URBAN-RURAL DIVIDE

In simple words, the glaring disparities in income distribution, consumption and quality of life between rural 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 […]

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 […]

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 of General Studies-Paper II and for Essay Paper in UPSC Main Examination. The Supreme Court’s order to evict occupants of forest lands who failed to make a successful claim under the Forest Rights […]

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 […]

NOTHING VENTURED, NOTHING GAINED

These words by Thomas Jefferson hold true even till date and will hold gravity till times immemorial. There is a tremendous paucity of audacious people, who venture towards unexplored horizons to achieve something big in their life. The world teems so much with such timid souls that those who go off the beaten path and […]

UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM

India as a nation is faced with a massive problem of unemployment. Unemployment can be defined as the state of being without any work both for an educated and uneducated person, for earning one’s livelihood. Unemployment may be elaborated as a state of not finding work by an individual who is fit and willing to […]

AIR POLLUTION. HOW CAN WE TACKLE IT?

Inhaling polluted air is not fair! Spread solution, not pollution! Air is the Earth’s atmosphere. When Earth was formed 4.6 billion years ago from a hot mix of gases and solids, it had almost no atmosphere. The surface was molten. As Earth cooled, an atmosphere was formed mainly from gases spewed from volcanoes. After about […]

IAS Topper 2016-17 Talks To You

Competition Success Review Is Comprehensive, Crisp And To The Point —Sahil Gupta, IAS Topper 2016-17 (19th Rank) Mr. Sahil Gupta has secured the 19th Rank in the 2016-17 Civil Services Examination (CSE). He made it into the prestigious IAS in his third attempt. Mr. Gupta is a B.Tech. (Civil Engineering) from VIT University. He did […]

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 […]

Indian National Movement

Revolutionary Patriots The first decade of the 20th century witnessed the growth of various revolutionary societies in different parts of the country. They believed that they would be able to demoralise the administrative machinery of the government by terrorising the big bosses of the imperial bureaucracy and thus win freedom for the country through coercive […]

INLAND WATERWAYS

The Lifeline Of A Nation “These roads (waterways) do not serve transportation alone, they also bind our fatherlands”, said famous German engineer, Fritz Tobt. Water, no doubt, is the life element of living world. All evolutionary changes have taken place through the water platform. Water transport is the cheapest means of transport in comparison with […]

Questions And Answers From The BBC World TV Quiz Game

By Siddhartha Basuof Kaun Banega CrorepatiPopular T.V. Show Competition Success Review had been serialising selected questions from the book BBC : The Complete Mastermind. Now we are proud to present different sets of questions every month from another book—BBC Mastermind India, edited and compiled by India’s Ace Quiz Master Siddhartha Basu and published by Teksons Bookshop, […]

EVERY SUCCESS HAS ITS OWN PATH

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus”, said legendary martial arts champion and actor Bruce Lee. The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines success as “the fact that you have achieved something that you want and have been trying to do or get”. It also calls a person or a thing that has […]