Lesson for life: “learned helplessness”. 

Lesson for life: “learned helplessness”. “Learned Helplessness” is a behaviour found in animals & humans who have undergone painful situations repeatedly & found themselves unable to overcome them.  Next time, when they face the same set of aversive stimuli (painful situations), they accept that “the situation is out of their control” & hence do nothing… Continue reading Lesson for life: “learned helplessness”. 

What are the benefits of Neem-coated Urea (NCU)? 

What are the benefits of Neem-coated Urea (NCU)?  The GoI has mandated neem coating of urea. The urea was subsidised for agriculture use but it was being diverted to non-agricultural purposes. This lead to shortage of urea. ¬ introduction of NCU reduced the shortage urea because it became impossible to use it for non-agricultural purposes… Continue reading What are the benefits of Neem-coated Urea (NCU)? 

Review of UPSC CSE Prelims 2017 examination. 

Review of UPSC CSE Prelims 2017 examination.  Paper I: General Studies Time: 2 Hours Number of Questions: 100 Keeping with the pattern of last year, this time too UPSC has asked many questions related to current affairs.  Polity: many questions were based on “general understanding” like on local self-government, DPSP (Directive Principles of State Policy), Fundamental… Continue reading Review of UPSC CSE Prelims 2017 examination. 

Why intellectuals will be the new celebrities? 

Why intellectuals will be the new celebrities?  The knowledge economy has thrown open the gate for intellectuals to rise to the status of celebrities. With the use of technology, it has become very easy to communicate directly with the masses. People from all over the world listen to Yuval Noah Harari (Israeli Historian & Author… Continue reading Why intellectuals will be the new celebrities? 

Why President is an intergal part of the Parliament? 

Why President is an intergal part of the Parliament?  Parliament is a legislative organ of the GoI (Government of India).  It consists of the President, Rajya Sabha & the Lok Sabha.  Rajya Sabha represents the States & UTs (Union Territories) while the Lok Sabha represents the people of India.  President is not a member of… Continue reading Why President is an intergal part of the Parliament?