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kal zyaada kuch ho ni paaya.

8/10/2020 : 92 days to mains

1. Geomorphology : 10 PYQ Answers रट्टा मारना है   + Notes revision

2. World History : श्री गणेश करना है .

3. Multilateralism Dipin Sir Video : should be able to wrap it up today.

ssver2, HotBloodPrince and 3 others like this
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What to focus in newspaper (Hindu)?

I think I'm still in prelims mode when it comes to newspaper.

Same :( I think going forward it would be good to maintain notes on a selected few current affairs topics that can be updated from newspapers. 

HotBloodPrince, Hitman2021
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Same :( I think going forward it would be good to maintain notes on a selected few current affairs topics that can be updated from newspapers. 

Exactly. 

Sir (in my limited understanding) for mains we can identify some issues which are potential questions for this year and prepare them holistically. This is where newspaper helps.

Some imp issues are:

1) Agricultural reforms- As bills are in news 

2) Women safety and caste politics

3) Police and judicial reforms

4) Black hole- Noble prize given

5) Role and scope of Free speech in democracy

6) Banking reforms

7) Future of globalisation

And you can continue this list....

Hope this helps :)


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Same :( I think going forward it would be good to maintain notes on a selected few current affairs topics that can be updated from newspapers. 

Exactly. 

Sir (in my limited understanding) for mains we can identify some issues which are potential questions for this year and prepare them holistically. This is where newspaper helps.

Some imp issues are:

1) Agricultural reforms- As bills are in news 

2) Women safety and caste politics

3) Police and judicial reforms

4) Black hole- Noble prize given

5) Role and scope of Free speech in democracy

6) Banking reforms

7) Future of globalisation

And you can continue this list....

Hope this helps :)


Yess! Thanks for the list :) I’ll create one soon too

Hitman2021,
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Same :( I think going forward it would be good to maintain notes on a selected few current affairs topics that can be updated from newspapers. 

Do check out Rau's DNS videos on YouTube. I find the quality excellent generally. It saves an awful lot of time as well. They've uploaded a list of all issues from the Hindu for the past 2 years, along with their video explainers of those issues. This is not only quite exhaustive, but it helps in gathering a conceptual understanding. I supplement this with research on facts/figures/value additions plus relevant gapfillers. 

When I feel my notes are insufficient, the DNS videos and Indian Express articles are my go-to source for current affairs. Did not do PT 365. This approach worked for me immensely in PT. Thought I should share. :)

Aurora, Raillife and 9 others like this
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Same :( I think going forward it would be good to maintain notes on a selected few current affairs topics that can be updated from newspapers. 

Do check out Rau's DNS videos on YouTube. I find the quality excellent generally. It saves an awful lot of time as well. They've uploaded a list of all issues from the Hindu for the past 2 years, along with their video explainers of those issues. This is not only quite exhaustive, but it helps in gathering a conceptual understanding. I supplement this with research on facts/figures/value additions plus relevant gapfillers. 

When I feel my notes are insufficient, the DNS videos and Indian Express articles are my go-to source for current affairs. Did not do PT 365. This approach worked for me immensely in PT. Thought I should share. :)

Thank you so much!! I could only find the daily The Hindu news analysis videos on their YouTube though - are there separate topic-based ones?

Hitman2021,
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Thank you so much!! I could only find the daily The Hindu news analysis videos on their YouTube though - are there separate topic-based ones?

List of Articles - DNS, May 2019- Aug 2020.pdf

DNS LINK January 2018 to May 2019.pdf

Right, so this is the index of all the articles that have been discussed from Jan 2018 onwards till Prelims 2020. I think this is possibly one of the most comprehensive indices of all relevant current affairs issues, simply because it comes from the average newspaper. They've included links to all their videos as well, article-wise. PDF links to their daily notes are also available on Youtube. The notes are usually of a good quality, but I don't recommend reading all of it, simply because the point behind this is maximising efficiency, and making best use of time. However, where necessary, snippets from the PDFs can be added on to your notes.

You'll need to do a bit of digging from within the index (as in, if you want to holistically do issues about River Ganga, Ctrl+F "Ganga") and identify the topics you would choose to do. You would also need to be proactive in adding points not discussed to add value to your answer. But I think, if one can do that, and effectively prepare the important ones, preparation would be more holistic rather than doing them straight from a Mains 365.

Pro-tips: Watch the videos at 1.5-2.0 x speed depending on necessity. Go from October, 2020 backwards.



Naadan_Parinda, ssver2 and 11 others like this
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Thank you so much!! I could only find the daily The Hindu news analysis videos on their YouTube though - are there separate topic-based ones?

List of Articles - DNS, May 2019- Aug 2020.pdf

DNS LINK January 2018 to May 2019.pdf

Right, so this is the index of all the articles that have been discussed from Jan 2018 onwards till Prelims 2020. I think this is possibly one of the most comprehensive indices of all relevant current affairs issues, simply because it comes from the average newspaper. They've included links to all their videos as well, article-wise. PDF links to their daily notes are also available on Youtube. The notes are usually of a good quality, but I don't recommend reading all of it, simply because the point behind this is maximising efficiency, and making best use of time. However, where necessary, snippets from the PDFs can be added on to your notes.

You'll need to do a bit of digging from within the index, and identify the topics you would choose to do. You would also need to be proactive in adding points not discussed to add value to your answer. But I think, if one can do that, and effectively prepare the important ones, preparation would be more holistic rather than doing them straight from a Mains 365.

Pro-tip: Watch the videos at 1.5-2.0 x speed depending on necessity.



@Patootie Man you are a Gem.

Thank you for helping us. 

By your motivational posts, Mains strategy (your bunch of thoughts), and this current affairs thing.

Lots of best wishes for your mains exam from my side.   :)

iskool, Patootie
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Thank you so much!! I could only find the daily The Hindu news analysis videos on their YouTube though - are there separate topic-based ones?

List of Articles - DNS, May 2019- Aug 2020.pdf

DNS LINK January 2018 to May 2019.pdf

Right, so this is the index of all the articles that have been discussed from Jan 2018 onwards till Prelims 2020. I think this is possibly one of the most comprehensive indices of all relevant current affairs issues, simply because it comes from the average newspaper. They've included links to all their videos as well, article-wise. PDF links to their daily notes are also available on Youtube. The notes are usually of a good quality, but I don't recommend reading all of it, simply because the point behind this is maximising efficiency, and making best use of time. However, where necessary, snippets from the PDFs can be added on to your notes.

You'll need to do a bit of digging from within the index (as in, if you want to holistically do issues about River Ganga, Ctrl+F "Ganga") and identify the topics you would choose to do. You would also need to be proactive in adding points not discussed to add value to your answer. But I think, if one can do that, and effectively prepare the important ones, preparation would be more holistic rather than doing them straight from a Mains 365.

Pro-tips: Watch the videos at 1.5-2.0 x speed depending on necessity. Go from October, 2020 backwards.



What. A. Goldmine. THANK YOU. You’re the bestest.

As a token of thanks, 


ssver2, iskool and 5 others like this
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Same :( I think going forward it would be good to maintain notes on a selected few current affairs topics that can be updated from newspapers. 

Exactly. 

Sir (in my limited understanding) for mains we can identify some issues which are potential questions for this year and prepare them holistically. This is where newspaper helps.

Some imp issues are:

1) Agricultural reforms- As bills are in news 

2) Women safety and caste politics

3) Police and judicial reforms

4) Black hole- Noble prize given

5) Role and scope of Free speech in democracy

6) Banking reforms

7) Future of globalisation

And you can continue this list....

Hope this helps :)


Yess! Thanks for the list :) I’ll create one soon too

Glad that you found it to be of some use.

:)

whatonly,
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Thank you so much!! I could only find the daily The Hindu news analysis videos on their YouTube though - are there separate topic-based ones?

List of Articles - DNS, May 2019- Aug 2020.pdf

DNS LINK January 2018 to May 2019.pdf

Right, so this is the index of all the articles that have been discussed from Jan 2018 onwards till Prelims 2020. I think this is possibly one of the most comprehensive indices of all relevant current affairs issues, simply because it comes from the average newspaper. They've included links to all their videos as well, article-wise. PDF links to their daily notes are also available on Youtube. The notes are usually of a good quality, but I don't recommend reading all of it, simply because the point behind this is maximising efficiency, and making best use of time. However, where necessary, snippets from the PDFs can be added on to your notes.

You'll need to do a bit of digging from within the index, and identify the topics you would choose to do. You would also need to be proactive in adding points not discussed to add value to your answer. But I think, if one can do that, and effectively prepare the important ones, preparation would be more holistic rather than doing them straight from a Mains 365.

Pro-tip: Watch the videos at 1.5-2.0 x speed depending on necessity.



@Patootie Man you are a Gem.

Thank you for helping us. 

By your motivational posts, Mains strategy (your bunch of thoughts), and this current affairs thing.

Lots of best wishes for your mains exam from my side.   :)

Such a lovely thing to say! Wishing you the best as well, my friend! :)

Sherkhan1428, whatonly and 1 others like this
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Thank you so much!! I could only find the daily The Hindu news analysis videos on their YouTube though - are there separate topic-based ones?

List of Articles - DNS, May 2019- Aug 2020.pdf

DNS LINK January 2018 to May 2019.pdf

Right, so this is the index of all the articles that have been discussed from Jan 2018 onwards till Prelims 2020. I think this is possibly one of the most comprehensive indices of all relevant current affairs issues, simply because it comes from the average newspaper. They've included links to all their videos as well, article-wise. PDF links to their daily notes are also available on Youtube. The notes are usually of a good quality, but I don't recommend reading all of it, simply because the point behind this is maximising efficiency, and making best use of time. However, where necessary, snippets from the PDFs can be added on to your notes.

You'll need to do a bit of digging from within the index (as in, if you want to holistically do issues about River Ganga, Ctrl+F "Ganga") and identify the topics you would choose to do. You would also need to be proactive in adding points not discussed to add value to your answer. But I think, if one can do that, and effectively prepare the important ones, preparation would be more holistic rather than doing them straight from a Mains 365.

Pro-tips: Watch the videos at 1.5-2.0 x speed depending on necessity. Go from October, 2020 backwards.



What. A. Goldmine. THANK YOU. You’re the bestest.

As a token of thanks, 


Real Mango Bite has my love. Kaccha Mango bite can SMD. :P

Sherkhan1428, whatonly and 2 others like this
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List of Articles - DNS, May 2019- Aug 2020.pdf

DNS LINK January 2018 to May 2019.pdf

Right, so this is the index of all the articles that have been discussed from Jan 2018 onwards till Prelims 2020. I think this is possibly one of the most comprehensive indices of all relevant current affairs issues, simply because it comes from the average newspaper. They've included links to all their videos as well, article-wise. PDF links to their daily notes are also available on Youtube. The notes are usually of a good quality, but I don't recommend reading all of it, simply because the point behind this is maximising efficiency, and making best use of time. However, where necessary, snippets from the PDFs can be added on to your notes.

You'll need to do a bit of digging from within the index (as in, if you want to holistically do issues about River Ganga, Ctrl+F "Ganga") and identify the topics you would choose to do. You would also need to be proactive in adding points not discussed to add value to your answer. But I think, if one can do that, and effectively prepare the important ones, preparation would be more holistic rather than doing them straight from a Mains 365.

Pro-tips: Watch the videos at 1.5-2.0 x speed depending on necessity. Go from October, 2020 backwards.



Live Long and Prosper my friend. Thank you for this. 


Also, I wasted my 3 days in cutoff speculation and checking across keys. Curse of being on borderline and making some silly mistakes. This thread is much better and highly useful. I rewatched Shawshank Redemption to feel normal again. 


Hope is a good thing. Maybe it is the best of all the things. And no good thing ever dies. 
All the best to the community. 

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Thank you so much!! I could only find the daily The Hindu news analysis videos on their YouTube though - are there separate topic-based ones?

List of Articles - DNS, May 2019- Aug 2020.pdf

DNS LINK January 2018 to May 2019.pdf

Right, so this is the index of all the articles that have been discussed from Jan 2018 onwards till Prelims 2020. I think this is possibly one of the most comprehensive indices of all relevant current affairs issues, simply because it comes from the average newspaper. They've included links to all their videos as well, article-wise. PDF links to their daily notes are also available on Youtube. The notes are usually of a good quality, but I don't recommend reading all of it, simply because the point behind this is maximising efficiency, and making best use of time. However, where necessary, snippets from the PDFs can be added on to your notes.

You'll need to do a bit of digging from within the index (as in, if you want to holistically do issues about River Ganga, Ctrl+F "Ganga") and identify the topics you would choose to do. You would also need to be proactive in adding points not discussed to add value to your answer. But I think, if one can do that, and effectively prepare the important ones, preparation would be more holistic rather than doing them straight from a Mains 365.

Pro-tips: Watch the videos at 1.5-2.0 x speed depending on necessity. Go from October, 2020 backwards.



Long live the KING ! 

thepolicydreamer, Hitman2021
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On a lighter note

UPSC Coachings in 2020- Answer of AI question is all of these.

Nikola Tesla be like- what the.......

:)



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@Hitman2021 Oh, mama! That’s super sweet of you. My best wished to you too. :)


Hitman2021,
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Qoqo said

@Hitman2021 Oh, mama! That’s super sweet of you. My best wished to you too. :)


I am trying to be more disciplined now. You are an inspiration. 

Keep Studying.

Thank you. Good luck @Qoqo 

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@Patootie Bro please reply my DM when you get time.

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Same :( I think going forward it would be good to maintain notes on a selected few current affairs topics that can be updated from newspapers. 

Do check out Rau's DNS videos on YouTube. I find the quality excellent generally. It saves an awful lot of time as well. They've uploaded a list of all issues from the Hindu for the past 2 years, along with their video explainers of those issues. This is not only quite exhaustive, but it helps in gathering a conceptual understanding. I supplement this with research on facts/figures/value additions plus relevant gapfillers. 

When I feel my notes are insufficient, the DNS videos and Indian Express articles are my go-to source for current affairs. Did not do PT 365. This approach worked for me immensely in PT. Thought I should share. :)

did u make any notes out of it ?

after watching its daily anylasis ?

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