Daily Archive: November 17, 2017

UPSC CDS I Final Results 2017 Declared

New Delhi, Nov 17: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I) or CDS I, 2017 at upsc.gov.in on Friday. The UPSC conducted CDS (I) exam in February, while the interviews were held by the Services Selection Board (SSB) under of the Ministry of Defence. The full list of selected is available at upsc.gov.in. Candidates who appeared for the final exam of CDS (I) can check their results on the official website.

“The results of the medical examination have not been taken into account in preparing these lists,” the UPSC said in a notification. As many as 8548 candidates have qualified. The UPSC had recommended 3611, 2154 and 650 as qualified in the written test for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy respectively. The number of candidates finally qualified are those after SSB test conducted by Army Head Quarters.

How to check and download UPSC CDS (I) Results 2017:

  1. Go to the official UPSC website (upsc.nic.in).
  2. Click on the link to the notification “Written Result: Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2017”.
  3. Click on the link to the PDF provided.
  4. Download the results sheet and take a print out of the same for further reference.

Over 27000 vacancies of teachers in govt schools: HC told

New Delhi, Nov 17  The Delhi High Court was today informed by the AAP government that there was a shortage of over 27,000 regular teachers in the government schools here.

The Directorate of Education (DoE) of the Delhi government, in an affidavit, said as of April 1, the sanctioned regular posts of teachers were 64,263 and the vacancies were 25,337.

Since according to the DoE, the sanctioned regular posts as of date are 66,736, there would be a parallel increase in the vacancies also to 27,810 as the affidavit is silent on the point of any appointments made after April 1, 2017.

The affidavit, filed through Delhi government standing counsel Ramesh Singh, said the total regular sanctioned posts of teachers as on January 1, 2010 were 41,988 which has been gradually increased to 66,736 as on date.

The matter would come up for hearing on November 20 before Justice A K Chawla.

The high court was hearing DoE’s plea seeking vacation of the stay granted on September 27 on the process of appointing guest teachers and promoting those appointed since 2010 in the government schools so that it could fill nearly 9,000 vacancies.

It had said its interim order of stay will continue.

The Delhi government had said the stay order was causing serious problem to students who were suffering due to shortage of teachers.

The AAP government has filed the application in a pending contempt plea filed by NGO Social Jurist, represented through advocate Ashok Agarwal, seeking a stay on the order of the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) withdrawing a notice on appointment of 8,914 school teachers.

On September 27, the court said it had directed the Delhi government to maintain status quo with regard to fresh appointment and promotion of guest teachers as regulars in its schools, after it was informed that the authorities have not complied with the high court’s 2001 order.

The court was also informed that a bill was recently passed in the Delhi Legislative Assembly to regularise all guest teachers appointed since 2010.

The NGO’s plea said after a high court order of April 11, the DSSSB issued vacancy notice on August 7 inviting applications from candidates for 8,914 teaching posts in the DoE of the Delhi government and for 5,906 teaching posts in the three municipal corporation schools here.

It alleged that the DSSSB, without informing or seeking permission from the court, had on August 24 “abruptly withdrawn the advertisement” regarding these vacancies.

Source: PTI

भारत में बिना बुनियादी साफ-सफाई के रहते हैं सबसे ज्यादा लोग: रिपोर्ट

कोच्चि. आबादी के लिहाज से दुनिया के दूसरे सबसे बड़े देश भारत में बुनियादी साफ सफाई के बिना रहने वाले लोगों की संख्या सबसे ज्यादा है. एक रिपोर्ट में यह बात कही गयी. रिपोर्ट कहती है कि भारत में स्वच्छ भारत मिशन के तहत हुई व्यापक प्रगति के बावजूद 73.2 करोड़ से ज्यादा लोग या तो खुले में शौच करते हैं या फिर असुरक्षित या अस्वच्छ शौचालयों का इस्तेमाल करते हैं. यह स्थिति महिलाओं और लड़कियों के लिये और खराब है.

वाटर एड्स की स्टेट ऑफ द वर्ल्ड टॉयलेट्स 2017 रिपोर्ट कहती है, भारत में करीब 35.5 करोड़ महिलाओं और लड़कियों को अब भी शौचालय का इंतजार है. सरकारी आंकड़ों का हवाला देते हुये रिपोर्ट कहती है कि स्वच्छ भारत मिशन के जरिये साफ सफाई की स्थिति में निसंदेह काफी प्रगति हुई है. इसके तहत अक्तूबर 2014 से नवंबर 2017 के बीच 5.2 करोड़ घरों में शौचालयों का निर्माण कराया गया.

आउट ऑफ ऑर्डर शीर्षक वाली रिपोर्ट में कहा गया, खुले में शौच को कम करने और बुनियादी साफ-सफाई की स्थिति में सुधार के मामले में भी भारत 10 शीर्ष देशों में शामिल है. रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक भारत के बाद चीन का नंबर आता है जहां 34.3 करोड़ लोगों के पास ठीक-ठाक शौचालय की सुविधा नहीं है.

हालांकि यहां भी वर्ष 2000 के बाद से स्थिति में काफी सुधार हुआ है जब करीब 40 फीसद आबादी के पास बुनयादी साफ-सफाई की कमी थी. अफ्रीका का सबसे आबादी वाला देश नाईजीरिया इस सूची में तीसरे स्थान पर है. रिपोर्ट में कहा गया कि वैश्विक रूप से तीन में से एक व्यक्ति के पास अब भी शौचायल की सुविधा नहीं है.

Midnight Ceremony Should be Held in Parliament to Celebrate Moody’s Upgrade: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi, November 17: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday took a dig at the Narendra Modi government said that there should be a midnight ceremony in Parliament to celebrate Moody’s upgrade of India’s rating. US-based Moody’s upgraded India’s sovereign credit rating by a notch to ‘Baa2’ with a stable outlook citing improved growth prospects driven by economic and institutional reforms.

In his tweets, Sinha hit out at the Modi government over its double standards. “We should celebrate Moody’s upgrade by holding a midnight ceremony in Central Hall of Parliament and damn Standard and Poor. Problem is we celebrate when external agencies praise us and condemn and reject them when they criticise us. Let us be consistent,” Sinha tweeted.

Censor Board Sends ‘Padmavati’ Back To Producers

New Delhi, Nov 17: Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on Friday sent back ‘Padmavati’ to the filmmakers due to technical reasons. The film’s release is likely to be delayed by after the censor board said that the film will be reviewed as per set norms. The film based on the mythical character of Padmavati has irked many Rajput groups including Karni Sena 

The tensions reached its zenith when the members of Karni Sena announced a reward of Rs 50 Lakh for chopping the nose of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone.

Karni Sena leader Mahipal Singh Makrana said that while Kshatriyas respected women, but if the film was not banned and Padukone does not stop inciting sentiments with her provocative language, the Rajputs will not lag behind in acting.

He asked why was Padukone, who has the citizenship of Denmark, speaking such provocative language? Makrana claimed that a cinema hall in Kota was rampaged as a result of such provocative language. “Shri Rajput Karni Sena has now just conveyed a lesson to Deepika Padukone to stop making provocative statements or face the result,” Makrana said.

Have Full Faith in Our Judicial System, Says Deepika Padukone

Mumbai, Nov 17: It’s business as usual in the lobby of the Mumbai five-star hotel where Deepika Padukone aka Padmavati is occupying a suite.  But once you alight from the lift on the 23rd floor, you can feel a certain `tightness’ in the air.  Security personnel are strategically parked outside the elevator and they perk up to scan visitors unobtrusively but thoroughly.

Unless you are being accompanied by a member of her immediate staff, there’s no way you can have access to this floor on this day.  The actress, who is scheduled to meet a section of the media later the same evening in one of the banquet halls with adequate security, is getting ready when we are shown in.

Inside her room, the atmosphere is calmer.  Dressed in a bright red outfit, her long hair tied back in a neat ponytail, the actress doesn’t display any nerves.  If she is anxious about the threats made to her and her Padmavati filmmaker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, she doesn’t show any outward signs of nervousness.

Instead she is hospitality personified, ordering tea and cookies for her guests.  Her head held high, she says, “I have full faith in the judicial system of our country.  I know no wrong will be done.’’