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Governor’s Rights – Against the state?

Governor is the executive head of the state. Thus, all the executive powers of the state are vested with him. Recently, a question mark has been raised on his discretionary power. Four states had taken shelter under the SC to check on the misuse of the power by the Governor. Governors of states viz. Punjab, Kerala, Telangana & Tamil Nadu withheld the bills of the state Government. Though Governor is the executive head but real head of the state is the Chief Minister.

Solar Mini Grids: An Approach to Energy and Economical Security

Solar energy mini-grids are small-scale, localized electricity systems that rely on solar power as their primary energy source. These mini-grids function independently of larger centralized grids and are capable of generating electricity ranging from a few kilowatts to several megawatts.

Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill 2023

The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, is an important Central statute for the conservation of forests in the country. It provides that the de-reservation of reserved forests, use of forest land for non-forest purpose, assigning forest land by way of lease or otherwise to private entity and clearing of naturally grown trees for the purpose of reforestation requires prior permission of the Central Government.

India and Artificial Intelligence: Global participation and indigenous developments

Being worried about China’s intent and with potential threat to be dominated by it, US can’t sit idle when the opponent can impede in its cybersecurity and damage its military. To avoid such a situation US is tying up with India in two developments. One is the Executive Order on AI issued by President Joe Biden (for US federal govt.) and the other is the release of the Pentagon’s updated strategy (for US military) for AI adoption by the US armed forces.

Bletchley Park Summit

GS 3: SCIENCE &TECHNOLOGY Why in NEWS? Organised to discuss on how to manage the catastrophic risks from frontier AI. 28 leading countries have participated at Bletchley Park in the UK. By organising this summit, Britain regains its status as… Read More »Bletchley Park Summit

India-Maldives Relations

India and Maldives relation has been a little bit difficult in a few days and the main reason for this is the 3rd wheel i.e. China.

What demotivates aspirants is the idea that at least 4-5 attempts are a must to qualify UPSC CSE EXAMS. This is absolutely incorrect. It’s true that this exam demands time to prepare but that’s not more than 2 to 3 years. It’s a learning process where you will make multiple mistakes and so, would need time to rectify them too. Most aspirants do not realise this fact and waste their attempts with inadequate preparation, which in turn, demotivates them. So, you need a mentor to guide you in this journey and tell you WHEN TO START and HOW TO START your preparation. Also before knowing what to study an aspirant has to first know WHAT NOT TO STUDY in this era of overflooded information around us. This is where the role of a Mentor becomes all the more important so that you do not waste your crucial time reading unnecessary content.
Aspirants often have a misconception that at least 13-14 hours a day must be given to this exam. Again, this is not true. UPSC preparation is journey of not only gathering knowledge, but also of overall character and personality development. So, if you utilise 13-14 hrs a day only in studying, you won’t get time to interact with the outside world and evolve properly and this wouldn’t help in the training process. Diligent engagement of 5-6 hrs a day would be enough for the preparation and that’s why KAVISH IAS suggests its students to start planning from their graduation only, as regular practice will definitely help you reach your goal.
Many Institutes recommend starting UPSC preparation from 6th standard NCERT books and go through graduation level textbooks, which is not true. Also, the aspirant is prescribed to go through the entire newspaper every day. Reading so much of hefty content on a daily basis is a tedious and boring job to do. Such misconceptions only waste the aspirant’s valuable time and money. Each individual is different and accordingly he/she should be suggested where to start from. Coming to current affairs, news reading and its analysis is a skill that needs to be taught in the beginning, and with time the aspirant can himself decide what to read and how to read. Analysing and jotting down the essentials becomes easy for the student after a few months.
Another myth that students fear is that ‘UPSC IS DIFFICULT AND ONLY IIT OR TOP COLLEGE GRADUATES CAN CRACK IT ’. UPSC is open for graduates from every stream and doesn’t prefer anyone based on his/her background. So if you are willing to dedicate your time in this preparation, you can surely succeed in this exam with a good rank.