You Are Your Biggest Competitor

Dear Friend, Imagine this—If Michael Phelps was to be considered as a nation, he would rank as the 39th most successful nation in the 122- year old history of the Summer Olympics. His 23 gold medals are almost two and half times the gold medals won by India (nine) in all Olympic Games taken together. […]

UNSC SEAT

Nehruvian Period To Current Scenario Prof. V.P. Gupta, Director, Rau’s IAS Study Circle, New Delhi – Jaipur – Bengaluru This article caters to the International Relations (I.R.) section of General Studies-Paper II and for Essay Paper in UPSC Main Examination There has been a recent controversy in the context of India’s permanent membership to the […]

TECHNOLOGY CANNOT REPLACE MANPOWER

Since the inception of the human species, the collective aim of mankind has always been the same: to grow, to evolve, to progress and to wake up to a better tomorrow. In this journey, man has achieved great things; he has done everything in his power to make life easier for himself on earth. He […]

SHOULD VOTING BE COMPULSORY?

A vote is a medium through which popular will is expressed. It is used as a means to arrive at a decision peacefully and cordially. The Oxford Thesaurus defines vote ‘as a formal expression of opinion or choice, made by an individual or body of individuals’ and voting ‘as expression of choice and will in […]

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 […]