Everything you need to know about Union Public Service Commissio: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Union Public Service Commissio: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor asserts that he "completely" supports his home team Mumbai Indians in the sixth edition of Indian Premier League.
Baku, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Azerbaijan will join neither NATO nor the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), but is prepared to cooperate with both, a presidential aide said.
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Despite having gone down to the Mumbai Indians in a nerve-wracking IPL playoff, Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid lauded his teammates for splendidly rising up to challenges both on and off the field, and said it has been a "pleasure to lead this team".
Kabul (Afghanistan), May 24 (ANI): At least three explosions were reported from an area close to the Indian Embassy here on Friday, though there was no information of human casualties, if any.
Washington, May 24 (ANI): An anti-cancer drug has been found to reverse memory deficits in mice suffering from Alzheimer's.
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Schools should play a primary role to ensure that all students get opportunities to have at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity daily, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
Johannesburg, May 24 (ANI): The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has announced new anti-doping initiatives including the launch of a research study retrospectively measuring the steroid profiles of nearly 900 players who have participated in UEFA competitions since 2008.
Johannesburg, May 24 (ANI): The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is set to impose a minimum ban of 10 matches for players and officials found guilty of racist offences in European club matches or internationals under tougher disciplinary regulations approved by their executive committee.
Brussels, May 24 (IANS/EFE) The European Commission said Thursday that it is working on a proposal to require corporate giants with operations in the European Union to publicly report profits, taxes paid and subsidies received on a country-by-country basis.
New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): The Cabinet has approved the proposal for creation of 20,751 additional posts in the Income Tax Department in various cadres.
New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has approved the special recruitment drive to fill up the backlog in reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
Washington, May 24 (ANI) Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, currently visiting the United States of America (USA), met senior Government functionaries including Secretary for Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Muller.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Cabinet Thursday approved creation of 20,751 additional posts in the Income Tax department, at a cost of Rs.449.71 crore, to help it collect increased revenue and provide better services to tax payers, an official statement said.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Thursday congratulated Arunima Sinha for climbing the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor has cleared the air about his forthcoming release "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" (YJHD), being preceived as "unethical", and said films are made to entertain people, not to spoil the society.
London, May 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday chaired crisis talks following a terror attack here that left a soldier dead.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Shashi Kant Sharma, a Bihar cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was Thursday sworn-in the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), the government's official auditor.
New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari will visit Ethiopia to attend the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Organisation of African Unity/African Union (AU) on May 25.
London, May 23 (ANI): Pakistan has been viewed as one of the most negative countries in the world in a new poll.
London, May 23 (ANI): Worldwide popularity of India has fallen sharply over the last year, a new poll has found.
Washington, May 23 (IANS/EFE) The tornado that killed 24 people and injured more than 200 others in Moore, Oklahoma, could have done more than $2 billion worth of damage, officials said Wednesday.
Beijing, May 23 (IANS/EFE) Thirteen people were arrested after taking part in a protest demanding transparency in the investigation of the mysterious death of a 22-year-old woman near a Beijing market, Chinese police said Wednesday.
Brussels, May 23 (IANS/EFE) The heads of state and government of the European Union held a summit Wednesday in an effort to make more progress in fighting tax evasion and tax fraud.
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A new study has found that widely-used fish oil supplements modestly increase amounts of a hormone that is associated with lower risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Washington, May 22 (ANI): The amount of energy the killer tornado that hit US state of Oklahoma had dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that levelled Hiroshima.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has won the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award for his mass contact programme initiative, an official release said Wednesday.
Geneva, May 22 (ANI): Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad met US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius here yesterday to discuss matters relating to bilateral cooperation covered under the Indo-US Health Initiative launched in 2010.
London, May 22 (ANI): The Duchess of Cambridge has been branded Britain's "Queen Wag" by an outspoken author in her new book.
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) China is likely to make a substantive move this year toward initiating an anti-dumping investigation into wine imported from the eurozone, according to Xinhua .
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): A planned initial public offering of Vodafone Group Plc's Indian unit is unlikely this year, says the unit's Chief Executive Marten Pieters in New Delhi.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma will be the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, replacing Vinod Rai, who retires May 22, the government announced Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India and Switzerland have firmed up their cooperation in healthcare and would soon ink an agreement on cooperation on non-communicable diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): American singer Mary J. Blige has been slapped with a 3.4-million-dollar bill by Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai, who demits office Wednesday, will be remembered for turning the statutory body into a pugnacious watchdog of good governance and administrative integrity at a time when India is experiencing the need for greater transparency and a rebalancing of power that has tilted over the years towards the executive.
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Asserting that India is a complete film making destination Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi has offered wide opportunities to foreign film producers in the country.
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has favoured mergers in the banking industry so that India can have two-three global sized banks.
Moscow, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will need three to five years to exit stagnation and build an efficient economy, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin has said.
Moscow, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A retired US diplomat and expert on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has been banned from entering Russia.
Barcelona, May 20 (IANS) Scientists have shed light on how stress at work affects the heart, says a study.
London, May 20 (ANI): The Crown Prosecution Service has said that the former Bury Football Club manager Neville Neville, 63, will be charged with allegations of sexual assault following a review of evidence gathered during a complaint by a 46-year-old woman about the attack in Bury in March.
Moscow, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ryan Fogle, the man Russia's security services claimed to have captured last week as he tried to recruit a Russian to spy for the US, left Moscow Sunday, a media report said.
Moscow, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Public Television, which will be governed by the public rather than by the state or the channel owners and which will not run any commercials, Sunday started its broadcast. It offers viewers news, films, entertainment and cognitive programmes.
Los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) Actress Rooney Mara has been named the new face of American designer brand Calvin Klein's new perfume.
Bhubaneshwar , May 18 (ANI): The Information and Broadcasting Minister , Manish Tewari, has blamed the opposition for the Governments inability to pass the Food Security Bill, which would have helped the country's poor. He was speaking during his visit to Odisha.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The negative outlook affirmation by S and P for India's BBB- status is unfortunate, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has said.
No matter what cosmetic gloss (or acne ointment) is put on the recent stand-off between the Indian border police and the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA), India is perceived as having come off second best in test of wiils, as the Chinese intruded across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, and camped in 'Indian territory' for 20 days. As a regional power of substance, with robust armed forces and a nuclear arsenal, India has available the full spectrum of policy options, ranging from war to capitulation.
Beijing, May 17 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang will pay an official visit to Zimbabwe and attend a special summit of the African Union in Ethiopia from May 21 to 25, reported Xinhua.
Washington, May 17 (IANS) Expected to be the hardest, polio eradication was made possible in India thanks to social mobilisation and mapping of houses refusing the vaccine, according to Microsoft's Bill Gates.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Friday lauded Border Security Force (BSF) personnel for guarding areas prone to infiltration and said more facilities would be provided to the troopers deputed on the border-posts.
London, May 17 (ANI): British MPs have branded Google 'devious, calculating and unethical', accusing the search giant of deliberately subverting its motto, 'don't be evil', in order to pay less tax.
Singapore, May 17 (IANS) Singapore's non-oil domestic exports, a key gauge of the trade hub's export performance, fell by 1 percent year-on-year in April, trade promotion agency International Enterprise Singapore said Friday.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): The US Government gave witness protection to known and suspected terrorists and the country's Marshals Service even lost track of two of those people, according to a report.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Spanish researchers have studied how job stress affects cardiovascular health.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): The Kepler space telescope - NASA's primary instrument for detecting planets beyond our solar system-had suffered a critical failure and could soon be shut down permanently, the agency's officials announced Wednesday, May 15.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has given its approval for increase in the present income criterion of Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country to Rs. 6 lakh per annum.
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The alleged CIA operative who was attempting to recruit a Russian security services officer was detained by that officer himself, a Federal Security Service (FSB) representative said.
London, May 16 (ANI): President Barack Obama has announced the head of the US tax agency has resigned after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Lieutenant General (retd) Nirbhay Sharma, one of the most decorated field commanders of the Indian Army, has been appointed governor of Arunachal Pradesh, an official statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan said Thursday.
Bhopal, May 16 (ANI): The Madhya Pradesh Government's Cottage and Village Industry Department has bagged United Nations Public Service Award for year 2013.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Lt. Gen. (Retired) Nirbhay Sharma as the next Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
Accra, May 16 (IANS) The headline year-on-year consumer inflation rate again went up slightly to 10.6 percent in Ghana in April, compared with the previous month's 10.4 percent, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) announced here.
Washington, May 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said that the acting commissioner of Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is at the centre of a scandal that subjects conservative groups to extra scrutiny, has resigned and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has accepted it.
Brussels, May 16 (IANS/EFE) The Eurozone's gross domestic product contracted 0.20 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the prior three-month period, while the European Union's GDP declined 0.10 percent during the January-March period, Eurostat said Wednesday.
Brussels, May 16 (IANS/EFE) Spain achieved in March its first monthly trade surplus since records have been kept, the country's economy minister said here.
Moscow, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The detention of an alleged CIA agent in Moscow by Russian counter-intelligence will not threaten relations between Russia and the US, "the world's two largest nuclear superpowers", a Russian senator said.
Brussels, May 15 (IANS) The European Commission (EC) has decided to launch an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation into mobile telecommunication networks and equipments imported from China, an official statement said Wednesday.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Wednesday lodged an official protest with the US ambassador over an embassy official who Moscow says is an undercover CIA officer.
Washington, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US officials were tight-lipped over the arrest of US diplomat Ryan Fogle in Moscow who has been accused of trying to recruit an agent for the CIA.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The mausoleum housing the remains of Russian communist leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin reopens here Wednesday after repairs that fixed the "sinking" foundation and restored the original lighting, authorities said.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has revealed the Civil Services Main Exam 2013 scores of the successful candidates. Earlier this month, UPSC had declared the results of Civil Services Main Exam 2012 in which Haritha V Kumar from Kerela secured the first rank.
New York, May 15 (ANI): France has rated itself as most arrogant among eight European Union nations in a new survey.
Washington, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two wigs, a typed spy recruitment letter, a compass and an atlas of Moscow in the days of GPS and smartphones. These are some of the items Russian officials say they found when a US diplomat was caught allegedly attempting to recruit a Russian agent to spy for America's CIA.
Sochi (Russia), May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Israel will continue cooperation in an effort to resolve the situation in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said following talks with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US diplomat was briefly detained by Russian counter-intelligence officials after the American was suspected of being an undercover CIA officer and trying to recruit a Russian agent, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said.
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) The current size of the Indian food industry stands at Rs.247,680 crore per annum and is expected to grow at 11 percent to touch a staggering Rs.408,040 crore by 2018, an official said here Tuesday.
Lusaka (Zambia), May 14 (IANS) The Zambia Cricket Union (ZCU) named a 14-member squad for the ICC Africa U-19 World Cup Qualifiers (CWCQ) Division 1 tournament Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) There is no specific proposal of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visting Pakistan as no formal invite has been received, the external affairs ministry said Tuesday.
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Britain's Home Office Tuesday announced launch of a same-day, "super priority" visa service for Indian travellers, an official announcement said here.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India's headline inflation fell below five percent in April, the lowest since November 2009 as prices of vegetables, milk, eggs, meat and fish eased, government data showed Tuesday.
Johannesburg, May 14 (ANI): The English Football Association (FA) is due to vote on a proposal during their annual general meeting that vouches for the introduction of a minimum of five-match-ban for racial abuse, following recent cases of racism during games.
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Despite calls from public and health agencies for the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodium levels, a study has found that the processed food and fast food still have dangerously high salt levels.
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) A Kashmiri student has became the first girl editor of a global children's newspaper 'The Peace Gong' released in New Delhi, an official statement said Monday.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Monday said IAS aspirant V.Y. Manjunath, who allegedly committed suicide over a goof up in the civil services exam results, had not even qualified the preliminary exam held in 2012.
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Southern actor R. Madhavan looks up to actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan as his deity, and when he met him recently at an award ceremony, he felt like a teenager again.
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): Expressing profound grief over the death of 24-year-old civil services aspirant from Bangalore, who committed suicide on Saturday with his family blaming an alleged goof-up in the UPSC exam results as the reason for his act, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday said V.Y. Manjunath with the roll number 538950 had failed to clear the preliminary examination and hence his claim was not correct.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that the present collegium system of appointment of judges was "opaque" and "non-transparent", but nothing could be done to change it overnight.
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Chitrangada Singh woke up on Saturday morning to headlines and television reports claiming she had obtained a divorce by "mutual consent" with her golfer husband Jyoti Randhawa. But the actress denies the report completely.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Scientists led by an Indian origin have linked perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) - chemical found in things such as nonstick cookware and packaged foods like microwave popcorn - to cardiovascular disease.
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A permanent Russian task force in the Mediterranean will comprise 5-6 warships and may be enlarged to include nuclear submarines, a military official said Sunday.
Gettysburg (Pennsylvania), May 12 (IANS) This small town just an hour and a half drive away from Washington has a population of a mere 110,000. But every year three million people from India and all over the world come visiting.
Bhikhiwind (Punjab), May 11 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday said that had the Congress-led UPA central government acted in time, the life of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh could have been saved.
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) The overall environment in Saturday's general elections in Pakistan was "very encouraging" and people were "much enthusiastic" about choosing the next leadership of the country, the European Union Observers Mission said.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) With two cabinet ministers quitting in the wake of scandals, there is likelihood that Kerala, which currently has eight members in the cabinet, could get a ninth one.
New York, May 11 (ANI): A photo of man that looks remarkably like Jay-Z in a photograph dating back to Harlem in 1939 has surfaced online.
London, May 11 (IANS) New research shows that dementia and other neuro degenerative diseases are increasingly affecting people from an earlier age.
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Hits don't necessarily make an actor successful says Telugu star Aadi Pudipeddi, who with two back-to-back hits feels unsatisfied because he says he has a long way to go before he can bask in success.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): If approved, two varieties of genetically modified apples, Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious, will be available to U.S. consumers by the end of 2013.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Twitter is encouraging its users to rest their tweeting habits for sometime and instead call their moms on their special day.
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Actress Demi Moore seems to have reconciled with daughter Rumer Willis. The two were seen partying together.
London, May 10 (IANS) Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police during a manhunt, held extreme views of jihad and expected to find a full-fledged war when he visited Russia's Muslim-dominated North Caucasus region, media reports said.