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UPSC Civil Services Final result 2017 declared – Download PDF

UPSC has declared the Civil Services Exam 2017 Final Result at the official portal upsconline.nic.in on 27 April 2018 evening. Candidates appeared the exam can check their results through the official portal. As per the Civil Services Exam 2017 Final Result, a total of 990 candidates have been recommended for appointment. Anudeep Durishetty, a candidate from Hyderabad, stood the first in the Civil Services Examination, 2017. The main examination was held on 28 October 2017. The examination was conducted to recruit 980 posts of Indian Continue reading →

Today’s News Updates -9.February 2018

Kailash Yatra via Nathu La to resume China has confirmed restarting of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Nathu La pass. Kailash Manasarovar Yatra: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (KMY) is known for its religious importance, cultural significance and arduous nature. The annual pilgrimage holds religious importance for Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. The Yatra is organized by the government of India in close cooperation with the Government of the People’s Republic of China. State Governments of Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Delhi, and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Kumaon Continue reading →

Today’s News Updates – 29 January 2018

Stree Swabhiman Initiative Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has announced an initiative by common services centres (CSCs) on women’s health and hygiene. The initiative is named ‘Stree Swabhiman’. About Stree Swabhiman: ‘Stree Swabhiman’ aims to create a sustainable model for providing adolescent girls and women an access to affordable sanitary products by leveraging CSCs. Under the ‘Stree Swabhiman’ project, sanitary napkin micro manufacturing units are being set up at CSCs across India, particularly those operated by women entrepreneurs. The initiative is driven by awareness Continue reading →

Today’s News Updates – 24 th January 2018

‘Reward Work, Not Wealth’ report A report titled ‘Reward Work, Not Wealth’ has been released by the international rights group Oxfam. The report reveals how the global economy enables wealthy elite to accumulate vast wealth even as hundreds of millions of people struggle to survive on poverty pay. Highlights of the report: The richest 1% in India cornered 73% of the wealth generated in the country last year. Besides, 67 crore Indians comprising the population’s poorest half saw their wealth rise by just 1%. The Continue reading →

Today’s News Updates – 19.January 2018

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) has crossed one crore mark in antenatal check-ups. The programme has been successful in reaching out to the difficult and remote areas of India, since out of the 1 crore checkups across the country, more than 25 lakh check-ups were conducted in high priority districts identified by the Health Ministry for focussed attention. While all States/ UTs have made significant efforts to reach out to pregnant women, Maharashtra has reported the largest number Continue reading →

Today’s News Updates – 18.January 2018

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) NPPA has fixed/revised ceiling prices/retail prices of 33 formulations under Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013. Background: NPPA fixes ceiling price of essential medicines of Schedule I under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order (DPCO) 2013. In respect of medicines that are not under price control, manufacturers are allowed to increase the maximum retail price by 10% annually. The calculation for essential drugs is based on the simple average of all medicines in a particular therapeutic segment with sales of more than Continue reading →

Today’s News Updates – 17.January 2018

Haj subsidy The government has abolished the subsidy being given to Haj pilgrims every year. The government said it will use the subsidy funds to empower the minorities. Background: The policy to support Muslims in making the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, can be traced back to 1932, when the British enacted the Port Haj Committees Act. In the ensuing decades, the Act has undergone numerous changes. And in recent years it has called for significant criticism from various parties. In 2012, a Supreme Continue reading →

Today’s News Updates – 16.January 2018

Purandara Dasa There is much speculation about where Purandara Dasa, regarded as the pitamaha of Carnatic music, was born. Now, an expert committee constituted by Kannada University, Hampi, has come to the conclusion that it was most likely a small village called Kshemapura (now called Keshavapura) at Araga hobli in Tirthahalli taluk of Shivamogga district in Karnataka. The committee has found enough evidence to believe this place, which was a major province of the Vijayanagara empire, was the birthplace of the saint. Background: Till now, Continue reading →

Today’s News Updates – 15.January 2018

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2018 To celebrate the idea of unity in diversity, the Ministry of Culture is organising the 7th edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav. The Mahotsav will cover a profusion of art forms from classical and folk, music and dance, theatre to literature and the visual arts and would offer the chance to experience the best in established and emerging virtuosity. A handloom and handicrafts-utsav is part of the proposed event. The gastronomic culture of several partnering states will be showcased through a food Continue reading →

Today’s News Updates – 13.January 2018

Urban heat island Every winter, the whole of north India is covered by dense fog. But a phenomenon called urban heat island is burning holes in this grey shroud over New Delhi and other cities on the Indo-Gangetic Plain, says a new study. Impacts: The urban heat island effect is so strong in Delhi, the largest city in the region, that it saw 50% less fog than surrounding areas. In Delhi, the heat island effect also appears to be suppressing the very formation of fog. Continue reading →