Clear IAS android app has crossed hundred thousand downloads! We thank all our users who supported and encouraged us in our mission of providing quality education free for all. Without your positive reviews, ratings and mouth publicity the 1 lakh+ milestone (1,00,000+ installs) would have never … [Read more...] about Clear IAS Android App Crosses 1,00,000 downloads!
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The wait is finally over! Welcome to the UPSC Prelims Online Mock Tests by the ClearIAS Team! We have re-defined the preparation strategies for IAS Exam by developing a new online product, the only one of its kind! You may straight away test our online mock exam platform. Now, you … [Read more...] about Clear IAS releases Online Mock Exam Platform for UPSC Prelims
In this post, we bring you the important aspects of the arts of the Mauryan Period. The Mauryan period represents the third major period in the Indian cultural history after the prehistoric times and Indus valley period. The compilation is based on the NCERT textbook ‘An Introduction to Indian Art’ … [Read more...] about Arts of the Mauryan Period (Indian Culture Series – NCERT)
In this post, let's see the features of Indus Valley Civilisation arts as part of the Indian Culture notes based on the NCERT text ‘An Introduction to Indian Art’ – Part 1. A detailed note about the features, sites, society, religion etc. of Indus Valley Civilisation is already published in this … [Read more...] about Arts of Indus Valley Civilization (Indian Culture Series – NCERT)
Indian Culture is a vast subject in which there are many sub-areas like art, architecture, sculpture, philosophy, science etc. Not all books on Indian culture and heritage in the market are reader-friendly. Then how can an aspirant study culture topics? We suggest aspirants start from the book … [Read more...] about Prehistoric Era Art – Rock Paintings (Indian Culture Series – NCERT)
How do states get revenue from the Centre? Center-State finance is a confusing topic unless you have come across the above figure. Most of the states depend on the centre for the large chunk of their revenue. The devolution process was based on many complex formulae before. However, now things … [Read more...] about How do States get revenue from the Center?
The total plan outlay in the Union Budget is the sum of Central Plan and Central Assistance for State and UT plans. We have already covered the major programs under Central Plan in a separate article. Update: To learn the Centrally Sponsored Schemes and Central Sector Schemes as mentioned in the … [Read more...] about Major Programs Under Central Assistance to States Plan: Budget 2015-16
Plan expenditure includes Central plan as well as Central Assistance to states plan. Programs under Central Plan are known as Central sector schemes. Update: To learn the Centrally Sponsored Schemes and Central Sector Schemes as mentioned in the Union Budget 2018, refer this post. Central … [Read more...] about Major Programs Under Central Plan: Budget 2015-16
Even though our country is blessed with wide varieties of soils with high fertility, it is being degraded day by day by various natural and human activities. Farmers in India are complaining about low productivity because of various reasons and soil degradation is one of them. Loss of soil fertility … [Read more...] about Causes of Soil Degradation and Methods for Soil Conservation
Wisdom Tree, the publisher which has reputed books like 'Applied Diplomacy' and 'India and the World' under its name join hands with clearias.com for an essay writing contest for civil services aspirants. All you have to do is write an essay on the topic "Harnessing the true potential of the Indian … [Read more...] about Clear IAS-Wisdom Tree Essay Writing Contest for Civil Services Aspirants