• Formed in 2001, BRICS comprises of 5 major emerging economies, representing a significant share of world’s production and population.
• A recap
Building upon “Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future”, BRICS leaders adopted a Xiamen Declaration by consensus.
• Reflective of the core priorities
Being held in Johannesburg, the 10th BRICS Summit aims for the members to strive towards the creation of an inclusive society and global partnerships that will bring prosperity to all humankind.
• Sustained cooperation among BRICS members is predicated on three levels or ‘tracks’ of interaction.… Read more
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a scheme of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas for providing LPG connections to women from Below Poverty Line (BPL) households.
• There are serious health hazards associated with cooking based on fossil fuels. According to WHO estimates, about 5 lakh deaths in India alone due to unclean cooking fuels.
• Providing LPG connections to BPL households ensured universal coverage of cooking gas in the country. This measure empowered women and protected their health.
• Till 2014, 13 crore families got LPG connection. This means, for over six decades the figure stood
• Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Swatantryaveer or Veer Savarkar was born on May 28, 1883.
• He was a pro-independence activist who fought against British Government.
• When he was 15, he organised a youth organisation to advocate nationalist ideas.
• While pursuing his B.A from Fergusson College in Pune, he was inspired by Lokamanya Tilak’s announcement to boycott British clothes. He went a step ahead and on October 7, 1905, during Dusshera, he set up a bonfire (holi) and burnt all his foreign clothes and goods.
• He was arrested in 1909 on charges of plotting an
Guidelines to prepare IAS Mains Exam for the first –timers
Every year there is numerous candidates who give the IAS/UPSC examinations, and some luck candidates clear their Prelims in the very first attempt. This achievement is a confidence booster, but the strategy for preparing prelims and mains is not the same, being a first timer please don’t get confused and prepare the Mains exam in the same manner. For mains, you have to be very analytical throughout your preparation and form a strategy through which you can manage all the nine papers which you have to appear in the examination. … Read more
Tips to Clear UPSC/IAS Prelims in First attempt
Numerous candidates appear for UPSC/IAS /Civil Services exams to wants become an IAS officer in future. To become an IAS officer, you have to clear all the three examination- Prelims, Mains and Interview which is also called the personality test. Undoubtedly you have to prepare rigorously and with utmost dedication, if you want to clear every examination in your first attempt.
The following are the tips through which you can clear UPSC/IAS Prelims in the first attempt:-
1-Comprehend the UPSC pattern and syllabus:-
The questions which are asked in UPSC Prelims are … Read more
Importance of appearing for UPSC Prelims mock tests
UPSC /Civil Services Exam/IAS Prelims exams are very different from the other exams. For clearing such a difficult examination, only knowing is not sufficient, you should be well versed with the trend of questions asked in this examination. You have to inculcate the skills for answering the questions correctly about which you are not even sure to possess these skills you have to practice the appropriate mock test for UPSC. With regular practice for mock tests, you can attain these skills.
The following are the reasons why you should appear for … Read more