Daily Archive: July 28, 2017

Delhi to get most advanced equipments to fight terrorism

Delhi to get most advanced equipments to fight terrorism.Commandos, part of the newly launched Parakram teams, are going to be equipped with advanced gadgets.

Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik has given his nod to a proposal to procure hi-tech flashlight stun guns, body-worn cameras, push-button batons, especially-made knee and elbow pads and tactical belts for these commandos -NSG-trained policemen deployed in PCR vans at 10 strategic locations.

According to officials, the flashlight stun guns will be especially-made taser pistols (non-lethal weapons), which will serve multiple functions: illuminate way , light up the target and help aim properly , and give high voltage electric shocks.

The body-worn cameras will record videos in MP4 format, which would have a playback resolution of 1080 pixels and a frame rate of 30fps. They will have snapshot, recording and playback facilities, which will work even in pitch-dark conditions.

In line with the West, the camera system will also have evidence-management software to manage conflict. The commandos will have pepper spray to cripple an attacker.

The tactical belts will be made with durable nylon web with a three-point locking buckle and the pouches will be of made of thermo-bonded four-layer laminate with denier nylon.

Lok Sabha passes IIM Bill that seeks to give more autonomy

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday approved the Indian Institutes of Management Bill 2017 that promises to grant administrative, academic and financial autonomy to these B-Schools and allow them to grant degrees.

After a debate in which nearly two dozen parliamentarians participated, Lok Sabha passed the bill. Though parliament rains raised several questions over complete financial autonomy, ambiguity in reservation and even the name changing proposal of IIM Calcutta, they largely supported the bill saying it will allow these top B-Schools to perform better at the global stage.

Human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar, defending the autonomy of institutions, said that government and law makers should “trust our institutions”. “It is difficult to run IIMs from here (Delhi),” Javadekar said in the Lok Sabha.

“There is tremendous government interference and control (in these institutions)… We want to remove that. There would not be any government control… We have to trust the best brains, the best institutions,” Javadekar said.

India has 20 IIMs now. The bill which was approved by the union Cabinet in January will grant greater autonomy to these schools. The management of IIMs will be board driven. The bill will ensure IIMs are “board-driven, with the chairperson and director selected by the board”.

This means neither the human resource development (HRD) ministry nor the president of India will have a say in the selection of top executives at these B-schools. The government will have no say on the appointments or fees at these institutes. There will be periodic independent review of IIMs.

The bill contains a provision for a “Coordination Forum of IIMs”. But it will have limited power and work as an advisory body, consisting of 33 members, and its chairman will be selected by a search-cum-selection committee. The HRD minister will not head it.

During the debate, Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Roy while welcoming the bill said that the HRD ministry should give the similar “freedom to IITs” as well and asked that management schools should focus on research as well which is weak point.

Congress parliamentarian and former junior HRD minister Shashi Tharoor said that the IIM bill is “silent ion reservation” in faculty recruitment and he is worried at the IIMs having “complete control over the fee structure”.

Tharoor said that IIM-Calcutta name should not be changed to IIM-Kolkata as it will dilute the brand value of the institutions and class with the brand name of IIM-Kozhikode, Kerala. Subsequently, it was decided not to change the name of IIM-C.

On 13 February, Mint was the first to report that as part of the IIM-Bill, the HRD ministry is mulling to change name of IIM-Calcutta.

Rajya Sabha is expected to take up the bill for discussion and passage next week.

#AmitShah To Be India’s Defence Minister, Guess who Is Taking Over As BJP President?

With Nitish Kumar-led Bihar in its kitty, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on a new high, and is said to be contemplating a far-far reaching reshuffle in the union government as also in the organizational machinery, so as to keep the party battle-fit for the 2019 elections.

First hints of the impending reshuffle were given when BJP president Amit Shah decided to fight upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. Shah was earlier a MLA and many thought he coveted the idea of running Gujarat one day. That is, however, past now, and if the sources are to be believed, Shah could land a heavyweight portfolio at the Centre, possibly Defence.

Presently Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is looking after Defence, as an additional charge.

If Shah were to move to the Union Cabinet, who would fill the shoes of the party president?

Sources say that Om Mathur, the high profile party functionary who has handled states like Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat for the party, is tipped to become the BJP president. Mathur is extremely close to Modi as also to the RSS, and at one point the party and the extended parivar was said to be contemplating replacing Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje with Mathur.

Additionally, with M Venkaiah Naidu’s elevation as Vice President, and the death of A M Dave, there are portfolios currently being handled by others as additional charge.

Sources say that Smriti Irani could well become the full-time I&B Minister.

Man booked in Maharashtra for having sex with cow

MUMBAI: In a shocking incident at Kopergaon in Ahmednagar district, an externed criminal has been arrested for having sex with a cow.

“Shravan More (35) was arrested last night under the section 377 for the offence of unnatural sex after a complaint in this regard was lodged by Daulat Jagjhap of Dhamora village,” police inspector Nanda Ganande told the New Indian Express over the phone.

Jagjhap, the owner of the Gir breed cow, saw More having unnatural sex with the cow. He and other villagers caught him red handed and brought him to the police station and registered complaint against him.

He was immediately arrested and was produced before the court on Wednesday, where the court granted him to police custody for two days, Galande added.

More, originally a resident of Yeola in Nashik district is learnt to have been externed and was staying at his relative’s place in Dhamora village.

“As of now, we do not know he had been involved in what kind of crimes and for which crime he had been externed from Nashik district,” Galande said and added that the investigation is being carried out and the things would be clear very soon.

#NIELIT Recruitment 2017 Notification Released for 340 Scientists and Scientific/Technical Assistant Posts, Apply online

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Mohali has released a notification on its official website for the recruitment of 340 Scientist B (Group B) and Scientific/Technical Assistants. The recruitment will be done on the contract basis. The interested candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria can apply online by visiting the official website.

The last date for submitting applications is August 28, 2017. Candidates can go through other details such as age limit, educational qualification, how to apply and selection process by visiting the official website nielit.gov.in. The NIELIT Scientist “B” Application form will be available to fill from 28th July 2017 and the appliers need to submit the correctly filled application form on or before 28th August 2017.

Details of Posts for NIELIT Recruitment 2017 

  • Scientist B (Group B): 80 Posts
  • Scientific/Technical Assistant (Group B): 259 Posts

How to Apply for NIELIT Recruitment 2017

Applicants need to log on the official NIELIT website that is recruitment.nielit.gov.in

  • Now find the link as Scientist recruitment 2017
  • Press on the given link and read the details available in the advertisement
  • Fill the mandatory fields of application form with required details
  • Attach Photo & Sign and other documents
  • Deposit the amount of application fee
  • Press on submit
  • Download the NIELIT Scientist application form and take print of it for future uses

ITBP Recruitment 2017 Notification Released for 303 Constable Tradesmen, Register Online

Register Online between Aug 8 to Sep 7

Indo Tibetan Border Police has published the online notification to appoint the candidates for 303 Constable through ITBP Recruitment 2017. The candidates who intend to apply online for ITBP Constable Recruitment should not miss applying for the posts through the format prescribed. All the candidates are advised to check the eligibility conditions to avoid any confusion in between the recruitment process. The online registration will start on August 8 and will close on September 7, 2017.

The candidates should read the complete advertisement to know the complete recruitment details including important dates, details of posts, registration fee, selection criteria, educational qualification, age limit, how to apply online and various other details. Indo Tibetan Border Police will conduct recruitment various rounds to select the candidates to refer the official ITBP Recruitment 2017 Notification to get selection process details.

Important Dates for ITBP Constable Recruitment 2017

Opening Dates for Registration: August 8, 2017

Closing Dates for Registration: September 7, 2017

Details of Posts for ITBP Constable Recruitment 2017

Post Name No. of Vacancy
Constable (Tailor) 19
Constable (Gardner) 38
Constable (Cobbler) 27
Constable (Water Career) 95
Constable (Safai Karamchari) 33
Constable (Cook) 55
Constable (Washer man) 25
Constable (Barber) 11


How To Apply for ITBP Constable Recruitment 2017

The application form  should be accepted in only online mode. Offline or any other mode will be rejected. So all the candidates apply under online mode and without submit application fee the form not be accepted. All the candidates  before submission application fee  check all the entry fill in the form is corrected  because after fee submission under any circumstances fee should not be refundable.

Government releases guidelines to improve newborn health

Family Participatory Care (FPC) guidelines have been released by the government for improving health of babies in special newborn care units (SNCUs) across the country.

FPC has emerged as an important concept of health care which provides for partnership between health care staff and families in care of sick newborns.

The guidelines will serve as a guiding document for those intending to introduce FPC in their facility as it provides details of infrastructure, training, role of health care providers and steps in the operationalisation of FPC in the newborn care unit, a statement issued by the health ministry said today.

“The guidelines will be shared with the states for implementation so that the quality of care being provided in the SNCUs across the country gets improved,” the statement said.

Sick and newborn are highly vulnerable and require careful nurturing in order to survive the neonatal period and first year of life.

Under the National Health Mission, more than 700 state- of-the art SNCUs have been established across the country to provide 24X7 comprehensive care to newborns by dedicated trained staff, the statement said.

In recent years, health experts have found that if parents are trained during the stay of their babies in hospital to provide supportive care to sick newborns, it helps in not only improving survival of babies after discharge but also provides for psycho-social and developmental needs of the newborn.

Day time sleeping might raises risk of heart attack

People who work all night need to sleep during day time. But those who are accustomed of sleeping during day time need to get aware, as a study revealed that sleeping in afternoon may cause many health troubles.

According to a recent survey, people who sleep during day time are having more risk of heart attack than those who do not sleep during daytime. According to the researches, the risk of arterial disease increases the risk of heart attack by 1 to 2 percent.

Another test has also revealed that more than one hour of sleep of a day is very harmful for health. This research stated that sleeping more than one hour a day can raises the risk of many diseases such as heart attack, diabetes and brain hemorrhage.

Ayurveda also does not support the day time sleeping habits. According to Ayurveda, sleeping during day time increases the chances of various diseases like obesity, cold and many such problems. The scientific perspective also justifies the way to sleep at night only.


Supreme Court Rejects Abortion Plea of 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

New Delhi, July 28: The abortion plea of a 10-year-old rape survivor was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday, citing the risk posed to her life. The Chandigarh-based victim’s petition was taken up by the court on Wednesday, after a lower court had turned down her appeal.

The bench comprising of Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud dismissed the abortion plea, noting that the foetus is now 32-week-old, which pragmatically minimises the scope of abortion. The apex court’s observation was based upon the report they acquired from the medical board of PGI, Chandigarh. The report was submitted to the bench in a sealed envelope.

As per the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, abortion is not permitted after foetus grows 20 weeks old. The amendment to the existing law was moved during the erstwhile government’s tenure, seeking to increase the permissible period of abortion from 20 to 24 weeks. However, the amendment awaits Cabinet approval.