[Solved]What are the environmental implications of the reclamation of the water bodies into urban land use?Explain with examples.

Environmental implications: Recent flooding in Hyderabad, which was caused by reclamation of urban lakes and encroachment, has brought to light the significance of water bodies for a sustainable urban landscape. • In the 1960s, Bangalore had 262 lakes, but by 2021, there will be only 10 lakes remaining. • Ahmedabad: At least 137 lakes were … Read more

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’s 39th World Heritage Site: Ramappa Temple UPSC

The Ramappa Temple of Telangana (Built by Kakatiyas), also known as the Rudreswara Temple, has been selected as the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization world heritage site (UNESCO). India’s 39th World Heritage Site : India now contains 40 UNESCO World Heritage List monuments and the Indian Archeological Survey (ASI) also guards 23 World Heritage … Read more

Dholavira – India’s 40th World Heritage Site UPSC Notes

Dholavira, the Harappan city in Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch, has been designated as the 40th UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country. On July 27th, 2021, the archaeological site of a Harappan-era city was added to the list of world heritage sites. Significant PointsDholavira:It is one of South Asia’s most extraordinary and well-preserved urban towns. … Read more

Harappan city of Dholavira inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage list UPSC Notes

Dholavira, a Harappan-era city in Gujarat, has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a World Heritage Site (WHS).The decision was made during Tuesday’s 44th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, which was held online and chaired from China. Distinctive characteristics Dholavira is the fifth largest metropolis in IVC, after Mohen-jo-Daro, Ganweriwala, and … Read more