[Studyplan] India 2013 Yearbook: Approach to Culture, Tourism, Youth, Sports, Misc.GK (Part 6 of 6)

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  1. Background
  2. GK from Chapter 32
  3. GK:Awards
  4. Organizations: Culture, Youth, Sports
  5. Policies: Youth n Sports
  6. Schemes: Culture, Tourism, Youth, Sport

Background

  • Basic GK about India’s polity and geography given on chapter 1, 2 and 3.
  • GK related to environment, geography, culture etc. is scattered around in the Chapter 30: States and union territories. (your home state, and neighboring states are important for profile based interview questions. So those expecting interview calls for CSE-2012 and or APFC 2012, should refer those parts and dig net for followup interview questions that can be asked from it.).
  • In the previous five articles, we saw approach for EnB, Economy, IR, rights issue, sci-tech etc. here are the links:
  1. Introduction and approach to Environment and Biodiversity (EnB) (part 1 of 6)
  2. Approach to Economy, Finance, Industry, Commerce, Corporate Affairs (Part 2 of 6)
  3. Approach to IR, Diplomacy, Diaspora, Communication, IT and Mass Comm (part 3 of 6)
  4. Approach to Rights issue, education, welfare, poverty removal schemes (part 4 of 6)
  5. Approach to Science-Tech, Public Health, Agro (Part 5 of 6)

This last article in the “Yearbook approach” series, contains the list Culture, Tourism, Youth, Sports +(Misc. GK topics like CISF, NCEE etc)  to be prepared from India 2013 (aka India yearbook)

GK from Chapter 32

321146Table of precedence (only for important posts, for MCQs)
321150Names of President, VP, PM (this is basic essential GK)
321152latest CJI, EC (+ whom they replaced?)
321154Latest UPSC Chairman (+whom he replaced?)
321154Bharat Ratna Recepeients (all of them for 2m)
321161Naubel Laureats (all of them for 2m)
321156Padma Award (1st para)
321164Name of operations where Param Vir Chakra were given
321167 to 1180List of amendment (only major and important ones)
321166list of state highway (atleast the ones that pass through your home state)

GK:Awards

Mostly for MCQ/2m

12320List of various environment awards
21679PM shrama Awards, National safety, Vishwakaram Awards
22711Bharatendu Harischndra Award
281022Stree Shakti Purskar (6 categories for MCQ)
281028children awards
291053Sports awards
291047National Youth Festival and awards

Organizations: Culture, Youth, Sports, Police, Paramilitary (Misc.GK type)

578Lalit Kala Acadamy
579Sangeet Natak Acadamy
581Sahitya Acadamy
582National School of Drama
586ASI
589Anthro. Survey of India
589National Archives
9219Kendriya Sainik Board
20635police hierarchy
20636ITBP, BSF
20637Assam rifles
20638NSG, CRPF
20639RAF, CISF
20640SSB
20641civil defence
20642home guards
20643Fire service (under ULB)
29IOC vs IOA, NSF vs Sports Ministry. (not given in Yearbook but should be prepared click me)
291043NSS
291051SAI (Second last para)

Policies: Youth n Sports

291039Youth Policy 2003
291040New Youth Policy 2012
291050sports policy

Schemes: Culture, Tourism, Youth, Sport

583Kalanidhi, Kalakosh (2 marker)
594Tourism Initiatives
587National Mission for Manuscripts, Monuments etc (NMMA)
291047Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan
291048youth hostel
291049youth corps
291055Doping
291056OPEX 2012 (2 marker)
291056Come n Play scheme
291050Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan
291041NPYAD

Mrunal recommends

  1. (free) NCERT, NIOS, TN-Books
  2. Environment by ShankarIAS
  3. Indian Polity M.Laxmikanth (Hindi | English)
  4. Art & Culture by Nitin Singhania (Hindi | English)
  5. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  6. Bipin Chandra: Post Independence
  7. Fast-track to Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
  8. MK Pandey’s Analytical Reasoning
  9. Disha’s Topicwise Paperset (Hindi | English)
  10. School Atlas
  11. Mains: Language papers
  1. (free) NCERT, NIOS, TN-Books 4 History,Geo,Sci
  2. Indian Polity M.Laxmikanth (Hindi | English)
  3. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  4. Maths: Quantam CAT Sarvesh Kumar
  5. Objective General English SP Bakshi
  6. Word Power made Easy -Norman Lowe
  7. Topic wise Solved Paperset by Disha


So far 32 Comments posted

  1. neha

    thanks alot sir…..

  2. Nawin

    A big kudos to your work Mrunal SIR …

  3. sandeep

    wait ends…thank u sir

  4. tarun mishra

    hi , is YEAR 2012 helpful ???? or do i need the latest edition ???

  5. priya

    thanks mrunal. u are awesome..!

  6. Abhishek

    I don’t think it is humanly possible to cover this book. With a couple of months left for the exam, I am not sure how much of this I can cram in and retain during the exam.

  7. Santosh Kumar Verma

    Thanks, Mrunal Sir you are doing wonderful job for the student who wants to go ahead in the world of competition. Just keep going.

  8. santhu

    “upsc mains pattern changed from this year only, recommended by Prime Mininster”……one of the our facebook viewer has sent… so any comment..

  9. santhu

    Civil services exam pattern may be changed

    Hindustan Times
    New Delhi, February 20, 2013

    The government is considering an overhaul of the civil services examination from this year that could include replacing optional papers in the final examination with two compulsory papers with a predefined syllabus.

    The last-minute decision to introduce the change from this year

    comes at the instance of Prime Minister’s Office that had been keen on reforms in the way India selects its civil servants since 2004.
    But the move has kept over 4 lakh aspirants — who apply for the examination to get into coveted services such as the IAS, IPS or the IFS — on tenterhooks.

    The notification, which kick-starts the examination process, and lists the selection pattern, the syllabus and the number of posts up for grabs, should have been out by February 2.

    The Union Public Service Commission — that conducts the prestigious examination — blamed “unforeseen circumstances” for the delay.

    But a senior official at the Department of Personnel & Training told HT that the delay was due to the government’s decision to introduce a fresh dose of reforms into the examination.

    “The approved changes will be conveyed to UPSC as soon as the competent authority (in this case, the Prime Minister) takes a decision,” he said.

    The UPSC has a three-tier selection process to select civil servants. The first is the preliminary exam, an objective-type exam which serves as a screening test.

    Those who clear this are entitled to appear for the subjective-type main examination. About one-fifth of those who take the main examination are called for a personality test.

    The panel headed by former UGC chairman Arun S Nigvekar had recommended doing away with the optional subjects, to be replaced with compulsory papers.

    1. Manohar N

      R u sure ? when they published?

  10. Sandhya

    how to download pdf

  11. Alok

    m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/news/civil-services-exam-pattern-may-changed-183000817.html?orig_host_hdr=in.news.yahoo.com&.intl=IN&.lang=en-IN

    plz read this and do reply then

    1. santhu

      did u see any diference copy paste content both r same…alok any analysis u defined then down it

  12. santhu

    mrunal sir sound with me…about “hindustan time news”

  13. Jai

    @Sandhya 1. Click on ‘Print||PDF(Need Chrome)!’tab given at the end of an article.

    2. A new window opens. Now, press ctrl and P simultaneously.

    3. On the left hand ‘print’ margin, click on ‘change’ under the heading ‘destination’.

    4. Now, click on ‘Save as PDF’ under the heading ‘Local Destinations’.

    Remember, your browser should be Chrome.

  14. EISHITA

    HELLO SIR,
    IS IT NECESSARY TO BUY INDIA YR BOOK 2013 ? WILL 2012 YR BOOK WONT B SUFFICIENT?

    1. tarun mishra

      same QUESTN.

  15. Monisha

    Thanks for the compile Mrunal.
    Sir, can you please assure if it is ‘good enough’ to study only the topics you have mentioned in all 6 parts?

  16. F.H.K.

    thank you very much sir…please tell important topic from PIB Feature and provide gist of THE HINDU also if you can….

  17. sudheesh k s

    Very informative

  18. F.H.K.

    provide some very important news from the hindu please sir

  19. nagendra

    thank s for he important topic of yearbook 13

  20. Nitin

    MrunalSir,
    Current affairs in UPSC means 1year collection or more….What about Year Book….India 2012 n 2013 is it entirely different??
    What would you suggest Sir?

  21. Nitin Pathak

    Mrunal Sir,
    Please tell how to access the e gyan Kosh of IGNOU as it asks enrollment no. etc.
    And do we need to buy India Year Book each year or last year’s can be used this year??

    1. Mrunal

      last years’ can be used, but then visit official websites of different ministries to get latest schemes

  22. ABHIMANYU

    Great work by u sir.one question sir.i am commerse background candidate do law optional will be good for me or public administration

  23. Vaibhav

    Sir,
    We are having yearbook 2013 in market and I would be giving exam in 2014. So should I wait for the release of yearbook 2014?

    1. goutham

      not neccesarily….u can read 2013 edition…sir has specified it above…please check it out..

  24. ram

    Its a pleasant to be here. Thank you so much for making these available free of cost.

  25. Ashwini

    Sir please add the study plan for India yearbook 2015 as the study plan u specified here is from India 2013 and page numbers and name of the topics differ. It would be a great help to everyone if study plans are updated

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