Daily Archives: January 30, 2015


Understanding Buddhism for GS Prelims

Buddhism has been a favourite topic for UPSC to frame at least one question in the preliminary examination every year. Here we will look to understand the basic concepts, terms and philosophy related to Buddhism that will enable us to answer those questions.   What/Who is/was Buddha ? Siddharta ( family name Gautama ) founded Buddhism. He was given the title of “Buddha”. Buddha means one who has woken up to reality i.e enlightened. So, rather than a single person, Buddha is a title that… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 3

1. The powers of Attorney General of India includes 1. right to speak in Parliament 2. right to vote in Parliament 3. right to become member of Parliamentary committees Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 and 2 b) 1 and 3 c) only 1 d) 1,2 and 3 2. Which of the following actions can the President perform on a money bill presented to him/her ? 1. pass it 2. reject it 3. return it once, but if it comes… Continue Reading »