Monthly Archives: July 2015

Newspaper Must Read Articles of The Day – 31 July 2015 Newspaper Must Read Articles of The Day – 31 July 2015

Newspaper analysis from The Hindu bearing relevance to Civil Services preparation Front Page/National PM’s U.S. trip to have digital, diaspora focus: In addition to potential meetings with the US President and the Pakistani PM, the US trip of the Indian PM will have a two-day tour of Silicon Valley, which is being planned as a reach-out to theRead Full Article

CSAT DAILY MISSION #22 CSAT DAILY MISSION #22

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow: Sleep and sleep-related problems play a role in a large number of human disorders and affect almost every field of medicine. REM sleep seems to help prevent seizures that begin in one part of the brain from spreading to other brain regions, although deep sleep may promoteRead Full Article

[RSTV] Law of the Land – The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015 [RSTV] Law of the Land – The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015

Trending The bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on 13 May, 2015. The Bill seeks to amend the Benami Transactions Act, 1988. Why You Should Know? The topic is important from the view point of both General Studies Paper II and III. In General Studies Paper II it falls under Acts, Policies & Bodies. InRead Full Article

Newspaper Must Read Articles of The Day – 30 July 2015 Newspaper Must Read Articles of The Day – 30 July 2015

Newspaper analysis from The Hindu bearing relevance to Civil Services preparation   Front Page/National Cabinet clears changes to GST Bill: The Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha last December and had then been referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee, which recommended the amendments. The Cabinet has cleared these amendments, that include  giving States full five-yearRead Full Article

[RSTV] India’s World – Japan China maritime dispute in focus again [RSTV] India’s World – Japan China maritime dispute in focus again

Trending A White Paper has been brought out by the Defense Ministry of Japan which deals with threats posed towards Japan, especially in the Asia-Pacific Region. The paper displays concerns related to offshore gas platforms that China have been constructing in the East China Sea since 2013. The White Paper is going to be put up inRead Full Article

ART AND CULTURE – SIMPLIFIED

This article has been written by ForumIAS Member @doodlebean selected in the CSE 2014. This article is intended to be used by aspirants preparing for CSE 2015 Prelims to quickly brush up “Art & Culture” whose significance has only increased in Civil Services Prelims. However, aspirants who are preparing for 2016 may use this 20Read Full Article

CSAT DAILY MISSION #23 CSAT DAILY MISSION #23

Read this information carefully and answer the items that follow: The first four letters of the word CEASELESSNESS are reversed, the next four letters are written as they are and then the remaining letters are reversed. Question 1 Which letter will be exactly the middle letter of the new word? (A) E (B) L (C) NRead Full Article

Newspaper Must Read Articles of The Day – 29 July 2015 Newspaper Must Read Articles of The Day – 29 July 2015

The Hindu Front Page/National E-visa facility for Chinese tourists from tomorrow: The electronic tourist visa facility for Chinese nationals (and Hong Kong and Macau) announced by the Prime Minister in May will be rolled out from July 30 onwards. Under this, a Chinese national does not need to get a visa approved in advance from Indian embassiesRead Full Article

[RSTV] Law of the Land – Rights of persons with Disabilities Bill 2014 [RSTV] Law of the Land – Rights of persons with Disabilities Bill 2014

Objective To ensure equality and non-discrimination of people with special disabilities. The subject of legislation falls under State list as Relief of the disabled and unemployable then why is this bill introduced in the parliament? It is to fulfil the obligation under United Nations convention on Rights of persons with disability, 2006. India had ratifiedRead Full Article

The fall in gold prices worldwide, and the ensuing course for India The fall in gold prices worldwide, and the ensuing course for India

What has happened Over the past few weeks (July 2015), gold prices have dipped alarmingly all over the world to lows not seen for five years. Why this has happened The Dollar is very strong right now, and gaining against most currencies. Hence, the US Treasury Department feels the US economy can handle a tighter monetaryRead Full Article