FOCUS is Rau’s monthly current affairs magazine of contemporary issues and current affairs analysis. It is not just a compilation of monthly current affairs but a collective effort, by experienced educators, of identifying monthly current affairs from all authentic resources, strictly in sync with the UPSC syllabus, supplementing them with background and current information, analysing the underlying issues and explaining related dimensions and thus producing critical notes for the preparation of UPSC General Studies' syllabus.
The monthly current affairs magazine, Focus, as the name suggests, focuses solely on issues which are relevant to the factual as well as applied aspects of the UPSC General Studies' syllabus. That is how Focus covers all anticipated issues and themes for the upcoming Civil Services Examination (CSE).
MONTHLY CURRENT AFFAIRS
Monthly critical analysis of current and contemporary issues.
APPLIED GS NOTES
For example, every current affairs topic covers the central issue, background or context, problems, solutions, implications and the way forward.
MCQs & DESCRIPTIVE QUESTIONS
UPSC level questions based on current affairs and editorials picked from diverse sources
Nothing exists in vacuum. Every current affair also has a background without which we cannot understand it. Apart, all its dimensions are interconnected, so without understanding all the related information we cannot understand the current affair in its entirety. Focus covers all the monthly current affairs in depth, with proper backgrounds along with all the related dimensions. Its in-depth analysis makes it a one-stop solution for monthly current affairs analysis for the UPSC Civil Services Exam covering every part of the syllabus.
Analysis is always simple. Focus simplifies all the monthly current affairs hence it is always analytical.
It is to-the-point, examination oriented, crisp and lucid
Reading focus in a diligent manner ensures you have all the tools (analysis, facts and knowledge) to crack this UPSC IAS exam.
There are keywords, graphs, maps and mind maps which speak for topics themselves.
The concept of new focus is very helpful for me … especially,
- The way of drafting the issues, connecting it with past current and future aspects of the topic ..
- Inclusion of essay topics ,
- Inclusion of Ethics related moral issues ,
- The additional information provided for any current issue is helping a lot in understanding the issue ,
- The way issues are explained.. history-current scenario – impact – advantages-disadvantages- analysis everything together helps in better understanding,
- Practice questions whether it’s MCQs or Descriptive questions .. they are very helpful in self assessment ,
- Maps and figures are helping in retaining the issue for long . Visualisation helps in keeping the things in mind for long time
- Analysis of relevant articles from various newspapers for our studies are well explained for understanding purpose.
Focus is brought to you by subject specialists from diverse fields of education. They come from prominent institutions and universities – like IIT, TISS, DU, JNU; and possess Masters and PhDs in Social work, International Relations, Public Policy. Some have past work experience in government departments, NGOs, social sector etc.
Focuses and segregates both Factual and Analytical Aspects of current affairs.
Bridges the gap between basic knowledge of the subjects and its application
It provides a conceptual understanding of all events preventing the need for direction less rotting and straining of the memory.
Systematic categorization of current affairs for UPSC – syllabus wise – makes it easier for students to understand the nature of current affairs and its relevancy in UPSC syllabus.
Focus helps its readers develop an impartial orientation towards facts and events with an immaculate approach.
Key words mentioned and mind map approach followed to design topics allow readers to revise monthly current affairs in short span of time.
It provides diverse perspectives on a topic customized for UPSC Civil Services exam. Monthly current affairs are In-depth, thoroughly researched and analysed using C3(core-current-related concepts) approach.
Exhaustive coverage of Authentic sources to compile montly current affairs for UPSC:
Newspapers like The Hindu,
The Indian Express, Live Mint.
Magazines like Yojana, Kurukshthetra,
Science Reporter and EPW
Monthly current affairs analysis is prepared by subject matter specialists.