Telengana State Police recruitment 2018: Exam date for Constable, SI

The exam will be held on August 26, September 2 and 30, 2018


Telangana State level police recruitment exam dates for 18428 constable and sub-inspector posts jobs have been announced.


The exam will be held on August 26, September 2 and September 30, 2018.

According to the Times of India, there were 1,271 vacancies for SCT SI Civil, 29 vacancies for SCT SI (Info Tech & Commns), 26 vacancies for SCT Asst SI, Finger Print Bureau and 16,925 vacancies for SCT PC Civil.


According to an official notification, 188,715 candidates who applied for the posts of SCT SI Civil and / or equivalent will be

administered the preliminary written test on 26 August from 10 am to 1 pm.


The 13,944 applicants who applied for the post of SCT SI (IT & C) will take their PWT from 10 am to 1 pm on 2 September. The 7,700 applicants for the post of SCT ASI FPB will have to sit for the test on the same day from 2.30 to 5.30 pm.


Some 4,79,166 applicants for the posts of SCT PC Civil and / or equivalent will have their preliminary written test on 30 September 2018.


After the preliminary written test , the qualified candidates will have to pass the physical endurance test (PET). The selected candidates will have to go for further training and will be posted in the various divisions of Telangana police.


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1) Preliminary Written Test (PWT)

2) Physical Measurement Test (PMT) & Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

3)Final Written Examination (FWE)


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‘Eminence’ tag to give institutes freedom in recruitment of faculty members

A fee hike may not be on the cards, at least in the immediate future


The HRD ministry’s decision to give six institutes the status of ‘Institutions of Eminence’ on Tuesday will allow them them freedom to recruit more faculty, say experts. This is a crucial parameters that has contributed to India’s low representation in the global rankings.

The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) estimates India’s average faculty-student ratio for higher educational institutions at around 1:27. Delhi University, which gets ranked in the 601-800 band in global rankings such as that of Times Higher Education (THE), has a ratio in upwards of 20 students for each faculty. Usually, institutes with higher ranking have a faculty-student ratio of 1:10.

The six names included three public institutions such as Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, IIT Delhi and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru and three private institutes including Reliance Foundation’s Jio Institute, BITS Pilani and Manipal University.

With the tag of ’eminence’, the six institutes now not only stand to gain greater autonomy over their peers, but the public institutes also bag additional government funding for research and other activities. The government will be spending around Rs 10 billion towards funding the institutes of eminence.

In fact, the government is of the view that an improved faculty:student ratio, international-to-domestic faculty ratio and international-to-domestic student ratio will also help these institutes of eminence gain global prominence.

This is being done by way of freeing up these universities or institutes from several regulatory control and according greater autonomy in the areas of academics, administration and research.

So while public and private universities have to currently seek a UGC approval before making changes to its curriculum and launching a new program, the one recognised as an institute of eminence by the government will have the freedom to do so on its own. While a greater clarity awaits, it has been learnt that these institutes will also bag freedom to tweak remuneration structures in order to attract quality faculty members, both domestic and foreign.

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UPSC Prelims result 2018 likely to be declared today. Here’s how to check

The results of UPSC Prelims examination 2018 is likely to be out today on its official website; for updates, track Business Standard

Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) is likely to announce its prelim examination results on July 10, 2018. Candidates can check the updates from UPSC’s official website, The examination was conducted on June 3, 2018, at 73 exam centres across India, with approximately 300,000 candidates appearing for it.

Candidates who qualify for the UPSC Prelims will be eligible to appear for the UPSC Main, to be conducted in September 2018.

UPSC Prelim Results 2018: Here’s how to check

1) Visit the UPSC official website

2) Click on the ‘UPSC Civil Services Prelims Result 2018’ tab

3)Fill up the spaces with proper credentials

4) Click on ‘Submit’

5) Download the result

UPSC Selection process:

  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations
  • Civil Services (Main) Examination
  • Interview

UPSC Prelims exam:

UPSC Prelims examination is conducted for 4 hours( objective-type paper). It consists of two papers of multiple choice questions of maximum 200 marks each from various subjects

UPSC Mains exam:

Candidates who have qualified in the Prelims will further sit for the Mains round. The mains round consists of a written exam, which is followed by a personality test.


In this round, the interviewer assesses the personality of the candidate (Personality Test). This is done to test the mental calibre of the candidate.

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Mumbaikars to face 2 more days of heavy rains; even Dabbawalas suspend work

Train services were disrupted on Tuesday as incessant rains continued to lash Mumbai and adjoining areas

Mumbai Rains : Hoping for a respite from the rains in Mumbai? There may not be any for at least some time. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at a few places, and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places, in the districts of Greater Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, and Palghar from July 10 to July 13, news agency ANI reported on Tuesday.

At least for two more days, including Tuesday, Mumbaikars will have to brave “heavy rains”, according to the IMD.

On Tuesday, IMD’s local weather report and forecast for Mumbai was: Generally cloudy sky with heavy rain on July 10, generally cloudy sky with heavy rain on July 11, generally cloudy sky with moderate rain on July 12, and generally cloudy sky with moderate rain on July 13.

Train services were disrupted on Tuesday as incessant rains continued to lash Mumbai and adjoining areas.

“Due to heavy rains, up and down through line at Nala Sopara is halted. However, local trains on western suburbs are running late by 10 to 15 minutes between Virar to Churchgate,” the Western Railways’ Divisional Railway Manager told news agency ANI on Tuesday morning.

Further, Mumbai’s Dabbawalas on Tuesday suspended their services due to the rains, reported ANI.

Streets at Gandhi Market, Sion Panvel Highway, Chembur, and Vadala were waterlogged as rain continued to lash the region.

The downpour also led to houses being water-logged in Palghar, causing people inconvenience.

The onset of monsoon has disrupted routine life in pockets of Maharashtra.

As heavy rainfall lashed the city, the Maharashtra education minister on Monday declared a holiday for all schools and colleges in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

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Formula One: Force India open to offers, says Vijay Mallya

Mallya says he had lost count of how many offers he had received for the team, and expected that to continue with changes in the distribution of prize money expected from 2021

Force India’s shareholders would consider serious offers for the British-based Formula One team but there are none at present, according to co-owner and principal Vijay Mallya.

The Indian businessman, who has a 42.5 per cent stake, said there was a possibility of main sponsor BWT getting more involved and changing the team’s name.

“If somebody comes along and wants to pay an attractive price for anything, you have to put your commercial hat on and think about it commercially, not emotionally,” Mallya told Reuters at the British Grand Prix. “And that’s precisely where I am.

“I cannot comment on the status of offers or discussions. But there is no agreed offer on the table backed by cash.”

Mallya is fighting in court against extradition to India on fraud charges, with Indian banks seeking to recover loans granted to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines.

His difficulties and those of co-owners Sahara Group have triggered speculation about the team’s future. But Mallya insisted they had no bearing on the day-to-day running of the team.

India’s Sahara conglomerate has been ordered to repay billions of dollars to investors in bonds that were ruled to have been mis-sold.

“Sahara’s problems and my problems are not new problems. They have been going on for more than three years. And within that period we have finished twice in fourth position in the world constructors’ championship,” said Mallya.

“This team is independent, it’s professionally managed. And it performs. So whatever difficulties the shareholders may or may not have, it doesn’t impact the team.”

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Mallya said he had lost count of how many offers he had received for the team over the last 10 years and expected that to continue with changes in the distribution of prize money expected from 2021.

“When Liberty (Media) took over (the sport last year) and everybody thought things would change, there was serious interest from even private equity,” he said.

A Mesoamerican god weeps as the Latinos are snuffed out of FIFA 2018

South America has lost four World Cups on the trot, including the current one in Russia; sad, for a continent known to have set benchmarks in the game


There is an endearing moment in every tragedy. In Friday’s FIFA 2018 quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France, a television cameraman caught one such, of a little Latino lad crying softly as he watched his team sink.

While I can’t really place a finger on the civilisation – it could have been Mayan, Aztec or Inca – what I do remember reading as a kid is this little bit about a Mesoamerican ballgame in which the goalpost was placed at an elevation, not on terra firma. The object was to get the ball through, and the team that excelled in this effort walked away with the spoils. So far, logical. The losing team, on the other hand, had all its players decapitated and their heads were then offered to the presiding deity in some sort of religious sacrifice.

Grotesque as it was, there was a cloak of fascination that the story wore. And somewhere down the line, I would start comparing the heroes and the losers on the ancient ballcourt with Mario Kempes’ boys from Argentina, who took 1978 away from the Dutch in a particularly brutal match. And there was no Diego Maradona then.

That was the first World Cup final I sat right through up to the wee hours over several rounds of coffee and biscuits. It wasn’t live but came a few hours after the match was over, as Doordarshan, the only channel in those days, did not have real-time telecasting rights. Although I’d heard of King Pele’s exploits from my father and some of my older neighbours in the building, I had never really had the chance to see them on the field, save for a snippet here or there, culled out from television archives.

Yet, Latino football began capturing the fertile imagination of a teenager who had hitherto been fed solely on a diet of cricket and hockey. I’d watch with great wonder Maradona toying with the leather using neither his head, hands or feet, but his shoulder. And although Colombia never ever took the Cup after I began my love affair with the game, the country’s goalie, René Higuita’s, bravado never failed to astound. While his scorpion save was legendary, if unnecessary, his leaving the goalpost in order to get to the half line was downright foolhardy. Yet, it was entertaining and became a hallmark of the South American style.

Between 1990 and 2002, I’d watch Brazil take the Cup twice and be enthralled by the clockwork mechanism of Romario, Ronaldo (not Cristiano, please), Rivaldo, Roberto Carlos and a host of other stars from that country and other parts of the continent, most of whose names now escape me. Latin American football was about the wild beauty of skills, dribbling and darting runs for the goal. It was an unofficial trademark that the game enjoyed and there was always an invisible dividing line between fans rooting for European teams and those betting on the South Americans.

From 2019, NEET to be conducted twice a year by NTA: All you need to know

From new conducting body to new shedule, NEET is set to see a lot of changes from next year

Students preparing to appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 will not find much help by referring to previous years’ question papers and patterns as the exam will see a complete overhaul from next year.

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Saturday that a newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA) will now conduct the national-level examinations — NET, NEET, JEE (Mains). These exams were till now conducted by the CBSE.

With the announcement of the new body, there will be several changes in the exam pattern from next year. Here’s all you need to know about NEET 2019:

1. Twice a year: NEET, which was earlier held once a year, will now be conducted twice a year from 2019, in February and April.

2. Can NEET aspirants appear in both the tests?

Students can appear both the times in NEET and the best of the two scores would be taken in account for admission.

According to reports, the new exam body will take into consideration the variation in difficulty levels in the two tests by using specialised standardisation techniques while determining the final score.

3. Test to be computer-based: All exams conducted by the NTA will be computer-based. NTA will soon announce a list of its computer centres. From August-end, students can go to these centres to practice for the exams.

4. What remains unchanged?

Javadekar said the syllabus, question formats, language and fees would not be changed for any of the exams.

5. Tentative dates:

First phase

  • Online submission of application forms: October 1 to October 31, 2018
  • Examination: February 3, 2019 to February 17, 2019
  • Result: First week of March 2019

Second phase

  • Online submission of application forms: Second week of March 2019
  • Examination: May 12, 2019 to May 26, 2019
  • Result: First week of June

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