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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Constitution Of India

The Union Legislature—Parliament Conduct Of Business Each House has a Roll of Members which is to be signed by every member before taking his seat. Every member should also make and subscribe to an oath of affirmation in order to formally assume his seat. With the Speaker or any other presiding officer in the chair […]

IAS Topper Talks To You

Competition Success Review Guides The Youth. I Have Been Following It Since 2011 —Ms. Shweta Chauhan, IAS Topper Ms. Shweta Chauhan has secured the 8th Rank in the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE). She made it into the IAS in her third attempt. Her previous selections had been IRS (Customs & Central Excise) in 2015 […]


 How Can We Tackle It? “Environment is the sum total of all conditions and influences that affect the development and life of all organs”, said Dr. T. N. Khoshoo, world renowned environment scientist. Environment is everything that surrounds us. It plays a crucial role in human life as in the development of society. Mankind is […]


The position of stars that Rose essayed by actress Kate Winslett looks up at in the movie Titanic was wrong, said astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Acting on this feedback, director James Cameron rectified it for the 3D 25th anniversary release of the movie. This was unquestionable proof of the fact that James Cameron loves doing, […]


Power is defined as the ability to influence the behaviour of others with or without restraint. The extent to which a person or group holds such power is related to the social influence they can wield. Noted French fashion designer Coco Chanel quoted, “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants”. A […]


“Problems call forth our courage and wisdom, indeed they create our courage and wisdom”—are the meaningful words quoted by the famous American Psychiatrist and author of the bestseller, The Road Less Travelled, M. Scott Peck. There have been countless occasions for many of us, wherein we lose track of a sense of time burdened by […]

Indian National Movement

Radical Nationalists The Congress was split up into two factions at its Surat session in 1907 to be known as the moderates and the extremists. The moderates had their hold on the party while the  extremists  furrowed a bold and independent path.  The  moderates put their faith in the British benevolence, but the extremists scoffed […]


Inclusive growth is a buzz-word in policy circles nowadays, among developed and developing countries. Its importance is increasingly being recognised and highlighted in work plans and strategies of the International Monetary Fund, G20, European Commission and the UK’s Department for International Development. As a concept, it has been included as a proposed goal by the […]


The problem of environmental pollution has become very serious in recent years all over the world. Today, the air that we inhale is polluted. Our future generations will suffer from the harmful effect of pollution if we do not tackle the problem now. There are different forms of environmental pollution like water pollution, food pollution, […]

IAS Topper 2016-17 Talks To You

Competition Success Review Provides Detailed Study Of Current Affairs And Factual Knowledge For General Studies —Ms. Anuj Malik, IAS Topper 2016-17 (16th Rank) Ms. Anuj Malik has secured the 16th Rank in the 2016-17 Civil Services Examination (CSE). She is a resident of Delhi. Ms. Malik has achieved the rare distinction of clearing and even […]