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BYJUS IAS: 15th Finance Commission

The President has constituted the 15th Finance Commission which should have been a regular bureaucratic exercise, rather it has become the epicentre of the opposition from southern states and has led to accusations on the central government of having a bias towards the northern states. The video is a discussion on the terms of reference of the FC centre’s around the population of 2011 and whether its a Southern Vs Northern debate or Rich states Vs Poor states debate

BYJU'S IAS : Trump backs out of US-Iran Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump pulls US out of the Iran Nuclear Deal and marks a significant disruption in global geopolitics which is likely to have ramifications on India's national interests. In this video, we discuss the developments that led to the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the basis for US withdrawal from the deal, reactions from across the world, the consequences on the volatile Middle-East region and India's tough policy choices ahead, considering the need for India to balance its ties between US and Iran, as Iran is a major oil supplier and a strategic partner for connectivity projects and counter-terrorism in the region.

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The Hindu Analysis for 23rd May 2018

In this lecture, we will discuss the important news articles for the 23rd of May, 2018. With the articles we will also look at the key areas in the General Studies that relate to these article.

Topics that we will be discussing today are:

1. Police firing claims 10 lives in T.N.

2. App will help voters to share malpractice proof

3. Rajasthan launches 'Nidaan' software for disease monitoring

4. Small farmers get raw deal

5. A fight to save endangered species

Towards the end of the lecture, we will have a look at a few questions that can be formed from today's News paper.

The Hindu Analysis for 22th May 2018

In this lecture, we will discuss the important news articles for the 22nd of May, 2018. With the articles we will also look at the key areas in the General Studies that relate to these article.

Topics that we will be discussing today are:

1. Kerala, Centre joins hands to counter Nipah

2. Graffiti taking its toll on pre-historic paintings

3. China denies mining in disputed area

4. SEBI propose stringent reforms for debt disclosure

5. China launches relay satellite to explore far side of the moon

Towards the end of the lecture, we will have a look at a few questions that can be formed from today's News paper.

The Hindu News Analysis - Daily

Essential IAS Books For UPSC Prelims

  • History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra. (History)
  • India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra. (History)
  • India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma. (History)
  • History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra. (History)
  • The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Bhasham. (Culture)
  • Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania. (Culture)
  • Geography of India – Majid Husain. (Geography)
  • Oxford School Atlas – Oxford. (Geography)
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong. (Geography)
  • Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – M. Laxmikanth. (Polity)
  • Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh. (Economy)
  • Economic Survey. (Economy)

Additional IAS Books for UPSC Mains

  • Selected Contemporary Essays – Saumitra Mohan (Essay Paper)
  • Essays for Civil Services – Pulkit Khare (Essay Paper)
  • India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha (History – GS1)
  • Norman Lowe OR History of Modern World – Jain and Mathur (World History – GS1)
  • Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja. (Indian Society – GS1)
  • IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 (Arihant Manual – GS2)
  • Current Issues – What’s Hot Today (ClearIAS ebook – GS2)
  • Governance in India for CSE. (Governance – GS2)
  • Pax Indica – Shashi Tharoor. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
  • India and the World by Surendra Kumar. (Foreign Policy – GS2)

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