Old NCERT vs. New NCERT debate: As a UPSC aspirant, should you read old NCERT books OR should you just focus on the new NCERTs? This is a confusing choice for many IAS aspirants. In this post, we shall brief you on the significance of NCERT books, a list of important NCERT books, a provision … [Read more...] about Old NCERT vs New NCERT – Which Textbooks Should You Read For UPSC Exam Preparation?
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Have you ever come across a new mobile app called GovernEye? GovernEye can be called a Democracy App. This app connects ordinary citizens with politicians, journalists, and social activists - to have meaningful discussions. It facilitates the sharing of ideas, issues, and updates related to … [Read more...] about GovernEye – How Can This Democracy App Help Your UPSC Preparation?
Sabarimala Temple row is all about the conflict between tradition and women rights. As per traditions and customs, women between 10 and 50 years of age were not allowed to enter into Sabarimala Temple. But the situation changed when the Supreme Court on September 28, 2018, ruled that … [Read more...] about Sabarimala Temple Issue – Should Women of All Ages Be Allowed To Enter?
Yes, even after slavery is abolished, many people live the life of slaves - modern slaves. According to a Walk Free Foundation report in 2016, there were 46 million people enslaved worldwide in 2016. There were 18.3 million people in India living in the forms of modern slavery (about 39% of … [Read more...] about Modern Slavery – Why Contemporary Slavery in India Should Be an Urgent Concern?
Have you ever wondered what is the significance of the American Revolution? The main significance is that the war ended the "Divine Right of Kingship". America overturned Monarchy (rule by kings) and it became a Republic (head of the state is not hereditary). And finally, America became the … [Read more...] about American Revolution – How America Overturned Monarchy and Became Independent, Rich, and Powerful?
In India only about 16 out of 100 people booked for criminal offences are finally convicted. Low rate of conviction points to the inefficiency of the Criminal Justice System of India - which includes the police, prosecutors, and the judiciary. This results in a big problem of people losing faith … [Read more...] about Criminal Justice System of India – Is it time to implement the Malimath Committee Report?
The Colonization of Africa: During the 19th-20th centuries, the African continent was colonized mainly by European powers like Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, and Russia. What was colonization? Colonialization is the action by which a foreign power occupies another country, and then exploit the … [Read more...] about Colonization of Africa – How did the Scramble for Africa lead to Decolonization?
It's time to join ClearIAS UPSC Prelims 2019 Online Mock Exams. ClearIAS has released GS Paper 1 and GS Paper 2 (CSAT) Prelims Online Mock Exam packages to equip aspirants clear IAS exam with ease. We have also enabled re-take option of UPSC Civil Services Exam previous year question … [Read more...] about UPSC Prelims 2019 Online Mock Exams – GS Paper 1 and GS Paper 2 (CSAT) Model Tests Now Available
The latest ClearIAS Current Affairs Capsule (for the month of September 2018) is released. The Monthly MCQs eBooks (PDFs) can be downloaded for FREE from the ClearIAS Store – for a limited period. What is peculiar about ClearIAS Current Affairs Capsules? ClearIAS Current Affairs Capsules (CCC) … [Read more...] about ClearIAS Current Affairs Capsule September 2018 – Monthly MCQs eBook (PDF) Now Available to Download (for FREE)
"Be like water", says, Sathish B Krishnan Rank 125 in UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017. Sathish believes that aspirants should not confine himself/herself to any particular style/method alone. He also warns against sacrificing aspirants' happiness and pleasures completely for a single goal like … [Read more...] about Sathish B Krishnan (UPSC CSE 2017 Rank 125) Toppers’ Interview – “Clearing UPSC is a Milestone, But Life is Bigger than UPSC; Never Forget That!”