Doubt Clearance Thread: UPSC 2020

"When in doubt, observe and ask questions. When certain, observe at length and ask many more questions."

Created this thread as a one stop solution for all members so that all the doubts wherein any conceptual clarification is required can be solved here. 

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Hey anyone joined Forumias prelim classes?I am thinking to join it in online mode.Can anyone share his/her review.

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Hey anyone joined Forumias prelim classes?I am thinking to join it in online mode.Can anyone share his/her review.

@Patrick_jane Could you please help here? Thank you. 


Patrick_jane,
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Hey anyone joined Forumias prelim classes?I am thinking to join it in online mode.Can anyone share his/her review.

@Patrick_jane Could you please help here? Thank you. 


I have done Foundational Course in Forumias, but About Pre module,i have no idea

But i can tell my observation n experience,Subjects like polity by Babu sir is very Good n To the point,Economy by anupam sir Will make the Concepts very Lucid,History is Good. Not attended Geo,envi n s&t classes.

If ur gng to take Current affairs also then dipin sir is the best in Market,he teaches less topics but most sureshot topics.

For All india simulator those are like 6 to 8 tests.AIS are forums one of the best products modeled on differnt Previous year papers,will make u ready for all types of papers.

This is my mere observation n experience, but not review,hope it would help.


LeoMessi,
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Friends, can someone help in deciphering Volume 2 of Economic Survey. I mean I know that one is not required to read the whole 320 pages. But nevertheless, the kind of questions which are appearing in prelims do suggest that it cannot be left untouched as well. Attaching Screenshot of the content page. 


GreenArrow,
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@12432TrivendrumRajdhani 

1. Focus on trends and boxes. Do not read it line by line. 

2. Try to read a chapter a day. One should not try to finish the entire ES in one go. 

3. Vol 2 is more Mains centric - esp from chapters starting with Agriculture. Read so that you can inculcate points in answers. Multiple readings help here. 

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@upsc2020 As Frank says- "point taken". Thanks, will follow this advice. Yes, reading it in a go is a daunting task. Suffering from this after I tried completing Vol 1 in a go, in 3 days, but at the cost of other subject. On a lighter note, baring few chapters, this year's survey is all about-
1. Bhaqti
2. Bhaqti
3. and thoda sa aur bhaqti !


upsc2020, GreenArrow
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According to recent amendmen in nhrc can chairperson and members be reappointed? 

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According to recent amendmen in nhrc can chairperson and members be reappointed? 

Yes. The new act allows for reappointment. Earlier, members were reappointed for maximum 5 years. But the new act has removed that 5 year clause and now there is no time limit, subject to maximum age limit of 75 yrs.

GreenArrow,
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forumias  compilation download page is not working.Can someone help?

https://blog.forumias.com/downloads  @root 

GreenArrow,
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Can somebody provide the google sheet link where we can share our test series marks ?
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exman said

Can somebody provide the google sheet link where we can share our test series marks ?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PCyAd_d7aDJ1pmFeWxo8xmQYIlkD5PKokdYE9ZtzT50/edit?usp=sharing

exman,
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Is salinity a condition required for formation of coral reefs?

Also, isn't 27-33% salinity just excessive!?

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Spock said

Is salinity a condition required for formation of coral reefs?

Also, isn't 27-33% salinity just excessive!?

Salinity is an important condition for growth of coral reefs, because it helps in calcification and forming the calcium and carbonate shells. 

It isn't excessive; had that been the case we would have had corals near fresh water areas also.

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Spock said

Is salinity a condition required for formation of coral reefs?

Also, isn't 27-33% salinity just excessive!?

Salinity is an important condition for growth of coral reefs, because it helps in calcification and forming the calcium and carbonate shells. 

It isn't excessive; had that been the case we would have had corals near fresh water areas also.

Thanks for the explanation! :)

The reason I had eliminated that option is because normal salinity is approx. 35 parts per thousand (i.e. 3.5%) and hence 27-33% salinity felt extreme

upsc2020,
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what is the difference between Major non-NATO Ally and NATO ally 

and what is the status that India has been recently granted?

Thanks for help

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Anon said

what is the difference between Major non-NATO Ally and NATO ally 

and what is the status that India has been recently granted?

Thanks for help

Major Non NATO Ally is a designation given by the U.S. government to exceptionally close allies who have strong strategic working relationships with American forces but are not members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

NATO Ally -member country of NATO

India's status - Not a Major Non NATO Ally - https://thediplomat.com/2019/08/no-india-isnt-a-major-non-nato-ally-of-the-united-states/

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How to use ncerts to its maximum for UPSC cse i.e. how to do R&D of NCERTs

And how to prepare ancient and mediaeval history effectively.


Hustler,
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Hustler said

How to use ncerts to its maximum for UPSC cse i.e. how to do R&D of NCERTs

And how to prepare ancient and mediaeval history effectively.


Old and New NCERTS are sufficient for ancient and medieval history. 

How to read: it varies from subject to subject. For history, re- reading the chapter and marking out important facts should be the strategy. 

You could make short notes / summary of the facts for revision so that you do not have to read the entire book before exam. 

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Is it important to read draft proposals and laws for prelims? I guess they aren't as important as they are in the draft stage?

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Is it important to read draft proposals and laws for prelims? I guess they aren't as important as they are in the draft stage?

No, it isn't important. Helps in mains answer writing. 

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