Tech Buzz:Moto X 64GB Variant Launched at $449

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Motorola has officially announced a 64GB variant of its flagship smartphone, the Moto X, in the US. Carrying a price tag of $449 (Rs. 26,500 approximately), the phone costs $100 (Rs. 5,900) more than its 16GB counterpart.

Interestingly, the company has also launched a 'try then buy' program for the Moto X, which entitles customers to try the smartphone for two weeks before making a purchase, Android Central reports.

The Moto X (16GB) was launched in India at Rs. 23,999 in March. The Moto X launch came a few weeks after the successful launch of the budget smartphone Moto G  in the country, also via Flipkart.


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Tech Buzz: Xolo Q1200 smartphone Released @ Rs 13,999

Indian smartphone brand Xolo has officially launched a new smartphone, Q1200 at Rs 13,999. The single-sim phone will be available in retail stores starting June 10 though it's already up for preorder.

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Featuring a unibody metallic design, Xolo Q1200 sports a 5-inch IPS display with 720p resolution, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but will be upgradeable to Android 4.4. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. It has 8GB built-in storage, a microSD card slot and a 2000mAh battery.

Xolo Q1200 offers features like gesture control, double tap to unlock, dual window and cold access apps.

Xolo Q1200 sports a 8MP rear camera (with Sony Exmor R senser),dual LED flash and a 2MP front-facing camera. Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi , GPS and Bluetooth 4.0.


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Tech buzz: BSNL presents 'Bharat Phone' at low-cost with e-governance applications for the common man

State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has unveiled a low-cost version of its smart phone, with e-governance applications for common man.

Branded as 'Bharat phone', the mobile device has a three-inch large screen display with provision for dual SIM card and has been priced at Rs 1,099 to make it affordable to common man.

"The low-cost mobile device will alter the Indian feature phone industry as it has been designed especially for e-governance applications and optimised for internet access to empower common man," BSNL chairman RK Upadhyay said on the occasion.

Designed and developed by Pantel Technologies Ltd, the phone's large screen and proprietary Java operating system can be used for applications such as mobile banking, tele-healthcare delivery and streaming data delivery.

"As the phone is pre-bundled with attractive voice plan, the mobile handset offers common man the power of internet access at an affordable price and will benefit a wide section of society," Upadhyay said.

According to Pantel managing director Vijender Singh, the phone has facility to browse, e-mail, to check Facebook and download music, video and Java games.

"Besides facility for dual SIM card, the phone is equipped with 1.3 mega pixel rear camera, Bluetooth for quick sharing of files, a lithium-ion battery with eight-hour charge and 15 days standby, 64MB RAM and 64MB of internal storage, SMS scheduler, multimedia gaming and mobile tracker," Singh said.

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Tech Buzz:An app for the Parents to decrease stress

If you are a parent and have to deal with kids who give you the jitters, this app is designed for you.

The app delivers research-based strategies to help decrease stress during emotionally charged interactions with their children.

The system, called ParentGuardian, detects stress and presents interventions in real-time.

Developed by computer scientists at Microsoft Research and University of California, San Diego, the system combines a mobile application and sensor to detect stress in parents.

"Instead of focusing on an individual in need we are looking at how to build and design technology for the family as a whole and what's beneficial for them," said Laura Pina, who presented her work at the 8th "International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare" held in Germany recently.

"We wanted to help parents to be the parents they want to be," added Pina, a PhD student in computer science at University of California, San Diego and former intern at Microsoft Research.

The system was initially tested on a small group of parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

It combines a sensor worn on the wrist with a smart phone and tablet as well as a server that analyses the data from the sensor.

The interventions are based on "Parenting Behavioural Therapy" which has been shown to be effective in addressing the needs of children with ADHD and their parents.

The therapy teaches parents the skills they need to work on and has been shown to have long term effects for both parents and child.

It has been shown to improve self control and self awareness in children and reduce parental stress.

Parents said they found the heat-of-the-moment prompts particularly useful.

Read more @:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/apps/Parents-this-app-can-help-tackle-stress/articleshow/36111185.cms


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Tech Buzz:Flexible displays in 2014 – LG and Samsung


Flexible Displays Samsung LG Nokia

There is a good chance you did not hear about the SID 2014 conference that ended today in San Diego. The Society for Information Display (SID) academic conference ran all this past week with one focus, display technology. Now that it is over, if we had to choose a theme for the conference, it would have been 'flexible displays.'

The event handed out six awards, in three categories, with an overwhelming 5 of the 6 awards going to either curved devices or materials that support flexible displays. The big winners, as related directly to the smartphones we carry with us, started with Samsung taking a gold award for Display of the Year for their 5.68-inch FHD curved AMOLED display. The LG G Flex took gold in the Display Application of the Year category, rocking its 6-inch curved display.

LG G Flex vs Samsung Galaxy Round Quick Look Hands on AA (4 of 11)


Curved vs flexible displays

The above mentioned units offer a great curved experience, with some flexibility, but let us not confuse that with being bendable to any significant degree. Nokia may not have taken any awards at the SID conference, but they may just be the ones to watch for the future of flexible displays.

Nokia, along with Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) Co Ltd and Advanced Film Device (AFD) Inc announced a 5.9-inch OLED panel with the ability to fold to an amazing 2mm radius. Now, that's what I call a flexible display. In their application, the display was made to fold in half, like a book, and into a "three-fold" display, with two folds.

Nokia Display Book fold


The display provides a 720p resolution, or 249ppi, which may not be anyone's definition of a high-end display, but is some of the best resolution we've seen for a display with this level of flexibility. That 2mm radius means that the fold is not quite touching, and certainly cannot take a pressed down crease, but should last you more than 100,000 bends, says SEL.
Nokia Display Tri fold

Now for the geeky stuff, just skip this paragraph if you want. The display is made by forming a release layer, sealing layer and color filter layer on one piece of glass, then a release layer, sealing layer, TFT layer and an OLED layer on another piece of glass. Attach those two together, peel off the glass and replace with a sealing and flexible substrate. Nice and simple.

Read More @:http://www.androidauthority.com/curved-flexible-displays-390752/

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Tech Buzz:CIA Joins Facebook, Twitter

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The secretive US spy agency joined the world of social media Friday, and quickly had the Twitterverse talking.

"We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet," the Central Intelligence Agency quipped on its newly minted official Twitter page.

We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.

-- CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014

Within two hours of the post, it received around 90,000 retweets and the CIA counted 115,000 followers.

The Twitter Government and Politics team welcomed the posting with a #BestPractice hashtag for being "creative with your first tweet."

CIA director John Brennan said in a statement that the new Twitter and Facebook accounts aimed to help the agency "more directly engage with the public and provide information on CIA's mission, history and other developments."

"We have important insights to share," Brennan said.

The agency already had accounts with YouTube and Flickr.

There's little chance the agency will post spy secrets.

Instead, it plans to post its rare press releases, information about careers within the agency or about historic missions that have since been declassified.

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Tech Buzz:Moto G Receiving Android 4.4.3 KitKat OTA Update in India and Other Regions

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The Motorola Moto G has according to developer and user reports started receiving the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update over-the-air (OTA), for both its single SIM international variant and dual-SIM India variant.

Motorola had earlier this week announced the start of the roll-out of the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update for its range of Moto E, G and X smartphones.

The good people at the XDA Developers forum have reported the the Android 4.4.3 KitKat OTA update for both Moto G variants is now rolling out, and have noted it to be 169MB in size, and bring the system version to 210.12.32.

Users have also brought to our notice that the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update is rolling out both on the Moto G's single SIM (international) variant and dual-SIM (India) variants.


The Android 4.4.3 KitKat update for the Moto G  brings three main improvements to the handset. The update gives users the flexibility to pause video recording; a new phone dialler, and access to the Motorola Alert app, as stated in the official changelog and the screenshot seen above.

According to Motorola the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update for Moto E , Moto G and Moto X  also brings stability, framework and security fixes, as well as enhancements to the power profile capabilities.

The Android 4.4.3 KitKat OS update for Moto G is being rolled out at roughly the same time as the update for the range of Google Nexus devices. On Friday we confirmed the Android 4.4.3 udpate for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 has started rolling out over-the-air in India. Google released the Android 4.4.3 factory images for the Nexus range of devices earlier this week.


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Tech Buzz: Price of Samsung Galaxy Tab4 Revealed in India

Samsung is set to launch its range of Galaxy Tab4 range of tablets in India this week, NDTV Gadgets has learnt from its sources. The Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0 3G aka SM-T331 will be priced at Rs. 27,710 (MRP) while the Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1 3G aka SM-T531 will have a MRP of Rs. 34,640, the source added.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab4 range was launched in April and includes three tablets, namely: Galaxy Tab4 7.0, Galaxy Tab4 8.0 and Galaxy Tab4 10.1. Unfortunately, there is no word on the Galaxy Tab4 7.0 (SM-T230) price for the Indian market.

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Notably, the Samsung Galaxy Tab4 tablet series share many common specifications. They all run Android 4.4 KitKat and are all powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processors (unspecified chipset), alongside 1.5GB of RAM. Further, the three Galaxy Tab4 tablets sport 3-megapixel fixed focus rear cameras and also house 1.3-megapixel front-facing cameras.

All three tablets also sport the same WXGA (1280x800 pixels) display resolution, though on different screen sizes. The Galaxy Tab4 8.0, as the name suggests, features an 8-inch display, and the Galaxy Tab4 10.1 sports a 10.1-inch display.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0 and Galaxy Tab4 10.1 will be available in Wi-Fi and 3G variants. However, there is no word on voice calling support via the SIM in the Galaxy Tab4 tablet series.

The Galaxy Tab4 8.0 and Galaxy Tab4 10.1 tablets will be available in 16GB inbuilt storage variants, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1 packs a 6800mAh battery, while the Galaxy Tab4 8.0 includes a 4450mAh battery.


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Tech Buzz:Toshiba Encore 7 Budget Windows 8.1 Tablet Launched

Toshiba, expanding its range of Windows tablet PCs, had launched two new Windows 8.1 tablets in the Encore 2 range in late May. However, the Japanese manufacturer had another Windows 8.1 tablet, the Toshiba  Encore 7, to showcase at Computex 2014.
The tablet was unveiled by Microsoft's Corporate Vice President, Nick Parker, at the sidelines of Computex 2014, and was touted to be targeted at the budget tablet segment. The new Encore 7 has been developed by Toshiba in association with Microsoft and Intel, reports the Microsoft-News blog.

The report, citing Microsoft, claims that the tablet is expected to go on sale in the coming months, but so far, no pricing details have been revealed.

The new Toshiba Encore 7 features

  • Display : 7-inch
  • Resolution : 1024x600 pixels.
  • Os: Windows 8.1
  • Processor: quad-core Intel Atom Z3735
  • RAM: 1GB  .
  • Storage: 16GB  which is further expandable via microSD card.
  • Other specifications :front-facing camera (unspecified megapixels) and 3.5mm headphone jack.

The 10-inch and 8-inch Encore 2 tablets have been priced at $269 (roughly Rs. 15,900) and $199 (roughly Rs. 11,800) respectively and would be available in early July in the US.

Both the Encore 2 tablets with 8-inch and 10-inch screen size sport the same (1280x800 pixel) resolution multi-touch display. Both come with a front-facing 1.2-megapixel HD webcam and a 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus capable of recording full-HD videos. Both the Encore 2 tablets Intel's quad-core Atom Z3735F processor (Bay Trail-T with Silvermont micro-architecture, with reference clock at 1.3GHz) and includes 32GB of inbuilt storage.

Earlier, Toshiba had also announced an Android 4.4 KitKat tablet dubbed Excite Go. It has been priced at $109.99 (roughly Rs. 6,500) and would be available in early July. Toshiba's Excite Go comes with a 7-inch (1024x600 pixels) resolution display. It runs on the same Intel quad-core Atom Z3735F processor like the above mentioned Encore 2 tablets. Equipped with 16GB of inbuilt storage, the tablet can support up to 128GB via microSDXC card. It has been also noted that the Excite Go would feature 1GB of RAM.

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Tech Buzz: Lenovo ThinkPad 10 - Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad 10

Key Specs
  • Display: 10.10-inch

  • Processor

  • Front Camera: 2-megapixel

  • Resolution: 1920x1200 pixels

  • RAM

  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro

  • Storage

  • Rear Camera: 8-megapixel

  • Battery capacity

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 detailed specifications

General
Release date June 2014
Removable battery No
SAR value NA
Display
Screen size (inches) 10.10
Resolution 1920x1200 pixels
Colours 16M
Hardware
Processor make Intel Atom Z3795
Camera
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 2-megapixel
Software
Operating System Windows 8.1 Pro
Java support No
Browser supports Flash No
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n
GPS No
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
DLNA No
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
MHL Out No
HDMI Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
USB Micro-USB
Charging via Micro-USB Yes
Proprietary charging connector No
Proprietary data connector No
Number of SIMs 1
3G No
Voice Calling No
Stylus No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor No
Accelerometer No
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Tech Buzz:Motorola Has Resolved Moto G's Unregistered IMEI Numbers Issue

It seems Motorola has finally resolved the Moto G unregistered IMEI number issue affecting some Moto G units, by registering all the IMEI numbers with all network operators in the country.

Motorola in a Facebook post confirmed that it had resolved the unregistered IMEI number issue and also appealed to impacted customers to activate their Moto G units.


MotoG update: We wanted to let you know that we now have #MotoG devices with IMEI nos starting with 3533 registered with ALL network operators. All impacted customers can now activate your phones immediately.

Once again apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and faith in Motorola!

The unregistered IMEI issue on some Moto G units came to light on Sunday when Motorola posted a status update on its Facebook page stating that it had discovered an activation problem with some Moto G devices sold in India, elaborating that these units featured IMEI numbers that had not yet been registered with carriers.

It's worth noting that not many handset makers have had as successful a return to the Indian smartphone market as Motorola. The company is immensely popular in India with its three currently available handsets in India - Moto E, Moto G and Moto X. Currently, the Moto E and Moto G are sold out at Flipkart.

Motorola on Tuesday announced the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update for its Moto E, Moto G and Moto X.


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Tech Buzz:Motorola Moto E available on Flipkart at Rs. 6,999

The Moto E is once again available on Flipkart at Rs. 6,999, in limited quantities.

Notably, both the Black and White Moto E variants are currently available on the e-commerce website, as we write this post. There is no word how many units of the Moto E have been replenished currently by Flipkart.

The last time when Moto E came back in-stock was May 30; however, within minutes the smartphone went 'out of stock'.

Earlier in May, Flipkart had brought a limited stock of 20,000 Moto E units for consumers that was finished within hours of going on sale.



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Ever since the Moto E debuted in India via Flipkart, there have been multiple instances that the handset has gone 'out of stock' and came back 'in-stock'.

The Moto E was launched in mid-May and has been creating a buzz in the Indian market with its impressive pricing. It runs the most recent Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box.

Motorola rolled out the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update for the Moto E on Monday.

Flipkart also started selling the Moto E's colourful back covers at Rs. 899. The back covers for the Moto E have been available in nine colours - Chaulk, Cherry, Lemon Lime, Licorice, Raspberry, Royal Blue, Spearmint, Turquoise, and Violet.

For those unaware, Moto E comes in Black and White colour options, but the interchangeable back panels let you switch to other colours like Lemon and Turquoise.

The Motorola Moto E comes with a 4.3-inch display with a qHD (540x960 pixels) resolution, and 256ppi pixel density. Motorola is also touting the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen of the phone, along with its 'water-nano coating' which provides a measure of water resistance.

It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor along with Adreno 302 GPU alongside 1GB of RAM. The Moto E is a dual-SIM phone that supports Micro-SIM cards and an 'intelligent calling feature.'

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Tech Buzz:Samsung launches Galaxy W in the range of Rs 28,800

Samsung has launched, Galaxy W, a smartphone with a 7-inch display in the South Korean market. It has been launched at 4,99,400 KRW (Rs 28,800 approximately).

While a 7-inch device falls under the tablets segment, Samsung has made the bezel thinner to reduce the size to facilitate one hand operation.

The Galaxy W does not come with premium hardware. It sports a 720p display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB RAM.

The phone sports an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and 3200mAh battery.

It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, an old version of the operating system. The phone will be available in black, white and red colour variants.

It's not known if Samsung will launch Galaxy W in other markets. Before the launch of this smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 was the company's biggest phone. Mega 6.3 sports a 6.3-inch display.


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Tech Buzz: Internet-free Facebook service provided by BSNL for its Users

State-run BSNL today launched a service viz which its mobile customers will be able to access Facebook without any Internet or data connectivity. In fact, BSNL has partnered with U2opia Mobile to offer access to Facebook without the need of Internet.
BSNL-U2opia Mobile Partnership Brings Best Internet-Free Facebook Pack

As there are 92 million active users of facebook are in India , people always wanted to stay in touch with their facebook friends  so  BSNL and U2opia mobile together brings out the internet-free facebook  service  for the users of the BSNL .In this user can access  facebook  services without any internet or data connectivity on their phone.

BSNL director says "Companies today are looking at enhancing the portfolio of offerings to voice and SMS customers and we are really excited to offer Facebook on USSD, given the rising popularity of social media,"

It is done by using ​ Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) technology .It's basically a text –based service in which users won't be able to view pictures and videos.

Through this the user can check his account, view post/status   messages, write on friends walls, view birthday reminders, send messages and respond to a friend request.

The service is write now provided only in east and south zones soon it will be launched in north and west zones also .The charges of the services will be Rs 3 for 3days ,Rs 10 for a week and Rs 20 for a month and it  will be available on all kind of handsets .


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Tech Buzz: Xolo Q1010i review : The camera is the best feature





The new Xolo Q1010i, for instance, packs in features which till a few months back would have made a flagship phone proud. But how good is the phone? I take it for a spin:
The Xolo Q1010i is priced Rs 13,499

Tech Specs: 5-inch HD IPS OGS display | 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6582 processor | 1GB RAM | 8GB internal memory, microSD up to 32GB | 8 MP rear camera with Sony Exmor sensor, 2MP front camera | Dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) | 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth | 2250mAH battery | Android 4.2 Jelly Bean upgradeable to KitKat

Price: Rs 13,499

Design: The Xolo Q1010i, as expected, looks just like its two-month old predecessor, the Xolo Q1010. The two phones are different, but not different enough for it to be visible in the design. The Q1010i has a premium look and feel, with the camera on the rear making its presence felt with a metallic frame. The phone too has a metallic frame, but it blends well with the rest of the body. The quality of the plastic used also sets it apart from most other phones in this price range. Plus, the three keys are not on the screen and below on the bezel, giving you more real estate on the phone. The Q1010i has Asahi Scratch Resistant Glass.


Q1010i 3-horz


Screen: The full HD screen ensures clear pictures. Good enough for you to enjoy movies on this 5-inch screen. However, it is not so great to look at in sunlight, even a full brightness. Also, I noticed a couple of spots on the screen when I had a white background, but that has to be a problem with the specific unit.

Performance: You get a good feeling when the first benchmark test you run on a smartphone marks it a top-end device, when you know you have only paid a fraction of what such a device will actually cost. The Q1010i is one such device. As I said, it has high-end specs so you won't have any trouble with day-to-day activities. Multi-tasking is smooth and there was no lag when I tried my hand at some games. The phone does heat up a bit at times. But overall, the experience is much better than what you would expect at this price point.

Memory: The Xolo Q1010i has more internal storage than its predecessor. So you will have around 6GB at your disposal out of the 8GB. This also means that you can put off buying an SD card for a few months.

Connectivity: Network reception and call quality was good.

Software: The phone runs the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and

will be support Android Kitkat when the time comes. The phone supports on the go (OTG) and I would advise you to but one of the those new USB ports that you can plug into the micro-HDMI instead of an SD card. The phone hardly has any bloatware and that is a good thing.

Camera: The biggest upgrade in this phone has to be its 8MP camera with its Sony exmor sensor. Sony has been really working on the camera capabilities of its phones and that shows when you use the Q1010i. This camera is fast and responsive. You don't have to wait for it to click a picture. The results are really impressive when you are shooting outdoors. Indoors, there is a little lack of clarity, however it is still much better than the other phones in this range thanks to its   f/2.0 aperture. The camera app also give a lot of features which are not that common in other Android phones. You can really play around with the pictures styles as well as more detailed stuff like ISO and saturation. Yes, the camera is the best feature of this phone.


Outdoor photos


Battery: The battery life is good and can last a full day if you don't push the screen brightness to maximum.

Verdict: If you are looking for a good medium range Android, the Xolo Q1010i seems like a good option. Buy this if you like to play with the camera and flaunt a stylish looking device. Yes, there is competition from the Moto G at this price point, but the street price of the Xolo Q1010i might help you make a decision in its favour.


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Career Buzz: HUDA Recruitment 2014 for 106 Posts

HUDA Recruitment 2014 Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) published Advertisement Notification for the Job Opening of Accountant, Accounts Assistant Posts.

HUDA

Name of The PostNumber of VacanciesSalary Offered Age Limit
1. Accountant Post49Rs. 9300-34800 + Grade Pay Rs. 4600/Month17-40
2. Accounts Assistant Post 57Rs. 9300-34800 + Grade Pay Rs. 3200/Month17-40

 Educational Qualification :

  • For Accountant Post – B.Com 1st Division with five years experience
  • For Accounts Assistant Post- B.Com 1st Division with one years experience OR Chartered Accountant (Intermediate) PCC.

Selection  Process :  Written Test and Interview.

Important Dates:

  • Online Application Start- 27th May. 2014
  • Last Date to Apply-  30th June. 2014
  • Exam Date-  will specify in the Hall ticket
  • Admit Card/Hall ticket- HUDA will provide Admit Card/Hall ticket for the Recruitment Advertisement Notification 2014, Candidates can download Hall ticket from www.huda.gov.in.

Career Buzz: BEL Recruitment for 200 Probationary Engineers

Name of Post:- Probationary Engineer

No. of Post:- 200(100 Electronics, 75 Mechanical, 20 Computer Science, 3 Civil and 02 Electrical)

Last Date:- 5th June May 2014

Mode of Application:- Online

Mode of Selection:- Written Test and Interview

Qualification:- B.E / B.Tech / B.Sc Engineering Graduate from AICTE approved Colleges in Electronics / Electronics and Communication / Electronics & Telecommunication / Communication / Telecommunication / Mechanical / Civil/ Electrical/Electrical & Electronics / Computer Science / Computer Engineering/ Computer Science and Engineering.

Pay Scale:- Rs.16400-3%-40500/-per month

Age Limit:- 25 years (as on 1st May 2014)

Application fee:- Rs.500/- No fee for SC/ST & PWD candidates.

How to apply:- Candidates can apply online through official website on or before 5th June 2014. After submission the candidate is required to take a print out of the application format, attach the Company's copy of the challan and send it by 'Ordinary Post', to Post Box No.Post Box No.3076, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003 on or before 10th June 2014

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Career Buzz: UPSC aspirants get six attempts to crack civil service exams

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has effected major changes in norms of civil services examination like granting aspiring candidates two additional attempts and consequential age relaxations from this year onwards.

"Every candidate appearing for the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts (two more than earlier four)," said a notification issued by UPSC for the Civil Services Examination, 2014.

There is, however, no restriction on number of attempts by a candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories.

"Every candidate appearing for the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts (two more than earlier four)," said a notification.

There will also be consequential age relaxations from this year onwards. A candidate between the age group of 21 and 32 years as on August 1, 2014 can take the prestigious exam.

According to the notification, a candidate "must have been born not earlier than August, 2, 1982 and not later than August 1, 1993" to take the exam.

The examination conducted by the UPSC to select Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) officers among others.

The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014 will be held on August 24. The examination is conducted in three stages -- preliminary, main and interview.

The number of vacancies to be filled through the examination is expected to be approximately 1,291, which includes 26 reserved for physically handicapped category, the notification said.

There has been no other change in the format and syllabi of exam papers.

Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/upsc-aspirants-get-six-attempts-to-crack-civil-service-exams/475874-3.html

Career Buzz: 1291 Civil Services Notification UPSC- June 2014

Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 24th Aug., 2014 in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 31st May, 2014.



Name of Post:- Civil Services

Eligibility:- Bachelor’s Degree

Job Location:- All India

Last Date:- 30th June 2014

Hiring Process:- Written Test and Interview

Total no. of Posts:- 1291 Posts

Age Limit:- A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2014.

Qualification:- The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

Age Relaxation:- The upper age limit is relaxable for the following specified categories to the extent indicated below.
i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
iii) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
iv) upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defense Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.
v) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2014 and have been released.

Application Fee:- Candidates (excepting Female/ SC/ ST/ PH Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/ Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of  Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card. Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. “Pay by Cash ” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 29.06.2014.

How to apply:- Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website www.upsconline.nic.in. The online Applications can be filled up to 30th June, 2014 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.

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