[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #243 : RN Choubey Board, Anthropology Optional, Kerala Home State

Date of Interview: 11/05/2022 afternoon Board: RN Choubey Optional: Anthropology Home State: Kerala To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Your experience in interview- it wasn’t very cordial like mentioned in transcripts. There was no grilling. But panel seemed quite disinterested Utility of mocks (if any)- mocks are helpful in obtaining experience Chairman… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #243 : RN Choubey Board, Anthropology Optional, Kerala Home State

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #218 : TCA Anant Board, Malayalam Literature Optional, Violin, badminton Hobbies

Date of Interview: 05 May AN Board: TCA Anant Optional: Malayalam Literature Home State: Kerala Background: CET Hobbies: Violin, badminton Your experience in interview-Felt average..board was cordial..Some qns were lengthy..found it difficult to address the exact demand of the qn Utility of mocks (if any)-Boosting confidence, Knowing our strengths and weakness To view all IAS… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #218 : TCA Anant Board, Malayalam Literature Optional, Violin, badminton Hobbies

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #138 : TCA Anant Board, Kerala Home State, Malayalam Literature Optional

Date of Interview: 22/04/2022 Board: TCA Anant Optional: Malayalam Literature. Home State: Kerala Background: Dual Degree Physics and MSc Astronomy Work exp: teaching To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairman: if you want you can remove both mask and shield. (i obliged) Looked through my DAF, commented on interesting aspects of it… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #138 : TCA Anant Board, Kerala Home State, Malayalam Literature Optional

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #133 : M Sathyiavathy Board, Kerala Home State, Geography Optional, Sports Hobby

Date of Interview: 22/04/22 Board: M Sathyiavathy Ma’am Bsckground: Btech ECE Work exp: 2.5 years IT firm Optional: Geography Home State: Kerala Hobbies: sports (no Question) To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairperson Remove faceshield and put on lap Pull down mask for verification and asked to wear it throughout Read out… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #133 : M Sathyiavathy Board, Kerala Home State, Geography Optional, Sports Hobby

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #131 : RN Choubey Board, Kerala Home State, Anthropology Optional, Bharatanatyam, Reading classics, Backpacking Hobbies

Date of Interview: 22nd April 2022, Third one to go. Board: RN Choubey Sir Optional: Anthropology Home state: Kerala Background: B.tech: Computer Science Engineering Work Ex: Tata Elxsi Hobbies: Bharatanatyam, Reading classics, Backpacking To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Asked me if I have any COVID symptoms and asked me to relax… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #131 : RN Choubey Board, Kerala Home State, Anthropology Optional, Bharatanatyam, Reading classics, Backpacking Hobbies

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #54 : TCA Anant Board, Kerala Home State

Date of Interview: 11/04/2022 Board:  TCA Anant Home State: Kerala To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairman:  Your service preferences…3-4.. Why you want civil service…? Why IPS is an all india service…? Why only 3 all india services…? What are the primary responsibilities of the police? Why they need arms…? Member 1… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #54 : TCA Anant Board, Kerala Home State

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #28 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Kerala Home State, PSIR Optional, sudoku Hobby

Date of Interview: 8th April Board: Bharat Bhushan Vyas Optional: PSIR Home state: Kerala Background: English Literature Hobbies: sudoku, food history To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairman: please pull down your mask and be comfortable (was asked to keep on face shield and gloves) Is the novel a moral fable? Can… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #28 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Kerala Home State, PSIR Optional, sudoku Hobby

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #248 : RN Choubey Board, Kerala Home State, Geography Optional, Reading, Travelling, Watching Hobbies

Board: RN Choubey Background: English Literature Optional: Geography Home State: Kerala Worked: Linguistics; High Court of Kerala Hobbies: Reading, Travelling, Watching shows on OTT platforms; To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman Global warming is a myth. Do you agree or disagree. Justify. How many ice ages have Earth gone through? How is… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #248 : RN Choubey Board, Kerala Home State, Geography Optional, Reading, Travelling, Watching Hobbies

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #241 : Sathyavathy Ma’am Board, Sociology Optional, Kerala Home state

Date of Interview: 16 -09-2021 Board: Sathyavathy Madam Optional: Sociology Background: Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) Home state: Kerala  To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman What were you doing after your graduation in 2015 till 2019? What is your opinion about bank mergers? Are you in favour or are you against it?… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #241 : Sathyavathy Ma’am Board, Sociology Optional, Kerala Home state

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #234 : Manoj Soni Board, Sociology Optional, Kerala Home State

Date of Interview:16 -09-2021 Board:  Manoj Soni Optional:  Sociology Background: Mechanical Engineer Home State: Kerala Hobbies: Singing, Pencil sketching, World Cinema Other: Have won an ISRO competition, Flood volunteering To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman  First made me remove my mask and verify. Then asked me to wear it properly (later… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #234 : Manoj Soni Board, Sociology Optional, Kerala Home State

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #213 : BB Vyas Board, Kerala Home state, Malayalam literature Optional,

Date of interview: 17 September 2021 Board:  BB Vyas Background  BA English Hons Home state: Kerala Optional: Malayalam literature  To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman    Welcome, please make yourself comfortable.  You’ve graduated in English literature in 2019, were you preparing for the last 2 years? (said I’m also doing PG  Is… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #213 : BB Vyas Board, Kerala Home state, Malayalam literature Optional,

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #204 : Sujata Mehta Board, Kerala Home State, PSIR Optional, Productivity Hobby

Date of interview: 17 September 2021 Board:  Sujata Mehta Background: KL/PY, Physics/ Optional: PSIR Home State: Kerala Hobby: Productivity To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairperson Introduce yourself with education + work if any Some DAF related Q What is good governance? What is citizen centric governance? What is the interrelationship between… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #204 : Sujata Mehta Board, Kerala Home State, PSIR Optional, Productivity Hobby

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #195 : RN Choubey Board, Kerala Home State, Public administration Optional, Cricket Hobby

Date of Interview: 07 September 2021 Board: RN Choubey Home State: Kerala Optional: Public administration Background: Chemical engineering Hobby: Cricket To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman Where are you staying in Delhi? Did you get tested? Tell me which is the highest post a civil servant can become? Issues and changes… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #195 : RN Choubey Board, Kerala Home State, Public administration Optional, Cricket Hobby

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #173 : Smita Nagraj Board, Kerala Home State, Anthropology Optional

Board: Smita Nagraj Home State: Kerala Optional: Anthropology Work ex: Fertilizer sector experience To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairperson Thing you enjoyed most in your job. How do you deal with mistakes of your subordinates? What is the current subsidy policy? What changes will you suggest? Member 1 Advantages of moving… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #173 : Smita Nagraj Board, Kerala Home State, Anthropology Optional

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #155 : Dr. Manoj Soni Board, Kerala Home State, Anthropology Optional

Board: Dr. Manoj Soni Graduation: B Tech Agricultural Engineering Optional: Anthropology Home State:  Kerala To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman Is your name a Malayalam word? What it means? Topic of essay I wrote in arts festival (daf) Introduce yourself in Hindi by focussing on your personality Project your personality traits… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #155 : Dr. Manoj Soni Board, Kerala Home State, Anthropology Optional

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #150: Ajit Marshal Bhosle Board, Kerala Home State, Geography Optional, Football Hobby

Interview Date: 6/9/21 Board: Ajit Marshal Bhosle sir Home State: Kerala Optional: Geography Hobbies: Football To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman What do you understand by this quote “sports will make you feel young even in an old body “ Apart from sports what are the other things that excites a… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #150: Ajit Marshal Bhosle Board, Kerala Home State, Geography Optional, Football Hobby

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #136 : Smita Nagraj Ma’am Board, Kerala Home State, Travel Photography, Listening to Carnatic & Tamil Music Hobbies

Date of Interview: 03-Sept-2021 Board: Smita Nagraj Ma’am Background: B.TECH CS Home State: Kerala Hobbies: Travel Photography, Listening to Carnatic & Tamil Music To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman Why Tamil Music? A: Mam… it’s very romantic. Romantic? A: Explained about Ilayaraja & AR Rahmans compositions . Why Carnatic? A: 2018… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #136 : Smita Nagraj Ma’am Board, Kerala Home State, Travel Photography, Listening to Carnatic & Tamil Music Hobbies

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #131 : RN Choubey Board, Kerala Home State, Football, Cricket, Singing, & Teaching Hobbies

Date of Interview: 25.08.2021 Board: Rajiv Nayan Choubey Qualification: Electrical Engineer, Software Engineer at Tech Mahindra Home State: Kerala Hobbies: Football, Cricket, Singing, and Teaching To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman Tell us about your educational and professional qualifications. Whether Army is required to tackle Internal Security issues. What is AFSPA… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #131 : RN Choubey Board, Kerala Home State, Football, Cricket, Singing, & Teaching Hobbies

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #130 : Manoj Soni Board, Kerala Home State, Public speaking, critical writing Hobbies

Date of interview: 23rd August 2021 Board: Manoj Soni Qualification: MBBS Work Experience: Medical Officer X 3 Years Home State: Kerala Hobbies: Public speaking, critical writing Co curricular activity: Founding member, Health on wheels program amongst a host of others To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman Good afternoon. Let’s start off.… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #130 : Manoj Soni Board, Kerala Home State, Public speaking, critical writing Hobbies

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #122 : Smita Nagraj Board, Kerala Home State, PSIR Optional,

Date of Interview: 03/09/21 Board: Smita Nagraj Background: Btech EEE Optional: Political Science and IR Home State: Kerala To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairperson Please tell me what you are currently doing. Have you started monitoring projects? What are the states assigned to you? What was the process of selection for… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #122 : Smita Nagraj Board, Kerala Home State, PSIR Optional,

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #119 : RN Choubey Board, Kerala Home State, Malayalam Literature Optional, Violin, Comedy, Novels, Indoor Gardening Hobbies

Date of Interview: 03-09-2021 Board: RN Choubey Sir Background: Doctor Home State: Kerala, Optional: Malayalam Literature Hobbies: Violin, Stand – up Comedy, Malayalam Novels, Indoor Gardening To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman Kindly take off your mask and place it on the table in front of you. We are here to… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #119 : RN Choubey Board, Kerala Home State, Malayalam Literature Optional, Violin, Comedy, Novels, Indoor Gardening Hobbies

Kerala to set up India’s first International Women’s Trade Centre

News: Kerala has announced the setting up of India’s first international women’s trade centre(WTC) in consonance with the United Nations sustainable development goals(SDGs). Facts: Aim: The centre aims to accelerate women entrepreneurship and secure gender parity while providing women with a safe place away from home to start new businesses set up or expand and… Continue reading Kerala to set up India’s first International Women’s Trade Centre

Kerala’s ‘Namath Basai’ programme brings tribal children back to school

Facts: Namath Basai: It is a Kerala government’s unique programme of teaching tribal children in their mother tongue. Implementation: It is implemented by the Samagra Shiksha Kerala (SSK). Significance: The SSK has distributed some 50 laptops exclusively for Namath Basai.Hence,it has succeeded in retaining hundreds of tribal children in their online classes by making them… Continue reading Kerala’s ‘Namath Basai’ programme brings tribal children back to school

6.5-km two-lane tunnel road to Wayanad gets the nod

News:The Union government has given the nod for a two-lane tunnel road in the Anakkampoyil-Kalladi-Meppadi corridor. Facts: The Anakkampoyil-Kalladi-Meppadi corridor will run parallel to the Thamarassery pass that links Kozhikode to Wayanad. On completion, the 6.5-km tunnel will be the third longest in the country after Chenani-Nashri tunnel (9.2 km) and Banihal-Qazigund tunnel (8.5km) from… Continue reading 6.5-km two-lane tunnel road to Wayanad gets the nod

Senna spectabilis

News:The Kerala Government is planning to stop the rampant growth of Senna spectabilis in the forest areas of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve(NBR). Facts: About Senna Spectabilis: Senna spectabilis is a plant species of the legume family (Fabaceae) native to South and Central America. The plant has become an invasive alien species in parts of Africa,… Continue reading Senna spectabilis

Rarely seen strawberry finch spotted at Akkulam Lake

News:Recently,the strawberry finch,a bird has been spotted in the vicinity of Akkulam Lake in Kerala. Facts: About Strawberry Finch: Strawberry finch is also known as red avadavat (Amandava amandava) or red munia. It is a sparrow-sized bird of the family Estrildidae.It is listed as Least Concern by IUCN. It is usually found in the open… Continue reading Rarely seen strawberry finch spotted at Akkulam Lake

Kerala to host global meet on climate change, ocean health

News:Kerala will be hosting a three-day international conference called ClimFishCon 2020. Facts: About the conference: Aim:To study the impact of climate change on the Hydrological cycle, ecosystem, fisheries and food security. It is organised jointly by the CUSAT School of Industrial Fisheries and the Department of Fisheries,Kerala. Theme:Climate Change-Effective Adaptation for a Secure Future.

Explained:The Silver Line Project

News:The Ministry of Railways has granted in-principle approval for the ‘Silver Line’ project,a proposal of the Kerala government. Facts: About Silver line project The Silver line project involves laying the 532 km long railway lines from Kasaragod in the north of Kerala to Thiruvananthapuram in the south. This will connect the major districts and towns… Continue reading Explained:The Silver Line Project

India Hypertension Control Initiative(IHCI) yields results

News:The India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) launched in four districts of Kerala has been able to control hypertension in about 35% of the people covered under the initiative. Facts: About IHCI: The IHCI was launched in Kerala in 2018 as a multi-partner five-year initiative with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Council… Continue reading India Hypertension Control Initiative(IHCI) yields results

New signal fish discovered off Kerala coast

News:Scientists have discovered a new species of signal fish named Pteropsaron indicum off Kerala coast. Facts: About the species: The Pteropsaron indicum species was collected by trawlers at a depth of 70 metres during a marine biodiversity survey. This is the first species of the genus signal fish to be discovered in the Indian waters.Pteropsaron… Continue reading New signal fish discovered off Kerala coast

Kerala CM launches capacity development programme for women entrepreneurs

News:Kerala Chief Minister has launched the Kerala edition of WING-Women Rise Together. Facts: WING is an initiative by Startup India,Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade(DPIIT). The programme aims to identify and support aspiring and established women entrepreneurs by providing them access to incubation, investors and various business support services.  Kerala Startup Mission(KSUM) along… Continue reading Kerala CM launches capacity development programme for women entrepreneurs

Kerala police gear up to scan underworld of Internet

News:Kerala police has launched a programme called Cyberdome. Facts: About Cyberdome: Cyberdome is Kerala police department’s premier facility dedicated to prevent cybercrime and mitigate security threats to the State’s critical information infrastructure. The facility has state-of-the-art lab complete with enabling software to intervene and crack down on the rising criminal activities over the Darknet also… Continue reading Kerala police gear up to scan underworld of Internet

Pulikali

News:Pulikali(Tiger dance) festival is set to be welcomed in Kerala. Facts About Pulikali: Pulikali (Tiger Dance) is a folk art of Kerala. The artists wear a tiger mask, paint their bodies like tigers and dance to the rhythm of traditional percussion instruments such as thakil, udukku and chenda. It is performed on the fourth day… Continue reading Pulikali

Onam festival

News:President of India has greeted the citizens of the country on the eve of Onam festival. Facts: About the Onam festival: Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala.  It is a harvest festival and is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam,the first month of Malayalam… Continue reading Onam festival

Tirur Vettila obtains GI tag

Geographical Indication Registry of India has accorded Geographical Indication(GI) tag to Tirur Vettila. Tirur Vettila is a betel leaf.It is produced in Tirur and nearby areas of Malappuram district,Kerala. Tirur Vettila is unique for its significantly high content of total chlorophyll and protein in fresh leaves.The leaf also has several medicinal properties. Eugenol is the… Continue reading Tirur Vettila obtains GI tag

Global meet on shark fisheries

International shark meet was held in Kochi,Kerala on July 24,2019. The global conference was jointly organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation(FAO) and Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). The meeting aimed to bring together the scientific community in the spectrum to describe various methodologies being transpired and adopted in research works and to develop… Continue reading Global meet on shark fisheries

Kerala to set up nation’s first Space Systems Park

The Kerala government will set up the country’s first Space Systems Park at the upcoming Knowledge City in Thiruvananthapuram, kerala.The project will be implemented by the State Government’s Electronics and IT Department. The facility will seek to attract global start-ups working in the space sector and also make it as a major manufacturing hub for… Continue reading Kerala to set up nation’s first Space Systems Park

Tribal SHG women create an organic agro revolution

Recently,a self-help group of tribal women in Wayanad,Kerala has decided to launch a project to carry out organic farming over 100 acres possibly making this the largest tribal foray into organic farming. The members of this group were guided to organic farming by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK) under the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU). Organic farming… Continue reading Tribal SHG women create an organic agro revolution

Kerala to set up investment firm for NRIs

Kerala has announced its plan to set up a diaspora investment company known as NRK Investment and Holding Company. The company will have a 74% stake of non-resident Keralites and a 26% government stake. This objective of the company will be fund infrastructure projects and NRI townships in the state.The projects planned under ‘Rebuild Kerala’… Continue reading Kerala to set up investment firm for NRIs

Kerala to hold women startup summit

The Kerala Startup Mission(KSUM) is hosting the Women Startup Summit on August 1,2019. The summit will be held in association with the Indian Women Network floated by Confederation of Indian Industry(CII).The theme of the Summit is “Developing an Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystem”. The summit aims at encouraging aspiring women professionals to take up their entrepreneurial journey… Continue reading Kerala to hold women startup summit

Kerala first Indian state to tap into masala bond market

Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board(KIIFB) has issued Masala Bonds to raise funds from the overseas market. KIIFB has become the first regional entity in India to enter the offshore international masala bond market.The bond has been listed on the London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market. Masala bonds are bonds issued by an Indian entity in… Continue reading Kerala first Indian state to tap into masala bond market

Kerala assembly proceedings to be digitized: Speaker

Kerala state assembly has decided to become paperless with total digitization of the records and proceedings.This initiative is part of an ambitious project called as E-Vidhan. Once the project is completed, all the Assembly proceedings like submission of notice by a member, question and answers, and all the other business concerning the Assembly will go… Continue reading Kerala assembly proceedings to be digitized: Speaker

New protocols for managing disasters

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has updated standard operating procedures (SOP) and adopted new protocols for disaster management in the State. The updated SOP is known as ‘Orange book of disaster management — Kerala — SOP and emergency support functions plan.  It was previously known as the ‘Handbook on disaster management — Volume… Continue reading New protocols for managing disasters

Purple frog, believed to have coexisted with dinosaurs, set to be crowned Kerala’s state amphibian

According to researchers,Purple frog could soon be designated as Kerala’s state amphibian.This title would help in saving the species which is fast disappearing from its habitat in the western ghats. The purple frog was discovered in 2003.The scientific name of the species is Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis.It is also known as Maveli frog or Pignose Frog. It… Continue reading Purple frog, believed to have coexisted with dinosaurs, set to be crowned Kerala’s state amphibian

Interceptor vessel joins Coast Guard service

A new Coast Guard vessel named as C-441 has been commissioned at Vizhinjam harbour in Kerala under the aegis of Regional Commander Western Region. C-441 is an Indian Coast Guard interceptor Vessel.C-441 is the seventh interceptor vessel amongst the series designed and built indigenously by L&T Ltd,Surat. C-441 is a 27.8-metre-long vessel.It has a maximum… Continue reading Interceptor vessel joins Coast Guard service

Man-made forest fires threaten ‘neelakurinji’ plants

A massive forest fire has eroded the forest lands of the Neelakurinji Sanctuary in Vattavada as well as parts of Pampadum Shola National Park in Munnar, Kerala.According to the Wildlife experts,the recent large-scale forest fires on the grasslands where Neelakurinji blossoms could have wiped out of all the seeds of the Kurinji flowers from the… Continue reading Man-made forest fires threaten ‘neelakurinji’ plants

Penkoottu to follow up Right to Sit campaign

Penkoottu is planning a campaign to ensure that women workers ‘right to sit’ becomes a reality in all shops across the State. They have been in the forefront of the Right to Sit campaign as it was found that employees,mostly women,in many shops, especially textile shops, were not allowed to sit during their working hours.… Continue reading Penkoottu to follow up Right to Sit campaign