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From 2020, the same UPSC exam could get you into IAS as well as BSF

UPSC is working on a proposal to cut down the number of preliminary exams it conducts, with the civil services test for IAS likely to be expanded.
Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

No job crisis? 7,000 apply for 13 Maharashtra Govt waiters’ jobs, 12 graduates selected

The minimum qualification is to have passed 4th standard, but over 7,000 people  — including many graduates — applied for it due to a lack of jobs elsewhere.
Protest march against Railway Recruitment Scam | Twitter

Eye on 2019, Modi turns focus to jobs, to hold second review meeting in 2 months

In the run-up to the 2014 elections, Modi had promised to create 2 crore jobs every year, but critics claim not even a fraction of those have been delivered.
SC refuses to pass interim order on plea on reservation to SC/ST in government jobs | Manisha Mondal/ ThePrint

Supreme Court refuses to pass interim order on reservation for promotions in govt jobs

The top court says a seven-judge constitution bench is needed to consider its 2006 M. Nagraj verdict.
UP Police

Can’t use RTI to know the reason you were rejected, UP Police tells constable aspirants

Over 15 lakh candidates had applied for the 28,915 vacancies announced by the UP Police Recruitment and Promotion Board in 2015.

SC’s interim order on reservation in promotion: Implementable or premature?

The Supreme Court allowed the continuation of existing laws on SC/ST reservations in promotions in government jobs till a constitution bench rules on the same. Experts weigh in.
File photo of Sheikh Hasina

In ending reservation in govt jobs, is Bangladesh being held hostage by its masses?

The decision came in the aftermath of a major, countrywide student agitation demanding reform in the system, with capital Dhaka coming to a near-standstill.

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
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3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.