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IFoS 2014 Mains GK paper

Analysis of IFoS Mains GK paper 2013 paper 2014 Each question worth 8 marks. 12.5 marks 40 marks each from History, polity, environment cum geography. 50 each from those section Person in news question asked Not asked. Polity had mix of theory + current e.g. SC guidelines on acid attacks.

Sri Lanka president pardons 5 Indian fishermen on death row

(Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s president on Wednesday pardoned five Indian fishermen who had been sentenced to death for drug trafficking, a move likely to reduce tensions with India. The death penalty triggered a diplomatic row between the island nation and its huge neighbour, as the fishermen had denied the charges

Good news , govt dumped the proposal of reducing the upper age in upsc

The Narendra Modi government declared on Tuesday it was not considering any proposal to reduce the age limit of civil service aspirants in an announcement that effectively buried the UPA’s last-minute decision to bring down the upper age limit by four years. The announcement came against the backdrop of newsreports that suggested

Regarding the News about Age and Attempts Reduction for Civil Services Aspirants :

On April 28th, 2014 a document related to decisions taken by the Government on Second Administrative Reforms Commission’s recommendations, was uploaded on the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) website (It’s a department under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions which is headed by the Prime

Cricket, curry and commerce: India and Australia begin to celebrate things in common as Modi wins heart there

India and Australia share much in common as vibrant, functioning, multicultural democracies. Additionally, curry and cricket seem to have facilitated a better bond between the two countries!Melbourne alone is said to have over 500 Indian restaurants. Butter chicken curry is part of the standard buffet spread on numerous tourist cruise

Revenge isn’t sweet Death Sentece Editorial , Important For Essay

The question of abolishing the death penalty in India has become imminent due to several pending executions of convicts. The last execution was in February 2013, when Afzal Guru, a conspirator in the Parliament attack case, was suddenly hanged in callous secrecy after he awaited his execution for over five

G20 to set up Global Infrastructure Hub

The G20 leaders on Sunday decided to set up a Global Infrastructure Hub to help reduce barriers to investment and improve information sharing for channelising funds into the sector. Located in Sydney, the Hub will contribute to developing a knowledge-sharing platform and network between governments, the private sector, development banks

A new template for media regulation – 1(hindu)

The news media sector, as an industry, has an unenviable record of squandering opportunities to put in place a regulatory framework that simultaneously guards the freedom of expression and ensures the ethical behaviour of media organisations. Lord Justice Leveson gave an excellent template for the U.K. media. Instead of grabbing