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608, 2022

DNA-Daily News Analysis-06 August 2022

By |August 6th, 2022|Categories: Daily Current Events|

Not much NEWS today that are relevant from exam point of view. Contents Covered:- RBI raises rates, vows nimble policy Mandatory voting is not practical, says Centre One Liner CA:- Sudhir Claims gold in CWG 2022.  DNA by UPSCTREE-06 Aug 2022  

508, 2022

DNA-Daily News Analysis-05 August 2022

By |August 5th, 2022|Categories: Daily Current Events|

Contents Covered:- Measures to address Malnutrition and NHFS-5 Survey-data point New CJI soon-UU Lalit (49th) and Collegium System for CJI selection -Explained Coal Mining Project In Hasdeo Aranya and the Protest One Liner CA:- Taiwan-Geography Battle of Saraighat Decline in Medical Tourism In India DNA by UPSCTREE-05 Aug 2022  

408, 2022

DNA-Daily News Analysis-04 August 2022

By |August 4th, 2022|Categories: Daily Current Events|

Contents Covered:- Mineral Security Partnership UNSC- How it works; India and UNSC Central Vigilance Commission -News and About India adds 10 more wetland sites One Liner CA:- Yudh-Abhyas Al-Qaeda UCC in Goa Data Point on Tax Operation Polo Withdraw of Personal Data Protection Bill DNA by UPSCTREE-04 Aug 2022  

208, 2022

DNA-Daily News Analysis-02 August 2022

By |August 2nd, 2022|Categories: Daily Current Events|

Contents Covered:- Lingraj Temple Language as barrier: On making mother tongue the medium for higher studies AlphaFold- Explained Gati Shakti Masterplan - Explained One Liner CA:- India's Medal Tally in Common Wealth Games 2022 Kumbavu Urutti waterfall, Meenachi River Gati Shakti University Bill Yuan Wang 5 - Chinese Vessel @ Hambantota, Srilanka DNA by UPSCTREE-02 Aug 2022  

108, 2022

[History] Dharasana Satyagraha

By |August 1st, 2022|Categories: History|

  The Salt March to dandi, concluding with the making of illegal salt by Gandhi on April 6, 1930, launched a nationwide protest against the British salt tax. ⁣ ⁣ At Dharasana, another town in Gujarat, salt production and storage was monopolized by the British.⁣ On May 4, 1930, Gandhi wrote to Lord Irwin, Viceroy of India, explaining his intention to raid the Dharasana Salt Works. He was immediately arrested. [...]

108, 2022

DNA-Daily News Analysis-01 August 2022

By |August 1st, 2022|Categories: Daily Current Events|

Contents Covered:- All about Maulana Azad Rupee Under pressure- Explained Energy Conservation Amendment Bill,2022 - Explained International North-South Transport Corridor - Explained History  of Blasphemy Law in India Chakma and Hajong Issue - Explained One Liner CA:- Date points on Representation in Lower courts in India India-Oman exercise and Oman's geography. DNA by UPSCTREE-01 Aug 2022  

2907, 2022

[Environment] Earth Overshoot Day 2022

By |July 29th, 2022|Categories: Environment|

Context:-   Earth Over Shoot Day 2022 If the citizens of the world lived like those of the United States, the resources of more than five full planets would be needed to satisfy the global need for resources every year.This data is highlighted annually by the NGO Global Footprint Network, which also publicizes the date on which all humans on Earth have collectively used up more natural resources than mother [...]

2907, 2022

[Environment] India at the Bottom – Is the Environmental Performance Index really faulty?

By |July 29th, 2022|Categories: Environment|

Context:- Last month, India protested against its ranking on the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) of 2022, prepared by researchers at the Yale and Columbia Universities in the U.S. The report measures 40 performance indicators across 11 categories to measure the “state of sustainability around the world.” India was ranked last (180) with low scores across a range of indicators. The Indian Government as well as environment experts have pointed to the [...]

2807, 2022

DNA(Daily News Analysis) by UPSCTREE- 28th July 2022

By |July 28th, 2022|Categories: Daily Current Events|

Contents Covered:- Indian Population, Replacement level, Total Fertility rate and National Population Policy Forest Rights Act National Investigation Agency World Hepatitis Day, About Hepatitis. One Liner CA:- World Inequality Report Gujarat Hooch Tragedy Uranium in Rajasthan DNA by UPSCTREE-28th July 2022      

2707, 2022

DNA(Daily News Analysis) by UPSCTREE- 27th July 2022

By |July 27th, 2022|Categories: Daily Current Events|

Contents Covered:- 15 th Finance Commission’s Chairman NK Singh on Politics of Freebies Russia to leave ISS, build own space station, Who Governs ISS and how it operates. Antarctic’s Light mantled Albatross seen in Gulf of Mannar, About Gulf of Mannar India adds five more Ramsar sites, ups tally to 54; criteria to be added to RAMSAR site. One Liner CA:- 44 th Chess Olympiad Project Kupier NewSpace India Limited [...]

2607, 2022

DNA(Daily News Analysis) by UPSCTREE- 26th July 2022

By |July 26th, 2022|Categories: Daily Current Events|

Contents Covered:- Agumbe:-Cherrapunji of the South and a Homeland of King Cobra (Part of UNESCO Heritage site) Ravi Varma’s kin seeks Bharat Ratna for him Kargil Diwas - Operation Vijay. Agnipath and Agniveer Scheme Are States Like Kerala, Punjab, West Bengal on the pathway akin to Srilanka? One Liner Current Affairs and Data points of Chinese dominance on Indian mobile market. DNA by UPSCTREE-26th July 2022    

2607, 2022

[History] The freedom fighter who coined ‘Jai Hind’ – Chempaka Raman Pillai

By |July 26th, 2022|Categories: History|

On the night of 22 September 1914, Madras city was winding up another hectic day. Since the disturbances of World War 1 had not affected South India, days and nights were peaceful and as any other day, the city was getting ready for a night’s slumber, downing its lights one by one. At 9.45 pm, a ship, ‘The Swan of the East,’ slipped in stealthy and dropped anchor at the [...]

2507, 2022

DNA(Daily News Analysis) by UPSCTREE- 24 & 25th July 2022

By |July 25th, 2022|Categories: Daily Current Events|

Contents Covered:- Flag code of India amendment and the issues faced by Khadi and Village Commission of India Monkeypox declared as a public health emergency Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2019 - Explained What is ‘TOPS’ - India’s bid to boost its Olympic medal tally? Media is running kangaroo courts: CJI Ramana. Read more on this :- https://upsctree.com/polity-famous-media-trails-in-india/ Farm Panel Deadlock, MSP - Explained Supreme Courts ruling on abortion-Explained One-Liner Current Affairs. [...]

2507, 2022

[Polity] Famous Media Trails in India.

By |July 25th, 2022|Categories: Polity|

Context:-Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Saturday said the media is running “kangaroo courts” on issues even experienced judges find difficult to decide. He said. ill-informed, biased and agenda-driven debates in the media on issues pending in courts are affecting justice delivery Media has breached its responsibility, taking democracy two steps backwards, affecting people and harming the system, the Chief Justice said […]

1907, 2022

[Economy] The Fall of Rupee

By |July 19th, 2022|Categories: Economy|

Context :- The rupee seems to be on a trajectory of decline, with its value relative to the dollar (as per the Reserve Bank of India’s reference rate) falling from Rs.76.4 at the beginning of April to Rs.79.1 at the beginning of July. Cause:-  […]

1505, 2022

Is this India’s moment of reckoning ?

By |May 15th, 2022|Categories: FP & IR|

The Russia-Ukraine conflict portends a reshaping of the world order. Ever since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, a paradigm of free societies, frictionless borders and open economies evolved to be the governing order in many nations. […]

705, 2022

[History] Indian History Timeline

By |May 7th, 2022|Categories: History|

Let us simplify the ‘Timeline of Indian History’. This is a journey of the history of one of the greatest civilizations that the Indian Subcontinent has been. The Indian history timeline is the easiest way to understand the history of an ancient civilization with huge diversity. […]

2403, 2022

UPSCTREE Live Class @ 6.15 PM – Medieval India [Rajputs]

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Announcements|

Program Details UPSCTREE ROOTS-GS PROGRAM-Know More Class Topic of the day Class Topic For Today:- Medieval India [Imperial Cholas + Rajput] Class Timings 23 March 2022 ( at 6.15 PM) ROOTS – GS Every week from Monday to Thursday (6.15-8.30 PM) – Offline and Live streaming. Call/WhatsAPP 82608 72482 Link to Join Today's Class Google Meet Link to Join Today’s Class

2403, 2022

ROOTS-GS [Class Based MCQs] – Questions from Class taken on 23 Mar 2022

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: ROOTS-GS MCQs|

The questions are framed as part of ROOTS-GS program, which is a foundation course program for General Studies. All questions are framed from the last class. To view Solutions, follow these instructions: Click on – ‘Start Quiz’ button Solve Questions Click on ‘Quiz Summary’ button Click on ‘Finish Quiz’ button Now click on ‘View Questions’ button – here you will see solutions and links. […]

2303, 2022

ROOTS-GS [Class Based MCQs] – Questions from Class taken on 22 Mar 2022

By |March 23rd, 2022|Categories: ROOTS-GS MCQs|Tags: |

The questions are framed as part of ROOTS-GS program, which is a foundation course program for General Studies. All questions are framed from the last class. To view Solutions, follow these instructions: Click on – ‘Start Quiz’ button Solve Questions Click on ‘Quiz Summary’ button Click on ‘Finish Quiz’ button Now click on ‘View Questions’ button – here you will see solutions and links. […]

2303, 2022

UPSCTREE Live Class @ 6.15 PM – Medieval India [Imperial Cholas + Rajputs]

By |March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Announcements|

Program Details UPSCTREE ROOTS-GS PROGRAM-Know More Class Topic of the day Class Topic For Today:- Medieval India [Imperial Cholas + Rajput] Class Timings 23 March 2022 ( at 6.15 PM) ROOTS – GS Every week from Monday to Thursday (6.15-8.30 PM) – Offline and Live streaming. Call/WhatsAPP 82608 72482 Link to Join Today's Class Google Meet Link to Join Today’s Class

2203, 2022

UPSCTREE Live Class @ 6.15 PM – Medieval India [Imperial Cholas]

By |March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Announcements|

Batch Name – UPSCTREE ROOTS Class Topic For Today:- Medieval India [Imperial Cholas] Mode of Discussion – Offline and Live Streaming Date and Time :- 22 March 2022 ( at 6.15 PM) Class Type–Demo Class To Know more about ROOTS batch:- Contact/ WhatsApp :- 82608 72482 Google Meet Link:- https://meet.google.com/pjq-rrnk-dni Thank You UPSCTREE

1403, 2022

Impact of Globalization on Indian Economy

By |March 14th, 2022|Categories: Economy|

The term globalization refers to the integration of the economy of the nation with the world economy. In recent years, globalization has increased due to improvements in transportation and information technology. With the improved global synergies, comes the growth of global trade, doctrines, and culture. […]

1403, 2022

Concept: Sustainable Development – Tracing the roots !!!

By |March 14th, 2022|Categories: Environment|

The “official” definition of sustainable development was developed for the first time in the Brundtland Report in 1987. Sustainable development is the idea that human societies must live and meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development is the idea that human societies must live and meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. […]

903, 2022

The 5-4-3-2 of USA’s Geopolitiking.

By |March 9th, 2022|Categories: FP & IR|Tags: |

News: China has accused the U.S. of “stoking geopolitical rivalry” by “forming exclusive clubs”. By “strengthening the Five Eyes intelligence alliance and “peddling the Quad, piecing together AUKUS and tightening bilateral military alliances”, the U.S. was leading what the Chinese called a “five-four-three-two” formation in the region. […]

702, 2022

UPSCTREE Live Class @ 6.15 PM – Buddhism and Jainism

By |February 7th, 2022|Categories: Announcements|

Hi, Batch Name - UPSCTREE ROOTS Discussion Topic For Today:- Buddhism and Jainism Mode of Discussion - Live Streaming Date and Time :- 7 Feb 2022 ( at 6.15 PM) Class Type-Demo Class To Know more about ROOTS batch:- Contact/ WhatsApp :- 82608 72482 Google Meet Link:- https://meet.google.com/apd-ghkp-toe Thank You UPSCTREE

202, 2022

UPSC Essay Paper Analysis (UPSC Mains 2021)

By |February 2nd, 2022|Categories: Announcements|

UPSC has asked all philosophical essays in this year's mains paper. And this demands extensive reading of things. A holistic and through preparation along with broadening your ideas of understanding is required to answer these questions. None the less, watch the brief analysis of the Essay Paper to gain some insight on how to approach them. This is not an elaborate analysis but a brief one.      

2201, 2022

[Culture] Six Indian School of Philosophy

By |January 22nd, 2022|Categories: History|

Background:- Over centuries, India’s intellectual exploration of truth has come to be represented by six systems of philosophy. These are known as:- Vaishesika- Sage Konada/Kannada Nyaya-Sage Gotama Samkhya- Sage Kapila Yoga-Patanjali Purva Mimansa-Jaimini Vedanta or Uttara Mimansa-Vyasa These philosophies still guide scholarly discourse in the country. German-born British indologist, Friedrich Max Muller, has observed that the six systems of philosophy were developed over many generations with contributions made by individual [...]

2112, 2021

Great Game in Central Asia.

By |December 21st, 2021|Categories: FP & IR|Tags: |

Backgound:- The third India-Central Asia Dialogue convened by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Sunday is one in a series of timely connections to the region by New Delhi this year, spurred in some measure by events in Afghanistan. The dialogue has been held a month before leaders of all five Central Asian Republics (CARs) come to New Delhi as chief guests for the Republic Day celebrations, and a month [...]

2611, 2021

[Science] 5G-All that you need to know

By |November 26th, 2021|Categories: Science|Tags: |

Intuitively, one tends to think that a more powerful technology consumes proportionately more energy. However, it’s not so with 5G. Efficiency can be best described as a typically quantifiable amount of work that can be performed with a given set of resources. […]

511, 2021

[Governance] Public Affairs Index-2021

By |November 5th, 2021|Categories: Policy, Polity|


In a diverse country like India, where each State is socially, culturally, economically, and politically distinct, measuring Governance becomes increasingly tricky. The Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021) is a scientifically rigorous, data-based framework that measures the quality [...]

511, 2021

[Society] Quota without data

By |November 5th, 2021|Categories: Society|Tags: |

An exclusive internal quota for a single caste group was always fraught with the danger of judicial invalidation. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Madras High Court has struck down the Tamil Nadu law that earmarked 10.5% of seats in educational institutions and jobs for the Vanniyakula Kshatriya community and its subcastes. […]

1810, 2021

Global Hunger Index 2021 and India

By |October 18th, 2021|Categories: Society|Tags: |

This year’s Global Hunger Index (GHI) did not go down well with the government. This was expected given that it ranks India 101 out of 116 countries for which reliable and comparable data exist. To add insult to injury, the GHI puts India far below some of its neighbouring countries. […]

1210, 2021

[WAR 2022- ‘WRITE-A-RANK’] ACE The MAINs with “WAR” Strategy (Batch-2, Begins from 17 Oct 2021)

By |October 12th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, There has never been such a program before which is so well-thought-out, taking the aspirants' strengths and weaknesses into account, and integrating them into the MAINS WRITING program. The time for Generic TOP-DOWN-APPROACH is over. We took  a BOTTOM-UP-APPROACH for this program. We asked our students, asked the mentors, asked the successful candidates and asked the graduates who will be preparing now. With their input in mind and [...]

610, 2021

“Age of Oil” is Far From Over – OPEC+

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: Economy|Tags: |

The age of oil is far from over, in spite of the global urgency to curb carbon emissions, the ‘plus’ avatar of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) has regained unity as a cartel, and, as global crude nears $80 per barrel, it is clearly time for India to ease domestic levies on fuel. […]

610, 2021

The deepening crisis of India’s Parliament

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: Polity|Tags: |

During the framing of India’s Constitution, multiple models of governance were proposed for the newly independent nation. The framers of the Constitution finally selected the model of “parliamentary democracy”. As the term suggests, there are two equally important constituent elements of this model — Parliament and democracy. […]

610, 2021

Digital Health ID and Privacy Concerns

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: Polity|

The official launch of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) started an initiative that will give every citizen a unique digital health ID, linked to a personal health record (PHR). The ID will also be linked to the Aadhaar. […]

610, 2021

Pandora Papers

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: Economy|

What are the Pandora Papers? These are 11.9 million leaked files from 14 global corporate services firms which set up about 29,000 off-the-shelf companies and private trusts in not just obscure tax jurisdictions but also countries such as Singapore, New Zealand, and the United States, for clients across the world. […]

610, 2021

The Failure of Anti-defection law in Discouraging Defection

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: Polity|Tags: |

Context:- The Calcutta High Court has given West Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee a deadline to pass an order in the defection case involving MLA Mukul Roy. He had contested and won the 2021 Assembly elections on a BJP ticket and then joined the Trinamool Congress. BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, has petitioned the Speaker to disqualify Roy and two other BJP MLAs for joining [...]

610, 2021

Pathways for Peace – UN and WB Report Summary

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: Ethics|

Context:- Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict is a joint study of the United Nations and the World Bank. The study originates from the conviction on the part of both institutions that the attention of the international community needs to be urgently refocused on prevention. […]

610, 2021

Understanding the Taliban for what it is

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: FP & IR|Tags: |

A realistic assessment of the circumstances in which it has to operate should have induced the Taliban regime in Afghanistan to follow a moderate course. Instead, it has sent out unmistakable signs of a preference for extremism. A peculiar state of mind is almost certainly in play, but to ascribe the dissonance solely to this factor would be a mistake. […]

510, 2021

Global Food Crisis and Lessons From India

By |October 5th, 2021|Categories: Agriculture|Tags: |

Context:- The first and historic United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 which was held in September this year, concluded after an intense ‘bottom-up’ process conceived in 2019 by UN Secretary General António Guterres to find solutions and ‘catalyse momentum’ to transform the way the world produces, consumes, and thinks about food and help address rising hunger. With an alarming escalation in global hunger unfolding, reaching the goal of an [...]

2609, 2021

Disengagement of Global Firms, Employment and the FDI

By |September 26th, 2021|Categories: Economy|Tags: |

OUR THOUGHTS:- For long and particularly since 1991 reforms, FDIs were held as “gold” in the new emerging economics. However, FDIs do come with their fair share of opportunities and issues. Our leaders have chased FDIs through various means but the era of FDIs as the beacon of sunshine on emerging market is loosing sheen. The economy needs fundamental restructuring and needs a strong domestic base. The ebbs and flows [...]

2209, 2021

Emergency Report of School Education (ERSE)

By |September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Society|Tags: |

The prolonged closure of schools after the sudden and totally unplanned lockdown in March 2020 to a possible re-opening at the end of September 2021 (a period of 18 months) has grabbed some media attention at last. Following the release of the Emergency Report of School Education (ERSE) based on the School Children’s Online Offline Learning (SCHOOL) Survey, conducted in August 2021, news coverage has gone beyond reproducing political handouts extolling the [...]

2209, 2021

Ease of Doing Business Report (Discontinued) and the Prisoner’s dilemma

By |September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Economy|Tags: |

What if you can’t be the ‘very best’? Why, of course, you must try hard to be better at ‘being better’. Whether it is contestants in beauty pageants, educational institutions seeking to go up some notches in university/business-school rankings, or even countries which seek to attract investors by pitching themselves as ‘better’ and more attractive investment destinations, the game seems to be one of ticking the right boxes and catering [...]

2108, 2021

[Environment]Development vs Conservation<>Railway vs Wildlife

By |August 21st, 2021|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

The world is pursuing a path of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation, keys to human development. India is walking the same track, targeting a five trillion economy in the near future. We expect higher GDP, better economic status and a high standard of living like other developed countries. However,  linear infrastructure does not always propel growth and holds negative implications. Often development comes at an ecological cost. […]

2108, 2021

[HIstory] 1942-Issur Uprising

By |August 21st, 2021|Categories: History|Tags: |

ISSUR, is a hamlet in the Western Ghats in Shikaripura taluk of Shivamogga district of Karnataka, was the first village in pre-independence India to declare itself free from the colonial yoke. In September 1942, that is, 79 years ago, Issur’s people raised a banner of revolt against the British Raj and declared “azadi”. […]

1808, 2021

Social Media-Be Damned !!!

By |August 18th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

This is not an analysis on social media. But it is a double-edged sword nonetheless. Without it life is difficult, With it, Life is complicated - Social Media-Be Damned. We had a long debate with in the team whether to go the social media route or not. After so much of debate, we arrived at a conclusion that we need to stay in touch with out students and give them [...]

1308, 2021

Afghanistan’s centuries-old ‘Karez’ system of irrigation

By |August 13th, 2021|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

The resurgent Taliban is on the victory march to Kabul. It has already taken provincial capitals as well as Afghanistan’s third-largest city of Herat. As the Taliban appear at the gates of Kabul again after two decades, fears have grown about what their conduct will be towards life and livelihood, the economy, systems, institutions and even towards cultural artefacts. […]

1308, 2021

[Environment] IPCC and the Science, Politics and Economy around Climate Change

By |August 13th, 2021|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

Context Earlier this week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported on climate science, warning against the folly of a business-as-usual development model. Past assessments have been disregarded as sensationalist. For attention to shift from a day of front-page news to a more strategic conversation, we must understand what the science says, what the politics delivers, and what the economy demands. […]

1208, 2021

#Must Read-[Society] Why coercive population control measures are a bad idea

By |August 12th, 2021|Categories: Society|Tags: |

Syllabus Connect :- GS I ( Population and associated issues) Context   Recently, population control measures are being discussed by the states of Assam and Uttar Pradesh. Many other states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Odisha have been following a two-child norm for local body elections for a while. […]

1208, 2021

[Economy] Why Indian Railways failed to attract private players to run trains

By |August 12th, 2021|Categories: Economy|Tags: |

Syllabus Connect:- GS III ( Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.) On July 1, 2020, the Indian Railways launched the formal process of inviting private parties to run trains on the Indian railway system. Bids were finally opened last month. Hopes of a large participation were belied as there were no bids for nine clusters and only two bids for three clusters. Even for these three clusters, the only [...]

1008, 2021

[Video] Essay Strategy – Infodemic is more dangerous than Pandemic

By |August 10th, 2021|Categories: Announcements, Essays|Tags: |

Hi,   Hope your preparation is going well in this uncertain times of Pandemic.   As promised, here is the video strategy for the essay topic noted below :-   Essay Topic:- Infodemic is more dangerous than Pandemic.   Video Strategy:- Click Here  Show us some Youtube love :- Like, Share and Subscribe  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVBQKpILSTw&t=1125s ---------------------------------------------------------- Thank You UPSCTREE Team

608, 2021

[IR] “Graveyard of Empires”-Afghanistan

By |August 6th, 2021|Categories: History|Tags: |

Afghanistan is a notoriously difficult country to govern. Empire after empire, nation after nation have failed to pacify what is today the modern territory of Afghanistan, giving the region the nickname “Graveyard of Empires, ” even if sometimes those empires won some initial battles and made inroads into the region. If the United States and its allies decide to leave Afghanistan, they would only the latest in a long series [...]

508, 2021

[IR] Afghanistan, Taliban and USA’s Stealth Mid-night Exit

By |August 5th, 2021|Categories: FP & IR|Tags: |

Syllabus Connect :- GS III (Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism) Context:- The withdrawal of United States troops from the Bagram military base, its biggest military base in Afghanistan, by stealth at night in early July without keeping the Afghan authorities in the loop marked the formal ending of the 20-year-old military occupation of Afghanistan. […]

508, 2021

[Economy] Nuclear Power-10 Years After Fukushima

By |August 5th, 2021|Categories: Economy|Tags: |

Syllabus Connect:- GS III (Energy) Context:- At the beginning of the new millennium, amid growing awareness of the link between energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, the notion of a ‘nuclear renaissance’ became popular. Scientists and policy makers identified low carbon nuclear power as a potential protagonist in the transition to clean energy. However, the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, operated by the Tokyo Electric Power [...]

508, 2021

[Economy] Indian Economy, Stagflation, K-Shaped Recovery & Minsky Moment

By |August 5th, 2021|Categories: Economy|Tags: |

Syllabus Connect:- GS III (Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment) What you will learn in this editorial :- The four factors that are essential for growth and must be taken care of by policy intervention. Why India is under going K-Shaped recovery and what is K-Shaped recovery. India’s MSME and the Minsky moment. Context:- In recent times, many economists have been arguing [...]

408, 2021

[Society] Providing horizontal quota: the Bihar way

By |August 4th, 2021|Categories: Society|Tags: |

Syllabus:- GS II ( Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections) The case for reservations for women and transgender persons in State jobs and higher education […]

408, 2021

Poverty in India is on the rise again

By |August 4th, 2021|Categories: Economy|Tags: |

 Syllabus:- GS I (Poverty and developmental issues); GS II (Issues relating to poverty and hunger)  India has not released its Consumption Expenditure Survey (CES) data since 2011-12. Normally a CES is conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSO) every five years. But the CES of 2017-18 (already conducted a year late) was not made public by the Government of India. Now, it is likely to be conducted in 2021-22, [...]

2607, 2021

EU’s Fit for 55 and Indian industry

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: Environment|Tags: , |

European Union introduced new legislation, Fit for 55, to cut its GHG emissions by 55 per cent by 2030 and to net zero by 2050. This is a welcome step for climate action since it turns the EU’s announcement into law, protecting it from the winds of political change. It opens new markets for Indian industry, for example for electric vehicles. However, it also introduces a potentially adverse policy called [...]

2607, 2021

The first principles of commerce should guide E-com policy too

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: Economy, Policy|Tags: |

This retail outlet sells a lot of products from all sorts of producers. The shopkeeper also buys stuff in a wholesale market and packages it neatly into smaller quantities, making it easier for buyers to shop. It sells its own-label goods a bit cheaper than the branded substitutes on offer. It also showcases its own brand’s products prominently to attract customer attention. […]

2607, 2021

India’s first scam-Haridas Mundhra affair, LIC and Chagla Commission

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: Economy|Tags: |

Context:- It is now celebrates 30 years since India’s economic liberalization programme began. Massive libraries can be built solely devoted to how the Indian economy and Indian lives have changed since 24 July 1991, but let us swim against the tide and go back several decades before 1991, and look at something that’s core to reforms, an area where much has changed, yet much may not have. […]

2507, 2021

India’s Solar Salvation

By |July 25th, 2021|Categories: Environment|

As India’s economy and population continue to grow, so too does its demand for energy. India is also particularly vulnerable to climate change. Solar power could be the answer to both problems. With 300 sunny days a year, India can lead the world in solar capacity. Doing so will require strong policy-making and foreign investment – but the rewards will be manifold […]

2507, 2021

[Environment] Beat the climate crisis by investing in nature

By |July 25th, 2021|Categories: Environment|

In Paris in 2015, leaders from 192 nations committed to limit the increase of global average temperatures since pre-industrial levels to well below 2°C, while pursuing efforts to stay within 1.5°C. Today 131 countries, responsible for 73% of global emissions, have now adopted or are considering net-zero emission targets – and these targets have put the Paris Agreement’s goals within reach. […]

2407, 2021

Ganga and Microplastics

By |July 24th, 2021|Categories: Environment|

The Ganga might have stood witness to many stages of India’s civilisation, as Mahatma Gandhi once noted, but in recent decades it has become a conduit for sewage, solid waste, industrial effluents and other pollutants. […]

2407, 2021

South Asia lightning Report ,2020

By |July 24th, 2021|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

Important Points 1. According to South Asia lightning Report ,2020 by Earth Networks, a global weather intelligence agency -West Bengal received the highest number of lightning strikes per square kilometer in 2020, followed by Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh,Tamil Nadu. […]

2307, 2021

[Geopolitics] India and China Border Dispute

By |July 23rd, 2021|Categories: FP & IR|

The British organised a conference in Shimla in 1914, which the representatives of China and Tibet attended. The conference’s objective was to negotiate a treaty that would demarcate the border between Tibet and British-ruled India. The British plan was to put pressure on the weak Chinese central government to grant more autonomy to the Tibetans and redraw the border in India’s favour. […]

2307, 2021

[History] 1806 Vellore Mutiny – Forerunner of 1857 Revolt

By |July 23rd, 2021|Categories: History|

After the fall of Tipu Sultan (1799), the East India Company government restored the Mysore kingdom to the Wodeyar dynasty. It decided to pay a stipend to Tipu’s sons and intern them in two palaces, Hyder Mahal and Tipu Mahal, specially constructed for them in the Vellore Fort. Along with the family of Tipu Sultan, about 3,000 Mysoreans settled in Pettai, a habitat around the fort. For about five years [...]

2107, 2021

[Policy] India’s Arctic Policy (In-Depth

By |July 21st, 2021|Categories: Policy|

Context The Arctic region has recently assumed considerable strategic significance as it has been underlined by the policies enunciated by major powers. The interests and concerns of the Arctic states are vast and varied. India, being an observer in the Arctic Council, has legitimate interests in the region and has, of late, come out with its own Arctic policy. […]

2107, 2021

[Polity] The Juvenile Justice Bill, 2021 (In-Depth)

By |July 21st, 2021|Categories: Polity|

  Highlights of the Bill 1) The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 states that adoption of a child is final on the issuance of an adoption order by the civil court.  The Bill provides that instead of the court, the district magistrate (including additional district magistrate) will issue such adoption orders. […]

2007, 2021

What is Pegasus spyware and how does it hack phones?

By |July 20th, 2021|Categories: Science|

It is the name for perhaps the most powerful piece of spyware ever developed – certainly by a private company. Once it has wormed its way on to your phone, without you noticing, it can turn it into a 24-hour surveillance device. It can copy messages you send or receive, harvest your photos and record your calls. It might secretly film you through your phone’s camera, or activate the microphone [...]

1707, 2021

[Environment] Rooftop rainwater harvesting

By |July 17th, 2021|Categories: Environment|

India’s rapid urban growth is putting pressure on its already crumbling base of public service arrangements — especially its management of water and sanitation services, whose safe and reliable availability proved to be the first line of defence against the scourges of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It holds potential to support the country’s preparedness against the incipient challenges of changing climate.   […]

1707, 2021

[IR] G-7’s counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By |July 17th, 2021|Categories: FP & IR|

G-7 leaders finally came around with the proposed Build Back Better World (B3W) to counter China’s rising influence across 100-plus countries through Belt Road Initiative (BRI) projects. The proposal, though at a nascent stage, aims to address the infrastructure investment deficit in developing and lower income countries — the space which has been increasingly captured by China through 2,600 BRI projects with trillions of dollars of investment. […]

1707, 2021

[Ethics Series] Emotional Intelligence (Part II)

By |July 17th, 2021|Categories: Ethics|

Structure:- 1) Introduction 2) Concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI) 3) Definition of Emotional Intelligence 4) What Emotional Intelligence ‘is’ and is ‘not’ 5) Historical Development of Emotional Intelligence 6) Components of Emotional Intelligence 7) Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence: Relationship between IQ and EQ 8) Benefits of Emotional Intelligence 9) Conclusion INTRODUCTION Emotional intelligence (EI) reflects the current view in modern neuroscience wherein emotions are framed as sources of useful data [...]

1607, 2021

[Report] The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020

By |July 16th, 2021|Categories: Society|

Food insecurity has been on the rise since 2014, and the year 2000 has added equal to the last five years combined. Nearly one in three people in the world ie about 2.7 billion, did not have access to adequate food in 2020. Close to 12 per cent of the global population was severely food insecure in 2020 representing 928 million people – 148 million more than in 2019. [...]

1607, 2021

[Environment] Only 25 cities responsible for 52% of global urban GHG emissions

By |July 16th, 2021|Categories: Environment|

Just 25 cities worldwide are responsible for 52 per cent of urban greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to a recent study. Megacities in Asia such as Tokyo in Japan and Shanghai in China are among the biggest emitters. Cities in the developed world, such as those in Europe, Australia and the United States had significantly higher per capita emissions than cities in developing countries. China was included among developing countries. [...]

1607, 2021

[Polity] Ghost of Section 66A of IT Act

By |July 16th, 2021|Categories: Polity|

Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, has long been dead. It was struck down as unconstitutional six years ago by the Supreme Court, which found that it “arbitrarily, excessively and disproportionately invades the right of free speech”. And yet, this draconian piece of dead law has had an astonishing afterlife in police stations across the country, leading to the persecution of several citizens for “menacing” or “offensive” online [...]

1607, 2021

[Polity] The upcoming crisis in Indian federalism

By |July 16th, 2021|Categories: Polity|

Context ———————————————– The Indian Constitution may face an unprecedented crisis in 2026 when there will be a dramatic change in the composition of the Lok Sabha. Since 1976, seats in the Lok Sabha have reflected the 1971 census and have not taken into account changes in the population. […]

1507, 2021

[Ethics Series] Emotional Intelligence (Part I)

By |July 15th, 2021|Categories: Ethics|

Note:- Emotional Intelligence can not be understood without understanding emotion. And emotion is a psychological state. Thus, although we are discussing an ethics topic here, we will take help of psychology subject to understand it better. In Part-I, we will be dealing with What is emotion ?, which is an important  pre-cursor to understand emotional intelligence. CONCEPT OF EMOTION One of the most important and fundamental aspects of the human [...]

1507, 2021

[Polity] Population Control Laws and Right to Procreate

By |July 15th, 2021|Categories: Polity|

Context:- Recently, the government of Uttar Pradesh released a “Population Policy” in which it stated its intention to bring the gross fertility rate in the State down from the existing 2.7 to 2.1 by 2026. To achieve this, the government says it will consider the enactment of a new piece of legislation-THE UTTAR PRADESH POPULATION (CONTROL, STABILIZATION AND WELFARE) BILL, 2021 […]

1407, 2021

Essay Strategy:- Ability can take you to the top but character will keep you there.

By |July 14th, 2021|Categories: Announcements, Essays|

Hi, Hope your preparation is going well in this uncertain times of Pandemic. As promised, here is the video strategy for the essay topic noted below :- Essay Topic:- Ability can take you to the top but character will keep you there. Video Strategy :- Click Here Show us some YouTube Love:- Like, Share and Subscribe  to UPSCTREE Channel 🙂 Thank You UPSCTREE 82608 72482  

1407, 2021

Essay Strategy – Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed that is the only thing that ever has.

By |July 14th, 2021|Categories: Announcements, Essays|

Hi,   Hope your preparation is going well in this uncertain times of Pandemic.   As promised, here is the video strategy for the essay topic noted below :-   Essay Topic:- Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed that is the only thing that ever has.   Video Strategy:- Click Here  Show us some Youtube love :- Like, Share and Subscribe  https://youtu.be/TWpgppb1GJo   ---------------------------------------------------------- Thank [...]

407, 2021

Urban Local Governance in India (Case Study-Bengaluru)

By |July 4th, 2021|Categories: Polity|

Urban governance is part of the state list under the Constitution. Thus, the administrative framework and regulation of ULBs varies across states. However, experts have highlighted that ULBs across India face similar challenges. For instance, ULBs across the country lack autonomy in city management and several city-level functions are managed by parastatals (managed by and accountable to the state). […]

307, 2021

Lessons from Rajasthan’s rural power solution

By |July 3rd, 2021|Categories: Society|

Context :- Estimates suggest that India has doubled the electrified rural households, from 55% in 2010 to 96% in 2020. And despite greater electrification, power supply is often unreliable in rural areas. This, however does not account for connection to public utilities and social infrastructure such as schools, community spaces etc. […]

307, 2021

India after 1991

By |July 3rd, 2021|Categories: Economy|

India reconnected with the global economy three decades ago. The Indian economy had begun to gather pace around 1980, after at least a decade of stagnation in living standards as economic growth barely kept pace with the rise in population. The growth spurt was accompanied by tentative changes in fiscal, monetary, trade, tax, exchange rate and industrial policies in the 1980s. However, the policy reforms of that decade were within [...]

307, 2021

PREAMBLE

By |July 3rd, 2021|Categories: Polity|

Preamble to a constitution is the window to what is there inside the constitution. The Constitution of India has also got a preamble. It is mentioned in the beginning of the Constitution, before the main part, i.e., the part I. If you read the Preamble, it gives you a glimpse about the philosophy and goals of Indian Constitution. It is a resolution which people of India have passed themselves for [...]

307, 2021

The cost of China’s economic achievements

By |July 3rd, 2021|Categories: Economy|

The Communist Party of China (CPC), which observed the centenary of its founding on July 1 with a very assertive speech by Xi Jinping, has much to celebrate and the world, even a divided one, has to acknowledge its accomplishments. A country which suffered oppression by multiple colonial powers and extreme poverty and frequent famines is today a global power with modern industrial strength. It has lifted nearly 800 million [...]

307, 2021

Ambedkar’s Dhamma

By |July 3rd, 2021|Categories: Limelight|

There was a time, when politics was a vocation that drew the brightest and most idealistic in society, charged with the dream to serve the larger good. Sadly, those days are long gone. Successive generations have also begun to take, understandably but regrettably, a very dim view of religion. There are innumerable instances of religious gurus and priests being exposed for morally bankrupt behaviour. The misuse of religion for narrow [...]

107, 2021

LEAF Coalition – “Save the Tropics”

By |July 1st, 2021|Categories: Environment|

Context:-

At the recently concluded Leaders’ Summit on Climate in April 2021, Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest Finance (LEAF) Coalition, a collective of the United States, United Kingdom and Norway governments, came up with a [...]

107, 2021

THE MAKING OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION

By |July 1st, 2021|Categories: Polity|

INTRODUCTION:-

The Constitution of India was adopted on 26 November 1949, which means it was finalised by the Constituent Assembly on that day. But it became operative two months after its adoption, i.e., on 26 January 1950, which [...]

107, 2021

Can India avoid a Telecom duopoly?

By |July 1st, 2021|Categories: Economy|

Context

Sunil Mittal, the chairman of Bharti Airtel, said recently that it would be “tragic” if India’s telecom-access market was to be reduced to only two competing operators. He was probably referring to the possible exit of the [...]

107, 2021

One Nation One Ration Card

By |July 1st, 2021|Categories: Policy|

Recently, the Supreme Court did well to set a deadline of July 31 for states to implement the One Nation One Ration Card system. Considering the sheer scale of the migrant crisis that unfolded last year — foodgrains were distributed to a staggering 2.8 crore migrants under the government’s Aatma Nirbhar Bharat scheme — and the still precarious financial position of households, especially of migrant labourers working in the informal economy, [...]

107, 2021

WOMEN IN EARLY INDIA-GENDER PERSPECTIVES

By |July 1st, 2021|Categories: History|

INTRODUCTION

Since most of the early scholars, researchers and historians were men, many aspects of society did not find a place in history books. For example, child-birth, menstruation, women’s work, transgenders, households etc. did not find much mention.

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107, 2021

e-Governance and Police

By |July 1st, 2021|Categories: Society|

An efficient and well-oiled criminal justice system helps a country politically, socially and economically. The economic cost of the failed criminal justice system is reflected in the reluctance of foreign companies to set up manufacturing and commercial ventures in India for want of quick settlement of criminal, labour and civil disputes. Thus, the GDP of China that was almost equal to India in 1987 is about five times more in [...]

2506, 2021

Understanding the Bad Banks-arguments for and against

By |June 25th, 2021|Categories: Economy|

The idea of setting up a bad bank to resolve the growing problem of non-performing assets (NPAs), or loans on which borrowers have defaulted, is back on the table. With commercial banks set to witness a spike in NPAs, or bad loans, in the wake of the contraction in the economy as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das recently agreed to look at the proposal for the creation [...]

2506, 2021

World Wide Web & Tim Berners-Lee (Who Changed the Humanity forever)

By |June 25th, 2021|Categories: Science|

“Three decades ago, I created something which, with the subsequent help of a huge number of collaborators across the world, has been a powerful tool for humanity. For me, the best bit about the Web has been the spirit of collaboration. While I do not make predictions about the future, I sincerely hope its use, knowledge and potential will remain open and available to us all to continue to innovate, [...]

2406, 2021

Does India need a new assessment of Poverty – Yes. It does

By |June 24th, 2021|Categories: Economy|

The son of a corn merchant-turned sociologist, Charles Booth had little patience for Charles Dickens and others in his time, who used lyrical prose to describe the desperation of the poor in working class London. Booth was also angry, in 1885, over the claims made by F.D. Hyndman, the leader of the Social Democratic Federation, which after an enquiry into the working classes of London had concluded that a quarter [...]

2306, 2021

[Announcement] Registration Open for All India OPEN Essay Test-04

By |June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, All India OPEN Essay Test 04 Registration is Open Now and here are the Topics. Date :- 30 June 2021 Submission by :- 02 July 2021 Register here :- Click Here Topics (Write ONE Essay Choosing from the Topics Below) :- 1) Some of us see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. 2) Infodemic is more dangerous than [...]

2306, 2021

Registration Open for All India OPEN Essay Test-04

By |June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Date :- 30 June 2021 Submission by :- 02 July 2021 Register here :- Click Here Topics (Write ONE Essay Choosing from the Topics Below) :- 1) Some of us see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. 2) Infodemic is more dangerous than Pandemic. After writing, Scan it (Use Office Lens by Microsoft) and send it to essay@upsctree.com Thank you [...]

2306, 2021

[Update] All Indian Essay Test-03

By |June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, Almost all essays that were submitted to us have been reviewed and the reviews have been sent to respective candidates. Tomorrow will mark the finish of review process and those who are yet to receive the review, will get the review tomorrow. Post-Review Events:- Video Strategy will be released for the Topic of the Essay Post the Video-strategy, we will open up the Tele-counselling slot booking sessions where [...]

2206, 2021

Darwin, Sexual Selection and Dimorphism

By |June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Environment|

Charles Darwin was a careful scientist. In the middle of the 19th century, while he was collecting evidence for his theory that species evolve by natural selection, he noticed it didn’t explain the fancy tails of male peacocks, the antlers paraded by male deer, or why some the males of some species are far larger then their female counterparts. […]

2206, 2021

The path to a hydrogen economy

By |June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Environment|

Ten years since the solar revolution began in the country, prices have dropped to a historic low of Rs 1.99 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). The revolution was made possible by the coming together of many elements, mainly forward-looking policies for a conducive market to inspire the confidence of private players and streamlining of bureaucratic processes. […]

2206, 2021

India for a post-pandemic equitable recovery

By |June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Economy|

After last year’s pandemic-induced economic collapse, the global economy is on track to make a synchronized—though unequal—recovery. A little over a year after disaster first struck, human ingenuity in the form of vaccines has mitigated its impact and accelerated the economic recovery. […]

2006, 2021

[WAR- ‘WRITE-A-RANK’] ACE The MAINs with “WAR” Strategy.

By |June 20th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, There has never been such a program before which is so well-thought-out, taking the aspirants’ strengths and weaknesses into account,and integrating them into the MAINS WRITING program. The time for Generic TOP-DOWN-APPROACH is over. We took  a BOTTOM-UP-APPROACH for this program. We asked our students, asked the mentors, asked the successful candidates and asked the graduates who will be preparing now. With their input in mind and aspirant’s [...]

1806, 2021

COVID, Birthrate and the Globe

By |June 18th, 2021|Categories: Society|

Birthrates are declining globally – here’s why it matters Birthrates are falling globally. In many countries, COVID-19 has suppressed population growth by causing a decline in births, migration and life expectancy. Even before the pandemic, urbanization was driving population decline. At the end of May, the Chinese Government announced that parents in China would now be permitted to have up to three children. This announcement came only five years after [...]

1606, 2021

[Update] All India Free OPEN Essay Test -03 – Submission Closed

By |June 16th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

 Dear All,  We have received quite a lot of Essay submissions for the All India Free OPEN Essay Test-03 and submission is closed as of now. Review process has already begun.  Everyone who has submitted the Essay will receive their review in 3-4 days time. Tele-Counselling and Strategy for the Essay will be given after the end of review   process.  Thank You  UPSTCREE  82608 72482

1406, 2021

[#Must Read] SDG Index 2021 and the Performance of India States – Part I

By |June 14th, 2021|Categories: Society|

Note:- The datasets and figures can be helpful in your GS answers, Essay and Optional Papers. Use it wisely. This is a two part series. This is Part I and covers 9 out of 17 goals of SDG. Rest will be published in Part II. The composite score of SDG Index ranges from 0 to 100 and denotes the overall achievement of the State/UT in achieving the targets under the [...]

1106, 2021

Sedition in India – A relic revived again and again

By |June 11th, 2021|Categories: Polity|

Gandhi and Maulana Azad – Both were tried for Sedition. Tilak too was tried for sedition First introduced in 1870, the primary objective of the sedition law was to deal with “increasing Wahabi activities” in India during those times as they posed a challenge to the British colonial government. […]

1106, 2021

Students Communique:-Essay Strategy-Blue Economy and India

By |June 11th, 2021|Categories: Announcements, Essays|

Dear Students, Strategy for Blue Economy and India has gone live. A lot of perspectives, data and logical flow to the essay has been added. Use it wisely to your advantage. Here is the strategy :- Click Here Note :- Students should login with their credentials given to them and then check the strategy. https://iastree.in/essay-strategy-topic-wise-approach-examples-and-reference-material/ Thank you UPSCTREE 82608 72482

1106, 2021

All India Free OPEN Essay Test -03-Don’t Miss This Opportunity – Open To All !!!

By |June 11th, 2021|Categories: Announcements, Essays|

Dear All, WAR - Write A Rank ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST-03 will be conducted on 13-June-2021, where we will provide in-depth reviews, tele-counselling after review and Video Strategy of the topics provided. Registration link :- Click Here Download the Booklet :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan your answer sheet and [...]

906, 2021

[Polity]The History of Sedition Laws in India

By |June 9th, 2021|Categories: Polity|

THE law of sedition has always been one of the most contentious topics of constitutional law jurisprudence in India, with views ranging from calls for the complete abolition of the provision from our statute books to those advocating for retaining the sedition clause in its entirety with a more vigorous implementation. While many others have called for retaining the provision but keeping its implementation within defined legal limits, to strike [...]

706, 2021

Intellectual Property and India-A Complete Coverage

By |June 7th, 2021|Categories: Economy|

What is Intellectual Property:- The concept of intellectual property (IP) will be understood better if we understand what is meant by the term property. To a lay person property means some material object belonging to a particular person. The concept of ownership is critical to the concept of property. […]

1705, 2021

[Polity] Internet and the National Sovereignty

By |May 17th, 2021|Categories: Polity|

The concept of sovereignty is widely believed to have originated at the end of Europe’s Thirty Years War, with the Treaty of Westphalia, in which, for the first time, the absolute authority of a nation-state over its territory was recognized. […]

1505, 2021

[Society] India’s Digital Divide and Vaccination

By |May 15th, 2021|Categories: Society|

India is currently in the throes of a catastrophic second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has exposed the severe lack of our health infrastructure. Since March 2021, we have seen the situation spiral out of control to the extent that people are now left with no choice but to crowdsource life-saving drugs, oxygen cylinders and hospital beds on the internet. […]

1505, 2021

[Society] Gender Gap Report 2021

By |May 15th, 2021|Categories: Society|

On March 31, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its annual Gender Gap Report 2021. The Global Gender Gap report is an annual report released by the WEF. The gender gap is the difference between women [...]

1505, 2021

[Society] India and Gender Gap Report

By |May 15th, 2021|Categories: Society|

2021 WEF Global Gender Gap report, which confirmed its 2016 finding of a decline in worldwide progress towards gender parity.

Over 2.8 billion women are legally restricted from having the same choice of jobs as [...]

3004, 2021

[Polity] In defence of bureaucracy.

By |April 30th, 2021|Categories: Polity|

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, replying to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s address to the Lok Sabha, made a strong case for the privatisation of PSUs and said: “If one becomes an IAS officer will he also run a fertiliser factory… Will he run a chemical factory too… Will he fly aeroplanes? What are we going to achieve by placing the country in the hands of [...]

2904, 2021

[Science] The infinite possibilities of gene editing

By |April 29th, 2021|Categories: Science|

CRISPR’s ability to alter genome sequences holds immense promise for medicine and other fields The industrial revolution was all about using atoms for human advancement, and the internet revolution was about the magic of bytes, but the next one will be about what we do with genes […]

2704, 2021

[Economy] Green hydrogen and India’s transition to clean energy

By |April 27th, 2021|Categories: Economy|

Energy is a master resource which has the ability to catapult or cripple a growing economy. The rising threat of climate change has transitioned from climate-science conferences to billions being spent on disaster relief expenses. Global markets are increasingly demanding carbon-free products. Realizing the impending threat to their economies, several countries have announced net-zero targets. The top two energy consumers and emitters, the US and China, recently released a joint [...]

2704, 2021

[Economy] Realistic growth outlook for India amid uncertainty

By |April 27th, 2021|Categories: Economy|

We are in the midst of an unprecedented and atypical global adverse shock. While all attention must focus right now on overcoming the health crisis, we must take stock of our economic prospects this decade. This article is not about India’s underlying unconstrained potential. It is about how much of it may be realistically fulfilled over the 2020s. […]

2304, 2021

[Society] India’s disastrous second wave

By |April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Society|

APRIL 14TH was a big day in India. Hindus and Sikhs gathered to mark the new year. Many Muslims celebrated the first day of Ramadan at late-night feasts with friends and family. In Haridwar, a temple town that this year hosts the Kumbh Mela, an intermittent Hindu festival that is the world’s biggest religious gathering, between 1m and 3m people shoved and jostled to take a ritual dip in the Ganges. [...]

2104, 2021

[Society] Saving the middle class is critical for India’s economy and its democracy.

By |April 21st, 2021|Categories: Society|

  There are two main reasons why the novel Coronavirushas been such a disaster for the world economy: One, that it infects everyone — regardless of their economic status, and two, because it essentially spreads just the way economic growth does — via human interaction. In other words, controlling the virus’ spread and limiting the damage on the health side necessarily, by definition, results in incurring economic losses. […]

1604, 2021

[Geography] Ken-Betwa Link Project – Is it Needed?

By |April 16th, 2021|Categories: Geography|

Context :- On the occasion of World Water Day on March 22, a memorandum of agreement was signed between Union Minister of Jal Shakti and the chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to implement the Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP) on Monday. Since the 1980s, when it was planned, the Ken-Betwa river linking project has had two words attached to it – “pending” and “devastating”. […]

1404, 2021

[Society] Combating malnutrition.

By |April 14th, 2021|Categories: Society|

India faces a huge burden of malnutrition rooted in its social, economic, and cultural asymmetries and challenges. According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4 conducted in 2014-15, for children under five years of age, 38.4 per cent were stunted (height-for-age), 21 per cent were wasted (weight-for-height), 7.5 per cent were severely wasted (weight-for-height), 35.8 per cent were underweight (weight-for-age) and 58.6 per cent were anaemic. […]

1304, 2021

[Polity] Vikash Kumar vs UPSC – Disability is not Inability.

By |April 13th, 2021|Categories: Polity|

The Supreme Court judgment in Vikash Kumar v. UPSC (“Vikash Kumar”) holding that an individual suffering from dysgraphia or writer’s cramp is entitled to a scribe in the Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a significant step towards affirming the position of persons with disabilities as rights bearers. […]

1204, 2021

[Society] Addressing causes behind child marriage

By |April 12th, 2021|Categories: Society|

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) paints even a more dismal picture of the future of girls in their childhood worldwide. Roughly, 10 million additional child marriages may occur in the next 10 years because of the adverse impact of Covid-19. […]

1004, 2021

[Economy] Covid and Poverty

By |April 10th, 2021|Categories: Economy|

As the world continues to be ravaged by the covid pandemic, more than a year on, it is becoming increasingly evident that the greatest burden has fallen on the global poor. […]

904, 2021

[Society] India’s gender deficit

By |April 9th, 2021|Categories: Society|

Gender discrimination pervades India’s socio-economic pyramid. At its upper reaches, we encounter anecdotes of single women entrepreneurs finding it difficult to get bank loans. According to the report, India has closed 62.5 per cent of its gender gap till date. The country had ranked 140th among countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2021 […]

704, 2021

[Hot Line with Mentors] Interaction/Doubt Clarification call with Mentors.

By |April 7th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

"A Leap Of Faith" Civil Service preparation is grueling, tire-some and exhausting. Often at times, aspirants feel lost in the sea of preparation, or at times self-doubt themselves and their capabilities to clear the exam. It takes a toll at different aspect of an aspirant's life. Often, at times, all an aspirant needs is someone to hear them out, clear their doubts and help them anchor their boat in the [...]

704, 2021

[Policy] National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021

By |April 7th, 2021|Categories: Polity|

It is binding on a welfare state to take care of every single citizen. Securing the wellbeing of every one, particularly those unable to help themselves, irrespective of whether they constitute a critical mass or not, is important. The recent notification of the National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021 after various interventions, including the court, is pegged on this principle of inclusion. […]

704, 2021

[Society] India can lead the way in improving the health of tribals

By |April 7th, 2021|Categories: Society|

Communities cannot thrive without good health, but sadly, good health can be elusive for communities on the margins of society. Even before covid, tribal and indigenous people all over the world have routinely experienced lower life expectancies, poor maternal and child health, and higher rates of both infectious and non-communicable diseases. […]

604, 2021

Essay Test Series – 2021

By |April 6th, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2021. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

604, 2021

[Science] NFT – Non-fungible token and Digital Art – Explained.

By |April 6th, 2021|Categories: Science|

NFT stands for ‘Non-fungible token’ and is a tradeable, digital ownership certificate representing the ownership of a unique asset. Blockchain (which collects information together in groups or ‘blocks’) means that virtual art can become collectible. However, most NFT art is stored in blockchain of the Ethereum cryptocurrency, which has a heavy carbon footprint. How much would you pay to own a piece of art that doesn’t exist in the real [...]

104, 2021

[IR] IRAN deal and the IAEA

By |April 1st, 2021|Categories: FP & IR|

Even as the chicken-and-egg game is being played between the U.S. and Iran on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as to whether Iranian compliance comes first or the lifting of sanctions by the U.S., the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is back on the stage to rescue the JCPOA. […]

3103, 2021

[Society] Mental Health and Economic Recovery

By |March 31st, 2021|Categories: Society|

Most armies of the world follow a version of the British Defence Doctrine that lays down Ten Principles of War, the first of which is “Selection and Maintenance of Aim”. If the national aim is to achieve quick economic recovery, then we need to remember that the second of the Ten Principles is “Maintenance of Morale”, without which no war, including the one against Covid, can be won. [...]

2803, 2021

[ESSAY TEST 03] ESSAY TEST 03 has gone live.

By |March 28th, 2021|Categories: Essays|

  ESSAY TEST 03 has gone live. Here are the topics:- The Future is Asian. Human Capital is the true measure of real progress. E-Commerce – Colonization of retail stores or globalization of local commodity? Artificial Intelligence and its utility.   Write the essays and upload it in the student portal or send it to essay@upsctree.com   Strategies are already uploaded for couple of these essays, so you can read [...]

2803, 2021

[Limelight] – Book Review – Full Spectrum: India’s Wars, 1972-2020

By |March 28th, 2021|Categories: Limelight|

This Sunday, For all the aspirants out there, we are publishing this book review and it can give you a wholesome perspective on the India’s security issues, the wars India fought,  what we did right and where we went wrong. This a good book and especially an Insider’s account of India’s wars. Buy and read this this book only if you have the time and it is 400+ pages, so [...]

2803, 2021

[Agriculture] Food Waste Index, 2021.

By |March 28th, 2021|Categories: Agriculture|

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) wanted to find out per capita food waste generated after the food reached retail stores, restaurants and canteens and homes. They scoured research studies and data to estimate the amount wasted. […]

2703, 2021

[Environment] “State of India’s Birds 2020” report

By |March 27th, 2021|Categories: Environment|

A comprehensive report on the distribution range, abundance trends and conservation status of birds in India indicates a worrying decline in the populations of 79 per cent of the species. “The State of India’s Birds 2020” report, which was released at the 13th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, provides worrying data about the status of birdlife in the country. […]

2603, 2021

[Environment] Deepor Beel on the brink

By |March 26th, 2021|Categories: Environment|

Deepor Beel, a Ramsar site near Guwahati in Assam, known for its fish and bird diversity and rich aquatic vegetation that attracts wild elephants, faces conservation threats from garbage dumping, quarrying, and the construction of a railway line, besides a smart city project. […]

2503, 2021

[Society] Women of history who shaped the world.

By |March 25th, 2021|Categories: Society|

For Women’s History Month, it is important to highlight the contributions of women across society. It is also important to remember women throughout history and understand that while many history texts would have us remember them simply as wives and mothers, women of the past were rulers, warriors and cultural leaders who shaped the world in indelible ways. Many of us are familiar with the likes of Elizabeth I and [...]

2403, 2021

[Ethics Series] Ethics in Public Administration – Part IV

By |March 24th, 2021|Categories: Ethics|

TOWARDS NEW DIMENSIONS OF ETHICS Fostering “sunshine” in public administration is one of the finest methods of ensuring higher standards of administrative ethics. Openness is the enemy of corruption. Almost all countries of the world have Freedom of Information or Right to Information Acts. In the U.S., at the federal level, freedom of information and open hearing provisions are an integral part of the Administrative Procedure Act. In India, the [...]

2303, 2021

[Ethics Series] Ethics in Public Administration – Part III

By |March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Ethics|

ISSUE OF ETHICS: FOCI AND CONCERNS It is a truism that the crux of administrative morality is ethical decision-making. The questions of facts and values cannot be separated from ethical decision-making. Thus, the science of administration gets integrated with the ethics of administration. And in this integrated regime, only that empirical concern is valued, which respects the normative concerns in the delivery of administrative services. […]

2303, 2021

[Registration Open] Essay Test Series-2021 (Intellect.Redefined)

By |March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2021. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

2203, 2021

[Ethics Series] Ethics in Public Administration – Part II

By |March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Ethics|

CONTEXT OF ETHICS AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Ethics, whether in an entire society, or in a social sub-system, evolves over a long period of time and is influenced, during its nurturance and growth, by a variety of environmental factors. Administrative ethics is no different. It is the product of several contextual structures and it never ceases to grow and change. Let us now look at some of these [...]

2103, 2021

[Ethics Series] Ethics in Public Administration – Part I

By |March 21st, 2021|Categories: Ethics|

INTRODUCTION:- ‘Ethics’ is a difficult term to define. The meaning, nature and scope of ethics have expanded in the course of time. ‘Ethics’ is integral to public administration. In public administration, ethics focuses on how the public administrator should question and reflect in order to be able to act responsibly. We cannot simply bifurcate the two by saying that ethics deals with morals and values, while public administration is about [...]

2103, 2021

[Polity] Debate around Places of Worship Act.

By |March 21st, 2021|Categories: Polity|

The story so far: Earlier this month, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to respond to a petition that challenges the constitutional validity of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991. The law was enacted to freeze the status of all places of worship in the country as on August 15, 1947. […]

2103, 2021

[#Must Read] [Society] Social media and democracy.

By |March 21st, 2021|Categories: Society|

WE live in a dark phase filled with adversity. As dark and unpredictable as it gets. At this moment in the world, whatever flows, ruptures. Be it the flow (spread) of coronavirus, the flow of migration, the flow of money or the egregious flow of dis/information. […]

2003, 2021

[History]-Relevance of Ambedkar.

By |March 20th, 2021|Categories: History|

He was born Bhimrao on April 14, 1891, at Mhow in Central India in an austere and religious Mahar family with a military service background and considerable respect for education. In school (Satara and Bombay), college (Bombay), service under the Maharaja of Baroda (briefly in 1913 and again between July and November 1917) and study abroad (Columbia University, the London School of Economics, Gray’s Inn, the University of Bonn), he [...]

1903, 2021

[IR] Brahmos and Manila Deal

By |March 19th, 2021|Categories: FP & IR|

Earlier this month, India and the Philippines signed the “Implementing Arrangement” for “procurement of defense material and equipment procurement”. This agreement lays the groundwork for sales of defence systems such as the highly anticipated export of the BrahMos cruise missile, through the government-to-government route. […]

1803, 2021

[Science] Einstein’s century

By |March 18th, 2021|Categories: Science|

In the spring of 1905, a young man began the journey from obscurity to scientific stardom. Within a decade, he would be hailed as a genius who towered over his contemporaries, even in an era that had no dearth of brilliant minds in science. […]

1803, 2021

[History] Russian revolution and Bhagat Singh.

By |March 18th, 2021|Categories: History|

Syllabus Connect :-  General Studies -Paper I (The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country) Mains Connect:-   Discuss the influence of Russian revolution and its impact on shaping Indian national movement through Bhagat Singh. BHAGAT SINGH and his comrades – like all other progressive groups and individuals of the time – cannot be understood without reference to the historic impact of the [...]

1703, 2021

[Announcement] Essay Test Series 2021.

By |March 17th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Dear Students, The Essay Test series for 2021 has already begun and We have conducted a Scholarship test as well. All the submitted essays are evaluated already and tele-counselling is complete. Coupon Codes has already been sent to students depending upon their score in scholarship test. Two Essay Tests are already live and here are the topics of those essay tests. Those who have joined late, can access these tests [...]

1603, 2021

[Economy] Public spending for private revival

By |March 16th, 2021|Categories: Economy|

A chapter in the October 2020 edition of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) biannual publication, Fiscal Monitor, argues that as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to support the recovery as COVID-19 induced lockdowns are relaxed and the world moves to a post-pandemic phase, enhancing public expenditure is crucial. So, governments, the IMF argues, must bother less about increasing their levels of indebtedness and choose to spend instead. […]

1503, 2021

[Society] The Tech evolution and Padarox Within.

By |March 15th, 2021|Categories: Society|

There exists a stark difference between the rates of the biological and socio-cultural evolution of humans. Scientists believe that we are still evolving and adapting, but not any serious breakthrough has occurred for a long time. On the other hand, our socio-cultural evolution has gone faster over time. […]

1403, 2021

Ethics Series-MAN and the STATE -Part V

By |March 14th, 2021|Categories: Ethics|

The Views of Mill and Spencer:- This dream of social reform and the building of a more ideal society was basic to the thinking of JOHN STUART MILL also. He believed that the phenomena of social living conformed to fixed laws just as other phenomena do. However, he recognized that the factors involved in society are so numerous and are changing so constantly that prediction is impossible. […]

1403, 2021

[ESSAY TEST 02] ESSAY TEST 02 has gone live.

By |March 14th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

  ESSAY TEST 02 has gone live. Here are the topics:- Evil is knowing better doing worse. What good of democracy if we can’t feed them all, cloth them all and shelter them all. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. If Agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will go right in the country.   Write the essays and upload it in the student portal or send it to essay@upsctree.com   Strategies are [...]

1403, 2021

Economy – From SUNSET to SUNRISE Areas of Growth (Post Pandemic Recovery)

By |March 14th, 2021|Categories: Economy|

Written by:- Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog Syllabus Connect :-  General Studies -Paper II (Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment) Mains Connect:-   Discuss the sunrise sectors of Indian economy in a post pandemic world. The COVID-19 pandemic has been extensively disruptive in terms of economic activity and loss of human lives across the globe. At the same time, this crisis has presented [...]

1303, 2021

[Science] ISRO and NewSpace.

By |March 13th, 2021|Categories: Science|

With the launch of Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite last week from Sriharikota, a new chapter has begun in India’s space history. The satellite, a 637-kilogram entity, was the first dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited, a two-year-old commercial arm of the Department of Space. […]

1303, 2021

IR-India’s options in the Myanmar muddle.

By |March 13th, 2021|Categories: FP & IR|

NEW DELHI : In October last year, India’s foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane teamed up for a visit to a crucial neighbour—Myanmar—that raised eyebrows due to its rarity. The uncommonness of the visit underlined the state of politics in Myanmar—where the military and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), co-existed in an uneasy space till the military retook power on 1 February. [...]

1203, 2021

Society-Fighting hunger and malnutrition.

By |March 12th, 2021|Categories: Society|

Syllabus Connect :-  General Studies -Paper II (Issues relating to poverty and hunger) Mains Connect:-   Discuss the status of hunger and malnutrition post-COVID 19 in India and the suggest measures to improve it. Much attention paid to the pandemic’s harm may have been focused on economic growth, but a far more serious challenge that India is likely to face relates to hunger and malnutrition. While concrete nationally-representative data is unlikely [...]

1203, 2021

Economy-Speeding up financial inclusion of women.

By |March 12th, 2021|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , , |

Syllabus Connect :-  General Studies -Paper II (Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment) Mains Connect:-   Discuss the status of financial inclusion of Indian Women and the suggest measures to improve it in light of Denarau Action Plan.   Over the past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown existing inequalities into sharp focus. While the nation’s attention has been drawn to the plight [...]

1203, 2021

Economy – Is flexible inflation targeting still fit for the purpose ?

By |March 12th, 2021|Categories: Economy|

Is ‘flexible inflation targeting’ (FIT) ripe for a coup d’état that topples its almost three-decade grip on the ruling dispensations of central banks the world over? Pioneered by New Zealand as early as 1990, and soon emulated by Canada and the United Kingdom, FIT is now the de jure, or de facto, monetary policy of most major advanced and emerging market central banks, including the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). [...]

1203, 2021

Economy- Attention Economy and MASS.

By |March 12th, 2021|Categories: Economy|

Have you ever wondered why cricket matches are getting shorter – from test matches to one-day matches to T20 and now T10? There are two possible reasons – either people can’t stand so much cricket, or it’s not cricket’s fault. Perhaps, people can’t stand anything for that long. […]

1003, 2021

Society-India’s women manual scavengers.

By |March 10th, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Society|

In India, even today, many women continue to be engaged in one of the most inhuman and undignified forms of manual scavenging, which involves cleaning of insanitary dry latrines with bare hands, carrying the basket or bucket containing the human faeces on their head, and disposing of it, on a daily basis, despite the practice being forbidden by law. […]

1003, 2021

Ethics Series-MAN and the STATE -Part IV

By |March 10th, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Ethics|

The Views of Spinoza, Locke, and Adam Smith :- The belief that the state is in some way a result of a social contract among men is also seen in the teachings of SPINOZA. In the natural state, he held, might makes right, and man has the right to do anything which he is able to do. He may destroy others to gain his ends, cheat, lie, or engage in [...]

803, 2021

Science-The Virus Story.

By |March 8th, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Science|

Life on earth has always been about species struggling to secure their odds of survival. A little known story, though, is the complex role that viruses have played in our evolution. Today, these microscopic bugs are among our biggest threats, especially the zoonotic kind like the novel coronavirus. We must constantly adapt to stay a step ahead of them. […]

703, 2021

Essay Strategy-Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication.

By |March 7th, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, We have conducted ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP TEST till 28 FEB 2021 and have received an exceptional feedback and write-ups. Many of you would have received your reviewed essays already, post-which tele-counselling will follow. We gave two topics :- If Agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will go right in the country. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. We have launched our Telegram Channel today - Join to Stay Connected. The strategies [...]

703, 2021

Society-Women’s Higher Education Is Key To India Becoming a $10 Trillion Economy.

By |March 7th, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Society|

[ Must Read ] A silent revolution over the last decade has had significant implications on fertility rates and the economy. As more women are turning towards higher education and correspondingly better employment opportunities, they are delaying childbirth and having fewer children. With Indian women pursuing higher education in larger numbers, they must be empowered to contribute to the nation’s growth.   […]

703, 2021

Ethics Series-MAN and the STATE -Part III

By |March 7th, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Ethics|

The State as Viewed by the Forerunners of the Renaissance:- It was at this time that man began to assert his own freedom and to challenge the power of rulers who held key positions in the state. The democratic spirit was afoot in the land, and absolute rule was being effectively beaten in many places. […]

603, 2021

Ethics Series-MAN and the STATE-Part II

By |March 6th, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Ethics|

The State According to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle:- SOCRATES first asked the important questions involved in the problem. Xenophon, in his Memorabilia, recounts that Socrates never tired of asking of everyone he met, “What is a state? What is a statesman? What is a ruler over men? What is a ruling character?” […]

503, 2021

Ethics Series-MAN and the STATE -Part I

By |March 5th, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Ethics|

Is society made for man or is man made for society? Is the state a divine creation which man must not question, or is it a result of a “social contract” among men and subject to change when it no longer serves men? How do the rulers get their authority? Is revolution justifiable? Is totalitarianism or democracy correct? […]

503, 2021

Join-Essay Test Series-2021 (Intellect.Redefined)

By |March 5th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2021. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

503, 2021

History-Tawang and Major Khating.

By |March 5th, 2021|Categories: History|

Recently, Chief Minister of Arunanchal laid the foundation stone for a memorial to be built in the remembrance of Major Bob Khathing. He was an Indian Army officer who played a great role in establishing Indian sovereignty in the then North Eastern Frontier Agency (NEFA), now Arunachal Pradesh. It was 70 years ago that Major Khathing saved Tawang for India. […]

503, 2021

New Mapping Policy Guideline-Giant Leap Forward for India.

By |March 5th, 2021|Categories: Geography|

Department of Science and Technology (DST) issued a new set of guidelines under the National Map Policy 2005. For the first time, the government has made it clear that ordinary citizens can create, collect, publish, and keep maps (both physical and digital) without asking the government for permission or getting security approvals. This is a welcome step that should have been taken decades ago. […]

303, 2021

Ethics Series-WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT IS EVIL? (Part-4)

By |March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Ethics|

This Part 4 of the Ethics Series  – What is Good and What is evil? Part I can be read from here – Click Here Part II can be read from here – Click Here Part III can be read from here – Click Here Note :- Not all names of philosophers to be remembered or used. The idea is to show the under current of thought and processes that shaped [...]

203, 2021

Ethics Series-WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT IS EVIL? (Part-3)

By |March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Ethics|

This Part 3 of the Ethics Series  – What is Good and What is evil? Part I can be read from here – Click Here Part II can be read from here – Click Here Note :- Not all names of philosophers to be remembered or used. The idea is to show the under current of thought and processes that shaped the idea of good and evil. So, a word of [...]

103, 2021

Ethics Series-WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT IS EVIL? (Part-2)

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Ethics|

This Part 2 of the Ethics Series  – What is Good and What is evil? Part I can be read from here – Click Here Note :- Not all names of philosophers to be remembered or used. The idea is to show the under current of thought and processes that shaped the idea of good and evil. So, a word of caution, don’t be over-whelmed by the reference to various [...]

2802, 2021

Join-Essay Test Series-2021 (Intellect.Redefined)

By |February 28th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2021. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

2802, 2021

Join-Essay Test Series-2021 (Intellect.Redefined)

By |February 28th, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2021. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

2702, 2021

Ethics Series – WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT IS EVIL?

By |February 27th, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Ethics|

The topics of this article is exceptionally Simple, yet most of the time, the Simplest Questions are actually the most complex and elusive ones. For example, What is happiness ?,  is a simple question but it’s answer is as complex as it can ever get.   WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT IS EVIL?  – This question has had different meaning at different times and at different places. For example, what [...]

2702, 2021

Join-Essay Test Series-2021 (Intellect.Redefined)

By |February 27th, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2021. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

2702, 2021

Economy-Will cryptocurrencies survive ?

By |February 27th, 2021|Categories: Economy|

It is not only India, governments across the world have started banning them. The cryptoprophets expected this, but they underestimated the power of the state. That the state is an actualization of an ethical idea might be a lie, but a successful myth. And old successful lies are hard to dislodge. […]

2702, 2021

Polity-Federalism and India’s human capital.

By |February 27th, 2021|Categories: Polity|

Investing in human capital through interventions in nutrition, health, and education is critical for sustainable growth. But India’s human capital indicators remain low. In the World Bank’s Human Capital Index, the country ranked 116th. […]

2602, 2021

Update-Essay Scholarship Test 2021

By |February 26th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, We have received many request mails to extend the submission of essay copy date. To honor students request, we are extending the submission timeline to - 28 Feb 2021 evening. For those who have already submitted, review has already begun and tele-counselling times will be communicated on 27th Feb 2021.   Topics for Essay Scholarship Test 2021 If Agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will go right in the [...]

2602, 2021

Join-Essay Test Series-2021 (Intellect.Redefined)

By |February 26th, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2021. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

2602, 2021

Agriculture in India – A Comprehensive Analysis.

By |February 26th, 2021|Categories: Agriculture|

It took us substantial amount of time to come with this piece of writing. But it is all rewarding at the end. The fact that students can almost answer any questions related to agriculture (fully/partially) from this article is worth our sweat. What we require from you is patience to read this piece of writing, because at the end it will be worth it. […]

2602, 2021

Topics for Essay Scholarship Test-2021.

By |February 26th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Topics for Essay Scholarship Test 2021 If Agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will go right in the country. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. We have launched our Telegram Channel today - Join to Stay Connected. Details of the Test:- We have launched the test series and details can be accessed from the student portal:- (IASTREE). In line with that, we are launching a SCHOLARSHIP test and the details are as follow: [...]

2502, 2021

Join-Essay Test Series-2021 (Intellect.Redefined)

By |February 25th, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2021. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

2502, 2021

Economy-History of Indian Protectionism.

By |February 25th, 2021|Categories: Economy, History|

The Indian Fiscal Commission began its work in November 1921, and submitted its report the following year. Its chairman was Ibrahim Rahimtoolah, while John Maynard Keynes was vice- president. Keynes could not come over to India to make any meaningful contribution. […]

2502, 2021

Join-Essay Test Series-2021 (Intellect.Redefined)

By |February 25th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2021. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

2502, 2021

Topics for Essay Scholarship Test-2021.

By |February 25th, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Topics for Essay Scholarship Test 2021 If Agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will go right in the country. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. We have launched our Telegram Channel today - Join to Stay Connected. Details of the Test:- We have launched the test series and details can be accessed from the student portal:- (IASTREE). In line with that, we are launching a SCHOLARSHIP test and the details are as follow: [...]

2402, 2021

Topics for Essay Scholarship Test-2021.

By |February 24th, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Topics for Essay Scholarship Test 2021 If Agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will go right in the country. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. We have launched our Telegram Channel today - Join to Stay Connected. Details of the Test:- We have launched the test series and details can be accessed from the student portal:- (IASTREE). In line with that, we are launching a SCHOLARSHIP test and the details are [...]

2402, 2021

Join-Essay Test Series-2021 (Intellect.Redefined)

By |February 24th, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2021. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

2402, 2021

Topics for Essay Scholarship Test-2021.

By |February 24th, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Topics for Essay Scholarship Test 2021 If Agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will go right in the country. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. We have launched our Telegram Channel today - Join to Stay Connected. Details of the Test:- We have launched the test series and details can be accessed from the student portal:- (IASTREE). In line with that, we are launching a SCHOLARSHIP test and the details are as follow: [...]

2402, 2021

Topics for Essay Scholarship Test-2021.

By |February 24th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Topics for Essay Scholarship Test 2021 If Agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will go right in the country. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. We have launched our Telegram Channel today - Join to Stay Connected. Details of the Test:- We have launched the test series and details can be accessed from the student portal:- (IASTREE). In line with that, we are launching a SCHOLARSHIP test and the details are as follow: [...]

2402, 2021

Essay Scholarship Test 2021.

By |February 24th, 2021|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, We have launched the test series and details can be accessed from the student portal:- (IASTREE). In line with that, we are launching a SCHOLARSHIP test and the details are as follow: - The Scholarship test will be held on (24-Feb-2021) Submission will be accepted till 26-Feb-2021 Two Essay topics will be given. Register Here for Scholarship Test - Click Here Students have to write on one topic, scan [...]

2302, 2021

Essay Scholarship Test 2021.

By |February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, We have launched the test series and details can be accessed from the student portal:- (IASTREE). In line with that, we are launching a SCHOLARSHIP test and the details are as follow: - The Scholarship test will be held tomorrow (24-Feb-2021) Submission will be accepted till 26-Feb-2021 Two Essay topics will be given. Register Here for Scholarship Test - Click Here Students have to write on one topic, scan [...]

2302, 2021

Join-Essay Test Series-2021 (Intellect.Redefined)

By |February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2021. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

2302, 2021

Essay Test Series-2021 (Intellect.Redefined)

By |February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2021. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

2302, 2021

Join-Essay Test Series-2021 (Intellect.Redefined)

By |February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2021. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

1202, 2021

Society-When to Marry: Raising the minimum age of marriage.

By |February 12th, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Society|

Context:- Indian society’s preoccupation with marriage has gripped its government of late. On Independence Day, Prime Minister announced that his government was contemplating raising the minimum age of marriage for girls from 18 to 21 years. Currently, it is 18 for girls and 21 for boys. In order to circumvent the issue of malnutrition among girls, the government has hit upon the solution of raising their age of marriage. In [...]

2201, 2021

Society-Women, COVID, Economy !!!

By |January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Economy, Editorials, Society|

In 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic, female labour force participation in India and South Asia was 20.5% and 23.5%, respectively (ILO estimates, World Bank database). Comparable estimates for males were 76% and 77%, respectively. The Middle East and North Africa are the only regions with lower female participation than South Asia. […]

2201, 2021

Economy – Top Ten Expectations of the Budget !!!

By |January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Economy, Editorials|

With less than two weeks to go for the Union budget, expectations about Big Bang announcements have risen. Not least because Finance Minister has herself talked about wanting to see a “post-pandemic budget never seen before in a hundred years.” It is not clear what she actually meant by that, but it has given rise to hopes for another 1991 kind of breakthrough budget-cum-liberalisation package from the government. Here are [...]

2201, 2021

Culture- Types of Temples in India !!!

By |January 22nd, 2021|Categories: History, Society|

A temple is just another building. It has all the structural elements of a building — floor, walls, pillars, windows, sunshades, roof. But in different forms, shapes and functions; and an aesthetic that evolved over centuries. […]

2201, 2021

Essay Strategy-Life is long journey between human being and being humane !(UPSC Mains 2020)

By |January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Analysis, Announcements, Essays|

Essay Strategy - Life is long journey between human being and being humane- - UPSC Mains 2020 A MUST READ UPSCTREE Essay Test Series for 2021 - To be Launched Soon- Interested To Know More and Get Coupon Code - Register For Free If you look at this years essay paper, one wonders - Why has UPSC gone so philosophical over the years as far as essay is concerned [...]

2001, 2021

Science- AI the Future Enabler for Mining

By |January 20th, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Science|

India is home to abundant natural mineral resource and is one of the top ten producers of several minerals (Fig. 1).  With a contribution of 1.53 per cent of gross domestic product in 2017-18, mining is an important sector for the Indian economy. […]

2001, 2021

Environment – ASAN | Uttarakhand’s First Ramsar Site !!!

By |January 20th, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Environment|

The state of Uttarakhand has got its first Ramsar Site—a wetland of international importance. The Asan Conservation Reserve, located on the banks of River Yamuna in Garhwal region in Dehradun district, was designated as the Ramsar Site. The nearest town or population centre of this Conservation Reserve about 8 kms away, at Herbertpur. It falls under the Indo-Gangetic monsoon forest wetlands category, based on the categorisation by Hussain and Dey [...]

1001, 2021

UPSC Mains 2020-General Studies-III (Question Paper)

By |January 10th, 2021|Categories: Analysis, Mains Question Paper|Tags: , , , |

Explain Intra-generational and Inter-generational equity from the perspective of inclusive growth and sustainable development. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Define potential GDP and explain its determinants. What are the factors that have been inhibiting India from realizing its potential GDP? (Answer in 150 words) 10 […]

1001, 2021

UPSC Mains 2020-General Studies-2 (Question Paper)

By |January 10th, 2021|Categories: Analysis, Mains Question Paper|Tags: , , , , |

“There is a need for simplification of procedure for disqualification of persons found guilty of corrupt practices under the Representation of peoples Act” Comment (Answer in 150 words) “Recent amendments to the Right to information Act will have profound impact on the autonomy and independence of the Information Commission”. Discuss (Answer in 150 words) […]

1001, 2021

UPSC Mains 2020-Essay Question Paper !!!

By |January 10th, 2021|Categories: Analysis, Mains Question Paper|

UPSC Mains 2020-Essay Question Paper Section A Life is long journey between human being and being humane Mindful manifesto is the catalyst to a tranquil sself Ships do not sink because of water around them ,  ships sink because of water that gets into them Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication   Section B Culture is what we are, civilization is what we have There can be no social justice without [...]

901, 2021

Society-Story of 114 Odisha villages becoming child-marriage free !!!

By |January 9th, 2021|Categories: Society|

A total 114 villages in Odisha have been declared child-marriage free as of January 7 2020 and many more are in line. But this story of change began in a village named Rugudipali in west Odisha's Subarnapur district with support from the courageous Gitanjali Rana, an anganwadi worker in the area. Action Aid, a non-profit that works on child and women’s rights, has been spearheading the campaign against child marriage [...]

901, 2021

S&T- Crisis and Innovation -Part II

By |January 9th, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Science|

Innovation and crisis: The six factors that spark radical innovation in turbulent times A crisis forces people to see the world in a different way because it ruptures the assumptions on which everyday life proceeds and so creates a doorway into a different kind of world, one in which people can improvise solutions inspired by generosity and empathy, goodwill and common endeavour, resilience and resourcefulness often lacking in normal times. [...]

901, 2021

S&T- Crisis and Innovation -Part I

By |January 9th, 2021|Categories: Editorials, Science|

The COVID-19 pandemic is widely seen as a potential turning point after which almost everything could be different. Margaret MacMillan, the eminent historian, has compared this crisis to the French and Russian revolutions – points at which the river of history changed course. […]

1612, 2020

Communique-All India Open Essay Test-2

By |December 16th, 2020|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST -2 was conducted on 13-Dec-2020 and the window to receive the written copies is closed as of today. It is interesting to note that we have received varied number of essay and many are truly well-written. Those who have submitted will be receiving review/tele-review from tomorrow on-wards.   Essay Topics of All India Open Test-2 Evil is knowing better, doing worse. Disability [...]

1412, 2020

S&T – India’s AI Applications In Healthcare

By |December 14th, 2020|Categories: Science, Uncategorized|

It is not surprising that India has a booming healthcare sector, considering that a population of 1.35 billion in 2018 is likely to exhibit myriad morbidities (World Bank, 2018). With a three-fold increase in the healthcare market and governmental projections pushing a 372 billion USD mark in 2022, the sector is ready for significant technological interventions. (IBEF, 2019). On the downside however, the sector is beleaguered by concerns that range [...]

1412, 2020

Update-All India Open Test 2 (2020)

By |December 14th, 2020|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST was conducted on 13-Dec-2020 and we have received good number of essays. From 15 Dec 2020 onward, you will be receiving calls from us with regards to review on first-submission-first-review basis. Also we have received request to extend the timeline. The last date for submission of essays will be 16 Dec 2020.  Those who have registered but have not written yet , [...]

1312, 2020

All India Free OPEN Essay test and Review-2

By |December 13th, 2020|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST -2 will be conducted on 13-Dec-2020, where we will provide in-depth reviews and tele-counselling/post-review discussion. Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan your answer sheet and make a Single PDF file and send it to upsctree@upsctree.com by 14 Dec 2020. Submission after 14 [...]

1212, 2020

All India Free OPEN Essay test and Review-2

By |December 12th, 2020|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST -2 will be conducted on 13-Dec-2020, where we will provide in-depth reviews and tele-counselling/post-review discussion. Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan your answer sheet and make a Single PDF file and send it to upsctree@upsctree.com by 14 Dec 2020. Submission after 14 [...]

1212, 2020

All India Free OPEN Essay test and Review-2

By |December 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST -2 will be conducted on 13-Dec-2020, where we will provide in-depth reviews and tele-counselling/post-review discussion. Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan your answer sheet and make a Single PDF file and send it to upsctree@upsctree.com by 14 Dec 2020. Submission after 14 [...]

1212, 2020

All India Free OPEN Essay test and Review-2

By |December 12th, 2020|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST -2 will be conducted on 13-Dec-2020, where we will provide in-depth reviews and tele-counselling/post-review discussion. Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan your answer sheet and make a Single PDF file and send it to upsctree@upsctree.com by 14 Dec 2020. Submission after 14 [...]

1212, 2020

All India Free OPEN Essay test and Review-2

By |December 12th, 2020|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST -2 will be conducted on 13-Dec-2020, where we will provide in-depth reviews and tele-counselling/post-review discussion. Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan your answer sheet and make a Single PDF file and send it to upsctree@upsctree.com by 14 Dec 2020. Submission after 14 [...]

1611, 2020

UPDATE-ALL INDIA OPEN TEST 2020

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST was conducted on 15-Nov-2020 and we have received good number of essays. From 16 Nov 2020 onward, you will be receiving calls from us with regards to review on first-submission-first-review basis. Also we have received request to extend the timeline. The last date for submission of essays will be 16 Nov 2020.  Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:-  Do the [...]

1611, 2020

UPDATE-ALL INDIA OPEN TEST 2020

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST was conducted on 15-Nov-2020 and we have received good number of essays. From 16 Nov 2020 onward, you will be receiving calls from us with regards to review on first-submission-first-review basis. Also we have received request to extend the timeline. The last date for submission of essays will be 16 Nov 2020.  Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:-  Do the [...]

1611, 2020

UPDATE-ALL INDIA OPEN TEST 2020

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST was conducted on 15-Nov-2020 and we have received good number of essays. From 16 Nov 2020 onward, you will be receiving calls from us with regards to review on first-submission-first-review basis. Also we have received request to extend the timeline. The last date for submission of essays will be 16 Nov 2020.  Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:-  Do the [...]

1411, 2020

All India Free OPEN Essay test and Review-Essay Warm UP !!!

By |November 14th, 2020|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST will be conducted on 15-Nov-2020, where we will provide in-depth reviews and tele-counselling/post-review discussion. Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan your answer sheet and make a Single PDF file and send it to upsctree@upsctree.com by 15 Nov 2020. Submission after 15 Nov [...]

1411, 2020

All India Free OPEN Essay test and Review-Essay Warm UP !!!

By |November 14th, 2020|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST will be conducted on 15-Nov-2020, where we will provide in-depth reviews and tele-counselling/post-review discussion. Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan your answer sheet and make a Single PDF file and send it to upsctree@upsctree.com by 15 Nov 2020. Submission after 15 Nov [...]

1311, 2020

All India Free OPEN Essay test and Review-Essay Warm UP !!!

By |November 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST will be conducted on 15-Nov-2020, where we will provide in-depth reviews and tele-counselling/post-review discussion. Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan your answer sheet and make a Single PDF file and send it to upsctree@upsctree.com by 15 Nov 2020. Submission after 15 Nov [...]

1311, 2020

All India Free OPEN Essay test and Review-Essay Warm UP !!!

By |November 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST will be conducted on 15-Nov-2020, where we will provide in-depth reviews and tele-counselling/post-review discussion. Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan your answer sheet and make a Single PDF file and send it to upsctree@upsctree.com by 15 Nov 2020. Submission after 15 Nov [...]

1311, 2020

All India Free OPEN Essay test and Review-Essay Warm UP !!!

By |November 13th, 2020|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST will be conducted on 15-Nov-2020, where we will provide in-depth reviews and tele-counselling/post-review discussion. Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan your answer sheet and make a Single PDF file and send it to upsctree@upsctree.com by 15 Nov 2020. Submission after 15 Nov [...]

1311, 2020

All India Free OPEN Essay test and Review-Essay Warm UP !!!

By |November 13th, 2020|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST will be conducted on 15-Nov-2020, where we will provide in-depth reviews and tele-counselling/post-review discussion. Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan your answer sheet and make a Single PDF file and send it to upsctree@upsctree.com by 15 Nov 2020. Submission after 15 Nov [...]

1907, 2019

E07 – ESSAY TEST LIVE NOW !!!

By |July 19th, 2019|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, ESSAY TESt-07 is live now !!! Topics:- What good of democracy if we can’t feed them all, cloth them all and shelter them all. Geopolitics in 21st century is geoeconomics. No man is an Island. India-its democratic values and demographic troubles. Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2019. We have received many queries with regards to this and [...]

2901, 2019

Essay Test Series-2019 – FAQs and Important Links !!!

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2019. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

2801, 2019

Join-Essay Test Series-2019

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Please note that the Six Essay Tests are already live now. Start writing and make this winter count. Our ex-students and their referrals can directly mail us - upsctree@upsctree.com to get the coupon code and avail discount. Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2019. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will [...]

1812, 2018

Join-Essay Test Series-2019

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear All, Please note that the First Essay Test is scheduled for 09 Dec 2018. Start writing and make this winter count. Our ex-students and their referrals can directly mail us - upsctree@upsctree.com to get the coupon code and avail discount. Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2019. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned [...]

212, 2018

Join-Essay Test Series-2019

By |December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Please note that the First Essay Test is scheduled for 09 Dec 2018. Start writing and make this winter count. Our ex-students and their referrals can directly mail us - upsctree@upsctree.com to get the coupon code and avail discount. Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2019. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned [...]

212, 2018

All India Free OPEN Essay test and Review-Essay Warm UP !!!

By |December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Before launching the essay test series on 9 Dec 2018, we are conducting an ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST where we will provide in-depth reviews and tele-counselling. Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan it through CAMSCANNER, make a Single PDF file and send it to upsctree@upsctree.com by [...]

212, 2018

Environment-Sustainable Ecotourism in India !!!

By |December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Environment|

Ecotourism in India:- Ecotourism as a term first emerged during the late 1980s with growing global concern for sustainable practices with regard to ecologies extending towards minimizing the degenerative results of tourism on the environment. Ecotourism thus essentially has come to imply responsible travel practices when exploring natural conditions such that travel practices are conducted with a view towards environmental conservation, environmental sustainability and the welfare of local communities. [...]

212, 2018

All India Free OPEN Essay test and Review-Essay Warm UP !!!

By |December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Before launching the essay test series on 9 Dec 2018, we are conducting an ALL INDIA FREE OPEN ESSAY TEST where we will provide in-depth reviews and tele-counselling. Registration link :- Click Here Important dates and procedure:- Do the registration in the above link. After registration, write an Essay choosing from the below topics. Scan it through CAMSCANNER, make a Single PDF file and send it to upsctree@upsctree.com by [...]

212, 2018

Join-Essay Test Series-2019

By |December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Please note that the First Essay Test is scheduled for 09 Dec 2018. Start writing and make this winter count. Our ex-students and their referrals can directly mail us - upsctree@upsctree.com to get the coupon code and avail discount. Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2019. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned [...]

2911, 2018

Join-Essay Test Series-2019

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2019. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

2911, 2018

Join-Essay Test Series-2019

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2019. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay has learning curve and the sooner you join, [...]

2711, 2018

Essay Program Launch – 2019 – “GRAB A RANK”

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, The registration is open now for ESSAY PROGRAM - 2019. It is our FLAGSHIP program (Managed to predict 6 out of 8 essays in 2016,2017 MAINS, This year many toppers from last year are writing the tests with us. In-depth strategy and Tele-Counselling is a real value add (As informed to us by many students). Many of our student have secured beyond 140 marks in MAINS 2016 and [...]

2108, 2018

Essay Strategy gone Live !!!

By |August 21st, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear Students, Essay strategy has been updated for the below mentioned topics:- Topics:- “Potholes” of Indian Mobility and Way Forward. Adversity is the touchstone of character. https://www.iastree.com/essay-strategy-topic-wise-approach-examples-and-reference-material/  Thank You   UPSCTREE 9873937990

908, 2018

E08- ESSAY Test Live Now !!!

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear Students, The E08 essay test has gone live. Here are the topics. Do login in to your student portal - IASTREE and start writing the essays. Topics:- “Potholes” of Indian Mobility and Way Forward. Adversity is the touchstone of character. Globalization - Its virtues and vices. Indian Economy – It’s triumph and tribulation.     Thank You UPSCTREE 9873937990

708, 2018

E07- ESSAY Test Live Now !!!

By |August 7th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear Students, The E07 essay test has gone live. Here are the topics. Do login in to your student portal - IASTREE and start writing the essays. Topics:- 1. Indian agriculture is a gamble and the Indian farmer is the biggest gambler. 2. E-Commerce – Colonization of retail stores or Globalization of local commodity? 3. Artificial Intelligence and its utility. 4. “There will be more plastic than fish by 2050”. [...]

2907, 2018

Join-Essay Test Series For Mains 20118 !!!

By |July 29th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2018. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay test Registration – Click Here Essay Test Series – [...]

2907, 2018

Student Communique !!!

By |July 29th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear Students, The submitted essays are being reviewed and you will get the reviews in next 2 days time. We are trying to fasten the review process and our reviewers are breaking their backbones in the meanwhile to provide a good review to your submitted essays. Thank You UPSCTREE 9873937990

2907, 2018

Essay Topics Thus far !!!

By |July 29th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, We have conducted 6 essay tests till date and here are the topics list, even if you are not part of our essay program, try to write these essays. Topics:- E01 1. “There is good in all of us” 2. God always forgives, Man often forgives, Nature never forgives 3. When you find hope, you find a middle class 4. Isolation, Protection and Secession – the rising tide [...]

2807, 2018

Geonomics-Island Development !!!

By |July 28th, 2018|Categories: Economy, Geography|

The 1382 offshore-identified islands of India hold immense unexploited potential for fostering growth and achieving cohesive socio-economic development of the region in particular and also, the nation as a whole. They can significantly contribute to the GDP by leveraging the gains from promoting infrastructure and tourism on a large scale. […]

2707, 2018

E06- ESSAY Test Live Now !!!

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear Students, The E06 essay test has gone live. Here are the topics. Do login in to your student portal - IASTREE and start writing the essays. Topics:- 1. Space Technology in the aid of Mankind. 2. Water, Water everywhere, not a drop to drink. 3. Education is a shared responsibility. 4. Humans - “an ungrateful species” Thank You UPSCTREE 9873937990

2707, 2018

Join-Essay Test Series 2018 !!!

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2018. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Our Essay Test series is one of our flagship programs and if you want to score 150+ in this paper, then look no further. Essay Test Series – FAQS – Click Here Essay Test [...]

2707, 2018

Polity – 100th year of the Montagu-Chelmsford Reform!!!

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Polity|

This month marks the 100th year of the publication of the ‘Report on Indian constitutional reforms’, commonly known as the Montagu-Chelmsford Report (MCR). Edwin Montagu, then Secretary of State for India, had advocated for increased participation of Indians in the British Indian administration and had begun consultations nearly a year earlier. After many meetings with Indian representatives, Montagu and the then Governor-General, Lord Chelmsford, published the MCR on July 8, [...]

2707, 2018

E05- ESSAY Test Live Now !!!

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear Students, The E05 essay test has gone live. Here are the topics. Do login in to your student portal - IASTREE and start writing the essays. Topics:- 1.Embracing Fourth Industrial Revolution. 2. Judiciary – “Reformer of Highest Order” 3. Urbanisation is here to stay and Sustainable Urbanisation is the only way forward. 4. E-Governance - “Easy, Efficient and Effective Governance Thank You UPSCTREE 9873937990

2607, 2018

Join-ESSAY Test Series 2018!!!

By |July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2018. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Most importantly, those who are appearing for Mains 2018, we suggest you go for SILVER PLUS program given the limited time available now. Essay test Registration – Click Here Essay Test Series – FAQS [...]

2507, 2018

Join-Essay Test Series 2018!!!

By |July 25th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2018. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Most importantly, those who are appearing for Mains 2018, we suggest you go for SILVER PLUS program given the limited time available now. Essay test Registration – Click Here Essay Test Series – FAQS [...]

2306, 2018

Update-All India Open Essay Test !!!

By |June 23rd, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, If you have submitted your essay for ALL INDIA OPEN ESSAY TEST, the review process is on. The volume of essay that we received is higher than our expectations and hence it is taking a while to provide you the review. Expect review of your copy by upcoming Sunday. Thank you for your understanding. Thank You UPSCTREE

1706, 2018

New Joiners Communique !!!

By |June 17th, 2018|Categories: Announcements|

Welcome to all who have recently joined our essay and mains program. This is to announce that, if you have joined us before today, then your credentials has already been set up and access is already aligned and course is assigned in the student portal. Also note that , four essay tests are already live and if you have joined us recently, then adhere to the new schedule and write [...]

1706, 2018

Join-Essay Test Series 2018!!!

By |June 17th, 2018|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2018. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Essay Test Series – FAQS – Click Here Essay Test Series – Schedule – Click Here Sample Essay Copies and Reviews – Click Here Sample Strategy and Reference Material – Click Here and Click Here Essay test Registration – Click [...]

1706, 2018

Join-Mains Test Series 2018 !!!

By |June 17th, 2018|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, Prelims is over and the sky is cloudy but you got to take the umbrella with you, just in case it rains. The essence being no one can beat you if you are prepared/studied  in your darkest hours. To get you ready we are launching Main Test Series 2018. Mains and Essay Test Series has been hallmark of UPSCTREE. So rest assured you won't be disappointed. And the [...]

1706, 2018

Last Day For Essay Submission-ALL INDIA OPEN ESSAY TEST !!!

By |June 17th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Please note that today is the last day for All India Open Essay Test Submission. If You have registered, kindly send your essay by tonight. Please note that, due to huge volume, we won't be able to entertain any essay submitted after today. Also review process will start from tomorrow on wards. Thus request you to send it by tonight. https://upsctree.com/2018/06/16/all-india-open-essay-test-live-now/ Thank You UPSCTREE

1606, 2018

All India Open Essay Test-Live Now !!!

By |June 16th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Hi All, Please find the attached document for UPSCTREE-ALL INDIA OPEN ESSAY TEST. Click Here to download. Rules and Procedures for Submission:- You must take a print out of the question paper, write ONE essay and submit it before 17 June 2018 @ 6PM i.e your submission must reach us by Sunday Evening. The essay will be accepted only those who have registered before. Take the print out, write the [...]

1606, 2018

Live Now-All India Open Essay Test !!!

By |June 16th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Hi All, Please find the attached document for UPSCTREE-ALL INDIA OPEN ESSAY TEST. Click Here to download. Rules and Procedures for Submission:- You must take a print out of the question paper, write ONE essay and submit it before 17 June 2018 @ 6PM i.e your submission must reach us by Sunday Evening. The essay will be accepted only those who have registered before. Take the print out, write the [...]

1506, 2018

Join-Essay Test Series 2018 !!!

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Here are the details and links to understand and join our Essay Test Series 2018. We have received many queries with regards to this and hope the below mentioned links will clarify all your doubts. Essay Test Series – FAQS – Click Here Essay Test Series – Schedule – Click Here Sample Essay Copies and Reviews – Click Here Sample Strategy and Reference Material – Click Here and Click Here Essay test Registration – Click [...]

1506, 2018

Launch – UPSCTREE Mains Test Series 2018 !!!

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Announcements|

Dear All, Prelims is over and the sky is cloudy but you got to take the umbrella with you, just in case it rains. The essence being no one can beat you if you are prepared/studied  in your darkest hours. To get you ready we are launching Main Test Series 2018. Mains and Essay Test Series has been hallmark of UPSCTREE. So rest assured you won't be disappointed. And the [...]

1506, 2018

Update-All India Open Essay Test !!!

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, We have started receiving your submissions for All India OPEN Essay Test -2018. If you have registered but  not submitted yet, please do it as soon as you can. Get that Pen ready, Get your thoughts flowing, and Get that essay out of your system. Paint the paper with your thoughts, Make the ink speak your mind. https://upsctree.com/2018/06/15/live-now-all-india-open-essay-test-2/ Start writing. Thank You UPSCTREE

1506, 2018

Live Now-All India Open Essay Test !!!

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Hi All, Please find the attached document for UPSCTREE-ALL INDIA OPEN ESSAY TEST. Click Here to download. Rules and Procedures for Submission:- You must take a print out of the question paper, write ONE essay and submit it before 17 June 2018 @ 6PM i.e your submission must reach us by Sunday Evening. The essay will be accepted only those who have registered before. Take the print out, write the [...]

1506, 2018

Live Now-All India Open Essay Test !!!

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Hi All, Please find the attached document for UPSCTREE-ALL INDIA OPEN ESSAY TEST. Click Here to download. Rules and Procedures for Submission:- You must take a print out of the question paper, write ONE essay and submit it before 17 June 2018 @ 6PM i.e your submission must reach us by Sunday Evening. The essay will be accepted only those who have registered before. Take the print out, write the [...]

1506, 2018

All INDIA ESSAY OPEN TEST – Topics and Procedure !!!

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Hi All, Please find the attached document for UPSCTREE-ALL INDIA OPEN ESSAY TEST. Click Here to download. Rules and Procedures for Submission:- You must take a print out of the question paper, write ONE essay and submit it before 17 June 2018 @ 6PM i.e your submission must reach us by Sunday Evening. The essay will be accepted only those who have registered before. Take the print out, write the [...]

1206, 2018

All India Open Essay Test Registration !!!

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, We have got over-whelming response thus far for All India Open Essay Test Registration. The registration will be closed at 10AM on 14th June 2018. We may have to close it sooner  as there is a threshold limit for volume of essays that we can handle. You can simply register here :- Click Here You can also register by sending a SMS with below details directly. Subject :- TREEOPENESSAY Name- Your Name [...]

1006, 2018

Essay Test Series-2018 !!!

By |June 10th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Hi All, As many of you have reached us with regards to essay test series, here are the details with regards to it:- Essay Test Schedule : - Click Here(Updated) Essay Toppers Copies :- Click Here Essay Test FAQs:-  Click Here Essay Strategy and Reference Material :- Click Here Registration :-Click Here For any queries :- Write to us :- upsctree@upsctree.com or WhatsApp us @ 98 7393 7990 Thank You UPSCTREE

1006, 2018

All India Open Essay Test Registration !!!

By |June 10th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Prelims 2018 is over, and if you are securing anything above 90, you must start preparing for Mains. Essay is most dynamic and most crucial paper of the lot. For every other GS paper you have a syllabus with you but not as far as essay is concerned. It can put you in top of a list or out of the list. We have been conducting essay test series [...]

1006, 2018

Environment-Biodiversity-Conservation and Threats !!!

By |June 10th, 2018|Categories: Environment|

Thomas Lovejoy in 1980 coined the term ‘Biological Diversity’ which was later modified by E. O. Wilson in 1986 who coined the term ‘Biodiversity’ in his report for the first American Forum on Biological Diversity. As a term intimately related to environmental and wildlife conservation, although the popularity of the term has increased dramatically since then in the West, especially in the scientific community in the West as well as globally, biodiversity [...]

1006, 2018

All India Open Essay Test-Registration !!!

By |June 10th, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, Prelims 2018 is over, and if you are securing anything above 90, you must start preparing for Mains. Essay is most dynamic and most crucial paper of the lot. For every other GS paper you have a syllabus with you but not as far as essay is concerned. It can put you in top of a list or out of the list. We have been conducting essay test [...]

2303, 2018

Update: Regarding Essay Test Series !!!

By |March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Essays|

Dear Students, Please note the following with regards to Essay Test Series :- Till now, 5 tests are conducted and strategy of few essay are live and few are being worked out. Post-Prelims, we will conduct remaining 5 Essay Tests. In case of any queries, please contact us @ 9873937990 or write to us - upsctree@upsctree.com Thank You UPSCTREE

1602, 2018

Policy-NITI AAYOG and Nutrition !!!

By |February 16th, 2018|Categories: Society|

The NITI Aayog published nutrition charts on 17 January this year. As India recognises nutrition as a national issue and gears up for the National Nutrition Mission (NNM), publishing such data helps a wide variety of persons associated with the healthcare and nutrition ecosystem in our country to get into action mode and aid in the implementation of the mission. The Global Nutrition Report 2015 estimates that investment in nutrition has a [...]

2112, 2017

Geography-Prominent Mountain Passes in India !!!

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: Geography|

The formation of mountain passes between mountain peaks might occur during the formation of the mountain range or they may be formed due to the action of glaciers, running water, or with the help of precipitation in the form of rain or snow. While a mountain pass through a ridge can be as narrow as 20 feet, in a large mountain range can occur in the form of a large [...]

1912, 2017

Policy-Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) !!!

By |December 19th, 2017|Categories: Geography, Misc|

The Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) is an initiative of Department of Science and Technology of Government of India, conceived to help Policy makers and planners to formulate developmental strategy. In doing so, they have the advantage of the progress made in recent years in the methodologies designed to collect, archive and process the multidisciplinary ground data […]

1811, 2017

Society-Upgrading the public education system !!!

By |November 18th, 2017|Categories: Society|

The World Bank’s recent flagship World Development Report, 2018 addressed some immediate challenges of quality education. One of the ways that it broke new ground was on the issue of provision for private education. Growing private school enrolment is a global trend and the phenomenon must be taken seriously and discussed on evidence. […]

1811, 2017

Geography-Population Density in terms of Geography in India !!!

By |November 18th, 2017|Categories: Geography|

The most common sort among the calculations of population density is as defined by the number of persons per square kilometre. Calculations of population density depict the concentration of population over certain spatial units, and the Census of India uses number of persons per square kilometre as its principle method with which to measure population density. […]

811, 2017

Environment- India’s Solar Dilemma !!!

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Environment|

Parties to the historic Paris Accord on climate change signed in 2015 meet in Bonn next week, and their discussions will inevitably veer toward the Donald Trump-led US administration’s decision to exit the Accord. US is the second-largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world, in per capita terms as well as in absolute volumes. The upcoming summit takes place amid growing concerns that the US move may encourage other countries [...]

811, 2017

Policy-Bharatmala revival and India’s capex cycle !!!

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Economy|

Last week, the government relaunched the Bharatmala Pariyojana (BMP)—an initiative to add 35,000km of new highways (subsuming existing plans to add 10,000km of national highways) with an outlay of Rs5.35 trillion over the next five years—to raise investments in infrastructure, and boost economic growth. An additional Rs1.57 trillion is set to be used in existing projects. Thus, overall the Union government is set to spend around Rs6.92 trillion on roads [...]

811, 2017

Geopolitics-India’s policy choices in Afghanistan- “My Enemy’s Enemy: India In Afghanistan From The Soviet Invasion To The US Withdrawal” 

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: FP & IR|

In 1878, Robert Bulwer-Lytton, the viceroy of India, was convinced that the Afghan amir Sher Ali Khan was getting too close to the Russians. A team of British diplomats sent to meet Khan was turned away at the Khyber Pass. The result was the Second Anglo-Afghan War and the signing of the Treaty of Gandamak, which made Afghanistan surrender its foreign policy to the British government. This also marked the [...]

811, 2017

Polity-Criminalization of Indian politics, Vertical Integration and Scarcity of State Capacity !!!

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Polity|

Last week, the Supreme Court asked the government about the status of criminal cases pending against elected ministers, underlining the importance of breaking from the history of law-breakers becoming law-makers. The court recommended setting up fast-track courts to deal with the cases, but that is unlikely to be an effective strategy, unless complemented with reforms to improve governance and bring transparency in campaign financing. […]

811, 2017

Environment-Climate Change and Antarctic Biodiversity !!!

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Environment|

Not being residentially inhabited by human populations and instead being a place where largely scientific research is the mainstay, one would expect Antarctic biodiversity to be more protected than biodiversity in other, more populated regions of the world. However, this may not be the case for Antarctic biodiversity. […]

511, 2017

UPSC MAINS ESSAY REVIEW – 2018- Section 1 – Topic 3- Review

By |November 5th, 2017|Categories: Analysis|

Dear All, As you know, we run extensive and exhaustive program for ESSAY every year, it is only natural that we provide the review of this year’s paper too. Section – A 3)Destiny of a nation is shaped in its classrooms. Review- This is an interesting essay and probably also the most attempted one. UPSC has asked question on education before and it asked this year too. We have wrote [...]

511, 2017

Essays Copies written by some of the fine writers we know !!!

By |November 5th, 2017|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, We are uploading three more essay copies which we consider them as very well written by some of the fine writers we have ever had the opportunity to read and review. Of course, no essay is perfect but that is the nature of essay-nonetheless we are grateful for these great essay submissions. Writers:- Abhilash (Rank-272, CSE 2016) Manoj Anagha Click Here to read the essay copies P.S- The [...]

211, 2017

Essay Program-2018- Begins Today !!!

By |November 2nd, 2017|Categories: 2018 Civil Service Exam Notification|

Dear All, As we look ahead for a successful year, this day marks the beginning of our much-awaited essay test series. If you are already aware of our topics, then you know they are very intuitive and our strategy and reviews are un-paralled. We are poised to give the program a distinct push this year as well. Rest assured , the strategy and reviews are only going to be better. [...]

211, 2017

Student Communique-Essay Program Updates !!!

By |November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, We sincerely Thank You all for those who have joined our ESSAY PROGRAM-2018 and appreciate the overwhelming response. Those who have joined us, we have enabled the login, aligned your access in the backend and assigned you the course. The program beings on 2 NOV 2017. And first test is live now. Please do the following to access the course. Please Login to IASTREE. Once logged in you [...]

111, 2017

ESSAY TEST SERIES – 2018 – Personalized Feedback, Elaborate Strategy and Tele-Counselling !!!

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, We are unveiling the details of our much-awaited test series. Although registration was open since few days, yet  we have received some question and here is our answer to them. The Essay Program Starts from 2 November 2017 and the first test is live now. Topics of first test are :- “There is good in all of us” God always forgives, Man often forgives, Nature never forgives When [...]

111, 2017

Economics-Ease Of Doing Business Rankings-India Jumps 30 Places !!!

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: Economy|

India has jumped up 30 spots in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report that was released today (31 October). India now finds itself ranked at the hundredth place as opposed to 130 in last year’s report. India stands out this year as one of the 10 economies that improved the most in the areas measured by Doing Business. Ease Of Doing Business Report, 2018 […]

111, 2017

Environment-Governmental initiatives on climate change !!!

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: Environment|

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) in its Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report published in 2015 states that increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions together with other anthropogenic drivers such as aerosols, land cover and solar radiation are extremely likely to have been the dominant cause of the observed warming since mid-20th century. […]

3110, 2017

UPSC MAINS General Studies-2 Questions Paper vis-a-vis our test series !!!

By |October 31st, 2017|Categories: Analysis|

“The local self government system in India has not proved to be effective instrument of governance”. Critically examine the statement and give your views to improve the situation.  (150 words) UPSCTREE Test Series Question- Even after a quarter of a century of their enactment, the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) are yet to achieve their full potential. Do you agree? Discuss in light of various issues associated with PRIs inIndia and suggest [...]

3010, 2017

UPSC Mains 2017 – General Studies 1- Question Paper !!!

By |October 30th, 2017|Categories: 2018 Civil Service Exam Notification, Mains Test Series|

There is a change in pattern of marking. There are 10 questions carrying 10 marks each and has to be written in 150 words (First 10 questions) and the there are 10 questions carrying 15 marks each and has to be written in 250 words. 1)How do you justify the view that the level of excellence of the Gupta numismatics art is not at all noticeable in later times. (150 [...]

2910, 2017

The Beginning-ESSAY TEST SERIES 2018 -Formally begins from 1 NOV 2017

By |October 29th, 2017|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, We sincerely Thank You for all those who have joined our Essay program. Log in have been enabled and access is set along with course assignments. The much awaited essay test series has begun and the first test has gone live this morning and here are the topics:- "There is good in all of us" God always forgives, Man often forgives, Nature never forgives When you find hope, [...]

2810, 2017

UPSC MAINS ESSAY REVIEW- Section 1 – Topic 1- Review

By |October 28th, 2017|Categories: Analysis|

Dear All, As you know, we run extensive and exhaustive program for ESSAY every year, it is only natural that we provide the review of this year’s paper too. Section – A 1)Farming has lost the ability to be a source of sustenance for majority of farmers in India. Review- It sounds like more of a general studies question rather than an essay. Nonetheless, it is probably one of the [...]

2310, 2017

Essay Program Launch 2018- “Grab a Rank” !!!

By |October 23rd, 2017|Categories: 2018 Civil Service Exam Notification|

Dear All, The registration is open now for ESSAY PROGRAM - 2018. It is our FLAGSHIP program (Managed to predict 6 out of 8 essays in 2016 MAINS, This year many toppers from last year are writing the tests with us. In-depth strategy and Tele-Counselling is a real value add (As informed to us by many students). Many of our student have secured beyond 140 marks in MAINS 2016. Essay [...]

1610, 2017

Society/Geography-Population, Migration and Misery !!!

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: Geography, Society|

Population is a more serious issue than generally construed. The managing of populations can become a serious inflection point as can be seen building up in the recent Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. Frequently, discrimination against communities have been placed in religious and ethnic terms, which can be site-specific. […]

1610, 2017

Society/Geography-Population, Migration and Misery !!!

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: Geography, Society|

Population is a more serious issue than generally construed. The managing of populations can become a serious inflection point as can be seen building up in the recent Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. Frequently, discrimination against communities have been placed in religious and ethnic terms, which can be site-specific. However, Saskia Sassen, professor of sociology at Columbia University, US, places the context of the current turmoil on a more fundamental concept [...]

1510, 2017

“Grab A Rank”- UPSCTREE Program Launch-2018 !!!

By |October 15th, 2017|Categories: 2018 Civil Service Exam Notification|

Dear All, We have got many request to launch our 2018 programs. Kindly note that, the details of these programs will be launched on 22 October 2017. Registration is open now. We are planning to introduce a variety of changes which we have learned by running the programs for few years and after getting few good ranks (Saumya Pandey- Rank 4, Ashutos-Rank 370) It is only natural that it is going to [...]