Google's doodle on EVE of NEW year 2013

Google's doodle on EVE of NEW year 2013 

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Holidays: India Holiday list 2013

25th January, Friday Id-E-Milad

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

Staff selection commission FCI Exam Result Cutoff 2012 For Assistant Grade 3

SSC FCI Paper I Result:
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

Cutoff List:
Candidates can also check their category wise cutoff list, which is
also declared by the commision on 20th December 2012.

CSIR UGC NET 2012 (December) answer key by various institutions

Date of CSIR UGC NET examination: 23rd December 2012
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:

Tech Buzz: What is a TV Aspect Ratio?

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.

TV Aspect Ratio - 4:3
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.

Widescreen TV Aspect Ratio
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.

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Internet NEWS:30-Year-Old Man Gets $ 45,500 To Change Last Name

It's not all that uncommon for someone to change their last name,
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 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, 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, told CNN about Sadler's idea that he
said is a perfect fit for the company. Twenty-five businesses
participated in the auction, with and 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.

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T20 Tickets: Sale of tickets for Mumbai T20 game ,online link

Tickets for the second and final T20 International between India and England here at the Wankhede Stadium on December 22 will be sold only online, the Mumbai Cricket Association announced on Wednesday.

"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.


Tech buzz: How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows

How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows

To run Ubuntu from a USB stick, the first thing you need to do is insert a USB stick with at least 2GB of free space into your PC.

The easiest way to put Ubuntu onto your stick is to use the USB installer provided at You'll need to download and install and follow the instructions.

Download Pen Drive Linux's USB Installer


National Eligibility Test - December, 2012 Syllabus dates e-certificates admit cards



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:





Number of Question


First I10060 out of which 50 question to be attempted 1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
FirstII 10050 questions all are compulsory1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
SecondIII150 75 questions all are compulsory2 Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.)

Syllabus of Test: All questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options). Syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC Website 

click here  for Syllabus N E T Subjects

Examination Date: Sunday; Dec. 30, 2012

Updated Answer Keys of NET Exams - June 2012

Updated Answer Keys of NET Exams - June 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.

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Tech News :VirtualBox access shared folders from Windows XP guest OS

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:

windows explorer screenshot

Now, carefully click on the expand icon (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:

windows explorer screenshot

Now expand the Entire Network branch, too, and you should be able to see VirtualBox Shared Folders:

windows explorer screenshot

Open VirtualBox Shared Folders. Normally, you should be able to see your shared folders in there.


SSC recruitment: Recruitment of Constables (General Duty - GD) 2013

Recruitment of Constables (General Duty - GD) in the Indo Tibet Border
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 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,2013.pdf
and offline application form is available at

EDU BUZZ: Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology BTech Admission 2013

The Indian Institute of space science and technology (IIST), an
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 Additional
eligibility criteria for IIST B.Tech Admissions will be announced at a
later date.

Educational Buzz:Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology BTech Admission 2013

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

Admit Card Download: GATE 2013 Admit Card Download/

Important Notifications

Click on the following link :

Admit Card Download : Eligible candidates can now download the admit card from the GATE Online Applicant Interface.  If you have trouble getting the admit card PDF: (a) you must use a Desktop (not mobile) browser of Chrome, Firefox, or IE. (b) you may have forgotten your login ID and password, or (c) If none of the above, please contact your Zonal GATE Office with your application ID.

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Recruitment of Assistant Engineers (Civil & Electrical) and Assistant Executive Engineers in Life Insurance Corporation of India

Recruitment of Assistant Engineers (Civil & Electrical) and Assistant Executive Engineers ( Structural ) 
Applications are invited from Indian Citizens for recruitment of  Engineers in the Administrative Officer cadres in the Life Insurance Corporation of India.
  1. Assistant Engineer (Civil) : 10 posts, Age : 21-30 years, Pay Scale :  Rs. 17240 –32640
  2. Assistant Engineer (Electrical) : 20 posts, Age : 21-30 years, Pay Scale :  Rs. 17240 –32640
  3. Assistant Executive Engineer (Structural) : 09  posts, Age :  25-35 years, Pay Scale :  Rs. 23120 –34460 
Application Fee :A crossed Bank Demand Draft for Rs.400/- valid for three months drawn in favour of 'Life Insurance Corporation of India' payable at Mmumbai should be enclosed. SC/ ST/ PH candidates are not required to pay any fee. 

How to Apply : Complete application Super scribed "Application for the Post of ________ in LIC - SC/ ST/OBC /GEN/ECO/SSRCO/ PH" (whichever is applicable) at the left hand top corner of the envelope together with the enclosures should be send on or before 14/01/2013 addressed to :

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 at

Engagement of Direct Sales Executives (DSE) in Zonal Offices of LIC

Engagement of Direct Sales Executives (DSE), in various Divisions / Zonal Offices of LIC 

Applications are invited for Engagement of Direct Sales Executives on contract basis for 3 years .
  1. Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 721 posts  in Eastern Zone Office, Kolkata
  2. Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 1537 posts  in North Central Zone Office, Kanpur
  3. Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 877 posts  in Central Zone Office, Bhopal 
  4. Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 1312 posts  in East Central Zone Office,Patna
  5. Direct Sales Executives (DSE) :  2403 posts  in Northern Zone Office, Delhi
  6. Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 1815 posts  in Southern Zone Office,Chennai
  7. Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 2378 posts  in Western Zone Office, Mumbai
  8. Direct Sales Executives (DSE) : 1486 posts  in South Central Zone Office, Hyderabad 
Age : 21-35 years, relaxation in age as per rules.

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.

How to Apply : Apply Online at LIC website from 08/12/2012 to 27/12/2012 only. After the online application is submitted and the candidate has taken print‐out of the application form, he/she  is advised to retain the application print‐out and affix a recent passport size photograph on the appropriate space on it. Application print out is required to be submitted at the time of interview.

Details and a link to Apply Online is available at

Admissions 2013: Osmania University Hyderabad Distance Education BEd Admissions 2013

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


Notification: BITSAT 2013 Birla Institute Online Entrance Test Dates Notification

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

How to apply: Interested candidates should register for BITSAT-2013 by applying in the prescribed application form at

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

Admission Notice Ph.D Admission-2013:University of Delhi PhD Admissions Notice 2013

Applications on prescribed form (obtainable from the office) are invited for admission to Direct Ph.D Admission-2013

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

Important Dates

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

Biggest moments of 2012 :See search trends from around the world from Google search 

In Consumer Electronics 

  1. iPad 3
  2. Samsung Galaxy S3
  3. iPad Mini
  4. Nexus 7
  5. Galaxy Note 2
  6. Play Station
  7. iPad 4
  8. Microsoft Surface
  9. Kindle Fire
  10. Nokia Lumia 920 
  11. similarly 

Educational news: Manipal University UG PG Admissions 2013

Manipal University UG PG Admissions 2013


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
Fashion Design
Last date: 31st May, 2013
M.Arch (Advanced Design), Executive M.Arch (Advanced Design) (Part Time)
Last date: 01st June, 2013


tech news -Google has added a new feature to Drive: : Host Web Pages on Google Drive

Google has added a new feature to Drive: You can now serve up web content from within your Google Drive folder, even ones that run JavaScript. All you need to do is upload your HTML files and assets (e.g., images) and make them public.

The Google Developers site has more details on publishing a folder as a website, but essentially, besides having the folder and site assets public, you also need to link to the files in the folder using a "webViewLink" code. If you don't have an index.html file in the folder, Drive will display a list of the folder's contents.

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Educational NEWS: Admit Card Download for RB Technician Grade 3 Grade 2 exam 2012

There are various railway recruitment board will held the written
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. Ajmer, Allahabad,
Ahmedabad, Bilaspur, www Chandigarh, Chennai, Gorakhpur,
Guwahati, Jammu & Srinagar, Kolkata, Malda, Muzaffarpur, Patna , ,
Secunderabad Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri , Bangalore , Bhopal,
Bhubaneswar, Mumbai , ,


Educational News: Management Aptitude Test (MAT), FEBRUARY 2013

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.

Test Centre City 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.

How to apply

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 alongwith the DD details. Detailed procedure is given on the website link.

Register online at website link 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

IBPS is all set to conduct Common Written Examination on Clerical Cadre 2012 on 15 December 2012, 16 December 2012, 23 December 2012, and 23 December 2012
has released the link to download Call Letters for the Online Common Written Examination (CWE Clerk-II) for Clerical Cadre. CWE Clerk-2 which is a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre posts in the Public Sector Banks will be conducted online by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in December 2012.

Download online exam call letter for IBPS CWE – Clerical Cadre 2012 from here.

Download Information Handout for IBPS CWE – Clerical Cadre 2012 Online Exam in English from here.

Download Information Handout for IBPS CWE – Clerical Cadre 2012 Online Exam in Hindi from here.

Educational News: BIHAR Police Constable Admit Card 2012 Download Now

please go for hall ticket to 

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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:


Sport News:Champions Trophy -India look to settle scores with Belgium

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.


Educational News:Pattern of the NEET UG Entrance Examination and Negative marks

Pattern of the NEET UG Entrance Examination
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

Sport News: Test rankings - Ojha in top-5, Sachin in top-20

Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was the best-placed Indian at number
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


sport news:India, Netherlands top pools at Champions Trophy

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.


Paris Hilton: Presenting The New ‘Chammak Challo’

 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.

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SMS AT 20: 10 Ways Text Messages Have Changed Your Life In The Last 20 Years

"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.
Attention span
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.

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THE JN Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians Scholarships 2013-2014

Selection Process: After the initial screening of applications,
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

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
February, 2013.


Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice Admission-2013 at IGNOU

IGNOU-FTKMC January, 2013

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.


Your Cheques will become Invalid from Jan 1, 2013 – Find out WHY ?

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)

APSRAC is looking for experienced scientists and engineers in the cadre of Scientist / Engineer – SD / SC for various divisions/ projects : 
Scientist / Engineer – SD Hydrology  : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer – SC Hydrology (Modelling)   : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer – SC Irrigation Management  : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer – SC Watershed Management  : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer – SC Hydrology (Water Quality)   : 01 post
Scientist /  'SD' Agriculture and Drought : 01 post
Scientist /  'SD' Soils : 01 post
Scientist / 'SC' Crop Studies : 01 post
Scientist / 'SC' Drought Studies : 01 post
Scientist / 'SC' Soils : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer – SD  Disaster Management Support & Coastal Studies Division : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer – SC  Disaster Management Support & Coastal Studies Division : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer –SD Ground Water : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer -SD Geology : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer -SC Ground Water : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer -SC Geology : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer – SD Land Use / Urban : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer – SC Land Use : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer – SC Urban : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer – SC Ecology & Forestry : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer – SD  Geomatics  : 01 post
Engineer – SC  WEB GIS : 01 post
Scientist/ Engineer – SC  Database Administrator : 01 post
Scientist/ Engineer – SC Photogrammetry & Image Processing)  : 01 post
Scientist / Engineer – SC Network Administrator  : 01 post
Team Leader (Soils) : 03 posts
Resource Analyst (Soils) : 01 post
Consultant (Irrigation Engineer) : 02 posts
Team Leader (Hydrology) : 04 posts
Senior Resource Analyst (Land Use / Land Cover) : 01 post
Senior Resource Analyst (Soil Studies) : 01 post
Senior Resource Analyst (Hydro-geomorphology) : 01 post
Senior Resource Analyst (Hydrology) : 17 posts
Resource Analyst (Hydrology) : 27 posts
Field Assistant / Surveyor : 18 posts
Team Leader  (GIS) : 05 posts
Team Leader (Land Use / Land Cover) : 01 post
Senior  GIS Analyst : 21 posts
Senior Resource Analyst (Land Use / Land Cover) : 04 posts
GIS Analyst : 184 posts
Resource Analyst (Land Use / Land Cover) : 98 posts
Consultant (Soil Survey / Agriculture) : 01 post
Team Leader (Soil Survey / Agriculture) : 02 posts
Team Leader (Hydro geomorphology) : 01 post
Team Leader (Land Use / Land Cover) : 02 posts
Senior Resource Analyst (Soil Survey \ Agriculture) : 03 posts
Senior Resource Analyst  (Hydro geomorphology) : 02 posts
Resource Analyst  (Hydro geomorphology) : 03 posts
Resource Analyst (Soil Survey \ Agriculture) : 04 posts
Resource Analyst (Land Use / Land Cover) : 03 posts
Team Leader (Hydro-geology) : 01 post
Resource Analysts (Hydro-geology)  : 02 posts
Consultant  (Water Quality) : 02 posts
Senior Resource Analyst (Water Quality) : 04 posts
Consultant  (Geo-morphology) : 01 post
Resource Analyst (Geo-morphology) : 02 posts
Senior Resource Analyst (Land Use / Land Cover) : 02 posts
Resource Analyst (Land Use / Land Cover) : 03 posts
Team Leader (Hydrology) : 01 post
Senior Resource Analyst (Hydrology) : 01 post
Team Leader (Hydrology) : 01 post
Senior Resource Analyst (Hydrology) : 03 posts
Senior Resource Analyst (Hydrology) : 02 posts
Senior Resource Analyst (Hydrology) : 01 post
Team Leader (Coastal Studies) : 01 post
Senior Resource Analyst (Coastal Studies) : 02 posts
Resource Analyst (Coastal Studies) : 02 posts
Team Leader (Hazard Studies) : 01 post
Senior Resource Analyst (Hazard Studies) : 02 posts
Resource Analyst (Hazard Studies) : 02 posts
Team Leader (Coastal Studies) : 01 post
Senior Resource Analyst (Coastal Studies) : 01 post
Resource Analyst (Coastal Studies) : 01 post
Team Leader (Coastal Studies) Coastal Drainage : 01 post
Senior Resource Analyst (Coastal Studies) Coastal Drainage : 01 post
Resource Analyst (Coastal Studies) Coastal Drainage : 02 posts
Team Leader (Coastal Studies)  Erosion monitoring and shore line changes including the event based damages : 01 post
Senior Resource Analyst (Coastal Studies)  Erosion monitoring and shore line changes including the event based damages : 01 post
Resource Analyst (Coastal Studies)  Erosion monitoring and shore line changes including the event based damages : 01 post
Team Leader (Soils) : 01 post
Senior Resource Analyst  (Soils) : 03 posts
Resource Analyst  (Soils) : 06 posts
Senior Resource Analyst  (Hydro geomorphology) : 01 post
Resource Analyst  (Hydro geomorphology) : 01 post
Senior Resource Analyst  (Hydro geomorphology) Pilot study for Ground water estimation with reference to GEC methodology : 01 post
Resource Analyst  (Hydro geomorphology) Pilot study for Ground water estimation with reference to GEC methodology : 01 post
How to Apply : Apply Online at on or before 27/12/2012.

Please visit for details and apply online. 

UG/PG Programmes Admission 2013-14 of GITAM University

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

UG Programmes

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

complete details at

Educational News : Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning UG PG Admissions 2013

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning UG PG Admissions 2013.
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
All candidates must have a valid email ID in order to apply online
Important Dates

Application forms for 2013 entry are available upto 15th February 2013
The last date for receipt of completed applications by SSSIHL is 28th
February, 2013