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Now Download ClearIAS Notes as PDF for FREE!
Good news! It’s now easier for readers to download online study materials from ClearIAS. We have added new download links in ClearIAS website, right in the menu bar itself. Readers can now download ClearIAS notes as PDF for free! What's new? Yes, online study materials published in ClearIAS.com … [Read more...] about Now Download ClearIAS Notes as PDF for FREE!
The American Civil War (1861-1865): How Did Abraham Lincoln Change History?
In this post, we discuss the causes, course, and significance of the American Civil War (1861-1865). We will also see how Abraham Lincoln made a difference in history, in spite of the opposition he faced. The American Civil War: The Background When American won Independence from England in 1776, … [Read more...] about The American Civil War (1861-1865): How Did Abraham Lincoln Change History?
Second World War (1939-1945): Causes and Consequences
We have seen the causes and consequences of the First World War in the last post. The first world war itself sowed the seeds for Second World War, primarily because of the humiliating Treaty of Versailles. We shall see the causes and consequences of the Second World War (WWII) in this post. The Two … [Read more...] about Second World War (1939-1945): Causes and Consequences
First World War (1914-1918): Causes and Consequences
First World War (World War I) is considered as one of the largest wars in history. The world's great powers assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (British Empire, France and the Russian Empire) versus the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary). WWI lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 … [Read more...] about First World War (1914-1918): Causes and Consequences
Political Science Optional Paper: Books to read for Civil Services Main Exam
Political Science as an optional paper gained more popularity when Tina Dabi secured All India Rank 1 in UPSC Civil Services Exam 2015 selecting Political Science as her optional subject. In this post, we list useful books and study materials to score high for Political Science optional … [Read more...] about Political Science Optional Paper: Books to read for Civil Services Main Exam
Disintegration of the USSR (1991): Reasons and Impact
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a loose confederation of 15 republics with Russia as the leader. USSR was a strong bloc with great control over global politics from 1922 to 1991, when it was disintegrated into smaller units. In this post let's analyse the reasons and impact of the … [Read more...] about Disintegration of the USSR (1991): Reasons and Impact
5 Best Selling Books to Study Ethics for UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam
General Studies Paper 4 (GS4) in UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam is about Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude. Candidates can score high in this paper if one is familiar with the concepts and case studies. In this post, we discuss the most-read books by IAS aspirants for studying ethics paper. Links are … [Read more...] about 5 Best Selling Books to Study Ethics for UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam
7 Major Environmental Movements in India
Which are the major environmental movements in India? Contemporary India experiences almost unrestricted exploitation of resources because of the lure of new consumerist lifestyles. The balance of nature is disrupted. This has led to many conflicts in society. In this article, we discuss … [Read more...] about 7 Major Environmental Movements in India
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 … [Read more...] about Paris Agreement: Simplified