Archive: UPSC Current General Studies (CGS) Documents

2018-CGS-12: Current Affairs for UPSC Prelims [Terms in News-2]

151. Aaykar Setu The Central Board of Direct Taxes has launched an app ‘Aaykar Setu’. The app helps to file income tax return (ITR) online, locate the nearest Tax Return Prepares (TRP), provides calculators and other tools, helps manage your PAN and TDS.  The app, therefore, is more of a helping guide to zero-in to...

2018-CGS-11: Current Affairs for UPSC Prelims [Terms in News-1]

1. Aadhaar Seeding Aadhaar seeding is a procedure by which the Unique Identifications issued by the UIDAI are included in the database of service providers so that they can used the Aadhaar identity for authentication during service delivery. Some of the examples include linking with the MGNREGA scheme or the insurance...

2018 CGS-7: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Model Questions ………….. Mobilization of Resources for Local Bodies: Various Issues The Economic Survey for 2017-18 pointed out that the local bodies in India appear to not to be collecting the revenues from taxes to the extent they can. This has somewhat rekindled the debate on mismatch between powers of taxation...

2018 CGS-5: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Articles / Backgrounders on Current Issues GS-II: International Organizations Hindi as Official Language of UN The issue rose during a debate in parliament wherein ruling party proposed to make Hindi as one of the official languages at UN whereas opposition party opposed this move asking the basis of the move  when it is...

2018 CGS-5: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Part-A: Backgrounders and Articles GS-I: Indian Society Celebrities in Indian Politics Ending around two decades of speculation, Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth has announced his stint in politics of the state. He has announced that he would launch a political party, which would eventually contest on all 234 seats of the TN...

2018 CGS-4: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Model Questions …… General Studies-1 GS-I -Important Geophysical Phenomena Q+A: Cyclone Ockhi In India, every year the Indian coast, especially the east coast witness several cyclonic storms. This year, the latest powerful cyclone named Ockhi (means eye in Bangla) has caused extensive damage to the lives of the people...

2018-CGS-3: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Model Questions ……. GS-III: Protection of Environment Q+A: Bonn Climate Conference – 2017 The UN Climate Change Conference, 2017 was held from November 6 to 17, 2017 at Bonn, Germany. It was presided by Government of Fiji. This article provides relevant questions and answers to understand basic issues. What is United...

2018-CGS-2: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Model Questions ……………….. Issues and Backgrounders: GS-1 Liquor in Constitution and Topics Related to Liquor Prohibition Right since 1948, many states in India have imposed ban on sale and consumption of liquor. The issue was being debated recently in connection with prohibition in Bihar. Facts and...