IASTODAY REPUBLIC 2018 -GIVEAWAY {Surprises inside}

IASTODAY REPUBLIC 2018 -GIVEAWAY {Surprises inside}

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Diwali GIVEAWAYDear IASTODAY users & reader, we are back with yet another give away for all your love and support. This time it’s for 2 days as we got several feed backs about limited time. Additionally there is separate Giveaways for readers & users. Read till the bottom to understand details.

Give away in a glance.

For new registrations:

  1. Wide Rs. 1000 off for all registrations during JANUARY 24 and 25 2018
  2. 100% scholarship for ESSAY 2018 to 10 aspirants registering during this period.
  3. 100% scholarship for 1 aspirant from each course other than essay 2018
  4. DEMAND A NEW COURSE with custom features. Those requests will be notified on republic day & if at least 10 aspirants prefer that then it will be officially a course.

For our users:

  1. 5 users will get free upgrade to LIFETIME course which is not officially open now.
  2. Custom upgrades irrespective of 10 days limit for standard upgradation.

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For readers /new registrations

Use coupon code: IASTODAY during registration to get Rs.1000 off & eligibility for Scholarship.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Valid from JANUARY 24 12:00 AM to JANUARY 25 11:59 PM
  2. Coupon code should be applied to claim give away. No other claims will be entertained.
  3. Scholarship winners details will be published on JANUARY 26 2018 ie, On republic day.
  4. Course demanding option is not instant, Will be approved if 10 aspirants shows interest in same.
  5. Use [email protected] or Course details (general) option in chat support for queries. No other modes will be allowed for queries.

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IAS ONLINE COACHING v/s IAS OFFLINE COACHING

IAS ONLINE COACHING v/s IAS OFFLINE COACHING

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What are the difference between online IAS coaching and conventional offline coaching? Detailed analysis of advantages and disadvantages. Still many of those sticking to patriarchal view points can’t think of preparing from home. This article is to clarify concerns regarding better usage of technology for preparation. This will be proceeding as questions & answers.

Should I shift to another location from hometown to get coaching for IAS?

We have many users who did this & went back home in few months. First there will be a home sickness. Then there wont be individual care. Its practically impossible to care you , when you are one among 500 students compressed in a lecture hall.

But we treats each as individual ones & maintains data base separately. Support & review will be provided accordingly. When you initiate a chat, our team will first go through your account details & performance before suggesting solutions.

There are lot of conventional coaching institutes around India .Then what will be benefit of joining IASTODAY ONLINE COACHING?

You have more reasons to join. First you will get all features right at home.Then DAILY ANSWER REVIEW and monitoring. Expert support 24 hours a day unlike working hours elsewhere.

What if i missed a test as per schedule? Will it missed permanently like offline coaching?

NEVER. We offers unlimited flexibility.Our test are flexible in nature. You can POSTPONE the test as per your convenience. Once test is released on the scheduled date,you can give the test on any day as per your convenience.

How could i manage time limit in exams where offline coaching staffs notifies timing?

You will be taking IASTODAY PRELIMS/ MAINS TESTS in timed environment. COUNTER will be running which could be monitored from your end . When countdown comes to zero test will be closed.

Will the answer review will be peer review as we see else where?

NEVER. We have team of experts and provides one to one review with performance analysis on daily basis. There will be detailed review & marks awarded for each answers.

HOW TO WRITE MAINS ANSWERS ONLINE?

You are not typing/writing online. We will provide you writing sheets for writing with PEN. You writes answers & simply take images using your phone. LOGIN to dashboard & upload it for review.

How to submit answer sheets for review online?

All registered users will get login credentials. Login to dashboard & upload images taken using your mobile phone. No complex technical skills are expected. Just know to take photo using your mobile phone.

How to get support during any levels of preparation?

We have 24 hours x 7 days support team who went through all levels of this examination & will be able to handle 99% of your queries , no matter whether its 12 AM or 12 PM. If its exceptionally complex related to optional then will be responded in 1 hour via email.All others will be instantly solved through live chat itself.

FURTHER MORE REASONS TO CHOOSE IASTODAY 

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DAILY ANSWER REVIEWYES (in 60 minutes for premium users)NO ( Not even weekly)
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TEST TYPEFull length similar to UPSC mains10-15 questions
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HINDU NOTES-January 19 2018 [UPSC IAS Current affairs]

HINDU NOTES-January 19 2018 [UPSC IAS Current affairs]

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Modi to visit Palestine in February

News:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to travel to the Palestinian capital of Ramallah on February 10, a diplomatic source has confirmed.

Beyond News:

  • The visit to the Palestinian territory is likely to be part of Prime Minister Modi’s outreach to the Arab world, during which he will hold a meeting with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
  • This will be the first time that an Indian Prime Minister will visit the Palestinian capital of Ramallah.
  • The visit was confirmed even as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on the last leg of his trip to India.
  • The official said that the trip indicates that India remains on track with its traditional stance on Palestine. Palestine had praised India’s recent vote in the UN against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
  • The issue of Indian support to the two-state solution was also discussed during the meeting between Prime Minister Modi and Mr. Netanyahu.

Hindu Notes from General Studies-03

Agni-5 ballistic missile tested successfully

AGNI 5 launched by india

News:

  • India successfully tested Agni-V, validating the long range surface-to-surface ballistic missile’s reliability.

Beyond News:

  • The Defence Ministry said in a statement that,this was the fifth test of the missile and the third consecutive one from a canister on a road mobile launcher. All the five missions have been successful.
  • The flight performance of the missile was tracked and monitored by radars, range stations and tracking systems all through the mission.

Agni-V:

  • Agni-V, with a range of over 5,000 km, is India’s longest range ballistic missile and can reach most parts of China, making it the mainstay of India’s triad to deliver nuclear weapons.
  • The user associate test-flight of the missile has further boosted indigenous missile capabilities and deterrence strength of the country.
  • Agni-V is the most advanced missile in the Agni series with new technologies incorporated in it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine.
  • The missile is so programmed that after reaching the peak of its trajectory, it will turn towards the Earth to continue its journey towards the intended target with an increased speed due to the attraction of the Earth’s gravitational pull, he said.
  • Official added that,its path is precisely directed by the advanced on-board computer and inertial navigation system.

India to set up $350 mn fund for solar projects to meet renewable energy target

Solar project india

News:

  • India will set up a $350 million fund to finance solar projects, as the country steps up efforts to achieve its ambitious target of adding 175 gigawatts (GW) in renewable energy by 2022.

Beyond News:

  • India will need at least $125 billion to fund a plan to increase the share of renewable power supply in the country’s grid by 2022, underlining the immense financing challenge ahead.
  • The country, which receives twice as much sunshine as European nations, wants to make solar central to its renewable expansion.
  • Installed renewable power capacity is currently about 60 GW, and India plans to complete the bidding process by the end of 2019/20 to add a further 115 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022.
  • It expects renewable energy to make up 40% of installed power capacity by 2030, compared with 18.2% at the end of 2017.
  • Power ministry said in a statement that, India’s Yes Bank Ltd. has committed to financing solar projects worth $5 billion, while state-run NTPC Ltd. will contribute $1 million to an ISA fund.

Disaster warning system for Odisha by March

News

  • The Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS), a project that aims at establishing a fool-proof communication system to disseminate disaster warning up to the community level, is expected to be commissioned by this March.

Beyond News

  • The EWDS had missed several deadlines before being fast-tracked recently.
  • The EWDS is a first-of-its-kind automatic public address system in the country.
  • Managing Director of the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) said that,it will help the State to warn a vast population residing along its coast from the State headquarters through loud sirens from towers installed at 122 locations in the event of occurrence of natural disasters like a tsunami or cyclone.
  • The EWDS for last mile connectivity is being implemented under a World Bank project.

Static thermal imaging cameras to track elephant movement

News

  • The Forest Department will install permanent thermal imaging cameras at four places along forest boundaries in Coimbatore to track movement of wild elephants and to develop an early warning system.

Beyond News

  • The thermal imaging captured by the cameras will be sent to the control room of the Forest Department. This will help alert staff and residents in the locality about the animal movement.
  • At present, the department is using two hand-held thermal imaging cameras that are used for anti-depredation works at night.

Importance of Thermal imaging camera

  • Thermal imaging camera capture the heat in the body of the animal. The hand-held cameras are very helpful in tracking presence of wild elephants at night, early morning and late evening when visibility is poor.
  • The four places selected for developing the warning system had witnessed frequent movement of elephants.
  • Installation of thermal imaging camera is expected to boost up the alert system at Madukkarai.
  • After the installation of thermal imaging cameras, the Department has plans to create an early warning network where information on the movement of wild elephants animals can be shared to Forest staff and people in the conflict zone.

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HINDU NOTES-January 16 2018 [UPSC IAS Current affairs]

HINDU NOTES-January 16 2018 [UPSC IAS Current affairs]

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Aadhaar authentication through face recognition

News:

  • The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said it will enable Aadhaar authentication using face recognition from July 1 onwards.

Beyond News:

  • This feature will be used only in “fusion mode”, along with one more existing mode of authentication such as fingerprint, iris or one-time password (OTP).
  • The decision has been taken ,so that people facing difficulty in other biometric authentication (fingerprint and Iris) could easily authenticate, UIDAI said in a statement, adding that some people are not able to biometrically authenticate due to their worn out fingerprints, old age or hard working conditions.
  • The face authentication provides additional option for all residents to have inclusive authentication.
  • UIDAI will release necessary details for implementation for AUAs by March 1, 2018. It will also provide software development kits that will have the ability to capture face image, check liveness, and create digitally signed and encrypted authentication input.

Poland eyes India mining sector

News:

  • Marek Magierowski, Polish Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that,Polish companies may be interested in getting into commercial mining in India provided the conditions are right.

Beyond News:

  • Among Poland’s area of expertise was deep mining in copper and coal. 
  • Its other areas of interest include energy, food processing, defense and innovation.
  • He also said they are not really promoting business here, but they want to boost trade relations with India which is a priority country for them.
  • BCCI president said India and Poland had jointly etched out a roadmap for strengthening co-operation in areas like thick-seam underground coal mining, exploitation of gassy seams , developing clean coal technologies and transfer of technology in deep coal mining from Poland to India.

Hindu Notes from General Studies-03

First joint estimation of tigers in Sunderbans begins [Deck] The region hosts 75% of all big cats in the world

News:

  • The first joint estimation of tigers in the Sunderbans, spread across India and Bangladesh, began on Monday, with a training workshop.

Beyond News

  • Eminent tiger biologist Qamar Qureshi said the Sunderbans houses the fifth largest tiger population in the world.

Beat the heat with the world’s smallest wearable device !

News

  • Scientists have developed the world’s smallest wearable device – a wafer-thin, feather-light sensor – that can fit on a fingernail and precisely measure a person’s exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun.

Beyond News

  • Researchers said that,the broader goal is to provide a technology platform that can save lives and reduce skin cancers by allowing individuals, on a personalised level, to modulate their exposure to the sun.
  • The device, as light as a raindrop, is powered by the sun and contains the world’s most sophisticated and accurate UV dosimeter.
  • The device called UV Sense was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
  • It is also an optimal location to measure exposure to the sun.

Drones to monitor beaches in Chennai

News

  • The Chennai City Police are making elaborate security arrangements in view of the huge crowd expected to throng the Marina Beach on the day of ‘Kaanum Pongal’ on Tuesday.

Beyond News

  • Drones would be used for monitoring the crowd and tags would be tied around the hands of children to prevent them from getting lost.
  • Drones are being used for the first time to keep a watch on pickpockets and chain snatchers.
  • Barricades have been erected on the Marina and the Elliots beaches to avoid visitors from entering the sea. Lifeguards will also be posted to save people from drowning.
  • Temporary watchtowers with public address systems have erected.

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[IASTODAY MASTER 2018] UPSC MAINS DAILY WRITING WITH ANSWER REVIEW-JANUARY 15 2018 QUESTIONS

[IASTODAY MASTER 2018] UPSC MAINS DAILY WRITING WITH ANSWER REVIEW-JANUARY 15 2018 QUESTIONS

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JANUARY 15 2018– Questions for Mains Answer Writing

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General Studies -01

Syllabus area: Urbanization-Their problems & their remedies.

Q1:  Discuss the major issues of urbanization & possible reforms to revamp Indian cities. (250 words)

Source: The Business standard,The tribune.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-January 15 (Page 2,3)


General Studies -02

Syllabus area: Effect of policies and politics of developed & developing nations on India’s interest.

Q2: Discuss the significance of recent visit by Maldives foreign minister to Delhi in India Maldives relation. (250 words)

Source: The Hindu.

Reference:EDITORIAL MODULE-January 15 (Page 4)


General Studies -03

Syllabus area: Science & technology-Applications & effects in everyday life.

Q3:  Data protection legislation should be about protecting people, not innovation .Comment.   (150 Words)

Source:The Hindu

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 15(Page 8)


General Studies -04

Syllabus area: Ethical dilemmas/concerns government & private institutions.

Q4: Who watches the watchmen?-Roman poet Juvenal .Comment on the statement in the light of accountability crisis in judiciary. (Answer in 150 Words)

Source: The Hindustan Times, Financial Express.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 15(Page 9 on wards)


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[IASTODAY MASTER 2018] UPSC MAINS DAILY WRITING WITH ANSWER REVIEW-JANUARY 12 2018 QUESTIONS

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JANUARY 12 2018– Questions for Mains Answer Writing

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General Studies -01

Syllabus area: Significant personalities until present.

Q1: Discuss the significance of swami vivekanadas teaching in the wake of attempts by fissiparous forces to impeded progress. (250 words)

Source: The Indian Express

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-January 12 (Page 2)


General Studies -02

Syllabus area: Effect of policies and politics of developed & developing nations on india’s interest.

Q2: Its argued that India could have abstained the UNGA resolution on Jerusalem. Discuss its impact of India’s vote in west Asian relation and possible way forward to restore influence in west Asia. (250 words)

Source: The Hindu.

Reference:EDITORIAL MODULE-January 12 (Page 4)


General Studies -03

Syllabus area: Infrastructure; Investment models.

Q3:  Critically examine the decision to allow 49% foreign stake in air India.   (250 Words)

Source:The Financial express, The hindu

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 12(Page 6,7)


General Studies -04

Syllabus area: Ethical dilemmas/concerns government & private institutions.

Q4: What do you mean by virtual identity? Its argued that Virtual ID for aadhar which offers choice not to share their unique identification is late. Comment. (Answer in 150 Words)

Source: The Tribune,Business standard,Indian Express.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 12(Page 8 onwards)


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HINDU NOTES-January 11 2018 [UPSC IAS Current affairs]

HINDU NOTES-January 11 2018 [UPSC IAS Current affairs]

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U.S. places India at Level 2 in its new travel advisory for citizens

News

The United States on Wednesday issued a new travel advisory for countries including India, which its officials said is “user friendly” as it is based on ready-to-understand level of advice ranging from one to four.

Beyond News

  • India has been ranked Level 2 (exercise increased caution) while Pakistan has been places in Level 3 (reconsider travel).
  • Level 1 advises travellers to exercise normal precaution, while Level 4, which has countries like Afghanistan, recommends “Do Not Travel“.

Impact of Terrorism.

  • Placing India on Level 2, the State Department identified “crime and terrorism” for Americans to exercise increased caution.
  • However, it asks Americans not to travel to Jammu and Kashmir, except for eastern Ladakh and Leh and not to venture within 10 miles of the India-Pakistan border due to the “potential for armed conflict“.
  • Ranking Pakistan on Level 3, the State Department asked Americans to reconsider travel to this country due to terrorism.
  • Americans are also advised not to travel to Pak-Occupied Kashmir due to terrorism and the potential for armed conflict.

Ban on use of national flag made of plastic

News

The Central government urged everyone not to use a national flag made of plastic and asked the states and Union Territories to ensure strict compliance of the Flag Code in view of the Republic Day celebrations ahead.

Beyond News

  • An advisory from the Union Home Ministry said that the “national flag represents the hopes and aspirations of the people of the country and hence should occupy a position of honour”, but since plastic flags are not biodegradable like paper flags, ensuring appropriate disposal of a national flag made of plastic is a practical problem.

Section 2 of The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971

  • As per Section 2 of The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, whoever in any public place or any other place within public view burns, mutilates, defiles, destroys, tramples upon or otherwise shows disrespect to or brings into contempt (whether by words, either spoken or written, or by acts) the Indian National Flag or any part thereof, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

The advisory said that on important national, cultural and sports events, flags made of paper only are to be used by the public, and after the event such flags are to be disposed of in private, consistent with the dignity of the flag.

Hindu Notes from General Studies-03

Mullaperiyar dam: SC asks Centre, TN, Kerala to set up panels to prepare disaster management plans

MULLAPERIYARNews

Despite assurances from the Union government that the 122-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is “safe,” the Supreme Court directed it to set up a special committee to exclusively prepare disaster management plans.

Beyond News

  • A three-judge Bench also directed Tamil Nadu, which owns the dam, and Kerala, where it is situated, to set up similar committees.
  • It said the three committees would work in harmony.
  • The Bench said the step was taken to allay the fears of thousands of people who live downstream or in the vicinity of the dam.

It clarified in the order that the special committees have nothing to do with the lifespan or safety of the dam.

Their brief is restricted to disaster management plans to prevent a calamity or contain the loss of life and damage to property in case a tragedy hits the dam.

The Bench noted that a committee had been formed to cover the aspects of safety and lifespan of the dam as ordered by a Constitution Bench of the court in May 2014.

Gujarat to count elusive tigers

tiger periyarNews

Gujarat, which houses a rich population of lions, will now see an exercise to find out if tigers also inhabit the State.

Beyond News

  • The last time a tiger was spotted in Gujarat was way back in 1985.
    Now, over three decades later, a census has been planned next month to ascertain the presence of the striped animal in the forest of Dang district.
  • The State forest department earlier sent a proposal to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) for the census after some media reports suggested the presence of tigers in Dang.

The proposal was approved by the NTCA, a statutory body under the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.

  • Till the early 1980s, there were tigers in Gujarat, mainly inhabiting the forests of Dang, Narmada and Sabarkantha districts.
  • “The last tiger died in a road accident in Dang in 1985. No tiger was seen in the State after that.
  • The forest department sent a team in July last year to survey the area to ascertain the presence of tigers, but the report was negative.

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UPSC IAS civil service examination MAINS 2017 RESULTS

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HINDU NOTES-January 10 2018 [UPSC IAS Current affairs]

HINDU NOTES-January 10 2018 [UPSC IAS Current affairs]

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2017 was second hottest year on record

hottest years

News

Last year was the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016 with signs of climate change ranging from wildfires to a thaw of Arctic ice, a European Union monitoring centre said.

The Copernicus Climate Change Service, the first major international weather agency to report global 2017 temperatures, said they averaged 14.7 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times.

Findings in the Report

  • Last year was slightly “cooler than the warmest year on record, 2016, and warmer than the previous second warmest year, 2015,” the report said.
    Temperature records date back to the late 19th century.
  • The measurements back up a projection by the U.N. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in November that 2017 would be second or third warmest behind 2016, as part of a long-term trend driven by man-made greenhouse gases.

Sweltering temperatures in 2016 were also boosted by a natural El Nino event that happens every few years and releases heat from the Pacific Ocean.

  • Last year was the warmest year on record without the influence of an El Nino, according to Copernicus, run by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.

Hindu Notes from General Studies-02

India, U.K. to ink illegal migrants pact

India UK diaspora

News:

India will sign a pact with the United Kingdom for a return of illegal Indian migrants within a month of them being detected by British authorities.

Beyond News:

The U.K has consistently raised the issue of return of illegal migrants said to number in thousands with India.

The memorandum of understanding comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit in March.

During her maiden visit to India on November 7, 2016, British Prime Minister Theresa May had said the U.K. would consider an improved visa deal “if at the same time we can step up the speed and volume of returns of Indians with no right to remain in the U.K.”

An Indian delegation, led by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, is visiting the U.K. this week.

Hindu Notes from General Studies-03

India to regain top spot with GDP pegged at 7.3% in 2018-19: World Bank

News

The World Bank is estimating India’s economy to grow by 6.7 per cent in the current fiscal year, higher than the 6.5 per cent estimate by the Government of India.

Beyond News

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to rise to 7.3 per cent in 2018-19, making India again the world’s fastest growing economy, according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report released .

The report dropped the growth estimate for 2017-18 by 0.1 per cent from its projection June 2017, because of the disruptions to the economy from the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
But it raised the growth forecast for 2018-19 by 0.1 per cent from the June figure.

The bank has forecast a GDP growth of 7.5 per cent in 2019-20 and 2020-21. It saw benefits down the road from the GST.

Food Security Act: Team to probe bungling in Odisha

News

The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has decided to send its high-level team to Kandhamal to inquire into allegations of irregularities in implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in this underdeveloped district.

Beyond News

According to the order passed by the commission on January 8, the high-level committee will go to Daringbadi in Kandhamal to look into the matter and submit its report to the OHRC within 15 days.

The OHRC took this decision in view of serious objections raised by the petitioner convenor of ‘Banabasi Suraksha Parishad’ Narendra Mohanty against the report filed by the Kandhamal collector before the commission.

Mr. Mohanty said that, following an agitation by the tribals and Dalits living in the remote pockets of the district in 2016, the administration had declared issuance of around 1,000 new ration cards to beneficiaries.
But it was alleged that the real beneficiaries did not receive the ration cards and the subsidised food items.

State to unveil ‘Electricmobility policy’ soon

News

With electric power-based locomotion becoming the preferred mode of transport sooner than later, the Andhra Pradesh government will soon come up with an ‘Electric mobility policy’.

Why this news Important

This makes Andhra Pradesh the first State to not only identify and tap the potentially emerging sector, but also make a vision plan in tune with its policy of promoting clean energy.

Beyond News

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister made the announcement after laying foundation stone for the ultra modern global scale manufacturing facility of the Apollo Tyres at Chinna Pandur in Satyavedu, the tail-end constituency abutting Tamil Nadu.

He called electric-powered mobility as the next generation mode of transportation that must be adopted at the earliest.

He also said that,emphasis would be laid on Research and Development (R&D), creating demand and improving the charging infrastructure.

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[IASTODAY MASTER 2018] UPSC MAINS DAILY WRITING WITH ANSWER REVIEW-JANUARY 8 2018 QUESTIONS

[IASTODAY MASTER 2018] UPSC MAINS DAILY WRITING WITH ANSWER REVIEW-JANUARY 8 2018 QUESTIONS

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JANUARY 8 2018– Questions for Mains Answer Writing

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General Studies -01

Syllabus area: Salient features of Indian Society.

Q1: Critically examine the impact of religious rituals in Indian society with suitable examples.   (Answer in 250 words) 

Source: The Hindu

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-January 8 (Page 2)


General Studies -02

Syllabus area: Mechanisms ,Laws,institutions and bodies constituted for protection and betterment of vulnerable sections of population.

Q2: Railway stations & access to train carriages continue to pose hurdles for not just the disabled,  but even elderly travelers. Discuss the significance of timeline by SC to ensure full access to public facilities. (Answer in 150 words)

Source: The Hindu.

Reference:EDITORIAL MODULE-January 8 (Page 7)


General Studies -03

Syllabus area: Inclusive growth & issues arising arising out of it.

Q3: The first advance estimates for economic growth in 2017-18, released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) is worrisome. Comment.   (Answer in 150 words) 

Source:The Business standard.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 8(Page 4)


General Studies -04

Syllabus area: Ethical dilemmas/concerns government & private institutions.

Q4: Is it justifiable to charge penalty from customer for not maintaining bank balance? Analyse the ethical issues associated with SBI’s earning from penalty charges which ironically exceeded its second quarter profit.   (Answer in 150 Words)

Source: The Financial Express.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 8(Page 9)


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