IAS 2015 Preparation Notes

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UPSC Prelims Results 2014 Declared

Today the results for the civil services prelims was announced very early in the morning at around 3 am. Around 16900 are selected for civil service mains and about 1100 have been shortlisted for the mains exam of forest services. Those who have cleared the prelims should double or even triple their speed of preparation for the mains exam. Practice writing answers. The more you practice the more you have chances of clearing the mains exam. Depth is necessary but range is far more important than depth in the subjects. 

And those who have failed this time, just do not worry much. Learn from your mistakes and strengthen your weaknesses. Work harder than before. Do not feel disappointed or lost. Your best is yet to come. I am sure you will get success in the very next year. This year the questions were quite unexpected and there were many senior players in the the game. 

In short, I would say put more effort in the right direction. Be brave and take care. And those who have qualified for the next level, I wish you best of luck.

Is President Bush Ironically Responsible for ISIS Attacks in Iraq?

Is it correct to say that [former] President of the USA George W Bush is responsible for the mess in Iraq and the rise of the ISIS? Iraq was in a much better condition then. It was certainly not in a very happy condition but it was not even as bad as it is now.All the reasons cited for the attacked proved to false. And now we are facing a threat of such a magnitude.

It is not right to blame just one person. But it is also true that he was was the single most important factor in Iraq war 2.

Can India Become Clean Like Western Countries

Why is India so unclean or dirty? There is dirt everywhere.At railway stations, bus stations, temples,historic monuments, streets, rivers, beache, everywhere. Nobody seems to care for cleanliness. If someone wants to do it he will be declared crazy. But it is a normal thing to spread dirt. It is a normal thing to through garbage wherever you want.

Is it in genes of Indians? Can they not tolerate to see a clean place? Should India be renamed as Garbagia? On 2nd October 2014 the Prime Minister and others will launch the Swachh Bharat Mission. But will it become a success? I highly doubt it. Because we have seen so many other other programmes before and they failed miserably. The Prime Minister is genuinely concerned about cleanliness but only time will tell how many of the other Indians are really concerned about it.

It is not difficult to make India clean. If one can not participate in cleanliness drive then he/she should not through garbage in open or spread dirt in any manner. It is not possible to fine every culprit given the shortage of police staff. Only aware citizen can prevent others from doing it. They should not hesitate. They should propogate the message of cleanliness. 

There should be garbage bins at all the places. There should be proper facility for waste disposal. Fines should be imposed on those who litter public places and such their face should be shown on billboards to scare other litterers. It is not possible for government alone to clean India. It need collective effort of all. It needs strict laws, their honest implementation, awareness campaigns, adequate infrastructure, cooperation from civil society, use of technology etc.

India can become clean like western countries. It looks difficult but if a billion pair of hands take broomsticks in their hands it wont be difficult. In fact India can be made as the cleanest place in the world if all Indians who feel patriotic feel their responsibility. It sound rather too idealistic but it is the need of the hour. It is needed for good health, good image in the eyes of the tourists and all others who visit India. Cleanliness will create a positive vibe in the country and will enhance the productivity. 

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