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Neanderthals buried their dead

Neanderthals, forerunners to modern humans, buried their dead, an international team of archaeologists has concluded after a 13-year study of remains discovered in southwestern France. Their findings, which appear in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, confirm that burials took place in western Europe prior to the

Understanding Development

What is development? Development is an end but is also a means to that end. It is a gradual process over a long period of time attaining intermediate goals in small and wide spaces before reaching an ideal situation. The notion of development signifies a move from an unsatisfactory social,

Relevant News / Current Affair (TheHindu) for UPSC (2014) CIvil Service Exam 18-12-2013

 India hits back, row with U.S. hots up   Withdraws some privileges in retaliation for arrest of Indian deputy consul India on Tuesday set in motion an array of retaliatory steps against U.S. diplomats based across the country for the manner of arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York,

UPSC Civil Service Mains Previous Year General Studies Questions With Model Answer Part 4

Model Answers For Mains  Trace the salient sequences of events in popular revolt that took place in February 1946 in the then Royal Indian Navy and bring out its significance in the freedom struggle. Do you agree with the views that the sailors who took part in this revolt were

UPSC Civil Service Mains Previous Year General Studies Questions With Model Answer Part 3

Strategic interests seem to be replacing commercial interests for the host country with regard to “Cam Ranh Bay.” Amplify (Civil Services Exam 2011, 150 words) Cam Ranh Bay is one of the most important ports in the region located in South China Sea in Vietnam. With the growing influence of

UPSC Civil Service Mains Previous Year General Studies Questions With Model Answer Part 2

Does India need World Bank? (Civil Services Exam 2009, 150 words) The World Bank provides long term financial assistance for developmental goals in developing and underdeveloped countries. However there are conditionalities associated with the financial assistance of World Bank which generally envisage neoliberal and market reform agenda. According to critics these

UPSC Civil Service Mains Previous Year General Studies Questions With Model Answer Part 1

“Disputes between the riparian states on sharing of river waters in post-Independence India are becoming increasing complex.” Objectively analyze the major disputes in this connection, with special reference to the southern states. (Civil Services Exam 2010, 250 Words) The interstate rivers have become theatre of disputes in the post independence

Enactment of Lokpal Bill does not mean that all ills will go: Anjali Bhardwaj [ mains 2013 Question]

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday approved the anti-graft Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011. Anjali Bhardwaj, a member of the non-profit National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI), said in an interview that the legislation was a step forward in India’s fight against corruption; it also provides greater