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Interview of IAS Exam 2011 Topper Prince Dhawan

Prince Dhawan

Question: Please tell us about your childhood, family background, schooling and higher education? Prince Dhawan: I am Prince Dhawan. My father was in the revenue service that is why my childhood had been spent in seven to eight cities across India. My schooling had completed from various schools. I had enjoyed my exposure to diverse crowds. Moreover,… Read More

Indian Premier League (IPL)


Indian Premier League (IPL) is a Twenty20 cricket tournament where different franchise teams participate for the title. The tournament started in 2008 and from then it usually takes place every year in the months of April – June. It is currently supervised by BCCI Vice-President Ranjib Biswal, who serves as the League’s chairman and Commissioner.… Read More

Interview of Munish Sharma ranks second in UPSC exam


Question: Congratulations for your outstanding performance in Civil Services Examination! How did you celebrate your success? Munish Sharma: Thank you. I have learnt to take success and failure in my stride. I took time out to be with my friends and family. Question: What were the key factors behind your brilliant performance? Munish Sharma:  I have always been… Read More

European Union (EU)

European Union

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 member states that are primarily located in Europe. The EU operates through a system of supranational independent institutions and intergovernmental negotiated decisions by the member states.  Institutions of the EU include the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Council,… Read More

The Election Commission of India

Election Commission of India

The Election Commission of India is an autonomous, constitutionally established federal authority responsible for administering all the electoral processes in the Republic of India. The Election Commission has the power of superintendence, direction and control of all elections to the Parliament of India and the state legislatures and of elections to the office of the… Read More

The Panchayati Raj

Panchayati Raj

The panchayati raj is a South Asian political system mainly in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. It is the oldest system of local government in the Indian subcontinent. The word “panchayat” literally means “assembly” of five wise and respected elders chosen and accepted by the local community. These assemblies settled disputes between individuals and villages.… Read More

The Prime Minister

Prime Minister

A prime minister is the most senior member of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. The prime minister selects and may dismiss other members of the cabinet, and allocates posts to members within the government. The prime minister is the presiding member and chairman of the cabinet and is responsible… Read More

Rajya Sabha


The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the Parliament of India. Membership is limited to 250 members, 12 of whom are nominated by the President of India for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. The remainder of the body is elected by the state and territorial legislatures.… Read More

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha or House of the People is the lower house of the Parliament of India. The Parliament of India consists of two houses: The Lok Sabha or House of the People and the Rajya Sabha or Council of States. The Lok Sabha meets in the Lok Sabha Chambers, Sansad Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New… Read More