Civil Services Chronicle October 2021

Prelims IAS Books Hindi 2021
Mains Book for IAS Preparation 2021 - English
Prelims PCS Books Hindi 2021
Mains Book for IAS Preparation 2021 - Hindi
Complete GS Preparation for Civil Services Examination-2022
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

The 2020 Summer Paralympics was the 16th Summer Paralympic Games and was held in Tokyo, Japan between 24 August and 5 September 2021.Motto: United by EmotionMascot: Someity Opening Ceremony: The opening ceremony took place on 24 August 2021 at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan with the theme "Moving Forward: .... Read More
India at Tokyo 2020

India registered its best show with largest ever medal haul (19) at the Paralympic Games finishing with five gold, eight silver and six bronze medals. India surpassed its previous best haul of four medals at Rio 2016. India won its first medal of the Games through Bhavinaben Patel, who brought home silver .... Read More
Some Milestones

Pramod Bhagat: He scripted history by becoming India’s first-ever para-badminton gold medalist in Paralympics. Avani Lekhara: She became only the second Indian to win multiple medals at the same Paralympics after Joginder Singh Sodhi, who won three medals at the 1984 Games. She also joined Sodhi, Devendra Jhajharia and Mariyappan Thangavelu .... Read More
Miscellaneous Sports News

FIFA Rankings The Indian national football team remained at 105th in the world in the latest FIFA men's rankings released on 12 August 2021. The points gained in their last two qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup helping them remain in position. India had achieved their highest-ever ranking of 94 in .... Read More
Essay Competition

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Person in News

Dorje Angchuk Dorje Angchuk is the Engineer in charge of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics’ Indian Astronomical Observatory in Hanle, Ladakh. He recently became the only Indian to be inducted as Honorary Member of the International Astronomical Union for ‘his passionate promotion of astronomy in the Ladakh region, through his excellent astrophotography’. This .... Read More

Ismail Sabri Yaakob Ismail Sabri Yaakob has been appointed as the 9th Prime Minister of Malaysia on 21 August 2021. He succeeded Muhyiddin Yassin, who resigned from the post after losing majority support in the lower house of parliament. He served as the 13th Deputy Prime Minister from July 2021 to August 2021 .... Read More

Edmond Henri Fischer American-Swiss biochemist Edmond Henri Fischer passed away on 27 August 2021. He and his collaborator Edwin G. Krebs were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992 for describing how reversible phosphorylation works as a switch to activate proteins and regulate various cellular processes. At the time .... Read More
Places in News

Rajasthan Footprints of three species of dinosaurs have been found in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district, proving the presence of the giant reptiles in the western part of the State, which formed the seashore to the Tethys Ocean during the Mesozoic era. The footprints, made in the sediment or silt .... Read More
Military Exercises & Operations

‘SIMBEX’ 2021 The 28th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) was conducted from 2-4 September 2021 in the southern fringes of the South China Sea. Initiated in 1994, SIMBEX is the Indian Navy’s longest uninterrupted bilateral maritime exercise with any foreign navy. Exercise ‘Zair-Al-Bahr’ The second edition of exercise Zair-Al-Bahr between .... Read More
Awards in News

Ashok Chakra Babu Ram (ASI, J&K Police) was awarded posthumously Ashok Chakra - the highest peacetime military decoration of India. This year, for the first time in J&K police history, Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra awards were given to the force together. Ramon Magsaysay Awards 2021 Asia’s highest honour - Ramon .... Read More
Prelims IAS Books English 2021
Border Dispute in NE States: Implications for India’s Internal Security

The Northeastern States remains one of the country's most vulnerable regions. Insurgency, drug trafficking, terrorism, and other issues of national security can all be found in the northeastern state. Land boundary disputes between states are the least of one's worries in such a region. The status and ground realities .... Read More
Pardoning Powers of President & Governor in view of latest SC Judgment

The philosophy behind the right to forgiveness is that every civilized country recognizes and therefore stipulates that the right to forgiveness is exercised as an act of grace and humanity. Recently, the Supreme Court of India stated that state governments do not have the authority under criminal procedure laws .... Read More
Counting the Invisible Working Hands in India

This write-up enquires into the problem faced by migrant labourers in the informal sector in India. It argues for the registration and tracking of migrants, particularly interstate migrants, as they constitute a significant proportion of the labour force. The mobility of labourers is the natural mechanism for infusing inclusive and .... Read More
India and Land Degradation Neutrality

Natural and man-made both factors are responsible for the problem of land degradation in India. It is imperative to formulate a long-term strategy to tackle the problem of land degradation by adopting an approach based on environmental protection. India occupies a large geographical size. Therefore, the land management strategies to .... Read More
Mock Test


Mock Test SeriesTest -ITotal Questions: 100

1. Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) is situated to the

Northeastern corner of the Karakoram Range
Southeastern corner of the Karakoram Range
Northwestern corner of the Karakoram Range
Southwestern corner of the Karakoram Range
Mock Test SeriesTest -IITotal Questions: 100

1. With reference to the Act of Settlement 1781, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It exempted only the Governor-General from the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court for the acts done by them in their official capacity.
  2. It laid down that the appeals from the Provincial Courts could be taken to the Governor-General-in-Council and not to the Supreme Court.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

1 only
2 only
Both are correct
Both are incorrect
Mock Test SeriesTest -IIITotal Questions: 100

1. Consider the following statements with respect to Government Securities Acquisition Programme (G-SAP):

  1. It is an unconventional monetary policy tool similar to Open Market Operations (OMOs).
  2. The purchase and sale of government securities (G-Secs) is done by the Reserve Bank of India on behalf of government.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only
2 only
Both are correct
Both are incorrect
Model Test

Prelims 2021: Questions & AnswersTotal Questions: 25

1.Consider the following statements with reference to the guar:

  1. Rajasthan and Haryana are the main producing areas, with Rajasthan contributing nearly 72 per cent of world’s guar production.
  2. Guar Gum (Galactomannan) is a high molecular weight carbohydrate polymer made up of a large number of mannose and galactose unit linked together.
  3. Guar meal is the by-product of Guar Gum, consisting of outer seed coat and germ material.

Choose the correct statement(s) from the options given below:

Only 1
2 and 3
Only 3
1 , 2 and 3