Starting 2nd April – APSIP Essay Course with K Siddhartha
Target 140+ | Click to see how & register for the module
Important for prelims. Also know about Rotavirus and vaccination programme in India (click here).
Important for prelims. Also know what are asset reconstruction companies (click here).
Important for prelims. Can also be quoted in essay or answer on environment/ climate change.
Important for prelims. See b2b.
The Deep Space Atomic Clock
The negotiations issue is important for mains. Know about the name of agreement, the associated group, basics on IPRs- very important for prelims (click here).
This is a major instance in the larger issue of tribunals for mains.
The news as such is not important from UPSC point of view. However it is a reminder to revise about IBBI and the Bankruptcy law (click on the story – Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016).
Mains- rail safety issue.
Swerving off the road:
Hasn’t given up on India’s participation:
A reset in ties required:
The U.S. angle:
Neighbourhood on board:
Contours of a compromise:
Two thousand years later, it may need both diplomacy and a push from Afghanistan and Central Asia to once again align the lines between India and China, if New Delhi and Beijing wish to ensure that the success they shared via the old Silk Route is given another chance. An important op-ed for Mains.
Happy days are here again!
Birthday celebrations- a consumerism:
The ritual of happiness:
Age-old definition of happiness:
The reality of happiness:
What then is the nature of happiness?
Surely this is not the happiness which the UN report refers to nor is it even part of the world view of the culture of the countries high up in the list. To find something close to this notion of happiness, they would have to walk the streets of societies in which people still happily smile through the rubble of their everyday world. This op-ed can be helpful in Essay writing.
Investment in people:
The road ahead:
With the growing realisation that development is a multidimensional achievement, the gains of economic reforms must help build capabilities and improve the health of all sections. Sustaining and improving the quality of life will depend on policies crafted to handle major emerging challenges such as urbanisation, the housing deficit, access to power, water, education and health care. The op-ed is important for Mains.
A Prelim tit-bit.
Important for Prelims.
The programme is under the guidance of Sri K. Siddhartha, who will set the mindset, attitude and tone of the examiner as per the UPSC guidelines.
Sir opines that unlike GS papers where students seldom cross 100+ in the IAS Mains, it is relatively easy to get 120+ and in some exceptional cases, even 140+ in the Essay examination. We plan to train you for the 140+ milestone.
Essay and Ethics Papers are like black box and an above average performance in these two not only balances the rough edges off other GS Papers but also smoothens out the uncertainity wrt. optionals papers.
The course has been designed keeping in mind the proximity of IAS Prelims 2017 and the 15 mock paper schedule is spaced out in a 5 + 10 manner. 5 before Prelims and 10 post Prelims.