Peepli Live’ actor Sitaram Panchal passes away


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Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passed away early morning today after battling kidney and lung cancer. He was 54.


The actor, who made his Bollywood debut in 1994 with “Bandit Queen” and went on to feature in critically-acclaimed films such as, “Peepli Live”, “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Paan Singh Tomar” and “Jolly LLB 2”, died at his residence here, family sources confirmed.


“He died today morning. He was suffering from cancer and was unwell. He wasn’t keeping well in the last few months,” family sources said.


The actor had celebrated his 26th wedding anniversary with his son Rishabh Panchal and wife Uma Panchal on Wednesday.


Panchal’s son had posted a picture with the actor and wished his parents– “Happy 26th anniversary mom and dad.”


Last month, Panchal had even put up a post on social media seeking financial help for his cancer treatment.


“Brothers, please help me, I have cancer, your artiste, Sitaram Panchal,” he had written.


Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) then came forward to help the actor.


“We assure him of all the help we can provide to him in his hour of need and also urge all of you to open your hearts,” it wrote at the time.


He was discharged from the hospital last month.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos tops Gates as world’s richest man briefly

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A surge in shares on Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report has propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person.

Shares of the online retailer rose 1.3 per cent to $1,065.92 at 10:10 am in New York, giving Bezos a net worth of $90.9 billion, versus $90.7 billion for Gates. If that holds through the 4pm close, Bezos, 53, will leapfrog Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates, 61, has held the top spot since May 2013.

Investors and analysts, in addition to watching Amazon’s progress in taking market share in categories such as apparel and groceries, will be scrutinising how many new subscriptions the retailer sold for its $99-a-year Amazon Prime service, which offers delivery discounts and video and music streaming. Prime shoppers spend more than customers who don’t have a membership.

“Amazon Prime is why so much physical retail is going away,” said Michael Pachter, a Wedbush Securities analyst who has a buy rating on the stock and a price target of $1,250.


“Anyone who joins Prime shops in retail stores 10 per cent less, and that number will keep accelerating as Amazon adds more inventory.”



Reliance unveils zero cost 4G phone, aims to further disrupt telecom sector

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Reliance Industries launched on Friday a keenly anticipated phone with 4G-enabled features that it said will be “zero cost”, in a move aimed at further disrupting the country’s highly competitive telecoms sector.


Through the new phone, India’s most valuable company is attempting to woo tens of millions of low-income users to its upstart telecoms venture Jio, which has already upended the telecoms industry in the country by offering cut-rate prices on its services.


Buyers will be able to get the new device, named JioPhone , for a one-time refundable security deposit of 1,500 rupees ($23.32), Reliance chairman, billionaire Mukesh Ambani, said at the petrochemicals-to-retail conglomerate’s annual general meeting (AGM).


Voice calling will be free on the JioPhone, while unlimited data packs will cost 153 rupees a month on the device, Ambani said.


The phone will be available from August 15, India’s Independence Day, on a trial basis.


Reliance plans to make 5 million JioPhones available every week.


About 65 percent, or 500 million, devices in the Indian mobile phone ecosystem are so-called feature phones – that allow basic calling and texting, according to brokerage CLSA. These phones still outsell smartphones.


Jio calls its new device “India’s intelligent smartphone”.


The phone’s launch was widely anticipated as Ambani, India’s richest man, uses the company’s annual meeting to make key launch announcements. Jio was launched at last year’s AGM and now has more than 125 million customers.


Reliance shares traded 3.1 percent higher on Friday afternoon, while shares of rivals Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular fell 2.9 percent and 6.2 percent, respectively.


TNUSRB 2017 call letter ready for download

Policemen patrol on a street to nab people damaging vehicles after the arrest of Hardik Patel, convener of 'Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, in Ahmedabad on Tuesday

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The Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) recently has released the call letter of police recruitment examination 2017 at The common recruitment examination 2017 was held on May 21, 2017. TNUSRB declared the results and cut-off of the main exam on July 7, 2017 on its official website and


About 10 lakh candidates applied for and according to media reports 5.5 lakh have appeared for the examination. The board is looking at recruiting a total of 15664 vacancies. The posts will be offered to men and women.


TNUSRB call letter 2017

Candidates called for next stage will be able to download call letter from the website from July 12, 2017 onwards. They have qualified for various regions Chennai, Kancheepuram, Cillupuram, Thiruvallur, Cuddalore, Vellore, Krishnagiri, Salem, Thiruvannamalai, Dharmapuri, Namakkal, Coimbatore, Coimbatore, Erode, Trichy, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Karur, Tiruppur, The Nilgiris, Pudukkottai, Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul, Sivagangai, Tirunelveli, Theni, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari.


Here is the step-by-step guide on how to download:


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AAI to recruit 86 junior executives though departmental exams

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The Airports Authority of India (AAI) recently released a notice regarding the filling up of the post of junior executive under 25% departmental examination quota.


The vacancies to be filled are in law, official language, finance, CP&MS, fire service, technical and operations).


Applications are invited from eligible and willing candidates with requisite qualification prescribed as per R&P guideline 2005 and subsequent amendments.


Candidates have to submit duly filled in application along with supporting documents at concerned airport / station on or before July 28, 2017.


The applications of only those candidate who fulfill the eligibility criteria may be forwarded to General Manager (HR), Recruitment Cell, CHQ, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, New Delhi by the concerned Regional Executive Director latest by August 7, 2017.


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NCERT will assess learning levels of school children

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The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is set to organize a National Achievement Survey in September 2017.


The Survey to be conducted aims to check the learning levels of students of Class III, Class V and Class VIII. All the students to be assessed with their learning levels have been kept under these three categories.


After the Survey reaches its conclusions, the results (identified gaps) will be communicated to the students and the schools. It will help the schools to improve the learning level of their students.


Important Measures Required: When asked about this development, Y Sreekanth who took charge as the Principal of RIE, Mysore recently, said that the RIE has been mandated to cater to the needs of school education in southern region of India. It (RIE) is a constituent part of NCERT.


When it comes to a systematic approach toward enrollment, exam and admission the southern part of India is better than other regions.


Conversely, within the region and across all the types of schools (even those in rural areas), there is a wide deviation in educational quality. Essential measures are required to enhance the quality of education in collaboration with other states.



Know about Universities in India 

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The Oxford dictionary defines ‘University’ as a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic research is done.

Etymologically, ‘university’ is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which crudely means “community of teachers and scholars.”

During medieval times, association of students and teachers with collective legal rights given by princes and statesmen or the towns in which such associations were located came to be known as university.

India’s higher education system works at both private and public level universities. Public universities function under the directives issued by the Government of India and the state governments whereas private universities function under various approved educational bodies and societies.

The University Grants Commission (UGC), the highest educational authority, recognizes and awards the ‘universal’ status to various universities. The UGC draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

Along with the UGC, 15 Professional Councils are also established, in charge of different parts of accreditation and coordination.

Types of Universities in India: