UPSC PRELIMS 2018 – 90 DAYS SCHEDULE [DOWNLOAD]

UPSC PRELIMS 2018 – 90 DAYS SCHEDULE [DOWNLOAD]

IAS EXAM, IAS toppers, Prelims UPSC, Toppers Strategy, UPSC exam, UPSC toppers

It’s Never Too Late, 90 Days Plan for UPSC civil service Prelims 2018 with daily target to cover full topics effectively with Quality Questions.35 dedicated test series with full upsc syllabus coverage including GS,CSAT,current affairs & PIB. What you need is just enroll with us;We will make your path to mussorie easy.Our Prelims test series targeted for 150+ Marks in PRELIMS 2018.

Limited Time & Requirement in Clarity of concepts makes UPSC Prelims Tougher.But proper planning and schedule is enough for your Success.Read our winners testimonials here.

UPSC PRELIMS 90 DAYS

This will be full fledged for a period from FEBRUARY 28 2018 to MAY 28 2018. You will get 5 extra days for final touch up before JUNE 3 2018.

Series includes 35 TESTS ie, 20 section wise tests+ 10 Full syllabus tests + 3 Dedicated current affairs test based on VAN + 2 CSAT TEST.

> CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PRELIMS 90 DAYS SCHEDULE<<

REGISTRATION & FEES STRUCTURE

Early bird offer till FEB 14 2018 – Expired

Prebooking till FEB 28 — Rs. 7499/-

Late comers after After scheduled date ie, FEB 28 — Rs.9,000/-

Don’t Wait till Last minute to join Upsc prelims 90 days..Enroll Now you seriously wish to clear prelims this time.
Sale!

Prelims 90 Days Test series

15,000.00 7,499.00

Duration for crash course: FEBRUARY 28 – MAY 28 2018

Features in a glance:

  • PRELIMS COVERAGE in 90 DAYS.
  • 35 Tests-Each with High Quality Questions.
  • -3 current affairs & 2 CSAT tests
  • Unlimited Flexibility- Postpone any test as per your time table as per your convenience.
  • 24×7 availability in anywhere like Laptop/Mobile.
  • Integrated approach to cover all topics.
  • Timed environment with real exam experience.
  • 24 hours x 7 days Expert instant chat support (related to prelims)

>> DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE <<

Category:

Description

NB: Prebooking open till FEB 28 2019 at 7499; The fees will be 9000 there after.

  • 35 Tests Each with High Quality Questions
  • Perfectly schedules Easy to follow Timetables.
  • 24×7 availability in anywhere like Laptop/Mobile.
  • Dedicated series enabling you to get 140+ score in Paper – 1.
  • Analysis of your Performance in different categories after Each Test.
  • Revision Tests to allow time for regular revision.
  • High-quality questions similar to UPSC standards which help you learn faster.
  • We keeps you consistent & motivated in RIGHT TRACK TO UPSC PRELIMS.
  • 24 x 7 access.
  • GENERAL FAQ

    A: Our Test series starts from basics with timely revision. Even if you don't know anything,you can pop up with our schedule & you will eventually realize the difference. At the end of the course you will be strong with depth knowledge in all syllabus areas.
    A: There is no fixed date to join. Moreover you can access all tests date wise in user dashboard till the date of examination.But series with individual care & daily answer review have limited seats and wont be open everyday.So earlier the best to avoid future fee hike.
    A: You can complete fee payment using your debit card/credit card/Net banking/Mobile wallets /UPI.
    A: Normally its instant & never takes beyond 1 hours(60 Minutes) in any circumstances
    A: Log on to your registered email. You will get LOGIN credentials & Link to create your password via registered email ID.You can use it to login to our test series portal & access all features in user dashboard.
  • PRELIMS TEST SERIES FAQ

    A: NO. Our users who enrolled for prelims 2018/PREMIUM/LIFETIME are not supposed to pay for this additionally.
    A: Sure, PDF versions of all tests with questions ,Answers and their explanations will be provided .These are additional to online tests provided in dashboard with TIMER for real exam experience and time management. All pdfs will reach you at least a month prior to exams
    A: Dont worry. Our tests are not limited to office hours. You can take tests any time 24 hours x 7 days as per your schedule. No matter whether its 12 AM or 12 PM.
    A: YES, You can upgrade to PREMIUM by paying remaining amount in 15 days of first Login.Upgrading to LIFE TIME is always available till your validity expires.

UPSC 2018 CIVIL SERVICE EXAM DATES

IAS EXAM, upsc notifications, UPSC toppers

UPSC 2018 CIVIL SERVICE EXAM NOTIFICATIONS ARE OUT. As predicted , there is no drastic changes introduced in 2018. You can read important dates & details in most simplest format.

Online Application Date : 7th Feb 2018

Application Last Date :     6th Mar 2018

Number of Seats :  782 (Civil Services) |  110 (Forest Services)

Age Limit : 32 Years (No Change) | DOB should not be earlier than 2nd Aug 1986

Exam Format : No changes in Mains Examination Format (4 GS Papers, 1 Essay & 2 Optional Paper)


LAST CALL FOR ASPIRANTS,

If you hadn’t yet registered with us, then consider this as LAST CALL.If you missed this chance ,even we can’t help you any more.

Enroll PRELIMS 2018 with 30 tests | CLICK HERE 

WRITING SKILL DEVELOPMENT WITH DAILY REVIEW | CLICK HERE

ESSAY 2018 (All india Essay test series) |CLICK HERE

MASTER PLUS 25 static mains test + Daily 4-6 answer review | CLICK HERE

PREMIUM 2018 (Prelims to interview flagship program | CLICK HERE

LIFETIME GUARANTEE ( All features till you clear exam) | CLICK HERE

LIFETIME GUARANTEE is back & Open for registration.

LIFETIME GUARANTEE is back & Open for registration.

IAS EXAM, IAS toppers, MAINS 2018, UPSC answer writing, UPSC exam, upsc notifications, UPSC toppers

We were getting lot of requests to allow registrations to our most demanded exclusive LIFETIME Membership which are valid till you clear UPSC examination.Finally we made it open again.YES , you heard it right. We are confident enough to proclaim that we will be with you till you clear examination.

No changes in terms or conditions. Unlimited prelims,Mains & interview till you clear examination.

Nb: No where else you could get these features for single year at this fees. We aims to make IAS affordable to all.

For Current users of any courses: You can upgrade at special fees using white card entry. Login now.

For new aspirants: Scroll down & click enroll now to register & get our world class features at nominal fee till you clear examination.

Sale!

LIFETIME GUARANTEE

450,000.00 63,999.00

Our flagship program to make IAS affordable to all with Unlimited Prelims , Mains & interview series till you clear examination.

#One time fees & Life time Guarantee.(Exclusive.No comparison at any cost)

Features in a glance:

  • Unlimited Prelims test series
  • Unlimited MAINS Test series (MASTER PLUS features).
  • Daily answer review & performance analysis.
  • Unlimited Premium Interview series.
  • Value added notes.
  • 24 hours x 7 days preferential Expert instant chat support.

All these features till you clear examination irrespective of future fee hikes.

**LAST FEW DAYS TO ENROLL**

Category:

Description

LIFE TIME MEMBERSHIP FAQ

A: No need to invest lakhs for LIFE TIME features. Here you can feel our tagline clearly ie, Making IAS affordable to all. Its very much nominal compared to features offered. LIFE TIME COMES at a fee less than that of our 2 years premium.
A: Life time in USPC IAS Examination point of view is till you clear examination or become age over. In both these cases you dont need tests series & guidance any more.
A: LIFE TIME is Simply the PREMIUM features till you stops registering for UPSC.
A: NO, You can have unlimited prelims + Unlimited mains + unlimited interview guidance & tests series.
A: YES, Our motto will be to make LIFE TIME Users able to crack at the earliest.There will be preferential support & guidance.
A:You will get features what offered during sign up without additional fee payments. But updated features need to pay remaining amounts if necessary. Its purely optional not at all mandatory.
[IASTODAY MASTER 2018] UPSC MAINS DAILY WRITING WITH ANSWER REVIEW-JANUARY 31 QUESTIONS

[IASTODAY MASTER 2018] UPSC MAINS DAILY WRITING WITH ANSWER REVIEW-JANUARY 31 QUESTIONS

Answer review, Daily Capsule, Daily challenge, Editorial analysis, IAS EXAM, Master 2018, Secure Synopsis, The Hindu Notes, UPSC answer writing, UPSC toppers, Writing contest

IASTODAY MASTER 2018-MASTERING UPSC ANSWER WRITING

DAILY MAINS ANSWER WRITING SERIES WITH EXPERT REVIEW –MASTERing UPSC 2018

JANUARY 31 2018– Questions for Mains Answer Writing

CLICK HERE TO SEE previous days Questions DATE WISE>>

Nb: We analyse all leading 8 newspapers in India for this mains answer writings questions & those already covered in previous dates wont be asked again to write, instead will be provided in compilation.You wont get these wide coverage anywhere else.
 

General Studies -01

Syllabus area:Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment.

Q1:  Discuss the salient features of Indian society highlighted in recent economic survey. (250 words)

Source: The Indian Express.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-January 31(Page 2)


General Studies -02

Syllabus area: Government policies and intervention for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design & implementation.

Q2: Will the draft Food safety and standard(advertisements & claims) Regulations,2017 and consumer protection bull,2018, reduce the false claims & advertisements? Discuss. (Answer in 250 words)

Source: The Financial Express.

Reference:EDITORIAL MODULE-January 31(Page 4)


General Studies -03

Syllabus area: Awareness in the field of space.

Q3: What do you mean by super blue moon? Analyse the coincidence that makes this astronomical event special. (150 Words)

Source: The Indian Express.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 31(Page 7)


General Studies -04

Syllabus area: Ethics in international relation & funding; Ethical concerns in government institutions.

Q4: Discuss the issues associated with over dependence of foreign arms & its reliability in war times. (Answer in 150 Words)

Source: The Indian Express.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 31(Page 9)


So Don’t wast any more time;START DRAFTING ANSWERS IN RECOMMENDED WORDS LIMIT & UPLOAD IT IN YOUR DASHBOARD and wait for the Magic.

Happy Learning;Keep visiting MASTERS 2018 & Stay in Track for UPSC 2018.

LOGIN NOW & UPLOAD ANSWER FOR REVIEW

<<Comments are closed>>

Nb: This is an addon for current affairs to our dedicated all india test series live in user dashboard & Not a stand alone series;LOGIN NOW.

[IASTODAY MASTER 2018] UPSC MAINS DAILY WRITING WITH ANSWER REVIEW-JANUARY 29 QUESTIONS

[IASTODAY MASTER 2018] UPSC MAINS DAILY WRITING WITH ANSWER REVIEW-JANUARY 29 QUESTIONS

Answer review, Daily challenge, Editorial analysis, IAS EXAM, IAS toppers, MAINS 2018, Master 2018, UPSC answer writing, UPSC exam, UPSC toppers, Writing contest

IASTODAY MASTER 2018-MASTERING UPSC ANSWER WRITING

DAILY MAINS ANSWER WRITING SERIES WITH EXPERT REVIEW –MASTERing UPSC 2018

JANUARY 29 2018– Questions for Mains Answer Writing

CLICK HERE TO SEE previous days Questions DATE WISE>>

Nb: We analyse all leading 8 newspapers in India for this mains answer writings questions & those already covered in previous dates wont be asked again to write, instead will be provided in compilation.You wont get these wide coverage anywhere else.
 

General Studies -01

Syllabus area:Changes in geographical features and  in flora & fauna and the effects of such changes.

Q1: As per the recent study,changes in landscapes are changing tiger connectivity. Discuss its effects on tiger population & to whole fauna.(250 words)

Source: The Indian Express.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-January 29(Page 3)


General Studies -02

Syllabus area: India & its neighborhood relations.

Q2: Delhi declarations mention of cross border terror is a good beginning. But won’t be enough to dent PAK’s impunity.Comment.(Answer in 150 words)

Source: The Indian Express, The tribune.

Reference:EDITORIAL MODULE-January 29(Page 5,8)


General Studies -03

Syllabus area: Indian economy & issues related to planning.

Q3: What do you mean by bank recapitalization? Critically examine the impact of proposed capital injection in Indian economy. (150 Words)

Source: The Hindu.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 29(Page 7)


General Studies -04

Syllabus area: Ethical issues in international relations.

Q4: Analyse the ethical issues associated with frequent breach of cease fire and prime reasons behind the same. (Answer in 150 Words)

Source: The Tribune.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 29(Page 9)


So Don’t wast any more time;START DRAFTING ANSWERS IN RECOMMENDED WORDS LIMIT & UPLOAD IT IN YOUR DASHBOARD and wait for the Magic.

Happy Learning;Keep visiting MASTERS 2018 & Stay in Track for UPSC 2018.

LOGIN NOW & UPLOAD ANSWER FOR REVIEW

<<Comments are closed>>

Nb: This is an addon for current affairs to our dedicated all india test series live in user dashboard & Not a stand alone series;LOGIN NOW.

IAS ONLINE COACHING v/s IAS OFFLINE COACHING

IAS ONLINE COACHING v/s IAS OFFLINE COACHING

IAS EXAM, IAS toppers, UPSC answer writing, UPSC exam, upsc notifications, UPSC toppers, Writing contest

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 

FEATURESIASTODAY SERIESOTHERS MAINS SERIES
DAILY ANSWER REVIEWYES (in 60 minutes for premium users)NO ( Not even weekly)
Full Day to Day current affairs coverageYES with reviewNO
Dedicated exclusive static TESTSYESNO
Effective cost for 25 static tests with reviewRs.6000 (Master plus- Writing skill development)More than Rs.25,000
TEST TYPEFull length similar to UPSC mains10-15 questions
UPDATED NOTESYESNOT UPDATED
FULL STATIC SYLLABUS COVERAGEYESDEPENDS
Max delay in TEST reviewIn 3 working daysOver 15 days
TEST REVIEW & COMPARISONYES through out the course durationYES during initial days.
NO after few tests
INDIVIDUAL MARKSYESNO
EXPERT SUPPORT24 hours x 7 daysNO/ or During office hours only

Need some thing else? Mail [email protected]
or use Live chat support at right bottom section
[IASTODAY MASTER 2018] UPSC MAINS DAILY WRITING WITH ANSWER REVIEW-JANUARY 17 2018 QUESTIONS

[IASTODAY MASTER 2018] UPSC MAINS DAILY WRITING WITH ANSWER REVIEW-JANUARY 17 2018 QUESTIONS

Answer review, Editorial analysis, IAS EXAM, MAINS 2018, Master 2018, Press Information Bureau(PIB), UPSC answer writing, UPSC toppers

IASTODAY MASTER 2018-MASTERING UPSC ANSWER WRITING

DAILY MAINS ANSWER WRITING SERIES WITH EXPERT REVIEW –MASTERing UPSC 2018

JANUARY 17 2018– Questions for Mains Answer Writing

CLICK HERE TO SEE previous days Questions DATE WISE>>

Nb: We analyse all leading 8 newspapers in India for this mains answer writings questions & those already covered in previous dates wont be asked again to write, instead will be provided in compilation.You wont get these wide coverage anywhere else.
 

General Studies -01

Syllabus area: Social empowerment;Salient features of Indian society

Q1: Analyse the roadblocks in improving india’s sex ratio & possible solutions in the light of success models from haryana. (250 words)

Source: The Hindustan Times.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-January 17(Page 2)


General Studies -02

Syllabus area: Government policies and interventions for the development in various sectors and issues arising out of its design and implementation.

Q2:  Passport is the primary document of citizenship. Do you thunk that recent colour change violates right to equality? Justify (150 words)

Source: The Indian Express

Reference:EDITORIAL MODULE-January 17(Page 4)


General Studies -03

Syllabus area: Public distribution system-objectives,functioning, limitation,revamping.

Q3: What do you mean by public distribution system? Analyse the attempts to derail from its objectives with suitable examples from different states.   (150 Words)

Source:The Hindu

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 17(Page 7)


General Studies -04

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

Q4: Analyse the ethical aspects of withdrawing haj subsidy which was directed by SC to gradually reduce by 2022.  (Answer in 150 Words)

Source: The Economic times,Indian Express.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 17(Page 10,11)


So Don’t wast any more time;START DRAFTING ANSWERS IN RECOMMENDED WORDS LIMIT & UPLOAD IT IN YOUR DASHBOARD and wait for the Magic.

Happy Learning;Keep visiting MASTERS 2018 & Stay in Track for UPSC 2018.

LOGIN NOW & UPLOAD ANSWER FOR REVIEW

<<Comments are closed>>

Nb: This is an addon for current affairs to our dedicated all india test series live in user dashboard & Not a stand alone series;LOGIN NOW.

UPSC IAS civil service examination MAINS 2017 RESULTS

IAS EXAM, IAS toppers, Mains 2017, UPSC exam, upsc notifications, UPSC toppers

CIVIL SERVICE MAINS RESULTS ARE LIVE. DOWNLOAD RESULTS PDF BELOW

>IAS MAINS 2017 results pdf<<

DISCOVERED YOUR NUMBER IN 2017 PDF?

Congratulations. CLICK HERE FOR OUR FREE INTERVIEW GUIDANCE

ROLL NUMBER IS MISSING IN 2017 RESULTS?

Dont feel bad. Appearing MAINS is not a simple thing. You had done half part better than 11 LAKH applicants. Congratulations for that. TRY OUR DEDICATED MAINS SERIES WITH DAILY ANSWER REVIEW WHICH HELPED MANY ASPIRANTS TO GET THROUGH

[IASTODAY MASTER 2018] UPSC MAINS DAILY WRITING WITH ANSWER REVIEW-JANUARY 9 2018 QUESTIONS

[IASTODAY MASTER 2018] UPSC MAINS DAILY WRITING WITH ANSWER REVIEW-JANUARY 9 2018 QUESTIONS

Answer review, Daily challenge, IAS EXAM, IAS toppers, MAINS 2018, Master 2018, UPSC answer writing, UPSC toppers, Writing contest

IASTODAY MASTER 2018-MASTERING UPSC ANSWER WRITING

DAILY MAINS ANSWER WRITING SERIES WITH EXPERT REVIEW –MASTERing UPSC 2018

JANUARY 9 2018– Questions for Mains Answer Writing

CLICK HERE TO SEE previous days Questions DATE WISE>>

Nb: We analyse all leading 8 newspapers in India for this mains answer writings questions & those already covered in previous dates wont be asked again to write, instead will be provided in compilation.You wont get these wide coverage anywhere else.
 

General Studies -01

Syllabus area: Changes in critical geographical features and in flora & fauna and the effects of such changes.

Q1: Discuss the impacts of increasing presence of surface ozone in north india beyond permissible limits.(150 words)

Source: The Hindu

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE-January 9 (Page 2)


General Studies -02

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

Q2: Debate in Rajya sabha has underscored that tripple talaq bill requires more deliberation and fine tuning. Comment.(250 words)

Source: The Tribune.

Reference:EDITORIAL MODULE-January 9 (Page 3)


General Studies -03

Syllabus area: Economic developments; Indian economy.

Q3: Even though Bitcoins are not backed officially ,Its getting accepted as legal in many countries.Discuss the possible reasons for wide acceptance and concerns in indian economy.(250 Words)

Source:The Hindu.

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 9(Page 6)


General Studies -04

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

Q4: Aadhar is a good idea but it collapse many big ideas while implemented. Comment with suitable examples.    (Answer in 150 Words)

Source: Almost all news papers are focused on this topic in editorial

Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE- January 9(Page 8 onwards)


So Don’t wast any more time;START DRAFTING ANSWERS IN RECOMMENDED WORDS LIMIT & UPLOAD IT IN YOUR DASHBOARD and wait for the Magic.

Happy Learning;Keep visiting MASTERS 2018 & Stay in Track for UPSC 2018.

LOGIN NOW & UPLOAD ANSWER FOR REVIEW

<<Comments are closed>>

Nb: This is an addon for current affairs to our dedicated all india test series live in user dashboard & Not a stand alone series;LOGIN NOW.

HINDU NOTES-January 6 2018 [UPSC IAS Current affairs]

HINDU NOTES-January 6 2018 [UPSC IAS Current affairs]

Bank test, Current affairs, Daily Capsule, Daily challenge, Daily hindu notes, Editorial analysis, IAS EXAM, Prelims UPSC, Read Hindu, Toppers Strategy, UPSC exam, UPSC toppers

Hindu Notes from General Studies-02

Editorials are covered separately. HINDU NOTES are available free date wise| CLICK HERE

India dismisses Sikh group’s threat

Sikh Federation UK

News

  • India has dismissed a warning from a U.K. Sikh group, that it would encourage diaspora gurdwaras to ban Indian officials from visiting them.

Beyond News

  • Terming the statement a ‘knee jerk reaction’, officials said it reflected the group’s fears of the strengthening relation between Indian authorities and Sikh diaspora globally.
  • Deputy High Commissioner said to London Dinesh Patnaik after the group Sikh Federation (U.K.) accused Indian authorities of interfering in Sikh institutions and affairs and proposed a “worldwide ban” on Indian government officials from visiting gurdwaras in the diaspora.

Latest Problem

  • The latest tactic by the Indian authorities of targeting Sikhs from the diaspora when they visit the Sikh homeland as demonstrated by the case of British citizen Jagtar Singh Johal has broken the camel’s back.
  • The group has been running a campaign over the arrest of Mr. Johal, who was detained in Jalandhar last year, and is accused of involvement in “targeted killings” in Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Khanna.
  • The group has accused Indian authorities of torture and has been lobbying Members of Parliament to put pressure on the British government and Indian authorities.
  • Patnaik said the High Commission was confident that the organisation’s position did not reflect that of the vast majority of Sikhs in Britain who were positive about the strengthening links between the community and Indian authorities.

U.S. move against Pakistan ‘welcome first step’: India

News

  • New Delhi and Washington have been in close touch over the decision, and Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar met with U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster , hours after the U.S. administration announced that it would suspend all its security assistance to Pakistan unless it acts against terror groups targeting Afghanistan, as a part of its “South Asia strategy.

Beyond News

  • India had issued statements welcoming the U.S.’s South Asia strategy announced by President Donald Trump in August, and its new National Security Strategy issued in December, both of which called on Pakistan to take action against terror safe havens that target U.S. troops in Afghanistan, or face consequences.

The MEA’s decision not to issue any statement on Friday, however, was attributed to several reasons.

  • Firstly, the U.S. announcement did not come as a surprise, as it came three months after the Trump administration notified the U.S. Congress that it would not disburse the 2016 tranche of its Foreign Military Funding (FMF) of $255 million.
  • Secondly, while officials hailed the move, it doesn’t at present include any specific words for groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad that target India. As a result, it is understood India would rather not speak about what is essentially a bilateral action between U.S. and Pakistan, even as it strengthens its own counter-terrorism cooperation with the US. Last month’s India-U.S. counter terrorism designations dialogue was one such new effort.
  • Finally, experts say there is some scepticism about whether the U.S. action will effect the desired reaction from Pakistan, if it relates only to the military funding of about $255 million in (FMF) and possible $900 more in Coalition Support Funding (CSF), without further action.

Tamil Nadu leads the nation in higher education enrolment

Tamil nadu education standard

News

  • Tamil Nadu has emerged as the leader in the country in terms of Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education.

Beyond News

  • The All India Survey on Higher Education report (2106-2017), released by Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar , saw the State lead with a GER of 46.9%.
  • Among Union Territories, Chandigarh recorded 56.1%.
  • Tamil Nadu has also done very well in terms of male and female GER figures, as also the GER figures for the Scheduled Castes.
  • GER for higher education is calculated with reference to the age group 18-23.
  • It is the total enrolment in higher education, irrespective of age, expressed as a percentage to the eligible official population (18-23 years) in a given school year.

Bring SC, ST residential schools under CCTV surveillance: OHRC

News

  • Amid reports of recurring sexual assaults on minor girls in government-run residential schools for children belonging to tribal and weaker sections, the Odisha Human Rights Commission has directed the State government to bring all such school premises under the surveillance of closed-circuit television cameras.

Beyond News

  • The commission recommends that the premises of residential schools be fitted with CCTV cameras.
  • The school and hostel premises must be well lit and proper hygiene maintained.

Hindu Notes from General Studies-03

Channels with Pakistan open to counter terrorism

News:

  • The Ministry of External Affairs told the Parliamentary standing committee on External Affairs that,the government is in regular contact with Pakistan, but any meaningful dialogue would depend on an end to terrorism and cross-border violence.

Beyond News:

  • The report added that,at the same time, it has been made clear to Pakistan that a meaningful structured Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue would be possible only in an environment free from terror and violence.

Challenges

  • The challenges to better ties between India and Pakistan, includes the rise in firing at the LoC and International Border, infiltration, and support to terror groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen.

CLICK HERE TO SEE DATE WISE CURRENT AFFAIRS