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UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Prelims Exam 2015: Notification expected by 16 May, 2015

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the date of the commencement of examination of the Civil Services (IAS) Prelims 2015. The date of examination is August 23, 2015 and notification for the same is expected to be established by 16 May, 2015. The civil services exam is conducted at

UPSC CSE Aspirants to be considered only for services they choose:

UPSC Advises candidates to be very careful while indicating preferences New Delhi, Apr 22: Candidates, who qualify the prestigious civil services examination, will be considered only for the central government services they opt for and not others, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said.Citing change in rules, it has

Science & Technology – Bytes (Down To Earth ,Januaryto March )

Antacids weaken bones BE CAREFUL before you take your next antacid. According to a study, antacids make bones weaker. Stomach acid in the gastrointestinal tract helps the intestines absorb and transfer calcium to the skeletal system. But antacids interrupt and even stop the gut from absorbing calcium. This leads to

How power can be cleaned (Energy ,Environment ,Down To Earth )

Coal is an environmentalist’s bugbear. The use of coal to generate energy is the key reason the world is looking at a catastrophic future because of climate change. Recognising this, global civil society has given a rousing call for coal divestment, asking companies, universities and individuals to stop investment in

‘India has not given due attention to food-borne infections’ (Health ,Sci and Tech ,Down to Earth )

Neelam Taneja is a professor at the Department of Medical Microbiology and in-charge of the enteric laboratory at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. In an email interview withMouna Nagaraju, on the occasion of World Health Day 2015, she talks about food-borne and water-borne diseases in India,

National Air Quality Index: A solution with too many problems (Down To Earth )

Due to lack of monitoring and maintenance, most of the authorized centres have failed to record real-time data on air pollution On April 6, 2015, India had launched its first ever National Air Quality Index (NAQI) and acknowledged the problem of its incessantly rising air pollution. This index was launched