[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #93 : M Sathyavathy Ma’am Board, Karnataka Home State, Sociology Optional, astrology and jogging Hobbies

Date of Interview: 18th april afternoon session Board: M Sathyavathy Ma’am Optional: Sociology Home State: Karnataka Background: BBM, MBA Hobbies:  astrology and jogging Almost all questions were from my DAF To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairman: Read out my daf loudly What business are you into? Do you sell genetically modified crops?(… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #93 : M Sathyavathy Ma’am Board, Karnataka Home State, Sociology Optional, astrology and jogging Hobbies

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #170 : TCA Anant Board, Karnataka Home State, Anthropology Optional, Vipassana, Poetry Writing, Calligraphy Hobbies

Date of Interview: 09.09.2021 Board: TCA Anant Optional: Anthropology Background: Computer Science Engineer. Job Experience: 1 Year at TESCO Home State: Karnataka Hobbies: Vipassana, Poetry Writing, Calligraphy To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman What was your role at TESCO? Why did you leave your Job? You worked with NGO, what Projects?… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #170 : TCA Anant Board, Karnataka Home State, Anthropology Optional, Vipassana, Poetry Writing, Calligraphy Hobbies

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #162 : TCA Anant sir Board, Karnataka Home State, PSIR Optional, Sports Hobby

Board: TCA Anant sir Background: Civil Engg Optional: PSIR Home State: Karnataka Hobby: Reflective writing, cricket, Table tennis, To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman What have you been doing since your graduation? Not yet all working ?? Why civil services even though civil engg is a good field? Tell any instance… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #162 : TCA Anant sir Board, Karnataka Home State, PSIR Optional, Sports Hobby

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #147 : TCA Anant sir Board, Karnataka Home State, PSIR Optional, Watching wildlife docus & reading Gandhi Hobbies

Date of Interview: 08/09/21 – Afternoon Board: TCA Anant sir Background: Mechanical Engg Optional: PSIR Home State: Karnataka Hobbies: Watching wildlife docus and reading Gandhi To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman Asked me to remove face shield. What you’ve been doing since grad? Which books on Gandhi have you read? What… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #147 : TCA Anant sir Board, Karnataka Home State, PSIR Optional, Watching wildlife docus & reading Gandhi Hobbies

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #139 : TCA Anant Sir Board, Karnataka Home State, Sociology Optional, IPS

Date of Interview: 02nd September 2021 Afternoon Board: TCA Anant Sir Qualification: BE ( ECE ) Optional: Sociology Home State: Karnataka IPS To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman Are you in IPS training now? Which cadre are you allotted? You’ve already got home cadre IPS, still, why do you want to… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #139 : TCA Anant Sir Board, Karnataka Home State, Sociology Optional, IPS

Famous art of ‘Etikoppaka’ dolls finds mention in PM’s “Mann ki Baat”

News: The famous art of ‘Etikoppaka’ dolls of Visakhapatnam district was mentioned in the Prime Minister’s “Mann ki Baat” programme. Facts: ‘Etikoppaka’ dolls: Etikoppaka is a small village on the banks of Varaha River in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.In 2017, the Etikoppaka toys acquired a Geographical Indications(GI) tag. Features: Toys are made of soft… Continue reading Famous art of ‘Etikoppaka’ dolls finds mention in PM’s “Mann ki Baat”

Janasevaka scheme

News:The Karnataka government has launched a doorstep delivery scheme- called Jana Sevaka scheme. Facts: About the scheme: Aim:To provide citizens with easy access to important government services at a doorstep delivery. Under the scheme, the citizens will have to place the request for the service through the website or mobile phones.  After the request is… Continue reading Janasevaka scheme

Karnataka anti-superstition law

News:Karnataka Government has formally notified the Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Act,2017. Facts: Key provisions of the act: The act bans performing any black magic, inhumane act and evil practices in search of treasure or bounty, tantric acts. The practices such as barring menstruating women from entering houses of… Continue reading Karnataka anti-superstition law

Karnataka: Supreme Court upholds disqualification of 17 rebel MLAs, can contest bypolls

News:The Supreme Court(SC) has upheld an order by former Karnataka Assembly Speaker disqualifying 17 Karnataka MLAs.However,the court has allowed all the disqualified MLAs to contest in the upcoming bypolls. Facts: Background: Karnataka Assembly Speaker had disqualified 17 MLAs under the tenth schedule of the Constitution(anti defection law). The disqualification had barred the legislators from contesting… Continue reading Karnataka: Supreme Court upholds disqualification of 17 rebel MLAs, can contest bypolls

Kittur Utsav

News:Chief Minister of Karnataka has inaugurated the Kittur Utsav festival. Facts: About Kittur Utsav: Kittur Utsav is a three-day festival which celebrates the Queen Rani Channamma’s victory over East India’s company in 1824. The festival organizes sports, cultural programmes and lectures by resource persons on the kingdom of Rani Channamma. About Kittur Chennamma:  Kittur Chennamma… Continue reading Kittur Utsav

Karnataka Speaker exits House with plea for electoral reforms

Karnataka speaker has defended his decision to disqualify 17 rebel MLAs. He asked the assembly to pass a resolution seeking electoral reforms and review of the 10th Schedule as both have to be looked into by the Parliament. He said that the 10th Schedule of the Constitution dealing with the anti-defection law is not equipped… Continue reading Karnataka Speaker exits House with plea for electoral reforms

Karnataka speaker disqualifies 3 MLAs, case may go to Supreme Court today

Karnataka Assembly Speaker has disqualified three rebel MLAs as they have violated the provisions of the 10th Schedule of the Constitution (anti-defection law). The speaker has said that the rebel lawmakers would now no longer be MLAs with immediate effect and are barred from contesting elections till 2023.However,the disqualification is open to judicial review. The… Continue reading Karnataka speaker disqualifies 3 MLAs, case may go to Supreme Court today

Supreme Court to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook

The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on petitions filed by the rebel legislators of the ruling government in Karnataka. The plea seeks a directive to the speaker of the Karnataka state assembly to decide on their resignations from the Legislative assembly. During the hearing,Supreme Court said that the position and powers of the Speaker… Continue reading Supreme Court to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook

Modi fans celebrate victory with all-night Yakshagana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi fans has hosted an all-night Yakshagana show in Mangalore for his second victory in the Lok Sabha elections.The event was sponsored by ‘TeaMModi’ group for fulfilling their ‘harake’ (wish) to get him re-elected. Yakshagana is a traditional theatre form that combines unique blending of music, extempore dialogues, phenomenal dancing moves, rich… Continue reading Modi fans celebrate victory with all-night Yakshagana

National Institute of Nutrition stands by its report on no onion, garlic in its meals

The National Institute of Nutrition(NIN) has said that it stands by its report of nutritional adequacy of the midday meals supplied by Akshaya Patra Foundation(APF) to the government schools in Karnataka. Recently,section of civil society has written a letter to the NIN to withdraw its report endorsing the APF refusal to follow a directive given… Continue reading National Institute of Nutrition stands by its report on no onion, garlic in its meals

Experts ask NIN to withdraw report favouring Akshay Patra

A section of civil society has written a letter to the National Institute of Nutrition(NIN) to withdraw its report endorsing the Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) refusal to follow a directive given by the Karnataka government to include onions and garlic in the Mid-Day Meal Scheme. Earlier,Karnataka government had sought a technical report from NIN following… Continue reading Experts ask NIN to withdraw report favouring Akshay Patra

SC/ST govt staff promotion: apex court upholds validity of Karnataka law

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of the Karnataka Extension of Consequential Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (to the Posts in the Civil Services of the State) Act 2018. The act provides  for consequential seniority to persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes promoted under the… Continue reading SC/ST govt staff promotion: apex court upholds validity of Karnataka law

Karnataka limits weight of schoolbags

The Karnataka government has issued an order directing all schools in the State,including government,aided and unaided institutions to ensure that the weight of a school bag is not more than 10% of the child’s weight. This order comes after the Union Ministry for Human Resource Development had directed all States to draw up guidelines to… Continue reading Karnataka limits weight of schoolbags

SC lifts stay on KC Valley project

The Supreme Court has lifted a stay it imposed earlier on the Karnataka government’s scheme known as K&C Valley.KC Valley project envisages filling several tanks in Kolar district with treated water from Bengaluru. The project will help in improving ground water level. The apex court said that the scheme was in compliance with similar practices… Continue reading SC lifts stay on KC Valley project