Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Admiralty Jurisdiction Bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha today

The Admiralty Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims Bill is scheduled to come up for consideration and passage in the on Wednesday.

The Bill will consolidate the existing laws relating to admiralty jurisdiction, legal proceedings in connection with vessels, their arrest, detention, sale and other matters connected.

The and the Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill is also scheduled to be tabled in the Lok Sabha.

In the Rajya Sabha, the Employee's Compensation Amendment Bill will come up for consideration and passage.

The Bill, seeking to amend the Employee's Compensation Act, 1923, has been passed by the Lok Sabha.

The and Prevention and Control Bill, 2014 is also scheduled to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha.

The Bill will provide the prevention and control of the spread of and and also protect the human rights of persons affected by the virus.

Mamata Banerjee to sit on dharna in Patna against demonetisation today PTI

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad said the party will accompany Banerjee during the dharna, however, RJD alliance partner and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar led JD(U) will not participate.
Talking to reporters in Patna, Banerjee said every political party has its own stand on the demonetisation issue and so Nitish Kumar and his party.
Earlier in Lucknow, Mamata questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on why BJP MPs and MLAs should submit their bank account transaction details only for the post-demonetisation period and not since the NDA government came to power.
After her rally, Mamata thanked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party and the people of the state in a series of tweets.
"Thank u Lucknow & Uttar Pradesh.Thank u @yadavakhilesh @SamajwadiParty thanks to the women of UP for your presence in large numbers. We are taking this people's movement to Patna tomorrow at Gardani Bagh Dharnasthal, 1 pm," she said.
While leading a protest march against demonetisation in Kolkata, Mamata said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has acted like god in implementing the demonetisation decision without caring about the common people.
She also threatened to demonstrate outside Prime Minister Modi's residence in the national capital against the demonetisation move.
"The people are distressed. I believe such a step has not been taken anywhere worldwide. Suddenly Modi ji felt, he acts like God. He has done whatever he wants, without knowing the consequence. Ask him why there's scarcity of notes in banks. If there were ample notes in banks then nothing would have bothered us. Without any proper strategy he took the step," she said.
"I am taking pledge that either I'll die or live, but will remove PM Modi from Indian politics," she said on Monday.

Manohar Parrikar arrives in Dhaka today on a two-day visit

Defence Minister arrives in Dhaka on Wednesday on a two-day visit.

This is the first ever visit of an Indian Defence Minister to Bangladesh.

The Defence Ministry says Parrikar will meet with top leadership in order to firm up defence initiatives ahead of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to Delhi later in next month.

The Defence Minister is also scheduled to meet President on Wednesday followed by a meeting with the Prime Minister's Security Advisor later in the day.

He is scheduled to visit Military Academy in tomorrow and on his return to Dhaka have talks with Prime Minister Hasina who also holds the defence portfolio.

Issues like bilateral naval and air force exercises, training and capability of defence personnel, supply of military hardware, technology transfer, co-ordinated patrolling of the international maritime boundary, joint surveillance of Exclusive Economic zones and co-operation in maritime resources offer scope for expanded bilateral defence co-operation between the two countries.

Demonetisation Myth and Reality

Some of the Myth about Recent demonetization  and their actual realities are :

Myth 1  : PM is going to address the Nation again , announcing demonetization of 100 & 50 rupee notes 

Reality : Baseless ; No Intention of cancelling legal tender status of Notes of any other denomination 

Myth 2 : Information was leaked to select Corporate House and party members in advance 

Reality : Complete secrecy was maintained ; no leakage of government's intention to any section

Myth 3 : The implementation cost is more than the benefits 

Reality : The parallel economy corrodes and eats in to the vitals of the Country's Economy , adversely affecting the poor and middle classes more than the Others 

Myth 4 : The Demonetization process is only for Show . people will find other means to keep black money  . Already industries and mechanisms are springing up to address this demand 

Reality :  Enforcement agencies are keeping necessary watch ; besides , amendments made also in Benami Transaction Act and Information sharing with Foreign Governments to Check Black Money 

All You need to know about : Benami Transaction Bill


 Myth 5 : New Notes have Chips embedded in them to trace black money Hoarders 

Reality : No Such Chips are embedded in the New Notes

Myth 6 : The new Rs .2000 notes are of Inferior quality ; their color Comes  off 

Reality  : Currency notes have a Security feature called intaglio painting . The First test for a genuine currency note is to rub it with a Cloth ; this creates a turbo-electric effect , transferring the ink Color on to the cloth 

Myth 7 : Government is going to Introduce demat format for all land records , which will make all paper record Useless

Reality : Digitization of land records , to prove title , is an ongoing process ; Government continue to support this process

Goa is all Set to Host the 47th International Film Festival of India

The 47th Edition of the Prestigious International Film Festival of India is all set to be held in Goa from the 20th November to 28th November 2016. The picturesque State of Goa has been hosting IFFI every year since 2004. The Directorate of Film Festivals of the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting organizes the festival in collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa which has been established by the state government as the nodal agency for organizing IFFI.

The first IFFI was organized in 1952 and the festival has come a long way in becoming one of the most reputed film festivals over the decades. More than one thousand film entries have been received from over 100 countries for the 47th IFFI. Around 200 films representing 88 countries have been selected for this year’s festival.

IFFI derives its theme from the phrase ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ - The Whole World is One Family’. And the phrase very well exemplifies the Indian notion of non-violence and peaceful coexistence. The Indian Panorama section of IFFI 2016 will showcase 22 films.'

Fifteen films from across the world, including two Indian Films namely Ishti’ and ‘Sahaj Paather Gappo’, will compete in the International Competition section.

12 films which have won awards at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 will also be screened at IFFI this year. The list includes, ‘I, Daniel Blake’, the winner this year of Cannes Festival’s highest honour, the prestigious Palme d’Or. The world of cinema lost two giants this year - Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda and Iranian film maker Abbas Kiarostami. A special tribute section in the memory of the two masters would also be organised.

To enhance cultural dialogue and partnership and to promote friendly relations with other nations, it has been a tradition for many years now that the International Festival of India features aCountry of Focus’ every year. In this category, prominent films made by the Country of Focus are screened delegations from the country of focus visit IFFI and there are intensive discussions and exchange of ideas. We have had Spain at IFFI 2015, China at IFFI 2014, Japan at IFFI 2013, Turkey at IFFI 2012, and USA at IFFI 2011 – as our focus countries. The Country of Focus at the 47th IFFI in Goa will be the Republic of Korea.

   Korean Writer and Director Kwon Taek Im, who is better known as the father of New Korean Cinema and who has strongly made his presence felt at the world stage , will be honored with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ this year. Kwon Taek Im has directed more than a 100 films in the last about 5 decades and has been honored with a number of awards, including Best Director Award at Cannes Film Festival, 2002 for his movie Chi-hwa-seon (Strokes of Fire) which was about a 19th Century Korean painter who changed the direction of Korean art.
Acclaimed singer, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam would be honored with the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year 2016, for his contribution to Indian Cinema. He holds the record in the Guinness Book for singing and recording more than 40,000 songs and has won the National Award six times. 

A new initiative, Centenary Award for Best Debut Feature of a Director, would recognize young talent under this new competition section. This section would showcase some of the outstanding directorial debuts of 2016 from across the world of cinema.

IFFI 2016 in collaboration with the International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT), Paris and UNESCO would also present the “ICFT- UNESCO Gandhi Medal” to a film, which reflects the ideals of peace, tolerance and non-violence.

The opening film of the festival would be the grand masterpiece, ‘After-Image’, a creation of veteran writer and director, late. Andrzej Wajda. This movie is a passionate biopic about avant-garde painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski.

 The closing film of 47th IFFI would be the South Korean official entry for the Academy Awards, The Age of Shadows, an action thriller directed by Kim Jee-woon.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Tips to crack Civil Services Prelims Exam-2017

Tip 1:

The Union Public Service Commission conducts Civil Services Preliminary examination every year. The Prelims exam is also known as Civil Services Aptitude Test (CAST) is believed to be the toughest stage in the whole process of IAS selection. Generally, Civil Service Prelims subsumes two objective question papers of two hundred marks and time duration is two hours for each paper. One paper is General Studies and the other is General Aptitude (which is an optional paper).

Tip 2:
The predominant common misconception about prelims is that it a test of facts and figures and it was never so and specially now. To get the goal, a proper action plan is required for the preparation of this exam. The thumb rule for success of this exam is making quick decision.

Tip 3:
The candidates will be tested for some essential qualities like power of retention, clarity of concepts, ability to identify the correct alternatives with efficiency and accuracy, by working on these aspects on a consistent basis, these skills are developed over years and not just in a few months. Now it the time for candidates who are appearing for Civil Service Prelims in 2017, to set the action plan for preparation of exam with above aspects.

Tip 4:
Many students appear multiple times to clear Prelims because limited number of candidates is chosen to write the main exam. Out of 100 candidates, who write the Prelims, 97 may not clear prelims due to two overarching two main reasons.

*Only a few vacancies

*Lack of right approach

Tip 5:
For instance, in 2016 the total number of applicants is 11.36 lakh, out of which the number of candidates who qualify for second stage (mains) will be only around 15,000. Around a million applicants fight to find a place in the top 15000 positions which makes prelims stage certainly not a cake-walk. But, if you are a serious candidate, embrace right strategies, guidance and study material, self-study is enough.

Tip 6:
Out of 11.36 lakh applicants, only half sit for Prelims,Out of the 11.36 lakh candidates, who register for Civil Services Prelims Exam, usually, only half of them take the Preliminary exam. This is still a bigger number considering the number of vacancies. Around 15,000-16,000 candidates (12-13 times the number of vacancies) will be selected for next round, i.e. Civil services Mains exam. This means only the top 3 per cent of candidates will get through the exam.Then question arise how to prepare for Civil Prelims.

Tip 7:
How to prepare for Civil Services Preliminary Examination? So, it's important to map out a potent strategy so that one can clear the IAS prelims and be in top 15000. Clearing prelims will turn out to be a cakewalk if the aspirant gets proper guidance and orientation.

Tip 8:
Paper-1 is General Studies is the key now:This includes areas like Indian National Movement, Indian Polity, Basic Economic Understanding, Geography, while there are static part of the syllabus, the dynamic part includes Current Affairs. General Knowledge and that does not have proper definition, thus making syllabus quite vast.

Tip 9:
Till 2014, scoring high in GS Paper 2 (popularly known as CSAT) was the easiest and fastest way to crack Civil Services Prelims. Putting less effort as compared to GS Paper 1, aspirants used to score high in this paper and cleared prelims. But, with changes in the UPSC pattern in 2015 this strategy won't work in the future.

Tip 10:
On the basic level, covering every subject of civil services preliminary exam is the best approach to clear prelims. It's not recommended to give priority to any particular book or area thinking that questions will come from that source.

Tip 11:
Likewise, it's equally important not to miss easy questions from traditional subjects like Economics, Geography, History and Polity. At least, brushing up NCERT books and previous years' question papers would be a good idea if you are time-crunched. Keeping an eye on tight competition, areas like culture and environment should also be mugged up.

Tip 12:
Current affairs preparation should be done considering the latest schemes and bills launched by the government.

Tip 13:
Paper 2 Aptitude Test: Unlike paper 1, which has some static part, paper 2 is also totally dynamic in many senses. This includes mathematics, reasoning, analytical ability and interpersonal skills that requires acumen mental ability. This paper 2 is now of only qualifying nature and its marks are not counted in preparing the merit list of Prelims exam. However, it is essential to score 33 percent in this paper to qualify the Prelims exam.

Tip 14:
Adapt requirements of the test:Since the Prelims exam is a test of endurance, candidate must prepare themselves mentally to adapt to the requirements of this test. The main constrain is the time one gets to answer about 100 questions in 120 minutes. On an average one gets around 40 seconds for each question.

Tip 15:
However, the prelims exam is multiple choice test answer it needs a proper strategy for preparation. Since the prelims exam is an elimination round the candidate should learn to focus on the information needed and filter out the rest. This test is designed to evaluate qualities like a sharp memory and basic retention power.

Tip 16:
There are ways to increase one’s memory and those techniques to be followed. A separate time slot has to be allocated for regular revisions and you have to take mock tests on monthly, weekly and daily basis as one can progress in preparation.

Tip 17:
Take prelims mock exams:This is one area which tells apart successful candidates from those who fail to crack prelims. Mock tests are integral part of regular preparations of successful candidates. By revising the attempted tests you get a chance to identify your mistakes. Writing mock tests arm you with confidence which is the key to success in any examination.

Tip 18:
Invest on the right books for Prelims Exam:An important thing is to remember is that conceptual clarity is needed for this exam. The questions are being asked are of plus 2 levels and therefore such level books should read properly to gain conceptual clarity. Any concept has to be understood with its origin, merits and de-merits, then it needs to be analysed with other relevant topics and has to be correlated with the events that have taken place, it is better to understand and establish a correlation between related concepts from other subjects and current events and other happenings.

Tip 19:
For this purpose, picking up recommended books and right study material is of utmost importance. The NCERT books are thought to be must-read by experts as well as successful candidates, as they clear up doubts at fundamental level and help candidates in scoring higher marks at both stages of Civil Services Examination - Prelims and Mains.

Tip 20:
Follow previous years and model question papers:The preliminary exam requires the ability to choose the right option among the given four options. This has to be done through a method of elimination.  To do so, it requires concerted efforts to go through previous years and model question papers and solve as many as of them as possible within stipulated time, as is done in Prelims exam.

Tip 21:
Taking a mock test for each static papers question and also to current affairs and GK could give the candidates good practice to pick up the most appropriate option. It is not enough to know the right answer but it has to be marked correctly on the answer sheet.

Tip 22:
Speed and accuracy are important in solving the model question papers on regular basis would be a great help, while taking care of negative marking in the prelims exam, so practice to be guarded while making guesses.

Tip 23:
Follow Prelims-cum-Mains approach:For Paper 1, an ideal strategy would be to cover GS Mains and Prelims syllabus in detail first that would give the concept clarity about all major topics. The type of questions asked in Prelims and Mains are different, but there are many areas where there is overlap too.

Tip 24:
An integrated prelims-cum-mains approach is catching on among civil services aspirants which rely on clearing prelims and mains in a single attempt. Good knowledge of overlapping and non-overlapping areas in the UPSC GS syllabus for Prelims and Mains certainly gets you competitive mileage over your peers.

Tip 25:
Go with a relaxed mind on the exam day:All your efforts will go in vain if you lose your cool on the exam day. It's pertinent to read questions carefully and make sure that you do not make silly mistakes. In a relaxed state of mind, you will be able to answer questions accurately and in less time.

Tip 26:
Count on your abilities and be confident that you can clear civil services preliminary exam, and you will. Eventually, it is a sane advice to the candidates, it is necessary to have a positive attitude and great amount of will power to succeed in prelims exam, one must remember to achieve the goal of getting through the Civil Service exam, qualifying the Prelims exam is the first hurdle. So all the best for IAS aspirants of 2017.


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