Educational News: CBSE bans JEE coaching in schools

CBSE bans JEE coaching in schools

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in a new circular, has asked all affiliated schools to stop conducting integrated coaching for the regular syllabus and the IIT JEE.

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all-India engineering entrance examination that serves as the gateway to the country’s premium technical education institutes including the IITs.

In the circular, the Board has instructed principals of all CBSE affiliated schools to immediately stop offering such integrated coaching programs as part of the regular workday or otherwise.

“It has been reported that some of the schools are running coaching institutions on the school premises under the pretext of providing preparations for entrance examinations. This is not approved by the board and schools need to stop such malpractices immediately,” the circular signed by CBSE secretary Joseph Immanuel read.



Date for Paper Based Test: 04th May 2014 (Sunday)

Date for Computer Based Test: 10th May 2014 (Saturday) onwards**

**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 10 May 2014 itself.

MAT 2014 Important Dates for May

Starting date for Registration: 01st March 2014 onwards
Last date for sale of forms and online registration: 16th April 2014 (Wednesday)
Last Date for submission of filled in Registration form at AIMA, New Delhi: 19th April 2014 (Saturday)
Date for Paper Based Test: 04th May 2014 (Sunday)
Date for Computer Based Test: 10th May 2014 (Saturday) onwards


Admissions for PhD 2014:Tamil Nadu Open University

Tamil Nadu Open University notifies admission for PhD programme for its 2014 session. Applications are invited for admission to the PhD Programme (regular) under full time Category only.

Vacancy Details:

1. Humanities: English/Distance Education (08 vacancy)
2. Politics and Public Administration: Public Science (07 vacancy); Public Administration (08 vacancy)
3. Special Education and Rehabilitation: Special Education (04 vacancy)
4. Social Sciences: Psychology (01 vacancy)
5. Tamil and Cultural Studies: Tamil (05 vacancy)
6. History and Tourism Studies: History (02 vacancy)
7. Education: Education (06 vacancy)

Tamil Nadu Open University

No. 577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai-600015
Tel: 044-24306600, Email:, Website

GRE:Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - What is GRE?

The Graduate Record Examination is a standardized test that acts as an admission prerequisite for most graduate schools in the Unites States. The GRE revised General Test is accepted at many of the graduate and business schools as well. It is a computer based test and is conducted on continuous basis throughout the year. In areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available, the test is administered in a paper-based format up to three times a year in October, November and February. The GRE scores are good up till five years of taking the examination.

The GRE went under momentous changes in August 2011, which resulted in the exam being adaptive on a question by question basis but one by section, such that the performance of the verbal and mathematics section determines the difficulty of the second sections presented. The scoring scale has also been brought down from the 200 to 800 scale to a 130 to 170 scale. Financial aid is provided to GRE applicants who prove economic hardship. Other than that the fee for the examination is US $ 185.


ISRO Recruitment 2014 : Scientist Engineer Challan Registration Confirmation Form

advt.No.ISRO HQ:ICRB:01:2014 DATED 20-02-2014

Last Date : 13 Mar 2014

ISRO (ISAC) invites applications for the post of Scientist/Engineer 'SC'


Name of the Post

No. of Vacancies

Vacancies identified for filling-up with Persons with Disabilities

BE001 Scientist/Engineer SC - Electronics 35 02
BE002 Scientist/Engineer SC - Mechanical 50 03
BE003 Scientist/Engineer SC - Computer Science 17 01

Eligibility : BE/B.Tech or equivalent in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% (average of all semesters for which results are available). Candidates who are slated to complete the BE/B.Tech course in the academic year 2013-14 are also eligible to apply provided final Degree is available by 31/8/2014

Note : The posts are temporary, but likely to continue.

Pay and Allowances : Selected candidates will be appointed as Scientist/Engineer'SC' in the pay band of Rs. 15600-39100 with grade pay of Rs 5400/-. The gross emoluments in the minimum of pay band will at present be approximately Rs 39,900/-p.m.

Age : 35 years as on 13/03/2014

Application Fee : Fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only) for each application. After registration of application on-line, the candidates have to down-load and print the personalized payment challan form, in triplicate, from the ISRO system which will contain the Name of the candidate, Registration Number, Receipt Account Number, Advertisement No., and Post code. The candidates may visit the nearest branch of State Bank of India for remittance of application fee to Receipt Account (account number will be published in the web-site), by using the personalized payment challan of State Bank of India on any day between 20/02/2014 and 14/03/2014. The candidates may down-load and print the personalized payment challan from the ISRO system on any day between 20/02/2014 and 13/03/2014 and remit the application fee before the prescribed last date i.e, 14/03/2014. Upon remittance of the application fee, one copy of the challan form will be retained by State Bank [Bank copy] and remaining two parts will be given to the candidate. Out of the two challan parts, the candidate has to send one part of the challan form [ISRO copy] to Head, P & GA (ICRB), ISRO Headquarters, Antariksh Bhavan, New BEL Road, Bangalore - 560094 

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TechBuzz: Samsung Galaxy S5 launching on April 11th in 150 countries

Samsung Galaxy S5 launching on April 11th in 150 countries

Samsung has just announced that the Galaxy S5 will be available starting April 11th in 150 countries. Over here in the US, it'll be available on Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS and U.S. Cellular. Ma Bell is going one step further, offering up the Gear 2 and the Gear Fit smartwatches as well. If you'd rather go elsewhere for your mobile needs, retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Sam's Club, Target and Walmart will have the GS5 plus all three of Samsung's newly announced wearables. As for our friends across the Atlantic, UK providers EE, Three and Vodafone UK have jumped aboard the GS5 bandwagon, as have retailers Phones4u and Carphone Warehouse. Though it hasn't been announced, we expect other carriers such as O2 will support the phone too. No word on pricing just yet, but we expect we'll find that out closer to the phone's April launch date.

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Important Dates:
On-line registration of application : 17.02.2014 TO 06.03.2014
Payment of fee : On-line 17.02.2014 to 06.03.2014
Off line 19.02.2014 to 08.03.2014
Date of Online Test : 19.04.2014
Downloading of call letter for Online test : 10.04.2014 ONWARD
State Bank of India invites on-line applications from Indian citizens for appointment in following Specialist Cadre Officers posts in State Bank Group. Candidates are requested to apply on-line between 17.02.2014 and 06.03.2014 through Bank's website or as per the procedure given at

For applying online, the candidates should have a valid e-mail ID
which should be kept alive during the currency of the project. The application fee and/or intimation charges are to be paid off-line / on-line as detailed under HOW TO APPLY.


Candidates will be required to register themselves online first through Bank's website or
After which candidates are required to pay the requisite application fee through one of the following modes:
(i) The system will generate a cash voucher/ challan form pre-printed with the candidate's details which Offline mode will be required to be presented at any State Bank of India branch counter with the requisite fee. On payment of the

requisitefee through computer generated challan form,registration of the online application will be complete.
(ii) The payment can be made by using debitcard/creditcard/InternetBanking

Indian inventions and discoveries : Top 20 Clever Inventions

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20 Clever Inventions You Probably Didn’t Know Were Made By Indians

Indian inventions and discoveries have been instrumental in shaping the face of the current modern world. We picked up 20 such interesting findings out of a whole bunch that will make you go, “I didn’t know that”.

1. Buttons

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Buttons were first used in Mohenjo-daro for ornamental purpose rather than for fastening. They were first used in the Indus Valley Civilization by 2000 BCE.


2. Chess

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Chess developed out of Chaturanga, which is an ancient strategy board game developed during the Gupta Empire in India around the 6th century AD. Now you know why Vishwanathan Anand is such a pro, rag rag me is tarah


3. Prefabricated home and movable structure

In 16th century Mughal India, during the reign of Akbar, the first prefabricated & movable structures were invented.


4. Ruler

Rulers were first used by the Indus Valley Civilization prior to 1500 BCE. Made of ivory, the rulers found during excavation, reveal the amazing accuracy of decimal subdivisions on it.


5. Shampoo

The word ‘Shampoo’ is derived from chāmpo (चाँपो). It was initially used as a head massage oil for the Nawabs of Bengal during the Mughal Empire around 1762. It evolved into shampoo over the years.


6. Snakes and Ladders

The game, Snakes & Ladders,  was invented in India as a game of morals. Later it spread to England and eventually introduced in the USA by game pioneer Milton Bradley in 1943.


7. Cotton cultivation (We clothed the world, yay!)

The ancient Greeks used to wear animal skins and were not even aware of cotton. But Indians were sort of cool and started cultivating cotton during the 5th – 4th millennium BCE in the Indus Valley Civilization. The word spread to the Mediterranean and beyond and soon everyone was ordering one from Flipkart. Well, pretty much.


8. Fibonacci Numbers

The Fibonacci numbers were first described by Virahanka, Gopala  and Hemachandra as an outgrowth of earlier writings by Pingala.


9. Decimal System, Quadratic formula and Zero!

It was in 7th century CE when Brahmagupta found the first general formula for solving quadratic equations. The decimal system (or the Hindu number system), which was a precursor of the Arabic numeric system, was developed in India between the 1st and 6th centuries CE.


10. Suits Game

The popular game of cards originated from India & was known as Krida-patram (which literally means “painted rags for playing”).


11. Cataract Surgery

Indian physician Sushruta (6th century BCE) had the knowledge of performing cataract surgery. It spread to China from India. Greek scientists would visit India to get operations done and also to learn the nitty-gritties.


12. Diamond Mining

Worldwide, India was the only source of diamonds until the discovery of mines in Brazil in the 18th century. Almost 5000 years ago, diamonds were first recognized and mined in central India.


13. Water on Moon

ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1 made the startling discovery that our moon is not a dry ball of rocks. The discovery of lunar water is attributed to the Chandrayaan mission.


14.  Radio/Wireless communication

We all know that Marconi received a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1909 for contribution to the development of wireless telegraphy. But the first public demonstration of radio waves for communication was made by Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose in 1895, two years prior to Marconi’s similar demonstration in England.

Sir Bose was posthumously credited (more than a century later) for his achievement. The fact remains that this discovery truly shaped the face of modern wireless communication.


15. Flush Toilets

Flush toilets were first used in the Indus Valley Civilization. These existed in most homes and were connected to a sophisticated sewage mechanism. The civilization was prominent in hydraulic engineering.


16. Binary Code

Binary numbers were first described by Pingala (c. 200 BC). Pingala is the traditional name of the author of the Chandaḥśāstra, the earliest known Sanskrit treatise on prosody.


17. Ink

Many ancient cultures and civilizations independently discovered and prepared ink for writing purposes. The source of carbon pigment used in Indian Ink (called musi) used in ancient India, was India. Since 4th century BC, the practice of writing with ink with a sharp pointed needle was common in South India.


18. Steel & Metal works

Ancient Indians were pioneers in metallurgy. High quality steel was produced, almost two thousand years before it was understood by the West. One of the most remarkable feat in metallurgy: creating a seamless celestial globe, was invented in Kashmir. It was earlier considered impossible to create a metal globe without seams.

So thanks to India, Iron Man can wear his suit now.


19. Fiber Optics

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Named as one of the 7 ‘Unsung Heroes’ by Fortune Magazine, Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany, is widely recognized as the ‘Father of Fiber Optics’ for his pioneering work in Fiber Optics technology. Watch him speak eloquently on his entrepreneurial journey.


20. Plastic Surgery

Yes, you heard it right. Indians were pioneers in Plastic Surgery too. It was carried out in India as early as 2000 BCE.

So, we’ve always been a cool country.  History is testimony to it. So what’s stopping you from being innovative? Go, win the world.

TechBuzz: Nokia announces the X and X+, its first Android phones

Nokia is officially launching its very first Android devices, known as the X and the X+, on stage at its annual Mobile World Congress press conference. We were all taken aback by the second (and third) device (since only one leaked), so it's incredible to see Nokia make such a huge foray into enemy territory. The X will have a 4-inch, 840 x 480 IPS screen, 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage expandable storage via microSD slot and 3-megapixel camera, while the X+ sports the same specs but more RAM (768 MB) and an included 4GB microSD card. You won't be getting Google's apps or Play store, however as both handsets will be based on the forked AOSP Android OS. Nokia says that'll have the advantages of the Android ecosystem, but with a "differentiated experience." So far, Here Maps, MixRadio, Skype and Outlook are being featured on the Nokia Store. You can access the Nokia and third party stores using the devices, but not Google Play, obviously. We've heard SwiftKey will be available on the Nokia X range (and for free, too), as will BBM, which is also coming to Windows Phone sometime "this summer."

The new devices are featuring a ported version of FastLane for Asha devices as a sort of skin, to give a similar experience as its other budget handsets. When you swipe across it, it'll bring up a sort of notification bar showing recently used apps, missed calls and texts and other activities. During the demo, Elop showed both the Nokia Store also Yandex, where he pulled down Aero Express, a Russian-flavored app. The X will be available immediately in growth markets (ie, not the US) and run 89 euros. The X+, meanwhile, will run 99 euros but won't arrive until sometime in Q2 this year.

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Dream House 7 years construction
4 lakhs squre ft,
27 floors,
9 lifts,
3 heli pads,
1 theatre,
1 gym,
1 park,
168 car parking,
600 rooms,
600 servants,
Total cost
Rs.4700/- crores only.
Last month Mukesh
moved with his wife &
3 childrens in 2 it.
1st month electricty
bill is 71 lacs.
Incredible INDIA!

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Recruitment 2014 - Apply Now

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Recruitment 2014 - Apply Now

Qualification : Degree/Bachelor Degree

Pay Scale : Rs. 15,600 to 39,100 + Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/-.

Last date for receipt of application form : within 60 days from the date of advertisement.

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