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Discussion on environmental issues for CSAT and UPSC prelims

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See this thread online for the discussion and preparation

Environmental issues…………

Came across this site dealing with the topic….seemed to be quite relevant….please keep adding to this thread by posting relevant resources..
http:// www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/

And specially, when environment continuously becoming a major part of prelims,mains and even interviews questions, this thread can be bookmarked as the resource pool of all the concerned information related to environment.

Kindly go through the "Climate Bulletin" part in the following website..one stop destination for environment related news published in important dailies..
http://know.climateofconcern.org/
TERI website may also be referred to during the course of preparation..
http:// www.teriin.org/index.php
TERI projects hold particular relevance…
http:// www.teriin.org/index.php?option=com_ongoing

In order, the most abundant greenhouse gases

In order, the most abundant greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere are:
water vapor
carbon dioxide
methane
nitrous oxide
ozone
chlorofluorocarbons
In addition to the main greenhouse gases listed above, other greenhouse gases include sulfur hexafluoride,
hydrofluorocarbons and
perfluorocarbons (see IPCC list of greenhouse gases).
Some greenhouse gases are not often listed. For example, nitrogen trifluoride has a high global warming potential (GWP) but is only present in very small quantities.

Carbon market

Kyoto provides for a ‘cap and trade’ system which imposes national caps on the emissions of annex I countries. On average, this cap requires countries to reduce their emissions by 5.2% below their 1990 baseline over the 2008 to 2012 period. Although these caps are national-level commitments, in practice, most countries will devolve their emissions targets to individual industrial entities, such as a power plant or paper factory.

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May 31st, 2011 at 7:11 pm

UPSC Prelims 2011 preparation thread online

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If you want to prepare online for the UPSC civil services 2011 including for CSAT and current affairs then you can see this thread where candidates are discussing exam related things.

LET’S HELP EACH OTHER – PRELIMS 2011

ALL GUYS/GALS GIVING PRELIMS 2011 WITH CHANGED SYLLABUS , LET US HELP EACH OTHER BY POURING IN QUESTIONS/IMP INFO HERE ON ANY TOPIC WE FIND RELEVANT FOR UPCOMING EXAM PAPER 1 (GS) .
VARIOUS CATEGORIES ARE :
1) CURRENT EVENTS
2) INDIAN POLITY/GOVERNANCE
3) ENVIRONMENT ECOLOGY/CLIMATE CHANGE
4) ECONOMY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
5) S & T
6) HISTORY
7) GOEG
CMON FRIENDS , LET THE RAIN OF QUESTIONS AND IMP INFO BEGIN.

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May 31st, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Revision of candidature at UPSC Exam

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Every year UPSC withholds certain results for some reasons such as required permission from your employer etc. and later revives some.

If that is happening with you, then you can see this thread online and meet this guy whose candidature will soon be decided by the UPSC.

He says:

Wish me Good Luck

Friends my result was witheld when results declared. now UPSC is going to revive my candidature and my results will be come in the next week. i see many example in this forum where luck plays lot of roles to get in the list, i did my job already and now it turn for my luck. So plz wish me Good Luck.. that God gives gives me good rewards for my hard worship.
Thanks

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May 31st, 2011 at 7:01 pm

If you receive two hall tickets in UPSC IAS exam

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A candidate to UPSC Prelims (PT) 2011 says:

 

two halltickets – urgent help

i registered online 2 times for preliminary exam just to correct the wrongly entered data in the 1st entry.. as a result i recieved two hall tickets in 2 different venues …..has any one encountered the same problem… plz help in this case what to do

 

If you are facing similar situation remember clause 8

clause 8 ii
"(ii) In the event of a candidate receiving
more than one Admission Certificate from
the Commission, he/she should use only
one of these Admission Certificates for appearing
in the examination and return the
other(s) to the Commission’s Office"

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May 31st, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Discussion on age factor in UPSC

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There is a discussion going on online if the commission is favouring younger candidates in the examination (and it takes a different turn)

UPSC age Factor

Top 3 age is around 24 yrs
rank 7 & 19 are 21 yrs old
I know 2 ppl below rank 150 are 22-23 yrs old
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So, UPSC is favoring young candidates in selection/ gud rank ?
I hope they not gonna reduce age to 27 yrs.
What do u think ?

 

baseless discussions
nothing of this sort.
and by the way even if u get 220 in the interview still u have to score around 1050 in written, neither of which is easier.

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May 31st, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Civil Service prelims venue information 2011

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UPSC has uploaded the venue details of your roll no. , form no. or registration no. for the CSP 2011. Please visit the link to check your details. UPSC also gives details on what to do if your admit card for the exam has not reached you due to postal delays.

You will get info something like this:

Civil Services(Prel.)Examination – 2010 -Venue Information
Roll No: 208131 Reg. Id : 11104161379
Name: IRAJ RAJA
Father’s Name: 0
Status: Admitted
TIME TABLE
DATE SUBJECT CODE TIME
12-05-2011
(Sunday) Paper-I 01 10.00 AM TO 12.30 PM
12-05-2011
(Sunday) Paper-II 02 2.00 PM TO 4.30 PM
Centre Code: 8
Sub Centre Code: 97
Centre Name: DELHI
Sub Centre Address:
GOVERNMENT SARVODAYA
CO-EDUCATION VIDYALAYA,
B-4, PASCHIM VIHAR,
(NEAR LITTLE ANGELS
PUBLIC SCHOOL),
NEW DELHI -110063.
Note: The Admission Certificates have been issued through postal Services to all the candidates. However, a print out of this page alonghwith two passport size photographs & a Photo ID Proof can also be used for appearing in the Examination i.e. on 12th June 2011.
As per Venue Information Data updated till 30.05.2011
Query completed

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May 31st, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Reason for fall in number of applications at UPSC prelims this year (2011)

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In CSP 2011, less number of people have applied for the post compared to last year.

Total Roll no.- 4,97,826
Total Valid Roll no.- 4,89,327
Application of 8,499 candidates rejected.
Last Year candidature- 5,53,900.

 

Probable reasons:

1. last yr – many people, who were to exhaust their attempts…gave the exam (coz…of pattern change i.e. CSAT)
moreover…this yr..many people must have filled Duplicate e-form & also many will not appear coz of CSAT…..so, this yr no. of students giving exam will dec. further

Yes,I this this time those who have only one attempt left might not take the risk of giving the exam,as the pattern of CSAT is still not clear…They might give it next year when syllabus will be more clear…

Sourced from an online discussion

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May 31st, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Pali literature marks in UPSC IAS 2011

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See the marks obtained in Pali literature by candidates being discussed in an online forum.

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PALI LIT. Marks

My frnd got,
Paper I: 144
paper II: 164
total: 308.
not recommended.
please share your marks in PALI Lit.

Pali 163+ 151
not recomm.

MARKS IN PALI

I – 128
II – 137
TOTAL – 265
NOT RECOMMENDED

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May 23rd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Help each other with Prelims preparation 2011—GS preparation

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You can see this link if you want help with UPSC prelims preparation. Excertps follow:

 

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LET’S HELP EACH OTHER – PRELIMS 2011

ALL GUYS/GALS GIVING PRELIMS 2011 WITH CHANGED SYLLABUS , LET US HELP EACH OTHER BY POURING IN QUESTIONS/IMP INFO HERE ON ANY TOPIC WE FIND RELEVANT FOR UPCOMING EXAM PAPER 1 (GS) .
VARIOUS CATEGORIES ARE :
1) CURRENT EVENTS
2) INDIAN POLITY/GOVERNANCE
3) ENVIRONMENT ECOLOGY/CLIMATE CHANGE
4) ECONOMY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
5) S & T
6) HISTORY
7) GOEG
CMON FRIENDS , LET THE RAIN OF QUESTIONS AND IMP INFO BEGIN.

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May 23rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Cost of living in Delhi to prepare for UPSC exams

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A lot of students come to Delhi (hub) for UPSC IAS preparation. You can see this discussion if you are planning to come to Delhi for cost of living, rent, food expenses etc. Take our advice and prepare from where you are. Don’t come to Delhi unless you are very rich for coachings and inspiration. See this thread for the discussion. Life is not good in places like Mukherjee Nagar, Munirka, Jia Sarai etc. ; stay away.

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Cost of living in Delhi

Hi guys… i am planing to move to delhi after prelims.. any info regarding how much a single room with decent amenities like table, chair, cot, attached bathroom would cost would be highly helpful in planing my finance. I would like to stay in old rajinder nagar..
those who who are already in delhi now, kindly spare a sec and reply…

 

room rents in old rajinder nagar vary from 4000/- (sharing) to 10000/- (individual).
brokers charge 15-20 days rent.
1 month deposit + 1 month rent in advance + 50-60 percent of rent to broker . these r the initial costs.
food = 3000/- approx.
misc expenses + electricity = 1000/- approx
other than that landlords are full of crap in old rajinder nagar and they will fleece you for money
it would be better if rooms are found in karol bagh , patel nagar, pusa campus or inderpuri ( all areas 2-3 kms from ORN)

 

Are there any conditions like minimum number of months of stay?? bcoz with this cost i can stay a maximum for three months. I hope landlords will not object to it and create a problem..do they?

a room 2-3 km away frm mukhrjee nagar or rajindar nagar…….. how much it cost and how much time for transportation ?
and wht abt food ?? tiffin ache hote h kya ??
kitna cost pad jata h for good food ??

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orkut - Cost of living in Delhi_1305964664944

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May 21st, 2011 at 1:29 pm