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.
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.