In this article on Medieval India, we plan to cover the topic ‘Tribes, Nomads, and Settled Communities’. One of the major reference material for this post is NCERT History text for Class 7 (Our past -1). The main points from the chapters are compiled below. These points might come quite handy during … [Read more...] about Medieval India: Tribes, Nomads, and Settled Communities (NCERT)
UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 1 (GS1)
ClearIAS Team has been receiving a lot of support and encouragement from our loving readers for our easy-to-understand articles on Geography. (See Major Ocean Currents: How to learn faster?) Having covered most of the important concepts in Lithosphere and Hydrosphere, in this article, we are going … [Read more...] about Composition and Structure of the Earth’s Atmosphere
Indian culture and heritage is a hot topic for UPSC Civil Services Prelims as well as Mains. Once you get a basic idea regarding what to study and what not to study in Indian culture, this topic would be very easy. In this post, we not only provide guidance regarding priority areas of Indian culture … [Read more...] about How to study Indian culture for UPSC Civil Services Exam?
China is a nation with ancient culture and heritage. Unlike many other nations, almost whole of China was under a single authority for many centuries. Several dynasties ruled China like Xia, Shang, Han, Tang etc. The last dynasty which ruled China was Qing Dynasty (also known as Manchu … [Read more...] about Chinese History: Chinese Revolution, Civil War and Communist Revolution
In this article on Medieval India, we plan to cover the topic ‘Towns, Traders and Craftpersons in the medieval India’. We have noticed more and more questions being asked in Prelims from this topic, hence the write-up on the same. One of the major reference material for this post is NCERT History … [Read more...] about Medieval India: Towns, Traders and Craftpersons (NCERT)
Dear aspirants, please find the UPSC Civil Services Exam (Mains) 2016 General Studies 1 (GS 1) Question Paper below. You can download the same as a PDF using the print-pdf button on the left/bottom. UPSC CSE Mains 2016 General Studies 1 (GS 1) Question Paper Note: Each Question is worth 12.5 … [Read more...] about UPSC CSE Mains 2016 General Studies 1 (GS 1) Question Paper
The Great Depression of the 1930s was a severe economic problem which affected the whole world, and United States of America (USA) in particular. This was a significant event between two world wars. Great Economic Depression started in 1929 and lasted until the 1940s. What is a … [Read more...] about Great Depression (1929-1945) – Causes, New Deal and Effects
In this post, we discuss the causes, course, and significance of the American Civil War (1861-1865). We will also see how Abraham Lincoln made a difference in history, in spite of the opposition he faced. The American Civil War: The Background When American won Independence from England in 1776, … [Read more...] about The American Civil War (1861-1865): How Did Abraham Lincoln Change History?
We have seen the causes and consequences of the First World War in the last post. The first world war itself sowed the seeds for Second World War, primarily because of the humiliating Treaty of Versailles. We shall see the causes and consequences of the Second World War (WWII) in this post. The Two … [Read more...] about Second World War (1939-1945): Causes and Consequences
First World War (World War I) is considered as one of the largest wars in history. The world's great powers assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (British Empire, France and the Russian Empire) versus the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary). WWI lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 … [Read more...] about First World War (1914-1918): Causes and Consequences