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National Sports Awards - 2014

The Government has announced National Sports Awards for the year 2014.

Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar passes away

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, a world-renowned yoga guru who made yoga accessible to the common people, passed away at the age of 96 at a hospital in Pune.

Muzaffar Ali to get Sadbhavana award

Muzaffar Ali, noted filmmaker and social activist, has been selected for the 22nd edition of Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award

BCCI appoints Ravi Shastri as Team India Director

In response to the Indias disastrous 3-1 Test series defeat against England, the Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI)

Mahela Jayawardene retired from Test Cricket

World class Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene bids dieu from test cricket after an illustrious 17-year test career in a quest to win 2015 World Cup.

Recommended Candidates appearing CS prelims cannot attend FC- DoPT

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in an order issued that candidates who have been allocated IAS, IFS, IPS, and Central Services Group-A
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    How to tackle Reading Comprehension

    The General Studies paper II of CSE constitutes of quantitative aptitude, data interpretation and English language comprehension skills.

    Handle Negative Marking Tactfully

    In a significant change in the pattern of Civil Services Examination (CSE), Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has incorporated negative marking system for objective type questions in Preliminary examination held on May 20, 2007.

    How to handle Prelims GS Paper I

    GS for prelims have always been a nightmare both for the freshers as well as aspirants who have previously appeared and cleared prelims.

    How to Tackle Prelims

    The Preliminary examination is meant to serve as a screening test only.

    Toppers on Personality Test

    Personality test is the final hurdle of the civil services selection process. With the implementation of new Main examination pattern, from 2013 the interview will be of 275 marks.

    INTERVIEW - Long-Term Strategy - There is no Shortcut to Success

    This is an ambiguous and confusing question because normally it has been observed that the candidates begin their interview preparation only after qualifying in the Mains.
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    Consider the following statements regarding Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC):

    1. The Defence Research and Development Organisation has an internal system of communication that acts like a private Internet system.
    2. DESIDOC connects various centres working on crucial defence projects, thus securing them from any kind of hacking or interception.
    3. The Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC) is located in Mumbai.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    (a) 1, 2 only
    (b) 1, 3 only
    (c) 2, 3 only
    (d) 1, 2, 3

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    Who are Yazidis?

    The Yazidis, which translates into worshippers of god, are one of the world s smallest and oldest monotheistic religious minorities.

    Reiters Disease

    Reiters syndrome otherwise known as Reactive arthritis is an auto immune condition.

    Black Box and Air Crash Investigation

    Whenever an aviation disaster happens investigators look for Black Box, as it help in finding the cause of the plane crash.

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    President's Nod To Whistle Blowers Bill

    People who expose corruption in government or irregularities by public functionaries can now be free of any fear of victimization.

    National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility

    The Union Cabinet has approved the National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility that recognizes the need to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities

    National AIDS Control Programme Phase - IV

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a gross budgetary support of Rs. 8632.77 crore
     UPSC Notifications
    Haryana Public Service Commission Preliminary Examination will be held on 3rd August, 2014
    The Haryana Public Service Commission has announced that the Preliminary examination for the posts of HCS (Ex. Br.) & Other Allied Services Exam
    UPSC released Civil Services Examination, 2013 result
    Union Public Service Commission released the list of candidates who have successfully cleared all the three stages - Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test - of Civil Services Examination, 2013.

     Interesting Facts for IAS Exam

    • The kafala system, also known as sponsorship system, is a system used to monitor the construction and domestic migrant laborers in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the small Arab States of the Persian Gulf. All the members of GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) implement the Kafala System. The kafala system makes it difficult for workers to leave in situations where they are underpaid or abused.
    • Each GCC country manages its temporary migrant workforce through the sponsorship or Kafala system. Under this system, a local citizen or local company (the kafeel) must sponsor foreign workers in order for their work visas and residency to be valid. This means that an individuals right to work and legal presence in the host country is dependent on his or her employer, rendering him or her vulnerable to exploitation.
    • In most GCC states, migrants cannot leave or enter the country without their employer s permission.
    • According to sources 2/3 of the GCC s labour force is comprised of migrant workers
    • 600,000+ workers are estimated to be in conditions of forced labour throughout the Middle east
    • 70% + of visas issued by the Saudi government are traded in the black market
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