Non-Cooperation Movement and Khilafat Movement in India

The Non-Cooperation Movement launched on 1st August 1920 by Mahatma Gandhi was the first mass movement organised on a nation-wide scale during the course of India’s freedom struggle. In this article, we shall read about the causes, methods, impact and end of the Non-Cooperation Movement in detail. Causes of Non-Cooperation Movement There were four main […]

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US-India 2+2 Dialogue and CAATSA Implications

This article explains the US-India 2+2 Dialogue in detail, the outcomes from the recent US-India 2+2 Dialogue summit held at New Delhi and implications of the US CAATSA on Indian engagements with Russia and Iran in light of this dialogue process. Why is this Topic In Focus? The Defence and External Affairs Ministers of India […]

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Indian Defence Deals with Russia and Other Countries

Defence modernization is a never ending objective of the Indian government and towards this end it has entered into defence deals with Russia and other countries, including, Israel, US and France which are listed in this post. The latest Indian defence deals are also listed in this post.  Quick Navigation Defence Deals with RussiaDefence Deals […]

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UPSC Allows Candidates to Withdraw their Applications – What this Means

In the latest reform to civil services and other UPSC examinations, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has allowed candidates to withdraw their applications if they do not wish to appear for the UPSC examination. This was announced by UPSC Chairman during the 92nd Foundation Day celebrations. What is the Rational Behind Allowing Candidates to […]

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How to Read the Newspaper for IAS

Do you have a doubt regarding how to read the newspaper for IAS exam or how to read the Hindu or Indian Express or XYZ newspaper? This article explains everything you need to know about reading the newspaper for UPSC civil services exam in detail. Difference Between Reading Newspaper for IAS and Casual Reading You […]

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UPSC Prelims General Studies 2018 Analysis

Now that the UPSC Civil Services 2018 Preliminary examination is completed it is time to analyse the Prelims General Studies paper I in detail with the current trend analysis. You can refer the 2017 GS Paper analysis for comparison here. UPSC 2018 Prelims Topic-Wise Marks Analysis Let us first analyse the topic-wise distribution of marks […]

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Sociology Optional Preparation Strategy for UPSC Mains

Sociology is a popular optional for UPSC civil services exam. Its popularity lies in the fact that it is easy to understand, it is interesting and the syllabus is well-defined and can be covered in 6 to 8 months duration. No wonder Sociology is opted not just by Humanities students but Engineers and Doctors as […]

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Top 10 Books for UPSC Civil Services Exam

This page lists the top ten recommended books for UPSC civil services exam. The books are in no particular order. All the books are highly recommended if you are preparing for the civil services exam conducted by UPSC.1. General Studies ManualThe GS Manual contains information on all topics of the General Studies paper of the […]

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