Monthly Archive: October 2017

ACC Appointments

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments:

(i)                 Shri S. K. Sinha, IPS (BH:1983), Special Director, IB as Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat on 30.11.2017 in the vacancy to be caused due to superannuation of the present incumbent Shri A. R. K. Kini, IPS (BH:1981) on 30.11.2017.

(ii)               Shri A. P. Maheshwari, IPS (UP:1984), Special DG, BSF as Director General, Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) for a period up to his superannuation on 28.02.2021 or till further orders, whichever is earlier.



Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 58.92 per bbl on 30.10.2017

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 58.92 per barrel (bbl) on 30.10.2017. This was higher than the price of US$ 57.92 per bbl on previous publishing day of 27.10.2017.

In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket increased to Rs. 3826.21 per bbl on 30.10.2017 as compared to Rs. 3770.27 per bbl on 27.10.2017. Rupee closed stronger at Rs. 64.93 per US$ on 30.10.2017 as compared to 65.09 per US$ on 27.10.2017. The table below gives details in this regard:

Particulars Unit Price on October 30, 2017 (Previous trading day i.e. 27.10.2017)
Crude Oil (Indian Basket) ($/bbl)    58.92                         (57.92)
(Rs/bbl)   3826.21                   (3770.27)
Exchange Rate (Rs/$)    64.93                         (65.09)


AD/MB Daily Crude Oil Price

दिल्ली T20: क्रिकेट फैंस के लिए 1 नवंबर को देर रात तक चलेगी मेट्रो

नई दिल्ली। दिल्ली मेट्रो रेल बुधवार देर रात तक अतिरिक्त फेरे लगाएगी. एक नवंबर को होने वाले टी20 क्रिकेट मैच को देखने जाने वालों की सहूलियत को ध्यान में रखते हुए यह व्यवस्था की गई है. दिल्ली मेट्रो रेल कॉर्पोरेशन (डीएमआरसी) ने बुधवार को दिल्ली में फिरोजशाह कोटला मैदान में दिन-रात के इस मैच को देखते हुए क्रिकेट प्रेमियों की सहूलियत के लिए रात 11 बजे के बाद भी मेट्रो के अतिरिक्त फेरे लगाने का फैसला किया है.

डीएमआरसी की ओर से जारी आधिकारिक बयान के मुताबिक, फिरोज शाह कोटला मैदान के नजदीकी मेट्रो स्टेशनों आईटीओ, दिल्ली गेट, मंडी हाउस, प्रगति मैदान और चांदनी चौक पर यात्रियों की अधिकता की संभावना को देखते हुए इन स्टेशनों से देर रात तक मेट्रो रेल अतिरिक्त फेरे लगाएगी. इसके लिए लाइन एक पर दिलशाद गार्डन से आखिरी मेट्रो रात सवा ग्यारह बजे के बजाय रात 12 बजकर पांच मिनट पर चलेगी. जबकि रिठाला से रात 11 बजकर 31 मिनट के बजाय आखिरी मेट्रो रात 12 बजकर 10 मिनट पर छूटेगी.

लाइन दो पर समयपुर बादली से अंतिम मेट्रो रात सवा बारह बजे छूटेगी. वहीं लाइन तीन और चार पर नोएडा सिटी सेंटर से रात 11 बजकर 55 मिनट पर, वैशाली से 11 बजकर 50 मिनट और द्वारका सेक्टर 21 से 11 बजकर 05 मिनट पर आखिरी मेट्रो चलेगी.

लाइन पांच पर मुंडका से कीर्ति नगर के लिए रात सवा बारह बजे और इंद्रलोक के लिए रात 12 बजकर 05 मिनट पर आखिरी मेट्रो चलेगी. जबकि कीर्ति नगर से 12 बजकर 50 मिनट पर और इंद्रलोक से 12 बजकर 45 मिनट पर आखिरी मेट्रो चलेगी. वहीं लाइन छह पर कश्मीरी गेट से रात 12 बजकर 10 मिनट और एस्कॉर्ट मुजेसर से रात सवा ग्यारह बजे आखिरी मेट्रो रेल चलेगी. मेट्रो प्रशासन ने स्पष्ट किया है कि यह सेवा सिर्फ एक नवंबर के लिए प्रभावी रहेगी.

Police to Verify Papers of all Passport Holders in Deoband And Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar, Oct 31: The Uttar Pradesh police will soon verify papers of thousands of passport holders in Deoband, its neighbouring regions and all the districts of Saharanpur and Muzaffarnagar. This directive has come after the police had arrested two suspected Bangladeshi terrorists who had managed to get Indian passports on Deoband addresses. It is suspected that more terror modules are hiding in the city of Deoband.

Soon after the arrest of the suspected Bangladeshi terrorists, the Uttar Pradesh government has asked all the DMs to take action against all the Bangladeshi nationals the illegally living in the state. An action against officials, involved in getting ID cards for Bangladeshi nationals during their illegal stay here, has also been directed.

“It’s not only about Deoband or any particular community. The verification of passport holders will take place in entire Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur owing to inputs we have received that a few terror modules could be hiding in the area,” Saharanpur DIG KS Emmanuel was quoted by saying by TOI. Emmanuel added that in the past, men with questionable credentials were found in the city on many occasions in the past.

Emmanuel also revealed that the suspected Bangladeshi terrorist who was arrested from Muzaffarnagar had got his passport made in Saharanpur. “So we are just being cautious and improving the mechanism of inquiry by verifying all passport holders in the region. We cannot take chances when it comes to security,” he told the daily.

In August 2017, a Bangladeshi national Abdullah Al-Mamon was arrested from Muzaffarnagar. Mamon is suspected to be a member of banned terror outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT). before his arrest, Mamon stayed in Deoband for several years. In fact, the police later arrested many others from the area.

In October 2017, UP ATS had alerted the areas about absconder Faizan Ahmad, who was the key recruiter of the terror groups. In fact, he was also accused of leading youths into terror activities. UP ATS had recovered Islamic State literature and other things during a raid at Faizan’s Saharanpur lodging soon after the arrest of Mamon.

Since the arrests and raids in the region, nearly 20 suspected Bangladeshi men have gone missing in Western UP, a report said. The verification has also become urgent and necessary after reports that some local police personnel may have helped alleged Bangladeshi terrorists secure Indian passports. Sources have revealed that a sub-inspector and a constable are under scanner.

Long-term aspirin use may cut risk of digestive cancers

Beijing, Oct 31, Long-term aspirin use : People who are prescribed to take aspirin for long periods are at a significantly reduced risk of digestive cancers, a study claims. From data of over 600,000 people, researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong compared patients who were prescribed aspirin over a long period (for at least six months, average duration of aspirin prescribed was 7.7 years) with non-aspirin users and assessed the incidences of a number of cancers.

Those prescribed with aspirin showed a 47 per cent reduction in liver and oesophageal cancer incidence, a 38 per cent reduction in gastric cancer incidence, a 34 per cent reduction in pancreatic cancer incidence and a 24 per cent reduction in colorectal cancer incidence. Digestive cancers account for almost a quarter of cancer cases in Europe. Colorectal, gastric and pancreatic cancer are within the top five cancer killers throughout the continent, with digestive cancers representing 30.1 per cent of cancer deaths.

The effect of long-term use of aspirin on cancer incidence was also examined for cancers outside of the digestive system. A significant reduction was shown for leukaemia, lung and prostate cancers, but not for breast, bladder and kidney cancers.

Aspirin is used across the globe to treat a number of health conditions, ranging from short-term pain relief to long-term prescriptions.

While the use of aspirin is subject to debate within the medical community, a recent study found that patients who stopped taking aspirin were 37 per cent more likely to have an adverse cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, than those who continued with their prescription.

“The findings demonstrate that the long-term use of aspirin can reduce the risk of developing many major cancers,” said Kelvin Tsoi from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. “What should be noted is the significance of the results for cancers within the digestive tract, where the reductions in cancer incidence were all very substantial, especially for liver and oesophageal cancer,” said Tsoi.

(Long-term aspirin use) PTI

ऑनलाइन डेटिंग के मुद्दे पर बनी है फिल्म ‘करीब करीब सिंगल’- इरफान खान

फिल्म ‘करीब करीब सिंगल’ के प्रचार के लिए अभिनेता इरफान खान, ‘हक से सिंगल’ फेम जाकिर खान के साथ हंसी का दंगल मचाने के लिए तैयार हैं. इरफान खान की आगामी फिल्म ‘करीब करीब सिंगल’ आधुनिक संबंधों पर आधारित फिल्म है.

इस फिल्म में ऑनलाइन डेटिंग के विषय को उठाया गया है जबकि जाकिर खान डेटिंग के दौरान होने वाले ‘संघर्षो’ को लेकर अपने तमाम शो में मनोरंजन करते आए हैं.

इरफान खान ने ट्वीट कर कहा, “करीब करीब बातें होंगी जब मिलेंगे हक से..जी स्टूडियो में.”

राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार विजेता इरफान खान ‘हिंदी मीडियम’ के बाद एक और फिल्म में रोमांस के लिए तैयार हैं.

मलयालम, तमिल और कन्नड़ फिल्मों में करीब एक दशक तक काम कर चुकीं पार्वती ‘करीब करीब सिंगल’ के साथ बॉलीवुड में नई पारी खेलने के लिए तैयार हैं.

‘करीब करीब सिंगल’ फिल्म को बीकानेर, ऋषिकेश और गंगटोक जैसे स्थानों पर फिल्माया गया है. यह फिल्म 10 नवम्बर को रिलीज होगी.

अनसुलझी पहेलीः नदी में हाथ डालते ही निकलता है सोना!

देश में फेस्टिवल सीजन अभी अभी गुजरा ही है. फेस्टिवल सीजन में सोने की खरीद रिकॉर्ड तोड़ देती है. सोने को लेकर दिवानगी हर साल बढ़ती भी नजर आती है लेकिन क्या आप जानते हैं कि एक ऐसी नदी इस देश में है जो सोना उगलती है. आपको शायद हैरानी हो लेकिन ये बात 100 फीसदी सच है.

झारखंड के रत्नगर्भा क्षेत्र में निकलने वाली स्वर्णरेखा नदी अपने इसी रूप के लिए लगातार चर्चा में आ रही है. इस नदी में सोना भरा पड़ा हुआ है. यहां रहने वाले आदिवासी लोग इस नदी में से रेत को छानकर सोने के कणों का एकत्रित करते हैं. ये लोग इसे सोने के व्यापारियों को बेचते हैं. इसी से इनकी जीविका चलती है.

यहां के लोग बताते हैं कि इस नदी पर कई बार अध्ययन किया जा चुका है. हालांकि, इसमें सोने के कण कहां से पहुंचते हैं, ये अभी भी राज बना हुआ है. इस नदी से जुड़ी हुई एक और बात हैरान करती है. ये दिलचस्प बात है कि नदी अपने उद्गम स्थल से निकलती तो है लेकिन किसी दूसरी नदी में ये मिलती नहीं है. ये सीधा बंगाल की खाड़ी में गिरती है.

Report on 1000km-Long Tunnel to Divert Brahmaputra River False, Says #China

New Delhi, Oct 31: China has rubbished report which claimed that the country is planning to build a 1000km-long tunnel to divert water from the Brahmaputra rive close to Arunachal Pradesh to the parched Xinjiang region.

“This is untrue. This is a false report,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said when asked about the reports about he project.

Hua Chunying added that China will continue to attach “great importance to cross-border river cooperation”.

World’s Longest Tunnel Project

A report in the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post had on Monday claimed that Chinese engineers were testing techniques that could be used to build a 1000km-long tunnel from Tibet to Xinjiang.

Govt Increases Monthly Grant to 5,000 Schools Ahead of Gujarat Polls

Ahmedabad, Oct 31: The Gujarat government on Monday increased monthly grant to schools ahead of the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017. The monthly grant has been increased under all the three categories based on the number of classes for over 5000 schools. This monthly grant increase is fourth in last four years. The last revision to the grants was made in 2013.

The notification dated October 23 stated that an increase from 20 to 25 per cent has been granted to over 5000 schools. Schools with classes from I to V will be provided a grant of Rs 3,000, which was Rs 2,400 earlier. The schools in the second category will get Rs 2,500 instead of Rs 2,000 and schools with more than 30 classes will get Rs 250 extra as a monthly grant.

In early October, the Gujarat government had announced a slew of sops for teachers, employees of municipalities and others. The state government announced that a significant hike to 7000 teachers of government-aided Secondary and Higher Secondary schools with “fixed salary”.

“We have decided to increase the monthly salary of ‘fixed-pay’ teachers of Secondary schools from Rs 16,500 to Rs 25,000. Assistant teachers, who are getting Rs 10,500, will now get Rs 16,224,” announced Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel. Revised salaries according to the provisions of the 7th Pay Commission were announced for the employees of as many as 105 municipalities.

The Gujarat government also raised the annual income cap from Rs 1.50 lakh to Rs 2.50 lakh for free medical treatment of up to Rs 2 lakh.