Anthropology Syllabus for Civil Services (UPSC)

PAPER-I 1.1 Meaning, Scope and development of Anthropology.1.2 Relationships with other disciplines : Social Sciences, behavioural Sciences, Life Sciences,Medical Sciences, Earth Sciences and Humanities.1.3 Main branches of Anthropology, their scope and relevance :(a) Social-cultural Anthropology.(b) Biological Anthropology.(c) Archaeological Anthropology.(d) Linguistic Anthropology.1.4 Human Evolution and emergence of Man :(a) Biological and Cultural factors in human evolution.(b) … Read more

UPSC Syllabus for Prelims : Updated 2020

Preliminary Examination Syllabus Paper I – (200 marks) Current events of national and international importance. History of India and Indian National Movement. Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World. Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc. Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, … Read more

Salient Features of Indian Constitution


Indian Constitution is a magnificent piece of document which is unique and has several salient features that distinguish it from the constitutions of other countries. Salient Features of Indian Constitution Lengthiest Written Constitution The Constitution of India is the lengthiest of all written constitutions of the world. It contains 395 articles 22 parts and 12 … Read more

What is 5G Network?


5G is a 5th generation mobile network which is a successor to 4G network currently in use. It is a wireless communication technology that uses radio waves or radio frequency (RF) energy to transmit and receive data. Advantages of using a 5G network? 5G offers many advantages over the previous generation technologies. 1. It will … Read more

Superconductivity at Room Temperature


A material which exhibits superconductivity at room temperature has been discovered by a team from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. This discovery is a major breakthrough in the field of science as up till now, superconductivity existed only at temperatures much below zero degree Celcius. The main issue with low temperatures is that … Read more

What are the Environmental Effects of Sulphur dioxide?


Sulphur dioxide(SO₂) is a harmful gas that can adversely affect the environment.

India is the largest emitter of Sulphur dioxide (SO₂) in the world, contributing more than 15% of global anthropogenic emissions according to a recent report by Greenpeace.

Environmental effects of Sulphur dioxide

1. Sulphur dioxide gas contributes to the formation of acid rain which is harmful to plants, animals as well as architectures like the Taj Mahal.
2. In combination with other pollutants and moisture, Sulphur dioxide is responsible for the formation of high resistance, visible corrosion layers on all except most noble metals (e.g. silver and gold) and alloys.
3. Sulphur dioxide a precursor for sulphate aerosols, a type of suspended particle that can affect the properties of clouds and also lead to outbreaks of haze and other health and climate problems.