Climate change and human rights

“Climate change threatens our ability to achieve sustainable development, and in some cases, our very survival.”                                                                                                             – Ban Ki-Moon

UNFCCC defines ‘climate change’ as a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods. The major impact of climate change include rise in average global temperature, ice cap melting, changes in precipitation, and increase in ocean temperature leading to sea level rise.

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Prelims Answer Key 2016, IAS PT 2016 Answer Key with Explanation

Prelims 2016 Answer Key Set A

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PT 2016: The Right Time is Now !

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  • Author: Manoj K. Jha

This year’s preliminary examination will be a different game altogether. A tough examination has became tougher as one has to attempt only the GS.  In this light there are two pertinent questions which demand immediate answer:

 1.    What should be the right strategy to minimize the risk and maximize the possibility of qualifying the first stage?

 2.    How to manage time as one can’t leave PT preparation for the last minute and also can’t  put all efforts for PT at the cost of GS Mains, optional and gradual improvement of writing ability?

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Perception and Reality of Ethics GS Paper 4

Is there any trend of IAS exam to follow at all? Yes…No… Don’t know…! Often IAS aspirant design their strategies based on certain reliable trends of this exam.  This includes from selecting an optional subject to giving importance to certain areas of GS Mains depending upon such hollowly created trends. Aspirants often underline the areas from which marks can be easily fetched. But is there any worth following such marking pattern of 2015 mains exam? For example; following slaughtering of Public administration from the last 3 years, many candidates moved in the sheds of safer subjects. Geography was supposed to be one such safe womb till marks of 2015 mains were out.  Again query remains unchanged- ‘is there any safe haven to fetch marks’?

No. A big no! Lets churn out another scenario; Scope of Ethics paper.

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GUIDELINES FOR A CASE STUDY ANALYSIS IN GS PAPER 4

A case study analysis provides a powerful tool for sorting through and resolving an ethical problem, regardless of its specific subject. A complete case analysis consists of the following five steps. Here we are mentioning the idea of case analysis; actual answer writing format in the examination will be different.

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IAS Topper’s Interview: Rank 548 Ashish kumar senapati, 109 Marks in Ethics

Name Ashish kumar senapati
Rank in CSE 2015 548
Total Attempts in CSE 2
Optional Subject Public administration
Medium English

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IAS Topper’s Interview: IAS Rank 89 Sumant Sahay, 137 Marks in Essay

Name Sumant Sahay
Rank in CSE 2015 89
Total Attempts in CSE 4
Optional Subject History
Medium English

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Prelims Answer Key 2016, IAS PT 2016 Answer Key with Explanation

Prelims 2016 Answer Key Set A

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France: Revolution and Collectivism

France remerged in the 17thcentury as the most powerful nation state in Europe over the previous 200 yrs. Variousprenrepalitions independent fiefdom and dukedoms had been absorbed by the French monarchy as it Consolidated Its power.

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Need for Capital Efficiency in Realizing Kalam Sir’s Dream of Developed India by 2020

A glory has departed. He was the greatest Indian alive in recent decades. His temper was scientific, his vision was humane and his work reflected the highest level of moral courage. He will keep on inspiring us and the coming generations to do more and better.  He had a dream and a vision of making India a developed nation by 2020.  He also had put forward the action plan required to realize this dream. I will try to put forward some of the hurdles we are facing in realizing that dream. Though there are many things that can be reformed including the social attitude, political culture but I keep this blog to requirement and efficiency of capital in relation to development. Continue reading