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'Tax deduction': Elephants being fed sugarcane from loaded truck awes internet
India

'Tax deduction': Elephants being fed sugarcane from loaded truck awes internet

In the video, a few elephants were captured taking out sugarcane with their trunks from a truck and having them

Watch: Tourists follow tiger to snap photographs in MP’s Panna Tiger Reserve
India

Watch: Tourists follow tiger to snap photographs in MP’s Panna Tiger Reserve

Such an incident happened at the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh and caught the attention of IFS officer Susanta Nanda. He shared a video of the occurrence on his personal Twitter handle with a stern warning for the tourists who don’t abide by the rules and regulations

Watch: Monitor lizards share a warm hug, internet is in complete awe
India

Watch: Monitor lizards share a warm hug, internet is in complete awe

Two monitor lizards have been spotted standing on two legs and hugging each other on a beach. The cute moment was captured amid waves flashing on the shore. “Tere Mere Beech Mein Kaisa Hai Yeh Bandhan… Animals have emotions. They deserve our respect & empathy,” the caption read

'Defending national interest not arrogance': Jaishankar slams Rahul Gandhi over remarks on IFS
Politics

'Defending national interest not arrogance': Jaishankar slams Rahul Gandhi over remarks on IFS

The remarks came after Rahul Gandhi said at an event in London that he had been told by bureaucrats in Europe that IFS has changed and the officers are "arrogant"

Senior IFS officer Vinay Mohan Kwatra takes charge as new foreign secretary
India

Senior IFS officer Vinay Mohan Kwatra takes charge as new foreign secretary

A career diplomat with over 32 years of experience, Kwatra earlier held the position of a Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office for two years

IFS officer Vinay Mohan Kwatra appointed as new foreign secretary
India

IFS officer Vinay Mohan Kwatra appointed as new foreign secretary

A 1988-batch IFS officer, Vinay Mohan Kwatra is currently serving as Ambassador in Kathmandu since January 2020

Watch | Tamil Nadu forest staff rescue huge elephant stuck in swamp; see viral video here
India

Watch | Tamil Nadu forest staff rescue huge elephant stuck in swamp; see viral video here

The mammal couldn't get out no matter how hard she tried. However, it is when the Tamil Nadu forest department staff worked diligently, they could successfully rescue the massive tusker from the swamp.

'Flying' deer's magnificent jump to cross road leaves netizens stunned, watch viral video here
India

'Flying' deer's magnificent jump to cross road leaves netizens stunned, watch viral video here

In the video clip, a deer can be seen taking a jaw-dropping leap while crossing a pathway

No proposal to give another chance to aspirants who could not take civil services exam in 2020, says Centre
India

No proposal to give another chance to aspirants who could not take civil services exam in 2020, says Centre

"No Sir. No such proposal is under consideration," Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to a question

Anurag Srivastava takes charge as MEA spokesperson; 1999-batch IFS officer had served as India's Ambassador to Ethiopia
India

Anurag Srivastava takes charge as MEA spokesperson; 1999-batch IFS officer had served as India's Ambassador to Ethiopia

Anurag Srivastava, a 1999-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, was serving as India's Ambassador to Ethiopia

Harsh Vardhan Shringla takes charge as Foreign Secretary, says he will ensure 'undifferentiated and unambiguous' approach to terrorism
India

Harsh Vardhan Shringla takes charge as Foreign Secretary, says he will ensure 'undifferentiated and unambiguous' approach to terrorism

A 1984-batch officer of the IFS who last served as India's envoy to the US, Shringla replaces Vijay Gokhale and has a fixed two-year tenure

UPSC exams 2019: Question on ‘secularism’ objectionable, makes exercise to recruit civil servants flawed
India

UPSC exams 2019: Question on ‘secularism’ objectionable, makes exercise to recruit civil servants flawed

If the question on secularism, asked in the UPSC exam, was drafting error then it can be overlooked, but if the tone was deliberate then it raises serious questions on propriety of the one who framed it, especially since the exam paper that is meant to recruit administrators whose conduct are tested on litmus of objectivity

Pavan Kapoor appointed as Ambassador to UAE: IFS officer earlier made his mark with measures to boost ties with Israel
India

Pavan Kapoor appointed as Ambassador to UAE: IFS officer earlier made his mark with measures to boost ties with Israel

1990-cadre Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officer Pavan Kapoor will replace Navdeep Singh Puri as the Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

Article 370 to be revoked: How Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh will be served by administrative services
India

Article 370 to be revoked: How Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh will be served by administrative services

The existing All India Service Officers — namely IAS, IPS and IFS of Jammu and Kashmir cadre — will be allocated to serve in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh

UPSC declares results of preliminary exam, 2019; here's the road ahead for civil services aspirants
India

UPSC declares results of preliminary exam, 2019; here's the road ahead for civil services aspirants

This is the first stage of a three-stage examination conducted by UPSC to select candidates for prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and various other central services.

UPSC Civil Service Online Registration 2019: Submission of online applications ends today; apply at upsc.gov.in
India

UPSC Civil Service Online Registration 2019: Submission of online applications ends today; apply at upsc.gov.in

The online application form submission for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination 2019 will be closed on Monday (18 March, 2019). Those who wish to apply for the UPSC Civil Services Examination can submit the application form on the official website - upsc.gov.in.

Chhattisgarh govt carries out major bureaucratic reshuffle, transfers 40 IAS, two IFS officials; 12 district collectors also changed
India

Chhattisgarh govt carries out major bureaucratic reshuffle, transfers 40 IAS, two IFS officials; 12 district collectors also changed

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Chhattisgarh government has transferred 40 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and two Indian Forest Service (IFS) officials in the state

Senior diplomat Sunjay Sudhir appointed as India's envoy to Maldives; 1993 batch IFS officer to take charge shortly
India

Senior diplomat Sunjay Sudhir appointed as India's envoy to Maldives; 1993 batch IFS officer to take charge shortly

Senior diplomat Sunjay Sudhir has been appointed as India's Ambassador to the Maldives, the Ministry of External Affairs announced on Monday.