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Geology Syllabus for UPSC/IAS Main Examination

Geology Syllabus for UPSC/IAS Main Examination

Paper-1

1. General Geology: The Solar System, Meteorites, Origin and interior of the earth and age of earth; Volcanoes- causes and products, Volcanic belts; Earthquakes-causes, effects, Seismic zones of India; Island arcs, trenches and mid-ocean ridges; Continental drifts; Seafloor spreading, Plate tectonics; Isostasy.

2. Geomorphology and Remote Sensing: Basic concepts of geomorphology; Weathering and soil formations; Landforms, slopes and drainage; Geomorphic cycles and their interpretation; Morphology and its relation to structures and lithology; Coastal geomorphology; Applications of geomorphology in mineral prospecting, civil engineering; Hydrology and environmental studies; Geomorphology of Indian subcontinent. Aerial photographs and their interpretation-merits and limitations; The Electromagnetic spectrum; Orbiting satellites and sensor systems; Indian Remote Sensing Satellites; Satellites data products; Applications of remote sensing in geology; The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) – its applications.

3. Structural Geology: Principles of geologic mapping and map reading, Projection diagrams, Stress and strain ellipsoid and stress-strain relationships of elastic, plastic and viscous materials; Strain markers in deformed rocks; Behaviour of minerals and rocks under deformation conditions; Folds and faults classification and mechanics; Structural analysis of folds, foliations, lineations, joints and faults, unconformities; Timerelationship between crystallization and deformation.

4. Paleontology: Species- definition and nomenclature; Megafossils and Microfossils; Modes of preservation of fossils; Different kinds of microfossils; Application of microfossils in correlation, petroleum exploration, paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic studies; Evolutionary trend in Hominidae, Equidae and Proboscidae; Siwalik fauna; Gondwana flora and fauna and its importance; Index fossils and their significance.

5. Indian Stratigraphy: Classification of stratigraphic sequences: lithostratigraphic, biostratigraphic, chronostratigraphic and magnetostratigraphic and their interrelationships; Distribution and classification of Precambrian rocks of India; Study of stratigraphic distribution and lithology of Phanerozoic rocks of India with reference to fauna, flora and economic importance; Major boundary problems- Cambrian/Precambrian, Permian/Triassic, Cretaceous/Tertiary and Pliocene/Pleistocene; Study of climatic conditions, paleogeography and igneous activity in the Indian subcontinent in the geological past; Tectonic framework of India; Evolution of the Himalayas.

6. Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology: Hydrologic cycle and genetic classification of water; Movement of subsurface water; Springs; Porosity, permeability, hydraulic conductivity, transmissivity and storage coefficient, classification of aquifers; Water-bearing characteristics of rocks; Ground-water chemistry; Salt water intrusion; Types of wells; Drainage basin morphometry; Exploration for groundwater; Groundwater recharge; Problems and management of groundwater; Rainwater harvesting; Engineering properties of rocks; Geolo-gical investigations for dams, tunnels highways, railway and bridges; Rock as construction material; Landslides-causes, prevention and rehabilitation; Earthquake-resistant structures

Paper-II

1. Mineralogy: Classification of crystals into systems and classes of symmetry; International system of crystallographic notation; Use of projection diagrams to represent crystal symmetry; Elements of X-ray crystallography. Physical and chemical characters of rock forming silicate mineral groups; Structural classification of silicates; Common minerals of igneous and metamorphic rocks; Minerals of the carbonate, phosphate, sulphide and halide groups; Clay minerals. Optical properties of common rock forming minerals; Pleochroism, extinction angle, double refraction, birefringence, twinning and dispersion in minerals.

2.Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology: Generation and crystallization of magmas; Crystallization of albite-anorthite, diopside-anorthite and diopside-wollastonite-silica systems; Bowen?s Reaction Principle; Magmatic differentation and assimilation; Petrogenetic significance of the textures and structures of igneous rocks; Petro-graphy and petrogenesis of granite, syenite, diorite, basic and ultrabasic groups, charnockite, anorthosite and alkaline rocks; Carbonatites; Deccan volcanic province. Types and agents of metamorphism; Metamorphic grades and zones; Phase rule; Facies of regional and contact metamorphism; ACF and AKF diagrams; Textures and structures of metamorphic rocks; Metamorphism of arenaceous, argillaceous and basic rocks; Minerals assemblages Retrograde metamorphism; Metasomatism and granitisation, migmatites, Granulite terrains of India.

3.Sedimentary Petrology: Sediments and Sedimentary rocks: Processes of formation; digenesis and lithification; Clastic and non-clastic rockstheir classification, petrography and depositional environment; Sedimentary facies and provenance; Sedimentary structures and their significance; Heavy minerals and their significance; Sedimentary basins of India.

4.Economic Geology: Ore, ore minerals and gangue, tenor of ore, classification of ore deposits; Process of formation of minerals deposits; Controls of ore localization; Ore textures and structu-res; Metallogenic epochs and provinces; Geology of the important Indian deposits of aluminium, chromium, copper, gold, iron, lead zinc, manganese, titanium, uranium and thorium and industrial minerals; Deposits of coal and petroleum in India; National Mineral Policy; Conservation and utilization of mineral resources; Marine mineral resources and Law of Sea.

5.Mining Geology: Methods of prospecting-geological, geophysical, geochemical and geobotanical; Techniques of sampling; Estimation of reserves or ore; Methods of exploration and mining metallic ores, industrial minerals, marine mineral resources and building stones; Mineral beneficiation and ore dressing.

6.Geochemistry and Environmental Geology: Cosmic abundance of elements; Composition of the planets and meteorites; Structure and composition of Earth and distribution of elements; Trace elements; Elements of crystal chemistrytypes of chemical bonds, coordination number; Isomorphism and polymorphism; Elementary thermodynamics. Natural hazards-floods, mass wasting, costal hazards, earthquakes and volcanic activity and mitigation; Environmental impact of urbanization, mining, industrial and radioactive waste disposal, use of fertilizers, dumping of mine waste and fly ash; Pollution of ground and surface water, marine pollution; Environment protection – legislative measures in India; Sea level changes: causes and impact.

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Hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN)

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 3   Why in news? ISRO making green propellant to power satellites and spacecraft.   Hydroxylammonium nitrate (HA

Channapatna toys

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 1 Why in news? The ‘Toy Land’ of Channapatna is 60 km away from Bengaluru on way to Mysuru, is witnessing one of the f

CURRENT AFFAIRS 29-06-2018

E-NAM Relevancy G.S. Paper 2   Why in news? The government will link additional 200 wholesale mandis to the online trading platform eNAMthis fis

E-NAM

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2   Why in news? The government will link additional 200 wholesale mandis to the online trading platform eNAMthis fi

JULY

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Qingdao Declaration

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? SCO summit adopts declaration calling for 3-year plan to combat terrorism. Qingdao declaration: Shanghai Co

The Issue With Uranium Contamination

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper-3 Environment and Biodiversity Why in news? A recent study, has found over 30 micrograms per litre (mcg/l) of the heav

Indian Pharmacopeia Commission

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 3 Why in news? The Indian PharmacopoeiaCommission has approved modern, animal-free tests for drug manufacturers. INDIAN P

Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project (DRIP)

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? The Union Government has recently revised the cost and deadline of World Bank funded Dam Rehabilitation &am

Caste Census And the Approaching 2021 Census

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 1, 2 Culture, Polity and Society What is the issue? With 2021 census approaching, the debate around having caste-base

Proposed Greenfield Highways Between Chennai And Salem- Issues & Controversies

Relevancy GS Mains Paper-2,3 Governance, Economic Development, Infrastructure Why in news? The latest series of protests against major projects in Tam

UN’s report on Food Security and Nutrition

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 3, Agriculture Why in news? A report of the UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World points to a worr

OPEC

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper-2 International Relations, International Organizations, Bilateral Agreements Why in news? The OPEC (Organization of th

The Risks involving External Debts

   Relevancy GS Mains Paper-2, Economy What is the issue? External borrowers in India are likely to face a turbulent future in the near term due

Cabinet Note on Methanol

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 3, Environment and Biodiversity Why in news? NITI Aayog and the Ministry for Petroleum and Natural Gas are drafting a

Growing Plastic Pollution

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper-3, Environment and Biodiversity Why in news? The pollution caused by the single use of plastics is affecting the envir

OHCHR Report on J&K

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper-3 Internal Security Why in news? Recently the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published it

India-Seychelles Relations:  Issue of Assumption Island

  Relevance: GS Prelims 2019, GS Mains paper II International Affairs, India-Seychelles relations, Geography, Assumption Island Why in News? Dann

The OPEC meet: Relevance for India

  Relevance: GS Prelims 2019, GS Mains paper II, International Affairs Recently: The biannual meeting of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Cou

New Exo-Planet Discovered By Indian Scientists

  Relevance: GS Prelims 2019, GS Mains paper III Sci-tech, Space, new exo-planet discovered Why in News? Scientists of Physical Research Laborato

Border Roads Organisation (BRO)

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? Border Roads Organisation (BRO), is celebrating its Raising Day on 07 May 2018. Border Roads Organisation (

Precision Agriculture

  Recently G.S. Paper 1,3 Why in news? NITI Aayog has signed Statement of Intent (SoI) with IBM to develop precision agriculture using Artificial

Public Credit Registry

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is about to set up a public credit registry—an information repository that colla

Chalukyan Sculpture Of Siva

Recently G.S. Paper 1 Why in news? A Chalukyan sculpture of Siva has been found in Andhra Pradesh recently. Chalukyan sculpture of Siva: A rare sculpt

Indus Dolphins

Recently G.S. Paper 1 Why in news? Punjab government along World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-India are conducting first organised census of Indus Dolphins. In

Bhupathy’s Shieldtail

Relevancy G.S. Paper 1 Why in news? A New species of snake has been found in Western Ghats. Bhupathy’s shieldtail: Bhupathy’s shieldtail is curren

FDI Confidence Index 2018

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? India has slipped by three notches to 11th position in the FDI Confidence Index 2018 of global consultancy

The Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 2, 3 Why in news? The Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers has submitted its progress report. In this backdr

The Ongoing Tussle Between The Delhi Government And The Bureaucracy

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 2 (Governance) Why in news? There is an ongoing tussle between the elected government and the bureaucracy in Delhi. W

Noctiluca Scintillans

Relevancy G.S.Paper 3 Why in news? A new joint Indo-US study has found that global warming is leading to large-scale fish kills in the Arabian Sea by

Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana

Relevancy G.S. Paper 1,3 Why in news? The government has recently approved the continuation of the agriculture sector umbrella programme, ‘Green

India’s concern with RCEP

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 3, 4 International Relations, Economy, Effects of Globalisation Why in News? The U.S. President Trump recently caused

The Historic Summit Between US & North Korea: Asserting The Power Of Diplomacy

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 2 International Relations Why in news? Recently U.S. president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim stunned the w

Tamil Nadu Organ Transplant Allocation

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 2, 4 Governance (health), Ethics Why in news? Irregularities in connection with organ transplantations have been foun

Seva Bhoj Yojana

  Relevancy G.S Paper 2 Why in news? The Indian Government has introduced a new scheme called ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’. Seva Bhoj Yojana: The Minist

Credit Ratings

  Relevancy G.S.Paper 2 Why in news? Refusing to upgrade India’s credit ratingfor the 12th year in a row, Fitch today retained its soverei

Ordinance On Rape

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval to the promulgation of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordin

Global Urban Air Pollution Database

  Relevancy G. S. Paper Why in news? According to Global Urban Air Pollution database released by World Health Organisation (WHO), 14 Indian citi

State Symbols of Andhra Pradesh

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? The state of Andhra Pradesh has recently declared its new state symbols. State symbols: Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pr

Zircon In Rocks

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 1,3 Why in news? A 4.2 billion-year-old zircon has been found in a rock from Odisha offers fresh clues about the earth’s

Moganite

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 3 Why in news? A team from the Tohoku University in Japan has found the mineral, called moganite, in a lunar meteorite dis

Article 35A

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? The Centre has decided not to file any “counter-affidavit” on Article 35A, which has been challenged in the Su

Ensemble Prediction Systems

Relevancy G.S. Paper 3 Why in news? IMD has launched systems for probabilistic weather forecasting known as Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS). Ensemb

Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem In India: AI Garage

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper-3, Science, and Technology Why in news? The NITI Aayog has published an ambitious discussion paper on kickstarting the

PM’s Maternity Scheme Benefits 23.6 Lakh

  Relevancy GS Paper- 2, Governance Why in news?  After initial hiccups in implementing the maternity benefit programme Pradhan Mantri Matru Van

India Re-Defines Its Regional Role

Relevancy GS Mains Paper-2 International Relations Why in news? India is recasting its approach to the Indo-Pacific and building deeper links with co

Indo-China extending ties

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 2 International Relations Why in news? The Chinese premier accepted Mr. Modi’s invitation for another “informal s

Menstruation Benefits Bill

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 2 Government Policies and Intervention Why in news? Menstruation Benefits Bill was tabled as a private member bill in

Threat to Bannerghatta zone

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 3 Environment Why in news? At least 73 eco-sensitive villages, of which 22 are ‘red list’ villages, have been lef

India’s Maternal Mortality Rate Down By 22%

  Relevance: GS Prelims 2019, GS Mains paper II Governance, women related issues, women health, Maternal Mortality Rate Why in news? The maternal

Deocha Pachami Coal Block

  Relevance: GS Prelims Geography, Important coal mines, Coal Energy Why in news? West Bengal has been allotted the Deocha Pachami Harinsingha De

New Insights On Inter-Species Social Behavior Among Animals

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper-3 Biodiversity and Environment Why in news? Recent scientific study on birds has revealed new insights on inter-specie

Air India Disinvestments and the concerns

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 2, 3 Why in news? The deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest ran out and there were no bidders for India’s

Regulating Plastic Ban And Major Concerns

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 3 Environment & Biodiversity Why in news? In recent times use of plastic become the major threat to the environme

India’s Nutrition Challenge: Obesity

  Relevance: GS Prelims 2019, GS Mains paper I, II, III Polity and governance, Health problems, Food security to nutrition security, obesity Why

India’s Changing Foreign Policy

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 2 International Relations Why in news? In recent times union government has shifted considerably in its policy signal

Monetary Policy Committee (MPC): Functions and Constitution

  Relevance: GS Prelims 2019, GS Mains paper III Economy, Monetary Policy Committee Why in news? The six-member monetary policy committee (MPC) o

Repo Rates Increased After 4.5 Years

  Relevance: GS Prelims 2019, GS Mains paper III Economy, Repo rate, Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) Why in news? The six-member monetary policy

World Environment Day, 2018: Beat Plastic Pollution

  “On World Environment Day, the message is simple: reject single-use plastic. Refuse what you can’t re-use. Together, we can chart a pat

NMC Bill

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? On 2 January 2018, nearly three lakh doctors hit the streets, calling for a 12-hour long countrywide shutdo

Methanol Economy

  Relevance: GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III Environment, Sci-tech, clean fuels, methanol economy Recently: NITI Aayog is working on road map for

Green GDP

Relevance: GS Prelims 2019, GS Mains paper III Environment, Economy, Green GDP Why in News? The Centre government has announced a five-year exercise t

S-400 Triumf deal

  Relevance: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper II and III International Relations, India’s security, Indo-Russia relations, Indo-US relations, S-400 T

Mandatory Pre-Litigation Mediation In Commercial Disputes

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper-2 Why in news? Mandatory pre-litigation mediation in commercial disputes has been introduced by the recent Commercial

Doping in sports & No Needle Policy

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper-2 Why in news? Recently concluded Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia, witnessed the Indian contingent got a b

Paper Chase: The Need To Review Use Of VVPATs

  Relevancy GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper- 2 Why in news? About 4.2% of the VVPAT machines deployed in the Karnataka Assembly elections this month d

Threat of Hyper- Nationalism to the Federal structure of India and US

  Relevancy: GS Mains Paper-2 Governance and International Relations Why in news? Deep questions of equity are raging in India and the U.S. and h

JUNE

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Period Poverty

  Relevancy: GS Mains paper I, II Women related issues, women health issues, period poverty Why in news? A new report published by UNICEF and Wat

Q9. Is there an alternative to Imperialistic expansion?

ANSWER: Imperialism is a policy choice, not an inevitable consequence of capitalism. Increasing concentration of wealth within the richer countries le

Environmental Regulation and FDI

  Relevancy GS Paper- 2 Why in news? It has been analyzed whether foreign direct investment (FDI) is linked to easing environmental regulations

India Vs Pakistan: The Power of Deterrence

Power of Deterrence Relevancy GS Mains Paper-2 Why in news? Earlier this month, India marked the 20th anniversary of the nuclear tests at Pokhran. Wha

IFPRI study on Child Stunting in India

  Relevancy: GS prelims, GS mains paper I, II Governance, health, child stunting, the relation of child stunting with socio-economic status, IFPR

Bastariya Battallion

  Relevancy: GS Mains paper III Governance, Internal security, the problem of Naxalism, Left Wing Extremism (LWE), Salwa Judum, Bastariya Battali

National Policy On Biofuels – 2018

  Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper II, III Schemes and policies of the government, National Policy on Biofuels Why in news? The Union Cabine

Unsound Recruitment of civil servants

Relevancy GS Mains Paper-2 and Optional Paper Governance, Public Administration Optional Why in news? The proposal to alter the current recruitment pr

Water Management Reforms

  Relevancy GS Mains Paper- 1,2 (Geography, Governance) Why in news? On the cusp of the southwest monsoon, several arid States are hoping to r

Ayushman Bharat Scheme- Issues and Objectives

  Relevancy GS Prelims GS Mains Paper- 1, 2 (Schemes and Policies of Government, Health issues in India) Why in news? The government has launched

New Amendments In Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code

Bankruptcy resolution process Relevancy GS Paper- 3, 2 (Economy, Polity & Governance) Why in News? The Union Cabinet decision to amend the Insolve

Effect Of Global Warming On Agriculture

  Relevancy GS Paper-1, 3 (Geography, Environment) Why in news? As carbon dioxide rises due to the burning of fossil fuels, rice will lose some o

New realities of Indo-Russia relations

India and Russia Relevancy GS Paper -2 (International Relations) Why in news? Indian PMs met Russian President and set a new normal in his foreign pol

The Lancet’s Global Burden of Disease Study

Global Burden of Disease Relevancy GS Paper- 1 & 2 (Health, Governance) Why in news? Recently the Global Burden of Disease study published in The

The RERA Report Card

  Relevancy GS Paper-3 (Economic Development) Why in news? It’s been a year the real estate legislation came in to effect it is a year since th

Premature Deaths And Air Pollution

  Relevancy GS Paper 3 Why in news? Worsening air quality in the last two decades has emerged as one of the major reasons for high numbers of pre

India’s Natural Capital/Green GDP

  Relevancy GS Paper-3 Environment and Biodiversity Why in news? As per World Bank Report India suffered a cost of $550 billion i.e., 8.5% of GDP

EU’s GDPR

  Relevancy GS Paper-2 & 3 Polity, Data Protection, Right to Privacy, GDPR, India’s Data Protection Law Why in news? The European Union has

Discredited office of Karnataka Governor

  Relevancy GS Paper 2 Why in news? The role of Governor in Karnataka elections has raised question regarding the usefulness of the office of the

Justice and Redemption

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2,4 Why in News? The recent Judicial hearing in the Kathua rape and murder case has been shifted out of Jammu and Kashmir

Nipah Virus- What, Why, & How

Nipah Virus Relevancy GS Paper-1 & 3 (Urbanization & Science and Technology) Why in news? The recent outbreak of Nipah Virus infection in Kera

Indo- Australian Relationship

Australia and India Relevancy GS Paper-2 Why in News? Ms Julie Bishop, Australian foreign affair minister, talked about the deepening economic and str

Natural Guardian- what & why

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? Madras high court ruled an outstanding judgement on natural guardian. What according to Judiciary is “Nat

Decline of Participative Democracy

  Relevancy GS Paper Mains paper 2 Optionals- Public Administration, Political Science Polity and Governance: Participative Democracy, Recent Tre

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code & the Bhushan Steel Case

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? Tata Steel acquired 73% stake in the bankrupt firm Bhushan Steel for about 35,000 crore rupees last week. T

Regional Connectivity Developments In Asia & Their Significance

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? India declined to endorse China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). However the regional connectivity proje

Karnataka Elections & The Role Of A Governor After The Polls

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? Karnataka assembly elections brought focus for a clearer definition regarding the role of a governor after

Women Migration- The New Trend

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2,3 Why in news? A UN report says India is on the “brink of an urban revolution”, as its population in towns and citie

Meghalaya’s Social Audit

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? Meghalaya is the first state to launch the social audit law. The state’s experience is informative to inc

Israel-Gaza strip and US

  Relevancy G.S Mains Paper 2(International Relations) Why in news? There was an intense protest by Palestinians at the Israel-Palestine border a

Iraqi Election and its outcome

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? Elections were concluded in Iraq. The Sairoon party under Shia cleric “Muqtada al-Sadr” has emerged as the sin

GDPR- What and How

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? The European Union has declared the deadline for the compliance of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR

Assembly elections & S.R. Bommai Vs Union of India

   Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? SC ordered a floor test in Karnataka after the assembly elections. In this regard it is significant to re

15th Finance Commission (FC) & Terms of Reference (ToR)

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Whi in news? The union government constituted the 15thFinance Commission (FC) to take reviews of the financial distribut

CURRENT AFFAIRS 19-05-2018

SINO- JAPAN Relationship- Past and Present   Relevancy G.S. Paper 2,3 Why in news? China reaches out to Japan with high-level visits after years

WHO Report on Hepatitis virus and India

  Relevancy G.S, Paper 2, 3 Why in news? WHO has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in

SINO- JAPAN Relationship- Past and Present

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2,3 Why in news? China reaches out to Japan with high-level visits after years of mistrust. Lately, China has been extendi

Rising Oil Prices and associated concerns

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? The international benchmark for oil prices crossed $80 a barrel touching the highest level since 2014. The

NASA Satellite Observations Its Report On Freshwater And India

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 1, 3 Why in news? NASA satellite observations of Earth have found that there is a serious decline in the availability of f

The S.R. Bommai Vs Union Of India Case

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Who was S.R. Bommai? R. Bommai was the Chief Minister of the Janata Dal government in Karnataka between August 13, 1988

The Draft Scheme on Cauvery Water

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? The union government presented the draft scheme for sharing Cauvery Waters to the Supreme Court. It is now

Women In The Renewable Energy Sector

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2,3 Why in news? A study by the McKinsey Global Institute had stated that India can increase its GDP by up to 60% by 2025

Employment in India

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? Despite being the fastest growing economy in the world, India has failed to create jobs for its people. Wha

Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 & Assam

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? The visit of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to the Northeast l

Korean War of 1953 & India’s Role

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? The relationship between “North and South Korea” has evolved drastically past months from “complete h

India and Pokhran- II

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? India celebrated two decades of the success of Pokhran- II nuclear tests conducted in 1998. India more or l

India’s Equation with China, Nepal & Pakistan

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? India is moving swiftly to ease frictions with neighboring countries. However, no neighborhood policy can o

Nepal tops in India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? PM Narendra Modi during his Nepal visit assured Nepal that it is at the top of India’s neighborhood First

US-Europe & the Iran Nuclear Deal

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? The United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal. This decision has complicated relations of US with E

Iranian Deal, US pull out & its implications for India

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2,3 Why in news? The U.S. pulled out of the “Iranian Nuclear Deal”. The move seems directed more towards bringing in a

Rail Accidents & The Need For Amendments In Railways Act

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? The recent deaths of schoolchildren at an unmanned rail crossing highlight why the Railways Act must be amended. W

Crude Oil Price Rise – How And Why

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2,3 Why in news? Crude oil prices have risen to their highest level since late-2014. In this backdrop, changes to the domestic fu

Simultaneous Elections

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? The idea of holding elections simultaneously to Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies got a push from

CAATS –What & Why

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2,3 Why in news? The Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions (CAATS) Bill has been introduced in US congress.

CURRENT AFFAIRS 4 May 2018 Environmental Kuznets Curve

CURRENT AFFAIRS 4 May 2018 Environmental Kuznets Curve Link to the class: “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzCZs3WF1nk” The environmental

Green Revolution- Krishonnati Yojana

  Relevancy: GS prelims, GS mains paper III Agriculture, green revolution, krishonnati yojana Why in news? The cabinet committee on economic affa

Decentralized Governance & Local Democracy

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? It’s been a quarter century since the introduction of decentralized democratic governance in India. At this

RBI and Virtual Currencies

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2,3 Why in news? RBI directed all agencies regulated by it to stop doing any business with persons (or entities) dealing w

Terms Related To Biological Warfare (BW)

   Relevancy G.S. Paper 3   Agroterrorism Agroterrorism, is the malicious use of plant or animal pathogens to cause devastating disease in the

Environmental Kuznets Curve

  Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper III Environment, Environmental Kuznets Curve, Industrial growth   What is Environmental Kuznets Curve: A

North Korea, South Korea and the Korean War

  Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Why in news? North Korea and South Korea have jointly declared that the Korean War will be finally over. North Korean le

Biological Disasters

  Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper III Disaster management, Biological disasters, biological agents as agents of mass destruction, WMD Why i

SOCIAL AUDIT

  Relevancy: GS Mains paper II, IV, and Optional- Public Administration Polity and governance, Social Audit, Accountability and transparency What

MAY

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IAS library current affairs 25-04-2018

Minimum Support Price Relevancy G.S. Paper 2, Prelims, Facts About Minimum Support Price (MSP) Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) Rec

Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’

  Relevance: GS Prelims Government schemes are policies, ‘adopt a heritage scheme’, responsible tourism, Monument mitras Background: ‘Adopt

Anti-Evergreening Provisions Of Indian Patents Act

  Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper III, IV Sci-tech, Ethics, Intellectual Property Rights, Indian Patents Act – Section 3(d), 3(e), 3(i) W

Historical Background Of Indo-China Relations

  Relevancy: GS Mains paper II, Optional- Political Science International Affairs, Indo-China relations, Informal summit of Modi to China Why in

Hyperandrogenism and Women Runners

  Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper III Sci-tech, New hormone rules for women runners, hormones, testosterone, hyperandrogenism Why in News?

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Minimum Support Price

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2, Prelims, Facts About Minimum Support Price (MSP) Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) Recently The Cabinet Comm

Meghalaya Community-Led Landscapes Management Project

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2, Prelims Meghalaya Community-led Landscapes Management Project Recently A loan agreement worth USD 48 million for the “Me

Island Development Agency

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2, Prelims About Island Development Agency Recently Rajnath Singh has chaired the third meeting of Island development agency Isla

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2, Prelims About Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Stages of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Key points Recently There are ongoing talks of expansion of

Protection Of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 About National Human Rights Commission of India Recently The Union Cabinet c

Bhabha Kavach

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2,3 About Bhabha Kavach The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Recently The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has developed

Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2018

Recently The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has recently notified the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2018. Plastic

Atal New India Challenge

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 About Atal new India challenge Recently The NITI Aayog has launched Atal New India Challenge under Atal Innovation Mission a

Changing Geopolitical World Order

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2,3 Emerging geopolitical world order China’s détente and its effect on India Recently: PM Modi is scheduled to visit Beijing

Prelims Facts 26-04-2018

FACT # 1 UNNAT BHARAT ABHIYAN Why in news? There are ongoing talks of expansion of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan by MHRD Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is inspired b

IAS library current affairs 24-04-2018

Pros and Cons of Hydraulic Fracking Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper III Sci-tech, Shale gas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Fracking Introduction: It is

Ias library current affairs 23-4-2018

Clean Coal Technology Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper III Sci-tech, Non-renewable energy, Thermal energy, Coal gasification method, Clean coal t

IAS LIBRARY CURRENT AFFAIR 21-04-2018

APOE4: Alzheimer’s Gene Neutralised In The Human Brain Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper III Sci-tech, Alzheimer’s disease, APOE4 gene in

Pros and Cons of Hydraulic Fracking

Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper III Sci-tech, Shale gas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Fracking Introduction: It is projected that fossil fuel energy 

CPGRAMS: Effective Grievance Redressal System in India

Relevancy: GS Mains paper II, IV Polity and governance, Grievance redressal mechanism, CPGRAMS, Good governance (Sushasan) Introduction: Good Governan

The Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 The Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018 About the ordinance, the need for the ordinance and who is a Fugitive Economic

How To Curb The Epidemic Proportions Of Rapes In India?

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Rapes in India and how to curb it Problems and what needs to be done? Recently: The government passed an ordinance mandating de

TESS: Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Main paper 3 Sci-tech, NASA, Space mission, TESS, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Recently: NASA’s Transiting Exopla

Clean Coal Technology

Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper III Sci-tech, Non-renewable energy, Thermal energy, Coal gasification method, Clean coal technology Recently: A

e-Way Bill

Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper III Economy, GST, e-Way Bill Recently: The e-way bill came into effect on April 1, 2018. What is e-Way Bill? E-W

IRNSS or NaVIC

Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper III Sci-tech, space technology, IRNSS, NaVIC, GPS, ISRO Recently: Navigation satellite IRNSS-1I was put in orbit

NAAMES Mission

Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper III Sci-tech, Environment, NAAMES mission, CALIPSO Recently: North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study

Impeachment of CJI

Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper II Polity and Governance, Chief Justice of India Impeachment process Recently: Following the allegations by top

Widening Inequities Between City Dwellers And Small Marginal Farmers

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2,3 Widening Inequities Between City Dwellers And Small Marginal Farmers Issues and concerns Achievements made so far Recently: T

The 15th Finance Commission

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 About the 15th finance commission The positive developments towards enhancing federalism Major concerns and challenges Other as

India and the Commonwealth

Relevancy: GS Prelims, GS Mains paper II, Political Science Optional International relations, Commonwealth of Nations, India and Commonwealth, CHOGM R

National Sports University Bill of 2017- What & Why

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 About the bill Need for such bill and actions taken so far Recently: It is raining medals for India in the 2018 Commonwealth Ga

India-US Relationship: Revitalizing And Elevating Ties

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2, International relations India-US ties Poor progress under the DTTI issue Recently: For India, the larger security environment

Ayushman Bharat – what & why

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Ayushman Bharat Medi-care landscape in India Infrastructure enhancement requirements Challenges and solution Recently: The cent

Road Accidents in India: Causes and concerns

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Indian Agri-Exports –What & How

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Defense Budget Allocations: Concerns and solutions

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IAS library Current Affairs 20-04-2018

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IAS library current 19-04-2018

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CURRENT AFFAIRS 20 April 2018 Nordic countries and India

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CURRENT AFFAIRS 20 April 2018 Defence planning committee

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India’s Renewed Interest In The Commonwealth- What & Why

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2,3 India’s interest in the Commonwealth History and the recent issue Recently: The Commonwealth Summit is to be held this wee

IMD Findings and Auditing of water resources

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Reset of India’s neighborhood policy

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18-04(2018)

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18-04(2018)

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Poverty Line and Two Important Committees Report

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ALL ABOUT LOKPAL ACT

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Mains q/a 18-04-2018

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Mains Q/A 17-04-2018

Relevancy G.S. Paper 2 Dalwai committee report Strategy to double or triple the agri-exports by 2022-23 Challenges and hurdles Solutions and way forwa

Facts 17-04-2018

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MCQs 17-04-2018

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Mains q/a 17-04-2018

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Relevancy G.S. Paper 2, International relations India-US ties Poor progress under the DTTI issue Recently: For India, the larger security environment

Prelims fact 16-04-2018

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Daily MCQs 16-04-2018

  Which of the following statement is not true about National company law tribunal? (a)       The National Company Law Tribunal is a quasi-

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Prelims Fact 13-04-2018

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IAS Library current affairs 13-04-2018

e-Way Bill Recently: The e-way bill came into effect on April 1, 2018. What is e-Way Bill? E-Way (Electronic Way) bill is a document required to be ca

IAS LIBRARY (14 April, 2018)

Widening Inequities Between City Dwellers And Small Marginal Farmers The recent spate of peasant protests across wide swathes of the country points sh

PRELIMS MCQs dated 14-04-2018

      1.Which satellite is known as “India’s own GPS”? (a)       Swayam 1 (b)       GSAT 19 (c)       IRNSS-1I

Mains Q/A 13-04-2018

    Q1. Describe the events leading to Declaration of Independence in America Q2.What is swach bharat abhiyan? What is Satyagraha se Swachha

Prelims Fact 14-04-2018

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India boycotts China’s Belt Road Initiative

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National Forest Policy, 2018

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India-Nepal Ties

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PMMY Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana

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FORM 27 of INDIAN PATENTS ACT

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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

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Issue of Ethics in banking sector

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National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA)

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3R Forum

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World Health: Issues & Concerns

World Health: Issues & Concerns Relevancy ü  G.S. Paper 2,3 ü  Issues and concerns related to world health ü  What is desired? ü  The poli

Swadhar Greh Scheme

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STI Policy 2013 of India

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Sharada Prasad Committee on Skill India

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RBI & Inflation

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Greater Autonomy To Educational Institution

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Swadhar Greh Scheme

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REPORT ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Pheromones in Pest Management

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Municipal Bonds

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Is Indian Judiciary Caste Blind? Relevancy ü  G.S. Paper 2 ü  About SC/ST Atrocities Act and SC’s recent verdict ü  Concerns regarding the rec

Federalism And Its Concerns

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Data sharing across borders

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CBSE and its credibility issues

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Special Category Status

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Rivers and Optimum use of Floodplains

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Judiciary and Democracy

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Algo Trading

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The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016

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Bond Yields

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Domestic Solar Industry Issues

Domestic Solar Industry: Issues, Concerns, Remedies (Domestic Solar Industry Issues ) Relevancy ü  G.S. Paper 2 ü  Domestic solar industry ü  Is

Existing laws – Gambling in India

Gambling: Should be or shouldn’t be legalized? (Existing laws – Gambling in India) Relevancy ü  G.S. Paper 2 ü  Existing laws on gambling

Supreme Court’s verdict on Khap Panchayats and its guidelines

Supreme Court’s verdict on Khap Panchayats and its guidelines Relevancy ü  G.S. Paper 2 ü  Verdict related to the choice of consenting adults to

Supreme Courts Recent Verdict and its repercussions

Supreme Courts Recent Verdict and its repercussions   Relevancy ü  G.S. Paper 2 ü  SC’s recent verdict and issue related to it ü  Situations

WORLD HAPPINESS INDEX REPORT 2018

WORLD HAPPINESS INDEX REPORT 2018 Relevancy: ü  GS Prelims, GS Mains paper I, IV ü  Ethics and Integrity, World Happiness Index Report 2018 Recent

Supreme Court Decisions And Its Impact On The Economy

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Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan

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Potential of Inland Water Transport

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Forest Rights Act

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Wetlands for a “Sustainable Urban Future” and “Disaster reduction”

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Restructuring of NSDF and NSDC

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Krishi Vigyan Kendras

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Integrated Scheme for School Education

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Cambridge Analytica Crisis

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Amendments to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

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Electoral bonds

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Cambridge Analytica Crisis

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2G case & Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988

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Trafficking Persons Bill 2018

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India-Tibet-China

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Ayushman Bharat — National Health Protection Mission

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SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act

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Indian National Strategy for Standardization

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Rebuilding RBI’s Regulatory Power

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Supreme Court on Aadhaar Linking

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Agriculture Distress

Farming: As a market-based enterprise (Agriculture Distress ) Relevancy: ü  GS Mains paper II, III ü  Agriculture, problems of farming, farmer dis

Core issues at the WTO

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UGUDI/ Gudi Padwa

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Rebuilding RBI’s Regulatory Power

Rebuilding RBI’s Regulatory Power Relevancy ü  G.S. Paper 2 ü  Government’s response to scams ü  About LoC and LoU and RBI’s notificat

India: TB Capital Of The World

India: TB Capital Of The World Relevancy ü  G.S. Paper 2, prelims ü  Issue of TB in India ü  What is TB and how it can be controlled? ü  About

India-Japan Relationship And Its Potential

India-Japan Relationship And Its Potential Relevancy ü  G.S. Paper 2,3 ü  Potential of Indi-Japan relations ü  India and Japan yet to reach its

Forest Rights Act

Forest Rights Act Relevancy ü  G.S. Paper 2 ü  About FRA and current issue related ü  Importance of FRA Recently: On March 12, about 50,000 farm

Euthanasia In India

Euthanasia In India Relevancy ü  G.S. Paper 2,4 (Euthanasia In India) ü  What is ‘common cause’? ü  What is active and passive euthanasia?

Contributions And Achievements Of Stephen Hawking

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The Procodure of Guillotine

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Operation Samadhan

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National Medical Commission Bill 2017

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India-Japan Relationship

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National Family Health Survey Finding On Marital Rape

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KUSUM scheme

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Stephen Hawking

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Maharashtra Kisan Rally

What Makes Maharashtra Kisan Rally A Model Protest? Relevancy ü  G.S. Paper 2 ü  About Maharashtra Kisan Rally ü  Outcomes of the march ü  Ref

Public Sector Capacity

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India France cooperation

India France cooperation Relevancy ü  G.S. Paper 3 ü  A brief history of India France cooperation ü  Recent developments Recently: French Presid

Animals Reproduction

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Sexual Reproduction

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Reproduction in Organisms

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Harmones in animal

Harmones in animal Introduction Human body has different glands (as shown in the image given below) that secret Hormones (liquid substance), which are

Control and Coordination

CONTROL AND COORDINATION Introduction In multicellular organisms, following the general principles of body organization, some specialized tissues are

Excretion

EXCRETION Introduction The biological process that involves in the removal of the harmful metabolic wastes from the human body is known as excretion.

Transportation in Plants

TRANSPORTATION IN PLANTS ( Plants Transportation ) Introduction The plants have low energy needs, as they use relatively slow transport systems. Plant

Transportation in Humans

Transportation in Humans Introduction The blood is responsible to transport food, oxygen, and waste materials in human bodies. Blood usually consists

VerteBrata

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Animalia Kingdom

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Plantae Kingdom

PLANTAE KINGDOM Introduction Plantae kingdom includes all sorts of plants belonging to multicellular eukaryotes. These plants are autotrophs and they

Diversity in Living Organisms

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Indo-French Relations

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Nutrition Status Of Indian Women

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Animal Tissue

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Plant Tissue

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The Fundamental Unit Of Life

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Cell Structure and Functions

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Syllabus of Biology IAS 

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Passive Euthanasia and Living Will are permissible

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The Arbitration And Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018

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Special Category Status states

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Rustom 2 Drone

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Stars and the Solar System 

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The Solar System

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Sound Speed in Different Media

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Sound

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Sources of energy

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Electric Motor

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Magnetic Effects

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Chemical Effects of Electric Current

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Electricity

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Refraction of light through a Prism 

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Spherical Lenses

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Refraction of light

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Images Formed by Spherical Mirrors

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Light – Reflection and Refraction

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Work and Energy

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Mass and Weight

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Gravitation

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Force And Laws Of Motion

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Motion

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BRAINY MAP on general studies https://www.brainyias.com/category/brainykeymaps-general/ Q1.Analyse section 124 a of IPC. http://www.thehindu.com/today

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Q1.Critically analyse the role of the governor wrt arunachal pradesh’s episode?. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/arunachal-imbroglio-list-

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DOWNLOAD enlight’s 1st edition  https://www.brainyias.com/enlight-january-edition/ Q1.Critically analyse the involvement of china in west asia?.

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The lead editorial written by nitin pai raises the following questions 1.Is it right on the part of state to intrude the religious space? 2.Is india m

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4th january

Q1. What is GDP deflator?analyse indian economies growth prospective? http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/pmo-seeks-inputs-from-economis

2nd january

Q1. “BCCI is a den a corruption”comment http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/club-confidential/article8055895.ece   Q2.&#

1st january

Q1.”Disaster management is really disastrous in india”comment http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/this-year-dont-speed-dial-the-army/art

28th december

  Q1.Analyse how the EOU’S(EXPORT ORIENTED UNITS) are dying a slow death? http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/exportoriented-units-d

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15th december

Q1.Analyse the recent human development report  ?what lessons should india learn from it? http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/inequality-pulls-back

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4th december

Q1.Analyse Rapid survey on children report ? http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/unicef-rapid-survey-on-children-over-50-of-children-under-five-st

24th november

Q1.We are going east and east is going further more to east.How can we make ASEAN look and engage more towards india? http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/

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7th november-essay

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30th october

Q1.AnalyseWorld banks projection about india ? http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/world-bank-projects-sub8-growth-till-2018/article7819466.ece

29th october

Q1.What should be india’s response to OBOR and CPEC? http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/carving-out-a-path-on-chinas-road/article78

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srilanka’s muslims fate decoded | UPSC | the hindu | 26-10-15 | polity

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pakistan nuclear tryst decoded | UPSC | the hindu | 22-10-15 | diplomacy

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22nd october

Q1.Decoupling holds the key to sustainable development.decode what is decoupling.  http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/columns/consumption-injurious-to-t

obama a statesman decoded | UPSC | the hindu | 21-10-15 | diplomacy

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21st october

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19th october

Q1.African continent holds lot of promises and potential but for it to fructify world needs to invest in human development.comment      Q2.Analyse

17th october

Q1.Critically analyse of how india has balanced its relation with palestine and israel . http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/pranab-stre

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16th October

Q1.How is it in india’s interest for pakistan to have a nuclear deal with USA . http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/mainstreaming-a-

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waste management | UPSC | the hindu | 7-10-15 |social issue

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A little over two years after Jignesh Shah and Financial Technologies promoted National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) suspended trading of all its cont

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Q.What india has got from the silicon valley? (G.S PAPER 2 AND 3) -digital india campaign and initiative requires the support of the software industry

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security council and india | UPSC | the hindu | 25-9-15 |general studies paper 2

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KASHMIR SITUATION | UPSC | the hindu EDITORIAL DECODE 25-8-15 |DIPLOMACY

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Editorial decoded 29-05-2014 The fearful asymmetries of Modi’s world

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Editorial decoded 19/5/2014

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Editorial decoded 26-12-13

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Editorial decoded 14-12-13

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