Tag Archives: General Studies

Solved Paper HPAS Prelims 2022 – [Part-1]

By | October 22, 2022

1. Given below are two statements : Statement I: According to a World Bank working paper, extreme poverty in India dropped to 10.2% in the pre-Covid year of 2019 from as much as 22.5% in 2011. Statement II: The paper uses the Consumer Pyramids Household Survey (CPHS) to provide estimates of how poverty and inequality in… Read More »

Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Profile of Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | May 29, 2020

Hazard Vulnerability of Himachal Pradesh The state of Himachal is prone to various hazards both natural and manmade. Main hazards consist of earthquakes, landslides, flash floods, snowstorms and avalanches, draughts, dam failures, fires – domestic and wild, accidents – road, rail, air, stampedes, boat capsizing, biological, industrial and hazardous chemicals, etc. The hazard which, however,… Read More »

Reet/Rit System in Himachal Pradesh – HPAS Mains

By | May 22, 2020

In the Shimla Hill States and many adjoining countries such as Mandi, Kullu and Kangra, an obnoxious custom namely Reet was prevalent since time immemorial. Definition of Reet Marriage:  It is difficult to give any precise definition of Reet. To some it was a form of marriage but to others, it was the payment usually… Read More »