UPSC 2013 Prelims (Preliminary) Exam Result And Cut-Off – Stop Worrying

Serious Aspirants are Practicing Answer Writing Here. Why not You? Complete List Of Reference Books For Mains 2013 UPSC CIVIL SERVICES PRELIMINARY EXAM 2013 RESULT (PDF) UPSC INDIAN FOREST SERVICES PRELIMINARY RESULT 2013(PDF) What NEXT? How To Get Over UPSC Prelims Failure? The result of 2012 Preliminary exam was declared on 28th July of that year. In …

American Author Lydia Davis Wins Man Booker International Prize 2013

Lydia Davis Lydia Davis is an American writer who was born in Massachusetts in 1947 and is now a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany, the capital of New York state. She won this year’s Man Booker International prize which is Worth £60,000, the prize is awarded every two years to a living …

U R Ananthamurthy Interview – On Being Shortlisted For Man-Booker Prize

  U R Ananthamurthy Which of your books would you recommend to a reader approaching your work for the first time? Samskara (Samskara: A Rite For A Dead Man) How has your nomination for the Man Booker International prize been received in your home country? That an Indian writer writing in one of the Indian languages, …

I feel sorry for Kapil Sibal and company for their zero-loss theory, CAG Vinod Rai says

I feel sorry for Kapil Sibal and company for their zero-loss theory, CAG Vinod Rai says. None of the 30 Comptroller & Auditor Generals of India before him had created the kind of waves as he did. Vinod Rai threw up gigantic figures of money allegedly stolen from government coffers. In full public glare, he exposed corruption …

UPSC Civil Services Prelims (CSAT) 2012 Official Answer Key Published By UPSC

Official Cut-off of Prelims 2012 As Disclosed By UPSC MARKS OF LAST RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE GENERAL OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3 209 190 185 181 160 164 111 Official Answer Keys – Prelims (UPSC Civil Services 2012) 1)  CSP PAPER-I 2) CSP PAPER-II BOOKS FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAMINATION 1) India 2013 – Publication Division, …

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES (IAS) FINAL RESULT – 2012

Up to 79 Off on Top Magazine Subscriptions – Perfect Deals CLICK THE LINK  UPSC FINAL RESULT 2012 BOOKS FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION 1) India 2013  2) Economic Survey 2012-2013 3) India Since Independence 4) Ideology And Politics in Modern India 5) India‘s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra 6) Pratiyogita Darpan General Studies: …

UPSC Civil Services Examination New Pattern For Mains – Syllabus 2013

See : Strategy For Mains Exam  Cut-off Marks of UPSC Mains+Interview 2012 MARKS OF LAST RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE GENERAL OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3 936 911 870 864 858 942 802 (It means, a guy who scored more than 936 in Mains+Interview got a rank in the final list in the General category) For Prelims Cut-Off …

How Indian Men React When Rapes Occur – A Snippet

Following are the comments made by mostly ‘men’ with pseudonyms reacting to the story of rape perpetrated by two ‘boys’ on an XI class girl. It appeared in Hindustan Times website(02/01/2013). The story is at the bottom. 46 comments Partha • an hour ago and why did she agree to go to their flat………………for chanting …

Nobel Peace Prize 2012 Awarded To The European Union(EU)

The Nobel Prize committee announced that the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Eunion: “for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”. This is akin to pat on its own back, and surely a controversial announcement considering European economy in tatters, and …

Praying For Malala Yousafzai – Modern-day Anne Frank

Pakistani Taliban, in an assassination bid,  have lethally wounded Malala Yousafzai – a 14-year-old rights activist who gained international recognition for her stand against Taliban ban on girls’ education in the Swat Valley, in NW Pakistan. She campaigned through both Pakistani and Western media for allowing girls in the valley to continue education. When she …

Is Civil Society In India Urban-Centric?

The use of phrase ‘civil society’ became quite popular during Anna Hazare led movement against corruption. Until then this phrase was non existent in public discourse. Mainstream media then started assessing the nature of civil society institutions that were involved in this popular agitation. Many branded this movement as middle-class phenomena; urban centric; driven by …

CAG Says His Team’s Findings Are Rational And ‘Undisputable’

It is unfortunate that CAG of India himself has to defend his reports even though no one except politicians doubt their credibility.  Can you imagine Supreme Court Chief Justice publicly defending a judgement by his colleagues or by himself outside the court if there was a criticism directed at that judgement? Now, Vinod Rai has come out …

Women and Child Development Ministry Invites Comments on the Draft National Policy for Children 2012 (download PDF)

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has drafted the National Policy for Children 2012 and is inviting comments from the general public The first National Policy on Children was formulated in 1974. The policy described children as a supremely important asset and made the State responsible for providing them equal opportunities for growth and …

Acceptance Speech by Shri Pranab Mukherjee on his Assumption of office as President of India – Complete Text

Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Shri Hamid Ansari, Smt. Meira Kumar, Shri Justice S.H. Kapadia, Members of Parliament, Your Excellencies, Friends and fellow citizens, I am deeply moved by the high honour you have accorded to me. Such honour exalts the occupant of this office, even as it demands that he rises above personal or partisan interests in the service of the national good. The principal …

Union Cabinet Approves Introduction of the Criminal Law (Amendment ) Bill, 2012 in the Parliament With Provision Of Stringent Punishment For Rape

The Law Commission of India in its 172nd Report on `Review of Rape Laws` as well the National Commission for Women have recommended for stringent punishment for the offence of rape. Taking this into consideration, government had constituted a high powered committee headed by Union Home Secretary, which  examined the recommendations of Law Commission, NCW and …

Disclose civil services prelims marks: HC to UPSC – Hindustan Times

New Delhi, July 15, 2012 The Delhi High Court has directed Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to disclose the marks obtained by candidates in the civil services preliminary examination 2010. A bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw gave the ruling, dismissing UPSC’s appeal against a single judge order to …

National Inland Waterways Of India – Maps and Details

On July 16th Prime Minister’s Office announced that it has formed a committee to study how private investment can be attracted to improve infrastructure in the  inland waterways, which are emerging as cost effective transport routes along some of the important industrial corridors. India is trying to improve their share in national transport. “In several countries, IWT …