Everything about Vultures: Ecological Importance, Declining Population, Threats, IUCN status, Types of Vultures and It’s conservation

Headline : Poisoned cattle carcass kills 37 vultures Details : The news Around 37 vultures belonging to three endangered species died after feeding on pesticide-laced cattle carcass in eastern Assam’s Sivasagar district.   Background Vultures are scavenger birds which feed on the carcasses of large animals. Vultures in the country have reduced from 40 million (inContinue reading “Everything about Vultures: Ecological Importance, Declining Population, Threats, IUCN status, Types of Vultures and It’s conservation”

Everything about Ramappa Temple and World heritage site

Ramappa Temple for world heritage site: Telangana is expected to get its first site, the Ramappa Temple at Palampet, included in UNESCO World Heritage Site in the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee. Background India has already got 37 sites inscribed in the World Heritage List. There are total 29 cultural sites, 7 NaturalContinue reading “Everything about Ramappa Temple and World heritage site”

What are Tsunami waves? How they are different from other oceanic waves.

What are Tsunami waves? How they are different from other oceanic waves. Approach: Introduce your answer while defining what are tsunami waves Explain what are oceanic waves Differentiate between Tsunami waves and other oceanic waves Conclude appropriately Model Answer : Tsunamis, also known as seismic sea waves, are a series of enormous waves created byContinue reading “What are Tsunami waves? How they are different from other oceanic waves.”

Editorial : Agriculture sector

Headline : Time for India to relook the agricultural sector Editorial 30th Mar’19 FinancialExpress Details : India’s progress in agriculture: India has made significant strides in agriculture and food security since independence. It has transformed from a food deficit nation to ensuring its food security despite an almost four-fold increase in population. But time has come toContinue reading “Editorial : Agriculture sector”

Everything about Indian economy Slowdown?

Headline : Is the Indian economy slowing down? Details : Context of the topic The topic analyses the indicators suggesting slowing down of economic growth, what are its causes and related concerns. Indicators suggesting decrease in Indian economic growth Decline in sales: Decline in car sales of Maruti suzuki (the largest carmaker in India), tractor sales ofContinue reading “Everything about Indian economy Slowdown?”

Explain the circumstances that necessitated the FRBM Act of 2003. Also highlight the shortcomings in the FRBM Act 2003.

Explain the circumstances that necessitated the FRBM Act of 2003. Also highlight the shortcomings in the FRBM Act 2003. Approach Briefly discuss FRBM in the introduction. Explain the need of FRBM act. Then discuss the various shortcomings in the FRBM act 2003. Conclude with suggestions of N.K. Singh Committee. Model Answer : The Fiscal ResponsibilityContinue reading “Explain the circumstances that necessitated the FRBM Act of 2003. Also highlight the shortcomings in the FRBM Act 2003.”

Everything about Commercial Surrogacy

Lok Sabha Passes Bill Banning Commercial Surrogacy Details : The News The Lok Sabha has passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 that seeks to put a blanket ban on commercial surrogacy and regulate altruistic surrogacy in India. The bill was cleared by the Union cabinet in March 2018 after the recommendations of a Parliamentary StandingContinue reading “Everything about Commercial Surrogacy”

Examine the salient features of merger of Railway and General budget and the benefits likely to accrue therefrom.

Examine the salient features of merger of Railway and General budget and the benefits likely to accrue therefrom. Approach Introduce with the decision of govt. regarding the merger of both budgets. Give the salient features of merger. Then discuss the benefits of the merger. Conclude appropriately. Model Answer : Recently, the Government has merged theContinue reading “Examine the salient features of merger of Railway and General budget and the benefits likely to accrue therefrom.”

Everything about Mission Shakti

Headline : Successful anti-satellite missile test puts India in elite club Details : In News India successfully conducted an Anti-Satellite (ASAT) missile test, named Mission Shakti, becoming the fourth country in the world to demonstrate the capability to shoot down satellites in orbit. News Summary Under Mission Shakti, India demonstrated the capability to destroy a satelliteContinue reading “Everything about Mission Shakti”

Prelims Program: National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)

Headline : Prelims Program: National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Details :  Climate change: Problems faced in India Climate Change, caused by the increased concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere, has emerged as the most prominent global environmental problem. Most of the countries including India are facing the problems of rising temperature, melting ofContinue reading “Prelims Program: National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)”

Everything about About anti-defection law

Headline : What is anti-defection law, why it won’t apply to two MGP MLAs who switched to BJP Details : Context: Recently, two of the three MLAs of a Goan political party (MGP) have joined another party (BJP) while also merging their party’s legislative wing. Now, as two out of the three MLAs have merged theContinue reading “Everything about About anti-defection law”

A-SAT tech gives India diplomatic bargaining power Editorial 28th Mar’19 LiveMint

Headline : A-SAT tech gives India diplomatic bargaining power Editorial 28th Mar’19 LiveMint Details :  Anti-Satellite (ASAT) missile test: India has successfully conducted an Anti-Satellite (ASAT) missile test. Conducting the test under Mission Shakti, India demonstrated the capability to destroy a satellite in the low earth orbit (LEO) at about 300 km above the earth’s surface, using anContinue reading “A-SAT tech gives India diplomatic bargaining power Editorial 28th Mar’19 LiveMint”

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been identified as a global threat that can cause serious health and economic problems. Discuss the reasons leading AMR to this alarming level and give suitable measures to tackle it.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been identified as a global threat that can cause serious health and economic problems. Discuss the reasons leading AMR to this alarming level and give suitable measures to tackle it. Approach: Introduce with AMR and concerns involved. Point out the causes of growth in AMR. Mention the suitable measures. Conclude withContinue reading “Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been identified as a global threat that can cause serious health and economic problems. Discuss the reasons leading AMR to this alarming level and give suitable measures to tackle it.”

Every about Sino- India Border Dispute

China destroys maps showing ‘wrong’ border The news Chinese Customs officials have destroyed 30,000 world maps printed in the country for not mentioning Arunachal Pradesh and Taiwan as part of its territory. Background China claims the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet and persistently objects to Indian leaders visiting ArunachalContinue reading “Every about Sino- India Border Dispute”

Everything about Global Energy and CO2 Status Report of International Energy Agency

Headline : India’s carbon dioxide emissions up 5% Details : Topic in News Global Energy and CO2 Status Report of International Energy Agency News Summary According to Global Energy and CO2 Status Report released by IEA, the global energy demand increased by 2.3% in 2018. As a result the energy-related CO2 emissions rose by 1.7% to 33 gigatonnes in 2018.Continue reading “Everything about Global Energy and CO2 Status Report of International Energy Agency”

What to read from India Year Book 2019?

Chapter Wise Breakup by Vajiram and Ravi Telegram: https://t.me/SimplifiedIAS Download PDF by Vajiram and Ravi Chapters and Page Number 1. Land and the People (Page no. 1 – 4) 2. National Symbols (Page no. 9 – 11) 3. Polity (Page no. 12 – 15) 4. Agriculture (Page no. 50 – 54) 5. Culture and TourismContinue reading “What to read from India Year Book 2019?”

Power sector along with transport facility is backbone of manufacturing sector in India. Examine the above statement in the light of recent reforms in the power and transport sector.

Power sector along with transport facility is backbone of manufacturing sector in India. Examine the above statement in the light of recent reforms in the power and transport sector. Approach: Introduce with some facts on manufacturing sector. Discuss the importance of power and transport sector in Manufacturing Mention few initiatives taken for boosting power andContinue reading “Power sector along with transport facility is backbone of manufacturing sector in India. Examine the above statement in the light of recent reforms in the power and transport sector.”

Everything about Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)2018 report.

Headline : 27 crore Indians move out of poverty in 10 years, yet country still has highest number of poor, says report Details : The News Telegram : https://t.me/SimplifiedIAS • Recently, The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)2018 report has been released, which was prepared by The United Nations development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). About Global MPI • TheContinue reading “Everything about Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)2018 report.”

 Mahatma Gandhi gave a new dimension to the women question in the freedom struggle . Discuss.

Answer: • The women’s question like the untouchability or the communal question emerged  during the nationalist movement that had to be solved to give shape to the vision of a free India. From the 19th century, the women’s question has formed one of the major issues in socio-political debate. • In the Indian society, theContinue reading ” Mahatma Gandhi gave a new dimension to the women question in the freedom struggle . Discuss.”

Mountains are one of the major landforms found on the Earth. Discuss the various types of mountains along with suitable examples.

Mountains are one of the major landforms found on the Earth. Discuss the various types of mountains along with suitable examples. Approach: Introduce Mountains as a major landform Point out the major types of mountains and give examples for each type. Conclude appropriately. Model Answer : The surface of the earth is filled with aContinue reading “Mountains are one of the major landforms found on the Earth. Discuss the various types of mountains along with suitable examples.”

Border management is a complex task due to difficult terrain and long and porous borders with some countries. Elucidate the challenges and strategies for effective management of India-Bangladesh border. (15 marks)

Border management is a complex task due to difficult terrain and long and porous borders with some countries. Elucidate the challenges and strategies for effective management of India-Bangladesh border. (15 marks) Approach Introduce with the India-Bangladesh border Enumerate various issues along the border List steps taken by Government to address them – make sure toContinue reading “Border management is a complex task due to difficult terrain and long and porous borders with some countries. Elucidate the challenges and strategies for effective management of India-Bangladesh border. (15 marks)”

The Sendai Declaration was adopted almost universally to achieve substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses. Highlight the various important initiatives taken by India towards disaster risk reduction in commitment to the Sendai framework. (10 marks)

The Sendai Declaration was adopted almost universally to achieve substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses. Highlight the various important initiatives taken by India towards disaster risk reduction in commitment to the Sendai framework. (10 marks) Approach: Introduction with Sendai framework Mention various initiatives by GoI – Asian Ministerial Conference, capacity building, sharing India’s expertise etc. Conclude appropriatelyContinue reading “The Sendai Declaration was adopted almost universally to achieve substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses. Highlight the various important initiatives taken by India towards disaster risk reduction in commitment to the Sendai framework. (10 marks)”

While the frequency of forest fire appears to have increased in the country, India’s approach towards forest fire management has significant gaps. Elucidate. (10 marks)

While the frequency of forest fire appears to have increased in the country, India’s approach towards forest fire management has significant gaps. Elucidate. (10 marks) Approach: Introduce with increased frequency of forest fires in India Bring out the various gaps in forest fire management (NIDM report identified the gaps) Conclude appropriately Model Answer : India,Continue reading “While the frequency of forest fire appears to have increased in the country, India’s approach towards forest fire management has significant gaps. Elucidate. (10 marks)”

India’s rich wildlife heritage is facing several conservation challenges. Examine. In this regard, suggest some measures to address the challenges.

India’s rich wildlife heritage is facing several conservation challenges. Examine. In this regard, suggest some measures to address the challenges. Approach: In the introduction part write about wildlife and conservation Then write various conservation challenges After that write measures to address the conservation challenges At the end write a conclusion Model Answer : Wildlife consists ofContinue reading “India’s rich wildlife heritage is facing several conservation challenges. Examine. In this regard, suggest some measures to address the challenges.”

Give an account of the institutional framework for Disaster Management in India. (10 marks)

 Give an account of the institutional framework for Disaster Management in India. (10 marks) Approach: Introduce with the importance of Disaster Management in India Explain the institutional framework at different levels – NDMA, SDMA, DDMA etc. Conclude appropriately Model Answer : India has been traditionally vulnerable to natural disasters on account of its unique Geo-climatic conditions.Continue reading “Give an account of the institutional framework for Disaster Management in India. (10 marks)”

Indian Constitution is often described as a “bag of borrowing.” Do you agree? Give arguments to justify your opinion.

Indian Constitution is often described as a “bag of borrowing.” Do you agree? Give arguments to justify your opinion. Approach: In the Introduction, explain why the Constitution of India is described as a “bag of borrowing” (that is, various provisions borrowed from various Constitutions). Then mention the Constitutional provisions which we have borrowed from otherContinue reading “Indian Constitution is often described as a “bag of borrowing.” Do you agree? Give arguments to justify your opinion.”

Another look at fiscal transfers Editorial 25th Mar’19 TheHindu

Headline : Another look at fiscal transfers Editorial 25th Mar’19 TheHindu Details : Significance of federalism: The origin of the concept of federalism is mainly political. It is well known that the efficiency of a government depends on, among other factors, its structure. In large countries, it has been felt that only a federal structure can efficientlyContinue reading “Another look at fiscal transfers Editorial 25th Mar’19 TheHindu”

 MSME holds the key for economic growth and employment generation in India. Explain the potential of MSME in growth and social development of country in the light of Make in India programme.

 MSME holds the key for economic growth and employment generation in India. Explain the potential of MSME in growth and social development of country in the light of Make in India programme. Approach: Mention status of MSME and employment in India. Emphasize that MSMEs are working under-potential and needs revival. Discuss the role of makeContinue reading ” MSME holds the key for economic growth and employment generation in India. Explain the potential of MSME in growth and social development of country in the light of Make in India programme.”

Define Environmental Lapse Rate (ELR). What are the various types of temperature inversion? (200 words)

Define Environmental Lapse Rate (ELR). What are the various types of temperature inversion? (200 words) Approach: Define ELR Define Temperature inversion Discuss various types of temperature inversions (mention the areas where they are prominent if possible) Conclude appropriately Model Answer : Environmental lapse rate (ELR) is the rate at which the air temperature changes with height inContinue reading “Define Environmental Lapse Rate (ELR). What are the various types of temperature inversion? (200 words)”

What is 3D printing. How is it beneficial over traditional methods of manufacturing. Describe its applications in various fields.

What is 3D printing. How is it beneficial over traditional methods of manufacturing. Describe its applications in various fields. Approach: Define the concept of 3D Printing Mention the benefits of 3D Printing over traditional methods of manufacturing Give some examples of the use of 3D, including in the field of medicine. Conclude appropriately Model AnswerContinue reading “What is 3D printing. How is it beneficial over traditional methods of manufacturing. Describe its applications in various fields.”

Investors give a thumbs up to Embassy Office Parks REIT IPO

Headline : Investors give a thumbs up to Embassy Office Parks REIT IPO Details : News Summary Recently India’s first real estate investment trust (REIT) was launched. The initial public offering (IPO) offered by Embassy Office Parks, a global private equity firm, was open for investment. The REIT was fully subscribed, which is a very encouragingContinue reading “Investors give a thumbs up to Embassy Office Parks REIT IPO”

The need of the hour is to conduct all elections in India in synchronised manner to ensure minimum “campaign mode” disruption to governance. Discuss the merits and demerits of holding simultaneous elections to centre and states in India. 

The need of the hour is to conduct all elections in India in synchronised manner to ensure minimum “campaign mode” disruption to governance. Discuss the merits and demerits of holding simultaneous elections to centre and states in India.  Approach: Introduce with elections in India and why the idea is being talked about Make arguments inContinue reading “The need of the hour is to conduct all elections in India in synchronised manner to ensure minimum “campaign mode” disruption to governance. Discuss the merits and demerits of holding simultaneous elections to centre and states in India. “

Integrate TB services with primary health system: Lancet

Headline : Integrate TB services with primary health system: Lancet Details : The News According to a study by Lancet, India is not on track to eliminate TB by 2025. The article summarizes challenges identified in elimination of TB in India and solutions thereof as recommended by Lancet.   In focus: TB Elimination Report Card ChallengesContinue reading “Integrate TB services with primary health system: Lancet”

Discuss the consequences of the Battle of Plassey and the Battle of Buxar in the Modern Indian history. (200 words)

Discuss the consequences of the Battle of Plassey and the Battle of Buxar in the Modern Indian history. (200 words) Approach: Introduce with the two battles Explain the various consequences of the Battle of Plassey Then explain the consequences of the Battle of Buxar Conclude appropriately Telegram: https://t.me/SimplifiedIAS Model Answer : The Battles of PlasseyContinue reading “Discuss the consequences of the Battle of Plassey and the Battle of Buxar in the Modern Indian history. (200 words)”

Everything About Forex swap auction

About Forex swap auction RBI normally uses Open Market Operations (OMOs) to inject liquidity into the system. However, this is first time that Forex Swap auction has been deployed as a tool by the RBI for liquidity injection. Telegram: https://t.me/SimplifiedIAS   How it will work? The swap is in the nature of a simple buy/sellContinue reading “Everything About Forex swap auction”

Unemployment is the greatest economic challenge facing India. Discuss the various steps taken by government for job creation and also suggest some structural changes to tackle the problem.

Unemployment is the greatest economic challenge facing India. Discuss the various steps taken by government for job creation and also suggest some structural changes to tackle the problem. Approach: Give a brief introduction about present condition of employment in India. Then discuss steps taken by government for job creation Then suggest some structural changes. ConcludeContinue reading “Unemployment is the greatest economic challenge facing India. Discuss the various steps taken by government for job creation and also suggest some structural changes to tackle the problem.”

Headline : Prelims Program: Map- Argentina

Headline : Prelims Program: Map- Argentina Details : Why it is important? Argentina hosted the recent G20 summit in 2018. In Feb 2019, Argentina’s President paid a state visit to India. 2019 is the 70th year of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.   Argentina Argentina is located mostly in the southern half ofContinue reading “Headline : Prelims Program: Map- Argentina”

Critically examine the success of Right to Education Act in India.

Critically examine the success of Right to Education Act in India. Approach: Briefly introduce RTE Highlight its objectives Then discuss its success with shortcomings Conclude with some suggestions Model Answer : The Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which represents the consequential legislation envisaged under Article 21-A, provides a right to full time elementary educationContinue reading “Critically examine the success of Right to Education Act in India.”

Vaccines are amongst the most cost effective preventive public health interventions and the Indian government provides adequate importance to the immunization programmes. However, the goal of reaching everyone, everywhere with life-saving vaccines faces different challenges. Discuss.

Vaccines are amongst the most cost effective preventive public health interventions and the Indian government provides adequate importance to the immunization programmes. However, the goal of reaching everyone, everywhere with life-saving vaccines faces different challenges. Discuss. Approach: Briefly discuss the importance of vaccines in public health. Mention the government efforts in this regard and howContinue reading “Vaccines are amongst the most cost effective preventive public health interventions and the Indian government provides adequate importance to the immunization programmes. However, the goal of reaching everyone, everywhere with life-saving vaccines faces different challenges. Discuss.”

What are the various types of unemployment? Give suitable examples in Indian context. (200 words)

What are the various types of unemployment? Give suitable examples in Indian context. (200 words) Model Answer :   Unemployment is a phenomenon that occurs when a person who is actively searching for employment is unable to find work. The most frequently measure of unemployment is the unemployment rate, which is the ratio of unemployedContinue reading “What are the various types of unemployment? Give suitable examples in Indian context. (200 words)”

Dozen insurgent camps ‘smashed’ along India-Myanmar border in joint military operation

The News Recently, the armies of India and Myanmar conducted a “coordinated operation” against insurgents in Myanmar territory to avert a possible threat to the Kaladan multi-modal transit transport project.   Kaladan multi-model transit transport project India entered into a framework agreement with Myanmar in April 2008 to facilitate implementation of the project. Objective: To create aContinue reading “Dozen insurgent camps ‘smashed’ along India-Myanmar border in joint military operation”

A climate vulnerability index for India

Headline : A climate vulnerability index for India Details : News Summary India will soon have a climate-vulnerability index which will be developed by Department of Science and Technology(DST). It is being modeled on the basis of a similar climate-vulnerability assessment done on 12 Himalayan states in 2018.   Climate Vulnerability Index The Climate Vulnerability IndexContinue reading “A climate vulnerability index for India”

The new Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) and the setting up of National Data Repository represent significant reform in hydrocarbon exploration and production, in India. Discuss.

The new Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) and the setting up of National Data Repository represent significant reform in hydrocarbon exploration and production, in India. Discuss. Approach: Introduce with new policy HELP and how OALP and NDR were brought in as part of it Discuss OALP and NDR and their benefits Highlight some concerns that remain in boosting hydrocarbonContinue reading “The new Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) and the setting up of National Data Repository represent significant reform in hydrocarbon exploration and production, in India. Discuss.”

Outline the various types of cyber-threats that India faces and bring out the measures that have been taken to counter them. (15 marks)

Outline the various types of cyber-threats that India faces and bring out the measures that have been taken to counter them. (15 marks) Approach: Introduce by defining cyber threats List various types of cyber threats Enumerate measures taken by govt. – legal and administrative – IT Act, CERT-In etc. Conclude appropriately Model Answer : Cyber threatContinue reading “Outline the various types of cyber-threats that India faces and bring out the measures that have been taken to counter them. (15 marks)”

Rapid and sustained poverty reduction requires inclusive growth that allows people to contribute to and benefit from economic growth. Analyze.

Rapid and sustained poverty reduction requires inclusive growth that allows people to contribute to and benefit from economic growth. Analyze. Approach: Briefly introduce inclusive growth. Discuss the need of inclusive growth for poverty reduction. Then explain how it allows people to contribute to and benefit from economic growth. Conclude while giving suggestions briefly. Model AnswerContinue reading “Rapid and sustained poverty reduction requires inclusive growth that allows people to contribute to and benefit from economic growth. Analyze.”

The National Health Policy 2017 aims at achieving universal health coverage and delivering quality health care services to all at affordable cost. Discuss the main provisions of policy in this regard and highlight any shortcomings.

The National Health Policy 2017 aims at achieving universal health coverage and delivering quality health care services to all at affordable cost. Discuss the main provisions of policy in this regard and highlight any shortcomings. Approach: Briefly introduce NHP 2017 Discuss the main provisions of NHP Then also give its shortcomings Conclude with a futuristicContinue reading “The National Health Policy 2017 aims at achieving universal health coverage and delivering quality health care services to all at affordable cost. Discuss the main provisions of policy in this regard and highlight any shortcomings.”

What role did Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel play in the Dandi march of 1930? 

Headline : What role did Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel play in the Dandi march of 1930?  Details :  Context of the topic: On the occasion of the 89th anniversary of the Dandi March, tributes have also been paid to the contributions made by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to the movement.     About Dandi March Dandi March orContinue reading “What role did Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel play in the Dandi march of 1930? “

About: Purchasing Manager Index (PMI)

About: Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) The Nikkei India Manufacturing PMI, compiled by IHS Markit, is based on data compiled from monthly survey responses by purchasing managers in more than 400 manufacturing companies, on various factors that represent demand conditions. Note: It is also sometime referred to as IHS Markit India Manufacturing PMI. PMI measures activity at the purchasing or input stage. It is veryContinue reading “About: Purchasing Manager Index (PMI)”

Wetlands provide numerous important ecological services and their destruction of wetlands is a cause of concern. Discuss, along with the measures being taken by the government for their conservation.

Wetlands provide numerous important ecological services and their destruction of wetlands is a cause of concern. Discuss, along with the measures being taken by the government for their conservation. Approach : Introduce with wetlands Mention how wetlands provide key ecological services Mention the threats to wetlands and steps taken by government to conserve wetlands. Conclude appropriately Model AnswerContinue reading “Wetlands provide numerous important ecological services and their destruction of wetlands is a cause of concern. Discuss, along with the measures being taken by the government for their conservation.”

Guatemala drags India to WTO’s dispute mechanism over sugar subsidies

Guatemala drags India to WTO’s dispute mechanism over sugar subsidies Details : The News Guatemala has dragged India into the World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute settlement mechanism. The dispute has been filed against the domestic support measures maintained by India in favour of producers of sugarcane and sugar, and export subsidies for sugarcane and sugar.Continue reading “Guatemala drags India to WTO’s dispute mechanism over sugar subsidies”

Floods are the most commonly occurring natural disaster in India. What are the reasons for frequent floods in India? Suggest steps that need to be taken for proper flood management.

Floods are the most commonly occurring natural disaster in India. What are the reasons for frequent floods in India? Suggest steps that need to be taken for proper flood management. Approach: Brief Introduction to floods in India. Mention reasons for floods. Discuss measures for flood management. Conclude appropriately Model Answer : India is one ofContinue reading “Floods are the most commonly occurring natural disaster in India. What are the reasons for frequent floods in India? Suggest steps that need to be taken for proper flood management.”

At the onset of winter every year, stubble burning is invariably blamed for the smog in and around Delhi. What are the other factors contributing to smog? Suggest alternatives for disposal of the stubble.

At the onset of winter every year, stubble burning is invariably blamed for the smog in and around Delhi. What are the other factors contributing to smog? Suggest alternatives for disposal of the stubble. Approach : Introduce with what is smog and smog problem in northern India. Mention the various reasons contributing to it withContinue reading “At the onset of winter every year, stubble burning is invariably blamed for the smog in and around Delhi. What are the other factors contributing to smog? Suggest alternatives for disposal of the stubble.”

Discuss the benefits of ISRO’s Telemedicine and Tele-education programmes.

Discuss the benefits of ISRO’s Telemedicine and Tele-education programmes. Approach: Introduce with discussing the Telemedicine programme of ISRO. Point out benefits of Telemedicine programme. Discuss the Tele-education programme of ISRO. Point out benefits of Tele-education programme. Conclude appropriately. Model Answer : Since coming into being, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has upheld its missionContinue reading “Discuss the benefits of ISRO’s Telemedicine and Tele-education programmes.”

Do forest surveys separately

Headline : Do forest surveys separately Details : The news • A highpower committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has recommended the government to separate the forest surveys for estimating trees grown in forest and outside  forest. About India State of Forest Report • Forest Survey of India (FSI) an organization under the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change Government of India has been assessing theContinue reading “Do forest surveys separately”

What are the various sources of ethics? Briefly describe their impact on ethics in Indian society? (200 words)

What are the various sources of ethics? Briefly describe their impact on ethics in Indian society? (200 words) Approach: Define Ethics Mention various sources of ethics with examples Explain through examples how they impact ethics in Indian society Conclude accordingly. Model Answer : Ethics is a set of standards that society places on itself. TheyContinue reading “What are the various sources of ethics? Briefly describe their impact on ethics in Indian society? (200 words)”

Economic ties are one of the biggest positive drivers of India-China relationship but the high imbalance of trade in favour of China remains a matter of concern. Discuss along with measures to reduce trade deficit for India. (15 marks)

Economic ties are one of the biggest positive drivers of India-China relationship but the high imbalance of trade in favour of China remains a matter of concern. Discuss along with measures to reduce trade deficit for India. (15 marks) Approach: Introduce with India-China relationship Make a note on facts about trade imbalance Explain the reasons for tradeContinue reading “Economic ties are one of the biggest positive drivers of India-China relationship but the high imbalance of trade in favour of China remains a matter of concern. Discuss along with measures to reduce trade deficit for India. (15 marks)”

India, Russia sign deal on nuclear submarine

Headline : India, Russia sign deal on nuclear submarine Details : In News India and Russia signed an Inter-governmental agreement for leasing of Akula class nuclear-powered submarine Chakra III. The $3-billion deal requires Russia to lease Chakra III to India for at least 10 years starting 2025.   Chakra III:  Akula Class Nuclear-powered submarine Features ChakraContinue reading “India, Russia sign deal on nuclear submarine”

Audio Recordings of Vajiram and Ravi: Latest Batch

Audio Recordings of Vajiram and Ravi: Latest Batch Link 1: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16P4QAxBJzWolpExZdem_mCCmeJzRqRvf Link 2: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TKRVmXCZr0pxsJQYt2evo-JD6bbdtCuY Telegram: https://t.me/SimplifiedIAS http://www.upscexpress.com Link 3: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1IKbQc_ygFahZgY1rlEY_-SW8OvW7bzFG Link 4: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1lJl8ZIKXLBgMXLm6n2oqmMARhHNCiM6Z

The RBI has formed a 10-member task force, headed by M Deosthalee, to suggest a roadmap for building a comprehensive Public Credit Registry (PCR) to improve market efficiency. What is a PCR and how will it impact credit culture in India?

The RBI has formed a 10-member task force, headed by M Deosthalee, to suggest a roadmap for building a comprehensive Public Credit Registry (PCR) to improve market efficiency. What is a PCR and how will it impact credit culture in India? Approach: Introduce with what a PCR is and its objective Make a note on the currentContinue reading “The RBI has formed a 10-member task force, headed by M Deosthalee, to suggest a roadmap for building a comprehensive Public Credit Registry (PCR) to improve market efficiency. What is a PCR and how will it impact credit culture in India?”

What were the factors responsible for American revolution? Examine the effects of the revolution.

What were the factors responsible for American revolution? Examine the effects of the revolution. Approach: Briefly introduce American Revolution Explain the various factors responsible for American Revolution Mention the effects/outcomes of the American Revolution Conclude appropriately Model Answer : The American Revolution or the U.S. war of Independence was a revolt waged by the AmericanContinue reading “What were the factors responsible for American revolution? Examine the effects of the revolution.”

Poor farmers in drought affected regions are in a desperate situation and are taking extreme steps such as suicides. What are the causes for droughts and how can this problem be mitigated?

Poor farmers in drought affected regions are in a desperate situation and are taking extreme steps such as suicides. What are the causes for droughts and how can this problem be mitigated? Approach: Brief Introduction to droughts in India Mention causes for droughts, and briefly mention problems that arise due to them Discuss how toContinue reading “Poor farmers in drought affected regions are in a desperate situation and are taking extreme steps such as suicides. What are the causes for droughts and how can this problem be mitigated?”

Who are the Dhangars of Maharashtra, and why do they want ST status?

Headline : Who are the Dhangars of Maharashtra, and why do they want ST status? Details : Why in news? Recently, Maharashtra has announced extension of all social welfare schemes available to Scheduled Tribes to the Dhangar community of the state.   Who are the Dhangars? The Dhangars are shepherd community, living mostly in Western MaharashtraContinue reading “Who are the Dhangars of Maharashtra, and why do they want ST status?”

Prelims Program: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Headline : Prelims Program: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Details : About Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) OPEC is a permanent intergovernmental organization of 14 oil-exporting nations. It coordinates and unifies the petroleum policies of its Member Countries. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1960Continue reading “Prelims Program: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)”

Prelims Program: National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)

Headline : Prelims Program: National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) Details : About National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) has been formulated for enhancing agricultural productivity especially in rainfed areas focusing on integrated farming, water use efficiency, soil health management and synergizing resource conservation.   Objectives To make agriculture more productive, sustainable,Continue reading “Prelims Program: National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)”

What  do you understand by the term ‘sustainable agriculture’? Suggest strategies to make agriculture in India sustainable. (10 marks)

What  do you understand by the term ‘sustainable agriculture’? Suggest strategies to make agriculture in India sustainable. (10 marks) Approach: Introduce explaining about sustainable agriculture Suggest various strategies like appropriate production systems, ZBNF etc. Conclude appropriately Model Answer : Sustainable agriculture is that form of agriculture which attempts to produce sufficient food to meet theContinue reading “What  do you understand by the term ‘sustainable agriculture’? Suggest strategies to make agriculture in India sustainable. (10 marks)”

Zero carbon renewables is the eventual goal, but in the foreseeable future coal seems to be the only option for reliable 24×7 power at low price in India. Comment.

Zero carbon renewables is the eventual goal, but in the foreseeable future coal seems to be the only option for reliable 24×7 power at low price in India. Comment. Approach: Briefly introduce about the energy need in India. Discuss the constraints to renewables. Then explain why coal is the only viable option for 24X7 power.Continue reading “Zero carbon renewables is the eventual goal, but in the foreseeable future coal seems to be the only option for reliable 24×7 power at low price in India. Comment.”

BIMSTEC is a natural platform for regional cooperation and India has been clearly signaling its renewed interest in this organisation. Explain the significance of BIMSTEC for India highlighting the issues preventing it from realizing its full potential.

BIMSTEC is a natural platform for regional cooperation and India has been clearly signaling its renewed interest in this organisation. Explain the significance of BIMSTEC for India highlighting the issues preventing it from realizing its full potential. Approach: Introduce with BIMSTEC and why it’s back to prominence Discuss the significance of BIMSTEC for India. Mention variousContinue reading “BIMSTEC is a natural platform for regional cooperation and India has been clearly signaling its renewed interest in this organisation. Explain the significance of BIMSTEC for India highlighting the issues preventing it from realizing its full potential.”

Evaluate capital punishment on ethical grounds. (200 words)

Evaluate capital punishment on ethical grounds. (200 words) Approach: Introduce with meaning of capital punishment. Arguments why capital punishment is seen as ethical Arguments why capital punishment is seen as unethical Conclude accordingly Model Answer : Capital punishment or the death penalty is a practice whereby a person is put to death by the forceContinue reading “Evaluate capital punishment on ethical grounds. (200 words)”

National Policy on Software Product 2019

National Policy on Software Product 2019 National Policy on Software Product 2019 is a basic roadmap for formulation of initiatives, schemes and other measures for the development of software products sector in India   Funding It involves an initial outlay of Rs.1500 crore for various schemes till 2025. Software Product Development Fund: of Rs 5000Continue reading “National Policy on Software Product 2019”