GPAT 2018: Registration Online On October 20 Onward. Steps To Apply

Online registration starts from 20th of October 2017, 10am onward.

GPAT or Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2018 is a national level entrance examination that will be held in and around third week of January 2018. Online registration starts from 20th of October 2017, 10am onward. GPAT is conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on behalf of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India for admission in to M. Pharma (Master’s degree of Pharmacy) courses. GPAT scores are used by over 250 colleges, many universities and institutions also use GPAT scores to provide scholarships to eligible candidates.

GPAT is held online (Computer based) every year at around 60 centres all over India. The duration of examination is 3 hours (180 minutes). There are total of 125 multiple-choice questions each valued at 4 marks hence the total marks in GPAT is 500 marks. There is also negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer; negative marking is not applicable for questions that are not attempted. GPAT syllabus covers the following subjects Physical Chemistry, Physical Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Bio pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Anatomy, Physiology and Health Education, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Management, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence and Dispensing & Hospital Pharmacy. Scores of GPAT are valid for one year and the candidates need to apply at various colleges and universities independently using their GPAT scores.

GPAT 2018 – Important Dates

Online Application Form Availability

20th October 2017

Last Date to Submit Application Form

15th December 2017

Admit Card Availability

Few days before the exam

GPAT 2018 Examination

20th January 2018

Results GPAT 2018

February 2018 (Date to be announced) (more)


JioPhone vs Bharat-1: Micromax challenges RJio’s 4G feature phone monopoly

Priced at Rs 2,200, the Bharat-1 feature phone costs a tad higher than Reliance JioPhone, but the effective ownership cost of the phone after 3 years of use is lower than that for JioPhone

Targeting the 500 million feature phone users of India, Micromax on October 17 launched the Bharat-1, a 4G LTE-enabled feature phone with true smartphone like capabilities, in partnership with BSNL.

Priced at Rs 2,200, the Bharat-1 feature phone costs a tad higher than Reliance JioPhone, but the effective ownership cost of the phone after 3 years of use is lower than that of JioPhone.

Bundled with a BSNL connection, the Bharat-1 offers unlimited internet access, calling and SMS, along with free roaming, for a monthly recharge of Rs 97. According to Micromax, the effective cost of ownership will be Rs 3,364 after a year, against Rs 3,336 for Reliance Jio’s 4G feature phone. After two years, the cost of ownership for BSNL will be Rs 4,528, compared with Rs 5,172 for JioPhone. And after three years, as the claim goes, BSNL’s ownership cost will be Rs 5,692 if kept by the user, against JioPhone’s Rs 6,008r.

Also, unlike JioPhone, the Bharat-1 does not come with a long list of terms and conditions of use or return clauses. The phone supports most network bands for 2G, 3G or 4G LTE connectivity, so it can be used with any network. Whereas, the Reliance JioPhone has in-build Jio connection and cannot be used with any other telecom operator.

The Bharat-1 phone also supports VoLTE which allows it to be used on Reliance Jio network as well.

As for specifications and features, the Bharat-1 phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 processor, coupled with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. There is a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, which comes handy while playing multimedia content like live TV, movies and music. The image department is taken care of by a 2 megapixel primary camera and a VGA selfie camera. The device supports 22 of India’s regional languages and comes bundled with entertainment suite from Micromax. Powering the device is a 2,000 mAh battery that keeps the show running. (more)

Daily Healthcare Tips for Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens in the age group of 65+ require special attention to their health is no secret. Getting older shouldn’t mean illnesses, ailments and a poor quality of life.

Senior Citizens in the age group of 65+ require special attention to their health is no secret. Getting older shouldn’t mean illnesses, ailments and a poor quality of life. It is seen that young people with healthy habits age well, thus it is always good to start early. But understanding that it’s never late to start living healthy is also important. With old age comes decline in both physical and mental health. With age there will be changes in skin, bones, brain, teeth, eyes and much more of a person. Thus it becomes doubly important for senior citizens to take extra care of themselves. Firstly it’s extremely vital for a senior citizen to take control of his or her health. Some basic healthcare tips related to diet, activities and lifestyle for senior citizens are mentioned below:

Staying Active

Adequate amount of daily or regular physical activity will go a long way in keeping senior citizens both healthy and happy. This also helps fight a number of lifestyle diseases such as heart diseases, diabetes, colon cancer and more. Depending upon one’s age, likes and current health condition one can decide upon various activities. Formulating a sensible routine or exercise program is important. One can always seek professional help of a doctor or of a health professional. Also it’s important to understand the significance of maintaining appropriate intensity levels and heightened importance of safety from any physical injury in case of senior citizens. Any sign of discomfort or pain however mild shouldn’t be ignored. For senior citizens it’s best to take it slow; always take appropriate time for warm-up and to cool off, stay hydrated and wear appropriate shoes and clothing. Other physical and leisure activities such as brisk walking, sports like badminton, water aerobics, dancing, dog walking, Yoga and more are also recommended. One must try and include varied exercises that will help improve flexibility, balance and build strength and stamina. Indulging in regular physical activity also has a positive impact on the mental health of senior citizens. It can help improve memory, keep the person mentally alert and active and helps fight depression.

Lifestyle Changes and Regular Medical Check-ups

Bad lifestyle choices such as consumption of alcohol or smoking have heighted negative effects for senior citizens. Thus quitting or at least cutting down on alcohol and smoking will help immensely in maintaining good health.(more)

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: Almost bezel-less, smartphone’s 18:9 screen excites

Priced at Rs 35,999, the phone has a lot to offer; some software downsides notwithstanding, the Mi Mix 2 is a flagship smartphone with no real competition

Last year, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi initiated an era of bezel-less smartphones with the launch of the Mi Mix, the first device to drop the bezels and break away from the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio screen in favour of 18:9.

The company has taken a step forward this year and unveiled the ‘ Xiaomi Mi Mix 2’, built on the blueprint of the Mi Mix but containing much more refined ergonomics and a premium design language.

Business Standard reviews the device to gauge its performance on different parameters. Here are our observations:


The Mi Mix 2 is a delight to hold and use. It has a 5.99-inch screen covering almost the entire front. The smartphone, though it competes in the bezel-less arena, does have tiny bezels on three sides of the screen – top, left and right. The limited bottom chin hosts the front camera sensor.

The lustrous ceramic back looks premium but is also a fingerprint magnet, requiring regular clean-ups. The back side is neat, with the primary camera placed at the centre, enclosed in an 18k gold-plated rim that adds to the device’s premium quotient. The fingerprint scanner is placed right below the camera, making it easier to reach to unlock the device.

Overall, the phone’s premium build quality, coupled with top-notch aesthetics, makes it easy to use and a delight to hold.


The Mi Mix 2’s 5.99-inch IPS display in an 18:9 aspect ratio is a bold step forward and sets a precedence for other smartphone makers to follow. Xiaomi has done some incredible work to reduce the screen-to-body aspect ratio of the Mi Mix 2, and the result is pleasing to the eye. (more)

UPSC Hires Assistant Director (Physical Education). Apply With These Steps

Candidates willing to take up the post can apply for the same till November 2, 2017 (Thursday).

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is inviting applications for the post Assistant Director (Physical Education) to be hired by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Pahargaon, Port Blair under Andaman and Nicobar Island Administration. Candidates willing to take up the post can apply for the same till November 2, 2017 (Thursday). The number of vacancy is 1 reserved for UR (1), OBC (0), SC (0) and ST (0). The qualified candidate would be paid as PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100 plus AGP of Rs. 6000 Emoluments Rs.48, 600/- (Excluding HRA and SCA). The location is Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Islands. The post carries probation of one year.

Eligibility Parameters:
Age: Not exceeding 35 years (Relaxable for Govt. Servants up to 5 years’ in accordance with instructions or orders issued by the central Govt.)

Educational Qualification:

  • Master’s Degree in Physical Education with 55% marks OR Master’s Degree in Sports Science with 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) with a consistently good academic record.
  • Record of having represented the University/ Collegeat the Inter-University/ Inter-College competitions or the State and/ or National Championships.
  • Passed in the National Eligibility Test (NET) OR SLET/ SET for recruitment and appointment as University Assistant Director of Physical Education/ College Director of Physical Education and Sports.
  • Passed the physical fitness test conducted in accordance with the norms specified under

12 minutes run/walk test (Male): Up to 30 years: 1800, Up to 40 years: 1500, Up to 45 years: 1200 and Up to 50 years: 800.
12 minutes run/walk test (Female): Up to 30 years: 1000, Up to 40 years: 800, Up to 45 years: 600 and Up to 50 years: 400.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Teach students the physical fitness techniques, sports playing, and guide them toward living a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Instruct and coach students to play on interactive sports teams against each other, motivate them during exercises. Read more

LSAT 2018: Dates Announced, Application Process Explained

(LSAT) 2018 will be conducted on 20th May 2018. LSAT is conducted by (LSAC) USA on a worldwide level for admission in to law schools across India, US, Canada and many other countries.

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) 2018 will be conducted on 20th May 2018. LSAT is conducted by Law School Admission Council (LSAC) USA on a worldwide level for admission in to law schools across India, US, Canada and many other countries. The LSAT examination is designed to test the verbal and reasoning abilities of candidates. In India around 85 law schools use LSAT scores for admission in to their graduate and post-graduate level courses. Some top Law Schools of India that use LSAT scores for admission purposes are Alliance School of Law, ITM Law School (Gurgaon), AURO University, l Global Law School (Sonipat), College of Legal Studies (Dehradun), ICFAI Law School, IFHE (Hyderabad), IFHE (Hyderabad) and many more.

LSAT 2018 – Important Dates

LSAT 2018 Details

LSAT is conducted once every year. The examination is held in offline mode (Paper pen mode). The time duration for LSAT is 2 hours and 20 minutes. The examination is divided in to 4 sections and candidates are allocated 35 minutes to complete each section. The 4 sections are Analytical Reasoning, First Logical Reasoning, Second Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. LSAT will consist of around 100 multiple-choice questions (25 from each section). For each correct answer candidates score 1 mark. There is no negative marking.

Success candidates will then approach the law school of their choice and use their LSAT scores to seek admission in individual colleges and universities.

LSAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  • For under graduate level courses (BA LLB): Candidates should have completed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized university or institution with minimum 45% of marks.
  • For post graduate level courses (LLM): Candidates should have completed LLB from a recognized university or institution with minimum 45% of marks. Please note that the minimum qualifying marks vary from institution to institution.
  • There is no age limit to appear for LSAT but candidates need to check with individual colleges and institutions about their specific age criteria (more)

Foldable iPhone coming! Apple partners LG for OLED smartphone screens

The foldable iPhone panel production could start from 2020

As Samsung plans to launch a bendable smartphone “Galaxy X” in 2018, Apple has reportedly begun work on a foldable iPhone with LG Display.

According to a report in the Korean website The Investor, Apple has decided to go with LG and not Samsung (Samsung OLED displays are the best in the industry) owing to the fear that specifications could be leaked as Samsung is its arch rival.

“According to The Bell, LG Display recently created a task force to develop a foldable OLED screen for the new iPhone model,” the report said on Thursday.

The Foldable iPhone panel production could start from 2020.

LG has reportedly completed its own foldable OLED panel prototype and has been upgrading the durability and the yield rate.

The company recently started its first OLED production for phones at its E5 plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province.

Apple is also considering investing in LG to speed up OLED production.

Meanwhile, Samsung is exclusively supplying panels for the latest iPhone X — the first OLED iPhone.

“Amid Samsung’s near monopoly in mobile OLED production, Apple has been strengthening its partnership with LG Display, its long-time LCD partner,” the report added.

In 2017, Samsung will hold approximately 89 per cent of the AMOLED (active matrix OLED) display panel market, analysts at UBI Research said recently.

Currently, some smartphones that feature OLED screens are iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 5, LG V30 and Vivo X9s.

The Samsung “Galaxy X” is likely to make an appearance during the CES consumer technology show in January.