Monday, 13 October 2014

UPSC Pre 2014 result declared.

UPSC Pre 2014 result declared.


‘An average aspirant can achieve his go

‘An average aspirant can achieve his goal’

Khursheed Ali Qadri
Rank 95

I have done M.Sc Botany from Jamia Hamdard. I also qualified NET JRF and was selected as 10+2 Lecturer. Later on I was selected in KAS. I also qualified UPSC in 2010, got group A central service but didn’t join. Currently I am working as Assistant Director in CAPD.

I believe the civil services exam conducted by UPSC at national level requires at the vary inception certain enigmas to be demystified. It is never anything unattainable for an average aspirant. The fundamentally inevitable requirement that pique the curiosity of the aspirants is that the aspiration must come from inside. I always believe that we should struggle for excellence rather than struggle for existence.

Well designed strategy and effective preparation plays a key role for cracking civil service exams. Since I had a limited time, being already in the government services, my strategy and design of preparation was simple and more effective. Before an aspirant starts his preparation, he must divide and delineate in his mind a very clear and unambiguous strategy. The aspirant must be planned in his efforts and must continuously update himself with current affairs. Kashmiri people are very talented and if their intellect and talent is channeled in a right way, they will bring a sea change in the overall development of the society.
There is a desperate need to develop a conducive environment so that the efforts put in are productive. The comprehensive counseling programs, initiatives of colleges and university in this direction are required for motivating the aspirants.
My advice to the aspirants is “efforts may fail but never fail to make efforts””. An average aspirant can achieve his goal and I am a symbol of it.

I feel that the representation of Kashmiri youth in civil services reflects a healthy development and instills a sense of hope. In recent years this healthy trend is molding the thought process of youth and young people want to be the part of development and join civil services

Saturday, 4 October 2014



My name is James. I and my wife Sandra got married 14yrs ago and since then we had no child. As Christians, we still believed God for a baby at the due time. Finally, my wife got pregnant and everything was alright. On the day of delivery, I was driving her to the hospital and suddenly our car collided with an on-coming lorry and we had a fatal accident. My sister narrated it thus:

''We had a call from the police through the identification found on you that you and Sandra were in the hospital. When we came to the hospital, the Doctor asked us to sign some documents so that an operation could be performed on Sandra to bring the baby out. The baby came out alive but Sandra was declared dead while I was in comma with my two legs broken. In the night, a man clothed in white appeared to me and touched my head. From that moment, I started sneezing. After 5mins, I sat up and became a little strong. Then I asked, 'where is my wife'? Then, somebody the next door started sneezing too. That was Sandra. 'She's alive, she's alive', the nurses shouted. Sandra also narrated that the same man clothed in white who touched my head also touched her head. Few days later we were discharged from the hospital. My broken legs have also been restored and I can walk perfectly too.

Today, I, Sandra and our daughter named Miracle are all alive. What was supposed to be our happiest day turned out to be a sorrowful day but we thank God for today. Ladies and gentlemen, God exists and still performs miracles, even the miracle of bringing the dead to live.

Now I decree that:
1. Nothing will cut your joy short on the happiest day of your life in Jesus name.
2. I command every dead thing in your life to come back alive in Jesus name.
3. This year, may you receive a miracle that will attract the attention of the world in Jesus mighty name. Type AMEN in the comment box to claim these prayers.

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THE WALLET (True Story)

THE WALLET (True Story)

As I walked home one freezing day, I stumbled on a wallet someone had lost in the street.

I picked it up and looked inside to find some identification so I could call the owner.

But the wallet contained only three dollars and a crumpled letter that looked as if it had been in there for years.

The envelope was worn and the only thing that was legible on it was the return address. I started to open the letter, hoping to find some clue. Then I saw the dateline--1924. The letter had been written almost sixty years ago.

It was written in a beautiful feminine handwriting on powder blue stationery with a little flower in the left-hand corner.

It was a "Dear John" letter that told the recipient, whose name appeared to be Michael, that the writer could not see him anymore because her mother forbade it. Even so, she wrote that she would always love him.

It was signed, - Hannah.

It was a beautiful letter, but there was no way except for the name Michael, that the owner could be identified. Maybe if I called information, the operator could find a phone listing for the address on the envelope.

"Operator," I began, "this is an unusual request. I'm trying to find the owner of a wallet that I found. Is there anyway you can tell me if there is a phone number for an address that was on an envelope in the wallet?"

She suggested I speak with her supervisor, who hesitated for a moment then said, "Well, there is a phone listing at that address, but I can't give you the number." She said, as a courtesy, she would call that number, explain my story and would ask them if they wanted her to connect me.

I waited a few minutes and then she was back on the line. "I have a party who will speak with you."

I asked the woman on the other end of the line if she knew anyone by the name of Hannah. She gasped, "Oh! We bought this house from a family who had a daughter named Hannah. But that was 30 years ago!"

"Would you know where that family could be located now?" I asked.

"I remember that Hannah had to place her mother in a nursing home some years ago," the woman said. "Maybe if you got in touch with them they might be able to track down the daughter."

She gave me the name of the nursing home and I called the number. They told me the old lady had passed away some years ago but they did have a phone number for where they thought the daughter might be living.

I thanked them and phoned. The woman who answered explained that Hannah herself was now living in a nursing home.

This whole thing was stupid, I thought to myself. Why was I making such a big deal over finding the owner of a wallet that had only three dollars and a letter that was almost 60 years old?

Nevertheless, I called the nursing home in which Hannah was supposed to be living and the man who answered the phone told me, "Yes, Hannah is staying with us."

Even though it was already 10 p.m., I asked if I could come by to see her. "Well," he said hesitatingly, "if you want to take a chance, she might be in the day room watching television."

I thanked him and drove over to the nursing home. The night nurse and a guard greeted me at the door. We went up to the third floor of the large building. In the day room, the nurse introduced me to Hannah.

She was a sweet, silver-haired oldtimer with a warm smile and a twinkle in her eye. I told her about finding the wallet and showed her the letter. The second she saw the powder blue envelope with that little flower on the left, she took a deep breath and said, "Young man, this letter was the last contact I ever had with Michael."

She looked away for a moment deep in thought and then said softly, "I loved him very much. But I was only 16 at the time and my mother felt I was too young. Oh, he was so handsome. He looked like Sean Connery, the actor."

"Yes," she continued. "Michael Goldstein was a wonderful person. If you should find him, tell him I think of him often. And," she hesitated for a moment, almost biting her lip, "tell him I still love him. You know," she said smiling as tears began to well up in her eyes, "I never did marry. I guess no one ever matched up to Michael..."

I thanked Hannah and said goodbye. I took the elevator to the first floor and as I stood by the door, the guard there asked, "Was the old lady able to help you?"

I told him she had given me a lead. "At least I have a last name. But I think I'll let it go for a while. I spent almost the whole day trying to find the owner of this wallet."

I had taken out the wallet, which was a simple brown leather case with red lacing on the side. When the guard saw it, he said, "Hey, wait a minute! That's Mr. Goldstein's wallet. I'd know it anywhere with that bright red lacing. He's always losing that wallet. I must have found it in the halls at least three times."

"Who's Mr. Goldstein?" I asked as my hand began to shake.

"He's one of the oldtimers on the 8th floor. That's Mike Goldstein's wallet for sure. He must have lost it on one of his walks." I thanked the guard and quickly ran back to the nurse's office. I told her what the guard had said. We went back to the elevator and got on. I prayed that Mr. Goldstein would be up.

On the eighth floor, the floor nurse said, "I think he's still in the day room. He likes to read at night. He's a darling old man."

We went to the only room that had any lights on and there was a man reading a book. The nurse went over to him and asked if he had lost his wallet. Mr. Goldstein looked up with surprise, put his hand in his back pocket and said, "Oh, it is missing!"

"This kind gentleman found a wallet and we wondered if it could be yours?"

I handed Mr. Goldstein the wallet and the second he saw it, he smiled with relief and said, "Yes, that's it! It must have dropped out of my pocket this afternoon. I want to give you a reward."

"No, thank you," I said. "But I have to tell you something. I read the letter in the hope of finding out who owned the wallet."

The smile on his face suddenly disappeared. "You read that letter?"

"Not only did I read it, I think I know where Hannah is."

He suddenly grew pale. "Hannah? You know where she is? How is she? Is she still as pretty as she was? Please, please tell me," he begged.

"She's fine...just as pretty as when you knew her." I said softly.

The old man smiled with anticipation and asked, "Could you tell me where she is? I want to call her tomorrow." He grabbed my hand and said, "You know something, Mister?

I was so in love with that girl that when that letter came, my life literally ended. I never married. I guess I've always loved her."

"Mr. Goldstein," I said, "Come with me."

We took the elevator down to the third floor. The hallways were darkened and only one or two little night-lights lit our way to the day room where Hannah was sitting alone watching the television. The nurse walked over to her.

"Hannah," she said softly, pointing to Michael, who was waiting with me in the doorway. "Do you know this man?"

She adjusted her glasses, looked for a moment, but didn't say a word. Michael said softly, almost in a whisper, "Hannah, it's Michael. Do you remember me?"

She gasped, "Michael! I don't believe it! Michael! It's you! My Michael!" He walked slowly towards her and they embraced. The nurse and I left with tears streaming down our faces.

"See," I said. "See how the Good Lord works! If it's meant to be, it will be."

About three weeks later I got a call at my office from the nursing home. "Can you break away on Sunday to attend a wedding? Michael and Hannah are going to tie the knot!"

It was a beautiful wedding with all the people at the nursing home dressed up to join in the celebration. Hannah wore a light beige dress and looked beautiful. Michael wore a dark blue suit and stood tall. They made me their best man.

The hospital gave them their own room and if you ever wanted to see a 76-year-old bride and a 79-year-old groom acting like two teenagers, you had to see this couple.

A perfect ending for a love affair that had lasted nearly 60 years.


Tuesday, 30 September 2014


She married him today.

At the end of the wedding party, her mother gave her a newly opened bank savings passbook, with $1000 deposited in it.
She told her, "My dear daughter, take this passbook. Keep it as a record of your married life. Whenever something happy and memorable happens in your new life, put some money in. Write down what it's about next to the amount. The more memorable the event is,the more money you can put in. I've done the first one for you today. Do the others with your husband. When you look back after years, you will know how much happiness you've both shared.'

She shared this with him after getting home. Both of them thought it was a great idea and couldn't wait to make the next deposit! This is what the passbook looked like after a while:

- 7 Feb: $100, his first birthday celebration after marriage
- 1 Mar: $300, she gets a salary raise
- 20 Mar: $200, vacation to Bali
- 15 Apr: $2000, She's pregnant!
- 1 Jun: $1000, He gets the big promotion
and so on...

However, as the years went by, they began fighting and arguing over trivial things. They didn't talk much. They regretted that they had married the most nasty person in the world...There was no more love.
One day she talked to her Mother. 'Mom, we can't stand it anymore. We have decided to divorce. I can't imagine how I decided to marry this guy!'

Her mother replied, 'Sure, that's no big deal. Just do whatever you want, if you really can't stand it. But before that, do one thing. Remember the savings passbook I gave you on your wedding day? Take out all money and spend it first. You shouldn't keep any record of such a poor marriage.'

She agreed with her. So she went to the bank, and was waiting in the queue to cancel the account. While she was waiting, she took a look at the passbook record. She looked, and looked, and looked. Then the memory of all the previous joyful moments came back to her. Her eyes were filled with tears. She left and went home.

When she got home, she handed the passbook to him and asked him to spend the money before getting divorced.

So the next day, he went to the bank, and was waiting in the queue to cancel the account. While he was waiting, he took a look at the passbook record. He looked, and looked, and looked. Then the memory of all the previous joyful moments came back to him. His eyes were filled with tears. He left and went home.

He gave the passbook back to her. She found a new deposit of $5000. And a line next to the record: 'This is the day I realized how much I've loved you throughout all these years. How much happiness you've brought me.'

They hugged and cried, putting the passbook back into the safe.

If you like this story then from now on give a print out of this story to every couple who is getting married along with a nice notebook to record their happy times...who know you may just be able to help them !! —

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Union Budget MCQs IMPORTANT)

1. Union Budget of India is referred to as the Annual Financial Statement in which ariticle of the Constitution of India ?
Ans: Art 112

2. Which Finance Minister presented the budget ten times, the most by any in Parliament ?
Ans: Morarji Desai (8 budgets and 2 interims)

3. Indian Government provides ____________crore for rehabilitation of displaced Kashmiri migrants as announced in Union Budget 2014-15?
Ans: 500

4. Crisis Management Center for women will be open at?
Ans: Delhi

5. Name the Finance minister of India who has presented the Union Budget 2014 in Parliament on 10th July 2014 ?
Ans: Arun Jaitley

6. Who has presented the First Union Budget of Independent India on 26th November 1947 ?
Ans: R.K. Shanmukham Chetty

7. Amount allotted for the project of developing 100 Smart Cities?
Ans: 7060 cr

8. Mandatory wage ceiling of subscription to EPS (Employee Pension Scheme) raised from Rs 6,500 to __________ ?
Ans: 15,000

9. Housing loan interest rate deduction limit has been increased to?
Ans: 2 lakhs

10. Finance Minister has put forth aim to achieve __________ per cent economic growth rate in next 3-4 years?
Ans: 7-8%

11. On which day the Union Budget presented in Lok Sabha normally ?
Ans: Last working day of the month February by the Finance Minister

12. Agriculture University announced in Budget will be set up at?
Ans: Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan

13. On 29th February 1964 and 1968, who became the only Finance minister to present the Unoin Budget on his birthday ?
Ans: Morarji Desai

14. Who were the three Prime Ministers who presented the Budget in Parliament as they were holding the Finance Ministry portfolio?
Ans: Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi

15. What is the targeted fiscal deficit for 2016 (year 2015-16) as announced in the Union Budget 2014-15?
Ans: 3.6% of GDP

16. How much fund was set aside for the proposed National Rural Internet and Technology Mission (NRITM)?
Ans: 500 cr

17. Investment limit under Section 80C has also been increased to ....... from existing 1 lakhs in Budget 2014?
Ans: 1.5 lakhs

18. When does the Budget come to effect every financial year ?
Ans: 1st April

19. How many new IIMs have been announced in Union Budget 2014?
Ans: 5 (HP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Punjab and Odisha)

20. What does 'Vote on Account' deals with ?
Ans: Expenditure side of the Govt Budget

Name of Some Air-ports in India

Name of Some Air-ports in India


1. Kolkata - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
2. New Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport
3. Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
4. Chennai- Chennai International Airport (Meenambakkam Airport)
5. Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
6. Amritsar - Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport/Raja Sansi
7. Guwahati - Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
8. Ahmedabad - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
9. Bhopal - Raja Bhoj Airport
10. Indore - Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport
11. Nagpur - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport
12. Lucknow - Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport/Amausi Airport
13. Varansi - Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
14. Patna- Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport
15. Raipur- Swami Vivekananda Airport
16. Ranchi- Birsa Munda Airport
17. Bhubaneswar- Biju Patnaik Airport
18. Chandigarh- Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport
19. Port Blair- Veer Savarkar International Airport
20. Vasco Da Gama in Goa- Dabolim International Airport