India’s stand on Israel-Palestine conflict: Recent Changes

We have covered the Israel-Palestine conflict in one of our previous notes.  In this post let’s cover India’s stand on Israel-Palestine conflict. There has been much debate in recent times about whether India has changed its pro-Arab historical stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Let’s try to understand India’s relationship with …

ISRO’s World Record PSLV C37 Launch: Top 10 Facts You Should Know

ISRO on February 15, 2017, created history and world record by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single mission. India overtook the previous record of 37 satellites launched (by Russia in 2014).  The satellites were launched using launch vehicle of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) – PSLV C37. ISRO’s PSLV C37 Launch: …

Israel-Palestine Conflict: History, Wars, and Solution

We have been receiving many requests from our readers to create an easy-to-understand article covering all the issues related with Israel-Palestine. Though it’s not easy to cover every dimension within a limited space, in this post, we have tried our best to create a comprehensive article on Isreal-Palestine conflict. The Israel-Palestine …

What is Economic Survey?

Economic Survey contains the most authoritative and updated source of data on India’s economy. It is usually presented a day before the Union Budget is presented in the Parliament. In this post, we bring answers to the most repeated queries about Economic Survey. What is Economic Survey? Economic Survey is …

Medieval India: Regional Cultures (NCERT)

The frontiers separating regions have evolved over time are still changing. What we understand as regional cultures today are often the product of complex processes of intermixing of local traditions with ideas from other parts of the subcontinent. In this post, let us quickly go through some of the regional cultures …

Kigali Agreement: Simplified

Paris Agreement to mitigate climate change was followed by another major global agreement – Kigali Agreement. In this post, we explain the importance of Kigali agreement and it’s relevance to India. What is Kigali Agreement? In the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, negotiators from 197 nations …

Medieval India: Bhaktism, Sufism and Sikhism (NCERT)

We have already posted about the major kingdoms and tribals societies in Medieval India. In this post let’s see in detail the devotional paths followed by people during the medieval period – Bhakitsm, Sufism, and Sikhism. Brahminism vs Buddhism/Jainism vs Devotional Paths (Bhakitsm, Sufism, and Sikhism) Brahminism based on caste-system …

Insolation and Heat Balance of the Earth

In the previous article, we have discussed the composition and structure of the earth’s atmosphere. The atmosphere is essential for the survival of plant and animal life. They also require the optimum temperature to keep themselves warm and grow. In this article, we are going to discuss in details about …

Composition and Structure of the Earth’s Atmosphere

ClearIAS Team has been receiving a lot of support and encouragement from our loving readers for our easy-to-understand articles on Geography. (See Major Ocean Currents: How to learn faster?) Having covered most of the important concepts in Lithosphere and Hydrosphere, in this article, we are going to discuss the composition and …

Technical Services vs Non-Technical Services: Medical Standards

The services within the Civil Services Examination have been grouped into Technical and Non-Technical categories. Technical Services require special medical status in terms of vision, height, chest, chest expansion etc. Technical services: Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) Indian Police Service (IPS) Delhi Andaman and Nicobar Police Service (DANIPS) Pondicherry Police Service …

Public Distribution System (PDS): Challenges and Reforms

We all need foodgrains for consumption. From where do you purchase foodgrains?  Is there any government mechanism apart from private shops for the delivery of food grains? In this post, let us cover the Public Distribution System (PDS) in India. The Public Distribution System (PDS) The Public Distribution System (PDS) …