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[Laws] DESI liquor special edition Kerala, Mizoram & IPS Training, Tribal insurgency

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Mizoram permits DESI liquor Kerala wants to ban DESI Liquor IPS training academy bans DESI liquor Tribal insurgency in pre and post-independent India Mizoram permits DESI liquor 1995: Mizoram passed law to completely ban liquor. But later Government feels that “total” prohibition has harmed the state- because juntaa still drinking Deshi and dying because of hooch. (Zahrili-sharaab). 2014: new act, …

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[Economic Survey] Corrections in the previous articles + Parting words before Qatl ki Subha

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Correction in the Economic survey summaries No corrections Parting words Next order of business Updates from UPSC Updates from SSC Correction in the Economic survey summaries Last updated on Aug-22-2014 evening. Ch4: measures of money supply Banks receive more money in TIME deposits (FD, RD) than in Demand deposits.(Current / Savings) M3 less liquid than M2 Ch4: Inflation index theory Consumer …

[Architecture] Buddhist Rock Caves, Stupas, Chaitya, Vihar- features, purpose explained

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Types of Buddist Buildings Buddhist Rock cut caves Karle Caves, Pune Kanheri, Mumbai Bhaja, Pune Pandavleni, Nasik Buddhist Buildings Rock cut caves Ajanta, Kanheri, Karle etc.in Maharashtra (more details under next topic) Viharas Residential quarters for Monks. Stupas Satvahan renovated Amaravati Stupa. Amaravati Stupa is largest in South India. Marbles used instead of bricks and stones. its Inner side has …

[Ancient-India] Rakhigarhi-Biggest Harappan Site, Muziris Ports, Pratihar Mint, Menhir sites

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Rakhhigarhi-the biggest Harappan site Menhirs sites in Mizoram Muziris Port Pratihar Mint in Haryana Rakhigarhi, the biggest Harappan site ~2000 sites of Indus valley civilization in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Till now, the largest site: Mheonjo-daro, in Pakistan. Now the largest site= Rakhigarhi, Hayana India Pak largest = Rakhhigarhi (Haryana) 5th largest= Dholavira (Gujarat) Mohenjo-daro (2nd largest) Harappa Ganweriwala. Why …

[Write2Win] Result of February 2014 competition, Free zip notes for everyone

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Competition is stopped from now on Platinum Gold Silver Optionals Rejected Entries, Name not in the list Download Epilogue Competition is stopped from now on This time ~40 entries made it to the final zip file. (After eliminating the cut-paste-bullet “jugaad” articles from Hindu/idsa/epw etc.) I blame myself for this low amount of participation, because: Earlier I had promised author …

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[Economy] Current 2014 Feb Week 1: Fiscal Policy, Spectrum, Subsidies, LPG and Banking Sector (Part 1 of 3)

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Prologue [Act I] Government side: Fiscal Policy, Macroeconomics India’s bogus GDP growth rate Fiscal deficit 4.8% target = Mission impossible #6? CAD & gold FATF: Desi Diamonds = Money laundering Interim budget/Vote on Account? [Subsidy] LPG: nau se baara (9 to 12) Kejriwal vs electricity companies vs NTPC [Subsidy] Fertilizer Subsidy [Auction] Spectrum 2014 [Auction] NELP X (10) delayed [Act …

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[Economy] Current 2014 Feb Week 1: FDI, Regulatory Bodies, Infrastructure (Part 2 of 3)

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Prologue [Act III] FDI related current affairs [2014FebWeek1] [FDI] Multi brand Retail: “Gaddari” by Delhi & Rajasthan [FDI] Lobbying by Walmart and Amazon [FDI] Railways: FM, HM oppose Chinese FDI [FDI] Drugs Pharmaceuticals [FDI] Vodafone: fully foreign owned [FDI] Andhra favorite despite Telengana protests IFC Rupee bonds [FDI] Defense [FDI] Environment clearances [FDI] flows in last eight months (from highest …

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[Economy] Current 2014 Feb Week 1: Bilateral, Poverty Hunger, Food Processing, PIN (Part 3 of 3)

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Prologue [Act 6] Bilateral/Policy affecting Indian Interests #1: Visa on Arrival for 180 countries #2: [USA] Dushmani with Indian pharma cos. #3: [USA] India’s Aviation safety sucks #4: Pakistan- MFN status for India (hum nahi Denge) #6: India and Morocco (Ibn Batuta) #7: India-Fiji DTAA #8: India-Mauritius #9: Misc./Chillar developments [Act 7] Issues related to Poverty, Hunger, HRD #1: DTH …

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[Write2Win] Result of January 2014 competition, Free zip notes for everyone and Notification for February 2014

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“Cut-Paste-Bulleting”= doesn’t count as article Separate Author page rule revisited Book rule revisited (for February competition) Crowdsourcing = #Epicfail? Rules for February competition Blacklisted topics Technical requirements January 2014 Entries and winners Platinum Winners Gold Silver Non General studies category Rejected Entries, Name not in the list Download Links  “Cut-Paste-Bulleting”= doesn’t count as article More than 140+ entries received in …

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(January 2014): Write Articles Win Books for prelim, mains and interview, PLUS free notes for everyone – 26th Jan last date to submit

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Prologue Technical Requirements Where to send the article? Topic Requirements [Other category] Language Requirements: Good Faith Requirements: Prizes to Win Three books on Freedom Struggle (Bipin, Sumit, Rajiv) TMH General Studies Manual (English) Gandhi: A life (NBT) Separate author page for constant contribution FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions Prologue After the grand success of writing competitions in in last four months, …

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[Write2Win] Result of December 2013 competition + Free Notes for Everyone: Iran deal, Critically endangered species ready reference table, Pressure group, IR, Economy, Polity and more

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Prologue Constant contributors=separate author page Platinum Category articles The Winners Gold Category Articles Silver Category articles Rejected Download Links Epilogue Prologue First, Happy New Year to all. My best wishes that 2014 brings you all the success in competitive exams that you ever wanted. But for that wish to come true- you’ve to stick to the standard reference books and …

(December 2013) Write Articles, Win books for Prelims, Mains & Interviews +Free Notes as “Consolation” prize for everyone, 26th Dec. last date to submit

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Deadline over and result has been uploaded in a separate article. Click me Prologue Modification in rules: #1: Regular contributors #2: [Sharing] category #3: [Aptitude] entries welcome Technical Requirements Where to send the article? Topic Requirements Language Requirements: Good Faith Requirements: About the Books to Win #1: TMH GS Manual 2014 in Hindi #2: Bipin Chandra: India since Independence #3: …

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[Result] November Writing Competition + Revision notes for everyone: culture, geography resources, bitcoins, bilateral and more

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Prologue Platinum And the winners are Gold Silver Bronze Optional subject/Misc. Download link Epilogue Prologue 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: …