Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicIndian foreign service

Topic: indian foreign service

Govt owes Indians an explanation. Or its gag order & pension rule can be seen as blackmail

Retired officials’ freedom of expression has been threatened by empowering the government to withhold pension even before 'guilt' is established.

K Shankar Bajpai, India’s former envoy to US, China and Pakistan, dies at 92

Former IFS officer K Shankar Bajpai was born into a family of diplomats, and after serving the country, went on to become a noted academic.

India wants to be Vishwa Guru but IFS gets too few diplomats to take us there

Only 24 officers were recruited to the IFS in this year’s UPSC exam, and officials and former diplomats say there’s a host of reasons why.

50% IAS, IFS recruits are children of govt servants. But this is a story of their merit

Of the civil servants who have taken the foundation course at LBSNAA since 2014, at least 50% come from families with a govt service background, data shows.

How capable is India’s foreign policy — IFS officers cover the base but MEA needs fixing

India is relatively strong at the level of individual competence but weak at the organisational and systemic levels.

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Gautam Adani’s food venture Adani Wilmar is best-performing IPO in Asia

The food company has almost tripled since its debut and outperformed 121 Asian initial public offerings worth over $100 million this year.


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Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting an infiltration into J&K's Keran sector from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.