Monthly Archives: April 2017

Naxalist Ambush and Lessons

Context 25 CRPF Jawans were killed by Naxalists in frontal attack at Sukma. This is one of the gravest tragedies for our security systems in the recent times. Naxalism was dubbed as the “single biggest internal security challenge ever faced by our country” by then PM Manmohan Singh in 2006. Prime MinisterNarendra Modi, in hisRead Full Article

Must Read News Articles – April 27 Must Read News Articles – April 27

The Hindu Front Page / NATIONAL Aadhaar-PAN linkage meant to plug tax leaks, says SC: Slamming a tendency in the country to evade taxes, the Supreme Court referred to the mandatory linking of Aadhaar to the Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Income Tax returns as an instance of the government’s efforts to bring “new and newRead Full Article

UPSC Interview Transcript : PK Joshi Board, 19th April 2017, Political Science

Transcript Name Patil Pranjal Lahensingh State Maharashtra Background- BA in political science. MA and M.Phil from JNU Optional- PSIR Hobby- reading biography, autobiography, doing voluntary work Present service- PnT Accounts and Finance Service Board- Prof. PK Joshi Date- 19 april 2017 Afternoon  session Chairperson Your name is Pranjal. Right? Yes sir. In Maharashtra, we writeRead Full Article

UPSC Current Affairs Questions and Answer Writing – Mains Marathon – April 27 UPSC Current Affairs Questions and Answer Writing – Mains Marathon – April 27

Read the following questions and answer them by clicking on the links in not more than 200 words Time: 30 Minutes Kindly review each others answers. 1. Discuss the role of land reforms in agricultural development. Identify the factors that were responsible for the success of land reforms in India. (GS 3) कृषि विकास में भूमि सुधारोंRead Full Article

Daily MCQs: UPSC Prelims marathon: April 26


Daily 9 PM Brief – April 26

The Hindu Front Page / NATIONAL [1] SC pulls up trial court in Sabarmati train blasts case  The Hindu  Context Orders release of undertrial on November 1  What has happened? A Supreme Court Bench of Chief Justice Khehar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud gave the trial court in the 2000 Sabarmati train blasts case six monthsRead Full Article

Indo-Nepal Consternation

  Context Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari visited Delhi recently which was officially termed as a “grand success”. But that India is losing clout and credibility in Nepal is no more a secret. That naturally calls for serious introspection into what has gone wrong in the relations along with corrective measures to address them, especiallyRead Full Article

Daily MCQs: UPSC Prelims Marathon: April 26


Ministry of UD to push dense urban growth along mass transit corridors for better living experience

To effectively address the emerging urbanization challenges, the Ministry of Urban Development has come out with a multi-pronged policy framework to promote living close to mass urban transit corridors. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) This new initiatives seeks to promote ‘Transit Oriented Development (TOD)’ which enables people to live within walking or cycling distance from transitRead Full Article

Small Field activities in the State of Tamil Nadu

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the award of 31 contract areas as part of the Discovered Small Field (DSF) Bid Round 2016. These fields were offered under new policy for small fields known as Discovered Small Field (DSF) policy, 2015, which offers improved fiscal terms with the aim to enhance Oil and gasRead Full Article