PM Modi flashes victory sign as BJP takes lead in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh

The saffron party marched ahead of its rival as counting of votes progressed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday flashed a victory sign after he arrived in Parliament, as the BJP pulled ahead of the Congress in trends for the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls.

ALSO READ: Gujarat, Himachal election result LIVE: BJP leads in 105 seats; Cong at 75

Though early trends showed a close fight between the BJP and the Congress in Modi’s home state Gujarat, the saffron party marched ahead of its rival as counting of votes progressed.

The BJP also appeared set to wrest power from the Congress in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh.

ALSO READ: Lessons from a narrow win: How Modi helped BJP avoid a disaster in Gujarat

The prime minister showed a victory sign after he arrived in Parliament to attend the winter session.

Parliament re-convened today after the weekend break.

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Gujarat 2017 poll results to decide strategies of Cong, BJP in Karnataka

Karnataka is headed for the Assembly elections next year

Karnataka, the last big bastion of the Congress, is headed for the Assembly elections next year.

The leaders of three parties — the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the regional Janata Dal (Secular) — have begun their campaigns. For now, all eyes are on Gujarat: Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi return with a huge haul or would the election be an upset for the BJP?

The Gujarat results will influence the BJP’s strategy in the southern state, which, in the assembly elections, has a record of electing a party that is in opposition to the one in power at the Centre. “It depends on the nature of the verdict in Gujarat. If the BJP gets fewer than the present number (119) (in Gujarat), it will be huge setback for the party and a morale booster for the Congress in Karnataka,” says Sandeep Shastri, a political analyst and pro vice-chancellor at Jain University. “If they do exceptionally good and breach the 120 mark, it will clearly send a positive message to the BJP cadre in Karnataka.”

In the past four decades Karnataka has not returned the party in power. The last time it had done so was in 1978, when the Congress returned to power under D Devaraj Urs, a backward class leader. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, another backward class leader of the Congress from Mysuru, to which Urs also belonged, is attempting to break the 40-year pattern.

“Uttar Pradesh is different, Gujarat is different, and Karnataka is different,” said Siddaramaiah. “In Karnataka, the Congress will return. People here will not be swayed by Modi.”

The BJP, which had seen wrangling between its two senior leaders — B S Yeddyurappa and K S Eshwarappa — has an uphill task in mobilising voters. Operation Kamala is the legacy of its rule (2008-13). The experiment engineered by former ministers G Janardhana Reddy and Sriramulu, his close confidant, led to massive corruption charges, including a scam that involved smuggling iron ore. Yeddyurappa was also accused of corruption, for which he had to resign. The Karnataka High Court discharged him due to technical reasons.

Yet the BJP is confident of a sweep in Karnataka.

“There is a BJP wave sweeping Karnataka. We will ensure we get a majority,” said S Prakash, BJP spokesperson for the state. “The differences are history. We will fight the elections unitedly and come to power.” (more)

Railways Invites Applications For Clerical Posts. Steps To Apply

The interested candidates can apply only online on the official website.

Business Standard : The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has invited the candidates for Junior Clerk-cum-Typist posts for Central Railway zone through General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE). The interested candidates can apply only online on the official website. There are total of 150 vacancies for different categories. Read below information for more details. The serving regular employees of Divisions/Units/Workshops/Headquarters of Central Railway, except RPF/RPSF Personnel, irrespective of the cadre in which they are working may register their applications for GDCE ONLINE within the stipulated date and time as per the instructions available on RRC/CR’s (Source: Main)

Important Dates:

Opening Date for Online application

1-12-2017 after 1:00 pm

Closing Date for Online application

30-12-2017 till 6:00 pm

Distribution of Posts as per Community:
Unreserved (UR): 80 posts
Scheduled Caste (SC): 23 posts
Scheduled Tribe (ST): 11 posts
Other Background Classes (OBC): 36 posts

Eligibility Parameters:

Age: For UR Community, as on 1-12-2017 the candidate must be of 42 years, born on or after 1-12-1975. For OBC Community, as on 1-12-2017 the candidate must be of 45 years, born on or after 1-12-1972. For SC/ST Community, as on 1-12-2017 the candidate must be of 47 years, born on or after 1-12-1970. The Ex-servicemen may also apply for the examination if they are within the prescribed age limit.

Educational Qualification: The candidate appearing for the GDCE must have passed 12th (10+2 stage) or its equivalent examination, on the date of notification with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate with Typing speed of 30 w.p.m. in English / 25 w.p.m. in Hindi. 50% marks is not to be insisted upon in case of SC/ST/Ex-servicemen. Note: w.p.m means words per minute

Zone Consideration: Only the regular serving Railway employees of Central Railway working in Level-1 are eligible to apply.

Pay Scale for Jr. Clerk-cum-Typist will be INR 19,900-63,200 in the 7th CPC.

How to Apply: As stated above, the applications will be accepted only Online.

  1. Every candidate must visit the official website www.rrcr.com for instructions on online application.
  2. You can translate the language of text into English and enter the home page of the website. Once you click on Enter you will be directed to the next page where you can find the notification as “Online Application for selection of Jr.Clerk-cum-Typist under the GDCE quota”. (more)

UPSC 2017-18: Vacancy For Assistant Professor (Technical). Steps To Apply

Candidates willing to take up the post can apply for the same till 28th December, 2017 (Thursday).

Business Standard : The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is inviting applications for the post of Assistant Professor (Technical) (ECE) who will be working in Training and Technical Education Department of Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies and Research under Government of NCT of Delhi. Candidates willing to take up the post can apply for the same till 28th December, 2017 (Thursday). The number of vacancy is 7 reserved for UR (4), OBC (0), SC (2) and ST (1). The qualified candidate would be paid Rs. 15600-39100 (PB-3) plus Rs. 6,000/-(Academic Grade Pay) (Total emoluments excluding T.A. and HRA at the time of initial appointment will be Rs. 44200 /-p.m. approximately). So far the job location is concerned; the candidate would be posted at Department of Training Technical Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. New Delhi. The post carries probation of one year.

Eligibility Parameters:

Age: Not exceeding 35 years as on normal closing date. Not exceeding 40 years for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates as on normal closing date in respect of the vacancies reserved for them. Relaxable for regularly appointed Central/U.T. Government Servant up to Five years as per instructions/orders issued by Govt. of India from time to time..

Educational Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology and Master of Engineering/Master of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering with First Class or equivalent either in Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology or Master of Engineering/Master of Technology from a recognized University.

Specialization in M.E./M.Tech for the post:

  • Communication Engineering/Digital Communication/Electronics and Communication
  • Signal Processing/Image Processing/Digital Signal Processing
  • Microwave Engineering/Radar and Communication/RF and Microwave
  • Microelectronics/VLSI/Embedded Systems/Electronics Engineering

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching, research/consultancy projects guidance to UG/PG students.
  • Developing and upgrading Laboratories as per latest technology, represent institute in technical meets.
  • Performing work related to the affiliating Universities
  • Assisting the principal in academic co-curricular activities and other allied duties

How to Apply:

  • Visit the official online portal of UPSC here.
  • Search for the New Registration and click on the same. (Direct link here)
  • Fill in the required details and you will get your Registration ID and password. (more)

Ambedkar Institute To Hire Asst. Professor Through UPSC

Candidates willing to take up the post can apply for the same till 28th December, 2017 (Thursday).

Business Standard : The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is inviting applications for the post of Assistant Professor (Technical) (Computer Science and Engineering) who will be working in Training and Technical Education Department of Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies and Research under Government of NCT of Delhi. Candidates willing to take up the post can apply for the same till 28th December, 2017 (Thursday). The number of vacancy is 3 reserved for UR (3), OBC (0), SC (0) and ST (0). The qualified candidate would be paid Rs. 15600-39100 ( PB-3) plus Rs. 6,000/-(Academic Grade Pay) (Total emoluments excluding T.A. and HRA at the time of initial appointment will be Rs. 44200 /-p.m. approximately) So far the job location is concerned; the candidate would be posted at Department of Training Technical Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. New Delhi. The post carries probation of one year.

Eligibility Parameters:

Age: Not exceeding 35 years as on normal closing date. Not exceeding 40 years for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates as on normal closing date in respect of the vacancies reserved for them. Relaxable for regularly appointed Central/U.T. Government Servant up to Five years as per instructions/orders issued by Govt. of India from time to time.

Educational Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology and Master of Engineering/Master of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering with First Class or equivalent either in Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology or Master of Engineering/Master of Technology from a recognized University. Keep in mind as per official notification, If a Class/division is not awarded, minimum of 60% marks in aggregate shall be considered equivalent to first class/division. If a Grade Point system is adopted the Cumulative Grade Point Average will be converted into equivalent marks as below-

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching, research/consultancy projects and guidance to UG/PG students
  • Developing and upgrading Laboratories as per latest technology, represent institute in technical meets
  • Performing work related to the affiliating Universities
  • Assisting the principal in academic and co-curricular activities and other allied duties

How to Apply:

  • Visit the official online portal of UPSC here.
  • Search for the New Registration and click on the same. (Direct link here)
  • Fill in the required details and you will get your Registration ID and password.
  • Go back to the Existing Vacancies Page and search for the post ‘Assistant Professor (Technical) (Computer Science and Engineering)’ (Vacancy no. 17122307509) with Apply Now button. Hit the button. (more)

Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus to launch in China on December 7: Details here

The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are touted to sport 18:9 aspect ratio FHD+ screen and would boot Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 9 operating system based on Android Nougat 7.1.2 out of the box

China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi is gearing up to launch the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in its home countryon December 7. The entry-level budget-smartphones are getting new colours — the Redmi 5 would arrive in Black, Pink and Blue and the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus in Black and Gold.

The upcoming smartphones are touted to sport 18:9 aspect ratio screen and would boot Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 9 operating system based on Android Nougat 7.1.2 out of the box. The devices would be offered in three different storage and RAM variants – 16GB/2GB, 32GB/3GB and 64GB/4GB. Based on TENAA certification – necessary certification for China-bound devices – the phones would comes with a 12-megapixel camera on the back and a 5 MP selfie camera.

The two smartphones are reported to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC or MediaTek Helio P20. The screen size is reported to be 5.7-inch for Redmi 5 and 6-inch for Redmi 5 Plus. The dual-SIM phones would offer a discreet memory card expansion slot and would be powered by 3,200 mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5-series smartphones are advertised as ‘a phone for thousand’, suggesting that the phones would carry affordable price tags. However, going by the reports, the phones would see a starting price tag of CNY 999 in China, which hints at sub-Rs 10,000 price in India.

Most Popular Alternative Healing Therapies

Alternative Healing Therapies are healing methodologies that differ from the usual line of treatment than that of a doctor.

Alternative Healing Therapies are healing methodologies that differ from the usual line of treatment than that of a doctor. In other words therapeutic practices that are currently not considered as an integral part of conventional medical practice are classified as alternate healing therapies or alternate medicine. Many a times the benefits and healing abilities of these therapies are established through research, other times they may be unproven scientifically. With alternate healing therapies, healing, treatment and cure may be achieved through diet, self healing mechanism of the human body, various energies, herbal and other supplements and much more. Few of these healing techniques are thousand of years older than conventional medicines. Over the last couple of decades there has been a renewed interest in holistic and natural healing and thus various alternative healing therapies have found acceptance and are getting popular both in India and world over. Some of the most popular alternative healing therapies are:

Acupuncture – One of the better known alternative healing therapies is acupuncture. The healing technique has its origin in ancient China and has been practised for thousands of years. Acupuncture auctioneers believe that diseases and ailments are caused due to imbalances of universal energies. In our body there are invisible paths through which the energies Ying and Yang run. These two opposing forces are constantly merging, but can also become unbalanced. The energy network of the body has specific acupuncture points that are linked with various organs or body functions. In acupuncture needles are inserted into the subcutaneous connective tissue at these very specific points which in turn helps balance, slow down or stimulate certain energies and thus provide healing.

Acupressure – Acupressure just like acupuncture works on the principal of various specific points being energy centres of the human body. Stimulation of these points helps correct imbalances in the flow of life energy and thus provides healing. In acupressure correct amount of pressure is applied at these vital points in the human body using hands, elbows or specific devices to release blockages and provide healing.

Ayurveda – Ayurveda is an ancient healing practice that originated in India. The word Ayurveda is made from two words Ayur meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge. Ayurveda is a natural healing technique that establishes balanced in the body by bringing balance in the three fundamental life forces in our bodies known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Ayurveda teaches living in harmony with nature and using the human body self healing powers. Other than herbal remedies Ayurveda also uses techniques such as meditation, breathing and Yoga.(more)