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Mission Mains 2021: GS 1

This is for those of you who are planning to write Mains 2020. Primarily, the agenda of this thread would be 

1. Answer Writing Practice

2. Sharing examples - anecdotes from Current affairs relevant for Answer writing

3. Any doubts wrt. Paper 1!

Feel free to pool in your suggestions!

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Need help:

Is the solution to exercises of  11th Fine arts NCERT available anywhere? Can't find it. If someone can give a link or file, it would be very helpful. 

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Need help:

Is the solution to exercises of  11th Fine arts NCERT available anywhere? Can't find it. If someone can give a link or file, it would be very helpful. 

Don't have the solutions. If you need help with any question, you can share here. Will try to answer it. 

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hey, guys just have a generic doubt. Can we use abbreviations in the exam? Like, let's say UNFCCC/UNEP/MP/MLA or do we need to write the full form of orgs etc. Also can we write 30°N instead of 30° North?
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hey, guys just have a generic doubt. Can we use abbreviations in the exam? Like, let's say UNFCCC/UNEP/MP/MLA or do we need to write the full form of orgs etc. Also can we write 30°N instead of 30° North?

Latitude - yes

Organizations - IF you are using it more than once, use abbreviation. Write the full form in the first instance. If using only once, please write the full form and abbreviation in bracket.  

GaryVee,Ellen
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Dear Friends , I request all of you to kindly mention some of the important topics of Physical Geography to be prepared for upcoming mains(Apart from cyclone, Tsunami, Environmental Geography, cryosphere , oceanography, Industries,Eq, volcano).

Thank you.

sjerngal,
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Alexrsaid

Dear Friends , I request all of you to kindly mention some of the important topics of Physical Geography to be prepared for upcoming mains(Apart from cyclone, Tsunami, Environmental Geography, cryosphere , oceanography, Industries,Eq, volcano).

Thank you.

1. Urban Floods

2. Polar amplification

3. Lightning/Side Flash

4. Locust Swarms (Could be a part of Gs3)

5. Dams - Hydro Hegemony (in relation to Brahmaputra)

6. Effect of Local winds on weather

7. Himalayas importance

8. Wildfires 

9. Iron Ore /Steel in Location o fResources

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Anyone in orn having centre at adarsh vidyalaya aurangzeb lane?
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Iron/steel Geography 

Before 1800 A.D. iron and steel industry was located where raw materials, power supply and running water were easily available. Later proximity to coal fields, canals and railways decided the location of iron and steel industry. After 1950, the location of iron and steel industry changed to large areas of flat land near sea ports. Proximity to sea ports was necessary for importing iron ores.

In India, iron and steel industry developed in areas with good availability of raw materials. All the major steel producing centres are in the Chhotanagpur plateau; spread over four states, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhattisgarh. Bihlai, Durgapur, Burnpur, Jamshedpur, Rourkela and Bokaro are situated in this region. Other important steel centres are; Bhadravati and Vijay Nagar in Karnataka, Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Salem in Tamil Nadu.


GaryVee,chamomile
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@upsc2020 thanks Sir/Madam.


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Reviving this thread. 
DM,BurtMacklin_FBIand4 otherslike this
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Hi all, 

Could anyone assist me in getting a pdf of blank answer sheets that most accurately mimics the one we get at the actual mains exam?

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Any tips on how to deal with weird questions from society, last year had this issue of not being able to think of enough points/content despite preparing the basic topics/themes in a decent way?


Biryani,captainhaddock
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Are u guys making short notes for subjects like modern history, art and culture, geography at this point of time?
MichaelScarn,
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@HeNeArKr Yes for geo and modern. For art and culture, I'll just use my prelims short notes. 
Also geo is pretty short if you've done env and DM properly


HeNeArKr,
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Q.) Can the strategy of regional resource-based manufacturing help in promoting employment in India?(2019)
How will you guys go about this question? 

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For mains, should we do current affairs from October '20 or January '21? 
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Any source for distribution of key natural resources and factors affecting the location of industries in geography. I think there was a forum's pdf for this topic, if someone can share that. 
Admgenalanezh,
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Any source for distribution of key natural resources and factors affecting the location of industries in geography. I think there was a forum's pdf for this topic, if someone can share that. 

I'm using Rushikesh Reddy's notes. It's handy (29 pages only) + enough content on most topics. 

I don't have forum's pdf right now but you can probably find it on the Epic Channel. 

Purplesunbird,
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@Celeborn Thanks, I didn't check rushikesh reddy for geo. Referred every other subject but not this lol 


Celeborn,
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I get nightmares of art and culture and even modern history. Please tell something which is feasible to do... Any low hanging fruits?! 
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