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Mains 2021 - Strategy, Doubts, Resources etc

Hi peeps! 

Prelims result will be declared in 2-3 weeks. We may make it, we might not. Speculations will continue till then.

This thread is for those who want to move on. For those deciding to focus on the next phase of their prep; perhaps the most crucial one. We have less number of days this time (only about 85 days left). Let's collaborate and make the most of this time.

Here are the links to previous year's threads. Do go through them. There are gems in there.

https://forumias.com/post/detail/Mains-2020-Doubt-and-strategy-discussion-thread-1601963441?page=1 - In the description of this thread, you'll find links to paper wise threads of last year plus some handy resources.

https://forumias.com/post/detail/CSE-2021-Plan-Strategy-Daily-Routine-1602556617  This is the 2021 daily routine thread 

https://forumias.com/post/detail/CSE-2022-Plan-Strategy-Daily-Routine-1633964267?page=1 This is the 2022 daily routine thread created by@nerdfighter.

In both these threads, you are free to post your daily targets and hold each other accountable. Or just lurk there and be motivated by the effort people are putting in day after day. 

https://forumias.com/post/detail/Anecdotes-Facts-Examples-for-GS-and-Essay-1634039128 - This thread is created by@sbhati.Do contribute your facts and examples there. We can together build up a collection more than enough to conquer Mains.

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@Neyawn hopefully it doesn't reach the level as in April 2021 even by Jan end, thanks for the words sir. 
Dil ko thodi Rahat mili..


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Neyawnsaid

RaGasaid

hii guys,

not sure if its bothering anyone else, but looking at omicron cases rise and two weeks to go for exam iam begining to feel anxious about where the things are heading, its like racing on a car against a train on the parallel track.

Is it too naive to think that the exam might get postponed? though i want to get this through as soon as possible, iam more concerned that in the ten day process from 7th to 16th anything could happen, everytime i hear about omicron, i cant help but think about the mains. 

It will take at least a month to reach that level in India. You can expect something by end of January or February actually.Nothing till the Mains.

Sir address this issue for the rest of people too, I am sure there might be many who will be anxious due to this and your few words would help them a lot. Like a little post of assurances along with details of precautions that should be taken. 

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@aa12 nhi mile ho to btana bhai... Me bhej dunga


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@White_Dust hello ! 
Question paper mil gaye, aapke paas solutions hain? 


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@White_Dust solutions ho to batana please....


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@Imomf @aa12 abhi to nhi h.. milte h to btata hu

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Read till the end to get an insight of the nature of the questions.

http://www.curiouslearning.in/2021/12/Topicwise-UPSC-Mains-GS-1-History-Previous-Year-Questions.html?m=1

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Nothing helps you better than previous year question to understand what UPSC demands from a candidate. 

Read till the end to get an insight of the nature of the questions.
http://www.curiouslearning.in/2021/12/Topicwise-UPSC-Mains-GS-1-History-Previous-Year-Questions.html?m=1
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Some of the post pandemic trends on the line of which question can be asked:

1. Work from home which changed perception towards technology development and reduced pressure on metro cities. Negative impact is extra burden for children care on women and domestic abuse 

2. Vaccine nationalisma and deglobalisation 

3. Self reliance due to disruption of global supply chain 

4. Digitization leading to E- learning but this increased the digital divide further 

5. Increase in capital intensive industries due to reverse migration

6. Increased focus on health infra and internal sanitation standards like touchless delivery of product to home, less face to face interaction giving rise to digital apps like Dhani health, practo











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@Neyawn bhai aa gya level of amber alert B ...mpsc prelims a single day exam also got postponed. Hume sayad Ho B gya 3 din se bed pakde huye h.. Tragedy is pade likhe hokar B hum log itne majbur h๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚. By time essay is happening you can bet on atleast 10k official ( 1lakh plus unofficial cases). Kaun bachega... Kaun baad me rohega... The hunger games have began... Enjoy


slightedge109,
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@root We have two different threads for Mains. Shouldn't we keep only one thread for Mains? There were some really good contribution from community members, but they are being lost gradually.



https://forumias.com/post/detail/Mains-2021-Strategy-Doubts-Resources-etc-1634042903?page=15

https://forumias.com/post/detail/Mains-2020-Doubt-and-strategy-discussion-thread-1601963441?page=1


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Can someone explain what does it mean when they say that since UAE is a transshipment hub, CEPA will allow india to access Middle east and North African markets. How does this happen. .
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Can someone explain what does it mean when they say that since UAE is a transshipment hub, CEPA will allow india to access Middle east and North African markets. How does this happen. .

This is through circumventing rules of origin of products. UAE being a transshipment hub acts as a central point to regional trade. Products originating from other countries can use the benefit of products made in UAE through some minor value addition and eventual tag of "Made in UAE".  


It is pretty much similar to India's objections of goods coming from ASEAN FTA which were essentially Chinese goods exploiting our FTA deal.

 
Transshipment hub will act both ways, hurt and benefit India. 


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Can someone explain what does it mean when they say that since UAE is a transshipment hub, CEPA will allow india to access Middle east and North African markets. How does this happen. .

A trans-shipment hub is basically a middle point where goods may come bundled together and then are diverted to their respective destinations. Think of it as a Metro station. Hundreds (maybe thousands) may come together via the same train and exit at the station. From then on they can take an auto to their homes. This is obviously much cheaper than taking an auto directly from the beginning.


Now UAE being a trans-shipment hub means that it has the facilities to cater to larger shipments. So to save costs, India can bundle together a lot of shipments together, send it to UAE (since import tariffs would be greatly reduced under CEPA), and from there it can be broken up and sent to Africa, other Middle Eastern countries etc. This is the first way in which trade will be boosted.


The second way is by circumventing the rules of origin; which the commenter above has explained.


The third way is by setting up warehouses and re-distribution centres in UAE.
Now suppose some company in Africa wants to import pharmaceuticals. Instead of sending a representative to India, they can send them to the UAE warehouses to inspect the goods instead. This will obviously improve contact between Indian and African traders as well as reduce prices. Thus here also trade would be boosted.



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Issues with PMLA act? Need some points
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stressed about writing good essays in the UPSC Mains exam? 

Check out these common mistakes that aspirants make while writing an essay in the UPSC mains exam.
Minimize these mistakes to score good marks in the exam.

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@Arrokoth can you please share sample of your tiny notes?


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@Neyawn bhai aa gya level of amber alert B ...mpsc prelims a single day exam also got postponed. Hume sayad Ho B gya 3 din se bed pakde huye h.. Tragedy is pade likhe hokar B hum log itne majbur h๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚. By time essay is happening you can bet on atleast 10k official ( 1lakh plus unofficial cases). Kaun bachega... Kaun baad me rohega... The hunger games have began... Enjoy


i am in a state of mind that if corona was a person and came to harm me, i would bludgeon it to death.

its that annoying to me now, for wasting my time.

frankly its a joke now, not even remotely worried.

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