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Pakistan Warns India Against Creating ‘Two Front’ Situation For Regional Peace

Islamabad, Nov 18: Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security Lt-Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Friday warned India against creating a “two front” situation for its neighbour saying that such practices tend to damage the regional peace. By “two front” situation, Nasser Khan Janjua probably meant that India may put Pakistan under pressure from both the eastern and the western frontiers.

Stating that a “two front” situation is being created for Pakistan, Janjua said, “India is self-seeking a two front situation which does not auger well for the region.

OnePlus 5T Smartphone Launched, to be Available in India From Nov 21

New Delhi, November 17: Chinese upstart OnePlus on Thursday unveiled its latest Android smartphone- OnePlus 5T with a new all-screen experience at an event in New York City. The best thing about OnePlus 5T is that it comes less than half the price of an iPhone X, sharing the same price tag as the original OnePlus 5. OnePlus 5T will be available in two variants- 6GB RAM/64 GB memory and 8GB RAM/128 GB storage options and will be priced at Rs 32,999 and Rs 37,999 respectively.

The smartphone will be available in India from November 28 and is exclusive to Amazon India. It will also be available via the OnePlus online store in India. The smartphone will only be available in a Midnight Black colour variant. For Amazon Prime Members, the smartphone will first go on sale at 4:30 pm IST on November 21 on Amazon. OnePlus said it continues to focus on the premium smartphone category in the Indian market, competing with heavyweights like Samsung and Apple.

In 2016, Gujarat Recorded Most Deaths Due to Malnourishment, Disability: Study

Ahmedabad, Nov 18: Gujarat has recorded most deaths due to malnutrition – child and maternal – in 2016, a study has claimed. The other factors are dietary risk and air pollution. The study also reveals a very high percentage of deaths among children in the age group of 0-14 years in 2016.

The report, India: Health of the Nation’s States, prepared by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Public Health Foundation of India and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, says malnutrition caused maximum death and disability in 1990 while maintaining its position till 2016.

In 1990, malnutrition caused 36.1 per cent death and disability, while in 2016, it caused 14.6 per cent death and disability, the report says. On the other hand, 10.4 per cent death and disability in 2016 were caused due to dietary risk while, 9.1 per cent death and disability were a result of air pollution. Notably, air pollution was also the third risk factor in 1990, causing 10.2 per cent death and disability.

राधिका आप्टे ने दिया विवादित बयान कहा- हर दूसरे घर में होता है यौन उत्पीड़न

अभिनेत्री राधिका आप्टे का मानना है कि यौन उत्पीड़न सिर्फ ग्लैमर व शोबिज की दुनिया में ही नहीं बल्कि हर दूसरे घर में होता है. राधिका ने मुंबई से फोन पर आईएएनएस को बताया, “यौन उत्पीड़न हर दूसरे घर में होता है, इसलिए यह सिर्फ फिल्म उद्योग का हिस्सा नहीं है. भारत सहित दुनिया में हर जगह बाल दुर्व्यवहार, घरेलू हिंसा होता है.”

उन्होंने कहा कि यह हर क्षेत्र या घर में कुछ स्तर पर या अन्य स्तर पर होता है, जिसे समाप्त करने की जरूरत है. अभिनेत्री ने जोर देते हुए कहा कि यौन उत्पीड़न का शिकार सिर्फ महिलाएं ही नहीं बल्कि पुरुष, छोटे बच्चे और हर कोई होता है. लोग अपने प्रभाव का इस्तेमाल हर स्तर पर करते हैं.

Closely Monitor Progress in Rural Areas, PM Tells Officials in Review Meeting

New Delhi, Nov 18: Taking stock of progress in rural India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday directed officials to monitor rural roads and ensure quick response and solution to the complaints received through ‘Meri Sadak’ application. “The positive impact of housing on the lives of the beneficiaries should be suitably examined, and the focus should be on improving their quality of life,” said Prime Minister Modi. The review meeting was attended by top officials from PMO, NITI Aayog, and infrastructure ministries of the government, a statement from the PMO said.

The agenda of the review meeting, which lasted for about two-and-a-half-hours, also included rural housing, rural roads, coal, mining and rural electrification. “Officials said progress is being made towards connecting remaining unconnected habitations within a time-frame. The PM observed that resources available for this work should be used optimally throughout the year,” the official statement said.

The statement said that PM Modi hoped that an advancement of the budget will result in further improvement in performance.

Delhi NCR Get Relief From Smog After Drizzle; Air Quality Still ‘Very Poor’

New Delhi, Nov 18: Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) woke up to a fresh spell of drizzle on Saturday however, the pollution levels continue to remain ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’. The Air Quality Index (AQI) was slightly better on Saturday (303) as compared to that of Friday (307). The highest level of PM2.5 was 187.06 micrograms per cubic metre on Friday.

The change in Delhi-NCR weather is due to the passage of Western Disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and its induced cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan, Skymet said. Due to the prevailing smoggy conditions, a total of 49 trains, to and from Delhi, have been delayed whereas, 14 others have been rescheduled and one has been cancelled.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi’s Anand Vihar is at 260, Punjabi Bagh at 251, Siri Fort at 236, Shadipur at 214.

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.