General Science

Delimitation in India

February 22, 2016

Delimitation means the drawing of boundaries. The boundaries may be domestic, national and International, but the most general use of this term is in context with electoral boundaries. Article 82 (Readjustment after each census) makes provision for delimitation of the electoral boundaries. It is the process of allocation of...


February 16, 2016

Revised All-India Services rules As per the revised rules notified under the All-India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Amendment Rules, 2015, which governs services of IAS, IPS, and IFoS officers, states are required to inform the Centre within 48 hours if any officer is suspended by them. It should be...

2016 Agriculture Schemes, Terms and Updates

February 16, 2016

Here is the overview of recently launched schemes, projects, terms etc. in the agriculture sector for UPSC Prelims Fact based questions. Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology (IIAB) The Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology (IIAB) at Ranchi (Jharkhand) will be established as a deemed University. Its foundation stone was laid...


February 16, 2016

The current government has started a new trend – naming schemes after the PM. What do you think of the same? The current government’s initiative towards neutral attribution for all social sector schemes is a good move. Most of the government schemes in India have been named after Nehru...

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February 13, 2016

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Global Positioning System

February 12, 2016

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system that was developed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in the early 1970s. Initially, GPS was developed as a military system to fulfill U.S. military needs. However, it was later made available to civilians. Today GPS is under...

Optical Fibres

February 12, 2016

The optical fibre is the medium for carrying the information from one point to another in the form of light. A basic fiber optic system consists of a transmitting device that converts an electric signal into in light signal and a receiver that accepts the light signal and converts...


February 12, 2016

Sony Ericsson T39m cell phone was the first GPRS enabled phone in world. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) allows information to be sent and received across a mobile telephone network. It supplements Circuit Switched Data and Short Message Service. Please note that GPRS is a 2.5G technology that supports...


February 12, 2016

Wi-Fi stands for Wireless Fidelity. It is a wireless-based transmission of Internet signals in a form of a radio wave at spot frequency of 2.4 or 5 GHz at a high speed of 11 million bits per second within a range of 100 meters. Within this range, all Wi-Fi...


February 12, 2016

Bluetooth is a low cost, low power, radio interface standard for wireless communication over short distances. It’s an open standard for allowing intelligent devices to communicate with each other. This allows any sort of electronic equipment (from computers and cell phones to keyboards and headphones) to make its own...