25
Mar
The time has come to amend the Constitution to fix the proportion of shareable taxes for the States

The time has come to amend the Constitution to fix the proportion of shareable taxes for the States Federalism is an old concept. Its origin is mainly political. It is well known that the efficiency of a government depends on, among other factors, its structure. In large countries, it has been felt that only a […]

Posted in: Indian Polity ,Governance & Issues,
25
Mar
फिल्म बधाई हो के संवाद लिखने वाले दून के अक्षत को मिला फिल्म फेयर अवार्ड

नैनीताल में जन्में और मूलरूप से पौड़ी के टंडोली गांव निवासी अक्षत घिल्डियाल को फिल्म ‘बधाई हो’ के संवाद लेखन के लिए फिल्म फेयर अवार्ड मिला है। बधाई हो अक्षत की पहली फिल्म है। इस फिल्म की स्टोरी भी उन्होंने शांतनु श्रीवास्तव के साथ मिलकर लिखी है।

Posted in: Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Current affairs,
25
Mar
U.S. will be the first country to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan

The Golan Heights is a rocky plateau with an area of 1,800km² on the border between Israel and Syria in south-western Syria. U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that the US may recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The U.S. will be the first country to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan and marks a dramatic shift in U.S. […]

Posted in: IR & Bilateral Relations,
25
Mar
what is Virtual SIM Card

Virtual SIM Card Investigating agencies have found that virtual SIM cards (Subscriber Identification Module Cards) were used by the Jaish-e-Muhammad’s terrorists for communications during the Pulwama attack. What is a Virtual SIM? In this technology, the computer generates a telephone number and the user downloads an application of the service provider on their smartphone. It is a cloud-based […]

Posted in: Current Science &Technology Updates,
25
Mar
#JhandaMela, celebrating the history of देहरादून।

#JhandaMela, celebrating the history of देहरादून।25 मार्च, से देहरादून का पूरी दुनिया में प्रसिद्ध ऐतिहासिक झंडा मेला शुरू हो रहा है। तकरीबन 350 साल पुराने झंडे मेले के इतिहास में ही देहरादून के जन्म की कहानी जुड़ी है। देहरादून में होली के पांचवे दिन गुरु राम राय के जन्म दिवस पर झंडा मेला शुरू होता […]

Posted in: Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Current affairs,
25
Mar
IAS/UKPCS mains writing practice:Fiscal federalism in india.25th march 2019

Question 25/03/2019:Explain the concept of fiscal federalism .Do you think that The time has come to amend the Constitution to fix the proportion of shareable taxes for the States Q: राजकोषीय संघवाद की अवधारणा को समझाइए। क्या आपको लगता है कि राज्यों को साझा कर के अनुपात को तय करने के लिए संविधान में संशोधन […]

Posted in: UKPSC Mains Writing initiative, UPSC IAS Mains writing Practice,
24
Mar
UN climate change body turns 25

UN climate change body turns 25 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change celebrated its 25th anniversary on 21 March, 2019. Here’s what UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa had to say on the occassion Think back 25 years—it is much easier for some of us than others! There was no widespread use of cell […]

Posted in: Current Environmental & climate change policies and issues,
23
Mar
Lokpal Act ushers in a new era of justice

After nearly a decade of agitations, demands by the civil society, elections and court hearings, the first Lokpal has been appointed. Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, a retired judge of the Supreme Court, has occupied the position. He has had a distinguished career and is known for overturning Karnataka High Court judgment in the Sasikala case […]

Posted in: Indian Polity ,Governance & Issues,
23
Mar
Explained: How India’s war on undernutrition fails to address the root causes

Explained: How India’s war on undernutrition fails to address the root causes The recent launch of the government’s food fortification programme and Poshan Abhiyaan brings our attention to the incidence of undernutrition in India, which takes the form of stunting (low height-for-age), wasting (low weight-for-height) and underweight (low weight-for-age) through the interaction of these three indices—height, […]

Posted in: Social &Economic Policies and programmes,
23
Mar
what a country needs for a happy population

India’s South Asian neighbours ranked higher, with Pakistan pegged at 67, Bhutan at 95, Bangladesh at 125 and Sri Lanka at 130. India ranks 140th on the United Nation’s latest World Happiness Report that assesses 156 countries, a decline of seven spots from the last edition of the survey. India was also amongst the five […]

Posted in: INDIAN ECONOMY Fact & Analysis,
19
Mar
Padam awardee from uttarakhand in 2019

एवरेस्ट फतह करने वाली पहली भारतीय महिला पर्वतारोही बछेंद्री पाल जी को पद्मभूषण, जागर सम्राट प्रीतम भरतवाण जी और मशहूर फोटोग्राफर अनूप शाह जी को पद्मश्री पुरस्कार से नवाजे जाने पर हार्दिक बधाइयां। प्रदेश की तीन विभूतियों को एक साथ पद्म पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया जाना उत्तराखंड के लिए गर्व की बात है।

Posted in: Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Current affairs,
19
Mar
Operation Sunrise………

The Indian and Myanmar’s armies have, in a coordinated operation, destroyed at least 10 camps belonging to an insurgent group in Myanmar, which had become a threat to India’s mega Kaladan Project in the neighbouring country. The operation was also undertaken keeping in view the safety of Indian workers engaged in the project. The military action carried out […]

Posted in: Defence and security issues,
19
Mar
Security challenges and their management in border areas

#upsc,#ukpscmains #ukpcsmains #mainssyllabus India’s land border covers around 15,106 km sharing boundaries with Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Varied terrains, climatic conditions and hostile neighbours make its borders complex and border management an important part of its security. Home Minister, Rajnath Singh inaugurated the electronic border surveillance project on 5th March 2019 along the India-Bangladesh […]

Posted in: Defence and security issues, UKPSC MAINS Material,
19
Mar
What is contempt under the Indian law?

What is contempt under the Indian law? In India, the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, divides contempt into civil contempt and criminal contempt. ‘Civil contempt’ is a ‘wilful disobedience to any judgment, decree, direction, order, writ or other processes of a Court or wilful breach of an undertaking given to the court’. ‘Criminal contempt’ is ‘the […]

Posted in: Indian Polity ,Governance & Issues,
16
Mar
Water management key to sustainable agriculture growth in India

India is facing a water crisis, attributed to its burgeoning population, lack of adequate planning, increased corporatisation, and industrial and human waste. According to a study by the National Geophysical Research Institute, the largest depletion of groundwater in the world is happening in north India, with Delhi as the epicentre. According to estimates, water scarcity […]

Posted in: Current Environmental & climate change policies and issues,
16
Mar
How should India track its time; Office hours in Northeast need to be changed

The existing IST is said to be negatively impacting the lives of the northeastern people as the sun rises and sets much earlier than the official working hours By heading towards the east, Phileas Fogg had gone towards the sun and, consequently, his days were four minutes shorter for each degree of longitude covered in […]

Posted in: INDIAN ECONOMY Fact & Analysis,
16
Mar
IAS/ukpcs MAINS writing practice. Criminalization of politics

Q. 15/03/2019IAS / Indian democracy faces various challenges due to criminalisation of politics. Examine the reasons, challenges and steps taken in this regard. (250 words) Q. 15/03 / 2019IAS / भारतीय लोकतंत्र राजनीति के अपराधीकरण के कारण विभिन्न चुनौतियों का सामना करता है। इस संबंध में उठाए गए कारणों, चुनौतियों और कदमों की जाँच करें। (250 […]

Posted in: UKPSC Mains Writing initiative, UPSC IAS Mains writing Practice,
14
Mar
Climate vulnerability maps developed for Himalayan states

Climate vulnerability maps developed for Himalayan states Vulnerability to climate change varies from state to state and district to district, it also depends on various socio-economic factors Receding apple lines, changing cropping patterns, more disasters like landslides and floods, drying springs in hills, spread of vector-borne diseases etc — are being felt all over the […]

Posted in: Current Environmental & climate change policies and issues, Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Current affairs,
12
Mar
DRDO develops ‘combat drugs’ to reduce casualties in Pulwama type attacks, warfare

The spectrum includes bleeding wound sealants, super absorptive dressings and glycerated salines, all of which can save lives in the event of warfare in jungle and high altitude areas as well as in terror attacks, scientists said. With 90 per cent of gravely wounded security personnel succumbing to injuries within a few hours, DRDO’s medical […]

Posted in: Current Science &Technology Updates,
11
Mar
UPSC/UKPSC mains writing practice.Nationalism in modern time

Q11/03/2019 : Today, nationalism is more important than ever before as we have to balance national interests with the demands of a globalized economy and changing geopolitics. Comment 250 words आज, राष्ट्रवाद पहले से कहीं अधिक महत्वपूर्ण है क्योंकि हमें एक वैश्विक अर्थव्यवस्था और बदलती भू-राजनीति की मांगों के साथ राष्ट्रीय हितों को संतुलित करना […]

Posted in: UKPSC Mains Writing initiative, UPSC IAS Mains writing Practice,
11
Mar
A 900-million strong electorate makes Elections 2019 the biggest ever

This would be the biggest election in world history, with over 900 million registered voters, out of which 15 million are aged 18-19. The total electorate is more than the population of every continent. The logistics are mind-boggling. There will be nearly one million polling stations, up 10.1% from the 2014 elections; 2.33 million ballot […]

Posted in: Indian Polity ,Governance & Issues,
11
Mar
India Cooling Action Plan Launched: All about it

It is yet an indeed proud moment for the country since India is one of the first countries in the world to develop a comprehensive Cooling Action plan which has a long term vision to address the cooling requirement across sectors and lists out actions which can help reduce the cooling demand. Cooling requirement is […]

Posted in: Current Environmental & climate change policies and issues,
11
Mar
A strange paradox for Indian women

A strange paradox for Indian women Better education is not leading to better job opportunities, marriage prospects or freedom of movement Abigail Adams, wife of the second President of the U.S. and mother of the sixth President, wrote to her husband, “If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined […]

Posted in: Social &Economic Policies and programmes,

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