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Strictly Prelims 2022 - The Random Repository

If there is one thing that I have understood after reading hundreds of reviews over the net after the prelims in the past days, it is that "prelims 2021 was not difficult, but random and being random is worse than being difficult" [ quoting someone on the forum, Idk who that someone is, 'someone' if you know who you are DM for credits :p] 

I am starting this thread to beat that randomness, to what level will I be successful only time will tell! 

So, here's the Idea: 

1.  "Humans are meaning making machines, seeking order in chaos" ~ Edward Snowden 

        How much ever random the paper might appear, it is gonna be in someway linked to something that we know.

        For example: I read someone on the forum telling they could answer the lemon grass being a mosquito repellent question because their dad planted a lemon grass plant in their house

    So on this thread, let us all share what we learn in our everyday lives, don't worry about it being irrelevant, just share. For all I understand, everything is relevant in prelims in someway or the other.

2. If we can keep our reading wide, reading all angles of a certain news item, we can cover a lot of surface area.

   Example for keeping the reading wide: SC and the firecrackers manufacturers case 

        what case: Arjungopal Vs UoI

        what's banned: Fire crackers with harmful chemicals [Lithium, arsenic, barium, lead] - what's allowed:Green crackers- who researched on green crackers:CSIR-NEERI- who certifies green crackers -PESO[under DPIIT - also gave guidelines for O2 cylinders transport in 2nd wave] - how are green crackers different: theyhave additivestheysuppress the dusthence less emission [Green crackers also called SWAS, STAR, SAFAL crackers] 

    why are those chemicals used in the firecrackers:Barium saltsare used to givegreen colorto the crackers [Metal salts give colors to the crackers] - Do we havebarium reservesin India: It naturally occurs in the mineral form ofBarium sulphate[Barytes] -Mangamapet in cuddapah, AP is the singlelargest barytes deposit in the world[ AP accounts for 94% of country's baryte reserves and India is one of largest producer and exporter of barytes ] - Source: Indian Minerals Yearbook, 2015 

    This is what I mean by covering a lot of surface area through one news item. 

    This sure is gonna take a lot of time for a single person to do it. But imagine what will the result be if 10's of aspirants combine their knowledge!

3. Let this thread become a repository of all things prelims 2022! 

   Request:Please strictly stick to talking about your everyday learnings and findings only on this thread, so that by the time we write prelims it becomes easy for us to revise from this thread

"Chance is hugely significant in biology. In fact, the presence of apparent randomness in so many aspects of biology - from mutations in DNA to the chance involved in that one sperm reaching that one egg that became you - suggests that randomness is useful, even necessary, in very many cases" ~ Alice Roberts

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Courts must inform undertrials when they can seek bail.

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Kindly, make this thread active and co-operate eachother to conquer 2022.
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A friend is 5 attempts down. Date of birth 30-5-91. Category- Gen Non EWS. Can she still attempt next year's exam(CSE 2022)?

Please throw some light on this. She is losing her mind. Thank you.

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@lancelot Yes, she is eligible for 2022. 


lancelot,
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@Hornbill Thank you so much.


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A friend is 5 attempts down. Date of birth 30-5-91. Category- Gen Non EWS. Can she still attempt next year's exam(CSE 2022)?

Please throw some light on this. She is losing her mind. Thank you.

Never stepdown, or lose mind and hope because you are not the only one with the same situation down here. 

I am xx/xx/1992 still preparing. Although backup plan should be there if it is 4th or more attempt. By the time you reach 3rd or 4th attempt you already know what to read and what not, but real challenge here is to fight with self not others because by this time you know what is your power and weakness both. My best wishes with you. keep in mind that every morning is a new life given by god to everyone, with every new  day is your new life. Forget about the past and follow the brighter path with all your energy to some positive work that could fetch you knowledge and wisdom for future. To work as an IAS is not the only Goodlife, you can still be as good as a high ranking officer if you are happy for what you already have. Always remember Gandhiji's talisman which tells about how to come out of doubt and anxiety.    

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Try this question and comment your answer:

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1.  The gases released during traffic conditions will not be absorbed.

2.  Toxic present in the commingled plastic waste would start leaching.

3.  Release of HCl gas.

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Can anyone suggest me some blog or vlog regarding upsc pre preparation which holistically covers everything . 

And When is the correct time to start with pre i.e. Jan or Feb ?

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