[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #240 : TCA Anant Board, Agriculture Optional, Maharashtra Home State

Date of Interview: 29/04/2022 Board: TCA Anant Optional: Agriculture Home State: Maharashtra To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairman meaning of …. where ….flower is grown? tell me about flower in detail How many agroclimatic zones in Maharashtra? tell me names reasons for scarcity zone? which crops grown under scarcity zone? Which… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #240 : TCA Anant Board, Agriculture Optional, Maharashtra Home State

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #208 : TCA Anant  Board, Maharashtra Home State, Public Administration Optional

Date of Interview: 5th May Afternoon, 5th to go Board: TCA Anant Home State: Maharashtra Optional: Public Administration Background: Metallurgical Engineering Service: Indian Corporate Law Services 2019 1st preference IPS To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairperson Asked me to remove the mask if you are okay with it Read the Daf… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #208 : TCA Anant  Board, Maharashtra Home State, Public Administration Optional

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #192 : RN Choubey Board, Chemistry Optional, Maharashtra Home State

Date of Interview: 02/05/2022, Afternoon Session Board: RN Choubey Sir Optional: Chemistry Background: Materials & Metallurgy Btech, Masters Home State: Maharashtra Work: JSPL, Tata Designs To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairperson Introduce urself in a minute Love Jihad –  Against parents wish, should be stopped? – Religious conversion in it? Livein… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #192 : RN Choubey Board, Chemistry Optional, Maharashtra Home State

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #169 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional,

Board: Bharat Bhushan Vyas sir Home State: Maharashtra Optional: PSIR Hobby: Anapansati meditation Proffession: Bamboo cultivation Duration: 35 min. Entered the room… Second shift( 2nd last to go) Chairperson setting on round table, respective 4 members were setting at 4 corners with safe distance. (2 male +2 lady members) To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #169 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional,

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #165 : RN Choubey Board, Maharashtra Home State, Anthropology Optional,

Date of Interview: 25 April 2022 Afternoon 2nd last to go Board: RN Choubey sir Background: B.A Economics Optional: Anthropology Home State: Maharashtra Experience: worked in Public sector Bank Hobby: 1 Teaching @ school level 2 Councelling To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Board was cordial, No face shield Asked if no… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #165 : RN Choubey Board, Maharashtra Home State, Anthropology Optional,

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #135 : RN Choubey Board, Maharashtra Home State, Marathi literature Optional

Date of Interview: 20th April 2022 Board: RN Choubey Sir Optional: Marathi literature Background: E&Tc Engineering SPPU Home State: Maharashtra Hobbies: Reading Marathi fiction, Keeping a gratitude journal(Nothing was asked from here) Interests: Being ascribed to Differently abled persons Service: IDAS To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairperson: Similar sentences that he… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #135 : RN Choubey Board, Maharashtra Home State, Marathi literature Optional

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #129 : Smita Nagraj Board, Maharashtra Home State, Geography Optional, farming, Sports Hobbies

Date of Interview: 21st April, Morning Session Board: Smita Nagraj Ma’am Optional: Geography Background: BA, Geography, IPS. Home state: Maharashtra Hobby: Modern farming and Interaction with farmers. Football To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Greeted them , they  asked me to  remove the mask. Chairman Have you joined training or not, which… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #129 : Smita Nagraj Board, Maharashtra Home State, Geography Optional, farming, Sports Hobbies

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #126 : TCA Anant Board, Maharashtra Home State, Playing cricket, watching football

Date of Interview: 22nd April Board: TCA Anant Background: Chartered Accountant Home State: Maharashtra Hobby: Playing cricket and watching football To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairman: asked me to remove mask and be comfortable Your hobby is watching football? Do you play football? Why not? You play cricket? Batsman or bowler?… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #126 : TCA Anant Board, Maharashtra Home State, Playing cricket, watching football

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #123 : M. Sathyavathy Board, Maharashtra Home State, Geography Optional

Date of Interview: 19th April, 3pm Board: M. Sathyavathy Ma’am Home State:  Maharashtra Background: BA honours, MA, and JRF all In Geography from Delhi University. Optional: Geography Hobbies: Aquascaping and backpacking (Most of my interview was focussed here) To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Etracurriculars- College Street Theatre and MUNs Mocks- Helped… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #123 : M. Sathyavathy Board, Maharashtra Home State, Geography Optional

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #111 : M. Sathiyavathy Ma’am Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional, Trekking Hobby

Date of Interview: (19th April) 35 minutes  Board: M. Sathiyavathy Ma’am Optional: PSIR Home state: Maharashtra Hobbies: Trekking, NGO, Sqay Khawankay Background: B.Tech Electrical To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairperson If we utilise Hydropower potential of Arunachal Pradesh alone then also we can meet energy demands of whole India, then why… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #111 : M. Sathiyavathy Ma’am Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional, Trekking Hobby

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #96 : RN Choubey Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional, Reading Hobby

Date of Interview: 18th april afternoon session Board: RN Choubey Sir Optional: PSIR Home State: Maharashtra Background: Btech Mechanical, Commodities Trader for 2 years (Maharashtra) Hobbies:  Reading Non-Fiction Books, Playing Contract Bridge Utility of mocks: Helped a lot. Not in the sense of line of questioning but  Mannerisms and handling tricky questions. To view all… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #96 : RN Choubey Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional, Reading Hobby

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #81 :M. Sathiyavathy Ma’am Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional

Date of Interview: 14 April 2022 Board: M.Sathiyavathy Ma’am Optional: political science and international relations Background: B.A. political science Home State: Maharashtra Hobby: Meditation To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairman Seems your DAF looking very brief, Do you not play any sports? (i did not mention any sport since I did… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #81 :M. Sathiyavathy Ma’am Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #47 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional,

Date of Interview: 12/04/2022 Board: Bharat Bhushan Vyas Optional: PSIR Home State: Maharashtra Background: Chemical Engineering Work ex: Working in NABARD To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairperson You are working in Nabard, tell me about directed lending? Don’t you think, it is a burden on commercial banks ? In which section… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #47 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional,

[UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #37 : RN. Choubey Board, Maharashtra Home State, Anthropology Optional,

Board: RN. Choubey Sir Optional: Anthropology Home State: Maharashtra Hobby: Vipassana, web series, and movies Background: Mechanical Engineering To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2021, visit this page Chairman chair- told me to remove mask if dont have any symptoms 1. Introduce urself with ur background M1- when should one start doing meditation?young age or old… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2021] – Transcript #37 : RN. Choubey Board, Maharashtra Home State, Anthropology Optional,

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #259 : Smita Nagraj Board, Anthropology Optional, Maharashtra Home state

Date of Interview: 20 -09-2021 Board: Smita Nagraj mam Optional: Anthropology Background: Graduation Home state Maharashtra To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page  Chairperson Welcome, your height Is good, you must have been the tallest person in all your classes do you play any sports? What are you doing nowadays? Unequal development in… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #259 : Smita Nagraj Board, Anthropology Optional, Maharashtra Home state

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #203 : Manoj Soni Sir Board, Maharashtra Home state, Anthropology Optional, Bharatnatyam, Zumba Hobbies

Date of interview: 15  September 2021 Board: Manoj Soni Sir Background: BA Psychology, MA Political Science, MA Anthropology, LLB Home state: Maharashtra Hobbies: Bharatnatyam, Zumba Optional: Anthropology To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman So, you come from Pune. I’ve been there. What do you say about “Pune Misal”? Have you ever… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #203 : Manoj Soni Sir Board, Maharashtra Home state, Anthropology Optional, Bharatnatyam, Zumba Hobbies

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #188 : Sathiyavathy Ma’am Board, Maharashtra Home State, Anthropology Optional

Date of Interview: 14th Sept Forenoon. Board: Sathiyavathy Mam Job Profile: Manager in RBI Optional: Anthropology Graduation: Electrical Engineering Home State: Maharashtra To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairperson What have you been doing since graduation (2017)? Why you choose Anthropology as your optional after graduating in Electrical? Explain why you are… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #188 : Sathiyavathy Ma’am Board, Maharashtra Home State, Anthropology Optional

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #185 : Sujata Mehta Madam Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional

Date of Interview: 14 Sept 2021 Board: Sujata Mehta Madam Optional: PSIR Background: Civil Engg Home State: Maharashtra To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman Introduce urself with education and work-ex Did ur college give u placement Did u complete any internship in college (I said yes ) Tell about the internship… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #185 : Sujata Mehta Madam Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #171 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional, Running, Karate, Reading, Debating Hobbies

Date of Interview: 10/09/2021 Board: Bharat Bhushan Vyas Optional: PSIR Graduation: BA Economics Home State: Maharashtra Hobbies: Alt Rock music, Running, Karate, Reading, Debating To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman You’ve studied economics and pol sci. Tell me what are the internal tensions within China What lessons can india learn from… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #171 : Bharat Bhushan Vyas Board, Maharashtra Home State, PSIR Optional, Running, Karate, Reading, Debating Hobbies

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #159 : TCA Anant Board, Maharashtra Home State, Sociology Optional

Board: TCA Anant Graduation: NIT Nagpur Optional: Sociology Home State: Maharashtra Work ex: Currently working in JPMorgan chase To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman You are from Akola Tell me something about buldhana ? Strengths and weakness of buldhana? You are doing good in life . Here your salary will be… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #159 : TCA Anant Board, Maharashtra Home State, Sociology Optional

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #152 : R.N. Choubey Board, Maharashtra Home State, Running, cooking Hobbies

Date of Interview: 2nd Sept. Board: R. N. Choubey sir Background: M.Sc Mathematics from BITS Pilani Hobbies: Running, cooking Home State: Maharashtra To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman Tell me your academic and work experience in 1 minute. (Didn’t need that long! LOL) How did you get interested in Mathematics when… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #152 : R.N. Choubey Board, Maharashtra Home State, Running, cooking Hobbies

[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #125 : Sujata Mehta Board, Maharashtra Home State, Naam-smaran Hobby

Date of Interview: 18 august Board: Sujata Mehta Background: B.Tech Mechanical Engineering, Home State: Maharashtra Worked: as an associate engineer at Eaton India Innovation center. Hobbies: Naam-smaran To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman Tell us about yourself? What was the kind of work you were doing? What is innovation? How is… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #125 : Sujata Mehta Board, Maharashtra Home State, Naam-smaran Hobby

Sonneratia alba to be state mangrove tree in Maharashtra

News: Maharashtra is set to become the first state in the country to declare Sonneratia alba as a state mangrove tree species. Facts: Sonneratia alba or mangrove apple: It is an evergreen mangrove tree in the family Lythraceae.  Distribution: It grows naturally in many tropical and subtropical areas from East Africa to the Indian subcontinent,… Continue reading Sonneratia alba to be state mangrove tree in Maharashtra

Emergency Response Sanitation Units(ERSUs)

News:The Maharashtra government has directed all civic bodies in the state to set up Emergency Response Sanitation Units(ERSUs) to ensure safeguards for sanitation workers who clean manholes and sewers. Facts: About ERSUs: The municipal commissioner of the civic body concerned will be the Responsible Sanitation Authority(RSA).The unit would be headed by a senior civic officer… Continue reading Emergency Response Sanitation Units(ERSUs)

Cabinet clears major port in Maharashtra

News:Union Cabinet has given its approval for setting up a Major Port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Maharashtra. Facts: About Vadhavan Port: The Vadhavan port will be the 13th major port in the country.It will be developed on a landlord based model. A special purpose vehicle (SPV) will be formed with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust(JNPT)… Continue reading Cabinet clears major port in Maharashtra

State of Maharashtra’s Agri-business and Rural Transformation Program (SMART) Project

News:Government of India, the Government of Maharashtra and the World Bank has signed a loan agreement of USD 210 million for State of Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project(SMART). Facts: About SMART Project: The project has been launched by the Maharashtra Government with the assistance of World Bank. It aims to transform Rural Maharashtra through… Continue reading State of Maharashtra’s Agri-business and Rural Transformation Program (SMART) Project

Explained: Amid Maharashtra drama, recalling a landmark SC judgment–S R Bommai

News:The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra Governor to ensure that the trust vote be held on November 28,2019.Several important observations were made by the Court from the ‘Bommai case’. Facts: About S.R Bommai vs Union of India case: S.R. Bommai was the Chief Minister of the Janata Dal government in Karnataka. His government was… Continue reading Explained: Amid Maharashtra drama, recalling a landmark SC judgment–S R Bommai

Explained: Supreme Court orders Maharashtra floor test tomorrow, what next?

News:Recently,the Supreme Court has ordered a floor test in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Facts: About the Floor Test: A floor test is the determination on the floor of the House whether the Chief Minister commands the support of the majority of the MLAs.  This can be done by means of a voice vote or by… Continue reading Explained: Supreme Court orders Maharashtra floor test tomorrow, what next?

Maharashtra govt to set up cleanliness university

News:The Government of Maharashtra has decided to set up ‘Swachh Bharat World University’. Facts: The ‘Swachh Bharat World University’ will be located in Wardha to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. The university will focus on research, education and finding permanent solutions for cleanliness. This university is being set up despite the Swachh Bharat Mission… Continue reading Maharashtra govt to set up cleanliness university

Asian Development Bank(ADB)

News:India and Asian Development Bank(ADB) has signed $200 million loan agreement for upgrading rural roads in 34 districts of Maharashtra to improve road safety. Facts: About Asian Development Bank(ADB): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966. ADB is headquartered in Manila, Philippines.It aims to promote social and… Continue reading Asian Development Bank(ADB)

In a first, Maharashtra gets biometric database to list criminals

Maharashtra has become the first state in the country to adopt automated multimodal biometric identification system(AMBIS). AMBIS unit comprises a computer terminal,a camera and iris,fingerprint, and palm scanners.It also includes a portable system to dust off and capture fingerprints from crime scenes. AMBIS system collates data and enables automated identification of criminal records using fingerprint,… Continue reading In a first, Maharashtra gets biometric database to list criminals

Explained: Jalyukta Shivar key for Maharashtra, but still has a long road ahead

Jalyukta Shivar is the flagship programme of the Maharashtra government.It was launched in December 2014.It aims to make 5,000 villages free of water scarcity. The scheme targets drought-prone areas by improving water conservation measures in order to make them more water sustainable. The scheme envisaged to arrest maximum run-off water especially during the monsoon months… Continue reading Explained: Jalyukta Shivar key for Maharashtra, but still has a long road ahead

Budget may unveil a national warehousing grid to plug key gaps, Maharashtra model

The Centre is likely to announce a scheme for an integrated warehousing network in the Budget,2019. The aim of the scheme will be to operationalise a national warehousing grid’ to effectively integrate the highly fragmented warehousing market in India. The scheme is likely to be similar to Maharashtra where the government has kicked off a… Continue reading Budget may unveil a national warehousing grid to plug key gaps, Maharashtra model

Maharashtra plans ₹50-crore CCTNS overhaul

The Maharashtra government has decided to upgrade the entire Crime Criminal Tracking Network System(CCTNS) project after complaints of glitches in the system. CCTNS is a project initiated in June 2009 which was aimed at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing at the Police Station level. The project… Continue reading Maharashtra plans ₹50-crore CCTNS overhaul

Now a portal to register e-vehicles

Maharashtra Government has announced its State Electric Vehicle Policy. Under this policy,Maharashtra has launched a new web portal for the registration of battery-operated vehicles.This portal will work as a gateway for sanction and disbursement of fiscal incentive to the buyers of Electric Vehicle (EVs), As per the approved policy,an enabling environment will also be created… Continue reading Now a portal to register e-vehicles

Too late to order probe into Dabhol project: SC

The Supreme Court has ordered to close the case of alleged corruption involving politicians,bureaucrats and corporates in the Enron-Dabhol power project.The court said that delay of over 25 years will serve no purpose in continuing with the judicial commission of inquiry. US-based Enron and its associate Dabhol Power Corporation had set up the 2,550 megawatt… Continue reading Too late to order probe into Dabhol project: SC