Global Investment Trend Monitor Report

On 20th January, 2020, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released its Global Investment Trend Monitor Report.


First Global Social Mobility Report –2020

On 20th January, 2020, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its first-ever Global Social Mobility Report to provide a much needed assessment of the current state of the paths to social mobility around the world.


Market Study On E-commerce In India

On 8th January, 2020, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) released a Report under the title-Market Study on E-commerce in India.


Women, Business And The Law 2020

On 15th January, 2020, the World Bank released a report - Women, Business and the Law 2020, which analyzes the laws and regulations affecting women’s economic opportunity all over the world.


Urgent Global Health Challenges For Next Decade

On 13th January, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a list of 13 urgent health challenges the world will face over next decade.


Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 was promulgated on December 28, 2019, which amended the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016.


State Energy Efficiency Index -2019

Recently, the Union Power Ministry released the State Energy Efficiency Index 2019, which tracks the progress of Energy Efficiency (EE) initiatives in 36 states and union territories based on 97 significant indicators.


First In-depth Review Of India’s Energy Policies

On 10th January, 2020, International Energy Agency (IEA), in partnership with NITI Aayog, released the first in-depth review of India’s energy policies.


National Strategy For Financial Inclusion

On 10th January, 2020, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the five year (2019-24) National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI) with an objective to include all under formal access to finance - a key goal of the government.


Centre Opens Up Coal Sector

On 8th January, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015, to open up coal mining in the country to non-coal companies while removing the end-use restrictions of the mining blocks in the country.


Centre Of Excellence In Blockchain Technology

Recently, the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Blockchain Technology was inaugurated in which of the following cities?


Letter Of Intent

Consider the following statements:

  1. A letter of intent (LOI) is a document declaring the preliminary commitment of one party to do business with another.
  2. A Memorandum of Understanding is often used at the beginning of a business partnership.
  3. A Term Sheet is used to show interest in an investment opportunity. Often it is used to outline a potential agreement between an entrepreneur and investors.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Non-Proliferation Treaty

With reference to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), consider the following statements:

  1. The Treaty defines nuclear weapon states (NWS) as those that had manufactured and detonated a nuclear explosive device prior to 1 January 1967.
  2. The treaty is reviewed every six years in meetings called Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Duck-Billed Platypus

Consider the following statements with reference to the Platypus:

  1. The platypus is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young.
  2. Females have a spur on the back of their hind feet that is connected to a venom-secreting gland.
  3. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently downgraded the platypus conservation status to Vulnerable from Least Concern.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Jallikuttu

Consider the following statements with reference to the Jallikuttu:

  1. Jallikattu is a traditional bull-chasing sport of Tamil Nadu which is organised during the harvest festival Pongal.
  2. Manju Virattu, Vaeli Virattu and Vadam Manju Virattu three versions of Jallikattu, which take place throughout the Tamil Nadu.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


GSAT-30 Satellite

Consider the following statements with reference to the recently launched GSAT-30 satellite:

  1. GSAT-30 was launched with the help of indigenously developed geostationary launch vehicle GSLV-MkII.
  2. GSAT-30 derives its heritage from ISRO’s earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series and will replace INSAT-4A in orbit.
  3. It is configured on ISRO’s enhanced I-3K Bus structure to provide communication services from Geostationary orbit in C and Ku bands.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Article 131

Consider the following statements with reference to the Article 131:

  1. Article 131 vests the Supreme Court with original jurisdiction over disputes occurring between states or between states and the Centre.
  2. Article 131 can be used to settle political differences between state and central governments headed by different parties.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Central Adoption Resource Authority

Consider the following statements:

  1. Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) is a statutory body of Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India.
  2. CARA is designated as the Central Authority to deal with inter-country adoptions in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption, 1993, ratified by Government of India in 2003.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Bru Tribe

Consider the following statements with reference to the Bru tribe:

  1. The Bru are the second most populous tribe of Tripura after the Tripuris.
  2. They speak the Reang dialect of Bru language which is of Tibeto-Burmese origin, locally referred to as Kau Bru.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Is India Facing a Moral or an Economic Crisis?

Winner Of CSC February 2020 Essay Competition : Bindiya Patankar

We are proud Indians but not blind ones. Something’s not right and we know it. Today India is going through a crisis and we can’t ignore it pretending it to be a phase.With all mob-lynching, rapes, economic slowdown, we cannot move towards the trillion dollars economy dream fantasizing that these are just bumps on road. There is clearly an evil that needs to be tackled down by getting at its roots. But what is it we are fighting? Is it an economic crisis or a moral one? As a nation what are we up against?Some say it is the economic crisis we are facing. With GDP growth for last quarter sinking down below 5%, unemployment


Medicine for the Ailing Planet

Winner Of CSC January 2020 Essay Competition : Deepakshi Jindal

“The biggest threat to our planet is the belief that someone will save it” -Robert SwanMan himself can make or mar his own destiny. He can save human race or can destroy all forms of life. The present indications are not encouraging any hope or improvements. The increasing environmental pollution is creating survival problems. The forests are disappearing, the deserts are expanding, and the earth is becoming inhabitable. Our planet is in trouble chiefly because of a population boom. Rapid industrial growth has polluted the natural environment. Environment pollution causes globa


Poverty Anywhere is a Threat to Prosperity Everywhere

Winner Of CSC November 2019 Essay Competition : Tiya Singh

In a post-globalised world order, humanity rests on imbricated systems of trade, economy, the environment and a massive, ever- expanding flow of ideas. In such a scenario, poverty threatens the very foundations of this fragile world order. Various economic research studies point toward a recent trend in increasing income inequalities within nations, as marked by the standardised measure of inequality known as the ‘Gini Coefficient’, especially over the past few decades. However, it is important to remember that the consequences of living in grossly unequal societies with millions living in poverty, goes beyond the perspective that mere economic denominator


Role of India in Changing the Global World Order

Winner Of CSC December 2019 Essay Competition : Animesh Kumar

Strolling through the dusty, musty, dirt ridden, cobbled, vine covered, brick laden, concrete layered, and often tarmacked streets of India,one can see development sprawling and sprouting on the horizon. The Indian economy and communal space much like these assorted avenues is a complex mixture of crude and comprehensive. The multidimensional exposure that India receives because of its ethnic diversity and a gargantuan population has over time catapulted India onto the world stage. India is now in the race to reclaim its former glory and prestige. As it tries to purge itself form the sizable stains of poverty and precarious social order,the International forum


Deepfakes – Menace on AI based Creations

Winner Of CSC October 2019 Essay Competition : Alefiya Lokhandwala

“Deep dark monsters loom in the dark,Along the pathways and Recesses that perhaps a few might embark.Evil hidden in plain sight,Hideous masks shunning the right.” The world we live in today has witnessed drastic technological advancements, more so in the last few decades than, in perhaps, the last century. Yet the blade that still hangs on our necks is: Is our species ready for the scientific innovations that have swung by us through the millennia? In recent years AI based applications have received a tidal wave of new upgrades and developments. Acknowledging Artificial int


Data is the New Currency of the World

Winner Of CSC September 2019 Essay Competition : Mah Tilat Tayyab

Data seems to have become the holy grail of everything “DIGITAL”. Many experts extoll the significance of data in today’s world by calling it the most important currency of the times we live in. Every business, every organization, every government scheme seems to hinge its decisions, marketing and operations on the data involved. As per the TCS global trend study of 2015, the IoT (Internet of Things) owed its growth to the customer data that was available. The study extolled how customer data was key to delivering custom made products, better customer service, razor sharp targeted marketing and so on, which begs the question, “What is data that give


Article 370: To Be Or Not To Be?

Article 370 is a contentious provision in the Constitution which incites many sentiments of the general public and political parties alike. This article has been in the news numerous times due to its combative nature


5G In India

Recently on 5th April 2019, South Korea launched the world’s first nationwide 5G mobile networks, giving access to super-fast wireless technology to its users. However, the buzzword around 5G technology is doing the rounds since long and has pitted major superpowers against one another to gain an edge over their rivals.


India's Engagement With The World-Part 2

India's Parliament plays a lesser role in formulation and execution of foreign policy than in other parliamentary democracies. This is not what the founders of modern India envidaged. The record of discussions in the Constituent Assembly soon after Independence shows that India's founding elite wanted Parliament to be supreme in the conduct of international affairs.


G-20 Summit 2018

It is an international forum that brings together the world's 20 leading industrialized and emerging economies which accounts for 85 per cent of world GDP, 80% of total global trade volume and two-thirds of its population. It serves as a convention for deliberate economic communication between industrialized and developing countries.


Is India Winning The Space Race?

China recently became the third country to land a probe on the Moon on January 2, 2019 but its operation is a more significant issue since the probe landed on the dark side of the moon- a historic feat which no other country has achieved.


Toppers Interview

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Neetu Gupta

104th Rank In, Rajasthan Judicial Services Examination-2019
"The Sanctity of Judiciary kept me Motivated"

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Nilesh Bhardwaj

61st Rank In Bihar Judicial Services Examination - 2019
"Writing quality answers in the limited time frame is the key"

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Abhinav Ahlawat

26th Rank Delhi Judicial Services Exam – 2019
"Know your interest first & develop passion for it"

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Srushti Jayant Deshmukh

Rank-5, CSE-2018
“Manage time during Mains and attempt all questions”

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