In the last post, we wrote about the names of reports published by various organisations and their importance in UPSC exams. In this post, as a continuation, we have prepared the list of indices and associated organisations. For example, Human Development Index (HDI) is prepared by UNDP as part of … [Read more...] about Indices and Organisations: Memorize Faster
UPSC had tested the knowledge of aspirants about the names of reports published by various organisations in Civil Services Examination Prelims 2014 and Civil Services Examination Prelims 2015. Please go through the questions below. Question: Which of the following organizations brings out the … [Read more...] about Names of Reports published by Organisations: Memorize Faster
Forces inside and outside the earth can change the shape of the earth's surface. We have already seen the effects of geomorphic forces in our previous Geography notes. Endogenic forces and exogenic forces can create a lot of landforms. A landform is a natural feature of the solid surface of the … [Read more...] about Major Landforms – Mountains, Plateaus, and Plains: Learn faster
China has overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy (in PPP terms). It possesses the world's largest foreign exchange reserves and has more than 30 companies in the FT 500 list of the world's largest companies. 'The Chinese Rise' and 'The Chinese Century' are phrases commonly used … [Read more...] about Is China buying the world? Review of Global Banking Scenario
What are the Ramsar sites in India? How can you memorize the names of Indian wetlands? A wetland is a place where the land is covered by water. Marshes, ponds, the edge of a lake/ocean, the delta at the mouth of a river, low-lying areas that frequently flood — all of these are … [Read more...] about Ramsar sites (Wetlands) in India: Memorize faster
In this post, we discuss the Anti-Defection Law which is part of Indian Constitution since 1985. The law sets the provisions for disqualification of elected members on the grounds of defection to another political party (Eg: If elected MPs of Congress shift their allegiance to BJP or vice versa). We … [Read more...] about Anti-Defection Law: Is it time for reconsideration?
In the previous articles, we have been discussing various exogenic geomorphic agents like water (running water and groundwater) and glaciers. We have seen the evolution of landforms due to these agents. In this post, we discuss in detail how the wind and the waves cause the evolution of various … [Read more...] about Erosion and Deposition: Action of Wind and Waves
India did not have a single bankruptcy code. What we had were age-old laws which are in conflict with each other. Lack of an insolvency and bankruptcy code had proved costly for the creditors (mainly banks) in many cases like the recent Kingfisher Airlines case. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code … [Read more...] about Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code: Why do we need it now?
We hear news about Black Money in Indian economy very often these days. But what exactly is Black money? What makes money black or white? This short analysis is a humble attempt to cover essentials one should know about the black money issue in India. Definition of Black Money: It is to be noted … [Read more...] about The Black Money Saga In India: A Short Analysis
This small write-up covers the different aspects related to ragging in India including the psyche behind ragging, rights issue and the steps that can be taken to prevent ragging. What is ragging? Ragging is defined as an act that violates or is perceived to violate an individual student's dignity. … [Read more...] about Ragging in India: How to prevent?