UPSC Invites Applications for NDA Exam II

UPSC

Application forms for the NDA exam 2 is available on the official website of UPSC.

 

 

Latest news : Application forms for the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam 2 is available on the official website of UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). The candidate has to register before filling up the online application form. Once registration is completed, the candidate can start filling the Application Online. The forms have been made available since June 7, 2017 Wednesday. The NDA exams are conducted twice in a year. The NDA exam 1 happened on April 23, 2017 Sunday. The NDA 2 will be conducted on September 10, 2017 Sunday.  Every year thousands of candidates take the NDA exam for selection in Naval Force, Air Force and Army of India.  The UPSC organizes the exam at two levels; Written Test and Interview by Service Selection Board (SSB).

 

The candidates have to fill the Application Form online only. The Form has two sections; the first one requires basic information and the second, Payment details, Exam Centre, Photograph Requirement, Signature and Declaration. Application fee is Rs. 100 for GEN and OBC candidates. No application fee for those under SC/SC category and whose fathers are ex-servicemen, junior commissioned officer, non-commissioned officer and Other Rank servicemen. The fee has to be paid online through the SBI net banking facility or SBI Bank Challan and Credit Card or Debit Card.

 

Eligibility Parameters: Nationality, Age and Qualifications

 

. The Candidate should be a citizen of India/Nepal or Bhutan. A Tibetan refugee who shifted to India before 1st January, 1962 can also apply.

 

. The Candidate applying for NDA-2 must not born between January 2, 1999 and January 1, 2002.

 

. The Candidate applying for Indian Army must have completed or be appearing 10+2 examination from any recognized educational board can apply.

 

. The Candidate applying for Air Force and Naval Army must have passed 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics subjects from a recognized board.

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After overtaking Apple in China, Oppo eyes US, Europe

Oppo F3 Plus

 

Globally Oppo ranks fourth behind Samsung, Apple and Huawei

 

Latest news : With its army of salespeople and vast network of outlets, a relatively new smartphone maker has exploded in popularity to overtake global giants Apple and Samsung in China’s market – and now it has its eye on the West.

 

Oppo began life selling DVD players in the in the southern manufacturing hub of Dongguan a little more than a decade ago and only broke into the handset market in 2011.

 

 

 

But with an aggressive marketing strategy and concentration on bricks-and-mortar stores in small and medium- sized cities — rather than relying on online customers — sales have soared.

 

Last year it had a market share of 16.8 per cent making it the China market leader and while a slip in the first three months of 2017 put it just behind local rival Huawei, according to market analyst IDC, it remains well ahead of Apple and Samsung.

 

Globally it ranks fourth behind Samsung, Apple and Huawei.

 

While its rivals focus on the premium end of the smartphone market in major cities and online, Oppo makes relatively cheap devices — its latest model is less than half the price of an iPhone 7.

 

Oppo also sells them in actual shops. It has 200,000 outlets across China — less than 10 per cent of its purchases are made online — while retailers are offered generous commissions in exchange for promoting the brand.

 

“In small cities, consumers unfamiliar with smartphones need to see and touch the devices and to have salespeople there to help them,” said Yi Jun, Oppo’s international sales director.

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OnePlus 5 launched at Rs 32,999, sale begins at 4:30 pm today on Amazon

OnePlus 5 sale on Amazon

The OnePlus flagship smartphone has been one of the most anticipated devices of the year

 

 

Latest news : Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has launched its flagship OnePlus 5 in India at Rs 32,999 for the base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, and at Rs 37,999 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The smartphone would be made available in the country exclusively through e-commerce site Amazon starting 4:30 pm on June 22.

 

The flagship smartphone has been one of the most anticipated devices of the year so far. The OnePlus 5, coming with better camera, technical specifications and operating system than predecessor OnePlus 3T, but is it all enough to make it the flagship killer? Let’s look at the features and specifications of the smartphone.

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As confirmed before the official announcement, the OnePlus 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which has Snapdragon X16 LTE modem supporting data speed of up to 1 Gbps, coupled with an Adreno 540 graphic processing unit (GPU). The smartphone is comes in two storage and RAM variants – 64 GB/6 GB and 128 GB/8 GB. Both variants support dual-lane Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1 for superior performance.

Official: Bihar Board class 10 results today at 1

Results

Sources also hint at the Board’s plans to give grace marks

 

 

Latest news :Class 10 students of Bihar have been keeping their finger crossed as the BSEB (Bihar School Education Board) is expected to announce the exam results today as confirmed by indiaresults.com. Sources said that the results were going to be declared at 11 am. However, due to the swearing-in ceremony of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi in the state, the results are expected to be out at 1 pm. The BSEB Class 10 results have considerably been delayed due to some students’ failure to take physical verification test conducted by the Board. These students numbering 40 were the toppers were required for physical verification and review of their exam copies.

 

Good News For Some Students

 

Sources also hint at the Board’s plans to give grace marks so that the overall passing percentage may improve by 10-20%. The average passing percentage in 2016 stood at 44.6. The Board has received an official permission from the State Government to grant 8 grace marks. A student who fails in one subject will be given 8 marks as grace and a student failing in two subjects will be given 4 grace marks in each. Grace marks if given will improve the overall passing percentage to 50-60 from the previous year’s 44.6.

 

How to Check the Results:

 

  • Go to the official site http://www.biharboard.ac.in(or visit the Results page here)
  • Click on the Class 10 Results
  • Provide your details such as Roll Code, Roll Number and hit the Find Results button.

 

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OnePlus 5 India launch at 2 pm today; know if it is really worth your money

OnePlus 5

The smartphone’s camera, technical specs, OS are superior to its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T

 

 

 

Latest news : Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is launching its flagship OnePlus 5 in India at 2 pm today. To be made available in the country exclusively through e-commerce site Amazon starting 4:30 pm, this smartphone has been one of the most anticipated devices of the year so far. So, not only is there is a lot of excitement around the phone’s India launch, but also a very pertiment question in the minds of users: Should they upgrade to the OnePlus 5?

 

At the smartphone’s global launch two days earlier, the company revealed the important features, specifications and price of the OnePlus 5. Going by the price of OnePlus 5 in the US and Europe, it is expected to cost between Rs 31,000 and Rs 34,000.

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The OnePlus 5 comes with a better camera, and technical specifications and operating system superior to its predecessor, OnePlus 3T.

Presidential election: Meet Ram Nath Kovind, a crusader for the Dalit cause

Ram Nath Kovind, NDA's presidential candidate

BJP chooses Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as presidential candidate

Latest news : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has only good words for the governor of his state, Ram Nath Kovind. On Monday, soon after Kovind was selected by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to be its presidential candidate, Kumar said he had done “exemplary work” in Bihar.

 

The 71-year-old Dalit leader from Uttar Pradesh was appointed Bihar governor in 2015. His official profile describes him as a crusader for the “rights and causes of the weaker sections of society, especially Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/OBC/minority…” Kovind is most likely to be elected President without much of a fight. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance has nearly 50 per cent of the electoral college. If elected, he would be the second Dalit occupant of Rashtrapati Bhavan, after K R Narayanan, who was President from 1997 to 2002.

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A loyal soldier of BJP, Kovind has never disagreed with the party leadership. It isn’t clear when he joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, but party sources said he had been closely associated with affiliated organisations, particularly those working among Dalits.

Gionee A1 with Virat Kohli signature for Rs 19,999: Here’s how to get it

Gionee A1 with Virat Kohli signature

Limited-edition Amazon-exclusive smartphone goes on sale on June 27, you get freebies on pre-booking

 

 

LATEST NEWS : China-based smartphone manufacturer Gionee has launched the limited-edition Gionee A1, with Indian cricket star Virat Kohli’s signature inscribed on the back, at Rs 19,999. These smartphones will be available from 12 noon on June 27 exclusively on Amazon.

 

On pre-ordering the Gionee A1 limited-edition smartphone, which started on June 20, you get complementary Sennheiser headphones.

 

The selfie-centric Gionee A1 smartphone is equipped with a 16-megapixel front camera for clearer and more beautiful selfies and allows you to capture brighter pictures. The smartphone is powered by a 4010 mAh battery that supports ultrafast charging. The device runs the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, with Gionee’s custom Amigo 4.0 skin on top.

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“We have always been committed to reaching out to every Hindustani and empowering them with better selfies and bigger batteries in our world of #Selfiestan.

Nubia Z17 mini: Premium design, cameras justify the Rs 19,999 price tag

Nubia Z17 Mini

The phone excels in premium designing and dual-real-camera set-up, but battery life disappoints

 

 

Latest news :Chinese handset manufacturer Nubia, backed by ZTE, on June 6 launched the Nubia Z17 mini smartphone, its first experiment with dual rear cameras. Priced at Rs 19,999, this dual-SIM smartphone is available exclusively on Amazon India.

 

Apart from interesting camera features, the Nubia Z17 mini also boasts a premium design philosophy, powerful innards and sleek metallic build.

 

Business Standard took the smartphone for a spin to see how it compares with other dual-rear-camera smartphones, and too gauge if it is a value proposition in its price segment. Here are our observations:

 

Design

The black-gold themed Nubia Z17 mini looks good, and an accented use of red on the home button and around the camera rim at the rear adds to the aesthetics. This metal-clad smartphone looks premium and seems a delight to carry.

 

At the front, the smartphone sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1920 x 1080p) screen, covered with curved Gorilla Glass to protect against unwanted accidental scratches and drops. The screen is extended to the edges, so the bezels are limited.

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At the back of the device, the smartphone sports in the middle a fingerprint sensor that is accented with a golden rim, which gives it a premium look. There are dual cameras placed horizontally at the top-left, and an LED flashlight.

Watch: OnePlus 5 comes with better camera, technical specs and OS than its predecessors

OnePlus 5

The major attraction of the device is its dual-camera set-up — 16-megapixel and 20 MP

 

 

 Latest news : Oneplus has officially taken the wraps off its much-awaited flagship, the OnePlus 5. The smartphone, coming with better camera, technical specifications and operating system than predecessor OnePlus 3T, will go on sale from June 27.

OnePlus 5OnePlus 5 Photo: YouTube As confirmed before the official announcement, the OnePlus 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which has Snapdragon X12 LTE modem supporting data speed of up to 1 Gbps, coupled with an Adreno 540 graphic processing unit (GPU). The smartphone comes in two storage and RAM variants – 64 GB/6 GB and 128 GB/8 GB. Both variants support dual-lane Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1 for superior performance.

OnePlus 5OnePlus 5  Photo: YouTube The major attraction of the device is its dual-camera set-up — 16-megapixel and 20 MP dual cameras — at the rear. The 16 MP camera features a bright aperture of f/1.7 and the 20MP one sports an f/2.6 aperture. The cameras support portrait mode, which focuses on the subject and blurs the background, something that was introduced first in Apple iPhone 7.

OnePlus 5OnePlus 5  Photo: YouTubeOnePlus has also refreshed its Android-based operating system ‘Oxygen OS’ that now features Google Pixel-like app drawer, which can be accessed from any window now, without going back to the home screen of the device. The company has also added to the OS a reading mode that adjusts the screen temperature setting automatically. The reading mode can also be activated manually from the notification area or settings.

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OnePlus 5OnePlus 5  Photo: YouTube The OnePlus 5 is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery that supports dash charge technology introduced first with OnePlus 3 last year. The device sports a 5.5-inch full-HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The fingerprint sensor is placed under the ceramic-coated home button and, the company claims, it could unlock the phone in 0.2 seconds. On the connectivity side, the smartphone supports 34 global network bands and, therefore, could be used across the globe. There is Bluetooth v5.0 on board and Near Field Communication (NFC) chip as well.

Paytm’s new offer: Now, pay no extra charge for cancelling your air ticket

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Flight tickets booked on Paytm will only be charged a cancellation fee from their respective airline

 

 

Latest news  : Paytm has waived off cancellation handling fee for flight tickets booked on its platform.

Customers cancelling flight tickets booked on Paytm will only be charged a cancellation fee from their respective airline and no additional handling or processing fee.

 

Most online travel sites in India charge a cancellation handling fee when a customer requests ticket cancellation. This fee is typically charged on a per passenger basis and is applicable even if cancellation is requested several weeks ahead of the travel date.

 

“This is a first-of-its-kind initiative among the leading online travel sites in India. We believe in having policies that enable us to protect the best interests of our customers and zero cancellation handling fee is just another step in this direction,” said Vice President of Paytm, Abhishek Rajan.

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Paytm is the first horizontal major to enter into the travel business, a domain that has hitherto been dominated by vertical players. In recent months, Paytm has witnessed exponential growth in travel with more than 10 million tickets sold in FY17.