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UPSC Prelims 2020 Mock Test 24

UPSC Prelims 2020 Mock Test 24: Current Affairs-Based GS Model Questions

UPSC Prelims 2020 Mock Test 24: Current Affairs-Based GS Model Questions Q.1. Which of the following statements is/are true about the European Green Deal? Under this deal, the European Union will aim to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. As part of this deal, a new circular economy action plan will be tabled in …

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UPSC Prelims 2020 Mock Test 23

UPSC Prelims 2020 Mock Test 23: Current Affairs-Based GS Model Questions

UPSC Prelims 2020 Mock Test 23 Q1. Which state government has started ‘Spandana’ initiative? (a) Andhra Pradesh (b) Odisha (c) Telangana (d) Madhya Pradesh Ans: (a) Explanation Spandana is a government initiative launched by the Andhra Pradesh Government. Through this initiative, the state government wants to make police stations more accessible for the public, especially …

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Should India Have A More Comprehensive Budget Making Process?

UPSC 2020 General Studies 02; Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment: An article published on The Wire has presented valuable arguments in favour of a new narrative and more comprehensive Budget Making Process than the one which is in place now. The Big Trends The Budget Day has …

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Why Some Forest Lands Have No Forest At All, And What Threat They Pose To Local Ecosystem?

General Studies Contemporary Issues 07; UPSC 2020/IAS2020/Ecology & Environment: In India, 29.5% of land classified as forests, does not have any forest cover. This is the finding of the official data on India’s forest cover. According to the India State of Forest Report 2019, some of the officially classified forest lands are either agricultural land …

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General Studies Contemporary Issues 07

Locusts Attack In Winter And Its Links With Climate Change

General Studies Contemporary Issues 07; UPSC 2020/IAS2020/Ecology & Environment: We have enough evidences that suggest that recent Australian bush fires has a clear link with climate change and global warming. Although, bush fires are common in Australia, but increasing level of heat has increased its intensity. Prolonged drought is another factor responsible for uncommon bush …

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General Studies Contemporary Issues 06

All You Wanted To Know About The National Investigation Agency Act (NIA)

General Studies Contemporary Issues 06; UPSC 2020 : Recently, Chhattisgarh government challenged the constitutional validity of the National Investigation Act, 2008 in the Supreme Court. Petition filed by the state government has argued that the NIA should have no power over state policing matters. What is the NIA 2008? The National Investigation Agency is a …

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UPSC Prelims Mock Test 22

UPSC Prelims 2020 Mock Test 22: Current Affairs-Based GS Model Questions

UPSC Prelims Mock Test 22: Current-Affairs-based General Studies Questions for Prelims. Issue: National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP); Ozone Depleting Chemicals; DAY-NRLM Q1. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP)? This platform has been launched by the Department of Telecommunications The platform aims to protect government data …

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UPSC Prelims 2020 Model 05

NITI Aayog Launches National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP)

General Studies Contemporary Issues 05: NITI Aayog released its vision for the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP) on January 23, 2020. The platform aims to democratize access to publicly available government data. It will host the latest datasets from various government websites, present them coherently, and provide tools for analytics and visualization. NDAP will …

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General Studies Contemporary Issues 03

Challenges Of Regulating Future Technologies

General Studies Contemporary Issues 04: Regulating technologies and technology-led businesses is not an easy task. In India, regulation of technology is characterised by informed guesses, often reactive and piecemeal policies, that are introduced in a huff. Challenges of Regulating New technologies What we need is a future thinking so that we have an effective policy …

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General Studies International Relations 02

Current Debate On The Future Of Capitalism And India’s Role

General Studies International Relations 02: Stakeholder capitalism was a popular management theory in the 50s and 60s. This type of capitalism was different from the tradition capitalsim because unlike the latter, it focused on the needs all constituents, not just shareholders. The 2020 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum opened with the theme of …

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