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A comprehensive note on Nano Technology – Application and Ethical dimension !!!

2017-02-05T22:53:46+00:00

The material in the student portal covers various aspects of nano technology . Hope it helps. We have been working on few more materials that have great relevance as far as UPSC Civil Service exams are concerned.  Any suggestion/request for topics are welcome. Link to the Material on Nano Technology Thank You UPSCTREE

A comprehensive note on Nano Technology – Application and Ethical dimension !!! 2017-02-05T22:53:46+00:00

Geopolitics Watch – India And China: Does The Elephant Read The Dragon Right?

2017-02-05T16:28:01+00:00

At the heart of India’s China problem is an Indian inability to size up the Middle Kingdom and the meaning of its spectacular rise and to devise realistic responses to meet the attendant challenges. To be fair, this is not an affliction of New Delhi alone. Successive American administrations have also remained equally puzzled about China’s long-term strategic intent. There are three views on China that dominate much of Indian public discourse: of China as a (historically) unique power; of China as an economic partner; and of China as fellow ‘norm-entrepreneur’. […]

Geopolitics Watch – India And China: Does The Elephant Read The Dragon Right? 2017-02-05T16:28:01+00:00

Environment Watch – The Oilspills in Chennai !!!

2017-02-05T15:37:54+00:00

The destruction caused to a significant part of the Chennai coastline from the oil spill that followed a collision between two ships is both tragic and ironic. A large quantity of oil was released into the sea, affecting marine life and livelihoods of coastal communities. What makes the collision ironic is that it comes at a time when there is steadily declining pollution due to such incidents. Ship collisions are less common today because GPS-based navigation systems have made their operation much safer. It is apparent that the first response to the Chennai collision involving an LPG tanker and the [...]

Environment Watch – The Oilspills in Chennai !!! 2017-02-05T15:37:54+00:00

Science Watch – The Man vs The Machine !!!

2017-02-05T15:28:29+00:00

The most fundamental progress that technology has made over the past few decades is a dramatic increase in computing power coupled with a reduction in the cost of storage. Such progress has enabled us to run algorithms and code over swathes of data and at a fraction of the cost, thus yielding what some may consider more insights. Consequently, we are able to find patterns in large amounts of data. This, by some limited definition, is construed as intelligence and has been demonstrated in specific classes of activities such as detecting diabetes from retinal scans, driving cars, playing games, etc. [...]

Science Watch – The Man vs The Machine !!! 2017-02-05T15:28:29+00:00

Society Watch – “Un-Middle classing” the Indian “Middle-class” !!!

2017-02-05T15:21:10+00:00

Born in socialist times, a generation of Indians lived the ideas and values of middle class for a lifetime. Middle class was an aspirational place to be for this generation, at a time when a large majority of people were still struggling to get a permanent roof over their heads and jobs that could assure them of some level of security. Many Indians took pride in belonging to this group and class. It provided stability, a basic means of life and living, and guaranteed return on hard work. Education, a doctor, lawyer or engineer’s degree or a government job, were [...]

Society Watch – “Un-Middle classing” the Indian “Middle-class” !!! 2017-02-05T15:21:10+00:00

A comprehensive note on Gandhi and his teachings !!!

2017-02-05T00:16:23+00:00

Gandhi has and always will have importance as far as preparation of civil service is concerned. In this 4 part series, we are trying to cover Gandhi and his philosophies as lucidly as possible. It has great importance for almost all papers of UPSC exam. *There was a question asked in UPSC Mains Exam 2016 and many of the students wrongly interpreted it and wrote it.Many have written the biblical version of seven deadly sins –  pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth (Supposedly drawing influence from the Hollywood movie Seven) The material in the student portal covers various aspects and teachings of [...]

A comprehensive note on Gandhi and his teachings !!! 2017-02-05T00:16:23+00:00