Please find the questions in the General Studies Paper 1 (GS1) of UPSC 2020 Civil Services Mains Examination (written). UPSC conducted the General Studies Paper 1, as part of the Civil Services Main Exam 2020 on 09-01-2021. There were 20 questions. 10 questions were of 10 marks each, while the … [Read more...] about GS Paper 1 UPSC 2020 (Mains) – Question Paper and Analysis
UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 1 (GS1)
The study of coinage in history is called numismatics. This article is an attempt to capture the significant evolutionary changes the ancient Indian coinage experienced. The beginning of ancient Indian coinage can be traced between 1st millennium BCE to 6th Century BCE. This stage comprised of … [Read more...] about Coinage of India: Coins used in Ancient India
Mansabdari System was the bureaucratic administration system of the Mughal Rulers in India. What does the term ‘Mansab’ mean? The bureaucratic administration of Mughals in India was based on a system called Mansabdari System. Those nobles who joined Mughal service were enrolled as … [Read more...] about Mansabdari System – Explained in Layman’s Terms
What are trade unions or labour unions? What are the new reforms introduced in the labour domain? In a globalised world, it is equally important to protect the interests of workers along with that of industrialists. At a time when the Government of India is trying to bring many labour reforms, … [Read more...] about Trade Unions – The History of Labour Unions in India
UPSC conducted the General Studies Paper 1 (GS1) Paper, as part of Civil Services Main Exam 2019 on 21-09-2019. General Studies Paper 1 (GS1): UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination – 2019 Instructions Total Marks: 250 marks, Time duration: 3 hours. There are 20 questions printed both in … [Read more...] about General Studies Paper 1 (GS1) Question Paper – UPSC Civil Services Main Exam (Written) 2019
Iranian Revolution refers to the popular movement in Iran (1979) to overthrow a pro-western monarchy and establish an Islamic republic. As a result of the Iranian Revolution, Iran became an Islamic Republic. Iranian Revolution, also known as the Islamic Revolution, is a momentous development in … [Read more...] about Iranian Revolution – How is the Islamic Revolution Connected with the Clash of Civilizations?
What is meant by reservation or affirmative action? In simple terms, reservation in India is all about reserving access to seats in the government jobs, educational institutions, and even legislatures to certain sections of the population. Also known as affirmative action, the reservation can … [Read more...] about Reservation in India – Explained in Layman’s Terms
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a senior leader of Indian National Congress and a prominent figure in the Indian Freedom Struggle, who later became India's first Deputy Prime Minister and first Home Minister. Sardar Patel's contribution in integrating 565 princely states into a newly independent India … [Read more...] about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel – Biography, Facts, Life, and Contributions to Modern India
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?