'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
Following the death of the Gauthama Buddha, several assemblies were convened to settle doctrinal disputes and to recite Buddhist texts. These Assemblies were known as Buddhist Councils. This post will help readers to memorize the details of each Buddhist Council, much faster. Buddhism Founded … [Read more...] about Buddhist Councils: Everything you need to know!
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the timetable for the Civil Services (Main) Examination 2016. The exam will begin on December 3 2016 (Saturday). Freshers may note that the complete syllabus for IAS/IPS exam - Prelims, Mains and Interview - is available in the link - UPSC … [Read more...] about Time Table for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2016
The Indus Valley Civilization covered parts of Sind, Baluchistan, Afganistan, West Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Maharashtra. Over 1000 Indus Valley Civilization sites have been discovered. It's not easy to connect the archaeological finds … [Read more...] about Important Indus Valley Sites and Archaeological Discoveries
"The next world war will be over water" - Ismail Serageldin, World Bank Vice President. At a time when there is ongoing tension between India and Pakistan over water-sharing (read Indus Water Treaty), China too is adding up pressure. Chinese Dams and Hydro-electric projects in Brahmaputra is … [Read more...] about China’s Lalho Dam Project: Should India worry?
The Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan signed on September 19, 1960. The treaty was signed by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan's President Ayub Khan. It was brokered by the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and … [Read more...] about Indus Water Treaty: Everything you need to know
Which are the major tribes in India? The nature of what constitutes an Indian tribe and the very nature of tribes have changed considerably over centuries. This post is about the major tribes in India - with a population of more than 10,000. What is a tribe? A tribe is a social division in a … [Read more...] about Major Tribes in India: State-wise compilation
The government of India runs hundreds of schemes - under Central Plan and Central Assistance to States Plan. Not only in UPSC exams, but also in other competitive exams, the Government schemes are a hot topic. Many questions are repeatedly asked in UPSC preliminary exam regarding Government … [Read more...] about 100+ Government Schemes and the Implementing Ministries
Projects like Smart Cities, Dedicated Freight Corridors, High-speed railways etc require huge, long-term investment. From where does this money come from? Government of India had announced setting up of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) in 2015 budget. The fund was eventually set up … [Read more...] about National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)
In our geography notes on the hydrosphere, we have seen the major movements of the ocean water. They are - waves, tides and ocean currents. Having covered the fundamentals, we shall see in this post, a super-fast way to learn the details of ocean currents. Names, direction, nature....and what … [Read more...] about Ocean Currents – Shortcut method by to learn faster