Demolish UPSC series: 60+ Hours of Advanced Video Lectures

Demolish UPSC series

We are releasing 60+ Hours of Advanced Video Lectures on Static subjects – Polity, History, Geography, Economy

These cover the most important topics from prelims perspective

Basic knowledge will be helpful in understanding these though it’s not mandatory

CD remains committed to its students’ success. We are ready to go the extra mile to turn your dreams into reality. For students joining before the end of this month, you will get these lectures + Prelims test series for Rs. 6372 (Special 10% discounted TS price)

Link for buying test series + video lectures: Click2Join

For other students joining after June 30, the price would be Rs. 7000 + taxes for test series + video lectures

Here is the detailed schedule of lectures:

These lectures will be aligned to our CD Prime Prelims Test Series. You can view the schedule of test series here: Click2View

25 June 2018 | High Relevance vs Low Relevance News , Govt. Posters for easy recall

Reading News for UPSC is utmost important and rising number of questions year on year in UPSC Prelims is a testimony of this

We are starting a daily series where we will analyze news covered in The Hindu, Indian Express and other newspapers which are important from exam perspective and which are not

Important news would have been covered in our daily news coverage in form of newscards.

Unimportant ones will be mentioned here and a short description regarding why it is not relevant for the exam

Click on news headlines to read the full news

High relevance news

India, Bangladesh Navies to join hands

India, Bangladesh Navies to join hands

Note about CORPAT exercises and all the countries that India conducts these exercise with. Also about the importance of all such endeavors

GSP: win-win for Indo-U.S. trade

GSP: win-win for Indo-U.S. trade

The US wants to review GSP status of India and this could affect India’s exports in a big way. Make notes about all such impacts and why this system should continue as is to be beneficial to both India & USA

Celebrating the goddess who bleeds

Celebrating the goddess who bleeds

Important news for Art & Culture. Ambubachi Mela or related facts can be asked in Prelims

[op-ed snap] The tools for counting

[op-ed snap] The tools for counting

Editorial discusses the gaps left in SECC & how Census 2021 can be planned in order to get a holistic picture of Indian society and its changed pattern over the years

Low Relevance News

Haksar doctrine set tone for better ties with Beijing, says book by Jairam Ramesh

News discusses the fact that it was the former diplomat and civil servant P.N. Haksar who “invented” the formula in 1987 that India and China could cooperate in other areas even as they addressed their differences on the boundary question

Nothing important from UPSC perspective as this doctrine is less discussed in India-China relations but since UPSC is always ready to give surprises, just keep in mind the name of doctrine and broad details about it for Mains

India cuts export quotas for Maldives

India has lowered the limits on the export of certain essential commodities such as potatoes, onions, and eggs to the Maldives

No important act included in the news apart from the 1981 agreement between India and Maldives.


Govt. Poster for easy recall

21 June 2018 | High Relevance vs Low Relevance News , Govt. Posters for easy recall

Reading News for UPSC is utmost important and rising number of questions year on year in UPSC Prelims is a testimony of this

We are starting a daily series where we will analyze news covered in The Hindu, Indian Express and other newspapers which are important from exam perspective and which are not

Important news would have been covered in our daily news coverage in form of newscards.

Unimportant ones will be mentioned here and a short description regarding why it is not relevant for the exam

Click on news headlines to read the full news

High relevance news

U.S. pulls out of United Nations Human Rights Council

U.S. pulls out of United Nations Human Rights Council

Time to read and make notes about UNHRC as the U.S. pulling out of it has brought it back into the spotlight

Also, read about impacts of America’s policies on India

[op-ed snap] The imperative to offer refuge

[op-ed snap] The imperative to offer refuge

Rohingya crisis has been looming for a long time. The editorial discusses various international conventions and other possible measures to resolve refugee issues

A Mains question can be framed around it

[op-ed snap] Growth in the machine

[op-ed snap] Growth in the machine

Artificial Intelligence has been making the rounds in government domain now and serious discussions have started on its use

Editorial discusses its possible uses which can be quoted in Mains answers as well as essay topics related to technology and its uses

Dairy in Doldrums: Turning milk crisis into an international ‘gift’ opportunity

Dairy in Doldrums: Turning milk crisis into an international ‘gift’ opportunity

The article does a postmortem of recent agricultural protests and reasons that led to spilling of milk on roads

Read it in entirety to gain better knowledge about how the agri markets function and how global factors affect domestic production

Low Relevance News

Shillong is 100th Smart City

Smart Cities Mission entered its fourth year and the Centre has finally announced the 100th and last city which will be part of the project: Shillong

No important update apart from this. Smart cities have been asked in Mains 2016 so very less chance of repetition

India, South Korea to align policies for southeast Asia

India and South Korea will align their policies for the region during the visit of South Korean President Moon Jae-in to India next month

Modi’s Act East policy and Moon’s New Southern policy will be aligned

Not very important until any big announcement is made after the planned visit


Govt. Poster for easy recall

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20 June 2018 | High Relevance vs Low Relevance News , Govt. Posters for easy recall

Reading News for UPSC is utmost important and rising number of questions year on year in UPSC Prelims is a testimony of this

We are starting a daily series where we will analyze news covered in The Hindu, Indian Express and other newspapers which are important from exam perspective and which are not

Important news would have been covered in our daily news coverage in form of newscards.

Unimportant ones will be mentioned here and a short description regarding why it is not relevant for the exam

Click on news headlines to read the full news

High relevance news

Rajya Sabha fault lines clear for Deputy Chairman poll

Rajya Sabha fault lines clear for Deputy Chairman poll

Elections for Vice chairman of Rajya Sabha are due next week. Since UPSC has asked a question related to the presidential election in Prelims this year, there is a probability that a direct or indirect question on this topic can be asked next year.

Along with news, go back to Laxmikant and read all details about Rajya Sabha and its functioning

India launches its first National Healthcare Facility Registry

India launches its first National Healthcare Facility Registry

Read about NHRR and National Health Profile. Less important for Prelims but has a high chance of appearing in GS Paper 2 in Mains.

How to make affordable housing more attractive

How to make affordable housing more attractive

With launch of various welfare schemes for poor, their performance and lacunae also need to be noted.

The newscard discusses ways to help make PMAY more inclusive. All points are useful and can be used directly in Mains.

Low Relevance News

India, Maldives talks to end logjam

Proposed meeting between India & Maldives later this month to resolve various issues which are affecting bilateral relations.

Substantial points can only be taken from final statements after the meeting. Nothing important as of now.

India for rules-based world order: Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind has said that India wants to be a rule framer in a multi-polar world

President Kovind’s speech highlighted the syncretic connections between the European and Indian traditions of art, politics and state formation

Nothing important from exam point of view.


Govt. Poster for easy recall