UPSC Result: Jagriti Awasthi ranked second in the country and first among women, preparing for IAS by securing 51st rank in GATE

UPSC Result: Jagriti Awasthi ranked second in the country and first among women, preparing for IAS by securing 51st rank in GATE

Jagriti Awasthi of Bhopal, who has secured All India 2nd rank in UPSC examination and 1st rank across the country in the list of women, is very excited. Jagriti from a middle-class family who left the job for two years and prepared for UPSC. Jagriti has also secured 51st rank in GATE exam earlier.

Jagriti's father, Professor Dr. SC Awasthi, is a professor in the Government Medical College of Homeopathy, while her mother Madhulata Awasthi is a housewife. Madhulata herself was a teacher but she left her job for the sake of children's education. Second topper Jagriti completed her engineering studies with merit in 2017 and then started a job in BHEL Bhopal by securing 51st rank in GATE. After leaving the job after 2 years, Jagriti prepared for UPSC and today she is feeling very excited to get the All India Second Rank. Jagriti had a special conversation with TV9 Bharatvarsh about this journey.

Jagriti used to study for 12 to 14 hours

When Jagriti was asked about her result, she said that she is feeling very good. Completed one year dedicated preparation, left job in July 2019, prelims in 2020, worked very hard. At the same time, she told that in the initial months, she used to study for 8 to 10 hours a day. After that, when the exam came near, I studied for 10 to 12 hours, then for 12 to 14 hours.

two years engineer job in BHEL

When asked about leaving the job and turning to UPSC, Jagriti said that I gave prelims in 2019 while doing the first job, I did not, but when I saw the questions, I felt that I can do it. I thought I would have to leave the job. My brother motivated me a lot. Then I did the repair. Jagriti further said that I have done an engineer job in BHEL in Bhopal. In 2017, I gave the GATE exam, after which I started working in BHEL, I also had a rank of 51 in GATE.

Expressed desire to work in the field of rural development

When Jagriti was asked in which sector she wants to work next, she said that I want to work in the field of rural development. I know that India's huge talent is in rural areas. I want him to be brought out, so I think India can develop a lot. At the same time, Jagriti gave the credit of this success to her parents especially her brother and teachers.

Mother said, the child should be supported according to the ability

On the other hand, on this success of Jagriti, her mother Madhulata Awasthi said that she is very happy and she did not face any problem regarding her daughter. He also said that every woman should help her children to study. Madhulata Awasthi said that one should never think whether it is a daughter or a son. If he has potential, then he should be fully supported to move forward.

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Preparations to ban private investment in media in China, officials presented proposal

Preparations to ban private investment in media in China, officials presented proposal

The Communist Party of China wants to strengthen its hold in all areas of the media. This is the reason why the Chinese authorities have proposed a ban on private investment in news institutions. US broadcaster Voice of America (VOA) said that according to the draft that was submitted, privately owned firms would be banned from investing in media companies. This includes setting up of TV channels and republishing news of foreign newspaper groups.

Media experts say that this proposal is actually an attempt to silence the voice of the opposition. Wu Xuolai, a Chinese political commentator, told VOA that by limiting the role of the media, the ruling Communist Party wanted to suppress voices of protest. It is believed that local governments can implement this rule very strictly.

A poster on Zhihu said, "Restricting the role of the media will distort public opinion." Local governments can enforce this rule with very strict measures. On the other hand, the discussion on the Internet media has started on this proposal. Many experts believe that this will further curtail media freedom.

Traditionally the media is largely funded through the public sector, while other online news stories rely more heavily on private or foreign investment. Cheng Yizhong, who runs a news website for Chinese expatriates in the US, said government funding has been the main source of income for media outlets in China since the 1990s.

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF), China continues to carry out Internet censorship, surveillance and propaganda to unprecedented levels, making it one of the worst countries in the world for journalists. The report, published in March this year, also said that online censorship, surveillance and propaganda have taken "unprecedented levels" since President Xi Jinping became China's leader in 2013.

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