Archive: UPSC Current General Studies (CGS) Documents

2016-CGS-8: Current Affairs for UPSC Pre & Mains

Arunachal Governor Issue Summary of Events Last assembly elections were held in Arunachal Pradesh in 2011. Out of the total 60 seats in state assembly, Congress won 47, BJP won 11 and there were 2 independent MLAs. Thus, Congress came to power with an overwhelming majority and its leader Nabam Tuki was sworn in as the...

2016-CGS-7: Current Affairs for UPSC Pre & Mains

Prelims Observations and Facts Science and Technology CTR-17 and CTR-20 Researchers from the Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), Bhopal have applied for the US patent of the discovery of the anti-cancer molecules code-named CTR-17 and CTR-20.These two anti-cancer molecules are discovered from the turmeric and...

2016-CGS-6: Current Affairs for UPSC Pre & Mains

Prelims Observations LACONES LACONES refers to Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species. Its an attached laboratory of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad. Recently, it was making news because a database of genetic profiles of tigers across India is being set up here. This will help...

2016-CGS-5: Current Affairs for UPSC Pre & Mains

Prelims Observations Mattancherry Palace Murals Mattancherry palace (also known as Dutch palace) is located at Mattancherry (near Kochi) in Kerala. It was built by Portuguese in 1555 and was renovated later by Dutch in 1663. This palace has fascinating collection of mural paintings in tempera style. Most of these Murals...

2016-CGS-4: Current Affairs for UPSC Pre & Mains

Nobel Prize 2015 Who was Alfred Nobel? What are his credentials? Alfred Nobel (1833 –1896) was a lonely millionaire who, despite his enormous wealth, was unhappy, deeply melancholic and left some heart touching love stories behind him. In 1847, when he was working with Théophile-Jules Pelouze at University of Turin ,...

2016-CGS-3: Current Affairs for UPSC Pre & Mains

Various Issues related to Right to Privacy Right to privacy is the most cherished right in any civilized society. Owing to technological revolution, the concern for privacy has become greater than at any time in recent history. The speed with which information today is produced, collected and analyzed, has redefined the...

2016-CGS-2: Current Affairs for UPSC Pre & Mains

Model Questions “Maoist insurgency in Nepal brought a paradigm change in the fundamental parameters of politics.” Critically examine the rise of Maoists and factors behind their success in Nepal. Trace the history of the so called “Terai rights” movements in Nepal. To what extent the recently promulgated...

2016-CGS-1: Current Affairs for UPSC Pre & Mains

India -US Nuclear & Defence Cooperation The relations between India and United States have been full of Ups and Downs throughout history. The major cooperation areas between the two countries are defence, foreign trade, nuclear energy and science & technology. This is one of the monograph topics in our programme....