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United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Founded as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in June 1972 and has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Major Programmes:

  • Billion Tree Campaign
  • Clean up the World
  • Earth Hour
  • Pain for the planet
  • Seal the Deal
  • TUNZA
  • APELL

Functions of UNEP

  • developing international environmental conventions, 
  • promoting environmental science and information 
  • working on the development and implementation of policy with national governments, regional institutions in conjunction with environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) 
  • funding and implementing environment related development projects
  • formulation of guidelines and treaties on issues such as the international trade in potentially harmful chemicals, transboundary air pollution, and contamination of international waterways.

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(VIDEO) India-China: Mending Ties - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate

(VIDEO) India-China: Mending Ties - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate

Topic of Discussion: India-China: Mending Ties - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate
Expert Panel Name : Ashok Sajjanhar, Former Diplomat ; Srikanth Kondapalli, Professor, Chinese Studies, JNU ; Ram Upendra Das, Head, Centre for Regional Trade; Frank Rausan Pereira (Anchor)

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(VIDEO) Commonwealth Games Big Sports Brightness (राष्ट्रमंडल खेल बड़ी खेलों की चमक) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

(VIDEO) Commonwealth Games Big Sports Brightness (राष्ट्रमंडल खेल बड़ी खेलों की चमक) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

Topic of Discussion: Commonwealth Games Big Sports Brightness (राष्ट्रमंडल खेल बड़ी खेलों की चमक) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

Expert Panel Name :  Prakaram Singh Sekhawat (Studio, Anchor)

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Strategy and booklist for General Studies Paper-1: Indian Society for UPSC Pre


Strategy and booklist for General Studies Paper-1: Indian Society


There is some myth among student regarding this section of the syllabus , in this article we will see the myth and importance of this section and sources from where it can be covered.

Analysis :

Syllabus

  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

  • Effects of globalization on Indian society

  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.

Why to Study this section –

  • It carries a significant weightage in the GS-1 Paper in UPSC Mains

  • Syllabus of the society section is very helpful in essay writing and also in solving case studies in GS-4.

 

   

  • Above 3 points will help in writing good answer in the exam.

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(VIDEO) Notice Against CJI Rejected - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate

(VIDEO) Notice Against CJI Rejected - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate

Topic of Discussion: Notice Against CJI Rejected - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate
Expert Panel Name : Harish Salve, Senior Advocate, Supreme court ; P.K. Malhotra, Former Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, GoI ; Subhash C. Kashyap, Former Secretary-General, Lok Sabha; Frank Rausan Pereira (Anchor)

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(VIDEO) Probability of Defense Sector (रक्षा क्षेत्र की संभावना) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

(VIDEO) Probability of Defense Sector (रक्षा क्षेत्र की संभावना) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

Topic of Discussion: Probability of Defense Sector (रक्षा क्षेत्र की संभावना) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

Expert Panel Name :  Prativimbh Sharma (Studio, Anchor)

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(VIDEO) India-america Trade Policy (भारत-अमेरिका व्यापार नीति) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

(VIDEO) India-america Trade Policy (भारत-अमेरिका व्यापार नीति) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

Topic of Discussion: India-america Trade Policy (भारत-अमेरिका व्यापार नीति) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

Expert Panel Name :  Parakram Singh Shekhawat (Studio, Anchor)

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(VIDEO) CHOGM: India's pivotal role- Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate

(VIDEO) CHOGM: India's pivotal role- Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate

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(VIDEO) Sinking bank in relationships (रिश्तों में डूबते बैंक) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

(VIDEO) Sinking bank in relationships (रिश्तों में डूबते बैंक) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

Topic of Discussion: Sinking bank in relationships (रिश्तों में डूबते बैंक) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

Expert Panel Name :  Prativimbh Sharma (Studio, Anchor)

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(VIDEO) India-Nepal-China Corridor - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate

(VIDEO) India-Nepal-China Corridor - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate

Topic of Discussion: India-Nepal-China Corridor - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate
Expert Panel Name : Zorawar Daulet Singh, Fellow, Centre for Policy Research; Prof. S.D. Muni, Emeritus Professor, JNU; Maj. Gen. Dhruv C Katoch, Director, India Foundation; S.R. Tayal, Former Diplomat; Frank Rausan Pereira (Anchor)

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(VIDEO) What is the Rohingya crisis Solution ? (रोहिंग्या संकट क्या है समाधान) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

(VIDEO) What is the Rohingya crisis Solution ? (रोहिंग्या संकट क्या है समाधान) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

Topic of Discussion: What is the Rohingya crisis Solution ? (रोहिंग्या संकट क्या है समाधान) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

Expert Panel Name :  Parakram Singh Shekhawat (Studio, Anchor)

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(VIDEO) Social Media Kya Ho Dayara (सोशल मीडिया क्या हो दायरा) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

(VIDEO) Social Media Kya Ho Dayara (सोशल मीडिया क्या हो दायरा) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

Topic of Discussion: Social Media Kya Ho Dayara (सोशल मीडिया क्या हो दायरा) - Lok Sabha TV Insight Discussion

Expert Panel Name :  Prativimbh Sharma (Studio, Anchor)

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(VIDEO) Reservations in Promotions - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate

(VIDEO) Reservations in Promotions - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate

Topic of Discussion: Reservations in Promotions - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate
Expert Panel Name : Kaushal Kant Mishra, National President, Youth for Equality; Siddhartha, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court; Vikas Singh, Former Additional Solicitor General of India; B.K. Chaturvedi, Former Cabinet Secretary; Frank Rausan Pereira (Anchor)

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(VIDEO) India's Nordic Connect - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate

(VIDEO) India's Nordic Connect - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate

Topic of Discussion: India's Nordic Connect - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate
Expert Panel Name : Prof. Gulshan Sachdeva, Centre for European Studies, JNU; Shashank, Former Foreign Secretary; K.P. Fabian, Former Diplomat; Akhilesh Suman, Foreign Affairs Editor, Rajya Sabha TV; Frank Rausan Pereira (Anchor)

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Strategy and Booklist Anthropology Optional (Paper-2) for UPSC Mains


Strategy and Booklist Anthropology Optional (Paper-2) for UPSC Mains


  • This is the 2nd article in anthropology series ,please go through the first article before going through this article to get maximum benefit.

  • In paper 2 current affairs play an important role in enriching the answer especially in tribal parts and caste system part of the syllabus.

  • In tribal part case study need to be quoted in answer to get descent marks.

  • You  should ideally notedown the case study while reading newspaper whenever you come across any case study for example –Mankidia tribes are denied habitat right in simplipal tiger reserve (The Hindu Newspaper).

  • Further XAXA report on tribes is also greatly helpful for case study.

  • There are few topics in this paper which do not have any specific study material in the market, so you need to search on internet and prepare short notes.

  • In archaeology part of the syllabus use of diagram is must with map of the archaeological sites. Diagram and map fetch good marks.

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(VIDEO) Flashpoint Syria - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate

Topic of Discussion: Flashpoint Syria - Rajya Sabha TV Big Picture Debate
Expert Panel Name : Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Foreign Editor, Hindustan Times; Anil Trigunayat, Former Ambassador ; Professor Harsh V Pant, Head, Strategic Studies, Observer Research Foundation ; A.K.Ramakrishnan, Professor, Centre For West Asian Studies, JNU; Frank Rausan Pereira (Anchor)

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