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Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Recruitment 2009 (KVS Teacher Jobs)

KVS -Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Techer Jobs 2009

The KVS intends to make recruitment for teaching posts for its schools spread all over India. Applications are invited in the prescribed format from the Indian Nationals for filling up the SC & ST backlog vacancies in the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) for the years 2007-08 and 2008-09

Name of the Post – Post Graduate Teachers (PGT)
Vacancies – 09 (2007-08- 6, 2008-09 – 3) (SC-2, ST-7) in various Subjects
Pay-Scale – PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay 4800
Age Limit -40 Years

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Hero Honda on Monday announced the launch of the Karizma ZMR, the next generation motorbike from the premium Karizma series.

Hero Honda Karizma ZMR

The Karizma ZMR, which has a similar 225-cc engine as its predecessor, now features the programmable fuel injection (PGM-Fi) technology. According to the company, the PGM-Fi technology translates to better fuel efficiency, more power and higher top speed.

“One of the key pillars of our strategy has been to consistently keep introducing new, advanced products and maintaining a balanced product portfolio. The ZMR is all set to augment our steadily growing presence in the premium segment,” said Pawan Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Honda.

According to the company, the ZMR is compliant with BS-III emission norms, which will come into force in April. The ZMR will be available in pearl white, moon yellow, panther black, sports red and vibrant blue. Priced at Rs 91,000, it will go on sale from the end of this month.

The company, which claims a 59 per cent share of the domestic motorcycle market, said that the ZMR is being targeted at youngsters between 18 and 24.

Hero Honda is also planning an extensive marketing campaign with the launch, which would reflect the bike’s contemporary styling and advanced technology. The integrated marketing campaign for ZMR will include outdoor media, Web, mobile, ground activations, print and electronic media, said the company.

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Anil Ambani, the head of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), in an Annual General Meeting of Reliance Communications said ADAG would file draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) of Reliance Infratel with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and would offer 10% of it’s equity to investors.

Ambani said that Reliance Communications (RComm) had revolutionised the telecom market. “The company will hold 85% in Reliance Infratel post initial public offer (IPO).” RComm has also made a public deal with Aircel for tower sharing.

Reliance Infratel, Ambani said, had revenues of Rs 4,934 crore in FY09. “We currently have 48,000 towers and 75,000 tenants. The tenancy for Reliance Infratel will double by 2012,” he added.

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Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor is meeting Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday to explain his cattle class remark.

Shashi Tharoor

His meeting with the Congress President assumes significance as it would become clear whether Tharoor will stay in the Union Ministry or not.

Tharoor has been criticised over his cattle class remarks on social networking site Twitter after the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government decided to launch an austerity drive and advised Union Ministers to fly economy class.

Tharoor had posted a message on Twitter that he would travel “cattle class out of solidarity with all our holy cows” after he took the economy class.

Some Congress leaders have been demanding Tharoor’s the resignation for the remarks.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot as well as Union Rural Development Minister CP Joshi have called for Tharoor’s resignation.

Tharoor later apologised for his remark but the Congress on September 18 indicated that the party may take action against him.

“The Congress will take appropriate action at appropriate time,” said party spokesperson Manish Tewari.

However, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called Tharoor’s remark a joke.

Tharoor was earlier asked to leave a five-star hotel by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. He had then also used Twitter to say that he was spending his “own savings” to stay in the hotel.

But after widespread coverage by the media and also after the government enforced austerity measures, both External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Tharoor moved out of the luxury hotels where they have been staying for the past over three months after winning their Lok Sabha elections.

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Seven satellites in 1,200 seconds. A launch similar to the one in April 2008 when ISRO launched
10 satellites.

ISRO is all set to put six nano satellites and one major ocean satellite into orbit on Wednesday from Sriharikota. The final 51-hour countdown began on Monday at 9am. Of the six nano satellites, four are from Germany, one is from Switzerland and one from Turkey. The seventh is a big one, India’s Oceansat-2 weighing 960 kg.

From the time of launch to ejection of satellites, time taken will be around 1,200 seconds. While Oceansat-2 is set to be ejected after 1,055 seconds, four nano satellites will be ejected in the next 45 seconds. Two others are meant to stay with the fourth stage of the rocket which will be on its own once the different stages of the rocket get separated.

The sequence of ejection is very similar to the April 2008 launch featuring one big satellite – Cartosat-2A and nine other nano satellites – 10 in all: once the PSLV takes off and reaches a certain height and velocity, it will first launch the Oceansat-2 and a few seconds later, the first of four nano satellites. Every 10-12 seconds, the PSLV will launch four satellites one after the other. (Two will remain with the fourth stage).

“The rocket re-orients itself everytime a satellite is to be placed in orbit. The re-orientation ensures one satellite doesn’t collide with another. The rocket effectively re-orients itself four to five times in the space of one flight,” a scientist explained.

The brain of the rocket would have made all calculations in advance – from ejection of first satellite to the fifth. The exact moment of ejection and then re-orientation for the next ejection is worked out in advance. All mathematical calculations on the ground, launch sequence and flight path have to work to zero error.

“There is no room for error. The rocket has to be in flight till the last minute which means all systems on board have to function to perfection. Once the first and second stages separate, and the fourth stage (the engines) stop, the ejection process begins until every satellite circulates in orbit,” an official said.

Oceansat-2, India’s second satellite to study oceans as well as interaction of oceans and atmosphere, is the 16th remote sensing satellite of India. It is in the shape of a cuboid with two solar panels projecting from its sides. The satellite will map fishing zones around India, measure ocean surface windspeeds as well as atmospheric temperature and humidity.

This will be PSLV’s 16th mission. From September 1993 to April 2009, PSLV has been launched 15 times. Fourteen launches have been successful continuously while only one has failed so far.

ISRO spokesperson S Satish told TOI: “It is known that PSLV has been a very successful launch vehicle. Countries realise it is a vehicle or rocket very well suited for launch of nano satellites. We were on to our 16th mission with PSLV and Germany and Swtizerland were looking for a mission. Our needs coincided and that’s how we have the six nano satellites.”

In the April 2008 launch, eight nano satellites were built by universities and research institutions in Canada and Germany.

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Hafiz Mohammad Saeed

India expects Pakistan to act swiftly against Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the chief of the banned JuD and alleged Mumbai attack mastermind,
external affairs minister S M Krishna has said, as he prepared for a key meeting with his Pakistani counterpart here.

“India would be interested to see how Pakistan proceeds with reference to the Mumbai terror attacks. He (Saeed) was the brain behind that attack on India. So I think we expect Pakistan to act swiftly,” Krishna said, ahead of his meeting with Shah Mehmood Qureshi on September 27.

Asked about Pakistan having reportedly put Saeed under house arrest, Krishna who arrived here yesterday said, “I think there are conflicting reports. I am waiting for a fuller report of the actual position.”

He said India’s position has always been consistent that those responsible for the Mumbai attack be brought to justice.

“They will have to be dealt with and then brought to justice. I think simply that is the position India has taken and I reiterate that position.”

Krishna and Qureshi are expected to meet on the sidelines of the New York General Assembly on September 27 in the latest high-level contact between the two countries.

Foreign Secretaries of the two countries will meet on September 26 to prepare the ground for the key engagement.

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