Daily Archive: July 11, 2017

Man sexually assaults minor daughter

New Delhi, Jul 11 (PTI) A 36-year-old man allegedly sexually assaulted his 12-year-old daughter in an inebriated state in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, the police said today.

The incident happened last week but was reported to the police yesterday.

Police said the girl’s mother had gone to her parental home after a fight with her husband last week. The girl and her siblings were staying with their father.

The accused allegedly sexually assaulted his daughter while he was drunk.

The girl told her mother about it when she returned home yesterday, police said.

Her mother approached the police yesterday and a case was registered. The accused has been on the run since then.

The girl is being counselled by an NGO.

FCI Bangalore Recruitment 2017, Apply for 117 Watchman Posts before July 24

FCI Bangalore Recruitment 2017, Apply for 117 Watchman Posts before July 24 at fci.gov.in

Food Corporation of India (FCI) Bangalore has published the online notification for the recruitment of 117 Watchmen posts at its official portal fci.gov.in for the Karnataka Region. The candidates who are interested and intend to apply for the posts should apply through the prescribed format before the last date i.e July 24. All the interested candidates should read the complete advertisement to know the recruitment details which includes important dates, details of posts, educational qualification, age criteria, exam date, syllabus and how to apply. The closing date for submission of online applications is 24th July 2017.

Details of Posts for FCI Bangalore Recruitment 2017

Name of the Post

Total Vacancies

Age Limit (as on 01/07/2017)

Scale of Pay (IDA Pattern)



18 – 25 Years

₹ 8100 – 18070 (Pre-revised)

Educational Qualification for FCI Bangalore Recruitment 2017

Minimum Essential Qualification: 8th Standard Pass from Govt. Recognized Board.

Selection Process: Written Examination and Physical Endurance Test (PET)

Written Test -> There shall be one paper of 100 Multiple Choice Questions consisting of 4 sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English Language and Current Affairs and the time duration is 120 Minutes. The Question paper for written test will be Trilingual i.e., English, Hindi and Kannada, except for English Language.

Physical Endurance Test -> It is of qualifying nature only which consists of a basic Physical Standards test and the event as detailed below. The standards for PET are different for Male and Female candidates. It’s not applicable for PWD / OH Candidates.





800 meters

400 meters

Long Jump

4.00 Meter

3.00 Meter

High Jump

1.35 Meter

1.00 Meter


How to Apply for FCI Bangalore Recruitment 2017

The candidates who are eligible and interested for the posts may apply online through FCI Apply Website. The last date for Submission of Online Application Form is July 24 up to 23:45 Hours IST.


Air India Cabin Crew Notification 2017 Released: Apply for 400 Cabin Crew posts

Air India Cabin Crew Notification 2017 Released: Apply for 400 Cabin Crew posts at airindia.in

New Delhi, July 11: Air India Limited has released a notification on its official website for the selection of eligible candidates for 400 posts of experienced and trainee Cabin Crew. The selection will be done for the Northern Region, Delhi on fixed term contract basis. The interested Indian nationals, for female candidates, can submit their online application. The application process has begun. The last date of submitting online application is August 1, 2017. Candidates can go through other details such as age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and application process by visiting the official website.

A total of 400 vacancies will be filled by the recruitment process. The selection of candidates will be done on the basis of Preliminary Medical Examination & Personal Interview. For details of notification, candidates should refer the official website airindia.in.

Air India Vacancy Details:
Total No.of Posts: 400
Name of the Posts:
1. Experienced Cabin Crew (Female)
2. Trainee Cabin Crew (Female)
Name of the Category:
1. SC: 28 Posts
2. ST: 19 Posts
3. OBC: 153 Posts
4. GEN: 200 Posts

Age Limit: The age of candidates should be between 18 and 35 years for S.No-1, 18 and 27 years for S.No-2 posts as on August 1, 2017. The relaxation in age is admissible 5 years in case of SC/ ST and 3 years in case of OBC candidates as per rules.
Educational Qualification: Candidates need to possess Graduation or 10+2 and 3 years Degree/ Diploma in Hotel Management. For details, candidates should refer official notification.
Selection Process: The selection of candidates will be done on the basis of Preliminary Medical Examination & Personal Interview.
Application Fee: Candidates need to pay Rs. 1000/- (not applicable for SC / ST candidates) in the form of Demand Draft in favour of “Air India Limited”, payable at Mumbai.

#NGT imposes complete ban on nylon and synthetic manja

New Delhi, Jul 11 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal today imposed a complete ban on ‘manja’, the string used to fly kites, made of nylon or any synthetic material which is non-biodegradable, saying it posed a threat to the lives of birds, animals and humans.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed all state governments to prohibit the “manufacture, sale, storage, purchase and use” of synthetic manja or nylon threads and all other synthetic threads used for flying kites.

The green panel clarified that the ban order would apply on nylon, Chinese and cotton manja coated with glass.

“There shall be a total ban on the manja or thread for kite flying which is made of nylon or any other synthetic material and or is coated with synthetic substance and is non-biodegradable…

“All chief secretaries of states and Union Territories are directed to enforce prohibition on manufacture and use of synthetic manja/nylon thread for flying kites throughout the country,” the bench said.

The judgement came on the plea filed by animal rights body People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Khalid Ashraf and others which had contended that ‘manja’ posed a grave threat to humans and animals as every year a number of deaths are caused by it.

“Due to ‘manja’ being coated with glass, metals and other sharp material, these strings act as good conductors of electricity, increasing the probability of detached manja strings stuck in power lines, electrocuting kite flyers and passers-by coming into contact with these strings,” the petition had said.

Aadhaar-PAN Linking Can be Done by Just Sending an SMS From Your Mobile Phone

New Delhi, July 11: It can’t be simpler–now you can link your PAN card with Aadhaar card by just sending an SMS from your mobile phone to an authorised number. Minister of Information and Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad informed about this new service on his Twitter account. He also attached a poster with his tweet, explaining how Aadhaar-PAN linking can be done through SMS.

Linking Aadhaar card and PAN card has been made compulsory by the government and Supreme Court has not stopped the government from doing that. It is advisable to do that. And it is too simple to link Aadhaar number with PAN. There is a traditional way to do it: by logging on to: www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and furnishing the PAN and Aadhar details. However, the new SMS-based system is simpler. Here are the three steps that are needed.

  • Message:



<Aadhaar number>

<Space><Pan Number>

  • Send to: 567678
  • Or send to: 56161
  • Send from registered mobile number

It was being widely circulated that the PAN card would go invalid if it is not linked with Aadhaar. The Supreme Court had intervened and said that no cancelling of PAN could be allowed. However, it said the government had the right to frame such laws and make Aadhaar card mandatory. Though the deadline was July 1, the government has given additional time to people to link the two cards. (Also read: PAN Not to be Cancelled if Not Linked With Aadhaar: Watch Video Tutorial)

Aadhar-PAN linking can also be done using the income tax website. Just log on to Incometaxefiling.gov.in and click on the blinking icon. A form page will open. Just fill in your Aadhaar Card number, the PAN number, the name on Aadhaar card, captcha code and press the linking button.

Relief for students: IIT-JEE counselling to resume, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court lifted on Monday the stay on admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), NITs and other colleges, bringing relief to thousands of students who took the joint entrance examination.

The court had on Friday put on hold admissions to IITs, National Institutes of Technology and other colleges over the awarding of bonus marks in JEE, an all-India examination taken by aspiring engineers.

Dismissing petitions challenging the award of grace marks, a bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also directed the institutes to give an undertaking that such an error would not be repeated.

“IITs will have to give an undertaking and develop a mechanism that such mistakes will not recur and ensure that no such situation arises in which bonus marks will have to be awarded to all the students,” the bench said, adjourning the case for a hearing in October.

Bonus marks were awarded to all students who wrote the exam for admission to engineering colleges after printing errors were found in the question paper. In a petition, two students had sought a direction to IIT-Madras to revise the list of successful students without giving them bonus marks.

A 2005 Supreme Court verdict was cited when the bench had stayed the counselling that was underway then. However, on Monday the court said the ruling did not apply in the IIT case because only 10,000 students were involved in that case.

“In the present case there are 1.56 lakh students who have taken the examination,” the bench said. “On a careful study of that verdict we found there was no negative marking, while here there was negative marking for wrong questions attempted by the students.”

The top court restrained the high courts from entertaining petitions regarding counselling and admission through IIT-JEE (Advance) 2017.

Attorney General KK Venugopal assured the court that IITs will devise a mechanism to avoid a repeat of such a situation. The court was informed that 33,307 students had taken admission, deposited fees and attending classes. Only 31 seats of the general category were left and it was difficult to re-evaluate answer sheets, the bench was told.

7th Pay Commission: No More Hike in Basic Pay, Higher Allowances Under 7th CPC

New Delhi, July 11: The government has notified higher allowances, under the 7th Pay Commission, for its 4.8 million employees and 5.2 million pensioners. The government approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on salary hike of the central government employees in June last year. While the central government employees are unhappy with 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay for central government employees, there no scope for further change in minimum pay and higher allowances, which were given nod by the Union cabinet.

The government approved the 7th Pay Commission with an increase of 14.27 per cent in basic pay for central government employees, the lowest in 70 years and increased minimum pay Rs 18,000 from existing Rs 7,000. However, the central government employees want minimum wage to be hiked to Rs 26,000. But sources in Finance Ministry said the National Anomaly Committee is unlikely to suggest any hike in basic pay and higher allowances. Those who will hope over these issues will gain nothing but no change on 7th Pay Commission, they added.

“The demands of central government employees over hiking their pay scales and allowances are likely not to be considered by the National Anomaly Committee on behalf of the government,” sources in the Finance Ministry were quoted as saying by the Sen Times. “Though Finance minister had promised them that they will get proper pay scales with hiking minimum pay of lower paid employees, after the review of the new pay scales by the the High Level Committee but the government is not ready to consider it,” they added.

The government formed a 22-member National Anomaly Committee headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to look into various pay and allowances related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations. However, the government will stick with the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on pay scales and allowances, sources said.

The government hiked 14 per cent pay and pension for its employees and pensioners under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations with effect from January 1, 2016, in July last year. It also approved recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on higher allowances with 34 modifications on June 28, which comes into effect from July 1, 2017.