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Pipped to the post for CBI top job, Rina Mitra becomes West Bengal’s security advisor

Rina Mitra could have become the first female CBI chief but failed to make the cut due to a day’s delay in the selection process. Recently retired, Mitra was a 1983 batch IPS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, before she was appointed as the state’s principal internal security advisor by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The former IPS ... Read More »

IRCTC Jobs 2019: More Vacancy Announced For Railway Job Aspirants

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has released another recruitment notification for the position of Supervisor (Hospitality) on Contract basis for a period of 2 years and extendable based on requirement and satisfactory performance. Interested, eligible and qualified candidates can appear for a ‘walk-in-interview’ for the posts in February and March. [Venue & Date Given Below] The selected ... Read More »

Blaming social media for child angst? It’s only half the picture

 Illustration by Nate Kitch Nothing turns a parent’s heart inside out like the unhappiness of a child, and your own helplessness in the face of it. When they were tiny, it was all so much easier. Toddlers can turn from sunny to inconsolable in a second, but are equally miraculously restored by a nap or a box of raisins. The ... Read More »

Support for Nifty at 10,777; PSU banks, media stocks to remain under pressure

Chandan Taparia Nifty index had a volatile Budget day but overall witnessed strong recovery of 400 points from recent swing low of 10,583 to 10,983 zones in last four sessions. It corrected from higher zones in the last week but again managed to attempt the same key hurdle area. It formed a Bullish candle on weekly while a High Wave ... Read More »

3 Major Marketing Trends to Look Out for in 2019

This year has been prophesied by many to be the best year yet for the internet and digital marketing. However, if we consider the trends, every year has been increasingly better than the other for the last few years, so these are more statements of the obvious than prophecies. Over the last two years, we have seen some subtle shifts in customer reaction ... Read More »

Facebook advertising rules to become stricter for Lok Sabha election

San Francisco: Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, Facebook since 2016 has become a means for politicians and ... Read More »

Good news for job-seekers! 1,286 openings in Amazon India, the highest in Asia-Pacific

There is some good news for individuals looking for jobs in India. Amazon India has as many as 1,300 vacancies in the country, which is the highest in Asia-Pacific as mentioned on its website. The openings in India are also three times as much as those available in China. Only Germany has as many openings as India, outside of Amazon’s ... Read More »

GST Council Meet: Relief for common man as rates slashed for several goods

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses media after 31st Goods and Services Tax Council meeting. (Photo: PTI) The Goods and Services Tax Council on Wednesday slashed tax rates for 23 commonly used items that have been reduced from 18 per cent to 12 and 5 per cent respectively, said Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy. The fresh rate rationalisation is the government’s ... Read More »

Facebook’s Location Tracking for Ads Can’t Be Switched Off: Report

You can try but you can’t hide seems to be the mantra of Facebook’s advertising system that utilises users’ location to target ads. One American researcher recently discovered that there is virtually no way to stop Facebook from trying to determine your location even if you have turned off Facebook’s access to your location every way possible. The inability to stop ... Read More »

7 Arrested For Using Mobile Phones To Cheat At Government Job Exam

Police said candidates were caught using mobile phones and Bluetooth headsets. (Representational)   Kolkata: Seven candidates appearing for a government recruitment examination at a Kolkata-based college were caught cheating using mobile phones and Bluetooth headsets, police said on Monday. “The recruitment exam for judicial clerkship was being conducted on Sunday when officials of Heramba Chandra College caught candidates cheating using mobile ... Read More »