UPSC 2017 Current Affairs Revision: Important PDF to read

UPSC 2017 Preliminary Examination is just round the corner. Current Affairs is now one of the mosts important part of preparation as in last 3-4 years UPSC has been disinclined to ask static or old questions and has been inclined towards asking relevant current questions for all domain. Given below is the collection of current affairs related PDF released by 3 of the reputed institutions. UPSC 2017 Current Affairs Revision from June Continue Reading

Zika Virus in India: First cases confirmed in Ahmedabad

The World Health organisation (WHO) on Saturday released a statement confirming  the first cases of mosquito-borne Zika Virus in India with, three people, including a pregnant woman, reporting the infection in Ahmedabad. All three cases were reported from Bapunagar area of the city. Zika Virus Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys through a network that monitored yellow fever. Its name comes from Continue Reading

WannaCry Ransomware: All you need to need to Know

WannaCry Ransomware has been in NEWS since May 12, 2017 infecting more than 2,00,000 computers in more than 150 countries. WannaCry spread using a flaw in older Microsoft Windows systems and wreaked havoc on organizations including FedEx and Telefónica, as well as the UK’s National Health Service(NHS). What is Ransomware ? There are many types of malware that affect a computer, ranging from those that steal your information to those that just Continue Reading

UPSC to share competitive exams scores online to boost private hiring

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In a recent initiative, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to share scores of candidates taking competitive exams like Civil Service examination, and NDA examination online through a portal. The step is part of Government strategy to boost hiring by the private sector. Each year, more than 10 lac job aspirants, apply for various examinations conducted by UPSC, but through rigorous selection process it selects only 5,000 candidates for jobs Continue Reading

Justice Karnan vs Supreme Court: Complete Story

Justice C.S. Karnan of the Madras High Court has been in the news ever since he was appointed judge on March 30, 2009. Justice Karnan often went public with his complaints about the judiciary. In November 2011, his complaint to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC), alleging that he was being harassed and victimised by brother judges because he was a Dalit, became public and created national headlines. In an Continue Reading

India launches South Asia Satellite: Everything you need to know

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) successfully launched the 2230 kg South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on May 05, 2017. This was eleventh  successful launch of GSLV and took place from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota. What is GSLV or Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Launch Vehicles are used to carry spacecraft to space. India has two operational Continue Reading