Friday, 20 May, 2022
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Topic: UPSC

Not much enthusiasm for Modi govt’s latest IAS lateral entry push, just about 1,200 apply

In the previous round, in 2018, when govt had announced 10 vacancies for the posts of joint secretaries, the UPSC had received 6,077 applications. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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