Monday, 30 January, 2023

Topic: UPSC

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.

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. 

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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.