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Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions.Time : 90 MinutesThe number of marks carried by each question and world limits are indicated at the end of the question.Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line. Q1. India is an “indestructible union of destructible states”. In this context, explain the Parliament's power to reorganise the states under Article 3 ... Read More...

  Aug 04, 2022   Polity

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions.Time : 90 MinutesThe number of marks carried by each question and world limits are indicated at the end of the question.Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line.Q1. In your opinion, did lateral entry into the civil services undermine its neutrality? (10 Marks, 150 words)Q2. Critically... Read More...

  Aug 03, 2022   General Category

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions. Test duration is 90 Minutes.Answers to questions no. 1 to 5 should be in 150 words (10 Marks), whereas answers to Questions No. 6 to 10 should be in 250 Words (15 Marks).Q1. Discuss the internal structure of the Earth and comment on S and P-waves shadow zones with suitable diagrams. Q2. Discuss about the causes of earthquakes and their distribution across the world. Suggest remedial measures to mitigate the disaster risk of earthquakes.&... Read More...

  Jul 31, 2022   Geography

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the ‘Nanhi Pari’ Programme was by the Northwest Delhi district administration.What is Nanhi Pari Programme?About:'Nanhi Pari' is a scheme to provide a one-stop solution to parents, eliminating their need to visit various offices to obtain documents.Objectives:The basic aim of most of these schemes is to protect the birth of the girl child, and to facilitate a safe and secure environment and education for her.The programme ... Read More...

  Jul 31, 2022   Government Schemes

Q. Why is this in News?A. Recently, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned and denounced the comments on Prophet Muhammed made by two Indians.Ministry of External Affairs rejected the OIC comments, adding that the views expressed by the individuals did not reflect the views of the Indian government.Earlier, India has lashed out at the OIC for being "communal minded" amid the Karnataka hijab row.Q. What is the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation?A.About: Read More...

  Jul 31, 2022   International Relations

Q Why is it in News ?A The recent power crisis due to the coal shortage in India underscores the need for measures to avoid a repeat of episodes in the future.Q What are the factors contributing to power crisis ?A Spike in power demand: With the sudden early onset of summer in 2022, power demand spiked, riding on the back of the post-Covid economic recovery.Increase in price due to Ukraine crisis: The matter was further exacerbated by the Ukraine conflict, which led to a sharp increase in the price of imported coal. Read More...

  Jul 30, 2022   Current Affairs

Q What is the context  ?A The debate surrounding the comments by some political spokespersons has put the spotlight on the IPC Sec 295A which deals with criticism of or insult to religion.India does not have a formal legal framework for dealing with hate speech.However, a cluster of provisions, loosely termed hate speech laws, are invoked.There are primarily some laws to deal with offences against religions.Q What is Section 295A?A Section 295A, define the contours of free speech and its limitations with respect to offences relating to religion... Read More...

  Jul 30, 2022   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A The U.S. state of New York recently passed the Fair Repair Act, which requires manufacturers to supply repair information, tools, and parts to independent repair shops and not just their own stores or partners.Q What is the right to repair?A It refers to proposed government legislation that would allow consumers the ability to repair and modify their own consumer products (e.g. electronic, automotive devices).The idea behind “right to repair” is in the name: If you own something, you should be able to repair it yourself or take it to a tec... Read More...

  Jul 29, 2022   International Relations

Q What is the context  ?A There has been an ongoing debate on whether increasing the age of marriages can solve the problem of child marriage in India.Q What is Child Marriage ?A It is defined as a marriage of a girl or boy before the age of 18 and refers to both formal marriages and informal unions in which children under the age of 18 live with a partner as if married.The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021, fixes 21 years as the marriageable age for women.Q How much is the prev... Read More...

  Jul 29, 2022   Indian Society & Social Justice

Q Why is it in News ?A India had 160 nuclear warheads as on January 2022 and it appears to be expanding its nuclear arsenal, said the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a defense think tank.India’s nuclear stockpile increased from 156 in January 2021 to 160 in January 2022.Q What is status of Nuclear Weapons in neighbouring countries ?A Pakistan’s nuclear stockpile has remained at 165, SIPRI claimed.China is in the middle of a substantial expansion of its nuclear weapon arsenal, which satellite images indicate includes the construc... Read More...

  Jul 28, 2022   Science and Technology

Q What is the context  ?A Last week, the Indian Council of Medical Research (IMCR) released guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and management for type-1 diabetes.Q Why such move?A India is considered the diabetes capital of the world, and the pandemic disproportionately affected those living with the disease.Type 1 or childhood diabetes, however, is less talked about, although it can turn fatal without proper insulin therapy.Type 1 diabetes is rarer than type 2. Only 2% of all hospital cases of diabetes in the country are type 1.Q What... Read More...

  Jul 28, 2022   Science and Technology

Main Examination PatternInstructionsAnswer all TEN of the following questions.Time : 90 MinutesAnswers to questions no. 1 to 5 should be in 150 words; 10 Marks, whereas answers to Questions No. 6 to 10 should be in 250 Words; 15 Marks.Please email your answer sheet on sriramsiasteam@gmail.com. Please mention your name, batch and Test Paper name in Subject line.Q1. Desertification has been described as one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time and climate change is making ... Read More...

  Jul 23, 2022   General Category

Q Why is it in News ?A A person has approached the Delhi High Court to question why marital status, age or gender should be the criteria for prohibiting someone from commissioning a surrogacy.Under the Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021 a married couple can opt for surrogacy only on medical grounds.The petitioner have challenged in the court the surrogacy law and the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act, 2021 which provides a regulatory framework for surrogacy.Q What are the issues raised by the petition ?A Currently, the laws does not allow ... Read More...

  Jul 27, 2022   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A The Centre has announced a new set of guidelines for advertisements preventing misleading ads by Celebrities.Q What are the key takeaways from Guidelines on Prevention of Misleading Advertisements and Endorsements for Misleading Advertisements, 2022 ?A (1) Conditions for non-misleading and valid advertisementAn advertisement shall be considered to be valid and not misleading:If it contains truthful and honest representation;Does not mislead consumers by exaggerating the accuracy,Scientific validity or practical usefulness or capabilit... Read More...

  Jul 27, 2022   Polity

Q Why is it in News ?A Pakistan which continues to face an economic crunch from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), is hoping for some respite in the form of its removal from the FATF’s ‘grey list’.Q What is the FATF?A The FATF is an international watchdog for financial crimes such as money laundering and terror financing.It was established at the G7 Summit of 1989 in Paris to address loopholes in the global financial system after member countries raised concerns about growing money laundering activities.In the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attack on the US,... Read More...

  Jul 26, 2022   International Relations

Q What is the context  ?A The official launch of the Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), the US’s de facto foreign economic policy for Asia, has been lauded and welcomed.Q What is Indo-Pacific Economic Framework ?A Seen as a means to counter China in the region, it is a U.S.-led framework for participating countries to solidify their relationships and engage in crucial economic and trade matters in the region.The member nations include Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philipp... Read More...

  Jul 26, 2022   International Relations

Q Why is it in News ?A The Prime Minister inaugurated the headquarters of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) at Bopal, Ahmedabad.Q What is IN-SPACe?A The establishment of IN-SPACe was announced in June 2020.It is an autonomous and single window nodal agency in the Department of Space for the promotion, encouragement and regulation of space activities of both government and private entities.It also facilitates the usage of ISRO facilities by private entities.It comprises technical experts for space activities along with sa... Read More...

  Jul 25, 2022   Science and Technology

Q What is the context  ?A Russia has supplied the first batches of more reliable and cost-efficient nuclear fuel over the existing one, the TVS-2M nuclear fuel, to India for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP).Q What is TVS-2M Nuclear Fuel?A The TVS-2M FAs contain gadolinium-oxide which is mixed with U-235 enrichments.The core does not contain BARs (Burnable Absorbers Rods).Q How are they prepared?A Once the uranium is enriched, it is ready to be converted into nuclear fuel.At a nu... Read More...

  Jul 25, 2022   Science and Technology

Q Why is it in News ?A The presidential polls are expected to be held in July to decide on the successor of President Ram Nath Kovind, who will complete his term on July 24, 2022. Read More...

  Jul 24, 2022   Polity

Q What is the context  ?A The US Trade Representative (USTR) said in a report released last month that India was one of the most challenging major economies as far as IP protection and enforcement is concerned.US has decided to retain India on its Priority Watch List along with six other countries —Argentina, Chile, China, Indonesia, Russia and Venezuela.Q What is a Patent?A A patent is an exclusive set of rights granted for an invention, which may be a product or process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a proble... Read More...

  Jul 24, 2022   Polity