Yes, You Can

Dear Friend, The Oxford Dictionary defines “opportunity” as “a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something”. People look for a proper and fortuitous opportunity to embark on anything. They consider it the safe option. We would advise you to look at the pages of history. True success and tremendous achievement […]

TOWARDS FREE, FAIR AND CLEAN ELECTIONS

Prof. V.P. Gupta,Director, Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru This article caters to the Polity and Governance portion of General Studies-Paper II and for Essay Paper in UPSC Main Examination The conduct of elections in India Constitution of India provides for an Election Commission for superintendence, direction and control of the […]

SKILL DEVELOPMENT IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR

In September 2017, I went to a small village in Maharashtra called Georai as part of my semester there. I came across a particular case of unemployment which, I later realised, is rather common throughout India. Young boys from marginal families go out for higher education and better job prospects only to return to farming […]

Significance of CSR Latest Mock Tests in Achieving Success in UPSC Civil Services Examination

—Rahul Srivastava, IAS Topper 2023 (10th Rank) Introduction The UPSC Civil Services Examination is one of the most challenging and prestigious exams in India. It requires candidates to demonstrate a high level of knowledge, aptitude, and decision-making skills. To excel in this examination, aspirants need a well-rounded preparation strategy, and one crucial aspect of this […]

TECHNOLOGY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT

The notion of rural development has been conceived in diverse ways by researchers, ranging from a set of goals and programmes to a well-knit strategy, approach or even an ideology. If we read through the relevant literature, we realise that its scope and content are vague and does not have well-accepted analytical boundaries. As has […]

SOLAR ENERGY The Way Forward

“All energy is ultimately derived from the Sun and harvesting it directly through solar power seems to be the best way to transition to renewable energy.”                           —Peter Rive  Energy is required at every stage of development and availability of energy resources determines the growth rate of the economy of a country. At the current […]

SCIENCE

A Blessing Or A Curse With the big drops of sweat pelting down my face, I felt as if the scorching heat of the Sun was conspiring to char me to death. But a zillion thanks to the inventions of science that cool me down when I am on the verge of melting! Looking around […]

Salt Satyagraha

On December 31, 1929, the Congress under the presidentship of Jawaharlal Nehru, passed the historic resolution at Lahore, moved by Gandhiji, declaring Purna Swaraj as its goal. It also resolved to boycott the Central and Provincial legislatures and the Round Table Conference to be held at London. It authorised the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) to […]

MAKE IN INDIA

“Make In India” is an initiative launched by the Government of India to encourage multinational as well as national companies to manufacture their products in India. This initiative was started by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on September 25, 2014 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. After the initiation of this program in the year 2015, India […]

IS DEMOCRACY A HINDRANCE TO DEVELOPMENT?

The question of democracy inhibiting development is an age old concern, which till date can at best only be speculated and scrutinised without much more success than the last person endeavouring the same. The ramification of this argument can only be achieved, to whatever limited means possible, by flipping both sides of the coin and […]

INDIA AS A TOURIST DESTINATION

Tourism is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. It plays a vital role in the economic development of a country. India is one of the popular tourist destinations in Asia. Bounded by the Himalayan ranges in the north and surrounded, on three sides by water (Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean), […]

IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL FITNESS

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”                —Plato The age old saying that a healthy mind lives in a healthy body is extremely crucial for us today. The rat race to be successful and hectic routine of people have degraded […]

Go Back, Simon

On November 8, 1927, simultaneous announcements were made by Lord Irwin in the Imperial Legislative Assembly and by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons that the British government had decided to appoint the Indian Statutory Commission of seven members of the British  Parliament under the chairmanship of Sir John Simon, in fulfilment of […]