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International Topics for GS Mains

1)      What is OPCW? 2)      What is Geneva II? Do you think the Syrian crisis has degenerated into a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia? 3)      What contentious issues have soured India’s relations with Sri Lanka? 4)      Why is North Korea threatening the US and South Korea with nuclear

Polity Topics For GS Mains

1)      What contentious issues are involved in the formation of Telangana? 2)      Should the political parties be brought under the purview of the Right to Information Act? 3)      Examine the view that the announcement of prime ministerial candidates by political parties before the Lok Sabha elections effectively turns India into

S&T Topics for GS Mains

1)      Examine the recent government measure to enhance India’s agricultural bio-security. 2)      What is cloudburst? Examine the methods to mitigate its impact? 3)      Discuss the role of National Disaster Management Agency? 4)      Explain the importance of ‘Ecologically Sensitive Zones? 5)      Discuss the need for a regulatory authority in the field

Economy Topics for GS Mains

1)       Is Direct Benefits Transfer a game changer? 2)       Explain the controversy regarding GAAR? 3)       What is Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme? 4)       What are the benefits of FDI in multi brand retail? 5)       How is current account deficit financed? 6)       Why is the Indian economy slowing down? 7)      Explain

Tendulkar’s prose and economics

Dedicating the Bharat Ratna award conferred on him to his mother, Sachin Tendulkar said: “This is for her. I realise what kind of sacrifices millions of mothers in India make for their children. This is for all of them.” Tendulkar’s prose restates the ancient Indian tradition which accords to mother

Relevant News / Current Affair for UPSC CIvil Service Exam 23-11-2013

Carlsen is King Norwegian prodigy dethrones Viswanathan Anand WINNING SMILE:World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen unseated five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand in Chennai on Friday. The 22-year-old Norwegian, who needed half-a-point to claim the title, drew the 10th game to win the 12-game match 6.5-3.5.— Photo: K.V. Srinivasan : Eight

The Net Spreads Wide

Download PDF version What consequences of the rapidly growing number of internet users in India? For many years now, the spectacular growth of India’s information technology and business process outsourcing sectors has been driven almost entirely by foreign markets and customers across many time zones. They were, despite their double-digit