Differentiate the causes of landslides in the Himalayan region and Western Ghats. UPSC GS Paper 1 2021

Landslides are a major geomorphic process that shape the landscape. Landslides can be classified into two main types, viz. Mass movement and Flows in the Himalayan region. The Himalayan region is prone to both kinds of landslides. In general, the Himalayan region is prone to rock falls and debris movements, whereas the Western Ghats are … Read more

Assess the main administrative issues and socio-cultural problems in the integration process of Indian Princely States- UPSC 2021

Indian Princely States Since India’s independence in 1947, the process of integrating the Indian Princely States into the Republic of India has posed a number of administrative and socio-cultural problems. The integration of these states was seen as necessary to create a unified India, but it has been fraught with difficulties due to the various … Read more

[Solved]Trace the rise and growth of socio-religious reform movements with special reference to Young Bengal and Brahmo Samaj -UPSC

Many socio-religious reform movements started in India during the British rule.They were against social evils and superstitions.Their goal was to make changes in the society and to reform religion. The Brahmo Samaj was started by Raja Ram Mohan Roy in 1828 at Calcutta (Kolkata). It believed in one god and preached monotheism(belief in one god). … Read more

Statue of Equality (Ramanujacharya) -UPSC Notes

Statue of Equality :Philosopher-saint Ramanujacharya (1017-1137), who lived in Tamil Nadu, was a proponent of the Vishishtadvaita school of Vedanta philosophy, and his philosophical writings remain immensely influential to this day. He was one of the most important saints of the Vaishnavite tradition, and his teachings were spread across India by his disciples and followers. … Read more

Evaluate the nature of the Bhakti literature and its contribution to Indian culture UPSC

Ancient texts including the Vedas, Upanishads, and Gita, as well as the Brahmanical and Buddhist traditions, may be traced back to the Bhakti Literature. It is present in India long before the growth and arrival of Sufism in India. However, Bhakti was initially popularised in South India between the 6th and 10th centuries as a … Read more

Asiatic Society of Bengal and Bombay UPSC

Asiatic Society of Bengal, scholarly society founded on Jan. 15, 1784, by Sir William Jones, a British lawyer and Orientalist, to encourage Oriental studies. At its founding, Jones delivered the first of a famous series of discourses. An outstanding scholar from the University of Oxford, Jones arrived in Calcutta (now Kolkata) on Sept. 25, 1783, … Read more

India Together: Less talk would provide more justice

07 September 2021 – The Supreme Court has in two recent instances highlighted lengthy oral arguments by lawyers as one of the significant contributors to judicial delays in the country. In a postscript in the Facebook-Delhi Assembly case, while observing that the courtroom has “become a competing arena of who gets to argue for the … Read more

To benefit the climate, Indonesia’s electric vehicle push needs greener power

KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesia’s electric vehicle drive is likely to overtake its ambitious biodiesel programme within a decade, but will only achieve its aim of helping curb climate change if the country ramps up clean energy investment, environmental researchers say. The Southeast Asian nation, home to the world’s third-largest tropical forests has steadily increased the share … Read more