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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 [...]

1708, 2021

[Environment] IPCC Report-“Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis”

By |August 17th, 2021|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

Context The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), titled ‘Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis’, is the first of four that the Panel will issue over the next one and a half years. […]

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

[History] Gandhi in Prints

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

MOHANDAS Karamchand Gandhi was the pre-eminent public face of India to the rest of the world for more than three decades after his return to India from South Africa in January 1915. But just how did his name and teachings circulate in India, and to what effect? […]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

India-China relations, a year after Galwan

By |June 16th, 2021|Categories: FP & IR|

In June 2020, PLA troops “surprised” India in the Ladakh sector of the contested LoAC (line of actual control) where the Indian Army lost 20 lives, including that of Colonel Santosh Babu in the Galwan valley. […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

3012, 2017

Society-Forest Dwellers and their rights !!!

By |December 30th, 2017|Categories: Society|

In February 2002, the Supreme Court of India passed an order prohibiting state governments and also tribals and other traditional forest dwellers from removing dead, dying trees and grasses and trees felled by winds. […]

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 [...]

510, 2017

INSPIRATION-“No matter what the UPSC creed; You are an unrelenting breed”

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: MOTIVATIONAL|

This poem is written in memory of those hard-working, ever-trying, never-giving up spirits. Whether it is for the preparation of UPSC or taking on life. This is written by the UPSCTREE. We believe in you, but you have to believe in yourself too. “No matter, what the UPSC creed; You are an unrelenting breed” This winter, the fury will unfold, In name of exam, life will fold. […]

210, 2017

Project Limelight-UN-Oceans and the Law of the Sea

By |October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Limelight|

Life itself arose from the oceans. The ocean is vast, covering 140 million square miles, some 72 per cent of the earth’s surface. Not only has the oceans always been a prime source of nourishment for the life it helped generate, but from earliest recorded history it has served for trade and commerce, adventure and discovery. It has kept people apart and brought them together. […]

210, 2017

Project Limelight-UN-Peace and Security !!!

By |October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Limelight|

Saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war was the main motivation for creating the United Nations, whose founders lived through the devastation of two world wars. Since its creation, the UN has often been called upon to prevent disputes from escalating into war, or to help restore peace when armed conflict does break out, and to promote lasting peace in societies emerging from wars. […]

210, 2017

Economy-Extreme Poverty Worldwide and Some Economic Approaches !!!

By |October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Economy, Geography|

Measurements of poverty indicators are usually highly controversial, and many obstacles may arise over providing an exact and objective estimate of people living in extreme poverty. Many nations and organizations working in this regard such as the World Bank and the United Nations (UN) have different approaches in qualifying and quantifying extreme poverty, and this creates ambiguities in providing objective estimates of extreme poverty. […]

110, 2017

Essay Strategy Gone Live !!!

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

Dear Students, Please note that couple of essay strategies have gone live. Also an essay is being written by us for an important topic, which will be available in student portal soon. Please check the student portal. https://www.iastree.com/essay-strategy-topic-wise-approach-examples-and-reference-material/ Also, those who have submitted their essays, we are checking it on a mission mode and you will get the reviews in couple of days. Thank You UPSCTREE

2309, 2017

Important Quotes for Mains – 1

By |September 23rd, 2017|Categories: MOTIVATIONAL|

All the quotes are by:-Reinhold Niebuhr-He was an American theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs. From JFK to Obama all were influenced by him to certain extent. […]

2009, 2017

Geopolitics-BRICS & Xiamen Declaration !!!

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: FP & IR|

Background- The Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa grouping (BRICS) has since long ceased to be of material significance as multilateral institutions go. The recent BRICS Summit in Xiamen (China) only seemed to confirm this. It suggests that BRICS may be going the way of quite a few other organisations. […]

1809, 2017

Geography-The Major Thinkers of Geographical Determinism !!!

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

There have been various schools of thought in the history of geographical thought, and geographical determinism is one such school of thought that deals with the interaction between man and nature. Geographical determinism began with the major initial source of geographical explanation that based its theoretical positions on the notion that human activity was dependent on the physical environment in which it was set. […]

1709, 2017

UTM12 – Ethics Mock Test Gone Live !!!

By |September 17th, 2017|Categories: Ethics|

Dear All, The mock test for ethics has gone live. The questions requires deeper understanding of ethics to answer them. There is no case studies in this test (Case studies were given in UTM07 and UTM08 test), instead we tried to delve deeper with regards to theoretical aspect of this paper. The question ranges from Budhha, Gandhi, Adler, Weber and Kant to India's freedom struggle and what not. We can [...]

509, 2017

Ethics in Public Service – Part 4 !!!

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Ethics|

We should never be afraid of the truth, regardless of where it leads us. Thomas Jefferson Leadership and Ethics Destruction from within not without Deciding how to lead Establishing Trust through Leadership Ethical Behavior as an Organizational Theme Why Morale Is Important in Organizational Ethics Conclusion Click Here to Read Thank You UPSCTREE

509, 2017

Project Limelight-UN-Climate Change !!!

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Limelight|

Climate change is one of the major challenges of our time and adds considerable stress to our societies and to the environment. From shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding, the impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. […]

509, 2017

Society- Flooding in Indian Cities !!!

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Society|

World’s greatest cities were founded on the banks of rivers (or other water sources such as lakes) to provide for not only drinking water but other basic amenities such as sanitation and transportation. What worked as a boon for our first urban dwellers has become a bane for our present cities. […]

409, 2017

Ethics-The PRIVACY Debate !!!

By |September 4th, 2017|Categories: Ethics|

The question of privacy arises most notably with the Aristotelian distinction between the public sphere of governance and its separation from the private sphere of individuals concerning domestic life and family. Other than in philosophical discussions, the concept has a wide range of interpretation in many cultures. […]

409, 2017

E10 – Essay Test Live Now !!!

By |September 4th, 2017|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, This bring to our last leg of essay test series for 2017. The focus will be shifted towards Mains test series. All the submitted essays are being reviewed now , if you have submitted - you will soon be getting the reviews. Not to mention, we have encountered so many good essays this year, it makes all our efforts seem painless. Thank you all to those we have [...]

3008, 2017

Polity-The Discourse on Reservations (Landmark Judgements-Part 6) !!!

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: Polity|

Indra Sawhney v. Union of India (1992) Reservations: From the British Raj to the Constitution of India Post-constitutional Developments And Along Came the Mandal Commission The Mandal Challenge Off with the ‘Creamy Layer’ Extending Mandal to Education Caste in India: The Road Ahead Click Here Thank You UPSCTREE

2908, 2017

Economy-Why The Digital Marketplace Is Here To Stay !!!

By |August 29th, 2017|Categories: Economy|

Chris Anderson was the editor of Wired magazineuntil 2012. Now he is the co-founder and chief executive officer of 3D Robotics, a company that produces drones. His book The Long Tail: How Endless Choice is Creating Unlimited Demand (Updated and Expanded Edition, 2009) was shortlisted for the 2006 Financial Timesand Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. […]

2908, 2017

E09 – Essay Test Live Now !!!

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

Dear All, Essay test -E09 is live now in the student portal. Here are the topics :- “India lives in its villages”- an idea whose time has gone? Democracy is no excuse for failure to act. If women ruled the world.  Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. To join essay test series - Click Here Thank You UPSCTREE

2908, 2017

Economy-Inequality vis-a-vis Innovation !!!

By |August 29th, 2017|Categories: Economy|

A world where a few people have most of the wealth motivates others who are poor to strive to earn more. And when they do, they’ll invest in businesses and other areas of the economy. That’s the argument for inequality. But it’s wrong. […]

2808, 2017

Economy-What fueled CAPITALISM – the Potato ?

By |August 28th, 2017|Categories: Economy|

Our Right to Eat What we eat matters to us – but we’re not sure whether it ought to matter to anyone else. We generally insist that our diets are our business and resent being told to eat more fruit, consume less alcohol and generally pull our socks up when it comes to dinner. […]

2808, 2017

Ethics-Ethics in Public Service – Part 3 !!!

By |August 28th, 2017|Categories: Ethics|

Ethical Decision Making Making a Decision Guidelines for Ethical Decision Making Existentialism Determinism Intentionalism The Logic of Ethics Good versus Bad Arguments Deductive versus Inductive Arguments Truth versus Validity Sound versus Unsound Arguments Evaluating the Result of Decisions Conclusion Click Here Thank You UPSCTREE

2708, 2017

Polity-Right to Privacy- Truly a momentous ruling !!!

By |August 27th, 2017|Categories: Polity|

When delivering the 12th Justice K.T. Desai Memorial Lecture on dissenting judgments in Mumbai last year, Justice Rohinton F. Nariman described the great dissenters on the Supreme Court of the 1950s and 1960s as persons who had chiselled and added meaning to the Constitution’s fundamental rights. […]

2708, 2017

Essay Strategy Live Now !!!

By |August 27th, 2017|Categories: Essays|

Dear All, 2 Essay strategies are live now in the portal. Challenges to India's internal security - The emerging and the Perpetual. Daughters of India - Their Struggles, Their Plights and Their achievements. Click Here Thank You UPSCTREE

2308, 2017

Geography-Ten Most Saline Locations on Earth !!!

By |August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Geography|

The most saline locations on Earth contain salt, or sodium chloride, and also other minerals and contain these in much greater quantities than the ocean. The following are the locations in the world with the greatest concentration of salt, with salinity levels that in many cases are inimical for life to survive in these places. […]

2308, 2017

Essay Strategy- Updated !!!

By |August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Essays|

Dear Students, Two more essay strategy have gone live today in the portal. World Peace – Fanciful Idea or Realizable Goal ? Is Globalization digging its own grave in the form De-globalization ? Click Here Thank You UPSCTREE

2208, 2017

Ethics-Ethics is Public Service- Part 2 !!!

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Ethics|

“It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied" - Bentham In this part we cover:- 1. Altruism. 2. Utilitarianism. 3. Types of and definition for sanctions. 4. Categorical imperative. 5. Ethical culture. “Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure” - Bentham Click Here Thank You UPSCTREE

2008, 2017

Essay Strategy – Culture as driver of economic growth !!!

By |August 20th, 2017|Categories: Essays|

Dear Students, The strategy and reference material is live in student portal for the essay - Culture as driver of economic growth, and the reference material is very "intellectual" in nature. If you need any further clarification in understanding, we would be happy to help. Click Here Thank You UPSCTREE  

1908, 2017

Ethics-Ethics in Public Service – Part 1 !!!

By |August 19th, 2017|Categories: Ethics|

Ethics: A Look at the Basics What Are “Ethics”? Revisiting the Basics Morals, Values, and Ethics Ethical Subdivisions Normative Ethics Virtue Ethics Deontology Consequentialism Descriptive Ethics Meta-Ethics Differentiating Ethics and Morals from Law What Ethics Involves Accountability, Integrity, Responsibility Causal and Moral Responsibility Conclusion Click here to read Thank You UPSCTREE

1908, 2017

UTM04-Polity Test Live Now !!!

By |August 19th, 2017|Categories: Mains Test Series|

Dear Students, Please note that mains test UTM04 is already live in student portal. The questions are as follows-   Discuss the emergence of “Second generation rights” in India’s jurisprudence with a special reference to Olga Tellis case. Give some examples of “Second generation rights” and their importance in a democracy. […]

1708, 2017

E08 – Essay Test Live Now !!!

By |August 17th, 2017|Categories: Essays|

Dear Students, Please note that essay test 08 is already live in student portal. The topics are as follows- 1. Good Governance in not an option, it is a necessity. 2. Only the dead have seen the end of war. 3. Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. 4. Healthcare of India - the problems and the solutions. You can join the essay test here- [...]

1608, 2017

UTM03-Polity Test Live Now !!!

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Mains Test Series|

Dear Students, Please note that mains test UTM03 is already live in student portal. The questions are as follows- “Constitution of India is the embodiment of human values and ethical principles”. Elucidate. […]

1608, 2017

Polity-The Emergence of ‘Second Generation Rights’ (Landmark Judgements-Part 4)

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Polity|

Further expanding the meaning of the ‘right to life’ and including second generation rights. Olga Tellis v. Bombay Municipal Corporation (1985) Facts of the Case The Right to Life Includes the Right to Livelihood Policy-Oriented Approach of the Supreme Court The Aftermath of Olga Tellis The Largest Court-Sanctioned Eviction in the World Third Generation Rights Right to Housing in 21st-Century India Click here to read Thank you UPSCTREE

1608, 2017

E07 is live Now !!!

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Essays|

Dear Students, Please note that essay test 07 is already live in student portal. The topics are as follows- 1. Talent is good, but Talent with Values is better. 2. Democracy is all about consent and dissent. 3. India as a “Manufacturing hub” – realizable goal or a distant dream? 4. Social Media- boon or bane? You can join the essay test here-  Click Here Thank You UPSCTREE

1508, 2017

Project Limelight-UN-Global Issues-Water !!!

By |August 15th, 2017|Categories: Limelight|

Fresh water sustains human life and is vital for human health. There is enough fresh water for everyone on Earth. However, due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, millions of people (most of them children) die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. […]

1408, 2017

Environment-The age of Anthropocene !!!

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Geography|

Upcoming geological periods With climate change ruling the environment discourse, the sudden warming of the Earth in contemporary times prompted an official expert group to present a recommendation to the International Geological Congress to declare the geological period beginning since 1950 as the Anthropocene epoch. Since 2009, the Working Group on the Anthropocene (WHA) has been working to set up a working model for the Anthropocene Epoch. The epoch would [...]

1408, 2017

Geography-Wind Types !!!

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: Geography|

Background- On May 30 2017, a severe cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ crossed the Bangladesh coast in the forenoon, with a peak surface wind speed of 130 kmph (IMD, 2017). The cyclone claimed 9 lives in Bangladesh along with massive damage to property. […]

1408, 2017

Urban Landscape-Designing an Universal City !!!

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: Geography|

A universal city is marked by its inclusivity, i.e. a city that manages to include the participation of all individuals that contribute towards the city. This inclusion involves incorporating features that ensure inclusivity for all through establishing the frameworks of universal design (NYU, 2017) that can include architectural features, facilitation services, etc that aim to streamline the usufructuary experience in a universal city by offering design principles for formulating the [...]

1408, 2017

Geography-Patterns of World Trade in Natural Resources !!!

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: Economy|

World trade is the exchange of goods and services and capital across international borders based on the principles of markets, where price acts as the primary regulatory mechanism. The patterns of world trade are shaped by the forces of demand and supply of goods and services and capital along with the pricing mechanism of markets whereby demand, supply and prices co-determine each other. […]

1208, 2017

Exclusive Analysis – UCC and Shah Bano Case & Right to Privacy !!!

By |August 12th, 2017|Categories: Polity|

This is an UPSCTREE exclusive write up where we have tried to create and give you something that really can help you in your preparation. We have gone through various reports and books , tried to comprehend the best possible way and give you the NECTAR.   Polity-Uniform Civil Code, Shah Bano and Danial Latifi (Landmark Judgments-Part 3) !!! Right to Privacy – An UPSCTREE Analysis !!!   Thank You [...]

908, 2017

Economy-Needed: A New Generation Of Policy Economists !!!

By |August 9th, 2017|Categories: Economy|

India needs a third generation of policy economists to provide the political leadership with a broad future agenda on the economy In an interview he gave to The Indian Express in July 2016 to mark 25 years of economic reforms, Manmohan Singh spoke about the importance of the policy economists who had worked on the reforms agenda in the years preceding the actual event. His statement needs fresh attention at a time [...]

908, 2017

Polity-Securing the Food Security !!!

By |August 9th, 2017|Categories: Polity|

The National Food Security Act, 2013, has met with prolonged political indifference, but there is some hope now since the Centre has been asked by the Supreme Court to ensure that States implement key aspects of the progressive law. […]

808, 2017

Planning-Rebooting National Capital Region !!!

By |August 8th, 2017|Categories: Society|

Popularly known as NCR, the National Capital Region is one of a kind in the world. It not only has the largest spatial extent but also brings together under one planning jurisdiction 13 districts of Haryana, seven districts of Uttar Pradesh and two districts of Rajasthan, which covers the entire National Capital Territory of Delhi. […]

708, 2017

Essay Test-06 Live Now !!!

By |August 7th, 2017|Categories: Essays|

Dear Students, Please note that essay test 06 is already live in student portal. The topics are as follows- 1. India and China – The two Asian giants and their role in 21st century. 2. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” 3. Is right to privacy is sacrosanct? 4. Culture as driver of economic growth. You can join the [...]

508, 2017

Polity-On SC rules against illegal mining !!!

By |August 5th, 2017|Categories: Polity|

In ordering that lease-holders should pay compensation to the extent of 100% of the price of the quantum of minerals they had illegally extracted, the Supreme Court has gone beyond a mere affirmation of the ‘polluter pays’ principle. […]

508, 2017

Society-Dismal state of Per-Student Expenditure !!!

By |August 5th, 2017|Categories: Economy|

A recent report by the National Institute of Fiscal Policy and Research (NIFPR) released in July 2017 reveals that economically backward states like Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha spend less than half of the desired requirement for each student at the elementary level on an annual basis, when compared to more prosperous states like Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand. […]

308, 2017

Environment-Acid Mine Drainage and its Environmental Repercussions !!!

By |August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Environment|

  Water is considered mining’s biggest casualty of all time given the huge scale at which mining of different types are advancing in today’s world. Acid mine drainage (AMD) is one of the largest repercussions of mining on water resources. It is a risk associated with all kinds of hardrock mines for extraction of useful metals and a significant number of coal mines suffer from acid mine drainage. [...]

308, 2017

Society-The sordid tale of teacher education in India !!!

By |August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Society|

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) was established in 1993 by an Act of Parliament. It is the all-powerful regulatory body for the teacher education system in the country, consisting of the Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) that run bachelor of education (BEd) and diploma in education (DEd) programmes to prepare teachers, and masters in education (MEd) programmes to prepare teacher educators. […]

108, 2017

Environment-India, Monsoon and the Floods !!!

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: Environment, Geography|

Background:- The tragedy of the monsoons is often floods and landslides — 2017 was no different. The Government of India claims that by July 28, 2017, a period by when the monsoons had made their onset over most of India, about 600 deaths have occurred across the country due to floods and landslides. […]

3107, 2017

Mains Test Series Registration 2017 !!!

By |July 31st, 2017|Categories: Mains Test Series|

Dear All, Registration process for Mains Test Series 2017:- Go to:- https://www.iastree.com/shop/ Click on Add Course Then Click on View Cart Input the discount code - FRMSTD20 (For former Students Only) ; For New Students (treedisintstdall3) Then Check Out In case of any queries/issues call on - 9873937990 Thank You UPSCTREE

3107, 2017

MAINS Test Series 2017 !!!

By |July 31st, 2017|Categories: Mains Test Series|

Dear All, Registration process for Mains Test Series 2017:- Go to:- https://www.iastree.com/shop/ Click on Add Course Then Click on View Cart Input the discount code - FRMSTD20 Then Check Out In case of any queries/issues call on - 9873937990 Thank You UPSCTREE

2807, 2017

Culture-Basava-The Career Bureaucrat and Lingayatism !!!

By |July 28th, 2017|Categories: Society|

India has a long tradition of bright minds poking holes in some distinctly un-bright ideas. And one such mind lived over eight centuries ago in the south, blowing a hole so large through that disastrous institution called caste that a flood of people—about 6.5 million today—escaped the old order, arriving at an identity of their own. […]

2807, 2017

Economy-Gender as the new driver of growth !!!

By |July 28th, 2017|Categories: Economy|

Although our understanding of the linkages between gender and growth is still evolving, there is mounting evidence that economic crises affect women more than men. Women are often laid off first as men are traditionally considered to be the main breadwinners. […]

2807, 2017

Economy – No logic in extending length of patents !!!

By |July 28th, 2017|Categories: Economy|

A proposal to further extend the already 20-year-long patent term for pharmaceuticals is on the negotiation table of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). As India negotiates the RCEP, a free trade agreement that can change the intellectual property (IP) landscape of its member countries, this week, we need to look closely at the proposal in the broader context of how the term of protection for IP rights has increased [...]

2807, 2017

Environment-Land Degradation in India!!!

By |July 28th, 2017|Categories: Environment|

Article 1 of the UN Convention to combat desertification defines land degradation as a “reduction or loss in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas of the biological or economic productivity and complexity of rain-fed cropland, irrigated cropland, or range, pasture, forest and woodlands resulting from land uses or from a process or combination of processes, including processes arising from human activities and habitation patterns, such as: (i) soil erosion caused [...]

2407, 2017

Polity-Land Mark Judgements-Part 2 !!!

By |July 24th, 2017|Categories: Polity|

Content:- Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India (1978)-Beginning of a golden era of human rights jurisprudence in India. Article 21 and the Due Process of Law. Gopalan Vs State of Madras ; Satwant Singh and his Passport. Maneka Gandhi's Passport, Surya and a Scandal. Breathing Life into Article 21 Small Case, Large Judgement. Satwant Singh vis-a-vis Maneka Gandhi and the Due Process of Law. The importance of going Abroad. The [...]

2407, 2017

Project Limelight-Max Weber -Part 3 !!!

By |July 24th, 2017|Categories: Limelight|

Why bureaucracy is incapable of emotion and providing care, in short bureaucracy is incapable of empathy..but Why? (Weber has the ANSWER) Gandhi is a  Führer and so is Mandela.  Really ? Weber informs us that- Nine out of ten politicians are nothing but vain windbags...but Why ? In this part, Weber helps us understand the Bureaucracy, Politics, their nature, Gewalt, Coercion and Intoxication. CLICK HERE to read and find out [...]

2307, 2017

Society-“Make India great again” !!!

By |July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Society|

Note – Notwithstanding the cliched nature of the title of this post, this article does not have the objective to be lost in our “glorious past” but  gives more than 50 ways to make India a better country. You may ask why this title then, well, there is a simple answer – some would say it wins “Elections” ( Does “Make America great again sound familiar?). Anyway, lets get into the matter [...]