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Detailed Weekly Plan 4 [06th July – 11th July]

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  • July 5, 2015
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Weekly Plan – 4

(06th July, 2015 – 11th July, 2015)

 

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Weekly Plan – 4

(6th July, 2015 – 11th July, 2015)

 

06th July 2015    

SUBJECT & TOPIC :

History Modern India ( 1905-1947)

FOCUS ON:

  • Colonial Rule in India: Political-Administrative organization, Policies of the British India.
  • Social, Economic setup during the period
  • Important Reports, Sessions, Acts, Committees setup during the British period
  • Various revolts/movements/agitations (like Civil Disobedience Movement, Home Rule Movement, Quit India Movement etc. )
  • The Purpose of the movement[s]
  • The Reasons which led to the movement[s]
  • The Consequences of the movement[s]
  • The people who participated in this movement[s]
  • Famous Personalities involved in the movement[s] and their contribution
  • The role of Press and Literature

Note: Also note down the ‘chronology’ of the major Movements and Missions sent by the British to gain support of the Indians and extend their rule.

SOURCES TO REFER :

  • NCERT – Class 8th (New) – ‘Our Pasts – III’
  • NCERT-Class 12th ‘Modern India’ (OLD)
  • Tamil Nadu Edition- Class 12th

OR

  • Spectrum Modern India – Rajiv Ahir

Reference Books: India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra;  Plassey to Partition by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

 

07th July 2015    

SUBJECT & TOPIC :

History Modern India ( 1700-1947)

Refer -> Week 2

 

08th July 2015    

SUBJECT & TOPIC :

Economics – Inflation & Business Cycle

FOCUS ON:

  • InflationDepression, Recession and related terms and concepts like deflation, disinflation, reflation, stagflation, Philip’s curve
  • Types of Inflation – based on the rate of growth of the prices– creeping, trotting, galloping, hyper-inflation
  • Types of Inflation – based on the causes– Demand-pull, Cost-push, Structural, Speculation.
  • Impact of Inflation on Indian Economy, different stakeholders in the economy. Is a minimum inflation necessary? If so why?
  • Inflation measurements like CPI, WPI, GDP deflator
    • Composition or what constitutes these indicators
    • Their merits and demerits
    • Which measurement is better indicator of inflation and why? Which index is used to measure inflation in India currently?
  • Base year from which it’s calculated.
    • What is this Base year?
    • Why does Government change the Base Year?
    • What impact it has on the economic growth or inflation?
    • Example: In WPI there are totally 676 items, out of that 20% weightage is given to Food, 14% to Power and Fuel, 66% to Manufactured goods. It does not include Services. Base year for WPI is 2010-11. It is published by Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Role of Government and RBI in controlling inflation

 

09th July 2015    

SUBJECT & TOPIC :

Economics – Money & banking System

FOCUS ON:

  • Role and functions of RBI
  • Monetary Policy/measures taken by RBI like Bank rate, repo rate, reverse repo rate, Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR), Cash reserve Ratio (CRR), Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF), Marginal Standing Facility (MSF)
    • Why are these measures taken?
    • What impact it has on the Supply of money, Inflation and the Economy?
  • Different types of Banks and their functioning– Commercial Banks, RRB’s, Development banks, NABARD, Co-operative Banks, Development Banks, Merchant Banks, Non-Banking Financial Company’s (NBFC’s), Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) etc.
    • Functions of these Banks, to whom do they lend?
    • How are these Banks regulated? Concepts like priority sector lending
    • Example: NBFC’s are regulated by RBI, unlike the normal banks, NBFC cannot accept demand deposits (DD); NBFCs do not form part of the payment and settlement system and cannot issue ‘cheques’ drawn on itself.
  • Banking reforms like Bank Nationalisation (1969, 1980) Basel Norms etc.
    • Why were/are these reforms needed?
    • What was/is the Purpose of these reforms
  • Understand Key-Terms– Financial Inclusion, Fiscal Consolidation, Narrow Banking, Non-Performing Assets, Shadow Banks, Weak Bank, Core Banking, Bank Run, Priority Sector lending, Capital to Risk Weighted Assets (CRAR) etc., and other related concepts related to Banking – what steps have been taken by the Government and RBI in this regard.
  • Steps taken by government with regard to Financial Inclusion.
    • Example: Introduction of Business Correspondent model in rural areas or Woman only banks,  Jan Dan Yojana, Micro-finance, Mudra Bank etc
  • Recent Committee’s setup with regard to Banking Reforms and its important recommendations

SOURCES TO REFER :

  • Macroeconomics- Class 12th , NCERT
  • NCERT 11th – Indian Economic Development
  • NCERT- Class 9thand 10th (for basics)
  • Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh
  • Sriram’s IAS Economics Notes

 

10th July 2015

SUBJECT & TOPIC :

General Science and Technology

FOCUS ON :

The questions from this section are based on your general understanding and awareness. It will be more of application oriented and latest developments on the lines of UPSC Standards.

SOURCES TO REFER :

  • NCERT– Class 6th to 10th and Biology- class 12th
  • Newspaper- The Hindu, Times of India, Down to Earth and Science Daily

 

11th July 2015

SUBJECT & TOPIC :

Environment /Ecology – Environmental Legislations- National and International

FOCUS ON:

The questions from this section are based on your general understanding and awareness. It will be more of application oriented and latest developments on the lines of UPSC Standards.

SOURCES TO REFER :

  • ICSE books- class 9th and 10th
  • NCERT Class 11th– Environmental Geography and NCERT Biology-class 12th
  • NIOS- Environment Notes
  • Newspapers: Times of India, The Hindu and Down to Earth

 

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