The Preparation

This post is regarding my restarting and refueling my  civil services preparation.

Analysis of my present scenario:

I have been reading history, polity, economy and geography from NCERT previously which I enjoyed to read. But the problem with that is, in the new books the topics run like stories which gave me a good memory of stories but not the details. I have tried to solve some questions from the question bank, I could not remember the details for any of the question though I could easily tell the context in which the question is being asked. And i am getting just below average in insightsonindia tests where as my aim to qualify for prelims and to  get a chance to write mains stars with getting atleast 150 in these tests.

What to do and What not to do

According to the analysis given above, to qualify prelims I need to fill in the knowledge gaps…to do that I will complete question bank and analyse insights test series. For the current events I will follow insights and only insights for reading and writing practice and for some of the theory I will follow Mr. Mrunal bhayya…


I need to make a timetable and follow it strictly to not become too complacent in the preparation


The Risk

Oh an I forgot to mention about my finances during the period of my civils preparation. I, being the most stupidly confident am trying to make a living earning money through stock exchange. ….Yeah I know……I have only started trading 4 months ago….. and feeling as I mentioned above stupidly confident as having almost the same knowledge about trading as Jhunjhunwal or Buffet.   Well I do have some savings…..and I did earn 10% of my investment in 3 months…

I want to do some day trading too that is 1% of my investment every month i will try day trading…….Will first look at how the day trading is done virtually so that i would not loose all the money………..

GOOOOODDDDD give me some luck in both my endeavors….

The Decision

After profound thought and days of “thinking it through” I have decided to quit my phd and enter full time into preparing for civil services. Many doubts in my mind…

  • Is it the right age….Am I too old to take a risk
  • Am I loosing a good oppurtunity
  • How would my Guide feel
  • Should I tell my parents about this, I did tell my beautiful girlfriend
  • I know most people will say this is a stupid decision, but only they don’t know how I feel about doing something I didn’t like….In my defence I have tried to sail through the ocean of life on two boats Ph.D and Civils…. I gave on one ship.

From today I will write a blog on what I am thinking about issues and posts regarding civil services preparation…..

SSSsssshhh….please don’t tell anyone…..


Heuristic computation of correlations of higher order divisor functions — What’s new

This is a postscript to the previous blog post which was concerned with obtaining heuristic asymptotic predictions for the correlation for the divisor function , in particular recovering the calculation of Ingham that obtained the asymptotic when was fixed and non-zero and went to infinity. It is natural to consider the more general […]

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India is a country with rich natural heritage. The country has three biodiversity hotspots. (Western ghats, himalayas and Indo-burma region). The endemic species in the regions are protect by different conventions and wildlife laws. India is a signatory in CBD. So the laws made are in accord with CBD.
Convention on Biological diversity
The laws in India protect these areas, India is one of the countries that signed CBD(convention on biological diversity), whose objective is to enable countries to develop national strategies for the conservation of biological diversity. At present Nagoya protocol is adopted by CoP of CBD. This convention is a multilateral treaty and was opened at Rio Earth summit.
EnB Timeline Chart by Mrunal
Picture credit :: The one and only Mrunal bhai
Salient features of this convention are
  • The agreement covers all ecosystems, species and genetic resources.
  • Links traditional conservation efforts to the economic goal of using biological resources sustainability
  • In view of rapidly expanding biotechnology, Cartagena protocol on biosaftey   ( bio-safety protocol)addressing technology development and transfer and other  bio-safety issues.
  • The most discussed, sharing in fair and equitable way.
The governing body of this convention is CoP consisting of all governments that have ratified this treaty.
Indian makes laws to protect the rich biodiversity of the country. As per these laws, India has designated protected areas  in the country, as designated by IUCN.
  • National parks(120 national parks IUCN category II)
  • Wildlife sanctuaries(IUCN category IV, 500 animal sanctuaries 48 tiger reserves, project tiger, latest tiger reserve rajaji national park)
  • Biosphere reserves(IUCN category V )
  • Reserved and protected areas
  • conservation reserves and community reserves
  • private protected areas
  • conservation areas
The above are the protected areas in the country.