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January 2013

Future of UN: An Analysis

Notwithstanding the United Nations has not done well enough, the UN remains perhaps is the only available structure and a global mechanism to save humanity from disaster and anarchy   Introduction: The founding of United Nations (UN) represents mankind’s latest and partially successful attempt to ascertain some mechanism for world peace. Having taken birth from the rubble of Second World …

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Practical Suggestions to Solve Composition Paper

You can score high marks in this paper provided that you attempt the paper with a strategy. There is the need to seriously revisit the method of attempting question paper. Composition paper has two parts. First part consists of first three Questions i.e. Precis, Comprehension and Expansion and Second, Grammar and vocabulary including idioms and pair of words. The actual …

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D-8 Leaders Call for Efforts to Boost Trade

The heads of state and government of D-8 countries reaffirmed their commitment to peace, democracy, progress, dialogue, solidarity, tolerance and moderation as the core values and foundation for achieving economic prosperity and well-being of their peoples and called for fostering closer economic cooperation. According to the ‘Islamabad Declaration’ issued following the 8th summit of the Developing Eight (D-8) countries, the …

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This Month in History January

January 1, 1801 – Ireland was added to Great Britain by an Act of Union thus creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.  January 1, 1863 – The Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves in the states rebelling against the Union. January 1, 1877 – Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India. January 1, 1959 …

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Queries of CSS Hopefuls

Q1: How should one write the introductory and concluding paragraphs? And please explain the difference between a ‘general statement’ and ‘thesis statement’. In the introductory paragraph you explain the topic and make your ‘thesis statement’ around which your essay revolves. The introductory paragraph also reflects your outline ‘the course your argumentation would follow. Some people prefer starting the essay with …

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WORLD IN FOCUS |(Nov – Dec 2012)

News From National & International Press National President signs drug authority bill: President Asif Ali Zardari signed a bill for setting up the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to prevent sale of fake, substandard and non-registered medicines and regulate manufacturing, storage, distribution, import, sale and advertising of therapeutic drugs. Pakistan elected to UN rights council: Pakistan won a seat …

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Expected Questions for CSS – 2013

Essays 1. Gender discrimination in our society 2. The cost of energy crisis in Pakistan 3. Literacy is the only panacea for the ills of Pakistan 4.Media: A double-edged weapon 5. Pakistan: An administrative malaise 6. Islam in the civilizational perspective 7. Climate change: A fact or fiction? 8. Unbridled liberty is no liberty:  Limits of freedom of expression 9. …

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Acing the Interview!

Mr. Ali Shehzad is an officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service (former DMG) and he topped the interview in his CSS examination. ‘The CSS hopefuls’ interview with members of Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC), together with the psychological assessment that precedes, is a ‘game-changer’ in the selection process for Central Superior Services (CSS). Before we embark upon a detailed rundown …

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Everyday Science: Tips to Score High?

Everyday Science (EDS) is the only subject that ensure 80% marks in the CSS Examination. But, it’s a bit hard to achieve this target. Let’s take a look at the technique the aspirants should go for in order to score excellent marks in this high scoring paper. First, we shall discuss the manner in which candidates usually make the preparation. …

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