- And the winners are
- Optional subject/Misc.
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- Here comes the result for the Writing competition of November 2013. Zip file containing all entries, given at bottom of this page.
- Thanks to the entries received over these three months, following topics of the mains syllabus are covered in an exam-oriented, revision friendly manner:
- (GS1) Indian culture, impact of globalization on Indian society, Post-independence consolidation and reorganization; geography-natural phenomenon, resource distribution
- (GS2) Polity-various bills, amendments, comparing Indian constitution with other countries, Representation of People’s Act; Bilateral relations and groupings; Yearbook topics: planning, SHG, development, e-governance etc
- (GS3) sci-tech, nanotech, robotics; infrastructure, policies, schemes; disaster management, EIA; security related: non-state actors, money laundering, border management etc.
- (GS4) thinkers, corporate governance, good governance etc.
- All the entries are in MS-word, so you may add/edit/merge/update them as per your requirements to make “killer revision notes”.
- Again, as a result of these notes, the collective savings of manhours, electricity and internet bandwidth=it’d run into lakhs of rupees. Therefore, I consider this competition a great success. And will continue it for upcoming months as well.
(In alphabetical order of writers.)
|Social Sector Initiatives. Compilation various schemes. Comes handy for quick revision before GS3. If you continue updating this with pib.nic.in, becomes a killer note for even future prelims and mains. Goodwill entry=hence not considered for Prize.||Abhishek Sharma|
|India Pakistan relations. Gives a chronological account and analysis of the events since the time of independence and how they’ve shaped India’s foreign policy.||Aditya Ravi Chandran|
|Economic Survey 2012- a brief summary of all the chapters for quick revision and possible MCQs.||Gali Vinod Simha|
|National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC) – and salient features of various missions under it.||Gali Vinod Simha|
|North Eastern India and Economic Development. Has covered various angles- tourism, power, transport, FDI, extremism etc.||Mirant Parikh|
|Bitcoins. Explained the mechanism, benefits of the bitcon system. should help even in the IBPS interviews.||Namit|
|E-governance-NeGP and Mission Mode Projects (MMP) at central / state / integrated level. Their salient features covered in 2-3 lines each, hence handy for revision- even under Public administration.||Neeraj Kumar|
|Distribution of non-metallic minerals and energy resources: India and World.||Nisha Vats|
|Indian Literature through Ancient, Medieval and Modern times.||Rohit Nandakumar|
|Culture Notes. Exhaustive list of many two markers about dance, painting, architecture, music. He had won prize for this topic earlier. This is his updated / expanded v2.0 note on the same topic.||Sandeep Yadav|
|Rights issue-Domestic Workers, Slavery Index. Gave a neat presentation on factors/causes behind modern day slavery of women and children and the measures to combat it.||Shrey Khanna|
|Indo – US Issues: Civil Nuclear Liability, HFCs etc. plenty of fodder points for GS2 (Goodwill entry)||Shivaram|
|Science Reporter: compilation of current affairs from September 2012 to October 2013. Plenty of two markers and possible MCQs for prelims.||Shri Kant Yadav|
|Space Mission in 2013. Covered all Indian and foreign launch missions in this calendar year.||Susmitha Sudharshan|
|Energy resources. Covered with policy-features-schemes angles. Comes handy for GS3/Infrastructure.||Vishal Verma|
Based on jury voting, Winners are picked only for distributing the book prizes. Else all of above are top-winners in their respective subject.
|First Prize||Indian Literature through Ancient, Medieval and Modern times.There is lot of web-resources on literature of India but Rohit’ article stands out for its chronological, brief yet exhaustive coverage, makes it easy to revise and remember.||Rohit Nandakumar|
|Second Prize||India Pakistan relations. Gives a chronological account and analysis of the events since the time of independence and how they’ve shaped India’s foreign policy. Btw same Aditya already covered India’s relation with Bangladesh and Afghanistan in previous months’ competitions. So go through those zip files as well.||Aditya Ravi Chandran|
|Third Prize||Distribution of non-metallic minerals and energy resources: India and World. There are plenty of geography books in the market, but content on ‘resource distribution’ is too scattered. Nisha has gone through pains of compiling it in compact tables. Should also help in geography optional as well. btw, same writer also covered metallic minerals in September zip, do go through it as well.||Nisha Vats|
Congratulations to these winners, I’ll contact them one more time to confirm their address and then prize books will be dispatched.
In alphabetical order of writers.
|Food Security related Points. Exhaustive fodder material. Comes handy for GS3.||A.Sunil Kumar|
|Maldives Election Crisis, and India’s stand on it.||Aditya Sangotra|
|Cyclone Phalin, Helen, Haiyan and basic theory on clouds||Arun Chettiar|
|NIOS Culture Notes.||Bharat Chaudhary|
|Hindu November locations. (Goodwill entry)||Chandra Deo|
|India and its neighbors.||Debalina Biswas|
|Good governance (Goodwill entry)||deepak patel|
|TB- explained various types, diagnosis methods and government initiatives.||Divya Prabhu|
|Industrial development and stakeholders-NGO, charity, SHG. Some neat fodder points for the Mains GS2.||Dr Sukhmani Sangha|
|Culture Revision Notes.||Gali Vinod Simha|
|Biotechnology and TRIPS. Also gave brief account of IPR and patents. Should help for profile based interview questions as well.||George Sinha|
|Rights issue: Domestic Workers. Discussed the news, schemes, initiative, bills related to this topic.||Indrajeet Singh|
|Centralized Monitoring sys (CMS) and NCTC||Indrajeet Singh|
|ISRO-Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan.||Manish Zole|
|North East Development. Covered various schemes and measures.||Marudavanan.S|
|Government Budgeting. Also explained the GST.||Neeraj Gaur|
|Reforms needed in various sectors: SEBI, FMC, CPCB etc. some good fodder points for GS2 and GS3.||NEHA NINAWE|
|White label ATM and Brown Label ATM. Useful even for the upcoming IBPS interviews.||NITHESH GARUDADRI|
|India’s relation with GCC. Tableted the details for ready reference in GS2. (goodwill entry, not considered for prize)||Raman Bhattad|
|Arab spring- has it failed? Briefly narrated the factors that lead to Arab spring, and the current political situations in those countries.||Sandeep Nair|
|Globalization and its impact on Indian society. Neat summary. When combined with previous entries, would become a killer note for Mains GS1.||Sharad Durgawad|
|Internal Security Challenges to India. Narrated the extremist movements in various parts of India, and the measures need to be taken.||Sharad Durgawad|
|India’s relations with Asia pacific. Plenty of fodder points about India’s foreign policy/approach towards each of those countries in recent times.||Sunil Reddy|
These articles could have been in Gold/platinum/even prize winners, but I/jury felt that:
(Without meaning even an ounce of disrespect to any individual)
- They could have added some more angles/ issues/ fodder points AND/OR
- They could have compressed/structured/simplified the article a little bit more.
But that doesn’t take away the fact these articles are really good and useful for the exam. So my respects and salutations for their effort and their spirit of sharing.
Names in alphabetical order:
|Mughal Architecture. Covered keeping both GS and optional history in mind.||Aadhar Sharma|
|Juvenile Justice system. Some good points for Group Dissuasion/Essay.||Abinaya Sakthivel|
|Constitutional bodies. Compiled the FAQs posted on the official sites||Aditya Prasad|
|Disaster management: suggestions for Uttarakhand like tragedy.||Akshat|
|ISRO: Mars Mission.||Akula Sudhakar|
|Constitutional amendment acts, List of||Aruna S.|
|India-Indonesia relation, recent visit of PM||Atul Yadav|
|Capitalism (goodwill)||Deepak Patel|
|Earthquake,Tsunami,Volcano,Cyclones (for GS1)||Deepti Rawal|
|Public grievance redressal mechanism(PGRM)||Dhrumil Soni|
|120th Amendment bill-judges appointment||Hepzibah Beulah|
|E-waste and a case study related to it.||Ketan R. Gawade|
|Democratization of UNO||Kollabathini Siddhardha|
|117th Amendment||Manish Raj|
|Linkages between development and spread of extremism||Nava Bharavi Pampana|
|Statutory Regulatory And Various Quasi Judicial Bodies(only list)||Neeraj Gaur|
|Solar cities and Akshay Urja shops||Nishant Kugasiya|
|disaster Management||Priyanka Gupta|
|E-governance-opportunities, challenges & strategies||Raj Singh Yadav|
|Center State Relations||Rajshekhar Gidnavar|
|Emotional Intelligence||Ramanjeet Gupta|
|TB: types, diagnosis, government initiatives.||Sharmi Krishnan|
|Organizations: OPCW, ASEM, ICC etc. for GS2||Sumeet Mahendra|
|ISRO: Mars Mission||Sumeet Mahendra|
|Nuclear Liability Law||Vandana Parmar|
|Present Voting system: Challenges and Solution||Viswanath BNS|
Would have been in higher category if they had been less essay-ish and more revision friendly, as per the competition rules. Again I say that without meaning an ounce of disrespect to anyone. These are good reads, provide nice fodder points for the exam, therefore your gesture of gesture of sharing knowledge with the community, is appreciated.
Names in Alphabetical order:
|Media in Combating Corruption||Anwar Ali|
|E-technology to the aid of farmers||Ayush Rai|
|Hunger Essay||Jyoti Dilip Raijada|
|Empowered Corruption||Nilaya Shankar|
|Corporate sector and environment protection||Priya Singh|
|Borrowing Earth from Children||Rakeshsingh Rajput|
|Death Penalty vs core objectives of Criminal Justice system||Sandeep Nair|
|Stolen Childhood||Santosh Kumar Behra|
|Indian Urbanization||Vishwajeet kumar singh|
Should help the aspirants for the respective exams.
|Optional subject||Psychology: Free Will, Really?||Aiman Reyaz|
|Optional subject||Sociology revision notes||Santosh Kumar Behera|
|Optional Subject||Social Forestry for Geography Optional PaperII||Raj Yadav|
|State PSC||Andhra’s Economic Survey||Gali Vinod Simha|
(use first link- if you want to read online and second link if you want to download zip)
November Entries (size:14 MB)
- Thanks everyone for participating and sharing. And if anyone feels hurt for not getting his/her due recognition/ranking despite the contribution, then my sincerest apologies.
- Irrespective of the platinum/gold/silver/bronze categorization, I thank and applaud you all, for your gesture of sharing knowledge with the community and look forward for more of your articles in future.
- Notification for December competition will be released soon
- Some entries have been rejected when I (or Jury members) felt that article was borderline to copyright violation of some book, or lifted too much from wiki/coaching material etc. without putting much effort.
- However if you think you didn’t belong that category and yet your article is not in above list, then probably I made some error while making the excel spreadsheets of author vs. subject. In that case, plz contact me via email and I’ll update the list.