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The Union Public Service Commission headquarters in New Delhi (representational image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

UPSC changed many exam rules in 10 yrs. Now, MPs want to know how they impacted civil service

Rajya Sabha panel says though civil service exam has changed drastically since 2010, no one has studied the effect on aspirants, nature of recruitment and administration in general.
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Rush your review of ‘dying’ civil services so we can trim them, Modi govt tells ministries

Cadre reviews, although routine, are imperative for govt to trim down bureaucracy, remove redundant services, and merge the ones that can be.
Students wait outside an exam centre as they arrive to appear for the NEET exam, in Lucknow, on 13 September 2020 | ANI File Photo

UP govt to provide free coaching classes for NEET, JEE, UPSC exams from 16 February

Aimed at supporting poor students, UP govt says the 'Abhyudaya' coaching centres will provide lectures and study material, which will be made available online too.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

No extra attempt for UPSC aspirants who missed exam in 2020 due to Covid, Centre tells SC

The top court bench posted the plea of a civil services aspirant for hearing on 25 January and asked govt to file an affidavit during the period and serve it to the parties.
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Free Covid vaccines for 3 crore — who all will get vaccines? when will they hit stores?

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

UPSC can avoid merit list row. Separate exams for Services, training-based selection

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla's daughter featured in the second list. Does the UPSC’s policy of declaring results in two instalments benefit reserved categories?
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Selection to UPSC can’t be whimsical, norms need to be followed, says Delhi High Court

Hearing a plea against cancellation of of interviews by the selection committee, the court said state's failure in following discipline can lead to misgovernance.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Supreme Court refuses to postpone civil service exam slated for 4 October

The apex court also refused to consider plea for clubbing the exams of 2020 with next year's saying it will have a cascading effect.
Headquarters of Union Public Service Commission in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint File photo

Why UPSC is insisting on holding civil service exam on 4 October despite aspirants’ protests

Worried about rising Covid-19 numbers, aspirants have filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking a postponement of the exam, but UPSC has cited JEE & NEET exam to stick to the date.
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Attempts being made to project a nationalist channel as anti-national — Sudarshan TV to govt

I&B ministry sent show cause notice to the channel on 23 September, saying its 'UPSC jihad' show violated the programme code. The channel filed a 950-page reply to the notice.

On Camera

Deserted road at Marine drive as Maharashtra govt announced weekend lockdown due to surge in Covid cases in Mumbai on 10 April, 2021 | PTI

Deserted roads bring back nightmare of demand slump for Indian fuel companies

It’s an ominous sign for India, where fuel consumption still hasn’t fully recovered from last year’s national lockdown that saw oil demand fall to the lowest since 2007.

Defence

Representational image. | A file photo of a UPEIDA board meeting. | Photo: Twitter/@upeidaofficial

67 MoUs, 22 deals signed, 17 given land — UP defence corridor project racing after 2 years

Response from foreign manufacturers has been lukewarm. But three big names including Tata Technologies have lined up to invest.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.