Will Centre Lower Age Limit For UPSC Civil Service Exam?

Today’s The Hindu Newspaper (18-11-2014) had an important news in the front page which made lakhs of Civil Services aspirants panic. It was regarding lowering the age limit for the UPSC Civil Services Exam. The news article ‘Centre to lower age limit for civil service aspirants‘, was based on the …

Modern Slavery and Global Slavery Index: Findings on India

Modern slavery involves one person possessing or controlling another person in such as a way as to significantly deprive that person of their individual liberty, with the intention of exploiting that person through their use, management, profit, transfer or disposal. Modern slavery contributes to the production of at least 122 goods …

Functions of an IAS Officer

We covered ‘Role of Civil Services in a Democracy‘ in our last post. Hope the overview is now clear. Civil Servants being permanent executives, they advise political executives. They also assist the ministers to formulate and execute policies. In this post, we shall see in particular the functions of an …

Role of Civil Services in a Democracy

Indian state has three typical branches – Executive, Legislature and Judiciary. Executive is responsible to Legislature while Legislature is responsible to people. By Executive here we meant Political Executive – the ministers. Political executives are not permanent, and in Indian scenario, since the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies are …

Fall of the Berlin Wall – 1989

The Berlin Wall was a barrier that existed from 1961 through 1989, constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany). Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) is a major event in European History. The policies of restructuring and openness initiated by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev paved way for the …

National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP)

The National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP) was launched by the Government of India in August 2008, aimed to modernize management of land records, minimize scope of land/property disputes, enhance transparency in the land records maintenance system, and facilitate moving eventually towards guaranteed conclusive titles to immovable properties in the …

Ebola Virus Disease – A Challenge to India

Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. The Ebola virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. There are …

Distribution of Major Industries : Location Factors

Just like all vegetation cannot be seen all over the world, industries too are not seen every where. Certain industries have affinity towards particular locations. Of-course, availability of raw material is one of the major reasons, but that is not the sole determinant. This post explores the distribution of major industries …

WTO, Trade Facilitation Agreement and Indian Stand

India and WTO is an important topic for Civil Services Exam, especially UPSC Mains. In 2013, there was a question for mains – “Food security bill is expected to eliminate hunger and malnutrition in India. Critically discuss various apprehensions in its effective implementation along with the concerns it has generated …

DAF (Detailed Application Form) for Civil Services Mains 2014 Available in UPSC Website

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Mains 2014 aspirants can fill the Detailed Application Form (DAF) from today, 28th Oct 2014. The last date to register online for the Civil Services mains examination is November 11, 2014. The timetable for the Civil Services Mains 2014 is already available on …