Friday, 12 February 2016

How much does an IAS officer earn initially as salary?

The IAS officer joins as a probationer. He is in PB3 15600-39100 + GP 5400.

He salary would be around 40,500=(pay15600 +GP5400 +18900+600).

During probation: Of this around 10,000 would be mess bill. A percentage would be retained to be paid by state later.

 In short: He would get around 20,000 in hand.If the probationer

A number of questions in quora and in wiki's which clearly explain this. There are many aspirants who does a guesstimation of salary. Just calculate the Pay+Gradepay+allowance+DA) and its the salary of any job.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Real 4G vs 4G vs LTE

What is 4G? Difference “real 4G”and “4G”?

The ITU (International telecom unions) had mentioned certain specifications for 4G. The connections that meet these requirements are known as “real 4G”. There are lot of companies which advertise as 4G, which may not meet these requirements but are known as 4G.

Read about the 4G specifications (Click here)

How to find if the connection is “real 4G”or 4G?

Running speed test and comparing with the specifications. It can be noted that the disclaimer of most companies would have fine prints that cover the legal hassles  if some one complaints that he/she isn’t getting “real 4G”.

What is 3.9 G?

The improvements in 3G, which are better but doesn’t meet the 4G requirements, are known as 3.9 G.

What is LTE?

LTE stands for long term evolution. It didn’t meet the original requirements of 4G, but since it was a significant improvement over the 3G, it is regarded as 4G.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Science and Tech - Hydroponics


The plants depend on soil for nutrients. In hydroponics the plants get the nutrients without being planted in soil. It is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions without soil. Hydroponics has several branches like aeroponics, aquaponics etc.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Topper's blog for UPSC preparation

Yet another Indian who doesn't want to end up as yet another Indian, Umesh N S K, has detailed his study strategy in the blog Tour De Force. It is well written take on the current trends in UPSC. For students of Political Science, it is a good read.

Monday, 22 June 2015

IAS Probationers meeting Honorable President of India

The IAS probationers do a eight week Bharat Darshan ( visit to different parts of India),At the end the probationers call on the Honorable President of India. A video release of the same:

Visit :

Interview 2014 IAS TOPPER

Interview in Hindi with Gaurav IAS Topper 2014

 Interview Topper IAS

Youtube link : Click on picture or visit :

Project Mausam

Project Mausam

Announced by : Ministry of Culture

It is a project of Ministry of Culture with ASI as nodal agency and involvement of IGNCA.

Aim : Improve Soft Power, increase cooperation with 39 countries.

Indian ocean has the “Indian” in its name. This is proved again by this project. The cultural routes and maritime landscapes are of importance to India and other neighbouring states. The combined effort in this regard has invited positive response.It is a friendly gesture to all the surrounding states to reinforce the cooperation with India.

The Plan envisages joint initiative of India and various member states for implementation of UNESCO Cultural Conventions of World Heritage and Intangible culture. It further promotes joint research and selection of appropriate sites to prepare application of trans-national nomination of Maritime Routes & Coastal Cultural Landscape sites. The Standing Financial Committee (SFC) memorandum is under consideration.

Qtns: a)Analyse the relevance of Project Mausam with respect to India’s neighbours (300 words)
  b) 50 words : Project Mausam.


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