UPSC Civil Services Essay Paper 2016 turned out to be controversial as it had a confusing question. Now there is an update on the evaluation of essay paper of UPSC CSE 2016 - from the Union Executive. Minister of State for Personnel, Jitendra Singh in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha has said that … [Read more...] about Update regarding the evaluation of Essay paper of UPSC examination, 2016
Scramjet Engine is making headlines these days. The successful testing of Scramjet engine designed by ISRO represents a major milestone in India’s future space programs. But what is a Scramjet Engine? What is a Scramjet Engine? To make it simple, a scramjet is a supersonic combusting ramjet). This … [Read more...] about Scramjet Engine: Why in News Headlines Now?
The frontiers separating regions have evolved over time are still changing. What we understand as regional cultures today are often the product of complex processes of intermixing of local traditions with ideas from other parts of the subcontinent. In this post, let us quickly go through some of the … [Read more...] about Medieval India: Regional Cultures (NCERT)
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, … [Read more...] about Kigali Agreement: Simplified
We have already posted about the major kingdoms and tribals societies in Medieval India. In this post let's see in detail the devotional paths followed by people during the medieval period - Bhakitsm, Sufism, and Sikhism. Brahminism vs Buddhism/Jainism vs Devotional Paths (Bhakitsm, Sufism, and … [Read more...] about Medieval India: Bhaktism, Sufism and Sikhism (NCERT)
In the previous article, we have discussed the composition and structure of the earth’s atmosphere. The atmosphere is essential for the survival of plant and animal life. They also require the optimum temperature to keep themselves warm and grow. In this article, we are going to discuss in details … [Read more...] about Insolation and Heat Balance of the Earth
In this article on Medieval India, we plan to cover the topic ‘Tribes, Nomads, and Settled Communities’. One of the major reference material for this post is NCERT History text for Class 7 (Our past -1). The main points from the chapters are compiled below. These points might come quite handy during … [Read more...] about Medieval India: Tribes, Nomads, and Settled Communities (NCERT)
Sri Lanka is India’s closest maritime neighbor and is just 30 nautical miles away from the territorial boundary. India has deep historical and cultural ties with this island nation. In this post, we analyze the areas of co-operation between India and Sri Lanka. You can also learn about the major … [Read more...] about India-Sri Lanka Relations: Everything You Need to Know
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