NASA’s MARS ROVER Perseverance
The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is designed to better understand the geology of Mars and seek signs of ancient life on the planet.
Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) Scheme
The Export Duty Remission and Tax (RoDTEP) is a new scheme that was implemented since 1st January 2020, replacing the former Indian Merchandise Exports (MEIS).
India China relation with respect to Galwan Valley
The Galwan Valley area comes under Sub Sector North (SSN), which lies just to the east of the Siachen glacier and is the only point that provides direct access to Aksai Chin from India.
Even though the IRS offers a better work-life balance, why do people go for hectic jobs like IAS, IFS or IPS?
I would like to answer it because I have seen one of my close friends while serving as an officer of the Indian Revenue Services. He secured his final rank in the 2016, so he has an approximately four years of experience as an IRS officer.
Can I know the ‘question-wise’ marks awarded to me for a paper?
The UPSC evaluation process does not end after initial evaluation by an Examiner. Moderation, wherever applied, is on the total award initially given (the so-called ‘raw marks’) and not on question-wise basis.
Is it likely that my evaluated performance suffers because my answer books were evaluated by a ‘strict’ examiner, while another candidate benefits as his answer books were evaluated by a ‘liberal’ examiner?
No, to achieve uniformity in valuation, where more than one Examiner is involved, the UPSC arranges a meeting of the Head Examiner with the Additional Examiners after the Examination is over.
How To Prepare For Interview (UPSC Personality Test)
Hey, you must have heard a very common saying people often quote, “well begun is half done.” So, a lot of time we begin and we think that 50% is done and the remaining 50% will be done whenever we are free. Well, it’s not done until it is done.
A Bend Is Not An End - Burn Your Towel and Then Throw Your Hat In The Ring
Hi, in my teaching career, I have come across some students, who come to me and say that, ‘Sir this is not possible. I just cannot do it. It’s too much for me.’ Well, I mean, you have got something which is giving you difficulty.
Who is an IAS officer and how can one become a member of this prestigious group?
Indian Administrative Services is the highest service among the All India Services and is the most reputed one. The IAS officers heads all the major departments, autonomous bodies, statutory bodies like and Ministries in India.
What is “UPSC Civil Services Rationalization Plan” of the Central Government?
In an attempt to rationalize the nation’s prestigious Civil Services in the country, Central government is preparing a plan to cut down more than 60 Civil Services to just 3 or 4 categories.
What is the training schedule of an IPS Officer?
The cadre of the Indian Police Service is apprised as the still frame of national law and order. So, the training of the selected IPS officers takes a long time of 3 years.
Can a candidate choose an optional subject, which he has not studied at graduate/post graduate level?
Yes, a candidate can choose an optional subject which he/she did not have as there graduation/ post-graduation subject. However, there are few things that you should keep in mind while figuring your optional.
What happens if a candidate submits multiple online applications to the UPSC?
While an aspirant should avoid submitting more than one online application. In case of doing so, the data provided in the last application (highest RID Number), that was successfully submitted online, is accepted by the Commission.
What are the Cut-off Marks for the compulsory language Papers?
The minimum qualifying standards in each of the two Qualifying Papers i.e. English and Indian Languages (candidates hailing from the States of
Is the Indian language Paper compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim?
The Paper A on Indian Language is not compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.
Can a candidate write the Civil Service (Main) Examination in English and take the interview in Hindi or any other Indian language?
Candidates opting for Indian Language medium for the written part of the Civil Services (Main) Examination may choose either the same Indian Language or English or Hindi as the medium for the interview.
Can a candidate write different papers of Civil Service (Main) Examination in different languages?
No, the Candidates have the option to write their answers either in English or in any one of the Eighth Schedule languages
Aarogya Setu App
Aarogya Setu is the first touch tracing application available in India. It allows users who have come into contact with Covid-19 patients to be notified, traced and backed up.
Peak At The Right Time
Well, we always hear life is SHORT and this gets so much into our mind that we want EVERYTHING to be short. Every target to be short, every problem to be short.
Right to Protest
Public protests are the hallmark of a free and democratic society that is based on the logic that the elected government should take into account the voice of the people and that any decision should only be taken after proper discussion and consultation.