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UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 3 (GS3)

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: …

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 …

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 …

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) …

Paris Agreement: Simplified

‘Paris Agreement’ is mentioned whenever someone speaks about ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’. Why is Paris Agreement so important? This post is a beginner’s guide to Paris Agreement (2015). Climate Change: a reality? Mostly because of human actions, the concentration of gases like Carbon-di-oxide, Methane etc has increased in earth’s atmosphere …

India’s Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV): Everything you need to know

India successfully tested the launched of indigenously made Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), capable of launching satellites into orbit around earth and then re-enter the atmosphere, from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. RLV is dubbed as India’s own space shuttle. (The ‘Space Shuttle’ was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated …

UPSC Mains 2015 GS3 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 ) The nature of economic growth in India in recent times is often …

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 …

Economic Survey 2014-15 Summary

Economic Survey, the annual flagship document of the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance is the best material to study the state of Indian Economy. ClearIAS.com has been publishing short summaries of Economic Surveys for last two years (read Economic Survey 2012-13 summary and Economic Survey 2013-14 summary from …

UPSC Mains 2014 GS3 Question Paper Analysis

General Studies Paper 3 – GS3 Question Paper deals with multiple topics like Indian economy, biodiversity/environment, science and technology, internal security and disaster management. Like GS2 paper, UPSC Mains 2014 GS3 Question Paper had TWENTY (20) questions printed both in HINDI and ENGLISH. All the questions were compulsory. Each question was …