher for clueless aspirants. Fortunately, Pathfinder, a small …

Insights Daily Current Events, October 29, 2013

ARCHIVES October 29, 2013 NATIONAL Centre clears Road project (under PMGSY) in Arunachal Pradesh The Centre has cleared the 157 km Miao-Vijaynagar road project that will connect the remote Vijaynagar circle in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh along the India-Myanmar border, 100 km of it passing through the Namdapha National Park. (from the prelims point …

S&T, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 8

QUESTIONS: 29/10/2013 (Topics – Biotechnology; Climate Change; IPR; R&D) “The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority Bill, 2013, if passed, will adversely affect agriculture, health of humans and animals, and the environment, causing unparalleled harm”. Critically examine. (200 Words) “Too many international conventions and agreements on climate change  have perplexed and disappointed the world”. Comment. (200 World) “India …

Insights Daily Current Events, October 28, 2013

ARCHIVES October 28, 2013 NATIONAL Kashmiris observe Black Day Even as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered to facilitate a dialogue between India and Pakistan, there were protests all over the city, as people observed Black Day, demanding that Kashmiris be allowed their “right of self-determination.” Kashmiris throughout the world observe October 27 as Black …

Insights Daily Current Events – October 22, 2013

DOWNLOAD PDF NATIONAL India holds ground on the G-33 plan to pay farmers inflation-linked price The government is going to place a fresh G-33 proposal before the parliament seeking to enable developing economies to meet the challenges of food security for their large populations. What is the issue all about? From the Developing countries perspective: …

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 …

Which Laptop Or Netbook Is Best For Study Purpose For UPSC Exams Aspirants?

These days, search for a piece of information often ends with googling it on Google. For a serious IAS aspirant, knowing more and better about latest developments happening around the world in various fields is a sine qua non if he/she has to score well in the exam. Internet is indispensable if an aspirant wants …

Justice – What Is The Right thing To Do? Episode-02, By Michael Sandel

Michael J. Sandel (born March 5, 1953) is an American political philosopher and a professor at Harvard University. He is best known for the Harvard course ‘Justice’, which is available to view online, and for his critique of John Rawls‘ A Theory of Justice in his first book, Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (1982). The video below would help an UPSC aspirant in dealing …

Justice – What Is The Right Thing To Do?- Episode -01, By Michael Sandel

Michael J. Sandel (born March 5, 1953) is an American political philosopher and a professor at Harvard University. He is best known for the Harvard course ‘Justice’, which is available to view online, and for his critique of John Rawls‘ A Theory of Justice in his first book, Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (1982). The video below would help a UPSC aspirant in dealing …

How To Answer Questions In UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination – Sociology Optional Example

The following post is taken from a comment (from Muralidharan)that appeared on this blog here. I thought that it would be useful to share it as a main post for other aspirants to read who may or may not have sociology as an optional for civil services examination. Answer writing skill is more important in …

UPSC 2013 Prelims (Preliminary) Exam Result And Cut-Off – Stop Worrying

Serious Aspirants are Practicing Answer Writing Here. Why not You? Complete List Of Reference Books For Mains 2013 UPSC CIVIL SERVICES PRELIMINARY EXAM 2013 RESULT (PDF) UPSC INDIAN FOREST SERVICES PRELIMINARY RESULT 2013(PDF) What NEXT? How To Get Over UPSC Prelims Failure? The result of 2012 Preliminary exam was declared on 28th July of that year. In …