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Combining Make in India with Made in China to cut trade deficit

Mr Huang Xilian, the Deputy Director General in China Foreign Ministry said, China is taking every effort to deal with India concerns related with trade deficit

Open defecation in India reduced by 31 percent - UN Report

According to the report Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water - 2015 Update and MDG Assessment released by UN Joint Monitoring Programme

Transmission of HIV from Mother to Child Eliminated in Cuba

According to World Health Organization (WHO) Cuba becomes the first country in the world where mother to child transmission of Syphilis and HIV is eliminated.

NASA Confirmed Methane on Pluto

NASA has confirmed the presence of frozen methane on the surface of Pluto.

The positive effect of Madden Julian Oscillation is over - IMD

According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the spell of rainfall was good for the last two weeks.

Bilateral Agreements Between India-Thailand Including DTAA

India and Thailand signed multiple agreements at the 7th India-Thailand Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation meeting.
daily-doseRestructuring Centrally Sponsored Schemes- NITI Aayog Meeting
daily-doseVIKRAM 100 Supercomputer - 13th Fastest In India
daily-doseUnion Cabinet approved setting up of six new IIMs
daily-doseTask Force released report on Pharmaceutical sector

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How Should One Write Answers in Mains Exam

One of the most important aspects of IAS Mains examination is the presentation of the answers that you write.

Civil Service Exam Inspirational Stories

Preparation of IAS examination is not an easy task, not only because of the excessive tough competition that accompanies it

How To Select Magazine For IAS Preparation

Current Affairs is an extremely important aspect of the preparation of IAS examination. In prelims, most of the questions even those from core topics have a bearing towards current happenings.

Should Civil Services and State Services Exams be Tackled Alike

There are some inherent differences between civil services exams (CSE) conducted by UPSC and the state services exams conducted by respective state public service commissions.

Medium in IAS Examination - Hindi or English

When Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) was introduced in the IAS examination pattern in 2011 at the cost of the optional paper

Syllabi for Preliminary Examination 2015

Candidates are advised to go through the Syllabus published for the Preliminary Examination and the Main Examination
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 Thought Screen on Editorial


Role of AIIB in Asian Economy​

The AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) shows the constructive cooperation among emerging economies which increases infrastruct....

Globalization of Corruption in Sports

The latest scam is, of course, the re-election for the fourth time of sepp Blatter as president of FIFA and his sudden resignation. The....

Monetary Policy Statement Review - Time to Worry

As editors and columnists worked overtime to write their pieces, the RBI workes silently and gave its report card three days later. The....

Cyberspace - New Architecture

A new architecture of social power and control is getting built with its core in yhe U.S. India should work through the BRICS group to ....

IMD Monsoon Prediction - To worry or Not to

By downgrading the monsoon forecast for the year to deficient, the India Meteorological Department has pressed the panic button. If the....
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 CSAT Basix


The Bureau of Energy Efficiency set up in March 2002 under the provisions of 2001 Energy Conservation Act.


GRIHA is an acronym for Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment. GRIHA is a Sanskrit word meaning - Abode.


Deori or Deuri is one of the major ethnic tribes in Assam. The word Deori comes from the word Deu meaning great and wise.

 Campus Special

President's Nod To Whistle Blowers Bill

People who expose corruption in government or irregularities by public functionaries can now be free of any fear of victimization.

National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility that recognizes the need to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities

National AIDS Control Programme Phase - IV

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a gross budgetary support of Rs. 8632.77 crore

 UPSC Notifications

Preliminary Examination for Civil Services and IFos Examination 2015
Thе Union Public Sеrvicе Commission will hold thе Civil Sеrvicеs (Prеliminаry) Еxаminаtion, 2015 on Аugust 23, 2015.
DoPT comes out with clarification regarding age and attempts in Civil Services Exam
The Department of Personnel and Training in response to the news published in The Hindu on 18th November, 2014, clarified in a notification that it is true that the Government has took decision on ARC report.

 Interesting Facts for IAS Exam

  • A surrogacy arrangement is the carrying of a pregnancy for intended parents. There are two main types of surrogacy, gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy.
  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) estimates the practice of Commercial surrogacy in India will generate $2.3bn a year with nearly 20,000 such clinics operating across the country. However, there is no law to regulate the same. The Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill, 2013 has been pending for quite a while and it has not been presented in the Indian Parliament.
  • In 2002, the Supreme Court of India in the Manjis case (Japanese Baby) has held that commercial surrogacy is legal in India. , a U.N.-backed study estimates that the surrogacy business has raked in more than $400 million a year.
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