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UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 2 (GS2)

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 …

The State Legislature – in General (Article 168-177)

This post on the State Legislature is a part of Clear IAS polity series on Indian Constitution, covering all the important topics from Article 1 to Article 395. Posts so far published under this series are linked directly under their respective chapters and parts. Our goal is to cover Indian Constitution in detail, giving stress …

UPSC Mains 2014 GS2 Question Paper Analysis

General Studies Paper 2 – GS2 Question Paper deals with topics related to polity (constitution, governance, social justice etc) and foreign relations of India. UPSC Mains 2014 GS2 Question Paper had TWENTY (20) questions printed both in HINDI and ENGLISH. All the questions were compulsory. Each question was of 12.5 marks. UPSC wanted to …