Nature strikes when it suffers
Each life on this Earth has a closely intertwined history with that of nature. The world of which we are a member is a dynamic, continuously changing natural system. Throughout human history, natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, volcanoes, etc. have been recurring.
Vivad se Vishwas (The Scheme)
The scheme introduced by the Ministry of Finance gives the taxpayers who pay their contested taxes on or before 31 March 2020 a full waiver on interest and penalty. Inspired by the success of the Sabka Vishwas Scheme that reduced a number of indirect tax disputes, on February 5, 2020, the Finance Minister tabled The Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Act, 2020 in Parliament.
What is a plasma bank?
Convalescent plasma therapy is an experimental treatment for patients with severe coronavirus disease (Covid-19). It is being used as a trial since no drug has been proved effective for treating Covid-19 till date. It is similar to a blood bank and stores plasma received from the persons who have recovered from Covid-19.
Why is it in the News?
The recent fiasco related to the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC) has brought to the fore the problems associated with Cooperative banks and the need for regulating them.
Draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020
What is Environmental Impact Assessment?
Environmental Impact Assessment is the study which predicts the environmental, social and economic effects of a proposed industrial or infrastructural project. It prevents the proposed project from being approved without proper oversight or taking adverse consequences into account.
ASER stands for the Annual Status of Education Report and seeks to include an annual report on the basic learning rates of children across the country for each district and state. ASER survey uses the 2011 census as a sample, which is the only annual source that provides information on the results of children's enrolment, schooling and foundation skills in India.
Effect of lockdown - a massive increase in Unemployment
India has implemented one of the world's strictest lockdowns to control the Covid-19 outbreak. This resulted in an almost complete shutdown in April 2020 of all economic activity, with gradual and partial lifting of restrictions throughout the month of May. The apparent consequence of this shutdown was a huge rise in joblessness.
e-Raksha competition has been launched by National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) in partnership with Cyber Peace Foundation and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisations (UNESCO)
PM Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY)
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna was launched in the year 2016 under Ministry of Finance. The scheme was valid from December 16, 2016, to March 31, 2017, and later was extended till 20,June 2020. A 1.70 lakh cr. relief packages to the underprivileged, poor and migrant workers affected by lockdown amidst COVID 19 crisis, was announced.
SOLAR ORBITER MISSION
Solar orbiter, a new collaboration mission between ESA (Europe Space Agency) and NASA to study about the sun, which took off from Cape Canaveral in FLORIDA on 10 February. This would be a seven-year mission.
The Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India (Department of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India provides a number of science & technology news stories and features from the institutions and labs named Vigyan Samachar.
India Nepal relations
India and Nepal share a unique and time-tested relationship, that is characterised by common heritage, culture, civilisation, history and geography. Nepal shares its border with five states of India, and it is characterised by open border and strong people-to-people ties.
The Delhi Model of Education
The Delhi education model has caught people's attention in Delhi in the last five years. Validating this model provides now a direction for the next phase of reforms.
Are UPSC Mains Exam Written or Objective? Find the Answer Here!
Many people who want to become an IAS officer but are yet to kick start the preparation are often unaware of the exam structure. UPSC Mains exam is a written and subjective examination. This article gives you complete and authentic information on the exam structure and pattern of UPSC Mains as well as Prelims.
Important Books For UPSC Maths Optional
Mathematics is a complicated subject that needs the deep application of your brain. This is what most of the students feel. Well, that’s somewhere true that Maths is a technical subject involving too many formulas but those who like it, it is nothing less than fun to study Maths.
How to Become an IAS Officer in India
UPSC civil services examination is one of the toughest examinations of India. Every year almost around 4 lakh students appear for the examination and only around thousands of them reach their goal. So, it can be clearly understood that it is not a matter of joke and it is pretty tough and tiresome journey for the UPSC aspirants to fulfil their target.
Strategy for Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Optional for UPSC
Animal husbandry is the administration and care of farm animals by people. Veterinary Science is the science of diagnosing and treating maladies in feathered creatures and animals. It covers the investigation of animal physiology, treatment and avoidance of sicknesses among animals.
IAS Toppers Marks - Subject-Wise Last 5 Years
The UPSC Civil Services exam is considered as the toughest nut to crack as this national level exam is attempted by lakhs of aspirants every year. However, out of all applicants, only a tiny fraction of candidates emerge successfully after the long-drawn process concludes.
UPSC Sociology Syllabus 2020 for IAS Mains – Sociology Optional Subject
UPSC Sociology Syllabus 2020 – Most of the candidates choose Sociology as one of the Optional Subjects, which is offered by the UPSC for Civil Services Exam. UPSC CSE is conducted at three levels – Preliminary, Mains, and Interview. Candidates who appear for Mains need to select one of the Optional subjects from the list of subjects.