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DRISHTI committee

The Government of India constituted a High Powered Committee (HPC) on “DRISHTI” – (Driving Information System for Holistic Tax Initiatives) in February 2014. The DRISHTI Committee is headed by Shri T.V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education and consisting of eminent persons from the private sector having in depth domain knowledge …

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Fiscal Deficit, Revenue Deficit, Budgetary Deficit

There are few terms in Indian Economy, which are often asked in UPSC Civil Services Prelims as well as Main examination. These terms are given below. What is fiscal deficit? Fiscal deficit is the difference between the government’s expenditures and its revenues (excluding the money it’s borrowed). A country’s fiscal …

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IAS Mains Exam Geography Optionals Books

CIVIL SERVICES MAIN EXAM BOOKS GEOGRAPHY PAPER -I (PRINCIPLES OF GEOGRAPHY) Section A: Physical Geography Geomorphology: Physical Geography by Strahler & Strahler Principles of Geomorphology by W.D. Thornbury Physical Geography – Made Simple, Rupa Publisher Physical Geography in Diagrams by Bunnett Physical Geography by Savindra Singh Geomorphology by Savindra Singh …

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IAS Mains Exam Geography Optionals Syllabus

CIVIL SERVICES MAIN EXAM SYLLABUS GEOGRAPHY PAPER -I (PRINCIPLES OF GEOGRAPHY) Physical Geography: 1. Geomorphology: Factors controlling landform development; endogenetic and exogenetic forces; Origin and evolution of the earth’s crust; Fundamentals of geomagnetism; Physical conditions of the earth’s interior; Geosynclines; Continental drift; Isostasy; Plate tectonics; Recent views on mountain building; Vulcanicity; Earthquakes and …

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Nitrogen Cycle

Ecology and Environment is an important section in UPSC Civil Services Exam. In this section, nitrogen cycle forms and important topic. The nitrogen cycle is the process by which nitrogen is converted between its various chemical forms. This transformation can be carried out through both biological and physical processes. Important …

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Civil Services Main Exam 2013 – Essay (Compulsory)

Civil Services Main Exam 2013 question paper Essay (Compulsory) Time Allowed : Three Hours                                        Maximum Marks : 250 QUESTION PAPER SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS (Please read each of the following instructions carefully before attempting questions) The ESSAY must be written in the medium authorized in the Admission certificate which must be stated …

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In news :- Genes behind oral cancer

A team of Indian scientists has identified new genes and new biological pathways that are specific to driving oral cancer associated predominantly with smokeless tobacco consumption in India. And detail study on these discoveries might lead to finding better therapies for oral cancer. The Indian group is part of the …

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Ecosystem

What is Ecosystem? An ecosystem consists of biotic & non biotic components which constantly interact with each other and form a functioning unit. Biotic components such as plants, animals, micro-organism. Abiotic components such as lithosphere, atmosphere & hydrosphere. How Ecosystem develops? An ecosystem’s development depends on the energy that moves …

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Telemdeicine: Applications and Advantages

What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine is a rapidly developing application of clinical medicine where medical information is transferred through the phone or the Internet and sometimes other networks for the purpose of consulting, and sometimes remote medical procedures or examinations. Although there were distant precursors to telemedicine, it is essentially a …

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International Ozone Day

Things to know: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer:  14th September Theme of 2013 “a Healthy Atmosphere, the Future We Want”. What is ozone layer? The ozone layer is a deep layer in the stratosphere, encircling the Earth. Ozone is a special form of oxygen, made up …

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