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Detailed Weekly Plan 9 [5th August – 10th August]

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  • August 5, 2015
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Weekly Plan – 9

(5th August, 2015 –  10th  August, 2015)

 

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5th August 2015

SUBJECT &TOPIC :

POLITY

Panchayati Raj & Urban Local bodies

FOCUS ON:

  • Decentralisation- steps taken by the government in this regard, people participation,
  • Important Acts related to Panchayat Raj system like 73rd Amendment Act, 74th Amendment Act, Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 or PESA , Forest Rights Act etc.
  • Evolution & recommendations of committees
  • Provisions of 73rd amendment- Compulsory and Voluntary
  • Provisions of 74th amendment – structure, powers, functions
  • Types of urban government
  • Metropolitan planning committee (MPC)
  • Problems faced by Panchayat Raj institutions and Urban Local Governments

Constitutional bodies

 FOCUS ON:

  • Election Commission, UPSC, SPSC, Finance Commission, National Commission for SCs and ST’s, Special officer for Linguistic Minorities, Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), Attorney General and Solicitor General, Advocate General of the State
  • Focus on Composition, Powers and functions, Removal of the Constitutional bodies

SOURCES TO REFER:

  • Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
  • Introduction to Indian Constitution – D.D.Basu

 

6th August 2015

SUBJECT &TOPIC :

POLITY

Non-constitutional bodies

FOCUS ON:

  • Planning Commission, National Development Council, National Human Rights Commission, State Human Rights Commission, Central Information Commission, State Information Commission, Central Vigilance Commission ,Central Bureau of Investigation, Lokpal and Lokayuktas
  • Focus on Composition, Functions, Working of the Non-Constitutional bodies

Tribunals

FOCUS ON:

  • Establishment of the Tribunal, appointment of the Chairman
  • Tribunals under Article 323A and Tribunals under Article 323B
  • Functions and Powers of Administrative Tribunals – Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and State Administrative Tribunal (SAT)

Special Provisions for SC’s, ST’s, Backward Classes, Minorities and Anglo-Indians

 FOCUS ON:

  • A basic idea – on the Constitutional provisions for SC’s, ST’s, Backward Classes, Minorities and Anglo-Indians                                                                 

SOURCES TO REFER:

  • Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
  • Introduction to Indian Constitution – D.D.Basu

 

 7th August 2015

SUBJECT & TOPIC :

World Geography

A. Atmosphere (An important topic from Prelims point of view)

FOCUS ON:

  • Composition and Structure of Atmosphere various layers of atmosphere significance of each layer
  • Important gases in the atmosphere, its significance and role in protecting human life
  • Example: ozone in the stratosphere prevents harmful ultra-violet radiations from reaching the earth and thereby protecting the humans from skin cancer etc.
  • Heating and Cooling of Atmosphere; Factors controlling temperature distribution
  • Heat Budget (Incoming and outgoing radiation)
  • Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming– Ozone layer, Ozone hole.
  • Temperature Zones on the globe- Tropical, Temperate, Frigid ; characteristics of these zones
  • Global Pressure Belts– Low Pressure, High Pressure, Doldrums, Horse Latitudes
  • Concepts like Temperature Inversion, Albedo.

B.  Wind System

  • Factors affecting the velocity and direction of the Wind. Example: How does Coriollis force affects the direction of wind?
  • Planetary Winds, shifting of Planetary wind belts and their climatic influences in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, Inter-tropical and Convergence Zone.
  • Seasonal and local Winds – Monsoons, Land and Sea breezes, Anabatic and Katabatic winds, Blizzards, Chinook
  • Mountain and Valley winds
  • Fronts – Warm and Cold front
  • Upper Air circulation- Jet streams, Westerlies
  • Phenomena’s like cyclones, anti-cyclones, thunderstorms, tornadoes.
  • Cyclones – Tropical and Temperate (More Emphasis should be given)
  • How are they developed or where do they originate?
  • Characteristic’s  of these cyclones
  • Difference between the two
  • It’s impact on the region

 C.  Clouds and Precipitation

  • Classification of Clouds
  • Condensations and its forms- Dew, Frost, Fog, Smog, Mist and Haze; How are they different from each other?
  • Precipitation
  • Forms of Precipitation – Rainfall, Sleet, Snowfall, Hail
  • Mechanism of Condensation and Precipitation – adiabatic cooling
  • Types of Precipitation – Convectional, Orographic, Cyclonic, Frontal precipitation

SOURCES TO REFER:

  • NCERT – Geography – Class 11 ‘Fundamentals of Physical Geography’
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Chengleong

 

8th August 2015

SUBJECT & TOPIC :

World Geography

A.  Hydrosphere

FOCUS ON:

  • A general idea about configuration of Ocean Floor – Continental Shelf, Slope, Rise, Abyssal Plan, Trenches.
  • Straits and Isthmuses– differences between them; Locate the famous Straits and Isthmuses on Atlas. Example: Strait of Gibraltar, Isthmus of Panama.
  • Fresh water found on the Earth’s surface. Ice caps, Glaciers and ground Water, Lakes, atmosphere
  • Ocean Currents (More Emphasis should be given)
  • Factors influencing the Movement of the Ocean Currents- Planetary Winds, Temperatures, Salinity, Earth’s Rotation, Land mass
  • Types– Warm and Cold Currents
  • What are Warm and Cold Currents, why are they called so?
  • Characteristics of the Currents
  • Identify the Warm and Cold Currents and their direction of flow in Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Example: Peru Cold current, in the Southern Hemisphere flows in the Anti-Clockwise direction
  • How do these currents influence the climate and vegetation across the world?
  • Benefits of these currents, Example: Confluence of Warm and Cold currents is region rich in fisheries. Disadvantages – Example: They make navigation difficult for the sailors

B. World Climatic Types

 FOCUS ON:

  • Have a basic idea about major Climatic Types – Tropical, Desert, Mediterranean, Taiga, Arctic (or Polar type)
  • Distribution or regions found (a general awareness)
  • Climate – temperature, rainfall (not exact numbers, just the range is enough)
  • Natural Vegetation, Forests:
  • Tropical (Forests, Grasslands, Deserts)
  • Mediterranean
  • Temperate ( Forests, Grasslands, Deserts)
  • Polar Tundra
  • Importance of the region and other activities carried out
  • Example: The Arctic or Polar Climate- they are found mainly in the north of the Arctic circle in the Northern Hemisphere. Temperature- ranges from 10 C to -37 C, Winters are long and very severe whereas summers are cool and brief. Precipitation is in the form of snow. Tundra Vegetation. It has gained importance due to discovery of minerals.
  • How do all these phenomenon influence Indian climate and vegetation

Note:

  • For better understanding refer these pages in the ‘The Orient BlackSwan School Atlas’
  • Atlas: Page No. 84 ‘Natural Vegetation’ and Page No. 85 ‘Climatic Regions’

 

SOURCES TO REFER:

  • NCERT – Geography – Class 11 ‘Fundamentals of Physical Geography’
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Chengleong

 

9th August 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.

 

10th August 2015

SUBJECT &TOPIC:

Environment /Ecology – Environmental Legislations- National and International; Sustainable Development

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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