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Jun 19 7 tweets 2 min read
Now that #UPSCPrelims2023 is done & dusted, it’s time to head back into the preparation mode with renewed vigour & determination.

Irrespective of the results, if you’re giving this or the next #UPSC attempt, it’s time to prepare for Mains. How to ace the mains?

A thread 🧵: 1. Read the #UPSC notification.

Didn’t expect that, did you? They clearly mention the demand of the exam. “The main exam is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory.”
Apr 25 17 tweets 3 min read
Kesavananda Bharati vs State of Kerala:The case that shaped the Indian Constitution

50 years ago on April 24, 1973, the Supreme Court delivered a judgment that settled the controversial debate over the Constitution's supremacy.

An important 🧵for #UPSC


•Certain fundamental features of a Constitution can’t be altered by the legislature through amendments.

•The “basic structure” of the Constitution is inviolable

•It’s a North Star which guides interpretation of Constitution: CJI DY Chandrachud
Feb 18 17 tweets 4 min read
India:'The Runway to a Billion Opportunities'

Air India’s historic deal with Airbus & Boeing to buy 470 aircraft ($70bn) & the theme of #AeroIndia reflect New India of the 21st century

Here’s a 🧵 on India’s Civil aviation sector & #AeroIndia

Save it to your notes 📝


•Before:Aero India was a mere window to 'Sell to India'

•Today: A potential defence partner. Our technology is cost effective as well as credible.

• 'Best innovation' in India with 'honest intent'
Feb 16 4 tweets 2 min read
Our #UPSC PYQ initiative : #PracticeToProgress. Comment below with your answers or vote in the poll below⬇️. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, that’s how you’ll learn. The solution will be posted at 9 pm. Vote here
Feb 15 18 tweets 5 min read
“People’s human rights do not disappear because their homes do!”
@UN Secretary-General

World Meteorological Organization @WMO recently released a report:
“Global Sea-level Rise & Implications”

Here’s a 🧵 on Sea-Level Rise!
Save it to your notes 📝
#UPSC “We would witness a mass exodus of entire populations on a biblical scale & we would see ever-fiercer competition for fresh water,land & other resources. The impact of rising seas is already creating new sources of instability & conflict.”

@UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres
Feb 13 12 tweets 3 min read
“Today’s latest devices are also the future’s E-Waste.”
PM Modi

Here’s a valuable thread on E-Waste, Waste-to-wealth, statistics, case studies & other steps related making India a Global Recycling Hub for E-Waste!

Save them to your notes 📝!

A 🧵: Global E-waste Monitor 2020

•The world dumped 53.6 million metric tons of e-waste in 2019

•Global e-waste generation to touch 747 LT per year by 2030

•the e-waste generated around the world in 2019 contained raw materials (mainly iron,copper & gold) worth $57 billion
Feb 12 4 tweets 2 min read
Attention #UPSC Aspirants in Delhi!

•We will be offering FREE mentorship at #Delhi to ALL UPSC Aspirants:

⏰:9:30 am-5:30 pm

•We are also providing FREE DEMO Classes of our Foundation Program:OGP

-GEOGRAPHY is going on at our Delhi branch till 20th Feb! GEOGRAPHY DEMO CLASSES:
⏰: 10:30 AM- 2:30 PM
🗓️: Monday to Saturday

CSAT Classes will begin on 21st February and they will continue till 9th March
⏰: 10:30 AM- 2:30 PM
🗓️: Monday to Saturday
Feb 12 4 tweets 4 min read
#UPSC Aspirants writing the FREE STEP-UP Test Series for #UPSCPrelims 2023 at our #Delhi branch.

Register here to write them in the online mode: Aspirants writing the test at our #Bengaluru branch
Feb 9 16 tweets 4 min read
India leads the charge in global energy transition, harnessing new sources of power with a determined spirit of 'VIKSIT BHARAT'.

Here are a few important snippets from the PM’s speech at the India Energy Week. Save them to your 📝

A 🧵:
#UPSC@IMFNews growth projections for 2023 for #India

-Going to be the fastest growing major economy

-A global bright spot in 2022 despite the pandemic & war

@IEA The International Energy Agency:

-India’s energy demand will be the highest in the world in this decade⬇️
Feb 7 19 tweets 3 min read
Recently, CJI Chandrachud appealed to judges to apply:

•the Precautionary Principle
•Principle of Sustainable Development &
•the Public Trust Doctrine

Here’s a valuable thread 🧵on the terms & cases related to these principles!
Save them to your notes 📝!

#UPSC The judgments of the #SupremeCourtOfIndia have interlinked:

•the survival of humanity to the survival of the environment

•The “right to life under Article 21, includes the right to wholesome environment”.
Feb 4 13 tweets 5 min read
2023:“International Year of Millets”by the @UN

India:A Global Hub for Millets: ‘Shree Anna’(Mother of all Grains)

“India’s at the forefront of popularizing Millets,whose consumption furthers NUTRITION, FOOD SECURITY & WELFARE of FARMERS”PM Modi

🧵 on #Millets:

#UPSC #IYM2023 •India:largest producer & 2nd largest exporter of ‘Shree Anna’ in the world

•We grow several types: jowar,ragi,bajra,kuttu, ramdana,kangni,kutki,kodo, cheena & sama

•Among the 1st crops to be domesticated:evidence for consumption in Indus-Sarasvati civilisation:3300-1300 BCE
Feb 2 4 tweets 2 min read
Our #UPSC PYQ initiative : #PracticeToProgress. Comment below with your answers or vote in the poll below⬇️. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, that’s how you’ll learn. The solution will be posted at 9 pm. Answer below
Feb 1 8 tweets 2 min read
“India is called the mother of democracy.”

Here's an acronym for the principles of democracy:


D:Direct Participation
P:Popular Sovereignty
I:Independent Judiciary


#UPSC “Democracy is in our veins,it’s in our culture-it has been an integral part of our work for centuries. By nature,we are a Democratic Society.” PM Modi

• Examples of Democratic Values in the history of our country⬇️
Jan 30 13 tweets 4 min read
“India's dream of 'TECHADE' will be fulfilled by innovators,their patents”: PM @narendramodi

“We have to make #India the most advanced laboratory of modern science in the ‘Amrit Kaal’.”

Here’s a thread🧵 on valuable snippets from the PM’s speeches on S&T:

#UPSC #upscprelims Scientific efforts can turn into great achievements when:

•they hit the GROUND from the LAB

•impact is from GLOBAL to GRASSROOTS

•they expand from JOURNALS to REALITY

•the innovations from RESEARCH reflect in REAL LIFE

•progress from EXPERIMENTS to EXPERIENCES of people
Jan 27 8 tweets 2 min read
An acronym to remember the 12 principles of good governance


#UPSC 🧵: •These principles were developed by the UNDP & the World Bank.

•The 12 principles of good governance are:

1. Participation: All members of society should have the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes that affect their lives.
Jan 24 21 tweets 4 min read
“Justice may have to be blindfolded; it can never be allowed to be blindsided.”

Every woman,married or single is the arbiter of her own body.

Here’s a thread 🧵on the various judgements that have shaped women’s reproductive rights & decisional autonomy:

#UPSC Reproductive rights are the cornerstone of gender equality and human rights. They include

•access to healthcare
•the right to life,non-discrimination, privacy
•freedom from torture/ill-treatment.

Without these rights, women cannot fully exercise their AUTONOMY and AGENCY
Jan 23 14 tweets 3 min read
“Basic Structure Doctrine a North Star which guides interpretation of Constitution”: CJI DY Chandrachud

Explore the rich legacy of the Indian Constitution with profound quotes from judgements from the #SupremeCourtofIndia & others.

#UPSC #upscprelims

“It’s not a mere legal document,but a Magna Carta of our liberties."
K.T. Moopil Nair v State of Kerala (1961)

•"It’s the supreme law of the land & any law/action in contravention of the Constitution is void."
Kesavananda Bharati v State of Kerala(1973)
Jan 22 19 tweets 3 min read
“Beds do not treat people.Doctors, nurses & paramedics are the ones who do it." Dr Devi Shetty

Taking the #UPSC exam?
Here’s a 🧵on the recently released RURAL HEALTH STATISTICS(2021-22).

Save the key terms & statistics to your notes 📝!

A thread 🧵: Human Resources for Health (HRH):

Health systems require human resources for health (HRH) to ensure HEALTHCARE FOR ALL.

“The stock of all individuals engaged in the promotion, protection or improvement of population health”:WHO

This includes both public & private sectors⬇️
Jan 21 16 tweets 3 min read
“I am what I am,so take me as I am.”-A.Schopenhauer

Here’s a🧵on doctrines/judgements that have shaped LGBTQIA+ rights 🏳️‍🌈

•Societal Morality to Constitutional Morality
•Constitutional Morality vs. Majoritarian Morality
•Transformative/Living Constitution⬇️

A 🧵:


•If a law is drastically unreasonable,capricious,irrational or without adequate determining principle,excessive & disproportionate,it would be manifestly arbitrary.

Eg: Navtej Singh Johar judgement held that Sec 377 was "manifestly arbitrary"
Jan 20 12 tweets 2 min read
Here are a few snippets about GOOD GOVERNANCE from the Union Home Minister’s speech, which will be useful in the #UPSC Mains Exam!

Save the terms, principles & acronyms to your notes 📝!


1.Decentralisation of Development

2.Policy of Sabka Saath,Sabka Vikas aur Sabka Prayaas

3.Continuous improvement in performance based on COMPETITION

4.Improving implementation through the use of TECHNOLOGY
Jan 19 12 tweets 3 min read
Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2022 was released yesterday.

The national survey sheds light on learning outcomes in schools & is led by the Pratham Foundation.

Here are a few statistics that you can use in the #UPSC Mains Exam!

A thread 🧵:
#ASER2022 •Around 7 lakh candidates from 19,060 schools in 616 districts were surveyed to calculate the learning outcomes post-pandemic on school children.

Statistics to remember📝:

•Nearly all (98.4%) students in the age bracket of 6-14 years are now enrolled in schools.