Archive: UPSC Current General Studies (CGS) Documents

2018-CGS-1: Current Affairs for UPSC Pre & Mains

Model Questions …………… Issues and Backgrounders: GS-1 Sabarimala Temple Entry Issue Amidst the 18 hills, Ayyappan’s temple called Sabarimala is located in the Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala. It is one of the most important pilgrimage site for Hindus and as per records the second largest seasonal pilgrimage in the...

2017-CGS-22: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Section-A: Issues and Backgrounders GS-III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc. Reduction in Interconnection Usage Charge (IUC) The telecom sector in India is in doldrums in recent times. A new issue recently emerged when the telecom regulator TRAI revised the Interconnection Usage Charge (IUC)...

2017-CGS-21: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Model Questions ……………….. Part -A: Issues, Analysis & Backgrounders GS-III: Various Issues Around Subsidies Amber Box Subsidies: Issues Around AMS and Recent India-China Proposal Recently, in a joint proposal submitted to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), India and China have called for elimination of...

2017-CGS-20: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

GS-II: Mechanisms and Laws for Vulnerable Sections Various Issues around Prison Reforms Prisons are a subject of state list in Indian constitution. The prisons in most states in India face problems of overcrowding, corruption, discrimination, inequality, issues of sanitation, food and health related issues. The women...

2017-CGS-19: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Model Questions GS-II: International Relations OBOR Summit In May 2017, China organized a two days grand summit (Belt and Road Forum) to show off its plans to build a great network of trade routes under its One Belt-One Road (OBOR) umbrella. The OBOR is part of its so called “Silk Road Diplomacy”. Meaning of OBOR and...

2017-CGS-18: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Model Questions …………………. GS-III: Indian Economy & Development National Steel Policy, 2017 On May 4, 2017, the Union Cabinet approved the National Steel Policy, 2017 with focus on enhancing high quality domestic steel production and making the sector globally competitive. This policy has now replaced the...

2017-CGS-17: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Model Questions ………….. GS-III: Indian Economy and Development 1. Governance Issues in Public Sector Banks and PJ Nayak Committee Report The banking sector in India is dominated by public-sector banks (PSBs) with government being the majority stake holder in them. In recent years, the Public...

2017-CGS-16: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Model Questions While considering Mutiny of 1857 as the first war of Independence, we generally accept Mangal Pandey as the first martyr of Indian freedom struggle. However, there were many others who revolted (against British) even before 1857. Elucidate the role of some of such unsung heroes whose martyrdom / revolt...