Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: UPSC

Retd IAS officers aren’t bound by any code of conduct. There should be no room for them in CMO

Gujarat under Narendra Modi started it, India now must end the CMO culture of letting retired IAS officers in.

Shubham Kumar tops UPSC civil services exam 2020, Jagrati Awasthi secures second rank

Ankita Jain got the third rank in the exam. A total of 761 candidates — 545 men and 216 women — cleared the final round of the UPSC.

UPSC allows unmarried women to apply for NDA, naval academy exam after SC verdict

The application window will remain open for women candidates from 24 September to 8 October 6 pm, said an official statement by the UPSC.

Want to crack the IAS entrance exams? Make it happen with the best coaching centres in Delhi

Online coaching for the civil services entrance exam has become popular, especially since the Covid outbreak. Here's a list of the best centres in Delhi.

SC refuses to entertain Mamata govt’s plea to appoint DGP without consulting UPSC

Terming it an 'abuse of process', the apex court listed the matter for October & said if states also start filing matters like this, it'll be difficult for it to hear other matters.

Why the appointment of DGPs has become a tussle between states & UPSC since 2006

In 2006, SC had passed a judgment saying state DGP should be appointed by state govts and UPSC. But since then, states have been trying to avoid involving the UPSC.

Bengal govt moves SC on DGP appointment, says UPSC has no jurisdiction or expertise in it

Wednesday's application comes day after Mamata govt nominated an acting DGP for the state, amid tussle between Bengal and UPSC over the selection of new top cop.

Himachal Pradesh has completed first dose vaccination. Others should emulate, avoid 3rd wave

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Straight from Paatal Lok plot — Delhi constable cracks UPSC in last attempt, joins force as ACP

The success of Firoz Alam, a constable in Delhi Police, is similar to that of the fictional character Imran Ansari in last year's Amazon Prime show Paatal Lok.

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.

On Camera


Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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.