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UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 2 (GS2)

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 …

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 …

Major Tribes in India: State-wise compilation

A tribe is a social division in a traditional society consisting of families linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect. A tribe possesses certain qualities and characteristics that make it a unique cultural, social, and political entity. This post is about the major tribes in India. …

Brexit: How does it affect India and the World?

Everything you need to know about the Brexit is summed up here after much research. We hope our readers would get clear answers to many questions like ‘What is Brexit?’, ‘What is the European Union?’, Why the ‘Leave EU’ campaign?’, ‘Brexit referendum and the result’, ‘positive and negative impact of Brexit referendum to …

Ragging in India: How to prevent?

This small write-up covers the different aspects related to ragging in India including the psyche behind ragging, rights issue and the steps that can be taken to prevent ragging. What is ragging? Ragging is defined as an act that violates or is perceived to violate an individual student’s dignity. Done …

India-UAE Relations: Everything You Need to Know

India and the UAE enjoy strong bonds of friendship based on civilizational links, age-old maritime trade and vibrant people-to-people contacts. Close geographical proximity, historical links, cultural affinity, natural synergies, shared aspirations and common challenges provide further impetus to this robust engagement. In this post let us see the important dimensions …

UPSC Mains 2015 GS2 Question Paper

Instructions: Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words each. Contents of the answers are more important than their length. All questions carry equal marks. Note: Each question carries 12.5 Marks (12.5×20 = 200 Marks ) Discuss the possible factors that inhibit India from enacting for its citizen …

How do States get revenue from the Center?

The Center-State finances is a confusing topic. Most of the states depend on the center for the large chunk of their revenue. There are different channels through which the center transfer funds to states. With many organizations like Finance Commission(FC), else while Planning Commission(PC) and the present NITI Aayog  involved, people …