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
The Central Government of India has introduced 124th Constitution Amendment Bill in the Parliament to provide reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) among the general category candidates. The move is to provide 10% reservation in higher education and government employment. 124th … [Read more...] about Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) – Understand the 10% Quota Bill
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. European Union has launched a single European Currency - the Euro. The capital of the European Union is Brussels, Belgium. The significance of the European Union The main … [Read more...] about European Union (EU) – The Next Super Power?
The G20 (Group of 20) is an international forum which includes 19 of the world's largest economies and the European Union. G20 is a forum for economic, financial and political cooperation. It addresses the major global challenges and seeks to generate public policies that resolve … [Read more...] about G20 – What is the significance of the ‘Group of 20’?
Sabarimala Temple row is all about the conflict between tradition and women rights. As per traditions and customs, women between 10 and 50 years of age were not allowed to enter into Sabarimala Temple. But the situation changed when the Supreme Court on September 28, 2018, ruled that … [Read more...] about Sabarimala Temple Issue – Should Women of All Ages Be Allowed To Enter?
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?
In India only about 16 out of 100 people booked for criminal offences are finally convicted. Low rate of conviction points to the inefficiency of the Criminal Justice System of India - which includes the police, prosecutors, and the judiciary. This results in a big problem of people losing faith … [Read more...] about Criminal Justice System of India – Is it time to implement the Malimath Committee Report?
Please find the UPSC Civil Services Main Exam General Studies Paper 2 Model Question Paper (GS2) below. You can download the same as a PDF using the print-pdf button on the bottom. Question Paper Specific Instructions (General Studies – II; Time Allowed: Three Hours Maximum Marks: 250) Please … [Read more...] about General Studies Paper 2 Model Question Paper (GS2) – UPSC Civil Services Main Exam
Is there a Growing Regional Divide in India? The North India-South India Divide became a topic of debate recently when former Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah raised the issue of North developing at South's expense. This is what Siddaramaiah had said Historically, the South has been … [Read more...] about North India-South India Divide – Is there a Growing Regional Divide in India?