Understand the history of British expansion in modern India. How did the British who came to India for trade become the rulers of territories? There had been trading relations between India and the west from ancient times itself (land route). However, in 1453, the Ottoman Turks captured … [Read more...] about The British Expansion in India – East India Company, Presidencies, Governor-generals, and Battles
UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 1 (GS1)
How to learn Modern Indian History in less than 30 days for the UPSC Exam? Indian History is a vast topic that can be broadly divided into three - (1) Ancient India (2) Medieval India (3) Modern India. Each of these three sub-topics is also extensive in nature and generally require years of … [Read more...] about How to Study Modern Indian History for UPSC?
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
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