Friday, 23 October 2020

सिविल सेवा (प्रारंभिक) परीक्षा, 2020 का परिणाम

दिनांक 04.10.2020 को आयोजित सिविल सेवा (प्रारंभिक) परीक्षा, 2020 के परिणाम के आधार पर, निम्नलिखित अनुक्रमांक वाले उम्मीदवारों ने सिविल सेवा (प्रधान) परीक्षा, 2020 में प्रवेश के लिए अर्हता प्राप्‍त कर ली है।

इन उम्मीदवारों की उम्मीदवारी अनंतिम है। परीक्षा की नियमावली के अनुसार, इन सभी उम्मीदवारों को सिविल सेवा (प्रधान) परीक्षा, 2020 के लिए विस्तृत आवेदन प्रपत्र-I (डीएएफ-I) में पुन: आवेदन करना है, जो संघ लोक सेवा आयोग की वेबसाइट (https://upsconline.nic.in) पर दिनांक 28/10/2020 से दिनांक 11/11/2020 सायं 6.00 बजे तक उपलब्ध होगा। सभी अर्हक उम्मीदवारों को सलाह दी जाती है कि वे शुक्रवार, 08.01.2021 से आयोजित की जाने वाली सिविल सेवा (प्रधान) परीक्षा, 2020 में प्रवेश हेतु डीएएफ-I को ऑनलाइन भरें और उसे ऑनलाइन जमा कर दें। डीएएफ-I भरने और उसे जमा करने संबंधी महत्वपूर्ण अनुदेश भी वेबसाइट पर उपलब्ध रहेंगे। सफल घोषित किए गए उम्मीदवारों को ऑनलाइन डीएएफ-I भरने से पहले, उक्‍त वेबसाइट के संगत पृष्‍ठ पर अपने को पंजीकृत करना होगा। अर्हक उम्मीदवारों को दिनांक 12.02.2020 की कार्मिक एवं प्रशिक्षण विभाग की अधिसूचना के तहत भारत के राजपत्र (असाधारण) में प्रकाशित सिविल सेवा परीक्षा, 2020 की नियमावली का अवलोकन करने की भी सलाह दी जाती है।

उम्‍मीदवार यह नोट करें कि डीएएफ-I को जमा करने मात्र से उन्‍हें सिविल सेवा (प्रधान) परीक्षा, 2020 में प्रवेश के लिए स्‍वयमेव अधिकार नहीं मिल जाता। परीक्षा प्रारंभ होने से लगभग 3-4 सप्‍ताह पहले पात्र उम्‍मीदवारों के संदर्भ में प्रधान परीक्षा के लिए समय-सारणी और ई-प्रवेश पत्र आयोग की वेबसाइट पर अपलोड कर दिए जाएंगे। डीएएफ-I को जमा करने के बाद डाक पते या ई-मेल पते या मोबाइल नंबर में हुए परिवर्तन, यदि कोई हों, के बारे में आयोग को तुरन्त सूचित किया जाए।

उम्मीदवारों को यह भी सूचित किया जाता है कि सिविल सेवा (प्रारंभिक) परीक्षा, 2020 के माध्यम से लिए गए स्क्रीनिंग टेस्ट के अंक, कट ऑफ अंक और उत्‍तर कुंजी, सिविल सेवा (प्रधान) परीक्षा, 2020 की संपूर्ण प्रक्रिया पूरी होने पर अर्थात् सिविल सेवा परीक्षा, 2020 के अंतिम परिणाम की घोषणा के बाद ही आयोग की वेबसाइट https://upsc.gov.in पर अपलोड किए जाएंगे।

संघ लोक सेवा आयोग, धौलपुर हाऊस, शाहजहां रोड, नई दिल्ली के परिसर में परीक्षा हॉल भवन के पास सुविधा केन्द्र है। उम्मीदवार, उपर्युक्त परीक्षा के अपने परिणाम के बारे में कोई भी जानकारी/ स्पष्टीकरण इस सुविधा केन्द्र से व्यक्तिगत रूप से या टेलीफोन नं. 011-23385271, 011-23098543 या 011-23381125 पर सभी कार्य दिवसों के दौरान प्रात: 10.00 बजे से सायं 5.00 बजे के बीच प्राप्‍त कर सकते हैं।

IIT in Partnership with TCS Sets New Trends in India’s Advanced Manufacturing Sector

IIT Kharagpur & TCS Develop Novel Industry 4.0 Technology

Primary Goal should be the Quality Output with Minimum Disruptions,
Opines IIT Kharagpur Director

IIT Kharagpur has developed novel Industry 4.0 technology for remotely controlled factory operations and real-time quality correction during industrial production, jointly with TCS to set a new trend in India’s advanced manufacturing sector.

At the time of pandemic when staffing has restrictions due to the hygiene and social distancing norms, cloud infrastructure, remote and real-time operations systems hold the key to maintain effective industrial operations. But the benefits of controlled operations have a bigger impact especially in the context of Atma Nirbhar Bharat in delivering quality output at low costs. The present innovation upgraded the industrial process of friction stir welding to a multi-sensory system of Industry 4.0. It has not only set the course for remotely controlled operations in the Indian industrial sector but has also enabled real-time quality check and correction during the production process. This will make possible for industrial houses to achieve standardized quality goals throughout the production process and reduce rejection hence lowering the cost of production.

Emphasizing on the need for such technologies to achieve the ‘Make in India’ goal, the Director Prof. Virendra K Tewari remarked, “While we are aiming to boost indigenous production and exports, our primary goal should be the quality output with minimum disruptions. Be it consumers in India or abroad, these are the two basic needs our industrial sector, which we must address for procuring orders in large volumes. At IIT Kharagpur’s Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology, we have set our target to bring to the forefront indigenously developed industry 4.0 technologies to support our industrial sector to achieve this goal.”

The innovative technology developed by Prof. Surjya K Pal, Professor in-charge at the Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology in association with TCS will acquire real-time information about the welding process through multiple sensors and enable online control of weld quality by means of cloud-based communication with the friction stir welding machine. “Welding is at the heart of any industrial operations. If we can improve the weld quality in real-time during batch production we can reduce rejections in post production sample checks,” opined Prof. Pal. Explaining the new technology, he said, “Our multiple sensor process involves various signal processing and machine learning techniques to predict the ultimate tensile strength of the weld joint is fabricated. This technology is connected with a vast experimental knowledge base to conform to a standard system and prediction of the weld joint strength. Any defect identified during the monitoring procedure is corrected in real-time by sending modified parameters to the machine thus ensuring standardized quality of the process.” The concept of this technology can further be evolved for real-time control of other industrial processes and such work will be carried at the Centre with other industrial partners soon, affirmed Prof. Pal.

The Industry partner TCS views such an innovation has helped to give a direction as an enabler of technology based transformations in the country, especially in overcoming challenges called out by the pandemic. “The remote friction stir welding machine quality control via multi-sensor fusion developed by Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at IIT Kharagpur is a case in point,” said K Ananth Krishnan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. According to him, “The Embedded Systems & Robotics, IoT and ICME platform teams from TCS Research and Innovation are working closely with IIT Kharagpur’s CoE towards AI-driven prediction/control of weld strength using a scalable and robust platform. Academic partnerships are an important part of TCS Research and TCS Co Innovation Network (TCS CoIN) in creating real world solutions with scientific rigour.”

Courtesy: pib.gov.in

Result of The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020

On the basis of the result of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 held on 04/10/2020, the candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020.

The candidature of these candidates is provisional. In accordance with the Rules of the Examination, all these candidates have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form-I (DAF-I) for the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020, which will be available on the website of the Union Public Service Commission (https://upsconline.nic.in) during the period from 28/10/2020 to 11/11/2020 till 6:00 P.M. All the qualified candidates are advised to fill up the DAF-I ONLINE and submit the same ONLINE for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020 to be held from Friday, the 08/01/2021. Important instructions for filling up of the DAF-I and its submission will also be available on the website. The candidates who have been declared successful have to first get themselves registered on the relevant page of the above website before filling up the ONLINE DAF-I. The qualified candidates are further advised to refer to the Rules of the Civil Services Examination, 2020 published in the Gazette of India (Extraordinary) of Department of Personnel and Training Notification dated 12.02.2020.

It may be noted that mere submission of DAF‑I do not, ipso facto, confer upon the candidates any right for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020. The e‑Admit Card along with the Time Table of the said Examination will be uploaded on the Commission’s Website for the eligible candidates around 3‑4 weeks before the commencement of the Examination. Changes, if any, in the postal address or email address or mobile number after submission of the DAF-I may be communicated to the Commission at once.

Candidates are also informed that marks, cut off marks and answer keys of screening test held through CS (P) Examination, 2020 will be uploaded on the Commission’s website i.e. https://upsc.gov.in only after the entire process of the Civil Services Examination, 2020 is over i.e. after the declaration of final result.

The Union Public Service Commission has a Facilitation Counter near the Examination Hall Building in its Campus at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi. Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding their result of the above mentioned Examination on all working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, in person or on Tel. No. 011-23385271, 011-23098543 or 011-23381125 from the Facilitation Counter.


Courtesy: pib.gov.in

खरीफ विपणन सत्र 2020-21 के दौरान न्यूनतम समर्थन मूल्य (एमएसपी) का क्रियान्वयन

खरीफ 2020-21 के लिए धान की खरीद में पिछले वर्ष की तुलना में 24.58 प्रतिशत की वृद्धि हुई

खरीफ विपणन सत्र (केएमएस) 2020-21 के दौरान सरकार द्वारा अपनी मौजूदा एमएसपी योजनाओं के अनुसार किसानों से न्यूनतम समर्थन मूल्य पर खरीफ फसलों की खरीद जारी है, जिस प्रकार से विगत वर्षों में होती रही है।

खरीफ 2020-21 के लिए धान की खरीद पंजाब, हरियाणा, उत्तर प्रदेश, तमिलनाडु, उत्तराखंड, चंडीगढ़, जम्मू-कश्मीर और केरल में सुचारू रूप से चल रही है। 22 अक्टूबर 2020 तक इन राज्यों तथा केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों के किसानों से 126.08 लाख मीट्रिक टन से अधिक धान की खरीद की गई है, जबकि पिछले वर्ष की समान अवधि के तुलना में 101.20 लाख मीट्रिक टन धान की खरीद हुई थी। इस वर्ष धान की खरीद में अब तक 24.58 प्रतिशत की वृद्धि दर्ज की गई है। 126.08 लाख मीट्रिक टन धान की कुल खरीद में से अकेले पंजाब की हिस्सेदारी 81.81 लाख टन है, जो कि कुल खरीद का 64.89 प्रतिशत है। एलएमटी का योगदान दिया है जो कुल खरीद का है। लगभग 10.85 लाख किसानों को सरकार की वर्तमान एमएसपी योजनाओं का लाभ देते हुए वर्तमान खरीफ विपणन सत्र में 18,880 रुपये प्रति मीट्रिक टन के न्यूनतम समर्थन मूल्य पर 23804.45 करोड़ रुपये का भुगतान किया जा चुका है।

राज्यों से मिले प्रस्ताव के आधार पर तमिलनाडु, कर्नाटक, महाराष्ट्र, तेलंगाना, गुजरात, हरियाणा, उत्तर प्रदेश, ओडिशा, राजस्थान और आंध्र प्रदेश राज्यों से खरीफ विपणन सीजन 2020 के लिए 45.10 लाख मीट्रिक टन दलहन और तिलहन की खरीद को भी मंजूरी प्रदान की गई। इसके अतिरिक्त आंध्र प्रदेश, कर्नाटक, तमिलनाडु और केरल राज्यों से 1.23 लाख मीट्रिक टन खोपरा (बारहमासी फसल) की खरीद के लिए भी स्वीकृति प्रदान की गई है। यदि अधिसूचित फ़सल अवधि के दौरान संबंधित राज्यों और केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों में बाजार दर एमएसपी से नीचे चली जाती है, तो राज्य की नोडल एजेंसियों के माध्यम से केंद्रीय नोडल एजेंसियों द्वारा इन राज्यों तथा केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों को मूल्य समर्थन योजना (पीएसएस) के अंतर्गत दलहन, तिलहन और खोपरा फसल की खरीद के प्रस्तावों की प्राप्ति पर भी मंजूरी दी जाएगी, ताकि वर्ष 2020-21 के लिए अधिसूचित न्यूनतम समर्थन मूल्य पर पंजीकृत किसानों से सीधे इन फसलों के एफएक्यू ग्रेड की खरीद की जा सके।

इसके अलावा 22 अक्टूबर, 2020 तक सरकार ने अपनी नोडल एजेंसियों के माध्यम से 894.04 मीट्रिक टन मूंग और उड़द की खरीद एमएसपी मूल्यों पर की है। इस प्रकार तमिलनाडु, महाराष्ट्र और हरियाणा के 870 किसानों को 6 करोड़ 42 लाख रुपये की आय हुई है। इसी तरह से 5,089 मीट्रिक टन खोपरा (बारहमासी फसल) की खरीद कर्नाटक और तमिलनाडु राज्यों से की गई है। इस दौरान 3,961 किसानों को लाभान्वित करते हुए न्यूनतम समर्थन मूल्य पर 52 करोड़ 40 लाख रुपये की अदायगी की गई है। खोपरा और उड़द की फसल के लिए अधिकांश प्रमुख उत्पादक राज्यों में एमएसपी पर या फिर उससे ऊपर की दर पर भुगतान किया जा रहा है। इनसे संबंधित राज्यों और केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों की सरकारें खरीफ दलहन तथा तिलहन के संबंध में आवक के आधार पर संबंधित राज्यों द्वारा तय तिथि से खरीद शुरू करने के लिए आवश्यक इंतज़ाम कर रही हैं।

पंजाब, हरियाणा, राजस्थान और मध्य प्रदेश में कपास की खरीद का कार्य न्यूनतम समर्थन मूल्य के तहत सुचारु रूप से चल रहा है। दिनांक 22 अक्टूबर 2020 तक 59453 किसानों से 86155.83 लाख रुपये के एमएसपी मूल्य पर कपास की 305097 गांठों की खरीद की जा चुकी है।

सौजन्य से: pib.gov.in

Government committed to landscape restoration for snow leopard habitat conservation

States together with the Centre should resolve to bring up the population of snow leopards in the next five years

Minister of State for EnvironmentForest and Climate Change Shri Babul Supriyo has said that the Government of India has been conserving snow leopard and its habitat through the Project Snow Leopard (PSL). The PSL was launched in 2009. Speaking at the International Snow Leopard Day 2020through a virtual meeting, Shri Supriyo said, Government is committed to landscape restoration for snow leopard habitat conservation, and implementing participatory landscape-based management plans involving local stakeholders, the. The Minister said, India is also party to the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection (GSLEP) Programme since 2013.

During the virtual meet, Shri Supriyo stated that India has identified three large landscapes, namely, Hemis-Spiti across Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh; Nanda Devi – Gangotri in Uttarakhand; and Khangchendzonga – Tawang across Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Shri Supriyo emphasised that states together with Government of India should resolve to bring up the population of snow leopards in India in the next five years.

In India, their geographical range encompasses a large part of the western Himalayas including the states and UTs of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Protecting the snow leopard and its habitat ensures protection of the major Himalayan rivers that support the teeming millions downstream. It also ensures that the ecological balance is maintained in these fragile ecosystems.This multi-lateral programme comprises of 12 snow leopard range countries and they have developed national priorities and identified large landscapes to support viable populations of snow leopards. During the virtual meet community volunteer programme “HimalSanrakshak” was launched by Shri Supriyofollowed by the release of origami notebook based on the theme of combatting illegal trade in wildlife.

The Government of India has identified the snow leopard as a flagship species for the high-altitude Himalayas.

The Centre hosted the 4th Steering Committee of the GSLEP program in October 2019 at New Delhi. This meeting resulted in the “New Delhi Statement” of strengthening the resolve of the snow leopard range countries towards conservation of the mountain ecosystems of Central and South Asia.

First National Protocol was also launched last year on Snow Leopard Population Assessment which has been very useful for monitoring populations.In line with other projects, this initiative exclusively focuses on developing landscape-based management plans, habitat restoration plans, livelihoods improvement, mitigation of wildlife crime and illegal trade in wildlife, human-wildlife conflict mitigation strategies, improving awareness and communications strategies.

The project also encourages the States and UTs to adopt innovative strategies to resolve issues related to multi-stakeholder landscape management, human-wildlife conflicts, wildlife crime and trade in wildlife parts and products, capacity building, climate-smart energy solutions etc.

Courtesy: pib.gov.in

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Interact with CEO’s of leading Global Oil & Gas Companies AND Inaugurate India Energy Forum

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will interact with CEOs of leading Global Oil & Gas Companies in the annual event organized by NITI Aayog and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas at 5.30 PM IST on 26 October 2020 via video conferencing. 

India is an important player in the global Oil and gas sector being the 3rd largest consumer of crude oil and the 4th largest LNG importer. Realizing the need for India to graduate from a passive consumer to an active and vocal stake-holder in the global Oil & Gas value chain, NITI Aayog initiated the first roundtable of global Oil & Gas CEOs with the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in 2016. 

The growth of the event was apparent as around 45-50 global CEOs and key stakeholders who shape the global Oil & Gas sector assembled every subsequent year to interact and discuss the issues and opportunities with the Hon’ble Prime Minister. The impact of the annual global CEO’s interaction can be seen in the gravity of discussion, quality of suggestions and the seriousness with which they are acted upon. 

This the 5th such event organized by NITI Aayog and Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Around 45 CEOs of major Oil and Gas companies will attend the event this year. 

The objective behind the meeting is to deliver a global platform to understand best-practices, discuss reforms, and inform strategies for accelerating investments into the Indian Oil and Gas value chain. The annual interaction has gradually become one of the most important gatherings of not only intellectual debate but also of executive action. The event also grows in stature with the rise of India, the world's third-largest energy consumer, which is likely to see over USD 300 billion investment by 2030 in the Oil & Gas sector to meet rising demand. 

Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel will provide the opening remarks. The opening remarks will be followed by a comprehensive presentation giving an overview of the Oil & Gas Sector, and explaining the ambition and opportunities in the Indian Oil & Gas Sector. 

This is to be followed by the interaction session with global CEOs and experts. Key global Oil and Gas stakeholders like H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber CEO, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, UAE, H.E. Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs of Qatar, Deputy Chairman, President & CEO, Qatar Petroleum, H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, OPEC, Austria, will lead the session with their inputs on the Oil and Gas sector. 

Dr. Igor Sechin, Chairman & CEO, Rosneft, Russia, Mr. Bernard Looney, CEO, BP Ltd., Mr. Patrick Pouyanne, Chairman & CEO, Total S.A., France, Mr. Anil Agarwal, Chairman of Vedanta Resources Limited, Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, RIL, Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, France, Mr. Joseph Mc Monigle, Secretary General, International Energy Forum, Saudi Arabia, and Yury Sentyurin Secretary-General, GECF will also share their inputs to the Hon’ble Prime Minister. CEOs & Experts of major oil & gas companies like Lyondell Basell, Tellurian, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, JERA, Emerson and X-Coal, Indian Oil & Gas Companies will also present their perspective. 

Prior to this the Prime Minister will inaugurate the India Energy Forum by CERAWeek, now in its fourth year. It is hosted by HIS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. The event will convene an international group of speakers and a community of overa a thousand delegates from India and over 30 countries, including from regional energy companies, energy-related industries, institutions and governments.

The Inaugural Speakers include:

• H.R.H. Abdulaziz bin Salman AI Saud – Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and

• Dan Brouillette – Secretary of Energy, United States of America

• Dr. Daniel Yergin – Vice Chairman, HIS Markit, Chairman, CERAWeek

Key topics to be explored during India Energy Forum include : Impact of the Pandemic on India’s future energy demand; securing supplies for India’s economic growth; what does energy transition and the climate agenda mean for India; natural gas in India’s Energy Mix : What’s the path; refining & petrochemicals : Strategies midst surplus; the pace of innovation : Biofuel, hydrogen, CCS, electric vehicles and digital transformation and; market and regulatory reform : What is ahead?

Courtesy: pib.gov.in

Central Government borrows and transfers Rs.6,000 crore as first tranche to 16 States on account of GST compensation under Special Borrowing Window

The Government of India has evolved a special borrowing window to addressthe shortfall in the GST collection during the year 2020 – 2021. 21 States and 2 Union Territories opted for this special window involving back-to-back borrowing coordinated by the Ministry of Finance.

Out of these, five States did not have any shortfall on account of GST compensation. Today, the Central Government borrowed and transferred Rs.6,000crores as first tranche to 16 States namely Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhandand 2 Union Territories: UT of Delhi and UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

The borrowing is at an interest rate of 5.19 percent.It is intended to make weekly releases of Rs.6,000 croreto the States.Tenor of borrowing is expected to be broadly in the range of 3 to 5 years.

Courtesy: pib.gov.in

सिविल सेवा (प्रारंभिक) परीक्षा, 2020 का परिणाम

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