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Daily Prelim Quiz 14th June 2019

1. Consider the following seismic waves: 1. Primary waves 2. Secondary waves 3. Rayleigh waves 4. Love waves Which of the above are surface waves?  a) 1 & 3 Only  b) 2 & 3 Only  c) 3 & 4 Only  d) 1 & 2 Only 2. Consider the following differences between Doldrums and Horse latitudes:…

Security Agencies

VARIOUS SECURITY FORCES AND AGENCIES AND THEIR MANDATE Assam Rifles The Assam Rifles is the oldest paramilitary force of India. Over the course of its history, the Assam Rifles and its predecessor units have served in a number of roles, conflicts and theatres including World War I where they served in Europe and the Middle…

Security Challenges and Cyber security

SECURITY CHALLENGES & THEIR MANAGEMENT IN BORDER AREAS India’s security perspectives is inevitably governed by the interplay of its domestic imperatives, regional balance of forces and the global challenges which impinge on its role and capabilities. India with its size, resource potential and strategic location is being increasingly seen as a regional influential poised on…

Role of State and Non State Actors

Role of State and Non State Actors India’s internal security problems are a manifestation of internal weaknesses and external attempts at waging a proxy war. Inadequate socio-economic development, apathy towards the genuine grievances of the people, political brinkmanship amongst other reasons, has created internal contradictions, which have led to over five decades of internal strife.…

National Security & Extremism

National Security National security is the requirement to maintain the survival of the state through the use of economic power, diplomacy, power projection and political power. Initially focusing on military might, it now encompasses a broad range of facets, all of which impinge on the non military or economic security of the nation and the…

Disaster Management

Disaster Management What is a Disaster A disaster is a sudden, calamitous event that seriously disrupts the functioning of a community or society and causes human, material, and economic or environmental losses that exceed the community’s or society’s ability to cope using its own resources. Though often caused by nature, disasters can have human origins. Definition for Indian…

Environmental Pollution And Degradation

Environmental Pollution And Degradation Environment Pollution Environmental pollution has existed for centuries but only started to be significant following the industrial revolution in the 19th century.  Pollution occurs when the natural environment cannot destroy an element without creating harm or damage to itself. The elements involved are not produced by nature, and the destroying process…

Investment Models

Economic Development Economic Systems Capitalism Capitalism is an economic system where private entities own the factors of production. The four factors are entrepreneurship, capital goods, natural resources, and labor. The owners of capital goods, natural resources, and entrepreneurship exercise control through companies. The individual owns his or her labor. The only exception would be slavery,…

Infrastructure

Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.  Infrastructure and Economic Development Infrastructure is basically the base in which economic growth is built upon. Roads, water systems, mass transportation, airports and utilities are all examples of infrastructure. It covers those supporting services that help the growth of directly productive activities like agriculture and industry. These services…

Indian Economy II

Indian Economy II Introduction India is one of the newly industrialized countries, and the country was economically mostly dependent on agriculture post independence. Even today, most of her people are dependent on agriculture and the economy is mostly dependent on service sector. India is one of the very few countries which skipped industrialisation and jumped…