As you look back on 2012, let's look forward to 2013.
26th January, Saturday Republic Day
10th March, Sunday Maha Shivratri
27th March, Wednesday Holi
29th March, Friday Good Friday
24th April, Wednesday Mahavir Jayanthi
1st May, Wednesday May Day
25th May, Saturday Buddha Purnima
9th August, Friday Id-Ul-Fitr
15th August, Thursday Independence Day
28th August, Wednesday Krishna Janmastami
9th September, Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
2nd October, Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi
13th October, Sunday Vijaya Dashami
16th October, Wednesday Bakri Id
3rd November, Sunday Diwali
14th November, Thursday Muharram
17th November, Sunday Guru Nanak Jayanthi
25th December, Wednesday Christmas
There are two categories of the result in which cxandidates who
qualified the paper I is now eligible to take part in paper II or
he/she is now eligible for paper III, according to tha category inb
which he/she filled the form.
list of the candidates qualified in paper 1 toappear in Paper 3
list of the candidates qualified in paper 1 to appear in Paper 2
Candidates can also check their category wise cutoff list, which is
also declared by the commision on 20th December 2012.
LIST OF CUTOFF: http://ssc.nic.in/press-release/write-up%20FCI-2013.pdf
we'll publish entire(total) key as soon as we get.
The Test will be held in the subjects as given under:
1. Chemical Sciences,
2. Earth Sciences
3. Life Sciences
4. Mathematical Sciences
5. Physical Sciences
click here for made easy key:
What is a TV Aspect Ratio?
When referring to televisions, the aspect ratio essentially tells us the shape of a TV image - and is also used to refer to the shape of our televisions.
The ratio that it refers to is the width of the image divided by the height.
4:3 TV Aspect Ratio
For those of you old enough to remember (ok, we're not actually going that far back!), the traditional shape of a television screen was almost square. It was slightly wider than it was high, but not by much.
This TV screen shape was designed to match the shape of the images that were sent to our TVs, and it was known as a "4 by 3" image - also known as 4:3 or 4x3.
This means that the image was 4 units wide and 3 units high. The physical size of the units doesn't matter - it could be 4 inches by 3 inches, 4 feet by 3 feet or 8 feet by 6 feet - but the relationship between the width and the height is always 4 across and 3 down.
As the actual size of the image doesn't matter, it is often easier to express this 4:3 relationship as a ratio. This means that if we divide the width by the height, then 4 ÷ 3 = 1.33.
So 1.33 (or 1.33:1) is said to be the aspect ratio of a 4:3 TV image or television.
You will often find the aspect ratio referred to as either of these two numbers, but they both mean the same thing. When you do see these terms, then it is just telling you the basic shape of an image or screen.
What is a 16:9 Widescreen TV Aspect Ratio?
As with all technology, times change and the boffins try and improve on what we already have. Therefore, it was thought that this traditional 4:3 aspect ratio used in television viewing could be improved.
16:9 Widescreen TV Aspect Ratio
Although originally 1.33:1, the traditional aspect ratio of movies has for a long time been different to the 'square' images were used to seeing on our televisions. This meant the image shape was much wider than it was high. You can see this by the wide shape of the screen in a cinema or movie theater.
This wide image shape was thought to more closely reflect the way that our eyes worked - and so was a more natural way for us to see things.
With the introduction of HDTV and digital television, the result has been a slow but steady switch to 'widescreen' televisions.
The widescreen image we see on our TVs isn't quite the same shape as they use in movies, but it is similar.
The actual shape that has become standard for HDTVs is a "16 by 9" image. This is the standard HD aspect ratio. As with a 4:3 image, this means that the picture is 16 units wide and 9 units high - therefore much wider in comparison to the height.
You're probably way ahead of me now, but we can also express this widescreen image as a ratio.
Therefore, 16 ÷ 9 = 1.77. This number is usually rounded up to 1.78 - so when you see a reference to 1.78 or 1.78:1, then you know that the image or TV screen will be widescreen - or 16:9.
Read more: http://www.the-home-cinema-guide.com/tv-aspect-ratio.html#ixzz2Fne8lnYm
perhaps when they get married, or become a famous movie star. But one
US entrepreneur had a different reason to change his name. He has
agreed to a new identity for a year to whatever name the highest
bidder wanted in an online auction.
So 30-year-old Jason Sadler from Florida will become Jason
HeadsetsDotCom on January 1 after the website Headsets.com agreed to
pay Sadler $45,500 to legally change his name. "Throughout my life
I've had three separate last names, none of which have carried any
real meaning for me or my sense of identity," Sadler said on his
"So earlier this year when my mom let me know she'd be going through a
divorce, it occurred to me that shedding my last name might actually
make a lot of sense for me," said Sadler, who was then inspired to
sell his last name through an online auction that allowed any company
who wanted their business name as his new last name to submit a bid.
on November 1 and ended on Wednesday at midnight, with the highest
bidder being Headsets.com, which states on its website that it is
America's leading provider of office telephone earpieces. Sadler said
on his website that he "will now become a walking, talking billboard"
for the company, and is "ready and willing" to expand upon any further
marketing ideas for an additional cost.
"We've done some wacky marketing things ourselves in the past," Mike
Faith, president of Headsets.com, told CNN about Sadler's idea that he
said is a perfect fit for the company. Twenty-five businesses
participated in the auction, with Headsets.com and PawnUp.com battling
it out until the very end.
Sadler said he will donate 10 percent of the money earned from the
auction to a non-profit organization called Cheerful Givers, which is
committed to giving less fortunate children gifts on their birthdays
and holidays. He will use the rest for future marketing ideas.
Self-branding is not a new concept for Sadler. In 2009, he started an
advertising campaign where he raised more than $66,000 by wearing
different company t-shirts.
"The sale of all tickets for the 2nd Twenty20 match between India and England to be played on Saturday, 22nd December 2012 will be made online at
" said a media release issued by MCA's joint secretaries Nitin Dalal and Dr P V Shetty.There will be "no counter sale of tickets at the box office", the release added. The opening T20 game of the series is to be held at Pune's Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium on Thursday.
read more at http://m.cricketnext.com/cn/news/no-counter-sale-of-tickets-for-mumbai-t20-game/69969-13.html
|SCHEME AND DATE OF TEST :|
The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 30th December, 2012 (SUNDAY) in two separate sessions as under:
|Examination Date||:||Sunday; Dec. 30, 2012|
About NET Exams:
The National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) to determine eligibility for lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research. The Test is conducted in Humanities (including languages), Social Sciences, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Applications and Electronic Science.
From the VirtualBox's menu, go to Devices → Shared Folders... to add/remove the folders of the host operating system that you would like to share with the guest operating system (Windows XP, in this example). When done click Ok.
Now we are going to access the folders we added. DO NOT open My Network Places! Instead open a new explorer instance. You can do that by pressing WinKey-E or by executing the explorer command (Start → Run... → type "explorer" → Ok). You should see a windows that looks like this:
Now, carefully click on the expand icon () right next to My Network Places. Make sure you click exactly on the expand icon. If you accidentally clicked on My Network Places, you ruined everything and you will have to go back and start all over again. After expanding the My Network Places branch, you should be able to see Entire Network right underneath:
Now expand the Entire Network branch, too, and you should be able to see VirtualBox Shared Folders:
Open VirtualBox Shared Folders. Normally, you should be able to see your shared folders in there.
read more at http://www.giannistsakiris.com/index.php/2007/09/28/virtualbox-access-shared-folders-from-windows-xp-guest-os/
Police Force (ITBPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve
Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles - 2013
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) invites application for the following
49080 posts of Constables (GD) in BSF, CISF, CRPF and SSB :
Constable (General Duty - GD) / Rifleman (GD) : 22000 posts
approx. in various states and in various CAPFs, Pay Scale : Rs.
5200-20200 grade pay Rs.2000, Age : 18-23 years as on 01/01/2013,
Qualification : 10th pass or Matriculation or High School
Written Examination - on 12th May 2013.
Fee Payable : Rs.50/- (No fee for Women/ SC/ST and Ex-Servicemen) by
means of Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS) or SBI Challan or
online payment through account with the State Bank of India.
How to Apply : The application must be submitted only in the
prescribed format online or on paper.
Online - Candidates can apply Online at
http://ssconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php from 15/12/2012 to 09/01/2013
(Part-I) and up to 11/01/2013 for Part-II.
Offline - Application in prescribed format should be sent on or before
11/01/2013 (18/01/2013 for candidates from far-flung areas) and should
be send to any of the 9 regional/sub-offices of SSC where candidates
want to apply.
For further details and application form, please view
and offline application form is available at
autonomous body under Department of Space was formed in 2007. IIST was
set up with the primary objective of generating high quality human
resources to meet the requirements of DOS/ISRO. IIST presently
functions from a 100 acre campus at Valiamala, located about 18 Km
from Thiruvananthapuram city.
IIST offers a range of academic programmes namely B.Tech, and M.Tech,
with specific focus on space science and space technology and
Admission to Under Graduate (B.Tech.) Programme 2013
Procedure for Admission : Admission to Undergraduate Programmes
(B.Tech) for the year 2013 will be based on the All India Rank List
(including category rank list). The rank list for admission to IIST
will be based on 60 % weightage of score in the Joint Entrance
Examination JEE (Main) – 2013 conducted by Central Board of Secondary
Education (CBSE) and 40 % of normalized score in Class 12th or other
qualifying examinations. For more details and online registration for
JEE (Main) -2013, please visit http://www.jeemain.nic.in Additional
eligibility criteria for IIST B.Tech Admissions will be announced at a
Bid Documents Sale Start Date: 15th December, 2012
Bid document Sale End Date: 18th January, 2013
Prebid Meeting Date: 11th January, 2013
Interested Bidders may obtain further information on the institute
Notification for Admission Full-Time PhD Programme with TEQIP-II
Fellowships: The JNTUH College of Engineering Hyderabad invites
applications from eligible candidates for admission to Full time PhD
programme in the Disciplines mentioned below.
Fellowships Available Discipline Wise: ECE-3, EEE – 3, CSE-3,
Mechanical -3, Civil-3, Metallurgy-1
How to Apply: Eligibility Conditions & Application form available at
Recruitment of Assistant Engineers (Civil & Electrical) and Assistant Executive Engineers in Life Insurance Corporation of India
Applications are invited from Indian Citizens for recruitment of Engineers in the Administrative Officer cadres in the Life Insurance Corporation of India. :
- Assistant Engineer (Civil) : 10 posts, Age : 21-30 years, Pay Scale : Rs. 17240 –32640
- Assistant Engineer (Electrical) : 20 posts, Age : 21-30 years, Pay Scale : Rs. 17240 –32640
- Assistant Executive Engineer (Structural) : 09 posts, Age : 25-35 years, Pay Scale : Rs. 23120 –34460
The Executive Director (Personnel), Life Insurance Corporation of India, Central Office, Yogakshema, Jeevan Bima Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400021.
Details and a link to Apply Online is available athttps://www.licindia.in/pages/Engineer_Recruitment_Notification_13-12-12.pdf
Applications are invited for Engagement of Direct Sales Executives on contract basis for 3 years .
- Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 721 posts in Eastern Zone Office, Kolkata
- Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 1537 posts in North Central Zone Office, Kanpur
- Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 877 posts in Central Zone Office, Bhopal
- Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 1312 posts in East Central Zone Office,Patna
- Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 2403 posts in Northern Zone Office, Delhi
- Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 1815 posts in Southern Zone Office,Chennai
- Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 2378 posts in Western Zone Office, Mumbai
- Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 1486 posts in South Central Zone Office, Hyderabad
Qualification : Bachelor's Degree of a University in India. Preference may be given to those applicants who possess who possess the Bachelor Degree or Diploma in Marketing /Management. Good working knowledge of English and also one Regional language preferably local language is desirable. Knowledge of soft skills such as Power Point / Word / Excel would be additional advantage.
Application Fee : For all candidates (other than SC/ST category) is Rs.100/‐. The application fee shall be paid by cash only at the cash counter during cash hours only of any Branch office of Life Insurance Corporation of India under Account Code 114034.
Details and a link to Apply Online is available at https://www.licindia.in/careers_pop0002.htm
The filled in application form and ICR sheet along with a demand draft for Rs 1000/- (towards registration fee), drawn on any nationalized bank in favour of the Director, Directorate of Admissions, Osmania University payable at Hyderabad, should be submitted to the Director, Directorate of Admissions, Near PGRR Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad-500007 on or before 11th January, 2013 by 04.00 p.m.
Candidates are advised to go through the information brochure for detailed eligibility before applying
Last date for submitting the application is 11th January, 2013
BITSAT-2013: BITSAT-2013 is a 3 hour test, offered to candidates on computers at dedicated centers in different cities in India and at the Dubai campus
The test will have objective type (multiple choices) questions only
The test will be conducted between 14th May, 2013 to 01st June, 2013
The syllabus and other details of the test are available in the BITSAT-2013 brochure, which will be available from the website www.bitsadmission.com
How to apply: Interested candidates should register for BITSAT-2013 by applying in the prescribed application form at www.bitsadmission.com
The prescribed fees for BITSAT-2013 is Rs 1750/- (Rs 1250/- for female candidates)
Last date of registration for BITSAT-2013 by filling the online form alongwith the prescribed fee is 15th February, 2013, 05.00 p.m.
for complete details click here http://www.successcds.net/engineeringentranceexam/BITSAT/index.php
Eligibility: Entrance test would be exempted for the following candidates and are eligible for direct admission
Students having fellowships/scholarships instituted by the university/national and international agencies under schemes approved/recognized by the university, through procedure laid down by the university, may be registered provisionally by the departmental research committee and board of research studies, and confirmed after completion of course work, by the respective board of research studies
Forms available from: 12th December, 2012 to 31st January, 2013
Last date for submission of forms: 31st January, 2013
Interview (in DRC): 3rd Week of February, 2013
for complete detaitls click here
Biggest moments of 2012 :See search trends from around the world from Google search
In Consumer Electronics
- iPad 3
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- iPad Mini
- Nexus 7
- Galaxy Note 2
- Play Station
- iPad 4
- Microsoft Surface
- Kindle Fire
- Nokia Lumia 920
B.Tech: Aeronautical, Automobile, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Chemical,
Civil, Computer and Communication, Computer Science, Electrical and
Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Industrial and Production,
Information Technology, Instrumentation and Control, Mechanical,
Mechatronics, Printing and Media Technology
For student's convenience, there will be a single application form and
common admission process for the Manipal institute of Technology
(Manipal University); Manipal University, Jaipur; Sikkim Manipal
Institute of Technology (Sikkim Manipal University)
Last date: 11th March, 2013
B.Tech (Lateral): For Diploma holders, B.Sc Mathematics
Last date: 15th May, 2013
M.Tech: Advance Thermal Power and Energy Systems; Astronomy and Space;
Biochemical, Biomedical; Chemical Engineering; Computer Aided
Mechanical Design and Analysis; Computer Science and Engineering;
Computer Science and Information Security; Construction Engineering
and Management; Control Systems; Digital Electronics and Advanced
Communication; Energy Management, Auditing and Lighting; Engineering
Management; Environmental Engineering; Industrial Biotechnology;
Industrial Pollution and Control; Manufacturing Engineering and
Technology; Microelectronics; Network Engineering; Network Engineering
(Dual Degree); Power Electronics Systems and Control; Printing and
Media Technology; Printing and Media Technology (Dual Degree);
Software Engineering; Software Engineering (Dual Degree); Structural
Last date: 10th May, 2013
MCA (Master of Computer Application)
Last Date: 31st May, 2013
Architecture and Design
B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture)
Last date: 10th May, 2013
Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design); Bachelor of Science (Fashion
Design-Couture); Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design)
Last date: 31st May, 2013
Certificate in Fashion Design and Information Technology, Diploma in
Last date: 31st May, 2013
M.Arch (Advanced Design), Executive M.Arch (Advanced Design) (Part Time)
Last date: 01st June, 2013
read more at http://www.successcds.net/Manipal/Manipal-University-Admissions-ENAT-2009.html
examination on 16 December 2012 for various posts of technicians.
candidates can download rrb admit cards through various websites of
Here we are providing you details of all rrb website so you can
download rrb admit cards for your examination.
rrbajmer.org Ajmer, rrbald.nic.in Allahabad, rrbahmedabad.gov.in
Ahmedabad, Bilaspur rrbbilaspur.gov.in, www rrbcdg.gov.in Chandigarh,
rrbchennai.net Chennai, rrbgkp.gov.in Gorakhpur, rrbguwahati.gov.in
Guwahati, rrbjammu.nic.in Jammu & Srinagar, rrbkolkata.org Kolkata,
rrbmalda.gov.in Malda, rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in Muzaffarpur,
rrbpatna.gov.in Patna , rrbsecunderabad.nic.in , rrbsec.org
Secunderabad rrbranchi.org Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri
rrbbnc.gov.in , Bangalore , rrbbhopal.gov.in Bhopal, rrbbbs.gov.in
Bhubaneswar, rrbmumbai.gov.in Mumbai , rrbthiruvananthapuram.net ,
read more at http://www.azresults.com/2012/12/rrb-technician-grade-3-grade-2-admit.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+azresults+%28Exam+Results+2012%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
Paper Based Test: 03 February 2013 (Sunday) 10.00am-12.30pm
Computer Based Test: 09 February 2013 (Saturday) onwards In different Time slots at specific test venues; subject to number of candidates registering for Computer Based Test.
If the number of candidates registered for computer based test is limited and can be accommodated in a single day; the test will be completed on 09 Feb 2013 itself.
list is provided in the bulletin. Test Venues for Paper-Based Test and Computer Based Test are different.
One candidate can appear only for one date for the February 2013 MAT.
Candidate can choose any one of the following modes to apply
Obtain form with MAT bulletin/CD against cash payment of Rs 1200/- (Rs one thousand two hundred only) from listed branches of Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank, listed Study Centres of AIMA or from AIMA, New Delhi; or
Obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 1200/- (One thousand two hundred only) in favour of 'All India Management Association' payable at Delhi from any Bank. Register online at website http://apps.aima.in/matfeb13 alongwith the DD details. Detailed procedure is given on the website link.
Register online at website link http://apps.aima.in/matfeb13 with Credit Card payment. Detailed procedure is given on the website link.
Download online exam call letter for IBPS CWE – Clerical Cadre 2012 -Handout form in English and Hindi and Scribe form
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Applicants can now download their Admit Card for written exam to be conducted on 09-12-2012 by typing in the 8 digit Application Number in the field provided below:
Champions Trophy: India look to settle scores with Belgium
After topping Pool A courtesy their two wins and the number of goals they scored in the preliminary league, India will play Pool B's bottom-placed side Belgium as the new format devised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) allows all eight teams to move from the preliminary league into the knockout rounds.
The NEET UG Entrance Examination by CBSE shall consist of one paper
containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single
correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using
Ball Point Pen only.
Language of the Question Papers:-
All candidates can opt for Question Paper either in English or in Hindi.
Candidates seeking admission under 15% All India quota seats and in
AFMC should appear in the examination either in English or Hindi only.
Candidates who have passed/appearing their class XII or equivalent
qualifying examination from the State Boards of Andhra Pradesh, Assam,
Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal and seeking admission
in the institutions located in the State concerned under State Quota
seats only can opt for Question Paper in their respective Regional
Language i.e. Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Bengali.
complete details at
five in the latest ICC Test Rankings issued on Tuesday, while Sachin
Tendulkar was the only batsman to have found a place in the top-20
Ojha dropped a place with 767 points, and so was Sachin Tendulkar, who
was placed 18th with 669 points.
Seamer Zaheer Khan was ranked 14th in the bowlers' list with 652 points.
Pujara, who dropped a place, was ranked 21st with 665 points.
South Africa's Hashim Amla moved within four ratings points of
becoming the number-one ranked batsman.
Amla, who was declared man of the match in the Perth Test, moved up
two places to third position with 875 ratings points following his
match-winning knock of 196 in the second innings of the series-decider
read more at http://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/news/item/200233-test-rankings-ojha-in-top-5-sachin-in-top-20
India, Netherlands top pools at Champions Trophy
India finished top of Pool A despite going down 3-2 in their final pool game to Olympic champions Germany at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne on Tuesday.
Socialite Paris Hilton became Santa Claus for children at an orphanage here Monday and even grooved to the popular song 'Chammak Challo' with them.
Hilton, who is on second visit to India, went to Ashray, a part of the Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT) in suburban Bandra. The 31-year-old looked radiant in a colourful floral dress with a flower garland around her neck and a blingy hair band.
Hilton made it a point to bring gifts for all the children in the orphanage. She was welcomed with a traditional arti and treated to a delightful performances by the children.
"I am so happy to be here and meet you all. It is holiday time and Christmas is coming. I hoped you liked the presents," Hilton said at the event. "I admire the work done here. It makes me so happy," she added.
When the children shook a leg to popular Bollywood dance number 'Chammak Challo' from the movie 'RA.One', Hilton too joined them for a gig. Hilton's prime motive for this trip was her performance at the recently concluded India Resort Fashion Week in Goa. She had a stop-over in Mumbai.
"Paris wanted to visit an orphanage while she was in Mumbai. She got in touch with someone in Bandra, who happened to know our trustee and that is why she chose our organisation," Cherie Pereira, senior project officer of CCDT, told IANS.
CCDT houses a total of 108 children in its various centres in and around Mumbai, and Ashray, its Bandra branch, has 30 children.
"As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author George Frederick Will once said. As the short messaging service, or SMS turns 20, it has swept aside in two decades known conventions about courtesy, relationship, language and communication.
It troubles linguists that SMS has made deep inroads in language and unfastened from the root the basics on which any language stands.
Take the case of a 13-year-old Scottish schoolgirl who handed in an essay written completely in text message jargon to understand the extent of influence of SMS on language. BBC had famously put up an extract from the essay on its website in 2003 and invited a debate on it to gauge readers' reaction.
"My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :- kids FTF. ILNY, it's a gr8 plc," said a chunk of the essay.
How has SMS changed our lives in the last 20 years?
For those who assiduously believe that language can survive centuries of corrosion and assault by constantly evolving, there is both good and bad news. Whether the threat from cryptic and often lazy mobile phone communication is real or perceived is immaterial, what matters most is that it has morphed into a giant beast, feeding on the demands that time and career make on modern day professionals. Where is the time to send a handwritten note or a letter? In the electronic survival of the fittest, it is amazing that the SMS has outlived the dying email.
erhaps language is the biggest casualty of SMS. There are the usual defenders of text messages. Before William Shakespeare came along, the courtly flourish of 14th century writer Geoffrey Chaucer's works were said to be the cornerstone for English language. Chaucer added new words to his language as did Shakespeare. But 21st century thinkers are contemplating modelling spoken and written English to fit the sensibilities of the current day and age.
What is wrong with 'u' if that has come to be acceptable in mobile communication in place of 'you' to save time and adhere to a character limit? You can rue the death of the graceful Queen's English, but modern linguists argue that it would be of no use if it ate up space and time when you needed to pack in as much as possible in 160 characters.
Clarity of thought and analysis
The ability to think clearly, analyse astutely and infer accordingly has been served a death knell with the 140-160 character texts that urge you instead to come right to the point. SMS, the precursor of social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook – where status updates and tweets come with a character limit – have dulled an entire generation's ability to think.
The complex labyrinth serious discourses and societal issues are broken down to a easily comprehensible and overtly simplified 'ok', 'yes', 'no', 'agree' or 'disagree' without putting in the effort needed for analysis. Before one debate is solved, another crops up and issues jostle for space.
The biggest hostage that text messaging has taken is our collective attention span. We text and speak, not lifting our eyes from our mobile phones to look at the person we are addressing. We text during meetings, longish speeches bore us, written communication that is more than a paragraph in length leave us irritable and flustered. The market has understood our needs, which is why we have booklets of witty SMS saying, novellas written in SMSese and our eyes glaze over anything that is over 160 characters long.Spam
The unsolicited messages that land in your inbox everyday despite your best efforts to block them – spam has become an unwanted companion of our daily lives in the last 20 years.
Advertisers use the low entry level barriers and the virtually intractable operation to bomb users with bulk deals that you have no use for. Imagine the pamphlets of the '80s and youngsters putting up posters advertising hair oil in the dead of the night on your home's boundary walls despite several warnings to understand the extent of intrusion of spam.
Twenty years ago, a reasonable response to a confession of love would be an ornate handwritten letter or a walk in the park. Gradually all acceptable conventions of relationships have been remodelled into emoticons – an invention of text messages. If there is ever an electronic Nobel instituted, a smiley would be the top contender. Nothing expresses hope, amusement, love, friendship or excitement like a smiley does.
From a company's CEO, to a general physician, a local chemist or your boss – suddenly everyone's accessible. There is no longer the need to formally set up an appointment through a reticent personal secretary. SMS has reduced even the strictly formal relationships like that of an employee and an employer into a convivial, homely mush of a thing.
'Won't be coming in to work today." This text would not have worked as method of putting in a leave application 20 years ago, what is perfectly acceptable now. 'R u bored?' a colleague texting you in the middle of a meeting is as acceptable as a future mother-in-law asking you to join you for a 'bite 2 eat @ 1 pm'.
Too Much Information
There is such a thing as Too Much Information – TMI for short. People you vaguely know texting you at midnight about their heartbreaks, their life's plans and aspirations. Texting your boss what ails your mother-in-law or your dentist your wedding plans in response to a simple query on shifting of an appointment – yes we are living with TMI.
Brevity and wit
It is solely thanks to SMS that we have a flourishing industry of one-liners that crop up during social conversations. SMS has kept wit real and sharp for the times. No one has the attention span to wait for the host to finish the punch line of a joke at the dinner table. They'd rather be 'forwarded' the latest SMS joke doing the rounds. The art of quipping has evolved over years through elaborately planned and tested text messages.
The courier of romance
Perhaps nothing has evolved as much as romance over the last two decades. In electronic age, love is defined by logged in hours and Skype conversations. And even before that, by late night texting under the quilt so as not to wake up the rest of the household. 'Love u 2′ has replaced verbose cards and flowers. Emoticons summarise the depth of feelings of a heart broken by failed communication. We have learnt to adjust our expectations to fit love into 160 characters.
candidates will be shortlisted for an interview in person by subject
The final selection will be made on the basis of the interview which
will be held in Mumbai betweenMarch/June, 2013
For further details please visit the website www.dorabjitatatrust.org
Application Form: Prescribed application forms will be available at
the administrative office of the endowment at Mulla House, 4th Floor,
51 MG Road, Fort, Mumbai-400001 from 03rd December, 2012 to22nd
read more at
Post graduate diploma in financial markets practice programme is
offered through countrywide network of study centres of IGNOU
Developed collaboratively by School of Management Studies, IGNOU and
the Financial Technologies Knowledge Management Company (FTKMC),
Mumbai, the Programme uses standard IGNOU multimedia design and
technology aided delivery systems
The university announces admission to this programme for the session
commencing January, 2013
Eligibility: A candidate should be a graduate of 3 year duration of a
recognized university in order to seek admission to this programme
Duration: One year.
read more at http://www.successcds.net/Distance-Education/IGNOU/ignou-pg-diploma-financial-markets.html
It might happen that your cheque's start bouncing and do not get accepted from Jan 1, 2013. There is a new standard in banking called as Cheque Truncation System or CTS 2010, which all the banks have to follow now. RBI has issued a circular telling all banks that they should only process and accept those cheques which follow CTS guidelines.
Cheque Truncation System (CTS) is a project undertaken by the RBI, for faster clearing of cheques. RBI is planning a full-fledged completion by March 2013.
Probably you would have also got this msg from your bank. Pl pay attention to this.
RBI has instructed all banks to phase out all Non CTS format cheque by Dec 31st 2012. Only CTS 2010 format cheques, with the enhanced security features shall be honoured in clearing from Jan 1st 2013.
How does it impact you?
- Any non CTS format cheque presented w.e.f Jan 1st 2013 will be dishonoured in clearing
How can you distinguish the new cheque from the old?
- In the left hand top corner, you can see the words "CTS 2010" printed on the side
- In the left hand bottom corner of the cheque, a greyish silver square patch covering a security feature is clearly visible (Please see attached a sample format of cheque with features highlighted)
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Various Scientist Engineer posts in Andhra Pradesh State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (APSRAC)
UG/PG Programmes Admission 2013-14
Candidates seeking admission to various M.Sc programmes of GITAM Institute of Science of GITAM University are required to appear for an entrance test GSAT-2013 to be held at various centres in Andhra Pradesh and outside
M.Sc: Applied Mathematics, Physics, Electronics Science, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Bioinformatics, Environmental Science
Admission is based on the rank obtained in the entrance test
Eligibility: Requirement for admission to all science programmes is a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in group (optional) subjects in the qualifying examination
Candidates who have already passed qualifying examination or who have appeared/are appearing for the final examinations in 2013 are also eligible
BEM (Bachelor of Environmental Management), 5 year Integrated M.Sc, BCA
GITAM Institute of Science, GITAM University, offers the following courses for Intermediate/+2 candidates
Bachelor of Environmental Management (BEM)
5 year Integrated M.Sc Programme in Biotechnology (with an option to secure B.Sc. at the end of 3rd year and B.Sc (Hons) at the end of 4th year) (Candidates with science optionals are only eligible)
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
Candidates seeking admission to the above programmes are required to appear for an entrance test GSAT-2013 to be held at various centres in Andhra Pradesh and outside
Admission is based on the rank obtained in the entrance test
Eligibility: Requirement for admission to the above programmes is a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in group (optional) subjects in the qualifying examination
Candidates who have already passed qualifying examination or who have appeared/are appearing for the final examinations in 2013 are eligible
SSSIHL offers several courses for admissions undergraduate,
postgraduate, and professional programmes. At the postgraduate level,
only a limited number of courses are open for direct admissions. The
remaining postgraduate courses are integrated programmes whereby
students graduating in certain undergraduate programmes automatically
qualify for masters programmes, provided they get the required
cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at the undergraduate level
Application Form: Apply online on website http://sssihl.edu.in
All candidates must have a valid email ID in order to apply online
Application forms for 2013 entry are available upto 15th February 2013
The last date for receipt of completed applications by SSSIHL is 28th