[Solved]Despite India being one of the countries of the Gondwanaland, its mining industry contributes much less to its Gross Domestic Product(GDP) in percentage. Discuss

India was part of Gondwanaland, southern half of the supercontinent Pangea. Rocks of the central Indian region like parts of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, etc are known as Gondwana rocks. benefits of being country of Gondwana land; 1. High coal reserves for energy centric industries Example: Coal reserves in India are found in Bokaro, Singareni and … Read more

Kadambini Ganguly UPSC Notes (prelims and Mains)

Kadambini Ganguly : Born in Calcutta on 18 July 1861, Kadambini was the daughter of Haradhan Rai Ganguly and Prabhabati devi. She completed her medical training at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, United States. At the age of only 27 she returned home to found the first modern hospital for women and … Read more

[Solved] “In spite of adverse environmental impact, coal mining is still inevitable for development.” Discuss. ( UPSC GS-1 Mains 2017)

[Solved] “In spite of adverse environmental impact, coal mining is still inevitable for development.” Discuss. ( UPSC GS-1 Mains  2017) There are numerous damaging environmental impacts of coal in the form of air and water pollution that occur through its mining, preparation, combustion, waste storage, and transport. Still, coal is inevitable for development because,  • … Read more

[Solved] Can the strategy of regional resource-based manufacturing help in promoting employment in India? ( UPSC GS-1 Mains 2020)

A local resource-based approach applies a cost-effective use of local skills, enterprises, labour and materials in the infrastructure delivery process. The process optimizes the social and economic impact of investments in manufacturing by ensuring that these investments are channeled through the local economy, thereby creating job opportunities and stimulating local markets, entrepreneurship and industry while … Read more

[Solved] How have digital initiatives in India contributed to the functioning of the education system in the country? Elaborate your answer (UPSC GS-1 Mains 2020)

Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development is administering a program ‘National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) to leverage the potential of ICT to make the best quality content accessible to all learners in the country, free of cost. The various digital initiatives under this programme are as under: … Read more

[Solved] Customs and traditions suppress reason leading to obscurantism. Do you agree? (UPSC GS-1 Mains 2020)

Traditions and customs can become irrational if they suppress reason, such as obscurantism like the Black Mass or obsessive religious bereavement rituals that prevent healthy grieving. Conversely, practitioners of some religions (e.g., Buddhism) believe that all customs and traditions have rational explanations. Whenever rational thought is suppressed, a new superstition may become established as it … Read more

[Solved]India has immense potential of solar energy though there are regional variations in its developments. Elaborate. (UPSC GS-1 Mains 2020)

The assessed Solar energy capability of India where the vast majority of its parts get plentiful Solar radiation is around 750 GW sun-based force. Tackling solar energy is one of the significant parts of its sustainable power procedure. It dispatched the National Solar Mission (NSM) to set up itself as a worldwide innovator in sun … Read more

[Solved]Pala period is the most significant phase in the history of Buddhism in India. Enumerate(UPSC 2020)

The Pala dynasty governed the regions of Bengal and Bihar for about 400 years, from the 8th century until the end of the 11th century, with about 20 leaders on the throne during the period. To begin to learnthe Pala Dynasty, it’s useful to look at the state of affairs when the first ruler took … Read more