31st December – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents HEALTHCARE IN INDIA: HEALING WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH OUTLOOK FOR THE INDO-US TIE IN 2020 HEALTHCARE IN INDIA: HEALING WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH Timeline of development of healthcare in the United States since the early 20th century. Mayo brothers’ initially modest set­up (Mayo Clinic) prolifically expanded into the prototypical ‘multispecialty group practice’ in the […]

Current Affairs 31 December 2019 for UPSC Exam

Contents DELHI RECORDS COLDEST TEMPERATURES IN 118 YEARS KERALA LEADS RACE FOR UN DEVELOPMENT GOALS OVERALL GREEN COVER RISES, BUT NORTHEAST RECORDS A DIP  DELHI RECORDS COLDEST TEMPERATURES IN 118 YEARS Why in News? With a maximum temperature of 9.4 degrees Celsius, Delhi recorded its coldest day temperature on Monday, according to data available with […]

PIB 30th December

Contents DEPARTMENT OF SPACE TOTAL FOREST AND TREE COVER RISES TO 24.56% OF TOTAL GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OF THE COUNTRY INDIAN RAILWAYS LAUNCHES TEJAS EXPRESS NITI AAYOG RELEASES SDG INDEX DEPARTMENT OF SPACE Following are the initiatives of Department of Space during the year 2019: Missions and Project Related Activities ISRO has successfully accomplished 13 missions […]

Salient features of indian society

Intro and characteristics Indian society is an exemplification of multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-ideological constructs, which co-exist, at once striving to strike harmony and also to retain its individuality. Characteristics of Indian Society • Multi-ethnic society • Multilingual society • Multi-class society • Patriarchal society • Unity in diversity • Co-existence of traditionalism and modernity– Traditionalism […]

Starting the preparation for UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Exam

IAS or the Civil Services exam is considered to be one of the most difficult exams in our country. Yet, many young people apply for this examination every year with the hope of success. Given that only a handful of seats are available, many do not qualify even the first stage. True that it is […]

PIB 29th December

Contents 1 CRORE HOUSES SANCTIONED UNDER PMAY(U) FINANCE MINISTER LAUNCHES eBक्रय ALONG WITH OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS 125 CRORE RESIDENTS OF INDIA HAVE AADHAAR QUALITY MANDATE IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS 1 CRORE HOUSES SANCTIONED UNDER PMAY(U) Why in News? Minister of State(I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs has informed that out of a validated demand of 1.12 […]

30th December – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents GOVERNANCE INDEX FOR A HUMANE AND AUTONOMOUS POLICE INDIA NEEDS A BOTTOM-UP GROWTH MODEL GOVERNANCE INDEX FOCUS: GENERAL STUDIES 2 Why in News? The nation­wide comparative study of States on go­od  governance carried out by the Government of In­dia, as seen in the good governance index  is a welcome exercise to incentivize States to […]

Current Affairs 30 December 2019 for UPSC Exam

Contents M.P. GETS ITS FIRST ELEPHANT COLONY AT BANDHAVGARH FOREST RED SAND BOA RESCUED IN M.P 3 YEARS ON, ONLY 30% OF POSHAN ABHIYAAN USED DETENTION CENTERS M.P. GETS ITS FIRST ELEPHANT COLONY AT BANDHAVGARH FOREST In November 2018, herd of 38 elephants wandered into the forests of Bandhavgarh looking for food and water, like […]

Vulnerable Sections – LGBT Community

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons have historically faced and continue to face discrimination and violence around the world. According to 2011 census, almost six lakh transgender people live in India. Issues • Social discrimination, deprivation of liberty, lack of employment and educational opportunities, limited access to health care etc. • Forced or bonded […]

Vulnerable Sections- Minorities

The Constitution of India does not define the term “minorities” anywhere but only mentions it in some Articles 29 to 30 and 350A to 350B.  Article 29 referring to minorities speaks of “any section of citizens having a distinctlanguage, script and culture”. Article 30 speaks about two categories of minorities – religious and linguistic – […]