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Sumant Kumar
B.Tech NIT Allahabad. Have written UPSC Mains 2 times with Physics. Channel "Sumant Kumar" on Youtube for Current Affairs Analysis.

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its very helpful sir....will you please create a lecture series on these topics....it would be really helpful for all civil aspirants...
Yeshu Vashishtha
2 years ago
Ayussh sir has made the video on most of the referred topics.You can go with it.
  1. unacademy UPSC Prelims 2019 July 2018 Mock Test The Hindu Indian Express PIB Delivered by: Sumant Kumar * B.Tech in Computer Science & Engg, NIT Allahabad * Have written UPSC Main Exam in 2016 and 2017 with Physics Optional


  2. Sumant Kumar Follow VERIFIED An NIT Allahabad Graduate. Computer Sci&Engg. Have written UPSC Mains 2 times with Physics. Follow me for TheHindu News/Edit+ CA Analysis 40,774 Views in last 30 days N 109,422 Lifetime Views UpVote, Rate, Review. Share 8 Courses 3.9k Followers Following PDFs, Notes, Materials? Facebook ID: AdSumant Telegram Ch: AdSumant By Sumant Kumar By Sumant Kumar (Hindi) Mock Test 1 for UPSC Prelims 2018/2019 (Hindi) April 2018: The Hindu Daily News & Editorial Analysis... unacademy:com/user AdSumant 147 ratings 38 reviews 72 tatings 21 reviews


  3. International Day of Parliamentarism: 30 June The International Day of Parliamentarism is observed every year on June 30 across the globe with an aim to recognise role of parliaments in national plans and strategies and in ensuring greater transparency and accountability at national and global levels. wan to reconise role of parliamentsin national alan ional and The year 2018 marks first celebration of International Day of Parliamentarism. Parliamentary system of government falls into two categories: 1) bicameral (having two chambers of parliament) and 2) unicameral (having only one chamber). Out of 193 member countries of the United Nations, 79 are having bicameral legislatures and 114 are having unicameral legislatures. O The parliaments represent voice of people, pass laws, allocate funds to implement laws and policies, and hold governments to account. O The oldest parliament is Althingi, the Icelandic Parliament founded in 930.


  4. Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) 1)IPU is global inter-parliamentary institution. 2)It was the first permanent forum for political multilateral negotiations. 3)lt is headquartered in Geneva. 4)lts initial objective was arbitration of conflicts. 5)The IPU has permanent observer status at UNGA Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 only (b) 2, 3 and 5 only (c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 1, 3 and 5 only


  5. Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) 1)IPU is global inter-parliamentary OIPU is global inter-parliamentary institution olt was established in 1889 and was the first permanent institution 2)lt was the first permanent forum for forum for political multilateral negotiations. Olt is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Olts initial objective was arbitration of conflicts. It played political multilateral negotiations. 3)lt is headquartered in Geneva important role setting up Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. 4)lts initial objective was arbitration of conflicts 5)The IPU has permanent observer status oOver time, its mission has evolved towards promotion at UNGA. of democracy and inter-parliamentary dialogue. olt has worked for establishment of institutions at inter- Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 only (b) 2, 3 and 5 only (c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 1, 3 and 5 only Answer: D governmental level, including UN. Initially, IPU was for individual parliamentarians, but has since transformed into international organization of parliaments of sovereign states. oThe national parliaments of 178 countries are its members and 12 regional parliamentary assemblies are its associate members oThe IPU has permanent observer status at UNGA.


  6. Consider the following statements with reference to Tejas fighter aircraft 1)Tejas is the first advanced fly-by-wire Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) 2)It is designed, developed and manufactured indigenously by state owned DRDO Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2


  7. Consider the following statementsTejas fighter aircraft with reference to Tejas fighter aircraft Tejas is the first advanced fly-by- wire Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) 1)Tejas is the first advanced fly-by-designed, developed and wire Light Combat Aircraft (LCA).manufactured indigenously by state 2)lt is designed, developed and owned Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL manufactured indigenously by state owned DRDO Jlt has been pegged as world's smallest and lightest supersonic fighter Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Answer: A Olt is powered by a single engin Olt has tailless and compound delta wing design


  8. The Fifth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership IntersessioI Minist ial Meet (5RCEP ISL M


  9. Often referred to as a trade pact, the Regional Comprehensive Eonomic Partnership (RCEP) deals with more than just trade - a large portion of the agreement will give rich countries and their corporations power to delve into non-trade issues that have far-reaching implications across sectors and communities. Cambodia Philippines Singapore 29% Australia China India Japan South Korea New Zealand OF WORLD TRADE 38% UNDER RCEP.. 2013 Official start of negotiations comprised of 10 ASEAN member states + 6 of its major trading partners OF THE WORLD ECONOMY Farmers access to seeds will be further restricted Race to the bottom for labor rights standards The poor wil be deprived of access to cheap medicine Corporations will have the power to sue governments for social protection measures that "hurt profit-making And many more..


  10. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) 1)RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) or comprehensive regional economic integration agreement between the 10-ASEAN countries and its six FTA partners 2)lts negotiations were formally launched at 2012 ASEAN Summit in Cambodia. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2


  11. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ORCEP is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) or 1)RCEP is a proposed free trade comprehensive regional economic integration agreement between the 10-ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, agreement (FTA) or comprehensive regional economic integration agreementThailand, Vietnam) and its six FTA partners (Australia, New between the 10-ASEAN countries Zealand, India, China, Japan and Korea) and its six FTA partners Olts negotiations were formally launched at 2012 ASEAN Summit in Cambodia. Till 2017, 16 RCEP member states accounted for population of 3.4 billion people with total GDP (in terms of PPP) of $49.5 trillion, approximately 38% of the world's GDP (combined GDPs of China and India makes up more than half that amount) and 29% of world trade. RCEP is viewed as an alternative to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade agreement that includes several Asian and American nations but excludes China and India 2)lts negotiations were formally launched at 2012 ASEAN Summit in Cambodia Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Answer: C


  12. Consider the following statements with reference to Tejas fighter aircraft 1)lt is lightweight single-seat multi-role jet fighter. 2)lt is equipped with satellite-aided Inertial Navigation System. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2


  13. The Indian EXPRESS Wednesday, July 04, 2018 Home India World Cities Opinion Sports FIFA 2018 Entertainment Lifestyle Technology Viral Photos Videos Audio ePaper Home India India to provide tariff concessions on 3,142 items to APTA members India to provide tariff concessions on 3,142 items to APTA members With the implementation of this decision, the coverage of preferences of total tariff lines for each member would come of 10,677 products, up from 4,270 items at the conclusion of the third round.


  14. Consider the following statements with reference to Tejas fighter aircraft 1)LCA Tejas is India's first indigenous fighter to be inducted into IAF 2)It can fire Air to Air missiles, carry bombs and precision guided ammunition. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2


  15. Consider the following statements with reference to Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA): Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) APTA is an initiative under United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) for trade expansion 1)APTA is an initiative under United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNthrough exchange of tariff ESCAP) ns among developing concessio country members of Asia Pacific Region. It is preferential trade agreement (PTA), under which basket of items as well as extent of tariff concessions are enlarged during trade negotiating rounds which are launched from time to time. 2)lt is preferential trade agreement. hich of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Answer: C


  16. Consider the following statements with reference to Tejas fighter aircraft 1)lt has limited reach of a little over 400-km. 2)It will be mainly used for close air-to-ground operations. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2


  17. Consider the following statements withTejas fighter aircraft reference to Tejas fighter aircraft Dlt has limited reach of a 1)lt has limited reach of a little over 400-km.little over 400-km. 2)It will be mainly used for close air-to- Olt will be mainly used for close air-to-ground operations. ground operations. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Answer: C


  18. Consider the following statements with reference to Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA): Asia Pacific Trade Agreement APTA was signed in 1975 as Bangkok agreement (APTA) 1)APTA was signed in 1975 and was formerlyand was formerly known known as Bangkok agreement. 2)UNESCAP's Trade and Investment Division in(renamed to present name in 2005) Bangkok, Thailand serves its secretariat. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Answer: C UN ESCAP's Trade and Investment Division in Bangkok, Thailand serves its secretariat.


  19. Consider the following statements with reference to Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA): 1)lt is the first plurilateral and oldest preferential trade agreement among developing 2)The six member countries of APTA are Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, Korea and Sri 3)APTA aims to promote economic development through adoption of mutually beneficial countries in Asia-Pacific. Lanka. trade liberalization measures that will contribute to intra-regional trade expansion and provides for economic integration through coverage of merchandise goods, services, investment and trade facilitation. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 1 and 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and3


  20. Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) [ APTA is an initiative under United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) for trade expansion through exchange of tariff concessions among developing country members of Asia Pacific Region. It is preferential trade agreement (PTA), under which basket of items as well as extent of tariff concessions are enlarged during trade negotiating rounds which are launched from time to time. APTA was signed in 1975 and was formerly known as Bangkok agreement (renamed to present name in 2005). UNESCAP's Trade and Investment Division in Bangkok, Thailand serves its secretariat. lt is the first plurilateral and oldest preferential trade agreement among developing countries in Asia-Pacific. The six member countries of APTA are Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, Korea and Sri Lanka. APTA aims to promote economic development through adoption of mutually beneficial trade liberalization measures that will contribute to intra-regional trade expansion and provides for economic integration through coverage of merchandise goods, services, investment and trade facilitation


  21. Index of Eight Core industries register 3.6% growth in May 2018 Index of Eight Core Industries is released by a)Ministry of Commerce and Industry b)Ministry of Finance c) Niti Aayog d)None of the above According to Index of Eight Core Industries released by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the growth of eight core infrastructure industries has dropped to 10-month low of 3.6% in May 2018 due to decline in production of crude oil and natural gas,


  22. Which of the following statements is/are correct wrt Core industries: 1)These particular industry are backbone of all other industries. 2)In India, there are eight core sectors comprising of coal, crude oil, natural gas, petroleum refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity. 3)The eight infrastructure sectors, constitute 40.27% of the total IIP. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 1 and 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3


  23. Which of the following statements is/are correct wrt Core industries: Core industries Core industries can be defined 1)These particular industry are backbone of all otheras main or key industries of the industries. econom most countries, these particular industry are backbone of all other industries. 2)In India, there are eight core sectors comprising of coal, crude oil, natural gas, petroleum refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity. 3)The eight infrastructure sectors, constitute 40.27% Din India, there are eight core sectors comprising of coal crude oil, natural gas, petroleum refineryv products, fertilisers steel, cement and electricit The eight infrastructure sectors, constitute 40.27% of the total index of industrial production (IIP) of the total IIP, Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 1 and 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 Answer: D


  24. Revised weightage in core sectors: Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04%) &Electricity generation (19.85%) Steel production (17.92%) Coal production (10.33%) Crude Oil production (8.98%) Natural Gas production (6.88%) *Cement production (5.37% *Fertilizers production (2.63%).


  25. Which of the following statements is/are correct wrt Permanent Account Number (PAN) 1)PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number. 2)It is issued by the Income Tax Department of India in form of a laminated tamper proof card Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2


  26. Which of the following statements is/are correct wrt Permanent Account Number (PAN) Permanent Account Number (PAN) 1)PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued by the Income 1)PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number. 2)It is issued by the Income Tax Departmentof a laminated tamper proof Tax Department of India in form of India in form of a laminated tamper proof card card 2)lt was introduced to facilitates Which of the statement(s) given above is/arelinking of various documents, correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Answer: C including payment of taxes assessment, tax demand, tax arrears etc. relating to an assesses for widening of tax base and detecting and combating tax evasion


  27. Which of the following statements is/are correct wrt Permanent Account Number (PAN) 1)Once allotted to individual or entity, it is unaffected by change of name, address within or across states in India or other factors. 2)lt enables department to link all transactions of person with IT Department. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2


  28. Which of the following statements is/are correct wrt Permanent Account Number (PAN) Permanent Account Number (PAN) 1)PAN is unique to individual or entity and it is valid across India 1)Once allotted to individual or entity, it is 2)Once allotted to individual or entity, it is unaffected by change of name, address within or across states in India or other factors. unaffected by change of name, addres:s within or across states in India or other factors. 2)lt enables department to link all 3)lt enables department to link all transactions of person with IT Department. transactions of person with IT Department. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Answer: C


  29. Permanent Account Number (PAN) 1) PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued by the Income Tax Department of India in form of a laminated tamper proof card. 2) It was introduced to facilitates linking of various documents, including payment of taxes, assessment, tax demand, tax arrears etc. relating to an assesses for widening of tax base and detecting and combating tax evasion. 3) Its purpose is to facilitate easy retrieval of information and facilitate matching of information relating to investment, raising of loans and other business activities of taxpayers collected through various sources, both internal as well as external. 4) PAN is unique to individual or entity and it is valid across India. 5) Once allotted to individual or entity, it is unaffected by change of name, address within or across states in India or other factors. 6) It enables department to link all transactions of person with IT Department.