FIRST PAST THE POST SYSTEM

A first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system is one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins. This is sometimes described as winner takes all. First-past-the-post voting is a plurality voting method. FPTP is a common, but not universal, feature of electoral systems with single-member electoral divisions, and is practised in close […]

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UCT QUESTION AND ANSWER FOR ECONOMY

1.   Which of the following statements related to the Human Development Index is/are correct? 1.   It measures the social and economic development of the nations. 2.   The HDI assigns equal weight to all dimension indices such as knowledge and understanding, a long and healthy life, and an acceptable standard of living. 3.   HDI includes dimensions […]

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UCT QUESTION AND ANSWER FOR SCIENCE AND TECH

1.   Which of the following statements related to the applications of semiconductors is/are correct? 1.   Photodiodes are used for detecting optical signal in electronics devices like smoke detectors, remote controls television.SCIENCE 2.   Photovoltaic devices convert electrical energy into light.       Select the correct answer using the codes given below: (a)  1 only                       (b) 2 only […]

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UCT Question and Answer for Ecology and Environment

1.   Living organisms provide many ecological services free of cost that are responsible for maintaining ecosystem health. Which of the following can be characterized as ecosystem services? 1. Biodiversity helps in regulating and stabilizing water run-off. 2. Wetlands and forests act as water purifying systems. 3. Biodiversity helps in recycling of nutrients found in the […]

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Latest News & Updates

Latest News & Updates, Current Affairs and Breaking Stories

India’s Health Crisis, Subject: Governance, Sub-topic: Health. According to National Health Profile (NHP)-2018, India is among the countries with the least public health spending. The government intends to invest only 2.5% of the GDP into health care by 2025, while the global average is about 6%. Even lower-income countries like Bhutan (2.5%), Sri Lanka (1.6%) and Nepal […]

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How to improve Answer Writing Skill?

How to improve Answer Writing Skill?

Civil Service system acts as the most vital tool for governance of India; it is the implementation arm of the government that’s why its selection process is one of the toughest. Civil Services Examination is a form of a puzzle – with each solution of puzzle candidate moves upward in the trajectory. Each step of the […]

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Pub Ad: The Subject with Enormous Benefits in the UPSC Preparation

Students preparing for the UPSC have to go through various crucial stages during the process. One such critical phase is choosing the appropriate optional subject for the Mains Examination. Several factors such as, the scoring nature of the subject, availability of study material, interest and background of the student etc. need to be taken under […]

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Political Science: A Viable Subject to Prepare for UPSC

Political Science is widely classified into three categories, namely (1) Political Theory and Indian Politics, (2) Indian Government and Politics and (3) Comparative Politics and International Relations. While the Paper-1 covers the first two topics, the paper-2 carries questions from the later one. Under Political Theory and Indian Politics, topics like Political Theory, Theories of […]

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