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No Need for Separate Examination for IPS: Government

The government today told the Parliament that a separate examination for recruiting IPS officers was not required as the current practice of recruitment through the Civil services, was fine.        “The UPSC have stated that based on reports of various committees on reforms in the Civil Services Examination, there is

Secularisation and Partition Emergencies Deep Diplomacy in South Asia

Download PDF version This article suggests that the disorder which accompanied Partition, and attempts by India and Pakistan to contain and manage it, generated pressures that led to an (admittedly partial) secularisation of bilateral relations between the two countries. By looking at the evolution of the inter-dominion agreement of 1948

Reassessing Secularism and Secularisation in South Asia

Download PDF version Secularisation, once a key concept in debates about modernisation and modernity, has received very little academic attention over the last half century. In fact, it is often seen as a subset of or engulfed within secularism, which has been central to academic and political debates about democracy,

English Literature Optional Subject Paper 1 & 2 of UPSC Civil Service Mains Exam 2013

INSTRUCTIONS Please read each of the following instructions carefully before attempting questions. There are EIGHT questions divided in Two Sections. Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all. Question no. 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, THREE are to be attempted choosing at least ONE from

Relevant News / Current Affair for UPSC CIvil Service Exam 10-12-2013

Talk of war and peace The denial by Nawaz Sharif of his “fourth war over Kashmir” remark, and his reiteration that problems with India have to be resolved through peaceful methods, came not a moment too soon. The Pakistan Prime Minister had been quoted as saying that “Kashmir is a

Agriculture Current Affair Updates

Weather information, just an SMS away   The new service launched through the farmers’ portal The Agriculture Department has launched SMS service to give instant information to farmers about weather forecasts and agriculture activities such as plant protection measures, fertiliser application and crop insurance. The service has been launched through