Syllabi for the Civil Services Preliminary examinationPreliminary ExaminationPaper I - (200 marks) Duration: Two hours* Current events of national and international importance.* History of India and Indian National Movement.* Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.* Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.* Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.* General issues on Environmental ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.* General Science.Paper II will also be of 200 marks and the duration of the paper will be two hours* Comprehension;* Interpersonal skills including communication skills;* Logical reasoning and analytical ability;* Decision making and problem solving;* General mental ability;* Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders … [Read more...] about How to crack UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam in First Attempt?
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Woowa Brothers, the operator of the country’s top food delivery app Baemin, apologized Monday over revisions to its system for charging restaurant owners, following accusations that the changes further burdened businesses already reeling from the impacts of the coronavirus.“Woowa Brothers deeply apologizes for causing a spike in cost to some businesses,” Woowa Brothers CEO Kim Beom-jun wrote in a statement, just one day after the company argued Sunday that its new charging system was “reasonable and fair.”But Kim also said the company would maintain the controversial new system while “instantly working on improving the Open Service system.” Open Service is one of two ways restaurant owners can pay to be part of Baemin - formally known as Baedal Minjok - in which they pay a per-delivery percentage to the app operator. Another way for restaurants to be supported by the delivery service is through its Ultra Call service, in which restaurants pay a … [Read more...] about Accused of hiking fees on restaurants, Baemin operator apologizes
On the other hand, restaurants are stuck between a rock and a hard place. There's been a surge in home cooking that is benefitting companies like McCormick & Co, who expect this to form into a habit that will last for quite a while. And even with more people than ever ordering food from restaurants and caterers, there is one negative aspect that isn't immediately apparent: delivery apps can help them keep their businesses afloat, but at a cost that's not immediately apparent to most of us. … [Read more...] about Delivery apps are giving restaurants a fighting chance… or are they?
Meanwhile, the City of Richmond approved a tax rate of 71 cents, a 3.4 percent decrease from last year's rate of 74 cents, following a trend of tax reduction over the last 10 years. The reduction was possible due to an increase in sales and mixed beverage tax revenue, as well as permit and service fees contributing to the city's budget, according to press release from the city. … [Read more...] about Missouri City, Sugar Land raise property taxes
In this case the very existence of the Fed program - assuring banks they could unload the Small Business Administration loans when they want - could make the program more attractive to lenders, given the fees of up to 5% banks can earn for what now amounts to processing the paperwork. … [Read more...] about Fed says it will provide financing against new U.S. ‘payroll protection’ loans
The rollout of the program has been fitful, however. Some bankers have said they remain unclear about their potential risks if the loans go bad - even though the Treasury Department has said it would guarantee them in most instances. Bankers also have been concerned about holding onto the 1% interest loans even though the Treasury last week said they could be sold back to the SBA after seven weeks. … [Read more...] about UPDATE 3-Fed says it will provide financing against new U.S. ‘payroll protection’ loans
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, a state securities regulators group, said on Wednesday it would oppose proposals to require that insurers retroactively pay the losses, citing “substantial solvency risks” for insurers. (Reporting by Suzanne Barlyn in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania; Editing by Alexander Smith) … [Read more...] about Pressure mounts on U.S. insurers to pay pandemic business loss claims
What the experts are saying about coronavirus:There needs to be open discussions about the reasoning behind the Government's coronavirus restrictionsWorking from home will make a big difference at tax time. Here's what you could be doing now to be eligible to make a claim … [Read more...] about Coronavirus crisis leaves childcare industry pleading for Child Care Subsidy help to avoid ‘mass closures’
Terry Smith wants to give Britain's "fat and complacent" fund management industry a bloody nose. The boxing-mad son of an east London bus driver, Smith, 57, says small investors have been ripped off for years by excessive fees, and in return all they have had is poor performance. This week he unveiled his new firm, Fundsmith, with a tantalisingly simple proposition. It will, he says, be "the best fund ever". … [Read more...] about Investment funds: Is Terry Smith the new Warren Buffet?
At least one scientist at an NIH laboratory has been unable to pursue research for a potential coronavirus treatment due to the ban on fetal tissue, according to The Washington Post. A Montana facility has been prevented from conducting experiments using mice that can be transplanted with human fetal tissue that develops into lungs, which could then be infected with coronaviruses. Mice are ordinarily not prone to contracting such viruses. … [Read more...] about House Democrats call on Trump administration to lift restrictions on fetal tissue for coronavirus research