Thursday, September 11, 2014

RAS Pre 2013 Re-exam on 8th November 2014

Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) Pre 2013 Re-Exam  Examination will be held on 8th November 2014 by Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), Ajmer as per notification issued by RPSC, Ajmer Today. RPSC, Ajmer earlier cancelled the Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) Pre Examination 2013 held in October 2014 for which result was declared on 11th June 2014.  after paper leakage was detected during exam in investigation as per earlier  Press Note for RAS (Pre.) exam-2013. This was a major setback for selected candidates who started preparation of RAS Mains 2013 and candidates who is waiting for RAS Pre 2014.
Now there is good news after RPSC ,Ajmer has announced the date for fresh examination which will be held on 8th November 2014 at district headquarters  from 10:00 to 13:00 Hours as per press release of RPSC, Ajmer. Check Press Note on official website of RPSC ajmer i.e. www.rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in for RAS Pre 201 Re-exam on 8th November 2014.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Current Affairs September 2014

Current Affairs Question from September 2014: Current Affairs General Knowledge(GK) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) for RAS/ IAS/ Bank Jobs as part of Current Affairs. Question of Rajasthan GK, India GK and World GK will be updated daily during whole month of September 2014. For Current Affairs Live Updates Follow us on FACEBOOK OR GOOGLE+
Current Affairs for September 2014- Daily Updates:
- Abhishek Bachchan-owned Jaipur Pink Panthers wins Pro Kabaddi League 2014 as they produced a clinical performance in the all-important final to emerge triumphant in the inaugural Star Sports Pro-Kabaddi League 2014.
- India and Australia on Friday inked a significant civil nuclear agreement which will allow Canberra to supply uranium to the energy-starved country even as the two countries discussed ways to enhance cooperation in key areas of security and trade
- Shri Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu to be Chief Justice of India
- Former Chief Justice of India, Justice P Sathasivam, appointed as Governor of Kerala replacing Sheila Dishkit, was accorded a warm reception on his arrival in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday evening.
- Vijayawada will be the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu announced on Thursday. He told the assembly that the government has decided to “locate the capital at central place of the state around Vijayawada”.

- Indian scientist Kamal Bawa, a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, has won the 2014 Midori Prize in Biodiversity for his research, including in climate change in the Himalayas.
- India on Thursday successfully test-fired it’s indigenously built nuclear capable Agni-I missile, which has a strike range of 700 km, from a test range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army.
- Apoorvi Chandela appointed brand ambassador for Rajasthan By-Election 2014 scheduled on 13th September 2014.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Concept of Power and Authority

Concept of Power and Authority: Concept of Power and Authority is one of Topic under RAS Mains Exam new syllabus "Concept of Power and Authority, Responsibility and Delegation" under General & Administrative Management chapter as per new syllabus. We will cover Concept of Responsibility and Delegation in over Next article via various web and text book sources.
Power: In political science we define power as the ability to influence the outcome of events.  Power can be present in any relationship. Many scholars adopt the definition developed by German sociologist Max Weber, who said that power is the ability to exercise one’s will over others (Weber 1922). Power affects more than personal relationships; it shapes larger dynamics like social groups, professional organizations, and governments. Similarly, a government’s power is not necessarily limited to control of its own citizens. A dominant nation, for instance, will often use its clout to influence or support other governments or to seize control of other nation states. In an organization manager exert power on subordinates. Again subordinates can also exert power on his boss by useful suggestions.
Five bases of power:
1. Reward power
2. Coercive power
3. Legitimate power
4. Expert power: Based on the belief or perception that influencer has some special knowledge that influence doesn’t have
5. Referent power: This power is exerted by the influencer with whom a person desire to be identified.

Authority refers to accepted power i.e. power that people agree to follow. People listen to authority figures because they feel that these individuals are worthy of respect. Generally speaking, people perceive the objectives and demands of an authority figure as reasonable and beneficial, or true. Authority is often used more broadly to refer to a person’s ability to exert power as a result of quality such as knowledge or titles such as judge. In terms of our political lives, the president of the India and his administration command authority, or rightful power, for at least a critical mass or majority of Indian citizens.
Three main types of authority:
1. Traditional Authority
: traditional authority is accepted because that has traditionally been the case; its legitimacy exists because it has been accepted for a long time. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, for instance, occupies a position that she inherited based on the traditional rules of succession for the monarchy. People adhere to traditional authority because they are invested in the past and feel obligated to perpetuate it.
2. Charismatic Authority: charismatic authority is accepted because followers are drawn to the leader’s personal qualities. The appeal of a charismatic leader can be extraordinary, inspiring followers to make unusual sacrifices or to persevere in the midst of great hardship and persecution. Charismatic leaders usually emerge in times of crisis and offer innovative or radical solutions. They may even offer a vision of a new world order. Hitler’s rise to power in the postwar economic depression of Germany is an example.
3. Rational-Legal Authority: power made legitimate by laws, written rules, and regulations is termed rational-legal authority. In this type of authority, power is vested in a particular rationale, system, or ideology and not necessarily in the person implementing the specifics of that doctrine. A nation that follows a constitution is applying this type of authority. On a smaller scale, you might encounter rational-legal authority in the workplace via the standards set forth in the employee handbook, which provides a different type of authority than that of your boss.