Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar to get Bharat Ratna - The Highest Civilian Award in India

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has been conferred with the highest civilian award in India, Bharat Ratna. With this, he becomes the first sports person to get the prestigious award.  Right from 2011, when the rules to confer the award were made lenient, many voices could be heard to dignify this sportsman who's brought too many laurels for the country. An announcement from the Prime Minister's Office confirmed the news. This decision has been taken to pay tributes to his 24-year international career as an ace cricketer.
  "Shri Sachin Tendulkar is undoubtedly an outstanding cricketer - a living legend who has inspired millions across the globe," a PMO release said.
The conferring of the award soon after his retirement at the age of 40 has been a fitting pay-off to his glorious career; The Government of India probably wanted to give him a great send-off gift for his contribution to Cricket. It is to be noted the the sportsman became a Rajya Sabha MP just an year ago.

Bharat Ratna Medal

Bharat Ratna Medal.
Image courtesy: commons.wikimedia.org

About the award:

The award meaning "The Gem of India" was introduced in 1954.  This award has so far been conferred upon 41 individuals. When the award was introduced it was given to honour the excellence in arts, literature, science and public services.  Reently the rules were amended to consider broader categories. Presently, this award is given to recognise "performance of highest order in any field of human endeavour". Although there's no hard and fast rule that it has to be given only to Indians, most of the recipients have been Indians, barring a few exceptions like Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa, of course.

Other awards given to the Master Blaster:

Arjuna Award  - 1994
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award - 1998
Padma Shri - 1999
Padma Vibhushan - 2008 along with chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand


Sachin Tendulkar - The Master Blaster

Sachin Tendulkar - The Master Blaster

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Anna University Exam Postponed (End Semester - Nov/Dec 2013 ) / Holiday announced for Muharram

All Anna University Exams postponed. All schools and colleges were announced  to be holiday and the examination scheduled for Anna University departments were also postponed  . This is because, Tamilnadu Government has announced a  holiday for Muharram on November 15th, 2013 . 

This is the official word from the Anna University Website:

All UG/PG Examinations of the Affiliated Colleges of the University scheduled for 15/11/2013 (Friday) are postponed to 30/11/2013 (Saturday). PG (MBA / MCA / M.Sc.(5years) / B.Sc.) Examinations scheduled for 30/11/2013 (Saturday) are postponed to later dates and the revised dates will be announced shortly along with Changes and Additions to PG Timetable. 
CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATIONS 


Here is a Screenshot from the Official Website:

Anna University Exam Postponed (End Semester - Nov/Dec 2013 )


Official Anna University Link: 

http://www.annauniv.edu/pdf/EXAMPOSTPONEMENT.pdf


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Joint Entrance Exam (JEE 2014 ) notification for engineering admissions in IITs

The Joint Entrance Examination JEE-Advanced is an all-India examination administered and conducted in eight IIT zones across the country by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) for admission to undergraduate courses at Indian Institute of Technology located across the country. These locations include Gandhinagar,  Bombay, Bhubaneswar, Indore,  Guwahati, Delhi, Hyderabad,Kanpur,  Madras, Kharagpur, Roorkee,  Mandi,  Punjab, Patna,Rajasthan, Indian School of Mines - Dhanbad and IT-BHU Varanasi.
All the candidates aspiring to pursue undergraduate programmes at IITs and ISM Dhanbad, for the year 2014 should appear in the Paper-1 of JEE (Main)-2014, which will be conducted by the JEE Apex Board during April next year.

IIT JEE 2014
IIT JEE 2014

Eligibility criteria for Admission for JEE (Advanced)-2014

Candidates who wish to write JEE (Advanced)-2014 must write the Paper-1 of JEE (Main)-2014 in the month of April 2014. This is one of the main prerequisites. The detailed eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE  - 2014 is given here.
Only top 1.5 lakh candidates (including all categories) qualified in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) - 2014 will be eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) -2014.

Important Dates

JEE Main will be conducted on April 6th and JEE-Advanced will be held on May 25th.

Earlier Admission Taken Through 2013 JEE Advanced:

Candidates who had earlier taken admission  at any of the IITs or ISM Dhanbad, (irrespective of whether or not they continued in any of the programmes) or accepted admission by paying the admission fee are Not Eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced)-2014.

Admit Card For JEE Advanced - 2014

After successful registration and payment of the requisite fee, candidates can download and print their admit cards for JEE (Advanced)-2014 from May 11 to May 24, 2014 from the JEE (Advanced)-2014 portal.
The admit card will bear the name, roll number of JEE (Advanced), photograph, date of birth, signature, address, and category of the candidate, in addition to the name and address of the Examination Centre allotted and the opted language for question paper.
Candidates should carefully examine their Admit Card for all the entries made therein.
In case of any discrepancy, candidates should contact the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) of the Zonal IIT immediately.
It may not be possible to rectify discrepancies on admit cards, if reported beyond the last date. i.e May 22, 2014.
In case, admit card is not available in the JEE (Advanced) website, candidates are advised to contact the Zonal IIT through Phone/Email/Fax immediately. The last date for this exercise is May 22, 2014.
Candidate must bring the hard copy of the downloaded admit card to the examination centre.
Only those candidates, who produce valid Admit cards to their examination hall, will be allowed to write the examination.

Results Of JEE Advanced-2014

The answer sheet of JEE (Advanced)-2014 is a machine-readable ORS.
These sheets are graded and scrutinized with extreme care.
Candidates can check the answer keys of JEE Advanced 2014 on the official website from June 1st.
ORS of all candidates, who would have appeared both in Paper-1 and Paper-2 will be on display on JEE (Advanced)–2014 website from June 08 to June 11, 2014 along with the machine - read responses and the marks scored.
Candidates can submit requests online to review in case of any perceived errors in the machine - read responses. Candidates will be charged response review fee at the rate of Rs 500 per question to be reviewed.
They should send the amount (Rs 500 x number questions to be reviewed) in the form of Demand Draft for their request to be considered.
The Demand Draft (in favour of the Organizing Chairman, JEE (Advanced)-2014, payable at Kharagpur) must be sent to the Organizing Chairman, JEE (Advanced), IIT Kharagpur-721302 by speed post. Online review requests should be made before 5 PM on June 15.

Results of JEE (Advanced)-2014 shall be announced on June 19.
Candidates will know their All India Ranks (AIR) / Category Ranks through JEE Advanced 2014 websites after declaration of the results.

Note: Candidates will not receive any individual rank statements. Requests for issuing the same will not be entertained.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Confirmed: Iphone5c and Iphone5s Free-on-Contract with Reliance

Iphone5c and Iphone5s on Contract with Reliance


Confirmed: Iphone5c and Iphone5s Free-on-Contract with Reliance:  Just as we are waiting for the official launch of Apple 5C and 5S in India. Reliance has just announced that it will provide 5C and 5S for free on a two year monthly contract.

Details:

IPHONE 5C: Rs 2,599 / month
IPHONE 5S: Rs 2,999 / month (both 16gb)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Petrol Prices Cut. Diesel to cost dearer..

The state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Thursday announced reduction of Rs. 1.15 per litre in the price of petrol however hiked diesel prices by 50 paise per litre from midnight tonight. The change in petrol cost is the second reduction in the month.
The price changes announced by oil firms are excluding local excise or VAT, they announced.
Prior to that, petrol prices had since june increased seven times, totalling Rs 10.80 per litre, excluding VAT  because the rupee depreciated sharply against the Dollar.



In a parallel move, diesel value was hiked by half a rupee, excluding VAT, in line with the january call of the govt. permitting oil firms freedom to raise costs in small doses each month to wipe out mounting losses.
Today's hike is the tenth since the january 17 and most of the losses on diesel sales should have been worn out by currently to create the fuel market priced. however the fall in rupee, around twenty five per cent since Apr, has worsened matters and losses raised to Rs 14.50 per litre. However, the recent firming of rupee against America dollar and monthly increases have cut these losses to Rs 9.58. Diesel rates have up by a cumulative Rs five.95 this year.

Infographics on the Petrol Price Trends in Various countries.