Category Archives: HPAS Mains

Relevance and role of Intellectual Property Rights, Geographical Indications and Traditional wisdom and knowledge in sustainable development of the State

By | March 30, 2018

BASICS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: Intellectual property (IP) is a collective term used to describe new ideas, inventions, designs,  writings, films, etc. that are protected by copyright, patents, trademarks, industrial designs etc. Every country has a range of laws protecting IP. One of the most considerations is that IP may be stolen if the appropriate steps are not taken… Read More »

Economy of Himachal Pradesh (2017-18)

By | March 15, 2018

The State of Himachal is becoming a vibrant economy of the country due to the steady efforts of the simple and hardworking people of the State and progressive policies of the Central Government. Today Himachal could OJbecome the most prosperous and the fastest growing economy in the country. The economy of the State is expected to achieve a growth… Read More »

Freedom Struggle and Regional Movements in Himachal Pradesh

By | January 29, 2018

Events before 1857 A.D. From the treaty of the Lahore, the Rajas of Hill states became disillusioned with the British because the British did not give them their old estates as per the promise. In the second British-Sikh war (1848 A.D.), the principalities of Kangra hills, accompanied Sikh against the British. The hill principalities of… Read More »

What is Sanad?

By | January 29, 2018

What is Sanad? Sanad or सनद (deed or patent) in British India, a deed granted to the native princely state rulers confirming them in their states, in return of their allegiance. Under the Sanad, the hill chiefs were put under certain obligations in return of their protection. Those obligations were: Hill chiefs were to allow… Read More »

HPAS Main General Studies Paper – 3

By | December 9, 2017

  Time allowed: 3 hours Maximum Marks: 200 Answers to Question No. 1 to 15 should not exceed to 60 words. Briefly explain the salient features of Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003. Explain the role of MGNREGS as an instrument for poverty eradication. Outline the role of WTO as a facilitator for international… Read More »

HPAS Mains General Studies Paper – 2

By | December 7, 2017

Time Allowed: 3 hours Maximum Marks: 200 Total Questions: 28 Note: Words limit for Question 1 to 15 (Maximum 60 words) 1. What are the philosophical moorings of Indian Constitution? 2. What are the discretionary powers of the Governor of a State? 3. What is token cut motion? 4. What are the limitations of Non-Governmental… Read More »

HPAS Mains General Studies Paper – 1

By | December 6, 2017

Time Allowed: 3 hours Maximum Marks: 200 Total Questions: 28 Note: Words limit for Question 1 to 15 (Maximum 60 words) 1. Examine critically the concept of cultural heritage. 2. Why did the congress accept the partition of India? 3. How did the treaty of Versailles (1919) changed the boundaries of countries? 4. What changes… Read More »

Bio Technology Policy of Himachal Pradesh – 2014

By | October 5, 2017

1. Himachal Pradesh towards harnessing the benefits of Biotechnology Biotechnology is a fast developing field with wide applications for all human beings. Biotechnology is formally defined as ”the application of science and technology to living organisms as well as parts, products and models thereof, to alter living or non-living materials for the production of knowledge, goods and services.… Read More »

Temple Styles in Himachal Pradesh

By | August 11, 2017

There are four distinct styles of hill temple architecture throughout the Himachal Pradesh which mark out different eras of spiritual belief and possibly, corroborate the thesis of the infusion of new races with oldest inhabitants. We are taking the style of the roof as the basis of distinction, the four types are: The ‘pent’ roof… Read More »