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Samachar Manthan Week 5: Why Baluchistan wants to secede from Pakistan

This Short Snippet is Part of Our Samachar Manthan Program.

 

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100 Most Probable Topics for IAS Mains 2019

 

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Civilsdaily brings you the 100 Most Important Issues that need to be read and understood for Mains 2019. This compilation contains issues that have a high probability of appearing in Mains 2019 and beyond.

Having a tech platform which connects daily news + op-eds dynamically to its relevant newstrail has many advantages.  It makes it easier to understand how a theme has evolved both qualitatively (facets of issues, complexity) and quantitatively (number of newscards, op-eds written and connected).

With that objectivity in hand and UPSC’s changing patterns in mind, we sat together to write down Explainers on the 100 probable topics for this years’ IAS Mains.

List of Topics

Polity

  • Should the post of Governor in India be abolished
  • Electoral bonds
  • Lateral entry debate
  • Prison reforms
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019
  • Model code of conduct
  • Single Tribunal for hearing water disputes
  • Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019
  • Should India need directly elected mayors?
  • Reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Compulsory voting and associated issues
  • Human rights courts in India

 

Economy

  • 5 trillion economy
  • Jobless growth in india
  • NBFC crisis and application
  • New e commerce policy
  • Feminization of Agriculture
  • Model BIT 2016
  • New Code on Wages Bill
  • India US relations in the backdrop of recent hiccups
  • Application of Behavioural economics
  • Doubling Farmers Income
  • Issues being faced by Telecom sector
  • New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2019
  • US withdraws GSP status from India
  • Privatisation of Air India
  • Direct Income Support scheme (PM-KISAN)
  • India’s NPA Problem
  • Agricultural Insurance in India
  • RBI revises stressed asset resolution norms
  • MGNREGA: An analysis
  • Middle Income Trap
  • Issue of RBI surplus funds
  • India’s Export Slowdown
  • India Agri Export policy
  • Auto sector slump
  • India’s investment slowdown
  • Universal Basic Income
  • Food Processing Industry in India: Challenges and Initiatives

 

Governance & Society

  • Commercial Surrogacy Bill
  • Reservation for economically weaker sections
  • Low female workforce participation in India
  • Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018
  • Draft Emigration Policy
  • Model Tenancy Act
  • Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019
  • National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019
  • Trafficking of Persons Bill, 2018
  • Draft National education policy
  • National Register of Citizens
  • RTI Amendment Bill, 2019

 

Environment

  • National policy on biofuels
  • Zero based natural farming
  • Draft IFA 2019
  • Forest fire problem in India
  • Water Crisis in India
  • Rising heat wave phenomenon in India
  • One World, One Sun, One Grid
  • Tiger census 2019
  • Environment Performance Index & India
  • Dam safety bill 2019
  • CRZ Notification 2018
  • Methanol economy in India

 

International relations

  • India’s non-permanent membership of UNSC
  • India and SCO
  • COMCASA agreement between India and US
  • BBIN Initiative
  • U.S. ends waiver for India on Iran oil
  • One belt one road
  • BIMSTEC as an alternative to SAARC
  • Indo-Pacific
  • Increasing Influence Of China In Indian Ocean And Its Impact In India
  • US-China trade war & its impact on India

 

Internal Security

  • Does India require an anti-lynching law?
  • NIA (Amendment) Bill, 2019
  • Fake news menace in India
  • Chief of Defence Staff Post
  • India’s No First Use Policy

 

Science & Technology

  • BT Brinjal
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Space activity Bill
  • DNA technology Bill
  • Big data
  • Internet of Things
  • Application of Biotechnology in India
  • 5G
  • National Bio-pharma mission
  • Hyperloop
  • Li Fi
  • INO observatory
  • Data Localization issue
  • Acute Encephalitis Syndrome

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Demystifying Economics: Introductory lecture on Union budget 2019-20

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSRReSMwBJQ

This video is part of our course Demystifying Economics- Core & Current Affairs Buildup Lecture Series

Economics is not only the most important subject in all 3 tiers of the exam (Prelims, Mains and interview) but also the most feared subject.

Rather than understanding the concepts, many aspirants indulge in rot learning and mugging up the concepts but since Economics is not a theoretical subject like History this method does not actually work in the actual exam. The objective of this course is to make Economics as a subject interesting, lucid, layman and enjoyable.

After the end of the course, economics will be on your fingertips and you will be able to apply that knowledge not just in UPSC exam but also in other subsidiary exams like State PSC, RBI Grade B, CAPF, SSC, Bank PO, etc.

The other focus of this course is to strengthen the basics and conceptual clarity of the student so that he can apply that knowledge in understanding the contemporary economic issues.

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Get ready for upcoming Economics Basics Prelims Test on 18th August- sample questions highlighting our methodology

click here to enroll for the Prime Prelims TS

Dear students,

31st May 2020 is the D-day for all civil service aspirants.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. “

This Quote by Abraham Lincoln clearly sums up how one should prepare for that day. So before entering the battlefield alone should have enough practice. Our Prime Prelims Test series which shall enrich you to acquaint yourself with the pattern of CSE-2020, assess your abilities, rectify your mistakes and make you confident to appear on the examination day.

Our Prime Prelims Test Series follows the same approach as that adopted by UPSC. Our team of experts is quite enriched with the UPSC pattern and focal point of the questions and hence creates more chances for the aspirants to crack civil service examination by appearing our Test Series.

The key philosophy of our prelims TS is Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximize your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

Thus Economics basics test contain questions from the following themes:

Economic Growth and Development- 17 Questions

Fiscal policy- 18

Inflation-10

Finance/Capital market-12

Monetary policy-16

Banking-19

Basic economic concept-8

 

Nothing speaks more than the facts itself rather than a mere jargon. Here is a list of 5 sample questions from the upcoming test which will help you in identifying the standards and approach we follow. (you can skip this if you want to attempt these directly in the test). 

Noone but only you can assess how it will help you in being the top percentile of aspirants. You have to practice ruthlessly and civils Daily provides you with a platform to hone your skills.

Q.1)  National income is the measure of the level of the country’s economic activity in a given time period. With reference to it, what is/are the factors that may limit the growth in National income?

1. Surplus of the unskilled labor force

2. Lack of managerial skill

3. More women working as a housewife

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q.2)  Which of the following will be a part of Capital Expenditure by the Government of India?

1. Repayment of loans by Central government

2. Grants given by the Central government to state governments

3. Loans by Central government to state government

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q.3) Consider the following statements about Net National Product (NNP):

1. It is more than the Gross National Product.
2. NNP (at factor cost) increases if indirect tax increases.
3. NNP (at factor cost) increases if subsidies increases.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 only

c) 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q.4)  Which of the following are the pillars of Gross National Happiness?

1. High investment rate

2. Preservation and promotion of cultural values

3. Conservation of natural environment

4. Establishment of good governance.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1,2 and 3 only

c) 2,3 and 4

d) 1,3 and 4

 

Q.5) Which of the following factors may increase the level of inflation in an economy?

1. Deficit financing

2. Reduction in Indirect taxes

3. Increase in Black money in the economy

4. Defective supply chain Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1,3 and 4 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

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SAMANVAYA: Students Preparing for UPSC 2020 > Come join US !

Click here to fill the form. We will call on a first-come, first-serve basis

Dear students,

As prelims conclude, we have started getting emails, messages from students who have benefitted from our programs.

After numerous conversations with so many aspirants, we have started understanding your problems better and also standardizing solutions for the ones you might face.

These are being incorporated in our Samanvaya program. It is these practices that will make the program more effective.

At the core of Samanvaya lies the fact that each one of you will have a unique journey while preparing for the exam. Some will get through on the first attempt without much effort while others will take both more time and more effort. We want to understand you better to help you optimize your journey so you can focus on the right things and not waste time on the wrong ones. We are asking you to tap into the valuable experiences of mentors who underwent the same grind and realize the pitfalls and understand the shortcuts to make it.

Samanvaya program involves the following –

1. Identifying your weaknesses

Over 80% of students who claimed to have revised NCERTs were unable to answer basic questions. Many were not comfortable with at least 1 GS subject and Optional. Many struggled with ‘What went wrong’ after 2-3 years of hard work.

Our mentors will help you assess your preparedness and suggest accurate strategies.

2. Strategy and study plan discussions

Over 90% of students couldn’t stick to a plan. Study plans and strategies are iterative in nature and we want to help you with that. Many are unable to perform in tests despite preparing hard. This could be due to a variety of factors – lack of adequate prep, jitters in the exam hall, inadequate revision, lack of practice of test series or just a bad day at work. Tell us what you think went wrong and we’ll figure out a way to get you over the line next time.

3. Helping you understand the exam better

Which books to read, different approaches, etc. Over 60% of students we talked to did not find NCERTs relevant and saw no point in being thorough with them.

4. Lack of motivation

We have all had those days when it’s been hard to motivate ourselves to hit the books and just study. It happens to the best of us sometimes and for some of us, it happens more frequently. And it is understandable, Civil Service preparation is a long and often lonely process. Every aspirant, from toppers to those who have quit have been overwhelmed by this process at some point in time. Working alone is monotonous and Help you keep motivated by ensuring you are actively and passively studying every day. Focused telegram groups to foster discussions.

Samanvaya Code of Conduct

  • Be honest with your mentors about your preparation levels and stage.
  • Follow their advice and participate in tests and assignments that they set for you
  • Stay active in the telegram groups, ask doubts, don’t hold yourself back.
  • Don’t expect spoonfeeding. You have to drive the initiative.

Click here to fill the form and get a kickstart. 

Here’s the feedback that we got from some of our students:


Click here to fill the form and get a kickstart. 

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AWE – Reminder – Enrolments Open for the Month August, September

Dear students,

AWE Program is gaining popularity and seeing a lot of participation.    

We request all students to renew their subscription for the upcoming month. Let’s keep the momentum going. 

We are working hard to make the program more featureful, highlight the best answers, show the competency levels of students.

Monthly Rs. 1k + taxes: Click2Join (bi-monthly payments accepted)

The fee is for 2 months combined.

For more information on how the program proceeds, click here –

 

https://www.civilsdaily.com/answer-writing-enhancement/

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Last days left to join Batch 2 for Foundation Courses, Prelims Test Series and Samachar Manthan

 

Starts July 20th. First Test on July 27th. 

Master Timetable for Batch 2. 

The philosophy behind the Time Table and Study Plan was published for the last batch – https://www.civilsdaily.com/foundation-2020-study-plan-released/

Download Brochure: Foundation 2020 from Civilsdaily

Civilsdaily has seen appreciation from Rank 1- Durishetty Anudeep, Rank 2 Anu Kumari. Visit this link – https://www.civilsdaily.com/topper-sessions-and-testimonials/

Toppers Sessions for this year have been uploaded on our youtube channel –  The playlist is here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGIVuXnuUyk&list=PLZTYLkxalE7KePwowjs9V66rHNRv883iM


The Foundation 2020 is our most ambitious programme to date. It marks the culmination of our learnings across the 4+ year of our operations and introduces a hitherto unexplored but immensely important layer of abstraction: Identification of your Learning Personas.


Understanding your learning personas is an evolving process and we are upgrading our Samanvaya calls to ensure that our mentors adapt to your learning patterns and provide flexible yet comprehensive strategies.

That said, the execution part of the Foundation 2020 course leaves nothing to chance. It takes care of 100% of your learning & assessment needs in a way that reinforces superior test-taking strategies for desired outcomes.


more details on the brochure


We have prepared this brochure with immense care & love. Please download and go through it for all information regarding:

  • What’s different with Foundation 2020 & rest of the similar programs from other portals
  • Key constituents of Foundation 2020 & their details
  • Quick reference table for pricing
  • The journey of a Foundation 2020 course student (broad timetable and learning outcomes)

 

We at Civilsdaily are committed to helping you in the process of figuring out your learning personalities and creating the best time table and suggesting most relevant strategies for your IAS Prep. Please take 5 minutes to fill up this Samanvaya Form. We will arrange a mentor call for you once this is done.

Click here to enroll for the program 


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Gear up for our GS 2 Full length test this sunday |Mains Full-Length Test Series Program 2019 – 3 months | Write 12 tests | Reach your next level

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Dear Students,

 As an aspirant, we all wait for that imaginary moment when we are done with all the revision and have this tendency to delay answer writing.

The bitter truth is that the moment when you are done with all your revision and ready for answer writing will never come. You should remember that the confidence of writing good answers comes only by writing more and more answers. Some things are best learnt by doing only and learn from your mistakes. Take swimming in this case. You will only learn when you are in a pool and not by watching tutorial videos or watching others swim.

A test series gives you the opportunity to test yourself and also helps you in improving your writing.

Our previous year FLTs have exceptional hit ratios. Go through the posts below to understand what we are talking about –

UPSC Mains 2018 GS Paper 1 – Solutions, Sample Structures and Repeated Questions from CD Mains TS

UPSC Mains 2018 GS Paper 4 – Solutions, Sample Structures and Repeated Questions from CD Mains TS

 

We are excited to launch our Mains Full-Length Test Series Program for 2019. As usual, we are incorporating a lot of feedback and bringing a better offering.

Here are questions from  full-length test (GS 2)

Q.1 It is commented that Electoral bonds instead of cleansing India’s electoral system distort India’s democracy.Do you agree.Critically analyse? (15 marks)

Q2.An effective Opposition is crucial to an effective Democracy. Comment (10 marks)

Q3. India-US tensions are fuelled by rise of national-populism in both the countries and Delhi’s policy of multi-alignment.Discuss (15  marks)

Q4. Over the last two decades, the Self-Help Group Bank Linkage Program (SBLP) has proven to be a great medium for social and economic empowerment for rural women. However NABARD study indicates that growth of the self-help group movement in India has slowed in the last  few years. Discuss the reasons for the slowdown and how can challenges be overcome to improve and revitalize these programs? (15 marks)

Q5. What do you understand by social audit? Critically examine social audit as a tool in ensuring good governance in India.? (10 marks)

Program Inclusions

1. Checked Copy Discussion on Phone
We are known to provide individual attention to students. We have further standardized our program. Now students can schedule a call within 2 days of receiving their checked copies by replying back to us with their availability. We have kept it 2 days so your mentors can easily recall your attempt.
This is the biggest reason why you should join our TS. Major issues with your attempt will be highlighted and your improvement will be tracked in subsequent tests.

2. Question Formulation
Our questions will now specifically state that
>Whether they are straightforward or thought-provoking/analytical.
>Whether they have subparts.
>Why this question – similar previous year questions, the importance of the theme, etc.
CD Innovation – Rather than the regular uninspiring questions, we have gone the extra mile and crafted unique, intellectually-stimulating questions. These will reward analytical ability and critical thinking. These questions will be marked with a ‘star’.

3. Model Answers
> For ‘thought-provoking/analytical‘ type of questions, we’ll provide the best way to approach them.
> Alternate introductions
> Sub-headings and categorization to enhance readability and answer structure.
> Color coding for main arguments, reports, data, scholars, etc.
> OTB – *Out of the box points for additional marks*

4. Answer Checking
Answer-copy evaluation in the industry has become stagnant. The focus is restricted to superficial, memory-based lapses rather than on analytical excellence and cross-domain inter-linkages.
Our stress will be on the following –
1. Superior introduction and conclusion.
2. Usage of subject-specific vocabulary.
3. Articulation proficiency.
4. Substantiating evidence like Government and International Reports and Indices.
5. Prominent and contemporary examples.
Thorough answer checking with oversight of rankers like Dr. Vipin Garg(AIR 20), Swapnil Pawar (AIR 525)

5. Video Discussion
There will be a video discussion after every test where the mentor will discuss how you can write the best answers to the questions asked in the test. Mentors will also be sharing answer writing strategy with students so that they can gain extra marks in Mains

6. One to one mentorship 
We believe in constant guidance and support approach and therefore we will provide a dedicated one to one mentorship group for students of the module where they can have peer discussions as well as doubt clearance via mentors.
The group will also have toppers who will personally guide the students. The students can always raise there preparation related query in the group.

7. Magazines, listicles and other relevant study material
Supplementary content provided will be helpful in covering multiple related questions.

MAINS FULL LENGTH TESTS-2019 Time Table

Fees – Rs. 9K + Taxes.

Click here to enroll now!

 

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Last 2 days left to join Batch 2 for Foundation Courses, Prelims Test Series and Samachar Manthan

 

Starts July 20th. First Test on July 27th. 

Master Timetable for Batch 2. 

The philosophy behind the Time Table and Study Plan was published for the last batch – https://www.civilsdaily.com/foundation-2020-study-plan-released/

Download Brochure: Foundation 2020 from Civilsdaily

Civilsdaily has seen appreciation from Rank 1- Durishetty Anudeep, Rank 2 Anu Kumari. Visit this link – https://www.civilsdaily.com/topper-sessions-and-testimonials/

Toppers Sessions for this year have been uploaded on our youtube channel –  The playlist is here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGIVuXnuUyk&list=PLZTYLkxalE7KePwowjs9V66rHNRv883iM


The Foundation 2020 is our most ambitious programme to date. It marks the culmination of our learnings across the 4+ year of our operations and introduces a hitherto unexplored but immensely important layer of abstraction: Identification of your Learning Personas.


Understanding your learning personas is an evolving process and we are upgrading our Samanvaya calls to ensure that our mentors adapt to your learning patterns and provide flexible yet comprehensive strategies.

That said, the execution part of the Foundation 2020 course leaves nothing to chance. It takes care of 100% of your learning & assessment needs in a way that reinforces superior test-taking strategies for desired outcomes.


more details on the brochure


We have prepared this brochure with immense care & love. Please download and go through it for all information regarding:

  • What’s different with Foundation 2020 & rest of the similar programs from other portals
  • Key constituents of Foundation 2020 & their details
  • Quick reference table for pricing
  • The journey of a Foundation 2020 course student (broad timetable and learning outcomes)

 

We at Civilsdaily are committed to helping you in the process of figuring out your learning personalities and creating the best time table and suggesting most relevant strategies for your IAS Prep. Please take 5 minutes to fill up this Samanvaya Form. We will arrange a mentor call for you once this is done.

Click here to enroll for the program 


If you wish to do a direct bank transfer, here are the details.

A/C NAME: APEIROGON TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD
A/C NO: 50200016012695
IFSC CODE: HDFC0000922
GSTIN: 07AAOCA0521B1ZA

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Over 50% of the Mains Candidates of 2018 failed to clear 2019 Prelims. Know why?

View the schedule for Prelim TS Batch 2: Click2View.  Click here to enroll in Batch 2 for the Prime Prelims TS

Many of the mains and Interview candidates of 2018 failed to get over the line in Prelims 2019. The chief reason was overconfidence –

“I’ve figured out UPSC’s pattern”.

“I can use compilations to keep up with Current Affairs”

“I can score well without practicing with a Test Series”

The result was mayhem on the D-Day and then the blame game started. UPSC used confusing language, questions were wrong, obscure sources etc.

The bottom line is that some people still managed to remain unfazed by changes and cleared prelims again. What did they do differently? Simply put, they were more prepared.

How can you do that? By following these 5 simple steps

  • Invest in a comprehensive Test Series – Look no further than Civilsdaily’s Prime TS
  • Cover the complete syllabus.
  • Revise, revise, revise ……..
  • Analyze and work on your weaknesses – Exam day stress can be tackled by multiple Full-Length Tests

Peak at the right time – pace your preparation in tune with exam cycle

Don’t let overconfidence ruin another year.


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Launch of Demystifying Economics-Core and Current Affairs Buildup Lecture Series 2020

Click here to enroll for the Demystifying Economics- Core & Current Affairs Buildup Lecture Series 2020

Detailed Timetable can be obtained from here

Importance of Economics for UPSC

Prelims exam

Year   Questions asked

2016   29

2017   29

2018   25

2019   28

Thus on an average 1/4th of the prelims paper can be solved easily if you have good command in economics.

Mains exam

GS paper 3

Year    Total Marks

2018     100 Marks

2017    125 Marks

2016    112.5 Marks

2015    125 Marks

In Essay Paper

1 topic Every year

Total Weightage in mains: 375 Marks

Objectives of this course

Economics is not only the most important subject in all 3 tiers of the exam (Prelims, Mains and interview) but also the most feared subject

Rather than understanding the concepts, many aspirants indulge in rot learning and mugging up the concepts but since Economics is not a theoretical subject like History this method does not actually work in the actual exam. The objective of this course is to make Economics as a subject interesting, lucid, layman and enjoyable.

After the end of the course, economics will be on your fingertips and you will be able to apply that knowledge not just in UPSC exam but also in other subsidiary exams like State PSC, RBI Grade B, CAPF, SSC, Bank PO, etc.

The other focus of this course is to strengthen the basics and conceptual clarity of the student so that he can apply that knowledge in understanding the contemporary economic issues.

Is it relevant only to UPSC students?

This course is relevant for not just UPSC students but also for State PSC, RBI Grade B, SSC, Bank PO, and other competitive exams

What will this course offer?

1. Static Lectures

100 hours of static Lectures covering NCERT’s, All advanced UPSC books like Mishra and Puri, Dutt and Sundaram, Paul Krugman, Mankiw, etc

To understand the philosophy of the course Please watch these introductory videos:

2. Lectures on contemporary issues both 2020  Mains specific and 2020 Prelims specific

35 – 40 Hours of lectures on Contemporary issues (From 2012 to 2019)

Sources: All important magazines and newspapers like Economist, EPW, Livemint, Business Standard, Economic times

 

3. Notes

Notes on both static and current part will be given

4. Tests

-6 Prelims test of Economics (100 Questions each)

-6 Mains test (10 Questions each)

5. Mentorship

-Telegram group where students can ask any doubts with the faculty. Students can also call the faculty at a defined time every day.

6. Unlimited access

Unlimited access to videos during the validity of the course. Can access the course 24/7 as per your convenience.

7. Special Coverage of Budget and Economic Survey 2020

Get all the details of the course and join here

About the Faculty

Himanshu Arora

MPhil Economics (JNU)

Works at Prime Minister Economic Advisory Council

-Writes regularly in various famous Indian and international weeklies like Millenium post and Huffington Post, Indian Express and Hindu.

-Worked as Assistant Professor in Delhi University

Here are some of his published articles

https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/strengthening-indias-economic-fundamental-may-be-the-best-route-to-enhance-its-influence-as-a-strong-economy/1555087/

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/us-sanctions-have-rarely-worked/article27119264.ece

Looking beyond geopolitics

Empowering citizens is better than entitlements

China in Xi Era

‘We the People’

 

Sajal Singh

MSc Economics (Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics)

MS Financial Economics Carleton University Canada

NET (JRF) Economics Qualified

Core Faculty @ Civilsdaily.com

Lecture 1
Lecture 2

Detailed Timetable can be obtained from here


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Difference between Mains Essential Program & Daily AWE Program

Students,

We’ve been posed with this question a lot of times. Though the differences are clear, we understand that new students would want some more clarity.

Mains Essential Program is our UPSC Mains Focused program. Its format is exactly the same as UPSC Mains papers. There are 20 questions to be solved in 2 hours’ time. A lot of time is spent on perfecting the question paper to ensure maximum questions are repeated in the actual exam and on sample solutions with value-added points. Reviews are more elaborate and more time is spent on each answer copy.

The Daily Answer Writing Program Questions are uploaded on a daily basis. By attempting these questions, you get to create your own notes on important topics. These notes will help you immensely when your exams are close. At the same time, the reviews will help you build a solid foundation ensuring your preparedness.

AWE is for you if you know for sure that you need more writing practice – either because you are not comfortable with English or because you are unable to organize your thoughts in a limited time. If you are looking for quality and a more in-depth analysis of your shortcomings, then Mains TS is the way to go. 

Admissions for both programs are open. 

For the philosophy of AWE and payment, click here- Click2Join

View the schedule of the Mains Essential Program 2020 here: Click2View.  Read all details of the program and join Batch 2 here: Click2Join

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Gear up for our GS 1 Full length test this sunday |Mains Full-Length Test Series Program 2019 – 3 months | Write 12 tests | Reach your next level

Click here to enroll.  | Click here for Time Table


Dear Students,

 As an aspirant, we all wait for that imaginary moment when we are done with all the revision and have this tendency to delay answer writing.

The bitter truth is that the moment when you are done with all your revision and ready for answer writing will never come. You should remember that the confidence of writing good answers comes only by writing more and more answers. Some things are best learnt by doing only and learn from your mistakes. Take swimming in this case. You will only learn when you are in a pool and not by watching tutorial videos or watching others swim.

A test series gives you the opportunity to test yourself and also helps you in improving your writing.

Our previous year FLTs have exceptional hit ratios. Go through the posts below to understand what we are talking about –

UPSC Mains 2018 GS Paper 1 – Solutions, Sample Structures and Repeated Questions from CD Mains TS

UPSC Mains 2018 GS Paper 4 – Solutions, Sample Structures and Repeated Questions from CD Mains TS

 

We are excited to launch our Mains Full-Length Test Series Program for 2019. As usual, we are incorporating a lot of feedback and bringing a better offering.

Here are questions from Fourth  full-length test (GS 1)

Q.1 Discuss why inscriptions and monuments have been considered a better source of history in comparison with literary sources? (10 marks)

Q2. Divided into spheres of influence by foreign powers, China in the 19th century presented a sorry spectacle. How did China react to it? (15 marks)

Q3. Discuss the changes in the nature and character of Peasant Movements of 1920’s compared to early uprisings/movements? (15 marks)

Q4.  Farmer’s movement in India has not addressed the issues of farmers of lower social strata. Substantiate your view. (10 marks)

Q5. What do you understand by Karst topography? Write a note on Karst caves of India

Program Inclusions

1. Checked Copy Discussion on Phone
We are known to provide individual attention to students. We have further standardized our program. Now students can schedule a call within 2 days of receiving their checked copies by replying back to us with their availability. We have kept it 2 days so your mentors can easily recall your attempt.
This is the biggest reason why you should join our TS. Major issues with your attempt will be highlighted and your improvement will be tracked in subsequent tests.

2. Question Formulation
Our questions will now specifically state that
>Whether they are straightforward or thought-provoking/analytical.
>Whether they have subparts.
>Why this question – similar previous year questions, the importance of the theme, etc.
CD Innovation – Rather than the regular uninspiring questions, we have gone the extra mile and crafted unique, intellectually-stimulating questions. These will reward analytical ability and critical thinking. These questions will be marked with a ‘star’.

3. Model Answers
> For ‘thought-provoking/analytical‘ type of questions, we’ll provide the best way to approach them.
> Alternate introductions
> Sub-headings and categorization to enhance readability and answer structure.
> Color coding for main arguments, reports, data, scholars, etc.
> OTB – *Out of the box points for additional marks*

4. Answer Checking
Answer-copy evaluation in the industry has become stagnant. The focus is restricted to superficial, memory-based lapses rather than on analytical excellence and cross-domain inter-linkages.
Our stress will be on the following –
1. Superior introduction and conclusion.
2. Usage of subject-specific vocabulary.
3. Articulation proficiency.
4. Substantiating evidence like Government and International Reports and Indices.
5. Prominent and contemporary examples.
Thorough answer checking with oversight of rankers like Dr. Vipin Garg(AIR 20), Swapnil Pawar (AIR 525)

5. Video Discussion
There will be a video discussion after every test where the mentor will discuss how you can write the best answers to the questions asked in the test. Mentors will also be sharing answer writing strategy with students so that they can gain extra marks in Mains

6. One to one mentorship 
We believe in constant guidance and support approach and therefore we will provide a dedicated one to one mentorship group for students of the module where they can have peer discussions as well as doubt clearance via mentors.
The group will also have toppers who will personally guide the students. The students can always raise there preparation related query in the group.

7. Magazines, listicles and other relevant study material
Supplementary content provided will be helpful in covering multiple related questions.

MAINS FULL LENGTH TESTS-2019 Time Table

Fees – Rs. 9K + Taxes.

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Gear up for This week’s Samachar Manthan lecture on 21st July Sunday

Dear students,

We understand that the UPSC exam is a generalist exam. It’s more important to cover more issues than to cover one issue in more depth. Hence, through Samachar Manthan, we are trying to maintain a fine balance of covering many important news items and having a detailed discussion on selected topics which require the same. On daily basis a news gets repeated multiple times. Scattered knowledge is not adequately useful when you have to write a 200 words answer within 6-7 minutes. To handle this, Samachar manthan covers such issues in a comprehensive and consolidated manner which is the smart strategy.

Benefits of Samachar Manthan

  • Packed 3 – 3.5 hours Weekly videos will focus on news and its importance from both prelims and mains perspective.
  • This program will also help you understand how to utilize current affairs in all your prelims and mains papers.
  • This ideology makes this course the best utilization of your time.
  • Detailed coverage would mean analysis from all the angles like background or history, features, significance, challenges and way forward. Also, multiple sources like epw, diplomat magazine etc will be referred to in the video lectures.
  • Such an approach will help in writing multidimensional answers.
  • Also which part of the topic is important from mains and prelims perspective will also be discussed.
  • Audio Visual Learning is more impactful than simply glancing through the material. So that you are able to retain information for long also interlink with any new information you get.
  • 4 stage structure of Video->Notes->testing->review to perfect your preparation
  • The sequence of video->Notes->testing->review is the best way to ensure maximum retention and a rock solid preparation. Each component of the program has been meticulously crafted.

For example this week, we will be covering the following issues;

Economics
Utkarsh 2022
[op-ed snap] Diluting the code
Basel Norms
[op-ed snap] Caution on spectrum
[pib] Indian Nuclear Insurance Pool
Merchant Discount Rate

Enviro & Biodiversity
Zero based natural farming
Explained: Where to plant a trillion trees to save planet Earth?
Plan Bee
[op-ed snap] Turning down the heat
Desert Locusts incursion in India
Bengal port records country’s highest sea level rise in 50 years
[op-ed snap] picking out plastic

Governance 
Coffee Table Book for partnership between India and the UN World Food Programme
Generic Drugs
Feminization of Agriculture
Automated facial recognition: what NCRB proposes, what are the concerns
[op-ed snap] One more quota
Witness Protection Scheme
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019
Death Penalty provisions for Sexual offences against Children
Single Tribunal for hear water disputes
Explained: How PIB accreditation helps journalists
[op-ed of the day] The Malaise of malnutrition
[op-ed of the day] A demographic window of opportunity
Study in India’ programme
Model Tenancy Act
Lifting 271 mn out of poverty in 10 yrs, India fastest, Jharkhand No. 1 area: UN
[op-ed of the day] A welcome debate on electoral reforms
LaQshya Initiative
Private member’s Bill calls for two-child norm
[op-ed snap] Law and beyond

International Relations 
[op-ed of the day] A shot at economic logic
[op-ed of the day] Game of chicken that can end in disaster

Polity 
Human Rights Courts in India
Explained: Anti-Defection Law

Science Tech 
Black Gold 50

Internal security
Automated facial recognition: what NCRB proposes, what are the concerns

And these issues will be covered in detail

  • Human Rights Courts in India
  •  Anti-Defection Law
  • Feminization of Agriculture
  • Merchant Discount Rate
  • Electoral reforms

So to be thorough in your preparation and to have an integrated approach, join Samachar Manthan here.

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Economic Survey 2019: Introductory Lecture

 


Economic survey and Union budget are the two most important economic documents of the government. They outline the vision for the Indian economy, challenges faced, and mitigating strategies.

Keeping in mind that these two documents are technical in nature and a large number of students find it difficult to understand.

We at Civils daily are launching a program on economic survey and budget under the mentorship of Himanshu Arora sir, to give students a detailed understanding of survey and budget, key issues, concept, technical ideas discussed in it. The course is designed for both students who have no background in economics and have some familiarity with economics. It will go beyond the survey and budget to make students understand the static theories behind the idea presented in the survey.

The first lecture on economic survey covers the key highlights, approaches, ideas, and issues discussed in the entire survey documents. The lecture explains the idea of nudge economics, trickle-down economic development, export-led growth strategy followed by China and other Asian economies and the key challenges faced by the Indian economy as highlighted in the survey.


Click here to Enroll for the Economic Survey and Budget 2019 | Advanced Program

Click here to enroll for the Samachar Manthan Yearly 2019-20 (with Answer Writing Module)

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Samachar Manthan is a kickass course and a sure shot path to clearing all stages of the exam.

Hear from our students –

Praises on Lecture 2 which was made public

Here is the lecture –


Praises on Lecture 1

The Samachar Manthan is a holistic program covering all the facets of the prelims and mains. Don’t wait! Get enrolled!

Joining Links: 

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Prelims Result – Names of qualified candidates

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released roll number wise names of candidates who have cleared the UPSC preliminary examination 2019.

This year 11,845 candidates have cleared UPSC civil services prelims examination. Candidates can check the roll number wise name of qualified candidates in the civil services prelims 2019 examination here, or at the bottom of the story.

Candidates who have passed the preliminary exam have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination. They will have to apply online again in a new form (Detailed Application Form ) provided to them. They should fill up the Detailed Application Form (DAF) online and submit the same online.

We at Civilsdaily are committed to helping you in the process of figuring out your learning personalities and creating the best time table and suggesting most relevant strategies for your IAS Prep. Please take 5 minutes to fill up this Samanvaya Form. We will arrange a mentor call for you once this is done.

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Mains Essential Program – Answer Booklet Cover Page Updated

Dear Students,

UPSC happens to be very dynamic and immensely competitive. There was a time when simply completing the paper would guarantee you a rank. Today, the case is very different.

If your answers are not innovative and are not standing out, then your chances decrease drastically. This change has inspired a change in the methodology of grading.

Our Mains Test series will now be grading you on the following  –

1. Question Comprehension

You should be spending more time trying to address the demand of the question. Not beating around the bush, talking generically and on the theme. Addressing question directives like discuss, comment, critically analyze, etc.

2. Structure

Introduction, conclusion competencies.

Most important – Sub-heading! How you define the sub-headings determines the organization of your thought.

Ensure points for different sections are not intermingled, the flow of answer is maintained.

3. Content

Source Matter, Knowledge, Innovation

Did you quote reports, numbers, important personalities?

Did you present a comparative analysis?

Did you demonstrate an ability to forge links in an interdisciplinary manner?

Observational Skills? Some hard-hitting examples?

All this will help your answer stand out.

4. Presentation

Figures, diagrams, flow charts.

Handwriting – We are placing a low priority on this. But students with a good one definitely have an edge.

5. Language and Expression

How precise are you in your expressions? Can you simplify things and present them? Can you use technical terms relevant to the subject? Do you sound judgemental, biased? Do you have a balanced view?

The cover page can be found here – MEP

 

How are we able to do this ?

Our Team ! our awesome Team ! Team members have to provide exceptional feedback, need to push their own boundaries to think our a certain answer can be made better. Hence we only hire the best, most experienced of the lot.

 

More details about our Mains Program Here –

https://www.civilsdaily.com/mains-ts/

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Last day to Join Economic Survey and Budget 2019 | Advanced Program: First Lecture on 15th July

Course Starts on 15th July

Economic Survey and Budget 2019 | Advanced Program- Rs. 2000 + taxes Click2Join

This course is designed to go beyond the text and take you through the nuances of the Economic Survey and Budget.

Importance of Economic Survey and Budget

Economic Survey and Budget are the 2 most important documents that you will go through in your exam preparation.

  • Economic Survey discusses all the major government initiatives with the explanation.
  • If we go by the trend, every year around 20 questions in prelims and 7-8 questions in mains are directly related to the Economic Survey and Budget.
  • Questions in prelims paper stress on important phrases, key analysis, technical terms, and data. Hence they have to be thoroughly studied.
  • Almost mandatory to imbibe actual phrases used in Economic Survey to frame answers for Main Examination. for example, if a Question is asked on Banking sector problems in the mains exam, you can always quote the 4R recommendations of the 2016th economic survey.
  • Adding the important and relevant facts and figures significantly enhance your marks in General Studies Paper-III.
  • Deep knowledge of the current policies and programs of the government also help an aspirant to write meaningful Essays in UPSC Civil Services Main Examination. For example, Wiping every tear from every eye “Twin balance sheet problem”, “translating potential into actuality” “ Chakravuyh challenge”, Middle-income trap, etc.
  • According to the new trend economy and the environment is going hand in hand. So questions can come from that perspective also.
  • Many statistics and schemes are asked in CAPF, State psc, bank and SSC exams.

What we are offering 

  1. 20 hours of Video Lectures Explaining the crux of each chapter in simple and layman language appropriate from an exam point of view. Highlighting the importance of each chapter wrt to prelims examination, mains examination, and interview exam.
  2. Correlate economic survey and budget observations and recommendations with static mains syllabus, for example, last year Economic survey has observed that still Indian families have a preference for Male children, now this chapter could be important for three topics of GS paper 1 which are society of India, Population and related studies and Women and women Organization. This year survey has discussed Nudge theory of behaviour economics to change the mindset of people to spur economic development. The theory is linked to various government initiatives like Swatch Bharat, DBT, Give it up scheme etc.
  3. Special focus on important terms used in the survey like PARA, Chakruvyuh challenge, reverse helicopter, etc. Last year the economic survey has used a term called stigmatized capitalism. Idea is to explain the complex terms with the help of more relatable real-life examples.
  4. Would cover important topics from last 2-3 years economic survey for a precise understanding of this year’s survey
  5. Telegram group for students joining the program where they can discuss any doubts with the respective faculty.
  6. Short and crisp Summary of Economic Survey booklet and
  7. 1 full-length prelims test on economic survey and budget
  8. Handout of 20 probable mains questions with model answers

What will students gain

  • De-jargonize the documents. Making it easy for students to read the bulky document and precisely point out the important points.
  • Not miss anything important. Specially non-economics students risk
  • Ensure all conceptual details are covered.

Core faculty

The session is being conducted by our stellar faculty – Himanshu Arora Sir

About Himanshu Arora Sir

Himanshu sir has a wide experience in the field of both academics and policy-making. He has earlier taught Economics at both under-graduate and Postgraduate level in Delhi University. Currently, he is working at the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. He also writes columns regularly in prestigious newspapers like The Hindu, Indian Express and Millennium post.

Here are some of his published articles

https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/strengthening-indias-economic-fundamental-may-be-the-best-route-to-enhance-its-influence-as-a-strong-economy/1555087/

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/us-sanctions-have-rarely-worked/article27119264.ece 

Sample lectures:

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Economic Survey and Budget 2019 | Advanced Program- Rs. 2000 + taxes Click2Join

 

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Samachar Manthan Lecture Week 2(9-15th June): Part 1 (Eco, IR, and Governance)

This is the Part 1 Lecture of our program Samachar Manthan Program.
In this lecture, Sajal sir discusses key events which were in news between 9th-15th June.
The second part of the lecture deals with Environment, Science & Tech and Internal Security.
These topics are taken by our esteemed faculty Rakesh sir. The second part of the lecture will be uploaded shortly.

Joining Links: 

Samachar Manthan Yearly with Answer Writing Module 2019-20(June 2019 to May 2020)- Rs. 16000 + taxes Click2Join

Samachar Manthan Yearly 2019-20(June 2019 to May 2020)- Rs.11,000 + taxes Click2Join

Samachar Manthan Half Yearly 2019-20(June 2019 to November 2019)-Rs.7000 + taxes Click2Join

Samachar Manthan Half Yearly with Answer Writing Module 2019-20(June 2019 to November 2019)- Rs. 10,000 + taxes Click2Join