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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

India appoints Pavan Kapoor as next ambassador to UAE; 1990 cadre IFS officer to replace Navdeep Singh Puri
India

India appoints Pavan Kapoor as next ambassador to UAE; 1990 cadre IFS officer to replace Navdeep Singh Puri

Kapoor has served in different capacities in the Indian Missions in Moscow, Kyiv, London and Geneva

India vs West Indies: BCCI goes back on decision to recall Sunil Subramaniam after administrative manager tenders 'unconditional apology'
First Cricket News

India vs West Indies: BCCI goes back on decision to recall Sunil Subramaniam after administrative manager tenders 'unconditional apology'

The BCCI on Wednesday went back on its decision to call back the national team's administrative manager Sunil Subramaniam after he tendered "an unconditional apology" for misbehaving with senior officials from the country's High Commissions in the West Indies.

UPSC IFS main exam 2018 schedule released; candidates can check timetable on upsc.gov.in
India

UPSC IFS main exam 2018 schedule released; candidates can check timetable on upsc.gov.in

The Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Main Exam 2018 schedule has been released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on the official website upsc.gov.in.

UPSC to allow candidates to withdraw applications; process to begin with ESE 2019
India

UPSC to allow candidates to withdraw applications; process to begin with ESE 2019

On 27 September, the UPSC released notification for ESE on its official website- upsc.gov.in.

Arvind Saxena appointed acting chairman of UPSC: to take over from Vinay Mittal on 20 June
India

Arvind Saxena appointed acting chairman of UPSC: to take over from Vinay Mittal on 20 June

UPSC member Arvind Saxena has been appointed as the acting chairman of the commission from June 20, a government order said.

T Shahid, madrasa-educated man from Kerala, clears UPSC exam, says he wanted to break terror stereotype
India

T Shahid, madrasa-educated man from Kerala, clears UPSC exam, says he wanted to break terror stereotype

Battling severe financial crisis at home, T Shahid, who studied at a madrasa, has secured rank 693 in the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017 in his sixth attempt.

Vijay Gokhale takes over as foreign secretary: Fixing neighbourhood policy, checking China's rise top priorities
India

Vijay Gokhale takes over as foreign secretary: Fixing neighbourhood policy, checking China's rise top priorities

After S Jaishankar's retirement, Vijay Gokhale on Monday took office as the new Foreign Secretary of India.

Seasoned diplomat Gautam Bambawale to take charge as Indian envoy to China
World

Seasoned diplomat Gautam Bambawale to take charge as Indian envoy to China

A Mandarin speaker, Gautam Bambawale has also served as the deputy chief of mission of the Indian Embassy in Beijing earlier

Shashi Tharoor's call for special foreign service examination begs the question if diplomats are passé
India

Shashi Tharoor's call for special foreign service examination begs the question if diplomats are passé

Rather than starting a special Indian Foreign Service examination as called by Shashi Tharoor, India may do well by starting call centres who can actually help citizens and that too at a fraction of the cost

Shashi Tharoor says govt should increase number of diplomats, pitches for separate exam for IFS
India

Shashi Tharoor says govt should increase number of diplomats, pitches for separate exam for IFS

Shashi Tharoor has said the government should increase the number of diplomats and asserted that there was a need for a separate exam for the IFS

India's harsh rebuttal to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's UN speech: Meet Eenam Gambhir who hit out at two Pakistan PMs
India

India's harsh rebuttal to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's UN speech: Meet Eenam Gambhir who hit out at two Pakistan PMs

The diplomat who rebutted Abbasi was Eenam Gambhir, India's First Secretary to the Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

UPSC to conduct 2018 civil services preliminary exam on 3 June, will issue notification in February
India

UPSC to conduct 2018 civil services preliminary exam on 3 June, will issue notification in February

The civil services preliminary examination to select IAS and IPS officers among others has been scheduled to be held on 3 June, 2018, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said.

UPSC results 2017: 'Be humble, committed', Jitendra Singh tells civil services exam toppers
India

UPSC results 2017: 'Be humble, committed', Jitendra Singh tells civil services exam toppers

Union minister Jitendra Singh and senior bureaucrats told the top 20 rank holders of the UPSC civil services exams to remain humble and committed to their job.

UPSC Result 2017 declared: Karnataka girl Nandini KR tops, 1,099 candidates qualify
India

UPSC Result 2017 declared: Karnataka girl Nandini KR tops, 1,099 candidates qualify

The results for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Exam conducted in 2016 have been declared on Wednesday evening.

Amazon vs Sushma Swaraj: Indian flag no doormat, but EAM must focus on larger issues
India

Amazon vs Sushma Swaraj: Indian flag no doormat, but EAM must focus on larger issues

If there is a kernel of concern, in this current drama and the swift manner in which Amazon saw its bottom line with India wrinkling and promptly withdrew the offending item from its Canadian website, it is the Sushma Swaraj element

Indian Foreign Service in desperate need of reform, particularly when it is losing relevance
World

Indian Foreign Service in desperate need of reform, particularly when it is losing relevance

That there are serious problems, both in quality and quantity (size) of the elite Indian Foreign Service (IFS) — the service that is primarily responsible for India’s interactions with the outside world — was pointed out last week by the parliamentary standing committee on external affairs led by former minister of state Shashi Tharoor

Recasting Collector Saab: How civil services exam, its applicants have evolved over time
India

Recasting Collector Saab: How civil services exam, its applicants have evolved over time

The new lot in civil services are not just lured by beacon light and paraphernalia of ‘Collector Saab’. They want to ‘bring change’.

UPSC row: Parliamentary proceedings disrupted, stir continues
Politics

UPSC row: Parliamentary proceedings disrupted, stir continues

The Opposition made a strong pitch for setting up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the matter, saying it involved the career of lakhs of students.

Panel submits report on pattern of civil services exams
India

Panel submits report on pattern of civil services exams

The three-member committee under the chairmanship of former Secretary of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) Arvind Varma was formed in March this year to look into demands of students for changes in the pattern of civil services examination.