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[Results] Prelims 2020 Over - Gearing for 2021

We all theoretically believe that violence is not right, but in reality we all have our compassion zone in which we have few races, few caste, few species who are worthy of our empathy, others our just doomed to the default settings we all bequeath from our ancestors. we humane people in name of practical needs(or sometimes culture and religion) manufacture ,enslave and slaughter animals in factory farms  and rationalise it by believing it to be the natural order of existence. wearing someones skin(leather, fur) is not food chain, manufacturing and enslaving them is not food chain..its sheer apathy. this nature of violence is not needed for us to survive..its redundant..its cruel ...also animal factory farming is one of the largest contributors to green house gases emissions .


just a questions ..why is not okay to kill dogs, cats but is okay to kill cows, pigs, goats and others.

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@agog i come from a family of non vegetarians both from my mothers and fathers side.. I am not saying  that people who consume meat are morally inferior in any way or form..and when did i talk about 100 percent non violence..we all are different shades of grey and exhibit violence in thoughts and sometimes in actions. violence is sometimes necessary for self defence.

my major area of concern  is with the systemic violence that has been institutionalised and legitimised against few communities and species..

we dont need to control, enslave, torture and slaughter these animals to live a healthy and enriched life, violence when in defensive is a necessity but when in offensive is wrong. when under attack by a wild animal u will do anything to defend urself(even violence), but when u feed pineapple laden with crackers to the animal that was doing no harm to you..its cruel

now lets talk about plants..well plant are not sentient ,animals are...plants don't have CNS, they dont feel pain joy fear like animals do...animals are conscious, plants are not.. they dont writhe in pain when attacked and killed...having said that i do believe every time we  rip a piece of plant away , some damage is done...but in the end its about minimising the suffering..to consciously choose how to be least violent.

and i believe you understand nuances because there is something holding us back from consuming human flesh. the logic trees are alive, humans are alive so if we can eat trees we can also eat humans doesnt work

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@Katy_Singh So what's your views on rearing livestock for milk and farming purpose ? Isn't drinking milk unnatural (except in childhood) ?


i turned vegan 8 years ago..so there is nothing much to argue here.

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@Patootie on which site? UPSC?


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“You will never fully convince someone that he is wrong; only reality can.” - Nassim Nicholas Taleb(Book- Skin in the Game)

and thats the irony..there is no singular reality.  

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adios friends 

good luck and prepare well!

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There are rumours ki phir postpone ho sakta hai..fellow aspirants are saying that it might not be conducted on oct 4...aisa kuch hai kya?


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this year is so messed up..i dont know about others but its taking a toll on my preparation...bhaiyo aur beheno kya vichar hai aap logo ka  ..kya yeh paper phir talega?



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@Jayson_Bourne some people have made a career out of creating problems, all they need is a bunch of ignorant people who don't read anything beyond a tweet to gauge the credibility of anything in this world. 
these propaganda peddling people get a sense of worth by creating issues where there are none.
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@Tyler Durden with benefit of hindsight we can say that it could have been conducted on 31st may

 its highly improbable for them to merge 2020 and 2021 examinations...also putting students life at jeopardy for a mere examination would not be wise..i know its a huge deal for us all who have invested so much time and energy for this paper..par doston jaan hai toh jahan hai... i have seen it in close quarters how it impacts people, my cousin contracted it(he has hypertension and diabetes) ..his got fatal, ram bharose thik ho gaye..par abhi bhi pain rehta hai unhe..toh we cant take it lightly.  
upsc has always acted responsibly, lets have faith in the institution .
aage sab rab raakha.


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pizzzasaid

My Centre is 180Km away. I usually go and stay at a Hotel a day or two before. 

Now I'm little afraid to book a Hotel. 

I will leave very early in the morning and reach my Centre. Let's hope everything will be alright and goes according to schedule. 

Mine is 350+ km :) Don't know what to do

DID YOU GUYS NOT CHANGE YOUR CENTRES ?

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@Interstellar05  i just thought 350+ km is a little too much..thoda relatively aas paas centre hoga .isliye asked  a naive question..


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@Tejas14 lag toh aisa hi raha hai. 1 hafte mein idea lag jayega..if jee, neet and most importantly NDA exams are  conducted, then prelims will also be conducted. 


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UPPSC bed exam mein social  distancing norms to bakhubi se lagu karti hui dikh rahi hai UP sarkar.


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@Katy_Singh corona ke sath jeena sikhiye....


bhai jeena seekhna hai marna nahi, and to be able to live with covid as a new normal we have to follow certain safety protocols. authorities have to enforce it and citizens have to follow it. yaha aisa kuch nahi dikh raha..

i cant afford to take it casually because i have an underlying medical condition and has also had a surgery few months ago. 


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@kraantikaari keep us updated brother


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Tokyosaid

Yeh nda exam kab hai???

6th september ko

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Tokyosaid

Yeh nda exam kab hai???

airforce ka postpone ho gaya tha isliye many aspirants believed ki nda bhi ho jayega..but it doesnt seem so

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now shri pranab mukherjee has tested positive for covid.
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guys till which month are you going to cover the current affairs. august 2020 bhi cover karenge aap log. 


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@Rudra12 even after taking so many precautions these people are getting infected. In our case they expect us to magically wade thru this crisis without having the requisite SOPs in place. 

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@rafael freedom of speech and expression dont survive in communist ecosystem. let's look at the empirical data and then judge whether they let dissenting voices thrive or not. academia across the globe is controlled by left, that is why people and students are more conscious of regressive and illiberal practices of right then that of left. they know about nazis but not about cambodian gennocide.
but i also believe that they are needed to some extent to ensure that the overton window doesn't shift towards extreme right ideology.
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@rafael i second that..they feed off each other and enslave people's mind. they cant look beyond their ideologies.  and bjp is the  result of congress' flawed and politicised use of secularism.  even kashi and mathura temples for that matter stand testimony to  what your saying. waha ASI ki report ki bhi jaroorat nahi hai..
if anything these ideologies are creating more divide and obfuscating sane voices. another great invention of left is cancel culture..anything that is not in sync with their ideology cancel it.. 


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Any updates on today's case on final year exams ?

Supreme Court grants time to SG Mehta to file response to Affidavits filed by Maharashtra and Delhi. SG to also state if DM Act overrides notification by UGC. SC to hear the case on August 14



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@rafael if you have time do listen to j sai deepak.  one of the sanest voices representing the indic view


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@Raillife my bad


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u know aspirants around me are saying if things don't go properly during nda exam and spike in daily covid cases continue, they plan to protest like jee neet students. 
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good luck guys ..time to leave this thread 


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if you people have time on august 13 please do the needful. my fellow aspirants and I are doing it. don't expect much of it but lets still do it, and share it with as many people as possible. 



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@Rudra12 they just want to mint money. to get entertained elders at my home watch news channel. aaj kal toh har channel mein aur har ghar mein crime specialist aur detective baithe hai. not that i have anything against SSR but its getting a little too much. hum pandemic ke beech mein, natural disaster ho rahe..inhe SSR ke siwa koi news hi nahi mil rahi


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@Joeyisthebest  anti CAA protest was an extremely political and ideology based polarised movement. BJP's core and committed supporters were in favour of CAA, don't forget, this along with other things like ayodhya, ucc, article 370 was part of their manifesto. they had nothing to lose politically.they only gained by standing their ground, but that is not the case with this protest. its neither polarised or political, nor is it senseless. the concerns raised by students are genuine. many of them have voted for bjp. they just cant dismiss them. if their voice becomes potent and they feel that it can impact them politically, they will listen

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@Divine Shakti twitter memory is really short, every few hours trends change. ie why i believe they must have chosen 13th. lets be there on 13th and do our bit.


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@Katy_Singh Cool. All the best! 

By the way, there are other set of students also who want the exam. Someone here pointed out yesterday how students appearing for IBPS RRB are scared about exam getting postponed again. They want the exam to be conducted. 
Also concerns on the both side of the spectrum are genuine. Don't dismiss other side as being senseless and apathetic. 


not belittling anyone, but for me health is more important than any exam . it seems as if the government is forcing us to choose between life and career. i also understand that many people are not taking it seriously, but as a diabetic, i cant afford to not take it seriously. 

good luck to u too!

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CBSE Compartment exams: 809 students through

move a letter petition seeking suo moto congnizance of Supreme Court against the direction of CBSE to conduct compartment examination.


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@Katy_Singh is there any petition by nda students


not that i know of

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https://www.barandbench.com/news/litigation/809-students-plea-urging-supreme-court-suo-motu-cognizance-of-cbse-decision-compartment-exam
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@palebluedot most probably it will be on time ....i dun think jee/neet postponement will have any effecf on prelims...l


may be, but i believe  if jee and neet  are deferred  it would set a positive precedent. the paradigm will shift in favour of students. if the spike in positive covid cases continue at the same rate till october, someone might challenge upsc in court. abhi hi yeh sab bate chal rahi hai..

baaki sab SC pe hai....i m doubtful ki woh executive ki space ko jyada encroach karenge..

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@Katy_Singh itna optimism


kaha optimism hai bhai...bas ek observation batayi  hai..sahi bhi ho sakti hai galat bhi..

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Bhai neet jee postpon hoga but uosc ni hoga for sure

aise kaise sure ho bhai...hum kya guinea pigs banenge..upsc walo ki immunity bhi jyada hoti hai kya?

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If there is possibility of vaccine in next 2-3 months then it might get deferred 

vaccine kab aayegi pata nahi..russia wali ka bhi bharosa nahi hai..many scientists are extremely sceptical about it.

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Law Student Moves High Court Against Karnataka Law University's Decision To Hold Exams For Intermediate Semester Students

students across the streams are moving to court

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this government leapfrogged from taking this pandemic way too seriously to complete and total apathy. 
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@Thor_vs_Hulk didn't ask for your unsolicited advice sir, so keep it to yourself. no one is forcing you to be active on this thread. you dont like it ,stay out of it. 
you can afford to be cool and indifferent to it as you are not diabetic like me.. i have my concerns, and i am addressing it on this platform.
i really don't want to get into any altercation, so will stop here. 
good luck for your paper.
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if you have time..please do the needful.

#postponeupscoct4this tag is being used by a few people , lets use this along with#IAmAgainst_ExamsInCovid.

also tag Dr Jitendra Singh with your post


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COMEDK not to be postponed..this was the claim made by the counsel;

to all the people here, along with actively using social media make it a point to send email highlighting your issues to concerned authorities.


PS: study hard guys and in your free time do your bit.


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