Art and culture very important for UPSC: Devdutt Pattanaik pens book for Pearson India’s UPSC prep set

Art and culture very important for UPSC: Devdutt Pattanaik pens book for Pearson India’s UPSC prep set

Along with the new titles, Pearson India is offering an app (android and iOS) that will provide a blended learning experience to students and brings the learning content in a bite-size format. Pearson India has partnered with authors and experts like Devdutt Pattanaik, Sriram Srirangam and Rohit Deo Jha for books and app-based materials for UPSC aspirants. Authored by Devdutt Pattanaik, Indian Culture, Art and Heritage, shows how the amalgamation of three components – culture, art and heritage – have created,…

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UPSC Recruitment 2021: Commission postpones process to fill 363 vacant principal posts due to COVID-19 surge

The commission was seeking to recruit principals in the Directorate of Education, Education Department, Government of NCT of Delhi The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has postponed the recruitment process to fill 363 vacancies for the post of principal in the Directorate of Education, Education Department, Government of NCT of Delhi, due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country. The notification was released on 24 April on the official website upsconline.nic.in. The notification reads, “Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the…

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UPSC postpones civil services prelims 2021 exam to October 10 due to COVID spike

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Thursday announced its decision to postpone the June 27 civil services preliminary examination amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Thursday announced its decision to postpone the June 27 civil services preliminary examination amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. The exam will now be held on October 10, reported news agency PTI.  “Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Union Public…

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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. New Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has pulled up all cadre controlling authorities (CCAs) — ministries that are responsible for managing the cadres of different services like the IPS, IFS, IRS, etc — for not carrying out cadre reviews, which would allow the government to undertake changes like doing away with ‘dying’ services, introducing new posts…

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Need To Increase Age Limit For Government Jobs Due To Lockdown Does Not Arise: Centre

The need for increasing the maximum age limit for recruitment to various categories of posts under the Central Government, due to the pandemic and lockdown in the country, does not arise, the Rajya Sabha was informed on 25th March 2021. The need for increasing the maximum age limit for recruitment to various categories of posts under the Central Government, due to the pandemic and lockdown in the country, does not arise, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. Replying to a question…

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Increase In Recruitment Of IPS Officers From 150 To 200 From Civil Services Exam 2020: Centre

The number of recruitment of Indian Police Service officers has been increased from 150 to 200 from civil services exam (CSE) 2020, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. “For IAS, as per the recommendations of the Baswan Committee and with the approval of the competent authority, 180 IAS officers are recruited through CSE each year since CSE-2012,” Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply. For IPS, 150 officers have been recruited through CSE each year…

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NITI Aayog’s draft national policy on migrant workers

1. NITI Aayog’s draft national policy on migrant workers – Relevant for Mains GS 2 Governance What is the news ? NITI Aayog, along with a working subgroup of officials and members of civil society, has prepared a draft national migrant labour policy. What is in the draft? A rights-based approach The draft describes two approaches to policy design: one focussed on cash transfers, special quotas, and reservations; the other which “enhances the agency and capability of the community and thereby…

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UPSC is more about conceptual clarity than just mugging up!

UPSC is considered to be the toughest yet one of the most valuable examinations in the country. Several lakhs of candidates fill out the application for different examinations conducted under UPSC and compete for just 1000-1100 vacancies. Being such a popular examination and due to the recent changes made in the exam pattern, the fear of not being able to crack the UPSC in various attempts is higher than any other examinations.  While getting into the Union civil services, particularly…

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“Whether Deadline To Upload EWS Certificates For Civil Service Exams Can Be Extended’: Supreme Court Issues Notice On UPSC’s Plea”

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice on the Special Leave Petitions pertaining to whether the deadline to upload the certificates to avail reservation under Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) for the UPSC exams can be extended. A Bench comprising Justices Rohinton F. Nariman, Hemant Gupta and BR Gavai heard the matter and proceeded to issue notice on the SLPs as well as on the prayer for interim relief, returnable in three weeks. The Respondents have been directed to file a…

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UPSC exam: Candidates who missed last attempt in 2020 due to Covid will get another chance

The Centre will give an extra chance to aspirants who had their last attempt for the Civil Services exam last year but could not appear for the exam owing to the pandemic The Central Government on Friday agreed to give an extra chance to UPSC CSE Prelims candidates who had their last attempt for the Civil Services exam in 2020 but could not appear for the exam owing to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Supreme Court was hearing a plea today by…

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UPSC: SC Takes Note of Centre’s No to Granting Age Relaxation for Civil Service Aspirants

The Centre had on February 5 told the Supreme court that it was agreeable to give an extra chance as a one-time relaxation to those civil service aspirants, who had appeared in their last attempt in the 2020 exam and are otherwise not age-barred. New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday took note of Centre’s stand that it was against granting one-time relaxation on age limit to UPSC civil service aspirants including those who exhausted their last attempt in 2020 exam amid…

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UPSC Civil Services Exam: Important Points For Candidates

The notification of the Civil Services exam 2021 is expected to be available on February 10. The notification will be released on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), upsc.gov.in. New Delhi:  The notification of the Civil Services exam 2021 is expected to be available on February 10. The notification will be released on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), upsc.gov.in. The exam is held for selection to Indian Administrative Services, Indian Forest Service and other…

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UPSC CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM 2021 HEADING FOR STIFF COMPETITION THIS YEAR

New Delhi [India], January 11 (ANI/SRV Media): Clearing the Union Public Service Commission (USPC) Prelims might be difficult due to enhanced competition this year, courtesy the COVID-19 and resultant lockdown in the country. Due to the loss of jobs during lockdown, the craze for government jobs particularly the UPSC Civil Services has increased among the youth. Even those who are working from home in the private sector have also been inclined towards Civil Services as there is more job security…

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