Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Topic: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Multiple attempts waste productive yrs of aspirants. Pick subjects you like: Ex-UPSC chairman

It has been observed that job seekers with expertise in some subjects or trades face exams with far more confidence than those who bank solely on clearing the competition tests.

Preparing for UPSC tests? Here are the best coaching centres in Mumbai to help you succeed

If your dream job is an IAS or IPS, then these tutorials in Mumbai are your best bet to crack the entrance examinations.

SubscriberWrites: How UPSC prelims exam strives for level playing field but ends up a ‘convoluted mess’

The exam has nothing to do with assessing the governance potential of a candidate, but rather of memorizing disjointed facts, states, Srimant Mishra.

UPSC postpones civil services prelims exams from 27 June to 10 October

The Union Public Service Commission deferred the exams in view of the prevailing conditions caused due to Covid.

UPSC, SSC, Railways, Banking — Recruitment for govt jobs shows massive dip in last 5 years

The Modi govt has advertised 10% fewer jobs for the civil services this year, a trend that is replicated in SSC, banking and railway recruitments.

How UPSC ‘reserve list’ helps SC/ST candidates & why it’s not a ‘backdoor entry’ for IAS

The reserve list has always courted controversies, with the latest coming after Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla’s daughter, Anjali, cracking the 2019 exam.

Modi govt gives lateral entry a fresh push, wants to recruit 30 senior officers

Govt has advertised 30 posts through lateral entry at the level of joint secretaries and directors in ministries, PSUs and departments.

Engineers still account for 60% of new civil servants, despite UPSC’s attempts at diversity

UPSC uses a secret formula to ‘normalise’ scores in optional subjects, as there’s a gap between humanities marks and that in a technical subject like maths.

Sudarshan TV’s ‘UPSC jihad’ show violated programme code under Cable TV Act, Centre tells SC

A show-cause notice has been sent to Sudarshan TV and it has been asked to reply by 28 September regarding violation of programme code, central govt tells Supreme Court.

Lateral entry experts have ‘become like any IAS officer’ a year into recruitment

Modi govt hasn’t made any civil services recruitment though lateral entry since last year. Stakeholders say ‘domain experts’ hired have been subsumed by the system.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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