AGGRESSION IS THE BEST DEFENCE

Aggression is like a ‘fiery’ ploy, It can either light up or destroy! Human body secretes two types of saline liquids. Tears overflowing the eyelids of a person would dampen his face and evoke pity in the hearts of the people witnessing them. On the flip side, pearls of sweat streaking down the cheeks of […]

ENVIRONMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Prof. V.P. Gupta Director Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru This article caters to the Environment section ofGeneral Studies-Paper III and for Essay Paper inUPSC Main Examination Economic development versus environmental sustainability has been at the centre of debate in the modern times. Some argue that for developing countries like India, […]

Const. of India

The Background Wavell Plan AndThe Simla Conference Another abortive effort to solve the political deadlock in India was made in 1945. Lord Wavell invited the leaders of all sections of political opinion. A conference was held at Simla. Discussions went on for about one month. The Wavell Plan, in its essence, was the complete Indianisation […]

ELECTORAL PROCESS IN INDIA

As Gopalkrishna Gandhi, an Indian scholar and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, aptly described, “India is valued the world over for a great many things, but for three over others: the Taj Mahal, Mahatma Gandhi and India’s electoral democracy.” India has been a democratic country since its independence. With more than 132 crore citizens, it ranks the […]

URBAN-RURAL DIVIDE

In simple words, the glaring disparities in income distribution, consumption and quality of life betweenrural and urban India is known as rural-urban divide. There is a lack of livelihood opportunities, modern amenities and services, necessary for decent living in rural areas. There are huge differences in the availability of physical and social infrastructure in rural […]

UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME IS IT FEASIBLE?

Prof. V.P. Gupta,Director, Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru This article caters to the Polity and Governance portion, Social Welfare, Economic Welfare of General Studies-Paper II & III and for Essay Paper in UPSC Main Examination. A referendum was carried out in Switzerland in 2016 wherein the people were asked to […]

TRIBALS AND FOREST RIGHTS

Prof. V.P. Gupta,Director, Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru This article caters to the Social Justice portion ofGeneral Studies-Paper II and for Essay Paper inUPSC Main Examination The Supreme Court’s order to evict occupants of forest lands who failed to make a successful claim under the Forest Rights Act, 2006, has […]

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING

Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results. You are what you think, you become what you think, and thoughts influence your life. Positive thinking casts a magical influence on everyone. Positive thinking has immeasurable potential; it has such enormous power that you […]

Terrorist Movement

We can roughly divide the left wing of the Congress into three groups, i.e., ‘terrorists’, ‘revolutionaries’ and ‘extremists’. The terrorists were a small group of young men who believed that the British rule was an unmitigated evil and that it had dangerous consequences for India. Violence, in their opinion, was the only method by which […]

TERRORISM

A Global Menace Recently India witnessed a ghastly act of terrorism. A suicide bomber made use of a SUV laden with 350kg of explosives and rammed it into one of the buses of  convoy of CRPF  killing 40 jawans. Although notnew, this act of terrorism is highly condemnable. Countries from all around the world came […]

TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHANGING WORLD

Over the last few decades, technology has greatly increased its abilities. It started from the simple radio to now having cell phones which can surf the web. Technology has greatly influenced our society in many ways. Nowadays it has simplified people’s lives. It would be like trying to imagine teleportation. It was unthinkable, but with […]

Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes

Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes Under Articles 330 and 332 of the Constitution, seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the House of the People and the Legislative Assemblies in proportion to their population. Parliamentary Acts provide for such reservations in the Union Territories having legislatures. There is no reservation of […]

SMARTPHONE—ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

“Every time there’s a new tool, whether it’s internet or smartphones or anything else, all these things can be used for good or evil. Technology is neutral; it depends on how it is used.” —Rick Smolan A revolution occurred in the field of communication when the basic cell phones were developed in the 1990s. Gradually, […]