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?
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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 also be seen as positive discrimination. Reservation … [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?
The Colonization of Africa: During the 19th-20th centuries, the African continent was colonized mainly by European powers like Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, and Russia. What was colonization? Colonialization is the action by which a foreign power occupies another country, and then exploit the … [Read more...] about Colonization of Africa – How did the Scramble for Africa led to Decolonization?
UPSC Mains 2018 - Download GS1 Question Paper - UPSC conducted the General Studies Paper 1 (GS1) Paper, as part of Civil Services Main Exam 2018 on 29-09-2018. Aspirants can now download General Studies Paper 1 (GS1) Question Paper (scroll down and use the print-PDF option). GENERAL STUDIES PAPER … [Read more...] about UPSC Mains 2018 – Download General Studies Paper 1 (GS1) Question Paper
Please find the UPSC Civil Services Main Exam General Studies Paper 1 Model Question Paper (GS1) below. You can download the same as a PDF using the print-pdf button on the bottom. Question Paper Specific Instructions (General Studies – I; Time Allowed: Three Hours Maximum Marks: 250) Please … [Read more...] about General Studies Paper 1 Model Question Paper (GS1) – UPSC Civil Services Main Exam
Dalits (SC) and Tribals (ST) are the most marginalized sections of Indian society. Many atrocities have been committed against them since time immemorial. The SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act protects them against discrimination and atrocities. However, the SC/ST act can never be called a … [Read more...] about SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act – Recent Issues and Court Rulings
Dear aspirants, please find the UPSC Civil Services Exam (Mains) 2017 General Studies 1 (GS 1) Question Paper below. You can download the same as a PDF using the print-pdf button on the bottom. Instructions Maximum Marks: 250. Time Allowed: Three Hours There are TWENTY questions printed … [Read more...] about UPSC CSE Mains 2017 General Studies 1 (GS 1) Question Paper