Thursday, June 25, 2009
- Elected central spokesperson in 1987 when BJP constituted Uttaranchal Pradesh Sangharsh Samiti.
- Elected MLA in 1991 from Karnaprayag Constituency.
- Elected MLA in 1993 and 1996 from the same Constituency.
- Became a Cabinet Minister in the then undivided Uttar Pradesh Govt. in 1997 and was assigned the charge of the Ministry for Development of Uttaranchal.
- Became the Minister for Culture, Arts and Religion in the year 1998.
- After the formation of the then Uttaranchal (later renamed as Uttarakhand) State, was assigned with the charge of 12 different portfolios including Finance, Rural Development, Medical Education and Revenue amongst others.
- Elected from the Thailisan Constituency and was made the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Ayush, and Minister for Science and Technology.
- Got increased the aid from the centre for the Development of Uttaranchal State from the existing amount of Rs. 175 crores to Rs. 675 crore. Correspondingly, got increased the budget allocation for this plan to an amount of Rs. 1160 Crores.
- Worked diligently for the formation of the State of Uttaranchal while being minister in the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.
- Sorted out intricate and sensitive issues like inclusion of Hardwar and Udham Singh Nagar in the state of Uttaranchal with the aid of Political Skills, Knowledge and sound coordination skills.
- Brought a spur in the cultural activity chart while being the Minister for Culture, Arts and Religion.
- Made countless successful efforts to bring the Himalayan culture at the International Forum.
- Felicitated prominent National Personalities to add to the honour of the nation and the state.
- Added value to the hitherto considered unimportant portfolio of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Religion with his innovative ideas and experiments.
- Brought to the fore in foreign nations, the Indian culture, by coordination with prominent foreign personalities.
- Finalized the structure of the Office of the Tax Commissioner.
- Commissioned 11 check posts at the State Border to curb and put an end to corruption and tax evasion.
- Implemented the recommendations of the Empowered Committee formed by the Central Government to implement the VAT System in the state in the interest of the citizens of the state.
- Prompt actions were taken in all sections coming under the Directorate, Treasury and Finance Department, during his regime as minister. In the process, the basic feeling of Social development in the state was kept in mind and the importance of Panchayati Raj System was stressed upon.
- Did not introduce any new tax and presented a burden-free budget despite financial constraints within the state.
- The Dearness Allowance was increased appropriately and the timely payment of the salaries of the government servants on a monthly basis was ensured.
- Uttaranchal became the first State in India to adopt the Collective Payment and Accounting System for payment of Salaries. This initiative greatly simplifies the process of the Salary Payment.
- Reduced the Central Sales Tax from 4% to 1% to encourage Small Scale Industries to operate from the state.
- Opened 364 Depots for necessary goods and articles all across the state and thereby increased revenue from 61.75 Crores to 128 Crores.
- Increased the Commercial Tax collection from Rs. 161.19 Crore during 1999-2001 to Rs. 233.24 Crore during 2002.
- Increased total tax collection from Rs. 575 crore to Rs. 1100 Crore.
- Doubled the exemption limit for duty on agricultural equipments in the interest of the farmers.
- Was given the charge of the Minister for Medical Health and Family Welfare and Ayush, as also the Minister for Science and Technology.
- Initiated several improvement measures in the Health Department as Health Minister.
- Have been successful in curbing corruption and instilling discipline in the Departments in a short span of time.
- Formulated several programmes and schemes for the upliftment and welfare of general public in the field of Medical Health and Ayush. Several such schemes are under consideration and on the verge of being finalized.
- Initiated several welfare measure schemes in the field of Science and Technology. Got the approval for building ‘Science City’ in the capital of the state.
- Decision to open Science Centre at all District Headquarters and at Block Level was taken.
- Initiated several measures to take the advancement in the field of Science and Technology and in the field of Agriculture to the people staying in Geographically Remote and hazardous Locations.
- Considering several schemes to uplift the standard of living and lifestyle of people staying on hilly areas, especially women, with the help of Science and Technology.
Friday, June 19, 2009
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Note : There will be no centralized counseling at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Suranjoy Singh (51kg) : Gold
Nanao Singh(48kg) : Silver
Vijender (75kg), Jitender (54kg), Paramjit Samota (+91kg), Dinesh Kumar (81kg) : Bronze
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Established by the World Health Assembly, this day marks the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the Nobel laureate who discovered the ABO blood group system. There is broad international support to raise awareness of the need for safe blood around the world and encourage eligible individuals to donate blood regularly so that blood is readily available for all who need it when required.
The global theme for 2009 - achieving 100 per cent non-remunerated donation of blood and blood components, places a renewed emphasis on improving the safety and sufficiency of blood supply. As more and more countries achieve the goal of 100 per cent voluntary non-remunerated blood donation, there is growing appreciation of the vital role of voluntary donors who donate blood on a regular basis. Not only are they the safest blood donors, they are also the foundation of sustainable national blood supplies that are sufficient to meet the needs of all patients requiring blood and blood components.
The focus of this theme is the use of innovative approaches to community participation to increase voluntary blood donation, maintenance of a stable pool of regular voluntary donors and establishing or expanding blood component programmes based on hundred percent voluntary non-remunerated donation to achieve self-sufficiency.
|One world, one blood |
Club 25 is a youthful concept, promoting the value of saving lives by giving blood. Through Club 25 young people are encouraged to attend a blood centre, learn about healthy lifestyles and to give blood regularly, aiming for about 20 blood donations by age of 25 years. They also share what they have learned with their communities through health promotion activities to prevent HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and other health risk behaviours; in addition there are opportunities to be active in promoting first aid, good nutrition, physical exercise and road safety.
|Club 25 is a youthful concept, promoting the value of saving lives by giving blood. |
Thousands of young people all over the world are taking part in Club 25 activites.
|In march 2006, 223 people from 66 different countries and 46 National Societies of Red Cross and Red Crescent attended the 10th International Colloquium on the recruitment of voluntary, non-renumerated blood donors in Santiago (Chile). |
Participants discussed ways of building quality into donor recruitment strategies. They presented communication and education tools used to scale up the impact of voluntary, non-renumerated blood donation around the world, particularly focused in Latin America.
Two workshops were hosted to explore possibilities for the creation of so-called Club 25 Programmes, and the establishment of international networks between young people involved in various Club 25 Programmes around the world.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The racist attack on Indians are still continued in Australia and Australian government failed to take any reasonable steps to stop these attack. First it blatantly refused to accept the attacks on Indians as racist attack but truth always triumphs and Australian authority were forced to accept that some attacks on Indian students are racist and they are taking steps but it seems they take steps against Indians only when students protest they vehemently arrest students also when students tried to protect their brethren by patrolling stations in group Australian police can't digest that and when the water rises above nose there was news that one Indian student attacked the Australian who was abusing him and in self defence he take that extreme step. Indian Government also seems not taking any effective steps and Union Tourism minister Kumari Selja even postpone the visit to Australia.
Meanwhile there is also not so good news from Canada where in fresh incident of racist attack on Indian comes in limelight where in Vancouver six Indian students were attacked by four white Canadians and they shouted racist abuse on Indian students and beat them up.But unlike Australian police Canadian police is quick enough and arrest the attackers.
Also the fact is that Indians and Asian community face racism at various point of time in previous years as pointed out by some students who lived in Australia, US, Canada and UK and how to forget the Big Brother episode that involves Shilpa Shetty.
After Asutralia, racist attacks in Canada
Update : More racist attack on Indians
With one hour of solar charging through solar panel at back of the phone, it will provide talk time of 5-10 minutes. With about 40 hours of charging it will provide full battery power.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Ireland won by 6 wkts (with 10 balls remaining) making Bangladesh out of ICC Twenty20 World Cup and thus India and Ireland advances to quarterfinals (Group of Eight) from Group A, no one think about that and Bangladesh was favourite but after England lost to Netherlands there was signs of some exciting cricket in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup Cricket and the same tempo was seen in the second match when Sri Lanka won by 6 wkts (with 6 balls remaining) and defeated tournament favourite Australia and eliminating Australia out of the tournament due to their first loss in the hands of West Indies and the Group C really becomes group of death. One can now see some more excitement in Group where England and Netherlands both won one game each but Pakistan has to win against Netherlands if it has to keep in the race.
Bangladesh 137/8 (20/20 ov)
Ireland 138/4 (18.2/20 ov)
Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Australia 159/9 (20/20 ov)
Sri Lanka 160/4 (19.0/20 ov)
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
More detailed match analysis at : Yahoo Cricket and Cricinfo
Roger Federer def. Robin Söderling, 6–1, 7–6(1), 6–4
- It was Roger Federer's 2nd singles title of the year, his 59th overall, his 14th Grand Slam title and his first title at Roland Garros.
Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Dinara Safina, 6–4, 6–2
- It was Svetlana Kuznetsova's 2nd singles title of the year, her 11th overall. It was her 2nd Grand Slam title.
Lukas Dlouhy / Leander Paes def. Wesley Moodie / Dick Norman, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Virginia Ruano Pascual def. Victoria Azarenka / Elena Vesnina, 6–1, 6–1
Liezel Huber / Bob Bryan def. Vania King / Marcelo Melo, 5–7, 7–6(5), 10–7
Sunday, June 7, 2009
The Government has decided to appoint Vice Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma, PVSM,AVSM,ADC, presently Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Eastern Naval Command as the next Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from the afternoon of 31st August, 2009. The present Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, PVSM, AVSM, ADC retires from service on that day.
Born on 14 November 1950, Vice Admiral Verma was commissioned on 1 July 1970 into the Executive Branch of Indian Navy.
During his long and distinguished service spanning nearly 39 years, he has served in a variety of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. Vice Admiral Verma's Sea Command includes Leander class Frigate "Udaigiri", Guided Missile Destroyer "Ranvir" and the Aircraft Carrier "Viraat". Before taking over as FOC-in-C, Eastern Naval Command, he was Vice Chief of the Naval Staff at the Naval Headquarters.
Vice Admiral Verma is an alumnus of Royal Naval Staff College, UK and Naval War College, USA. He has instructional experience at National Defence College as Senior Directing Staff and at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He also commanded the Naval Academy at Goa.
Vice Admiral Verma was decorated with Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM) and Ati Vishist Seva Medal(AVSM). He is one of the Honorary ADCs of the Supreme Commander. He is married to Mrs. Madhulika and the couple has two sons.
Source : PIB
The President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil presented Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puruskar (IGPP) for the years 2006 and 2007 on World Environment Day. These awards are given in recognition to those who have made measurable and major impact in the protection of Environment. Two awards, jointly in organization category and two awards in individual category have been given for each year. Congratulating the awardees, Smt. Patil said the work of awardees and their commitment to the environmental cause will bring good result. Quoting from Varaha Purana, the President said as long as mountains and green forests are flourished on the earth, our future generations will survive and live happily. She asked all to join in efforts to protect and conserve recourses of our planet and appealed to take a pledge to plant a tree and nurture it.
For the Year 2006, in organization category, Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., Assam and 130 Infantry Battalion (TA) Ecological, Uttarakhand have been presented IGPP award. In the individual category the first award was presented to Dr. J. Raghav Rao, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and the second award was presented to Smt. S. Annapurna, Vizianagaram , Andhra Pradesh.
For the Year 2007, two organizations, one from Karnataka and another from Uttar Pradesh got IGPP award jointly. These are BAIF Institutes of Rural Development, Tiptur (Karnataka) and Antyoday Nirbal Durbal Shoshit Mahila Evam Bal Kalyan Samiti, Lucknow, U.P. For the same Year, Shri Afzal Khatri & Smt. Nusrat Khatri, Mumbai, Maharashtra got the first IGPP award and Dr. Rachna Gaur, Rajsamand, Rajasthan in the individual category.
The organizations have been given Rs.5,00,000/-. In individual category, the first prize is of Rs.3,00,000/- and the second individual has been given Rs.2,00,000/-. Along with the cash prize, awardees is given a silver lotus trophy and a citation.
In reverential memory of late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, in the year 1987, instituted an award called "Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar (IGPP)". Smt. Indira Gandhi had made remarkable contribution in the field of eco-restoration and prompted the concept of sustainable development by combining our age old conservation ethics with the modern scientific and technological advances and emphasised the link between conservation, peace and eradication of poverty.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Google which leads the search engine wars with a comfortable margin having a major chunk of all searches with about 60 % of total search using google make google a big brother of the business and yahoo and microsoft doing its best to catch up with google by providing something new. So it make some notable changes from its erstwhile search engines Live search.
Notable changes include the addition of search suggestions as you type and related searches (called "Explorer pane" on the left side of search results), based on semantic technology from PowerSet which Microsoft purchased in 2008 Bing also includes the ability to Save & Share search histories via Windows Live SkyDrive, Facebook, and e-mail.
And don't forget that recently Wolfram Alpha also come out with its search engine which computes result and is a step towards AI(Artificial Intelligence). Stats come up instantly when you ask distance between two cities, population of any country and so on.
Read More on Wolfram Alpha
Get to know Bing
Web Find what you're looking for and a whole lot more
Images Find the pictures that you've been wanting to see
Videos Watch your favourite shows and videos
Shopping Find, research, and buy the things you want
News Find out what's happening in the world today
Maps See where it is and how to get there
xRank See who and what everyone's searching for most
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The Students of the 565 Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) schools in the county have shown exemplary results in the Central Board of Secondary Education exams this year. The NVS schools have the highest pass percentage of 94.09 for Class XII, amongst all categories of schools, as against the national overall percentage of 81 per cent. For class X also, they have the highest pass percentage of 97.84 percent as against the national pass percentage of 88.84 per cent. 72 students from the NVS have been selected to the main list of IIT this year. Not only is the overall pass percentage the highest for NVS, children getting more than 90 per cent are at 8.32 per cent, also the highest amongst all categories of schools, the overall percentage for the country being 5.94 percent.
Two other centrally administered school organizations, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Schools, and the Central Tibetian Schools have the 2nd highest pass percentage at 91.32 per cent and the 3rd highest at 91.15 percent respectively for Class XII. For class X also, the KVS have the 2nd highest overall pass percentage among all schools at 96.35 and the Central Tibetian Schools have the 3rd highest pass percentage at 92.77.
The Navodaya Vidyalaya Schools take 75 per cent of their students from rural areas. The education in these completely residential starting from class VI is completely free and a large number of students are from the weaker sections of society.
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On the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2009 held by the Union Public Service Commission in February, 2009, 8685 candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for being interviewed by the Service Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence, for admission to (i) Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 128th Course commencing in January, 2010 (ii) Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala Course commencing in January, 2010 (iii) Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course for 187th F(P) Course commencing in January, 2010 (iv) Officers' Training Academy, Chennai 91st SSC Course (for Men) commencing in April, 2010 and (v) Officers' Training Academy, 5th SSC (Women Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2010.
2. The candidature of all the candidates, whose Roll Numbers are shown in the lists below, is provisional. In accordance with the conditions of the admission to the examination, they are required to submit the original certificates in support of age, educational qualifications, NCC (C) (Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing) etc. claimed by them to Army Headquarters, A.G.'s Branch/Rtg./CDSE Entry, West Block 3, Ground Floor, Wing No. I, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC as their first choice and to Naval Headquarters (R&R Section), Room No. 204, C-Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Naval first choice, and to PO3 (A) Air Headquarters, 'J' Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Moti Lal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force first choice. The original Certificates are to be submitted within two weeks of completion of the SSB Interview and not later than 13th November, 2009 (1st February, 2010 in case of SSC only).
3. The Union Public Service Commission have a Facilitation Centre near Examination Hall Building in its Campus. Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding their examination/recruitment on working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, in person or over telephone No. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543 from this Facilitation Centre.
4. The marks-sheet of candidates who have not qualified shall be available on the Commission's website within 30 days from declaration/publication of the result and would be available on the website for a period of 60 days. The candidates will have access to the marks-sheet only after keying the Roll Numbers and date of birth. The printed/hard copies of the marks-sheet would however, be issued by the UPSC to candidates based on specific request received from individuals accompanied by a self addressed stamped envelope. The candidates desirous of obtaining the printed/hard copies of the marks-sheet should make request within thirty days of the display of marks on the Commission's website, beyond which no such request would be entertained.
UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
NEW DELHI - 110069 - JUNE 5, 2009/JYAISTHA 15, SAKA 1931
The contents of this result are informatory in nature. Candidates are advised to verify the same from Commission's office.
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has approved the reconstitution of the Planning Commission as follows :
Deputy Chairman - Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Member - Dr. Saumitra Chaudhuri
Member - Prof. Abhijit Sen
Member - Dr. (Ms) Syeda Hameed
Member - Dr. Mihir Shah
Member - Dr. Narendra Jadhav
Member - Shri B.K. Chaturvedi
The Prime Minister is the chairman of the Planning Commission.
Source : PIB
Friday, June 5, 2009
Based on the results of Engineering Services Examination held by the UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION in June 2008 and the interviews for Personality Test held in April – May 2009, the following are the lists, in order of merit, of candidates who have been recommended for appointment to:
(i) Civil Engineering Group;
(ii) Mechanical Engineering Group;
(iii) Electrical Engineering Group; and
(iv) Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Group.
2. A total number of 414 candidates recommended for appointment in these four lists include 190 General, 129 Other Backward Classes, 62 Scheduled Castes and 33 Scheduled Tribes candidates (including 07 candidates belonging to Physically Handicapped category).
3. Appointments will be made according to the number of vacancies available and keeping in view the amended Rules and with due consideration to the provisions contained in rule 5(b) and 16 of the rules for the examination relating to restrictions on the eligibility of candidates admitted to the examination under age concession and allotment of candidates to various services according to ranks obtained and preference of services expressed by them. The number of vacancies reported by the Government for Group 'A' posts to be filled in for Civil Engineering Group is 160 (87 General, 41 Other Backward Classes, 19 Scheduled Castes and 13 Scheduled Tribes & these include 01 vacancy for PH-1 candidate); for Mechanical Engineering Group is 174 (94 General, 48 Other Backward Classes, 22 Scheduled Castes and 10 Scheduled Tribes and these include 02 vacancies for PH-1 & 03 for PH-3 candidates); for Electrical Engineering Group is 68 (31 General, 21 Other Backward Classes, 10 Scheduled Castes and 06 Scheduled Tribes and these include 02 vacancies for PH-3 candidates); for Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Group is 80 (46 General, 19 Other Backward Classes, 11 Scheduled Castes and 04 Scheduled Tribes and these include 01 vacancy for PH-1 candidate).
4. The candidature of candidates with the following Roll Nos. is provisional.
CIVIL ENGINEERING GROUP
52518, 48995, 15156, 3761, 14763, 55982, 14740, 53826, 21885, 4807, 2987, 16256, 7023, 42532, 12743, 10422, 50061, 17831, 54584, 49300, 5124, 64979, 9162.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GROUP
10696, 54770, 65, 7922, 50279, 25415, 33434, 25572, 12661, 43694, 3717, 39928, 963, 1808, 29905, 190, 55551, 325, 11441, 42581, 16169, 5469, 26857, 42334, 12923, 12216.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING GROUP
3366, 46, 3104, 57631, 45111, 16522, 10588, 14212, 31738, 39380.
ELECTRONICS & TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING GROUP
49783, 62761, 39243, 29478, 5437, 1143, 31973, 7209, 50304, 4969, 20152, 17760, 20235, 50650, 8748, 10419.
5. In accordance with Rule 13(iv) and (v) of the Engineering Services Examination Rules 2008, the Commission is maintaining a consolidated Reserve List of candidates for each group as under:
(i) Civil Engineer Group: 54 candidates, which include 27 General, 17 Other Backward Classes, 06 Scheduled Castes and 04 Scheduled Tribes candidates.
(ii) Mechanical Engineering Group: 30 candidates, which include 15 General, 11 Other Backward Classes and 04 Scheduled Castes candidates.
(iii) Electrical Engineering Group: 30 candidates, which include 15 General, 13 Other Backward Classes and 02 Scheduled Castes candidates.
(iv) Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Group: 22 candidates, which include 11 General, 09 Other Backward Classes and 02 Scheduled Castes candidates.
6. Union Public Service Commission has a 'Facilitation Counter' near Examination Hall Building in its Campus. Candidates may obtain any information / clarification regarding their Examination / recruitments on working day between 10:00 A.M. and 05:00 P.M. in person or over Telephone Nos.23385271 and 23381125 from this Counter.
7. The mark sheet is likely to be available on the website www.upsc.gov.in after fifteen days from the date of publication of results for a period of thirty days. Candidates can access their mark sheet after keying in (i) the Roll Number and (ii) the date of birth. Printed copy of the mark sheet can be issued to the candidate on a specific request received with self-addressed envelope duly affixed with requisite postage stamps, within a period of thirty days from the date the marks are uploaded on the website.
UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
NEW DELHI-110069 4th June, 2009/Jayaistha-14, Saka 1931.
The contents of this website are informatory in nature. Candidates are advised to refer to the result published in 'Employment News' or Contact UPSC's Facilitation Counter for the same.
ADDRESS BY THE HON'BLE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRIMATI PRATIBHA DEVISINGH PATIL, TO PARLIAMENT (English Version)