Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicGovernment jobs

Topic: government jobs

Agnipath only latest example — why govt is no longer keen on recruiting people permanently

Two factors have encouraged governments and associated bodies to move away from hiring permanent employees. One is obviously cost, the other is productivity.

Unemployment and unlimited data pack — UP’s youth are neither angry nor idle

Afternoons are to charge phone batteries, evenings are to play digital games in parks, and nights are to climb rooftops, catch network, and escape into videos and Insta reels.

‘Marks tampering, leaks, confusion’ — series of controversies hits Maharashtra govt job exams

Paper leaks and malpractices in three government recruitment exams in Maharashtra have led to several arrests and a political slugfest. Students, meanwhile, are bearing the brunt.

Failing UPSC Mains sends you back to square one. Replace Prelims with a new exam system

We can make the UPSC less costly and time-consuming. Enter the Civil Services Foundation Exam.

Railways to implement plan to trim staff positions, says move won’t shrink number of jobs

In a letter dated 24 November, the Railway Board has asked general managers of zones across the country to put a freeze on all new posts and surrender 50% of vacancies.

Punjab govt relaxes rules to give jobs to married kin of soldiers killed in Galwan Valley

The state govt chose to make an exception and give jobs to the brothers-in-law of three soldiers, who died fighting Chinese troops and patrolling the LAC.

Govt job aspirants protest delay in results, issuance of admit cards with a trending hashtag

Hashtag #speakupforSSCRaliwaystudents trends on Twitter with over 3 mn posts in support of govt job aspirants protesting delay in SSC CGL results & postponement of RRB NTPC exam.

Cabinet clears National Recruitment Agency to conduct common test for Central govt jobs

The nod to National Recruitment Agency will allow setting up of exam centres in every district to help youth, especially women, from rural and faraway areas, to take recruitment tests.

4% quota announced for Ladakh students in J&K institutes, residents say it’s not enough

In a tweet, Department of Information and Public Relations stated that the announcement was made in a meeting chaired by J&K chief secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam in Srinagar.

How BJP is undoing three decades of Mandal gains and still getting OBC support

The Modi govt wants to include salary earnings to calculate household income to determine the 'creamy layer' among OBCs. If implemented, it will exclude even the lower middle class.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

78% of Indian abortions are outside clinics, even with a good law

Women have, and always will, need abortions. Our job as policymakers and programme implementers is to empower them to do so.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.