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- Black rhinoscan live to be 35 – 40 years in the wild.
- Gestation lasts approximately 15 – 16 months, and mothers give birth to one calf every 2.5 – 3 years.
- Females and sub-adults generally are social, but bulls are typically solitary.
I believe this is the wrong approach going after the gestation period of animals. Last year, the Elephant question was in the paper because in Kerala a pregnant elephant died after eating crackers. It is not all completely random.
We need to go into the reason for the question to better understand the pattern.
That is what I was thinking, conquering randomness of any government exam seems a very hard approach. I think maybe focus on basic books, NCERT's and any one CA magazine should be the approach. We just can't read and remember 'any thing and everything under the sun'.
Edit : If ever we would want to be its a repository of random things, then best way to be go about collection around some themes. Like say diseases at one place, missions at one place like that.
I both agree and disagree with y'all! I agree we cannot remember everything under the sun! And maybe UPSC will not repeat it's own patterns, but we have seen UPSC verbatim repeating it's PYQ in prelims this year! So, maybe if someone finds something similar to PYQ's in current news, I don't think there's any harm in noting it down!
The idea behind making this repository was to cover a broad surface area! Also as far as I understand the forum we can't make parallel threads here yet like discord, so in that case it will be very difficult to run theme wise in a single thread and if we divide threads as per themes then there will be proliferation of threads.
As this is still the beginning, we still cannot understand the intersectionality between the themes. I feel it is better to have a single thread, so at one point we can link between things which becomes extremely important in CSE!
Request: Kindly if anyone wants to discuss further on how we can make this better productive and worthwhile, kindly DM me! Also, if any of you have any opinion on certain user's post kindly DM them or maybe we can take it up on some other thread. The only reason being, in the run to prelims I hope to see a lot of info on this thread [ Hopeful thinking or wishful should I say :p] so, let us please avoid discussing here. I apologize if I am being very regulatory :D
Ok , one last unrelated comment.
Whatonly, Is that you?
I was just going to ask the same question. Is that you@whatonly ?
I hadnt even read this comment and I told her how she is so much like @whatonly.