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General Studies (Prelims) Paper

Indian Polity Notes Part 5: President of India The President of India in the Indian Constitution

(1)Article 52 – There shall be a President of India
(2)Article 53 – Executive power of the Union: The executive power shal More...
Indian Polity Notes Part 4: Directive Principles of the State Policy Directive Principles of the State Policy

1. They have been mentioned in Part-4 and cover articles from 36-51 of the Constitution of India.
2. Called as Novel Features of th More...
Indian Polity Notes Part 3: Fundamental Rights and Duties Fundamental Rights under Indian Constitution

These rights are fundamental in the sense that any law passed by the legislature in the country would be declared as null and void if More...
Indian Polity Notes: Part 2: Preamble, Union of India and Citizenship THE PREAMBLE

The term ‘preamble’ refers to the introduction or preface to the Constitution. It’s a kind of summary or essence of the Constitution.
The American Constitution More...
Indian Polity Notes: Part 1: Making of Constitution Making of Constituion

As a part of Indian Polity notes here, we will discuss the details of Mak More...
Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention to Combat Desertification, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Convention on Biological Diversity
 
Also known as Biodiversity Convention

  • It is a multilateral treaty
  • More...
Brundtland Report  & Capacity-Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) Fund Brundtland Report
 
Formally called:  Our Common Future: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development
< More...
Agenda 21 & Basel Convention Agenda 21
 
1. Non-binding
2. Voluntary

  • It is an action plan of United Nations
  • Related with sustainable development
  • It More...
Treaties and Agreements Treaties and Agreements

1971: Convention on Wetlands of International Importance ("Ramsar Convention")

1972: Stockholm Declaration

1973: Convention on International Trade in Endangered species More...
UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 5 1. With reference to Modern History of India, consider the following statements regarding the Viceroy Lord Ripon:
1. During his tenure the first Factory Act was passed.
2. He enacted the Royal Titles Act.
3. He appointed the Hunt More...
UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 4 1. Consider the following statements and choose the correct one/s
1. Development of Hindi language started at the end of the 18th century
2. Swami Dayanand wrote in order to reform the Hindu society and rid it of false beliefs and socia More...
UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 3 1.    Which of the following statements are correct regarding the Subsidiary Alliance System introduced by Lord Wellesley?
1.     The system was invented by Lord Wellesley.
2.     Permanent s More...
UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 2 1.  The India Peninsula mostly consists of relict and residual mountains like
1.  The Nallamala hills
2.  The Veliconda hills
3.  Palkonda range
Code:
(a)  1 and 2  (b)  2 and 3More...
UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 1 1.    Silappadikaram and Manimekalai are
(a)    Buddhist epics
(b)    Tamil epics
(c)    Sanskrit epics
(d More...
India needs a law against genetic discrimination