More about Dr B. Sen at : http://www.savebinayak.ukaid.org.uk/index.html
Monday, May 25, 2009
More about Dr B. Sen at : http://www.savebinayak.ukaid.org.uk/index.html
JEE-2009 Results - Press Note
May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
For details regarding the eligibility conditions, syllabus and scheme of the examination, centers of examination, guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must consult the detailed notice of the examination published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated May 9, 2009. Details are also available on UPSC website i.e.http://www.upsc.gov.in.
Candidates must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices throughout the country.
In case of any difficulty in obtaining application forms from the designated HPOs/Pos, the candidates should contact the concerned Post Master or UPSC’s “FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING CELL” over Telephone no.011-23389366/Fax No.011-23387310.
The last date for all applications to reach the UPSC is June 8, 2009. However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote areas specified in the Notice, the last date for receipt of application by post/speed post only (not by hand or by courier) is June 15, 2009.
1 Shri Pranab Mukherjee
2 Shri Sharad Pawar
Agriculture, Food & Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
3 Shri A.K. Antony
4 Shri P. Chidambaram
5 Km. Mamata Banerjee
6 Shri S.M. Krishna
Ministries that have remained unallocated, will be looked after by the Prime Minister."
source : PIB
read more at :
IITs alter admission drill - India - The Times of India:
News Story :
The Hindu : Sport : Royal Challengers march into the final
Saturday, May 23, 2009
The President of India has appointed Dr. Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister of India. Further, as advised by the Prime Minister, has appointed the following as members of the Council of Ministers :-
- SELF PRAISE is no praise.
- The young crow is wiser than its mother.
- What is play to one is death to another.
- In a treeless country, the castor-oil plant is a big tree
- A scalded cat dreads cold water.
- The washerman never tears his father's clothes.
- A fool went to fish, but lost his fishing-basket.
- A thief is a thief, whether he steals a diamond or a cucumber.
- God takes care of a blind cow.
- One who cannot dance blames the floor.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
DD Vs DC and CSK Vs RCB : Semifinal Fixtures :
Delhi Daredevils will play with Deccan Chargers on 22nd May 2009 at SuperSport Park, Centurion while Chennai Super Kings will fight out with Royal Challengers Bangalore on 23rd May 2009 at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg for the finals.So watch out for the real excitement of Cricket in IPL 2.
Points Table :
|Kings XI Punjab||14||7||7||0||0||14||-0.483|
Watch Live on : http://live.t20.com/flash/fplayer.php
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
QUALIFIED IN WRITTEN
CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION : 2008 Marks Query:-
Roll No. : 159306
Name : SHUBHRA SAXENA
|Civil Services(Main) Examination 2008|
|General Studies (Paper-IV)||300||174|
|Optional II, Public Administration||Paper-VIII||300||154|
If you desire an authenticated copy of your Marks Sheet, please write to : 'The Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069.' enclosing a self addressed sufficiently stamped envelope at the earliest.
source : http://shubhra-saxena.blogspot.com/
Note : You will also get valuable inputs about civil services on her above blog.
We have opened up iGoogle, our personalised homepage, as the digital canvas for your creativity. We invite you to submit your compelling photography and bring your art online to a global audience.
How it worksEnter your portfolio of five digital photos that together will make up the iGoogle theme.
We will also be running a leader board for the university/college with the most entrants for everyone to see, so tell your friends to enter to see your university at the top.
- The shortlist: 36 shortlisted entries will be turned into iGoogle themes, shown on Google and put to public vote.
- The finalists: 6 finalists will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery London, and reviewed by our independent jury.
- The winner: 1 winner will receive a £5,000 ($7500 USD) bursary and an invite to spend a day with Martin Parr.
DeadlineSubmit your entry on this website by 31st May. How to enter
source : http://www.google.com/intl/en/landing/photographyprize/
This year, 637,578 students - 264,248 female candidates and 373,330 male candidates - took the class 12 board exams in the country and abroad.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
CSP 2009 GEOGRAPHY SOLUTION (Shankar IAS Academy)
CSP 2009 GS Solution (Shankar IAS Academy)
GS, History, Physics, Public Administration, Mathematics and Sociology Keys are available at Pariksha Guru website, Visit Site (You need to create account to access those keys)
Commerce Key : www.rankersclasses.com (Thanks Deepti)
Some keys also available at http://examrace.com/default.aspx
Pub Admn Key at Brain Tree
Note : Will update about others soon. If you have any source please share with others in comment section.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
KEY WINNERS :
Dayanidhi Maran (DMK) wins from Chennai Central
Former Karnataka CM Veerappa Moily wins from Chikballapur
T R Baalu of DMK wins from Sriperumbudur
JMM president Shibu Soren wins Dumka Lok Sabha seat
Pranab Mukherjee wins from Jangipur
Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha wins from Hazaribagh
Former Jharkhand CM Babulal Marandi wins from Koderma
Congress president Sonia Gandhi wins Rae Bareli seat
Lalji Tandon defeats Rita Bahuguna Joshi in Lucknow
Chidambaram (Cong) wins in Sivaganga, was earlier declared loser
NCP president Sharad Pawar wins Madha seat defeating Subhash Deshmukh (BJP) by 3,14,565 votes
BJP's Rajnath Singh wins from Ghaziabad
Maneka Gandhi (BJP) wins by 6400 votes in Aonla, was earlier declared loser
BJP's Murli Manohar Joshi wins from Varanasi
RJD's Lalu Prasad wins from Saran but loses from Pataliputra
Mohammed Azharuddin wins in Moradabad
BJP's Varun Gandhi wins from Pilibhit
Navin Jindal (Congress) wins from Kurukshetra
Deepinder Singh Hooda (Congress) wins from Rohtak
Cong's Ajay Maken wins from New Delhi seat
Advani (BJP) wins from Gandhinagar
Mamata Banerjee (Trinamool Congress) wins seat
Jaswant Singh (BJP) wins in Darjeeling
Jaya Prada (SP) defeats Begum Noor Bano (Congress) in Rampur
Priya Dutt (Congress) wins in Mumbai North-Central
Akhilesh Yadav (SP) wins by 1.11 lakh votes in Kannauj
Sachin Pilot (Congress) wins in Ajmer
Navjot Singh Sidhu (BJP) wins in Amritsar
Kamal Nath (Congress) wins in Chhindwara
Sushma Swaraj (BJP) wins in Vidisha
Farooq Abdullah (NC) wins by over 30,000 votes in Srinagar
Shatrughan Sinha defeats Shekhar Suman in Patna Sahib
Chiranjeevi (Praja Rajyam) wins in Tirupati
Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda (Ind) wins from Singhbhum
Deve Gowda (JDS) retains Hassan Lok Sabha seat
Mehboob Beigh (NC) wins in Anantnag
Francisco Sardinha (Congress) wins in South Goa
Shashi Tharoor (Congress) wins by 95,000 votes in Thiruvanathapuram
Lalubhai Patel (BJP) wins in Daman
P M Hamdulla (Congress) wins in Lakshadweep
K Sudhakaran (Congress) wins in Kannur
JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav wins in Madhepura
Mani Shankar Aiyar (Congress) defeated by AIADMK's O S Manian in Mayiladuthurai
Hina Sahab, wife of jailed RJD MP Shahabuddin, loses in Siwan
Renuka Chowdhury loses in Khammam
Manvendra Singh (BJP) loses in Barmer
Ram Vilas Paswan (LJP) loses in Hajipur
Source : Times of India
Constituency Name : Ajmer
|OSN||Candidate Name||Party||Vote Secured|
|4.||Inder Chand Paliwala||JGP||7984|
|5.||Usha Kiran Verma||IND||4670|
With this there may be some respite for him as he lost the assembly election by one vote.
Update : Well the website ceorajasthan.nic.in retract the result as the counting is still going on, what a mess and that too in case of Dr C P Joshi. What a coincidence ?
Tara Chand Bhagora of INC become officially announced as elected from Banswara constitutency so he will be the the first to get elected from Rajasthan in General Election 2009.
Constituency Name : Banswara (ST)
|OSN||Candidate Name||Party||Vote Secured|
|2.||Durga Devi Bhagora||BSP||21503|
|7.||Prof Mohanlal Damor||LSWP||30195|
Friday, May 15, 2009
List Of Candidates Who Have Been Successful In The Written Test Held On 08.03.2009 And Have Been Shortlisted For Interview
For live results and trends you can visit the ECI RESULTS WEBSITE
At Present site is showing dummy data.It will become live with real data at 8.00 AM on 16th May 2009.
Chennai Super King Vs Bangalore Royal Challengers and Rajasthan Royals Vs Mumbai Indians, both of these run to the last over and after a see-saw and umpteen time of upturns and breathtaking daed ends bring the game of cricket an ecstatic experience. In first game Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining) and in second match Rajasthan Royals won by 2 runs (with one ball remaining).So the tournament is still wide open for semifinal slot
POINTS TABLE :
|Kings XI Punjab||11||5||6||0||0||10||-0.570||1438/192.1||1518/188.3|
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
"6UP can be played at only Rs 5 for an entry, thus contributing to a prize for the over, as each over has a minimum prize of Rs 10,000 that grows with each SMS. The important thing is the rupee prize is won or shared by the player or players that demonstrate the greatest level of skill in an over. In addition IPLAYUP as part of its commitment to community will give part of the earnings to a charity."
Adam Gilchrist and other players criticises the concept of 6UP and Sports minister M S Gill too criticises it as according to him it's a form of gambling and encourages gambling which is banned in India, so BCCI and ultimately IPL has to drop the idea of 6UP for now.
Monday, May 11, 2009
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (II), 2009 [INCLUDING SSC (WOMEN NON TECHNICAL) COURSE]
Union Public Service Commission
Examination Notice no. 09/2009-CDS-II dated 25.04.2009
Last date for receipt of applications: 25.05.2009
1. Candidates to ensure their eligibility for the examination: The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the commission
Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for interview/personality test
2. UPSC CDS Application form: Candidates must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated head post offices/post offices (specified in appendix-III of the notice) throughout the country against cash payment of Rs 20/- (Rupees twenty only). Each such form can be used only once and only for one examination. In case of any difficulty in obtaining application forms from the designated HPOs/Pos, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned post master or UPSC's "Forms supply monitoring cell" over telephone no. 011-23389366/Fax no. 011-23387310
Candidates are advised to read carefully the `Instruction for filling up the application form' given in appendix-II of this notice.
3. Last date for receipt of applications: All applications must reach the "Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069" either by hand or by post/speed post or by courier, on or before the 25th May, 2009
Candidates should notes that applications will be received by hand, only one at a time, at the designated counter(s) and not in bulk, till 5 pm only
However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote areas specified in Para 6 of this Notice the last date for receipt of applications by Post/Speed Post only (not by hand or by courier) is 01st June, 2009
4. Penalty for wrong answers: Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers
5. Facilitation counter for guidance of candidates: In case of any guidance/information/ clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC's Facilitation Counter near Gate `C' of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098542 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs
6. Mobile Phones Banes: (a) Mobiles phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping cannot be assured.
7. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the examination halls, as safe keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
No. F.8/3/2008-E.I(B)-A Combined Defence Services Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 13th September, 2009 for admission to the under mentioned courses.
Name of the Course and approximate no. of vacancies
(i) Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 129th Course commencing in July, 2010 [includes vacancies reserved for NCC `C' certificate (Army wing) holders] - 250 vacancies
(ii) Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala commencing in July 2010 Executive (General service) [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC `C' certificate holders (Naval wing) 40 vacancies
(iii) Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) training course commencing in July, 2010 i.e. No. 188th F(P) course 32 vacancies
(iv) Officers Training Academy, Chennai 92nd SSC course (for men) commencing in October 2010 175 vacancies
(v) Officers Training Academy, Chennai 6th SSC women (Non-technical) course commencing in October 2010 35 vacancies
Note: The number of vacancies given above is tentative and may be changed at any stage by service H.Q.
N.B. (i) (a): A candidate is required to specify clearly in column 22 of the application form the services for which he/she wishes to be considered in the order of his/her preference. A male candidate is advised to indicate as many preferences as he wishes to, subject to the condition given at paras (b) and (c) below, so that having regard to his rank in the order of merit due consideration can be given to this preferences when making appointment.
Since women candidates are eligible for OTA only, they should give OTA as their first and only preference.
(b) (i): If a male candidate is competing for short service commission (Army) only, he should indicate OTA as the one and only choice. However, a male candidate competing for short service commission course at OTA as well as permanent commission course at IMA, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy should indicate OTA as his last preference, otherwise OTA will be deemed to be the last choice even if it is given a higher preference by the candidate.
(b) (ii): Women candidates are being considered only for short service commission at OTA. They should indicate OTA as the only choice.
(c): Candidates who desire to join Air Force Academy must indicate AFA as first choice, as they have to be administered pilot aptitude battery test at one of the AFSB and AF Medical at Central Medical Establishment/Institute of Aviation Medicines. Choice exercised for AFA as second or third will be treated as invalid.
(d) Candidates should note that, except as provided in N.B. (ii) below, they will be considered for appointment to those course only for which they exercise their preference and for no other course(s)
(e): No request for addition/alteration in the preferences already indicated by a candidate in his/her application will be entertained by the commission. No change of choice once exercised will be allowed. Second choice will come for consideration only when the first choice is not offered to the candidate by Services HQ. When first choice is offered and a candidate declines the same, his/her candidature will be cancelled for all other choices for regular commission.
N.B. (ii): The left-over candidates of IMA/Naval Academy/Air Force Academy courses viz. those who have been recommended by the Union Public Service Commission for grant of permanent commission on the basis of the final results of this examination, but who could not be inducted on these courses for any reason whatsoever may be considered for grant of SSC even if they have not indicated their choice for this course in their applications, if they are subsequently willing to be considered for this course subject to the following conditions: (i) There is a shortfall after detailing all the candidates who competed for the SSC course; and (ii) The candidates who are detailed for training even though they have not expressed their preference for SSC will be placed in the order of Merit List after the last candidate who had opted for this course, as these candidates will be getting admission to the course to which they are not entitled according to the preference expressed by them (iii) Candidates with Air Force as first and only choice cannot be considered as left over for grant of SSC (OTA) if they fail in the pilot aptitude battery test. Such candidates, if they desire to be considered for SSC (OTA) should exercise their option for OTA also.
Note 1: NCC `C' certificate (Army wing/Senior division air wing/Naval wing) holders may also compete for the vacancies in the short service commission course but since there is no reservation of vacancies for them in this course, they will be treated as general candidates for the purpose of filling up vacancies in this course. Candidates who have yet to pass NCC `C' certificate (Army wing/Senior division air wing/Naval wing) examination, but are otherwise eligible to compete for the reserved vacancies, may also apply but they will be required to submit the proof of passing the NCC `C' certificate (Army wing/Senior division air wing/Naval wing) examination to reach the Army HQ/Rtg. CDSE entry for SSC male candidates and SSC women entry for female candidates West Block-III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates and Naval HQ DMPR, (IO&R Section), Room No. 204, `C' Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of navy first choice candidates and PO 3(A)/Air Headquarters, J Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force first choice candidates by 13th May, 2010. To be eligible to compete for reserved vacancies the candidates should have served for not less than two academic years in the Senior Division Army Wing and three academic years in the Senior division air wing/Naval wing of national cadet corps and should not have been discharged from the NCC for more than 24 months for IMA/Naval academy/Air force academy courses on the last date of receipt of application in the commission's office.
Note 2: In the event of sufficient number of qualified NCC `C' certificate (Army wing/Senior division air wing/Naval wing) holders not becoming available on the results of the examination to fill all the vacancies reserved for them in the Indian Military Academy course/Air force academy course/Naval academy course, the unfilled reserved vacancies shall be treated as unreserved and filled by general candidates.
Admission to the above courses will be made on the results of the written examination to be conducted by the commission followed by intelligence and personality test by the services selection board of candidates who qualify in the written examination. The details regarding the (a) scheme, standard, syllabus of the examination (b) Instructions to candidates for filling up the application form (c) List of head post offices/post offices where UPSC application forms are available (d) Special instructions to candidate for objective type tests (e) Guidelines with regard to physical standards for admission to the Academy and (f) Brief particulars of services etc. for candidates joining the Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers' Training Academy are given in appendices I, II, III, IV, V and VI respectively
Centres of examination: The examination will be held at the following centres
Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttak, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur, Vishakhapatnam
The centres and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the commission. While every effort will be made to allot the candidates to the centre of their choice for examination, the commission may, at their discretion allot a different centre to a candidate, when circumstances so warrant. Candidates admitted to the examination will be informed of the time table and place or places of examination.
Candidates should note that no request for change of centre will normally be granted. When a candidate, however, desires a change in centre from the one he/she had indicated in his/her application form for the examination, he/she must send a letter addressed to the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, giving full justification as to why he/she desires a change in centre. Such requests will be considered on merits but requests received after the 24th June, 2009 will not be entertained under any circumstances
Condition of Eligibility
(a) Nationality: A candidate must either be (i) a citizen of India, or (ii) a subject of Bhutan, or (iii) a subject of Nepal, or (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
(b) Age limits, Sex and Marital Status
(i) For IMA Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1986 and not later than 1st July, 1991 only are eligible
(ii) For Naval Academy Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1988 (2nd July, 1986 in case of NCC naval wing `C' certificate holders) and not later than 1st July, 1991 only are eligible
(iii) For Air Force Academy Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1987 and not later than 1st July, 1991 only are eligible
(iv) For Officers Training Academy (SSC course for men) Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd July, 1985 and not later than 1st July, 1991 only are eligible
(v) For Officers Training Academy (SSC women non-technical course) Unmarried women are eligible. They should have born not earlier than 2nd July, 1985 and not later than 1st July, 1991.
The date of birth accepted by the commission is that entered in the matriculation or secondary school leaving certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University as equivalent to matriculation or in an extract from a Register of matriculates maintained by a university which must be certified by the proper authority of the university or in the higher secondary or an equivalent examination certificate. These certificate are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from municipal corporation, service records and the like will be accepted.
(i) For IMA and Officers Training Academy Degree of a recognized university or equivalent
(ii) For Naval Academy B.Sc (with Physics & Mathematics) or Bachelor of engineering
(iii) For Air Force Academy Degree of a recognized university (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of engineering
Graduates with first choice as Army/Navy/Air force are to submit proof of graduation provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB interview at the SSB
Candidates who are studying in the final year degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply but they will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination to reach the Army HQ/Rtg. CDSE Entry, West Block III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates and Naval HQ `DMPR', (OI & R section) room no, 204, `C' wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Navy first choice candidates and PO3(A)/Air Headquarters, `J' Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force first choice candidates by the following dates failing which their candidature will stand cancelled
(i) For admission to IMA, Naval and Air Force Academy on or before 13th May, 2010
(ii) For admission to Officers Training Academy, Chennai on or before 01st August, 2010
Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognized by government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees would also be eligible for admission to the examination.
Note 1: Candidates, who have yet to pass their degree examination will be eligible only if they are studying in the final year of degree examination. Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the final year degree examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing the degree examination by the prescribed date and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of basic qualifying university examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever.
Note 2: Candidates who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission to the examination and if admitted, their candidature will be cancelled
Note 3: In the event of air force candidates being suspended from flying training for failure to learn flying, they would be absorbed in the navigation/administration/logistic branch of the IAF. This will be subject to availability of vacancies and fulfilling the laid down qualitative requirements (including 60% in graduation)
Fee: A candidate seeking admission to examination must pay the commission a fee of Rs 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) through a single central recruitment fee stamp of the requisite denomination. Central recruitment fee stamp (not postage stamps) may be obtained from the post office and affixed firmly on the application form in the space provided therein. The stamp must be got cancelled from the issuing post office with the date stamp of the post office in such a manner that the impression of the cancellation mark partially overflows on the application form itself but within the space provided on the form. The impression of the cancellation mark should be clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of data and the post office of issue.
How to apply for UPSC CDS Exam 2009 (II)
(a) The UPSC have developed an application form common for all their examinations which can be processed on computerized machines. This application form along with an Information Brochure containing general instructions for filling up the form, an acknowledgement card and an envelope for sending the application is obtainable from the designated head post offices/post offices throughout the country as listed in Appendix-III of this notice against cash payment of Rs 20/- (Rupees twenty only). Form should be purchased from the designated head post offices/post offices only and not from any other agency. This form can be used only once and for only one examination. The candidates should also fill up in the relevant places of the Acknowledgement Card, their application form number (8-digit) and the name of the examination. The applicants are required to affix the postage stamp of Rs 6/- on the acknowledgement cards and send the same along with application form to UPSC. If an applicant fails to affix the postage stamp of requisite amount his/her acknowledgement card will not be dispatched and commission will not be responsible for non-receipt of acknowledgement cards by the applicant. The duly filled in application form and the acknowledgement card along with unstamped self addressed envelope to receive a SSB interview call letter should then be mailed in the special envelope supplied with the Information Brochure. The candidates should also write the name of examination viz. `Combined Defence Services Examination-(II), 2009' on the envelope before dispatching it to Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069.
Last Date for receipt of application
(i) The completed application form must reach the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069 on or before 25th May, 2009
(ii) Last date for candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep or Abroad, the Last date for receipt of application is 01st June, 2009
Scheme of Examination for admission to Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy
English, Duration 2 hours, Maximum marks 100
General Knowledge, Duration 2 hours, Maximum marks 100
Elementary Mathematics, Duration 2 hours, Maximum marks 100
For admission to Officers Training Academy
English, Duration 2 hours, Maximum marks 100
General Knowledge, Duration 2 hours, Maximum marks 100
For more details visit UPSC Website
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Discovery of smallest exoplanet yields 'extraordinary' find
From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Scientists have made two major discoveries in the search for other Earth-like planets. British astronomers say they have discovered the smallest known Earth-like exoplanet called Gliese 581 e and also discovered that a nearby planet called Gliese 581 d, discovered in 2007, is in the much sought after 'habitable zone'. Astronomers also believe there is a possibility that 581 d could have liquid oceans on its surface, calling the find "extraordinary."
Switzerland's Geneva University, Michel Mayor.
Astronomers say 581 e is 20.5 light years away from Earth and that it's roughly 1.9 times larger than Earth, making it the smallest exoplanet discovered to date. It was found using the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS). It orbits too close to its parent star, Gliese 581, which would make it too hot, unable to support life as we know it. It takes just over 3 days for it to orbit the star.
Exoplanet 581 d, however, is another story. Astronomers say this makes it possible to not only support life, but have liquid water in the forms of oceans. 581 d is approximately 7.7 times larger than Earth. Astronomers originally thought it was too cold to have liquid water thus would not be able to host Earth-like life.
"It is very exciting that such a promising candidate for an Earthlike planet has been found so close to us. It means there are likely to be many more when we search further," added Mayor.