Friday, 3 February, 2023

Topic: IAS

Statue of Unity is central to IAS officers for Modi’s Aarambh course

Patel integrated all the 562 princely states and laid the foundations of a strong civil service structure. All fresh entrants must take their inspiration from his works.

Who’s the most influential official in UP? Meet the key players in revamped Team Yogi

Focus of CM Adityanath's second term is on achieving 'double engine growth' through welfare measures & tough policing. A look at some of the top officers who form his core team.

‘Action will be taken,’ says Nitish Kumar at IAS officer over ‘condom’ remark at schoolgirls

IAS officer Harjot Kaur Bumrah has been slapped with a notice for her 'insensitive' conduct at a state-level workshop organised in collaboration with UNICEF for school girls.

Our take on Azad’s Congress exit, revision of J&K electoral rolls, SC on Pegasus—in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Lateral entry in India’s bureaucracy the right step. IAS rusting for lack of competition

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

From ‘stooge’ cry to Har Ghar Tiranga advocate — IAS officer Shah Faesal reinstated by Modi govt

Faesal had resigned as an IAS officer in January 2019 to protest against ‘marginalisation of Indian Muslims’. He then started his own party, only to leave politics in August 2020.

Modi govt takes IAS promotions to next level—Additional, Joint Secretary now come closer

Under the new system, even though the undersecretary will be promoted to a deputy secretary and then to a director, the function will remain the same.

Annual IAS intake to go on at 180, inducting more will compromise quality — govt to Parliament

State-wise data tabled in Rajya Sabha Thursday says India facing a crunch of 1,472 IAS officers across states, which is close to 22 per cent of sanctioned strength.

For IAS exams, it’s important to know what not to study. Working like a donkey won’t help

In ‘Win All Your Battles,’ Vishwas Nagre Patil writes about what it takes to become an IPS officer.

180 in 2013, 180 now — Modi govt’s IAS intake remains constant despite crunch

Latest UPSC results show that total intake of recruits in civil services has gone down to 749 in 2021, from 1,228 in 2013.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.