The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean that extends from the Strait of Malacca in the southwest, to the Strait of Taiwan in the northeast. The littoral countries of the South China Sea are China, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, … [Read more...] about South China Sea: Why is it strategically important?
ClearIAS Team has been receiving a lot of support and encouragement from our loving readers for our easy-to-understand articles on Geography. (See Major Ocean Currents: How to learn faster?) Having covered most of the important concepts in Lithosphere and Hydrosphere, in this article, we are going … [Read more...] about Composition and Structure of the Earth’s Atmosphere
Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment, and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons. Why NSG? NSG was formed with the objective of averting the … [Read more...] about Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) and India’s Membership
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are part of the development processes of our country. They are recently in news for various reasons. Hence UPSC has added the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders in UPSC CSE Syllabus for GS … [Read more...] about Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Recent Issues
Indian culture and heritage is a hot topic for UPSC Civil Services Prelims as well as Mains. Once you get a basic idea regarding what to study and what not to study in Indian culture, this topic would be very easy. In this post, we not only provide guidance regarding priority areas of Indian culture … [Read more...] about How to study Indian culture for UPSC Civil Services Exam?
India is an agrarian economy with 70% of its population dependent on agriculture. Over the years we have improved our agricultural production which has been a boon. But finding a market for the marketed surplus and getting fair prices have always been a major challenge. This clearly points out the … [Read more...] about Agricultural Marketing Reforms: Model APMC Act and NAM
China is a nation with ancient culture and heritage. Unlike many other nations, almost whole of China was under a single authority for many centuries. Several dynasties ruled China like Xia, Shang, Han, Tang etc. The last dynasty which ruled China was Qing Dynasty (also known as Manchu … [Read more...] about Chinese History: Chinese Revolution, Civil War and Communist Revolution
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 … [Read more...] about Public Distribution System (PDS): Challenges and Reforms
Resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. Certain resolutions can change your life. We thought to help you with a few suggestions related to Civil Services Exam which can give you extra motivation and vigour. Take new resolutions! Today, why not try a new kind of resolution? … [Read more...] about 10 Resolutions which can change your life
What did UPSC CSE toppers study to clear IAS preliminary exam? What are the best-selling books to crack UPSC Civil Services Prelims? See the list of 10 books referred by toppers to clear IAS preliminary exam. Links are provided to buy the books online at discounted prices. If clearing UPSC … [Read more...] about 10 Books referred by toppers to clear IAS preliminary exam