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Saturday, June 8, 2019

How to Become a Pilot: Eligibility, Training, Study & Salary

How to Become a Pilot: Eligibility, Training, Study & Salary

Every child dreamt of flying. Some wished to fly as passengers while others wished to become pilots, taking aircraft soaring into skies.

Most kids have possessed at least one toy aeroplane or helicopter. The urge to scale new heights, especially travel in clouds, is an innate instinct of humans. Since centuries, attempted to imitate birds and fly across every inhabited continent.

Esoteric gods and deities are depicted with wings. Over the last five centuries, human flight was evolved, from hot air balloons and giant kites to gigantic modern passenger aircraft and small supersonic fighter jets.

These modern day contraptions capable of taking on skies work on skills of a single human- the pilot.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Invasive ‘killer shrimps’ in European rivers causing ‘fear’ among native populations they prey upon, study reveals

Invasive ‘killer shrimps’ in European rivers causing ‘fear’ among native populations they prey upon, study reveals

Invasive “killer shrimps” populating European rivers are not only eating and supplanting the existing shrimp populations, but are effectively changing the species’ behaviours as they seek to avoid being eaten, new research shows.


Native shrimps have found to be expending more energy hiding from the interlopers than they are on their usual behaviour, meaning they are incapable of performing their vital role in river systems.


The invasive Dikerogammarusvillosus, also known as the killer shrimp, is a species native to the Black Sea and Caspian Seadrainage basins in eastern Europe, but which over the late 20th century and early 21st century has become endemic across the western part of the continent.


Its arrival comes at the expense of various resident species which are all types of shrimp of the Gammarus genus.


The research team described it as a “voracious predator”, which consumes a vast range of species, with its behaviour subsequently being linked to ecosystem changes and even local extinctions.


The new study, conducted by independent consultant Dr Calum MacNeil and Mark Briffa, professor of animal behaviour at the University of Plymouth, shows for the first time the mere presence of the predator – a so-called non-consumptive effect (NCE) – can reduce the normal effectiveness of its prey.


Existing species expend more energy in simply avoiding the predator in a bid for self-preservation, rather than focussing on core ecosystem tasks such as shredding fallen leaf litter into smaller particles to be consumed by other species.


For the study, one of three different Gammarus species (all commonly found in European rivers) were placed inside a tank.


In half of the tanks, a sample of the invasive “killer shrimp” was also present, but in small cages.


The behaviour of the Gammarus were then assessed over the space of several days, with researchers measuring to what extent they shredded leaves as they would be expected to do in their natural environment.


The results showed after four days each Gammarus species showed lower shredding efficiency in the presence of the “killer shrimp”, compared to the treatments where it was absent.


Dr MacNeil, who has spent more than 20 years studying the species said: “This study demonstrates an unappreciated and indirect impact of a biological invasion by a voracious predator. It shows that the mere presence of an invader can influence resident prey behaviour, in this case the feeding efficiency of naive residents.”


He added: “The Gammarus in our experiment had no prior exposure to its predatory rival, and would not have known to respond to specific alarm cues. However, none of our samples showed any evidence of habituation during the course of the experiment – in fact quite the opposite.”


Professor Briffa said: “Our results indicate that the effect of NCEs on functionally important species may have ramifications, for example, impacting the recovery of stream communities following perturbation.


“A better understanding of the role of NCEs during biological invasions could enhance our ability to predict their progress and, in some cases, the wider ecosystem level ramifications.”


Monday, June 3, 2019

Rostec Says Media Reports Overestimate Its Presence in Venezuela by Dozens Times

Rostec Says Media Reports Overestimate Its Presence in Venezuela by Dozens Times

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Media reports overestimate numbers of Russian state-owned technology conglomerate Rostec's staff working in Venezuela "by dozens times," Rostec press service said on Monday.


"The Wall Street journal overestimated the numbers of Rostec staff in Venezuela by dozens times. The composition of our presence there remains unchanged for many years. As for technical experts, they come to the country from time to time in order to repair previously delivered equipment and provide technical maintenance. For example, we have recently completed technical maintenance of a batch of aircraft," the press service said.

The Wall Street Journal reported, citing an unnamed source, on Sunday that Russia had withdrawn key defense experts of Rostec from Venezuela, thus allegedly bringing the number of Rostec experts working there to "just a few dozens" from around 1,000.

Venezuela has been suffering from a severe political crisis since late January, when US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido illegally proclaimed himself interim leader in a bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power.

The United States and other countries have endorsed Guaido and called on Maduro to step down to allow for a new election to be organized. China, Bolivia, Russia, Turkey and numerous other countries have, in turn, voiced their support for Maduro as Venezuela's only legitimate president.


Income Tax Recruitment 2019

Income Tax Recruitment 2019

As per the Income tax recruitment notification, these vacancies are allotted for Inspector of Income Tax, Tax Assistant, Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS), Stenographer Grade II and Others Posts.

Applicants who are seeking central govt jobs can apply to this recruitment via online. The last date for submission of online application will be updated soon.

Selection will be based on written test/ interview. After that selected candidates will be placed at anywhere in India.

Income Tax Department is also famous as IT Department which charge of monitoring the income tax collection by the Government of India.

REPCO Bank Recruitment 2019 For Junior Assistants/Clerks

REPCO Bank Recruitment 2019 For Junior Assistants/Clerks

Age Criteria And Fees

Candidates applying for Junior Assistant/Clerk post through REPCO Bank Recruitment 2019 must have attained 21 years of age as on April 30, 2019 and not be more than 28 years (Gen/UR), 31 years (OBC), 33 years (SC/ST) and 37 years (Widows, Divorced and women legally separated from their husbands) respectively as specified in the notification.

Candidates must pay a specified amount of Rs. 700 (UR/Gen) and Rs. 400 (SC/ST/Ex-SM) respectively as application fee through online (net-banking/debit/ credit/IMPS/cash cards/mobile wallets etc) mode only.

Educational Criteria

Candidates applying for Junior Assistant/Clerk post through REPCO Bank Recruitment 2019 must have completed Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University/Institute approved by UGC.

Selection And Pay Scale

The selection of candidates as Junior Assistant/Clerk through REPCO Bank Recruitment 2019 will be done through an Online Test (objective format) for 200 marks and Document Verification.

Candidates selected Junior Assistant/Clerk will be paid an emolument in the scale of Rs. 11,765 to Rs. 31,540 per month.

How To Apply

Candidates applying for Junior Assistant/Clerk post through REPCO Bank Recruitment 2019 must submit their application through online mode only on the official REPCO Bank website in the career section at https://www.repcobank.com/careers.php

Register/Apply online here https://ibpsonline.ibps.in/repcobjmar19/

Cool English teacher asked her students to make memes. They delivered.

Cool English teacher asked her students to make memes. They delivered.

Angelina Murphy isn't a regular teacher, she's a cool teacher. 


Why? Well, Murphy is a high school English teacher in California who gives her students a fun and unique end of year assignment: Making memes.


"I give students the option to submit memes about the school year or our class and we look at them on the last day of class," Murphy told her Twitter followers. "They usually take this opportunity to roast me, which I don’t mind. They really outdid themselves this year..."


Govt revises draft education policy after massive outrage over Hindi imposition, Hindi not mandatory

Govt revises draft education policy after massive outrage over Hindi imposition, Hindi not mandatory

Amid massive outcry over Hindi being made a compulsory language in all non-Hindi speaking states, the HRD ministry has climbed down and tweaked the draft National Education Policy to say that students are free to choose any language they wish to study in.


The revised draft policy, "In keeping with the principle of flexibility, students who wish to change one or more of the three languages they are studying may do so in Grade 6 or Grade 7, so long as they are able to still demonstrate proficiency in three languages...."


The earlier draft education policy triggered outrage in southern states, led by Tamil Nadu, which said they will not tolerate Hindi imposition in the state that doesn't speak the language.