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‘Part of a larger strategy’: Cordon-and-search ops are back in Kashmir after 15 years

‘Part of a larger strategy’: Cordon-and-search ops are back in Kashmir after 15 years

‘Part of a larger strategy’: Cordon-and-search ops are back in Kashmir after 15 years

Spinal and search operations are back to Kashmir after 15 years, said the head of state police Wednesday, while an increase in the number of young people from the locality join the ranks of militants forced to forces To change its counterinsurgency strategy in the valley.
Authorities said the marrow operations and the investigation – which involved security personnel goes door range – were launched overnight in the villages of Heff and Shirmal in the Shopian district, where an Indian army officer Was abducted and killed by suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militants last week. Operations ended Wednesday morning.
Although a cable for such an operation and investigation – CASE known as one of the security forces – was held last week in Shopian, the official confirmation was made today by the general director of the Military Police of Jammu – and Kashmir SP Vaid.
CASE was abandoned in 2002 after general public resentment over entire villages was released and people introduced beyond the “informants” to choose militants or sympathizers.
The Kashmir valley has been in crisis since last year when the killing of HM commander Burhan Wani provoked violent street protests, as the security forces are represented in the same way. About 100 people were killed during protests over several months and heavily blinded by shotguns fired by security forces. With anti-Indian sentiment above, the valley also witnessed sporadic protests in the capital Srinagar over alleged human rights violations by security forces.
Vaid said the operations “are part of a broader strategy to eliminate militants in southern Kashmir,” identified as the epicenter of protests against the Indian and activism. He said they will continue.
Search operations will be carried out in areas affected by militancy such as Kulgam, Pulwama, Tral, Shopian and Budgam, according to sources. Last week, about 4,000 members of the police and army were involved in Case of two dozen Shopian villages. Unmanned drones and army helicopters were part of the operations.
Former Kashmir police chief Javed Gillani recently said that about 200 militants active in Kashmir, of whom 110 are local youth, were drawn to militancy in the past month. Almost 90 young people from the locality of the south of Kashmir.

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Not a fool, not in race to be PM in 2019, says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Not a fool, not in race to be PM in 2019, says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Opposition parties have not yet decided on a large Bihar-type alliance for denying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Narendra Modi and a second consecutive term and one of the main contenders “would” the prime minister’s president has already declined.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar was barred from the prime minister’s career in 2019. Speaking to reporters at an event in Patna, Nitish said he had no interest in his first job.
“I’m not crazy … not in the race for the 2019 AM position. I was elected party chairman (JD-T), while Sharadji (Yadav) was unable to continue in the labor embargo.” That was considered my aspiration for a role National … what is wrong, “he said.
“I am grateful to the people to consider myself capable, but I still want to clarify once I am not in the race,” said Nitish. When asked to recent accusations of scam related to the family of the RJD head, Lalu Prasad said Nitish both Lalu and his party has already responded to accusations of BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi.
Nitish has also tried to divert the issue by saying that matters pertaining to corporate laws under the jurisdiction of the Center. “There is an attempt to divert people’s attention to these kinds of problems. This is so well planned,” said the main minister of Bihar. Nitish Kumar also dismissed claims by parties such as Aam Aadmi (AAP) and Mayawati’s BSP that electronic voting machines (EVMs) could be manipulated to favor a particular party.
“I think there is no problem with EVM, but if you ask questions … it would be good to respond in full,” he said.

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Elephant in the room? India absent at Belt and Road Forum but its presence felt at China’s mega show

Elephant in the room? India absent at Belt and Road Forum but its presence felt at China’s mega show

India is often represented as an elephant in the Chinese media and cartoons.

On Sunday, the elephant appeared to have surpassed the pages and entered the Forum of the Belt and Road (BRF), China’s largest trade fair for economic strength and growing strategic weight, and became a strong presence that nobody wanted to talk about but Everyone knew.

India, the developing economy that is experiencing the fastest growth with a growing middle class of $ 300 million, cheap labor, a command of the English and the young population, was the most notable shortage on BRF Sunday.

Western powers have not sent either heads of state, but were represented by high-level delegations.

The United States, South Korea and Japan – unhappy unknown by ties with China – delegations have also sent; Even an exclusive North Korean government sent two representatives although they remain adequately discreet the first day of the two-day forum. India made the decision not to deploy even its China-based diplomats to the forum because of its concerns and objections to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) through Kashmir to Pakistan-occupied (POK).

China, as we learned, was aware that India’s concerns in CPEC had hampered the participation of its leaders in the forum. But it is expected that Beijing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi sends a certain level of representation in the forum.

For example, although India was invited by China to send a contingent of troops to participate in the Second World War remembrance parade in Beijing in September 2015, it rejected the invitation, but sent the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs VK Singh for Attend the military parade.

It is likely that China has provided a similar response. But that did not happen.

A senior politician from the South Asian neighborhood with old ties to India, but increasingly close relations with China took two steps back and wondered about the absence of India.

“This is the case of India,” he said with an uncomfortable smile.

Some other diplomats who did not wish to be identified said that it was India’s decision not to attend the forum and that they had no comment to offer.

There would have been little mention of India during the academic sessions and the discussion that followed the inauguration of the BRF by President Xi Jinping.

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Why Delhi Daredevils mentor Rahul Dravid left bitterly disappointed, again

Why Delhi Daredevils mentor Rahul Dravid left bitterly disappointed, again

Delhi Mentor Dreadful (DD) Rahul Dravid believes that Mumbai (MI) Indians are the favorite to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) title, but will face strong opposition from three other teams – The Pune Rise Supergiant (RPS), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). (RPS vs. Most Outstanding KXIP Match)

“Mumbai (Indians) finished the top of the table and looks very strong. But Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad Rising Pune supergiant are all good sides and we can expect some interesting passages in the play-off phase,” said Dravid Of losing to Delhi recklessly 10 shots from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their last game of the season on Sunday. (Instrument panel daredevils vs RCB)

Dravid also cited Delhi’s inability to recklessly win closed games together as the main reason for his disappointing run for the 2017 India Premier League (IPL) season. “We did not win a lot of games like situations and this turned out to be our downfall this season. It’s important to win these games at the IPL and we can only manage 2-3 Win these positions,” he said.

Delhi daredevils were in a similar position Sunday as they needed 13 races to win the final but a brilliant performance Pawan Negi handed the victory to Royal Challengers Bangalore to Virat Kohli. When asked about the match, Dravid said: “We have always lost the windows at regular intervals and the required rate pressure came to RCB was fine and there was no way to do it.

Delhi recklessly suffered a blow before the start of the season when Quinton De Kock and JP Duminy both left the tournament. They left a huge hole in the line and DD threshing Rahul Dravid believed they could never really recover from these losses. “We lost (Quinton) De Kock and JP (Duminy) before the tournament and therefore our line was quite inexperienced compared to other teams. They are really good players of this format and it was too late for us to find good replacements for they “.

Delhi reckless ended the season in sixth place with 12 points in 14 games. It has been a disappointing run for DD but Dravid believes the team can take a lot of positive things this season.

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Glow up India is Giving Beauty service at door step in Mumbai without any Funding

Glow up India is Giving Beauty service at door step in Mumbai without any Funding


Glow up India is Giving Beauty service at door step in Mumbai without any Funding



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There Is No Single Formula For Success In Life Or In The CSE. Be Focussed, Have Confidence And Work Really Hard. And one day your dreams will come true. —Parth Gupta, IAS Topper2013 (59th Position)

My interview was scheduled in the morning session. I wore a formal blue suit with a striped shirt and a blue tie.

I reached the UPSC and was told that my interview was with Prof. Purshottam Agarwal Board.

Parth Gupta : May I come in, Sir ?

Chairman : Yes.

Parth Gupta : Good Afternoon, Sirs.

Chairman : Good Afternoon. Please take a seat.

Parth Gupta : Thank You, Sir (sitting).

Chairman : So what is the meaning of Pali ?

Parth Gupta : Pali has several meanings. It means the teaching of Lord Buddha.

Chairman : No. Tell another one ?

Parth Gupta : It also means or a line.

Chairman : No. Tell another ?

Parth Gupta : It is the language that contains Buddha’s teachings.

Chairman : No. Do you know Bengali ?

Parth Gupta : No, Sir.

Chairman : But you are from Jharkhand and should know Bengali as it borders West Bengal. OK, do

you know about  (some Bengali


Parth Gupta : No, Sir.

Chairman : He wrote a book Ntwi iPTR’. Now tell the meaning of TRvT.

Parth Gupta : Sir, it means ^5 ml

Chairman : No, it means (m»si ■hhm. Now tell the meaning of Pali.

Parth Gupta : Isas ^ HTHTI

Chairman : No. (He gives some other hut similar sounding meaning.)

Chairman : Do you know history ?

Parth Gupta : Yes, Sir.

Chairman : Who was Laxmibai ?

Parth Gupta : Rani Laxmibai was a freedom fighter and fought the British in the battle of 1857.

Chairman : What was-her mother tongue ?


Parth Gupta
IAS Topper 2013
(59th Position)

Parth Gupta : I don’t know, Sir.

Chairman : Shouldn’t it be Hindi as she belonged to UP region.

Parth Gupta : I don’t know, Sir.

Chairman : OK. I will give you a hint. Her mother tongue was not Hindi. Now tell me what her mother tongue was.

Parth Gupta : I am unable to answer, Sir.

Chairman : Tell me about the 42nd Amendment.

Parth Gupta : It is called a mini Constitution and was proposed by Sardar Swaran Singh Committee. It introduced socialist, secular in the Preamble.

Chairman : What is difference between fusion and fission ?

Parth Gupta : Fusion is when smaller nuclei fuse to form bigger ones. Fission is when heavier nuclei disintegrate. Both release energy.

Chairman : Which is better ?

Parth Gupta : Fusion is still under development. But if realised, it is better.

Chairman : What is criterion for setting up a nuclear plant ?

Parth Gupta : Ecological and human impact. Along with safety features like seismic activity-free zone.

Chairman : But these parameters have been compromised in the plant being set up in Haryana ?

Parth Gupta : Well, Sir, in the light of what you have said I think there could have been a better choice for the plant.

Chairman : What do you think about federalism ?

Parth Gupta: It was a necessity, given the diversity of India. Critical issues have been dealt with in a centralised manner while giving sufficient autonomy to the States.

2nd Member : Do States have enough autonomy in financial matters ?

Parth Gupta: Yes Sir. The need is to utilise this autonomy responsibly. The States should refrain from populist measures.

2nd Member : Is Right to Food a populist measure ?

Parth Gupta : No Sir. When there are millions of people going hungry, children who are malnourished, then it is even mote important to give them Right to Food.

2nd Member : Do you think that diversity will pose a problem to unity ? And what should be done ?

Parth Gupta : Diversity may prove to be a weakness, but it is also a strength. No circumstance should be created so that people feel disenchanted with the nation. Every category or section needs to be taken at the same speed and together to avoid any problem to the unity of India.

3rd Member : Do you support so many IITs ?

Parth Gupta: No, Sir. New IITs are lacking basic infrastructure. The pressing need is to create and raise the standard of higher education sector and creating a handful of IITs will not solve it.

3rd Member : Why did you take Pali?

Parth Gupta : I had studied Sanskrit in school. So I felt comfortable studying Pali.  tgra

The Interview Technique

Success in an interview is sure-fire for the candidate who thinks positively and knows the technique well. The technique of an interview involves its nature, scope, methodology, applications and essentials. The candidate can master the technique of an interview, if he believes in training and undergoes it in a powerful, systematic and dedicated way. The aim of the interview is undoubtedly to determine the suitability of the candidate for the position for which he has been shortlisted and is undergoing the interview. Therefore, when you are appearing for an interview you must make it a point to know as much as possible about the job for which you are being considered. As regards the IAS personality test or interview, you must know what an IAS officer is required to do, what qualifications and qualities are expected of him, to what extent you feel you could fill the bill and how best you could convey your conviction about your suitability to the Interview Board while answering or responding to their questions. The UPSC handout does give you some idea about the nature and scope of the IAS interview. Talking to those who are already in the IAS or those who have already undergone the interview with success would also help you to gain an insight. Above all, the Competition Success Review presents the right approach and literally unfolds the secret of the interview to you and thus guarantees your sure success.

During the interview, the Board evaluates your personality traits from the answers you give to the questions posed to you and also the manner in which you present your answers. Thus, to begin with, a lot depends on your ability to grasp and understand the question and your capacity to speak, express your ideas lucidly and
convince the Board with the logic, rationality and credibility of your arguments. The important thing to bear in mind is that this personality test or interviewis not a mere question and answer session. The Board is not interested only in the answers but all the time it is in the watch out to take note of the personality traits you often unconsciously exhibit while giving those answers. In fact, for most of the questions, there may be no such thing as the correct answer. The Board may simply ask for your views, comments, opinions, conclusions and so on, and observe how you present the same. By askingyou a question they create a situation and then watch your response and reaction. You will succeed if you react with confidence and sincerity in a positive and purposeful manner.

In a nutshell, during the interview, the level of your leadership ability is being evaluated. You must, therefore, be clear in your mind as to what precisely constitute the ingredients or attributes, of the leadership factor. For the purpose of the personality test or interview, the leadership factor covers the following important aspects :

  • Intelligence, ideas, grasp, under­standing, knowledge, power of expression, clarity of thought, imagination.
  • Organising ability, resourcefulness, planning, determination of priorities, selection of goals.
  • Dynamic qualities—enthusiasm, interest, keenness, urge, involvement, dash, determination, courage, enterprise, initiative, stability, perseverance, flair for action, stamina, speed of action, availing of the opportunities and so on.
  • Character—loyalty, integrity, sincerity, dependability, patriotism, commitment to human and social values, respect for law, etc.
  • Social attributes—friendship, cheerfulness, courtesy, cooperation, adaptability, team spirit, esprit de corps, ability to mix freely with others, sense of belonging, readiness to sacrifice for the cause and for others, etc.
  • Influencing or motivating factor— capacity to convince, impress, energise, coordinate and carry others to accomplish the common task, creating a firm and favourable impact on others by example, tact, adjustment, persuasion, logical reasoning and bind the team into a harmonious one, selling one’s ideas successfully and winning others to one’s way.


To illustrate how these personality traits are observed and evaluated during the interview, we are happy to present to our readers the tape-recorded version of a ‘live’ interview conducted at our Competition Success Review’s Careers & Courses Wing. In order to spotlight the moot points and salient features, comments of the expert examiners have been provided at appropriate stages. We request the aspirants to note carefully the important facts, leam the secrets and then undergo several practice interview





They can conquer who believe they can. The overriding importance of self-confidence and the
strong conviction that one would reach the goal, whatever be the hurdles and distractions, are the
stepping stones to success. What is required is indomitable faith that looks through all minor
failures, self-doubts and occasional bursts of pessimism. When such a dogged faith permeates your
thinking, words and deeds, nothing can stop you from grabbing the prized position you are
looking for. Those who have climbed up the ladder of success have never been disheartened by a
false step here or there, but the iron resolve to climb up has helped them reach the summit of

fame and success.

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I Followed Fundamental Rules Of Cracking Any Exam, i.e. Focussed And Balanced Approach With Proper Time Management


—Shitanshu Chaurasiya, IAS Topper2013 (58th Position)




Finally, that day arrived where I met ■ other aspirants full of either nervousness or excitement. I was engaging myself with other aspirants and also enjoying the absorbing environment at the UPSC.

I was the fourth person on the list and entered that room with a broad smile. I adapt myself to situation very quickly, so I was very comfortable. They asked me questions from all aspects of my life, ranging from hobbies, IFS, International Relations, past job profile, past company, corruption, technology, Electrical Engineering and finally my hometown.

I used to add a pinch of humour to my answers, especially when they asked about folk dances of different States. Thus, mood of the room was lively and cordial. During the interview itself, they appreciated the fact that I am very focussed on my goal since my interest (travelling), hobbies (photography and trekking) and aspiration (Indian Foreign Service) were in coherence.

Then, they asked me about Electrical Engineering and importance of technology to combat corruption, crime and improvement of farmers. One member asked me to give only innovative ideas on how one can improve the life of farmers which I was anticipating. Thus, I took a pause after seeking the Board’s approval and gave a very structured answer. The Interview lasted for 30 odd minutes and I enjoyed every moment of it. It was indeed a very good discussion with five top-class bureaucrats. The end result was that I managed to get healthy 225/300 marks in the Interview. Also, after one month, I had another UPSC interview for Indian Engineering Services and I got 134/200 and rank of AIR 2 in the IES 2012.


There were five Board Members, including the Chairman who was sitting in the middle.

I asked for their permission to sit down and the Chairman told me to sit

ShiUmshu Chaurasiya
IAS Topper 2013
(58th Position)

and be comfortable.

Chairman: So Mr. Shitanshu, is your hobby, i.e. travelling and first preference for the IFS interrelated?

Chaurasia: Yes, it is one of the reasons of opting for the IFS.

Chairman: What are others?

Chaurasia: My work experience gave me immense international exposure that motivated me to join the IFS which will be a step ahead as I will get a chance to represent my country.

Chairman: List the places which you have travelled.

Chaurasia: In India, I have travelled to many States from Jammu & Kashmir to Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan to West Bengal. Outside India, I have travelled to South Korea, Hong Kong and Nepal.

Chairman: (With a smile) Tell me one of the best things about South Korea.

Chaurasia: In my opinion, Koreans have preserved their culture and traditions along with development, which is quite commendable.

Chairman: Tell me a bad thing about Nepal.

Chaurasia: As a tourist, I observed that there is a serious lack of infrastructure and there corruption is also rampant.

Chairman: Why did you leave your job?

Second Member:               Electrical

Engineering or Geography, which subject do you like more?

Chaurasia: Electrical Engineering.

Second Member: Why?

Chaurasia: Electrical Engineering is more than a subject to me. I have invested eight years of my life in this field. It was the most integral phase of my life in which I had learnt various aspects of life.

Second Member: Like?

Chaurasia: It helped me to be a more analytical and innovative person.

Second Member: (With a sarcastic smile) OK fine, how can technology help farmers ? Give us innovative ideas only.

Chaurasia: Sir, I need some time to think over it.

Second Member: Sure, take your time.

(I thought to give ideas which may not be technologically feasible at present but could be possible in near future.) After few seconds,

Chaurasia: Financial Inclusion can be achieved by connecting villages with communication links to give direct benefit to farmers without leakages. For that, business correspondence will collect savings of farmers by using a hand-held digital machine to ensure proper collection with bar-code receipts. Solar-powered portable ATM machines shall be placed in central premises of the village under cooperative security. The introduction of big screen in the choupal area which will broadcast update on minimum support prices, open market prices, prices of fertilisers, pesticides and important Government schemes.

Second Member: Tell me more ideas?

(With a faint smile)

Chaurasia: Use of GPS-enabled soil health card with a sensor which will sense soil and will give details of necessary deficient minerals and micronutrients of Soil, their required quantities and also suggest suitable fertilisers. It will update central soil database so that Government can formulate proactive regional policy of fertilisers and pesticides pricing along with Integrated Nutrient Management.

(Suddenly Chairman gave a nod and ashed me further)

Chairman: How technology can address health issues of villagers?

Chaurasia: Telemedicine can be……..

(Chairman stopped me after hearing telemedicine and I noticed very big smile on the

I used to read interviews of successful candidates from CSR which helped me to develop a technique of putting the best foot forward during my Interview.

—Shitanshu Chaurasiya, IAS Topper 2013 (58th Position)

faces of Board Members. Then the Third Member took charge of a next question.)

Third Member: You referred to corruption in Nepal. Tell me the main reason of corruption in India.

Chaurasia: It is difficult to trace history of corruption in India, but in my opinion, it got triggered during licence raj period when our economy was mostly closed and there was a lot of discretionary power given to authorities for awarding contracts and licences. Thus, there was a severe lack of transparency and accountability in governance, hence more corruption. Soon, giving bribes became common practice to get our things done easily and quickly.

(Again the Chairman came in to ask me the next question.)

Chairman: Do you think that by removing discretionary power, we can remove corruption too?

Chaurasia: Corruption is the end result of many factors and discretionary power is one of them. In some cases, discretionary powers are required for quick and effective governance. But we can minimise it by making laws and proper procedural guidelines.

Third Member: What are the difficulties in controlling corruption? How to overcome them?

Chaurasia: First of all, there is large inertia of corrupt practices which has been followed for many years. Thus, it will take time to settle down only after enforcing better transparent practices. Secondly, common man has lost faith in governance and police. Thus, confidence-building measures shall be taken to make people more comfortable dealing with police and other public departments.

Third Member: As a technical person, tell me how will you combat corruption, if you become a DM?

Chaurasia: I will make redressal mechanism more effective, using mediums like the Internet and mobile phones and will also make a scrutinising committee under me which will seriously look into all the complaints. Also, we can have a digital complaint box placed in the premises of important departments which will record audio and visuals of complainant. Thus, by these measures, we can get close to public and their problems and rectify them timely.

Third Member: Do you think these measures are sufficient in combating corruption?

Chaurasia: These are only few initiatives which can be used in combating this menace which are ineffective without public support.

(Chairman asked the Fourth Member to ask questions)

Fourth Member: Other than the Tajmahal, what is the most important thing about Agra?

Chaurasia: Agra is one of the few places in the world like Jerusalem where two faiths were born, i.e. Din-e-Ilahi and Radhaswami faiths.

(I saw curiosity in Chairman’s yes and she asked me the next question.)

Chairman: Tell us more about Agra?

Chaurasia: Apart from many cultural sites, Agra has the Central Institute of Hindi i.e. only dedicated institute for research and teaching of Hindi as a foreign and second language. Also, Agra has many colleges and universities of early 19th and 20th centuries like SN Medical College, Agra College and Dayalbagh Institute.

Fourth Member:1JHow did Agra get’ its name?

Chaurasia: I don’t know exactly when Agra got its name, but I know it is based on the tribe Agaria which used to live in a place called Agrevana mentioned in Mahabharata, which coincides with current location of Agra.

(Chairman interrupted)

Chairman: Thank you Mr. Shitanshu, good to see your focus.

Chaurasia: (With broadest smile) Thank you very much, Ma’am.

Hence, abruptly my Interview got over and I was a little sceptical about my answers, especially to innovative questions on corruption and farmers. But getting a compliment in the end was a good sign and finally it got reflected in my marks, as I got healthy 225/300 marks in the Personality Test.