Gold Monetisation and 2 other Gold Schemes launched- UPSC notes

Three new Gold Schemes Launched By Union Government: As a part of Union Budget 2015-16, Union Government  launched three gold related scheme viz Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme (SGBS) and Indian Gold Coins (IGC). These ambitious schemes were launched to reduce the physical demand for gold and fishRead More

Castration for Rapists

Arguments made for and against castration as an additional form of punishment for rapists and child sex abusers: Rape/Sexual Abuse is one of the most heinous crimes imaginable in a modern civilized society . The judiciary came up with a statement for implementing castration as a punishment in rape cases. Castration means eitherRead More

Indian Art and Culture GK notes: Scientists of Medieval India

Indian Art and Culture GK notes: Scientists of Medieval India The medieval period marks the advent of Islam in India. The pattern of education as prevalent in Arab countries was gradually adopted during this period by the Muslim rulers. Maktabs and Madrasas came into existence in Medieval India. The two brothers, Sheikh AbdullahRead More

Indian Art and Culture GK notes: Scientists of Ancient India

Indian Art and Culture GK notes: Scientists of Ancient India This article lists the contributions of India to the world in the field of Mathematics and Science. It contains the information about the contributions made to knowledge by ancient Indian scientists like Baudhayan, Aryabhatta, Brahmgupta, Bhaskaracharya, Kanad, Varahamihira, Nagarjuna, Susruta, Charak, Patanjali andRead More

Environment/Ecology topics for UPSC 2015

Environment/Ecology topics for UPSC 2015: RhoDIS: RhoDIS (Rhino DNA Indexing System). This system is developed in South Africa and is in use in various african nations. Assam government is considering introducing RhoDIS (Rhino DNA Indexing System), a DNA-based forensic tool to probe and prosecute suspects involved cases of rhino poaching.Read More

Tiger Reserves in India – Environment/Ecology notes

Tiger Reserves in India- Environment/Ecology notes for UPSC,SSC etc. (As on 1st January 2015): Assam Kaziranga Tiger Reserve Manas Tiger Reserve Nameri Tiger Reserve Arunachal Pradesh Namdapha Tiger Reserve Pakhui Tiger Reserve Andhra Pradesh Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve Bihar Valmiki Tiger Reserve Chhattisgarh Achanakmar Tiger Reserve Indravati Tiger Reserves Udanti &Read More