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UPSC doesn’t want mandatory aptitude test in civil service exam

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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UPSC wants govt to remove mandatory aptitude test from civil service exam

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) wants the government to do away with the mandatory aptitude test in the civil services exam, which tests candidates’ comprehension, communication and decision-making skills, reports Sanya Dhingra.

Modi isn’t about to change India into national security state like Pakistan & bankrupt it

The expectations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would dramatically raise defence budget were misplaced and unfair. A robust strategic posture doesn’t mean Modi is a reckless militarist, writes Shekhar Gupta.

Ravi Shastri targeted again, liquor bottle with him in viral photo is fake

Tweets and photographs of the Indian cricket team have taken social media by storm. Among these is a photograph doing the rounds on Twitter featuring coach Ravi Shastri sitting with the team. At first glance, nothing appears to be amiss with the photograph, but a closer look reveals a bottle of alcohol placed next to the coach’s leg and under his seat, reports Simrin Sirur.

Sweet Dreams: What Subramanian Swamy said to Nirmala Sitharaman after budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden budget has come under criticism from within the BJP itself. In a calibrated attack on Twitter, BJP’s Subramanian Swamy picked holes in the budget by quoting paragraphs with comments like “Hare Ram” and “Sweet dreams”, reports Pragya Kaushika.

Modi govt wants more Muslims in IAS & IPS, raises budget for free UPSC coaching

The Narendra Modi-led BJP government has substantially increased budget allocation for minority community candidates appearing in the UPSC exam even as it made marginal cuts on educational grant for minorities, reports Sanya Dhingra.

Why India’s opposition parties don’t have good orators

With a dearth of good orators, the opposition has lost the attention of the Indian voters. Mahua Moitra has at least captured the English audience’s attention. The BJP clearly feels threatened enough by it to go on a smear campaign against her, writes Shivam Vij.

Army chief’s new experiment — Major General is CEO of AK-203 rifle factory in Amethi

The central government has appointed a Major General of the Indian Army as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Korwa Ordnance Factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi district, which will manufacture AK-203 assault rifles for the military under an Indo-Russia joint venture, reports Snehesh Alex Philip.

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  1. The print publish some good positive news we don’t care us not provide forF 16 let them sale it to Pakistan useless country and hope less people us deliberate not showing use of F-16 by pak against India

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