Monday, 29 May 2017

She failed 6th class, but she topped IAS exam without any coaching

We all know that IAS exam is a hard nut to crack. Where this girl Rukmani Riar, from Chandigarh, cleared it with her undying passion after failing in STD 6, without any coaching.
Fascinating and Inspiring, isn’t it?

According to an Interview with Rediff , Rukmani who is just 29 years old and holds a master’s degree in social entrepreneurship from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai . Further she added, that when lodged into a boarding school in Dalhousie’s Sacred Heart School and hence was unable to cope up with the pressure, fearing failure ever since she failed class 6th.
Her depression of the failure helped her a lot as she made herself so strong and decided not to complain or blame anyone for her failure. She joined the School of Social Sciences in 2005 and passed out in 2008 getting the gold medal with distinction.
She learnt from her failure and it never came back in her life. After completing her degree, she also worked with Planning Commission of India and NGOs in Karnataka and Maharashtra to understand the society of India better. Finally, chose the way to bring changes in society through the route of public services.

She obtained second position in the entire country in UPSC 2011 batch and cleared Civil services examination in her first attempt with political science and sociology as her main subjects. She is also interested in writing poetries and is truly a believer of hard work and dedication. Becoming an IAS officer was the result of her strong determination, true struggle and hard work.
In an interview with IBM Live, Rukmani stated:
“My hard work has paid off and I am very happy. I credit my parents, teachers, friends, and above all god for the success. My message to aspiring candidates is that consistency, hard work, and persistence is the key to success. Go for it. If I can do it, everybody else can, and nothing can stop you.”
Her success mantra to aspiring candidates is:

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Amazing - Baby walks just after being born

A video of a newborn baby walking immediately after birth has taken the internet by storm.
The video that went viral on Facebook shows the newborn, who is being held by a nurse attempting to wrestle and walk free.

Although details of the newborn are yet to be known, the video has already over 50 million views and about 1.3 million shares.
While it is normal for newborns to take about 12 months to walk on their own, the baby’s footsteps shown in the video are nothing short of a miracle.
The video was reportedly posted on Facebook account in Brazil on May 26.
Read more..
Newborn baby starts walking right after coming out of mother’s womb! The video has gone viral
Many users have reasoned out on why the baby is walking, and it is not some miracle.
Newborn baby starts walking right after coming out of mother’s womb! The video is going viral but why
Many users have reasoned out on why the baby is walking, and it is not some miracle.
Each second, there is something new and fascinating taking place on the internet. The World Wide Web is indeed presenting way too many ‘firsts, unseen occurrences, blow-your-mind-away’ stuffs to watch on a regular basis. In the latest never-seen-before event is a newborn baby taking steps right after being delivered. Yes, the gender of the infant is not determined in this video doing rounds on the social media but it shows, the newborn walking as the medicos holds him. Mind you, the baby has just come out of his or her mother’s womb. The video has garnered 58 million views and more than 1,409,000 shares (at the time of writing). As much as the hoot and wows are given to this viral video, a considerable section on the net seems unhappy with the video content as well as at the hype generated over ‘newborn baby walking video’.
A Facebook user named Arlete Arantes shared a video captioned as “This is amazing. A baby walks just after being born.” The video shows a baby fresh out the mother’s womb is clung to the nurse’s hand and taking steps. Yes, the newborn is walking. Obviously, it is a rare sight as infants are said to barely able to open their eyes as they are still trying to adjust to the outside environment. But this feisty little twinkletoes is hell bent on walking making the social media go all ‘aww’. But there are many of the viewers who are not happy with the scenario. But why?
Many users have reasoned out on why the baby is walking, and it is not some miracle. It is called the primitive reflexes or step reflexes present in infants at birth. According to its definition – “The walking or stepping reflex is present at birth, though infants this young cannot support their own weight. When the soles of their feet touch a flat surface, they will attempt to walk by placing one foot in front of the other.”
On the one hand, there is a section of users undermining the hype the video has generated, there is another section who all together rubbishes the idea of letting a newborn walk. Many Facebook users belonging to the field of medicine have raised concern over allowing the baby take steps as it would affect his legs and nerves. The video is going viral, no doubt about it but is it ethical to risk the health of the baby even if it affects him remotely. Well, some questions are answered with another viral video. This is the law of internet, so wait if there is a follow up on this ‘newborn walking video’.

Madhyamik- Government Schools Perform Better

After a year of disappointment, government schools came back with a bang on the Madhyamik merit list, bagging 14 out of 68 positions in the top 10. In 2015, 16 candidates out of 47 rankholders were from government schools, while in 2016, just 10 made it to the merit list of 66.
This year, out of the 3,007 students who took the examination, 2,956 passed and 513 candidates bagged more than 90% or AA grade.
Despite a better result than 2016, the West Bengal Government School Teacher's Association is not too happy with the huge decrease in the number of students securing more than 90% in the science subjects.
"This year, three science subjects — physical science, life science and mathematics — have a lesser number of candidates who have scored more than 90%. Due to the new question pattern, some students did very well in the humanities, but that was not the case for science papers," said former general secretary Dipak Das.
A few days back, the organization had suggested some changes to the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education. In the science curriculum, the association had wanted changes right from Class VI instead of introducing a new question and teaching pattern in classes IX and X. "The model question-and-answer booklet which was brought out by the Madhyamik Board didn't mention the changes. It has been noticed that average students score better if short answer-type questions are framed. But in case of MCQs, it is only the academically brilliant students who can reap the advantages since they are more prone to read the text books thoroughly," he added.
The trend, however, is not restricted to government schools but in the overall state data. Last year, there were 27,348 students who secured above 90% in maths while this year the number has gone down to 24,492. In case of physical science, the number of students who scored above 90% dropped from 31,989 in 2016 to 14,612 this year. And in life science, the number dwindled from 54,584 to 28,041.
"Considering our resources, we have done exceedingly well. Many schools don't even have a headmaster. Yet, students have got good percentages," said a teacher at a government school.
Among the government-run schools, those in Cooch Behar and Darjeeling have fared the worst. In Darjeeling, out of 36 students only 11 passed and in Cooch Behar, out of 353 candidates 344 secured pass marks.

Darjeeling Toy Train Faces Huge Tourist Rush

With the World Heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) not being able to meet up with the huge demand, a new diesel joy ride train was introduced on Sunday. Along with this, the service from Darjeeling to NJP and from NJP to Darjeeling will operate on all seven days a week. "With the tourist onrush in Darjeeling, the DHR services specially the joy rides are all sold out. As tickets are available online, the trips are booked well in advance. To cope up with the demand we have introduced an additional diesel loco joy ride service from Sunday" stated Suman Pradhan, Station Manager, Darjeeling. The joy rides are 16 km round trips of two-hour duration from Darjeeling to Ghoom and back with a 10-minute halt at Batasia loop and a half-an-hour stop at Ghoom to visit the DHR Museum at the station. The cost for the steam loco joy ride is Rs 1,300 per person. For the diesel service, the rates are Rs 800 per person. At present, there are six steam and four diesel joy ride services operational. The diesel loco service from NJP to Darjeeling and from Darjeeling to NJP will operate daily from Monday. Earlier, the service from NJP to Darjeeling used to operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The train from Darjeeling to NJP used to operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. "From Monday, the train from NJP to Darjeeling (5241 Up) and Darjeeling to NJP (5240 Down) will run regularly. Tickets can be availed online also," added Pradhan. The cost for the trip is Rs 1,285 per passenger. Along with this, there are diesel services from Darjeeling to Kurseong and from Kurseong to Darjeeling. The service from Darjeeling to Kurseong costs Rs 680 in the first class and Rs 60 in the second. The year 2014-15 witnessed around 69,000-70,000 passengers availing the DHR services; in 2015-16 around 1 lakh passengers and for this financial year the projected figure is more than 2 lakh passengers. The DHR was marked as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO on December 2, 1999. "We welcome the move by the DHR. However, the continuity of the NJP — Darjeeling daily service should be there. It should not be discontinued after some days," remarked Samrat Sanyal, Eastern Himalaya Travel and Tour Operators Association (EHTTOA)
By Amitava Banerjee, Millennium Post

Your Day Today - May 29, 2017

Daily Horoscope (May 29 2017)

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You may feel tense, Aries, perhaps because someone close to you disregards the way you feel. You feel as if this person is more concerned with his or her own issues and not concerned about you. Meanwhile, your sensitive, caring heart is well aware of everyone else. You support others and are thoughtful. It’s time to rearrange your priorities. First care about yourself, then others.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Take extra time to tend to your appearance and show off a bit today, Taurus. Keep your shoulders back and head high. Be the proud person you are. You should feel validated. Your job today is to simply uplift people with your presence. This is no sweat for you. Happiness is right up your alley, so have fun.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You may be called upon to host a gathering in your own home, Gemini. At first this could throw you into a panic because you don’t think your house is clean enough. Don’t worry. It’s probably impeccable. You’re the only one who will notice any dust, so don’t sweat it.

Cancer ( June 21 – July 21)
You feel confident. People can’t help but notice as you radiate a loving, peaceful calm, Cancer. Eyes will turn your way, and complete strangers may come up to you and tell you how attractive you are. Be confident yet humble and you will inspire people just by your peaceful, glowing presence. Take advantage of this wonderful day by enjoying yourself for the beautiful person you are.
Leo (July 22 – August 23)
You may be running into obstacles associated with your goals. You may feel you aren’t getting the support and cooperation you deserve. Today you may sense that people are emotionally distant, with shallow views on certain issues. People you expected to be on your side may turn against you, making you feel betrayed. Try not to take things personally.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
This is a great day for you, Virgo. Unexpected reunions are possible, thanks to the lighthearted aura you radiate. You don’t need to work very hard to bring everything your way. Your sunny personality attracts the fun and good fortune that you most certainly deserve. People are extremely lucky to be in your glowing presence on a day like this.
Libra (September 22 – October 22)
You may wonder why all the attention isn’t focused on you, Libra. Perhaps you feel cheated and irritable. The more annoyed you get, the more you will drive others away instead of draw them to you. Rather than get upset or angry because attention isn’t coming your way, join with the prevailing happy-go-lucky mood. You will find that your whole day turns around for the better.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
This is a climactic time for you, Scorpio. You may feel like many difficult issues are coming to a head. You may lash out and snap at people who don’t deserve it. Your actions may make the issue even more difficult to deal with. The key today is to bring more balance into your life. By controlling and stabilizing your feelings, you can deal with the difficult issues that arise.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Get into the spotlight where you belong instead of letting someone else take credit for something you did, Sagittarius. Don’t be shy about strutting your stuff. You may usually turn away from people who act this way because they seem shallow and self-centered. Realize that you’re more sensitive. Be proud of who you are.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Today can be a wonderfully productive day for you, Capricorn, if you learn how to compromise. If you insist on doing things your way only, you will run into difficult emotional conflicts. Realize that this can easily be avoided by joining hands with your partner and working together toward a common goal. There’s a great deal of energy here, so don’t waste it on something insignificant.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
You will most likely be hungry for attention today, Aquarius. You will look at others who are on center stage and adjust your appearance or attitude in order to be more like them. Be careful of getting obsessed with attention. The key is to be yourself and happy, regardless of who’s watching. A flower unseen blooms just as beautifully and smells just as sweet.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
This is a great day to strut your stuff, Pisces. You’re on top of the world, so enjoy it, your family, and the people around you. You’re at the forefront of the action and you don’t miss a beat, regardless of the conversation buzzing around you. You’re able to whip out facts and dates at the drop of a hat. Don’t let anyone bring you down or talk you out of your good mood.

CBSE Class 12 Topper - Raksha Gopal 99.6%

Noida girl Raksha Gopal with 99.6% marks is CBSE Class 12th topper
#cbse2017 CBSE #rakshagopal

Raksha Gopal from Noida’s Amity International School scored 99.6% marks to top the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 board examination 2017, results of which were declared today (Sunday).
Bhumi Sawant of Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir in Chandigarh emerged as the second topper with 99.4% and Aditya Jain from the same school bagged 99.2% to become the third topper. Mannat Luthra of Bhavan Vidyalaya in Chandigarh got 99.2% and was placed fourth.

CBSE News : Here is CBSE Humanities aspirant topper Raksha Gopals marksheet; it is going viral

CBSE #cbse #rakshagopal
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday announced the examination results of the Senior Secondary Examination (Class 12th).
Raksha Gopal of Amity International School, Noida has topped the CBSE Class XII 2017 results with 99.6 percent.
Her marksheet has gone viral on social media.

Sikkim prepares for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2017

A meeting to take stock of the 2017 season of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through Nathu La corridor of Sikkim was held on Saturday afternoon at the conference hall of Manan Kendra.
The meeting was chaired by State chief secretary A.K. Shrivastava and attended by heads and representatives of departments concerned, and officers of the BRO, Army, ITBP, Customs & Immigration and BSNL, informs an IPR release.
Tourism secretary C. Zangpo gave a brief report of the various stages of the yatra and necessary preparations required at every stage. He informed that 350 pilgrims have registered for the yatra through Sikkim route which would be completed in seven batches of fifty yatris each.
The first batch of yatris will report at New Delhi on June 11 and will reach Gangtok on June 19. The final batch of yatris will reach the State capital on August 12 after completing the pilgrimage.
Zangpo informed that the entire handling of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra will be done by Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation.
The chief secretary took detailed stock of aspects such as accommodation, transportation, logistics, medical facilities, power and water supply, customs and immigration facilities, and communication facility. He was briefed on each aspect by the concerned department and agency.
Shrivastava urged all the departments and agencies to work in perfect coordination to make the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2017 a success.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Your Day Today - May 28, 2017

Daily Horoscope (May 28, 2017)

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You may be confused about asking for help, Aries. Your usual resources could be occupied with issues and conflicts that have nothing to do with you. You may then offer to help others. By doing this, you’ve put someone else’s needs above your own. Although this may feel good to you on some level, it’s also a way to avoid the problems that you need to deal with.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You’re in the middle of a terrific yearly transition. You have a great deal of physical energy, Taurus. You have an action-oriented mind ready to tackle anything. The key to making the most of this fortunate period is communication. Right now you have multitasking abilities that you can put to good use once you connect with others and understand exactly what needs to be done.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Try not to get too caught up in any potential conflicts brewing around you, Gemini. Your job lies in calming things down and bringing a more practical perspective to the situation. If you get tangled in the action phase of endeavors without first thinking about what it is that you’re doing, you may confuse things more. Step back from the fire instead of throwing yourself into it headfirst.

Cancer ( June 21 – July 21)
This is a great time to move forward on a writing project, Cancer. Any large, long-term project involving communication, film, or long-distance travel is begging you to take action. Don’t delay. You have a strong force urging you to move forward. Look ahead with a positive attitude instead of thinking of all the reasons why these projects won’t pan out the way you want them to.
Leo (July 22 – August 23)
This is an expansive time for you. You can make great progress on your goals, Leo. The key is to clear up any miscommunication or dishonesty before you move forward with a clear conscious. Don’t even bother trying to make progress before you’ve cleared up past cobwebs. Keeping everything on a light, flexible track will help you work more efficiently.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Your engine is revved and ready, Virgo. You have a full tank of gas. Unfortunately, you may feel like there’s a large obstacle in your way. Perhaps this obstacle is your mental attitude and inability to make confident decisions. You may become so scattered at times that you can’t effectively move forward on anything. Don’t beat yourself up over it. The answers will come when you need them.
Libra (September 22 – October 22)
No one likes rejection, but no one likes rejection less than you, Libra. You may hesitate to take risks in the unknown. Keep in mind that by playing it safe, you deprive yourself of the very adventure that could turn your life around. There’s an energetic, expansive feeling in the air encouraging you to take that leap of faith. This energy may feel foreign to you, but it’s time to embrace it.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Be flexible in your communication, Scorpio, and doors will open to you that you didn’t even know were there. There’s a tremendous amount of physical energy at your disposal. Don’t waste it. By being rigid about your ways and insisting on doing things only according to your philosophy, you deprive yourself of the spontaneous adventures that give life the spice and variety you love.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You may be in a difficult position, Sagittarius. You want to explode into a new way of life yet feel stuck. Perhaps you feel chained to your current routine. You may feel like you’re indeed making progress in the world, but you long for a giant release – like a trap door opening – that allows you to make a leap into the great beyond. This door is always open.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
You’re getting support for and confidence from one aspect of your life and physical energy from another. Even though the two areas may be in a point of conflict, Capricorn, you have the ability to take the positive aspects from each and fuse them together to create something new or solve a problem. Pool your resources and shift into high gear. The sky’s the limit.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Success will come to you when you work with the energies at hand. Go with the flow of the situation instead of trying to undermine or manipulate it. There’s a tremendous force at work. Perhaps all it needs is a bit of direction to align it with your goals. State your intentions openly instead of working behind the scenes. You will receive support from others when you do.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You may end up in some arguments, Pisces. Your nature is expansive and generous, but if others take advantage of this good nature, your mood quickly turns to anger and detachment. Conflict is often a natural part of a relationship. Use it as a learning experience instead of blowing it out of proportion and turning it into a larger issue than it needs to be.

Crack noticed on railway tracks between Adina and Eklakhi stations at Malda in West Bengal

Inspector-in-charge of Malda Town station KG Dutta said it was not a case of sabotage.
A crack was noticed on the railway track between Adina and Eklakhi stations on Saturday morning leading to the halting of train services for 90 minutes.
Railway personnel responsible for checking tracks noticed the crack at 7.30 am and informed the authorities.
A Kamakhya-Sealdah summer special train had arrived at Malda Town railway station at that time and was positioned on the same track.
The train had to be halted at the station for 90 minutes.
Inspector-in-charge of Malda Town station KG Dutta said it was not a case of sabotage.
The railway track was “slightly displaced” as a result of the crack and was repaired within an hour following which train movement resumed at 9 am, he said.
Adina and Eklakhi stations, located in Malda district of West Bengal, fall under Northeast Frontier Railway zone. (PTI)