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Second round of Smart Cities, AMRUT may roll out in 2020

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Manipur, Arunachal wants to be kept out of Naga peace deal

Naga Framework Agreement, 2015

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KARTARPUR SAHIB CORRIDOR AGREEMENT

A.P. likely had a flourishing port 2,000 years ago

Commission for Protection of Child Rights

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Jailed Uighur intellectual wins EU rights award

2 out of 3 wild poliovirus strains have been eradicated

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Sonia Gandhi meets Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar in Tihar jail  

One in every six missing children from Bengal: NCRB

Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort ends life by euthanasia

Deepavali rush: Monumental increase in omnibus fares

Mettur dam at full reservoir level thrice in three months

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Woman killed in house collapse in Chitradurga

MeT forecasts heavy rain in Telangana 

Sanjay Kumar launches Gandhi Sankalp yatra

Road accident deaths eight times more than murders in Andhra Pradesh

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Rains damage crops ready for harvesting in Telangana

No question of constructing any detention centre: Mamata

Only BJP is committed to people’s welfare, says Kanna Lakshminarayanan 

Good response to mega job mela in Karimnagar

Hong Kong government to withdraw bill that sparked protests

Development has taken a hit during BJP rule, says A.P. Congress leader Sailajanath

BSNL offers triple play services in Vizag

UEFA Champions League: Tottenham get shot of confidence as Liverpool trip looms 

Duping gold trader: 10 held

Former A.P. Minister Akhila Priya accuses police of foisting cases

Statue of former IAS officer Sankaran unveiled

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Sundararajan to worship at Tirumala

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Transport workers in T.N. up in arms over Deepavali bonus

U.S. lawmakers grill State Department officials on extended curbs in Kashmir 

‘Worse than British rule’

Suspect whose case led to Hong Kong’s unrest leaves prison

ED custody of HDIL promoters extended

Media should be cautious while reporting suicide incidents’

Corporation Bank observes Linguistic Harmony Day

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If I-T searches my house, it will find documents on BSY: HDK

Meet the white bellbird, the world’s loudest bird

Khaira withdraws resignation as MLA

BSP leaders garlanded with shoes, paraded on donkeys

Nagaland to act against officials who criticise govt. policies

Dhoni ‘riskiest’ celebrity to search online 

Corpn. School students receive Kalam’s book

Share financial burden of Kartarpur pilgrims: Dal Khalsa

Bank staff strike affects ₹350 crore businesses

Corporation goes in for app to combat dengue

Si’Tarc plans to set up solar panel testing facility

The woman behind building 5,000 toilets 

Board exam duration extended by 30 minutes

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Proteas paying the price for lack of vision

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Plea in HC says Gurmeet Ram Rahim ‘mentally harassed’ in jail  

Court orders FIR against Kathua rape investigators    

Humanitarian crisis in J&K…Pak has to act on terror: DC’s Delhi tightrope  

UP: Ayodhya Deepotsva gets ‘state fair’ status with 133 crore budget

Under scanner: Deal between Mirchi’s son and Bhushan Steel

15th Finance Commission meets UP CM: Panel flags economy, lauds decline in poverty

Kamlesh Tiwari killing: Trail littered with clues, prime suspects held

Apex court tears into CBI claims as it grants bail to Chidambaram

In Haryana, it’s advantage BJP — but on the ground, some fault lines are blurred

Ramachandra Guha declines paycheck for cricket stint

Assam announces two-child limit for jobs in govt

Shameful UP tops the list of crimes against women: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Senior officials skip meet, Governor asks if there is ‘censorship’ in Bengal  

No detention camps will be set up,  religion can’t be basis for citizenship: Mamata

Kamlesh Tiwari murder case: Bareilly cleric and Pilibhit youth detained for ‘speaking with accused’

Prachi demands security, says threat to her life

Kamlesh Tiwari murder hate posts: 32 FIRs filed, 10 held in three days

Rajasthan: Two BSP leaders paraded on donkey by party workers

Two girls escape from Motihari shelter home

Delhi HC bars Twitter, media from publishing on allegations against Luv Ranjan

MHA on NCRB report: Data on 25 categories withheld as it was unreliable  

In Sivakasi, fireworks makers say caught in green cracker haze

J&K govt employees to get salaries as per 7th Pay Commission from October 31

Kashmir situation, if not arrested, will have serious implications: Yusuf Tarigami

Signing of Kartarpur agreement deferred

JCO killed in Pakistan shelling in Nowshera

Home Ministry revokes NSA imposed on Ujjain adulterator

Pressure, there’s fear of Delhi… a Governor is very weak: Satya Pal Malik

J&K: Three militants killed in Avantipura

PMC Bank scam: ED gets custody of Wadhawan till tomorrow

Rajnath Singh: ‘Will give befitting reply to anyone who casts evil eye on India’  

Two-child policy in Indian states

Delhi HC seeks EC reply on plea over Tamang’s disqualification

Pankaj Kumar appointed CEO of UIDAI

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee calls on PM Modi, gets red-carpet welcome in Kolkata

BJP leader Muniraju Gowda’s disqualification period reduced by poll panel

Officials skip meet again, Governor asks if there is ‘censorship’ in Bengal

Ex-BJP MLA Surendra Nath warns of massacre over ‘love jihad’, booked

Online banking and ATM fraud: Mumbai tops among 19 metros

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आज तक / मूवी मसाला

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बिग बॉस से बाहर हुए अबु मलिक, बोले- इस घर में डांस करना, चिल्लाना है जरूरी

ये रिश्ता में बाप-बेटे के रिश्ते में दरार, कार्तिक से नफरत करने लगेगा कायरव!

सांड की आंख: बहादुरी-इमोशन्स का दमदार मिक्सचर है तापसी-भूमि की फिल्म

बचपन में घर के पास वाले कब्रिस्तान जाया करते थे कादर खान, ये थी खास वजह

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सोशल मीडिया पर लोगों ने अक्षय को किया ट्रोल

इस फिल्म में जैकी श्रॉफ की जगह महेश मांजरेकर

दबंग 3: सलमान ने सोनाक्षी को फिर से किया पेश

जाह्नवी की नई कार का श्रीदेवी से है कनेक्‍शन

गोलमाल अगेन’ स्‍टारकास्‍ट की मजेदार बातचीत

जब फराह की दावत में रितिक से मिलीं प्रीति जिंटा

फैंस से नहीं मिल पाए अमिताभ, मांग ली माफी

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जोकर’ का देसी वर्जन निभाना चाहते हैं आयुष्मान

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इम्तियाज, डेविड और करिश्‍मा पर बोलीं सारा

आलिया के अंडरवॉटर फोटोशूट पर फैन्स फिदा

करिश्मा ने शेयर किया अपना 90s का बोल्ड लुक

विडियो: पपराजी को तैमूर बोला ‘एक्सक्यूज मी’

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जब कृति सैनन ने की अक्षय कुमार की पिटाई

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Daily News in Hindi 22 October 2019

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रेकॉर्डवीर विराट, अफ्रीका पर जीत के साथ बने ‘टॉप कप्तान’      

MP की पत्नी का पोस्ट, ‘किस्मत रेप की तरह‘      

‘PM ने सचेत किया, सवाल में फंसाएगा मीडिया’   

गूगल पर ‘MS धोनी’ सर्च करना सबसे खतरनाक  

चेतक vs अथर: कौन सा इलेक्ट्रिक स्कूटर बेस्ट?   

BS6 नहीं, ग्राहकों की पसंद अब भी BS4 कारें 

हार, हार, हार..डु प्लेसिस बोले-मानसिक पंगु हो गए 

करतारपुर: ‘कल समझौते पर नहीं होगा हस्ताक्षर’ 

PMC: RBI बोला- पैसा सुरक्षित, PC कर बताएंगे 

एक ओर बाकी कप्तान, दूसरी ओर अकेले विराट

आपसी सहमति से बना संबंध बलात्कार नहीं: कोर्ट  

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जिंदगी बचाने की आखिरी दवा भी हो रही फेल

तीन महीने के बाद नजर आए धोनी, जानिए कहां

ममता और गवर्नर में तनातनी, BJP भी कूदी

जीत के बाद बोले कोहली- इस टीम पर गर्व है

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जेल में भी ‘सायनाइड किलर’ को पछतावा नहीं

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दिवाली सेल: 500 रुपये से कम में खरीदें ये गैजेट

भारत ने पहली भारत SA को 3-0 से हराया

होटल का नॉनवेज खा मांसाहारी हुईं गायें: मंत्री

अभिजीत बनर्जी की ख्वाहिश पूरी करेंगी नुसरत

3-0: पहली बार साउथ अफ्रीका पर भारत की ऐसी विराट जीत

चौथा दिन: सिर्फ 9 मिनट, 12 गेंदों में जीता भारत

विराट जीत, भारत ने पहली बार साउथ अफ्रीका को ऐसा धोया 

एग्जिट पोल में हार, कश्मीर पर पलटेगी कांग्रेस?

अब तक सिर्फ एक पीड़ित, ठंडा पड़ता हनी ट्रैप

कमलेश: हिंदू सहकर्मी की ID चुरा रची साजिश! 

पाक के मंत्री बोले, अबकी सीधे परमाणु युद्ध

पाक लाया 2 नए तूफानी गेंदबाज, जानें कौन हैं

आज बैंकों की हड़ताल, पर खुले रहेंगे ये बैंक

करतारपुर के लिए पाक की 20 डॉलर की जिद

दिल्ली बंद है बोल अमेरिकी को आगरा घुमा डाला

मास्क रखें तैयार, दिल्ली आ रहा जहरीला धुआं

हरियाणा में हारी कांग्रेस तो दिल्ली में भी मुश्किल

कमलेश: पुलिस ने जारी की कातिलों की तस्वीरें

नेतन्याहू ने कहा, नहीं बना पाऊंगा सरकार

हरियाणा इफेक्ट? हारी तो दिल्ली में पस्त होगी कांग्रेस

महापोल: महाराष्ट्र-हरियाणा में किसे कितनी सीटें

दिल्ली पुलिस का ऑपरेशन लंगड़ा, स्नैचरों में खौफ 

केजरीवाल, मंत्रियों के इलाज पर 50 लाख खर्च

पाक के पूर्व PM नवाज शरीफ की तबीयत बिगड़ी

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Geography Practice Question

 

 

Q.1)     Consider the following.

  1. Himalayas
  2. Peninsular Plateau
  3. North Indian Plains

 

Arrange the following in chronological order of their formations.

  1. a) 1-3-2
  2. b) 2-1-3
  3. c) 2-3-1
  4. d) 3-2-1

Solution (b)

 

Q.2) Consider the following statements about Northwestern Himalayas.

  1. The world-famous valley of Kashmir lies between the Karakoram Range and Ladakh Range.
  2. The Kashmir Himalayas are also famous for Karewa formations.
  3. Chenab in the valley of Kashmir is still in its youth stage and yet forms meanders.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. a) 1 and 2 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) 1 and 3 only
  4. d) All the above.

Solution (b)

Q.3)     Tors, block mountains, rift valleys, spurs, bare rocky structures, series of hummocky hills and wall-like quartzite dykes are some of the important physiographic features of which of the following region?

  1. a) Purvanchal Hill Complex
  2. b) Peninsular plateau.
  3. c) North Indian Plains
  4. d) Indian Deserts

Solution (b)

Q.4)     Consider the following statements:

  1. The western coastal plains are an example of emergent coastal plain.
  2. The western coastal plains are narrow in the middle and get broader towards north and south.
  3. Because of its submerged nature, eastern coast has less number of ports and harbors.
  4. The lakes and the playas have brackish water which is the main source of obtaining salt in western coasts.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. a) 1 and 4 only
  2. b) 2 and 3 only
  3. c) 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. d) 2 and 4

Solution (d)

Q.5) Consider the following pairs:

Passes                        Connects

  1. Banihal                      Jammu and Srinagar
  2. Zoji La                         Srinagar and Leh
  3. Shipki La                Himachal Pradesh and Tibet
  4. Mana passes              Uttarakhand and Tibet

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) 1 and 3 only
  4. d) All the above

Solution (d)

Q.6) which of the following best defines Duars?

  1. a) The tract of land lying between two converging, or confluent, rivers.
  2. b) The alluvial floodplains in northeastern India that lies south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas and north of the Brahmaputra River basin.
  3. c) The land drained by the brackish water.
  4. d) The landscape all along the foothills of Shiwaliks.

Solution (b)

Q.7)     Consider the following Himalayan ranges.

1 Karakoram Range

  1. Phir Panjal range
  2. Ladakh range
  3. Zaskar range

Arrange the above ranges from North to South.

  1. a) 1-3-4-2
  2. b) 1-4-3-2
  3. c) 1-2-3-4
  4. d) 1-2-4-3

Solution (a)

 

Q.8)     Consider the following statements:

  1. The region is swampy and marshy.
  2. The underground streams re – emerge in this region.
  3. The region is conducive for the breeding of mosquitoes and flies.
  4. The forests in this region have been cleared and intensive agriculture is being practiced.

The above statements are true for which of the following regions?

  1. a) Bhabar
  2. b) Bhangar
  3. c) Khadar
  4. d) Tarai

Solution (d)

Q.9) Dandakaranya forest has been in news because of Naxalism.

Which of the following statements regarding Dandakaranya are correct?

  1. It is drained by the tributaries of Mahanadi and Godavari
  2. It has Abujhmar hills in the west and Eastern Ghats in the East.
  3. It prominently lies in the states of Jharkhand, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

Select the code from following:

  1. a) 1 and 2
  2. b) 2 and 3
  3. c) 1 and 3
  4. d) All of the above

Solution (a)

 

Q.10) which of the following statements regarding Meghalaya plateau are NOT correct?

  1. It is an extension of Himalayan range in North Easter India.
  2. It is filled with fertile alluvial soil deposited by Brahmaputra.
  3. It is separated from peninsular plateau by Garo – Rajmahal gap.

Select the code from below:

  1. a) 1 and 2
  2. b) 3 only
  3. c) 2 and 3
  4. d) All of the above

Solution (a)

Q.11)   which of the following Islands of India are Volcanic in character?

  1. Narcondam Island
  2. Barren Island
  3. Minicoy
  4. Majuli

Select the code from following:

  1. a) 1 and 2
  2. b) 2 and 3
  3. c) 2 only
  4. d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution (a)

Q.12) which of the following mountain ranges is/are folding mountain ranges?

  1. Aravalis
  2. Himalayas
  3. Western Ghats
  4. Eastern Ghats

Select the code from following:

  1. a) 2 only
  2. b) 1 and 2
  3. c) 3 and 4
  4. d) 1,2 and 4

Solution (b)

Q.13) which of the following statements regarding Thar Desert are correct?

  1. It lies only in India and not in Pakistan.
  2. It is drained by river Luni.
  3. It doesn’t get rainfall because of the presence of Aravali hills parallel to the monsoon winds.

Select the code from following:

  1. a) 1 and 2
  2. b) 2 and 3
  3. c) 1 and 3
  4. d) All of the above

Solution (b)

 

Q.15) From the below identify the correct term which is collectively applied to all kinds of saline and alkaline soils in the plains of north India, particularly in Uttar Pradesh –

  1. a) Regolith
  2. b) Talus
  3. c) Usar
  4. d) Reh

Solution (c)

Q.16)   considers the following pairs and identifies the correct pair/s using the code given below:

            Plains: Associated region

  1. Malwa Plains: located in central India especially Madhya Pradesh
  2. Marusthali: covers sand-dune-covered eastern portion of the Great Indian (Thar) Desert in western Rajasthan state
  3. Utkal plains: coastal plains in the Odisha state

Code:

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 1 and 2 only
  3. c) 2 and 3 only
  4. d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution (c)

 

Q.17) Consider the following statements:

  1. The Pamir, popularly known as the roof of the world is the connecting link between the Himalayas and the high ranges of the Central Asia.
  2. Maximum development of glaciers occurs in the Karakoram Range.
  3. Purvachal or the Eastern hills are part of the Himalayan mountain system having their general alignment from the north to the south direction

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 1 and 2 only
  3. c) 2 and 3 only
  4. d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution (d)

 

Q.18)   Consider the following ports. Which of the following is correct order as we traverse from south to north?

  1. a) Kochi – Mangalore – JNPT – Marmagao – Kandla
  2. b) Kochi – Mangalore – Marmagao – JNPT – Kandla
  3. c) Mangalore – Kochi – Marmagao – JNPT – Kandla
  4. d) Kochi – JNPT – Marmagao – Mangalore – Kandla

Solution (b)

 

Q.19) which of the statements given below is/are not true in regard to western coastal plain?

  1. a) It is a narrow belt.
  2. b) Eastern coastal plain receives comparatively low rainfall but the Western coastal plain receives heavy rainfall.
  3. c) West Coast Plain is infertile and agriculturally not prosperous except in the Malabar Coast.
  4. d) It is an example of emergent coastal plain.

Solution (d)

Western coastal plain is an example of submerged coastal plain (not emergent). It provides natural conditions for development of ports.

 

Q.20) which of the statements given below is/are correct about Terai region?

  1. Terai is an ill-drained, damp (marshy) and thickly forested narrow tract to the south of Bhabar running parallel to it.
  2. It is swampy lowland with silty soils.
  3. Terai soils are rich in phosphate and organic matter but are deficient in nitrogen. Choose the correct answer from the code given below:
  4. a) 1 only
  5. b) 1 and 2 only
  6. c) 2 and 3 only
  7. d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution (b)

 

Q.21) Consider the below statements with regard to Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats:

  1. The mean height of the Western Ghats is more than that of Eastern Ghats.
  2. The Eastern Ghats do not form a continuous chain like the Western Ghats.
  3. The Eastern Ghats average width is less than that of Western Ghats.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. a) 1 and 2 only
  2. b) 2 and 3 only
  3. c) 1, 2 and 3
  4. d) None

Solution (a)

 

Q.22) what type of drainage pattern the Ganga river system forms?

  1. a) Trellis pattern
  2. b) Dendric pattern
  3. c) Rectangular pattern
  4. d) Radial pattern

Solution (b)

 

Q.23)   Consider the following statements about Brahmaputra River:

  1. It flows eastwards parallel to the Himalayas.
  2. On reaching the Nanga Parbat, it takes a ‘U’ turn and enters India in Arunachal Pradesh through a gorge.
  3. The Brahmaputra has a braided channel in its entire length in Assam and forms many riverine islands.
  4. Teesta river is its right bank tributary.

Select the correct answers using the codes given below.

  1. a) 1 and 3 only
  2. b) 1, 3 and 4 only
  3. c) 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. d) All the above

Solution (b)

 

Q.24)   Consider the following statements about Mahadayi/Mandovi river:

  1. The famous Dudhsagar falls is located on this river.
  2. Kalasa and Banduri are its tributaries.
  3. It is the west flowing river.
  4. Mahadayi river water dispute is between Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Select the correct answers using the codes given below.

  1. a) 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. b) 1, 3 and 4 only
  3. c) 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. d) All the above

Solution (a)

 

Q.25)   Consider the following rivers and cities located on their banks.

Cities                River

  1. Cuttack             Mahanadi
  2. Agra                 Yamuna
  3. Jabalpur          Narmada
  4. Lucknow          Gomti

 

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. a) 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. b) 1, 3 and 4 only
  3. c) 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. d) All the above

Solution (d)

 

UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2020 Practice Test 1-12

 

How to Prepare Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Examination

Current Events/Affairs has become a very prominent component and its role in Civil services examination. In exams many questions are asked from this section, so prepare thoroughly. Because your efforts will be useful for you in all stages of the competition and make it a part of your daily routine.

 

Current Events

Make an aerial view of Newspaper by making Political Administrative, Socio-Cultural, Economic, Technical, and Geographical News.

Now majority of objective questions are conceptual and asked in the negative terms, e.g., which is/are not true regarding Right to Information Act, 2005? It means you have to know each and every aspect of the law. So, no short cut is sustainable for Prelims examination.

 

Here is the list of those important events or affairs:

  1. Which become the headlines of the newspapers and editorial are written.
  2. Which have a negative/positive effects on the society?
  3. Which remain in topic or discussion in society and people for a long time?
  4. Which find a special attention in reputed newspapers for a long time?
  5. Which have a quality in making exam oriented notes under national/international issues and Bilateral Relation?

 

General Knowledge

In GK section, very few questions are usually asked. Remember “Do not study exhaustively and spending too much time in memorizing unneeded topics or facts”. Keep yourself updated and aware broadly about various fields. At in meantime, explore and focus more on those areas, which have been asked in the previous exams from online & offline resources like exam preparation articles, books, newspapers etc.

  • Good News Paper (preferably The Hindu/Indian Express)
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports/Games & Awards
  • Important Days and Years
  • Awards and Honours
  • Popular and Great Personalities in News
  • Indian Defence and Space Programmes in News
  • Technology and Computers

 

India Year Book

This book is an essential tool for aspirants as well as important for the CSAT and in two marks questions part of the Mains exam. Reading this book needs logical and concentrated approach on the basic notes, which can be usually asked in competition? One should prepare own notes in regard with various terms/topics explained in the book. Remember there are loads of unnecessary facts given in the book. Do not spend much time on them. You can buy this book online. Click Here to Order This Book.

 

Current affairs sources for UPSC Civil services examination: The Hindu, Indian express, PIB, PRS, Yojana, Kurukshetra, RSTV, Magazine.

 

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Current Events/Affairs has become a very prominent component and its role in Civil services examination. In exams many questions are asked from this section, so prepare thoroughly. Because your efforts will be useful for you in all stages of the competition and make it a part of your daily routine.