Daily Archive: November 7, 2017

भारत में एनीमिया और मोटापा है गंभीर समस्या

लंदन: एक वैश्विक रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक भारत कुपोषण के साथ-साथ मोटापे की गंभीर समस्या का सामना कर रही है. रिपोर्ट में बताया गया है कि देश की आधी महिलाएं एनिमिया (खून की कमी) से जूझ रही हैं जबकि कम से कम 22 प्रतिशत वयस्क महिलाएं मोटापे की समस्या से ग्रस्त हैं. ‘वैश्विक पोषण रिपोर्ट 2017’ में भारत सहित 140 देशों में कुपोषण की स्थिति पर गौर किया गया. इसमें कहा गया कि इन देशों में कुपोषण के तीन महत्वपूर्ण रूप हैं जिनमें बच्चों में विकास की कमी, मां बनने की उम्र वाली महिलाओं में खून की कमी और अधिक वजन वाली वयस्क महिलाएं शामिल हैं.

ताजा आंकड़ों के अनुसार, पांच वर्ष से कम के 38 प्रतिशत बच्चे विकासहीनता से प्रभावित हैं जिसमें बच्चों की लंबाई पोषक तत्वों की कमी के कारण अपनी उम्र से कम रह जाती है और इससे उनकी मानसिक क्षमता पर बुरा प्रभाव पड़ता है. पांच वर्ष से कम के करीब 21 प्रतिशत बच्चे ऐसे विकार से ग्रस्त हैं जिसमें उनका वजन उनकी लंबाई के अनुपात से कम होता है.

मां बनने की उम्र वाली करीब 51 प्रतिशत महिलाएं खून की कमी से पीड़ित हैं. यह ऐसी समस्या है जिसमें दीर्घावधि में मां और बच्चे के स्वास्थ्य पर बुरा प्रभाव पड़ता है. रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, 22 प्रतिशत से अधिक वयस्क महिलाओं का वजन जरूरत से ज्यादा है.

HCL Invites Applications for Trade Apprentice, 129 Openings Available

New Delhi, Nov 7: Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) recently announced opportunities for eligible candidates for training as apprentices in various trades as per Apprentices Act of 1961. Applications are invited for 15 trades.

All interested candidates can send in their applications to the following address on or before November 30, 2017:

The Office of the Chief Manager (HR), CHRD. Khetri Copper Complex, Khetri Nagar, Rajasthan.

Any candidate who have passed their tenth examination or have passed examination from ITI is eligible for the position. In a few trades, additional technical qualifications are required. Details of the trades and its necessities can be found in the link below.

#CBSE NET 2017 Results Will be Out in 2018

New Delhi, Nov 7: Following successful conduction of the National Eligibility Test (NET) 2017 on November 5 in 91 cities across India, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced that the results will be out in January 2018. Candidates will also be able to download the answer keys soon, it stated.

An official statement by the CBSE claimed that 9.3 lakh candidates registered for the examination held to be eligible for the positions of Assistant Professor and /or obtain the Junior Research Fellowship.

The examination was held on Sunday and consisted of three papers. Paper 1 was a common paper for all and consisted questions to test the candidates’ teaching aptitude. On the other hand, the other two papers contained multiple choice questions from the opted subjects.

The first two papers contained 50 questions and were conducted for 1.45 hrs  and the third consisted of 75 questions and was held for 2.5 hours

CBSE said 75 per cent of the registered applicants arrived.

Apple to Recruit Techies From Indian Engineering College This Year

Hyderabad, Nov 5: For the first time, Apple Inc has decided to recruit techies from an Indian engineering college. The reports said that Apple has decided to come to International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) with job offers. Apple is expected to recruit from IIIT’s Hyderabad or Bengaluru facilities. The placement is set to begin in December.

“We are elated that Apple has decided to come for our campus placements this year. We are not sure of the kind of profiles that the company will be offering. However, it will provide an opportunity to the graduating students to showcase their skills before representatives of the firm,” said TV Devi Prasad, head of placements at IIITH told TOI.

Apple is not the first company to have registered with IIIT-H. Companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Philips too have registered with IIT Hyderabad. Nearly 350 BTech, BE, MTech and MSc (research) students from the IIIT Hyderabad have registered for the placements in Apple.

According to the reports, most of the companies have lately been hiring for artificial intelligence, data science etc. Prasad said that the companies coming over for placements would be conducting interviews for the students who are well-versed with Python, a computer language, will be preferred.

He added that the requirement for hardware engineers is high this year “with many companies looking forward to hiring students with knowledge in application-specific integrated circuit and design verification.”

Parking Fee in Delhi to be Hiked by 4 Times to Reduce Smog

New Delhi, Nov 7:  The Supreme Court-appointed green panel, Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA), recommended on Tuesday that parking fee in the national capital should be hiked by four times the usual fee.

The green panel also instructed to lower metro fares to encourage people to adopt public mode of transport. It said that the fare be lowered on off-peak hours, and more coaches should be introduced. The EPCA said that a fine of Rs 50,000 be imposed on construction agencies that violate dust pollution rules.

The green panel took these measures to discourage people from using personal vehicles, which majorly contribute to the smog that has been present in Delhi since Diwali.

The panel took the emergency decision as air quality in Delhi deteriorated as the pollution levels got severely high. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked Education Minister Manish Sisodia to consider shutting schools. (Also read: NGT pulls up Delhi, UP, Haryana govts over air pollution)

The fall in air quality started on Monday evening when moisture mixed with pollutants cause a cover of thick maze over the city. The Central Pollution Control Board recorded ‘severe’ air quality.

“Total calm conditions, marked by the complete absence of wind has led to the situation. The moisture has trapped emissions from ground level sources,” Dipankar Saha, CPCB’s air lab chief, was quoted by PTI.

The Indian Medical Association(IMA) declared the condition state’s medical emergency and had written to the Delhi Chief Minister to declare holidays in schools for a few days. (Also read: As Air Pollution Reaches ‘Severe’, IMA Declares Public Health Emergency in Delhi)

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday pulled up Delhi, UP, Haryana governments that, why preventive measures were not taken.

“The ambient air quality is so bad that children are not able to breath properly. Why didn’t you not spray water using helicopters as per our direction? You take instructions and inform us day after tomorrow,” the bench said.