CBSE Schools In The Complaint Box

सीबीएसई स्कूलों में अब सीबीएसई की शिकायत पेटी बच्चों की समस्याओं का समाधान करने के लिए पहुंच रही है. इस पेटी के जरिए से बच्चे अपनी समस्याओं को सीधे सीबीएसई तक पहुंचा सकेंगे. इसके लिए वेबसाइट पर जारी सर्कुलर के जरिए स्कूलों भी सूचित कर दिया है.

पहले कॉमन प्रॉब्लम का सॉल्यूशन

सीबीएसई की इस पेटी में जो समस्या सभी स्कूलों में कॉमन होगी और जिसकी सभी बच्चों को परेशानी होगी. उसका सबसे पहले सुझाव भी सीबीएसई करेगा और उसके समाधान में कुछ निर्देश भी सीबीएसई के माध्यम से दिए जाएंगे. बोर्ड का मानना है कि अगर बोर्ड सीधे बच्चों से जुड़ेगा तो इससे बच्चों में जागरुकता बनी रहेगी और वह अपनी समस्याओं को भी सुलझा सकेंगे.

सुझाव से आएगा बदलाव

सीबीएसई ने इस पेटी में स्टूडेंट को केवल शिकायतें व समस्याएं ही बताने के लिए नहीं लगाना है, बल्कि पेटी में अपने सुझाव पत्र भी स्टूडेंट व टीचर्स डाल सकेंगे. बोर्ड के अनुसार अगर स्टूडेंट अपने विचार देंगे तो उससे कुछ नई बातें सामने निकलकर आएंगी. इन विचारों में अगर सीबीएसई को कुछ अच्छा लगता है तो उसे सीबीएसई अपने जारी सर्कुलर के माध्यम से बदलाव के रूप में सामने लाएगा.

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Samsung launches Galaxy S6, S6 Edge; to manufacture the devices in India

Tech News  – Samsung said it will also manufacture the sixth edition of the flagship devices at its Noida facility in the first half of the year.

“India is among the select 20 countries for the first phase of launch of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The Indian R&D team has made a valuable contribution in making these smartphones.We also plan to begin manufacturing these devices in India in the first half of this year,” Samsung India Vice President Marketing (Mobile and IT).

He added that India-manufactured devices will be primarily targeted at the domestic consumption.Warsi said the pre-booking for the devices is open from Monday and would be up for sale from April 10.Samsung, which is the world’s as well as India’s largest smartphone player, had unveiled the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this month.

The company’s facility at Noida has a capacity of producing over four million mobile phones a month and manufactures both affordable and high-end devices.

Australia’s Finch reckons he’s close to the ‘big one’

Finch opened his campaign with a pugnacious 135 against England but has struggled since, contributing just 54 runs in his last five innings as co-hosts Australia charged into the last four of the tournament.

Former skipper Ricky Ponting said this week Finch’s technical flaws were exposed when he was struggling for runs and the 28-year-old has been working with former test all-rounder Andrew McDonald in addition to the Australian coaching team.

“It’s nothing that I’m overly concerned about, it’s just going back to look at the basics of my technique, something that I fall back on when I’m not getting a whole lot of runs,” he told reporters on Tuesday.

“Whenever you don’t get runs, it starts to build up,” he added. “Whatever happens on Thursday will happen, I’m not one who over-analyses it too much.

“When you look down the batting list, everyone’s been playing perfectly and I’m probably the only one who’s missed out in the last couple of games.

“I’m confident going into this game, I’ve got no reason not to be. I’m hitting the ball nicely and I’m looking for big runs.”

The aggressive righthander is almost certain to retain his place in the side despite his paucity of runs, barring a shock move for Shane Watson back up the order to open with David Warner.

Given that Watson has just shaken off his own run of poor form batting at number six, however, that looks highly unlikely and the Australia team should be unchanged — give or take the inclusion of specialist spinner Xavier Doherty.


World Cup 2015: New Zealand, South Africa bid to cast off semi-final shackles

Both teams will hope to banish some unwanted baggage from the global showpiece that has dogged them for years.

The Proteas have long worn the tag of cricket’s ultimate chokers for repeated failures in the tournament’s knock-out rounds.

Their breakthrough quarter-final win over Sri Lanka, a first win in a knock-out match at the World Cup, will quickly be forgotten if defeated in Auckland.

Like their opponents, New Zealand have never been further than the penultimate hurdle and want to prove themselves  heavyweights, rather than merely the team that punches above its weight.The game will be New Zealand’s seventh appearance in the semi-finals at the World Cup, and third in succession, while it is South Africa’s fourth since their re-integration into global sporting competition following the end of the apartheid era.


Motorola launches second generation Moto G in international market

The company released the second-generation 3G version of the phone in 2013, whereas on Sunday, the company launched the 4G enabled variant of the smartphone.

4G enabled Moto G features 5-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 294ppi pixel density. It is clocked at Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor complimented by 1 GB worth of RAM.

On the storage front, the device gets an internal storage capacity of 16GB, externally upgradable to 32GB through a microSD card. Moto G second-generation runs on Android v4.4.4 version and the device also features a 4G enabled modem.

For protection, the device makes use of Coring Gorilla Glass 3 and includes Multi-touch support. It runs on the Android OS v5.0.2 Lollipop platform. The decent performance in this device is possible due to the Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 chipset running on the Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU architecture. It includes an Adreno 305 graphics solution as well. It is quite basic in nature but keeps up with your day-to-day graphical tasks.

It comes with an 8-megapixel camera on the rear surface with features like auto focus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, panorama, HDR, and face-detection and a 2-megapixel camera on the front. It sports 2390 mAh battery for long lasting usage.


‘Patent claims by foreign firms to hit mobile mfg plans’

The Indian Cellular Association has submitted the report to various government departments including telecom, electronics/IT and industrial policy, highlighting the case of Swedish firm Ericsson which has demanded 2 per cent royalty of total value of mobile phone from Indian firms.

“This in complete contrast to regimes such as China, where 0.019 per cent royalty can be charged and USA, where the Courts have directed 0.5-2 per cent royalties to be charged on the value of smallest saleable practicing unit which is royalty on chipset value and not on the phone value,” it said.

The report added: “There can never be any manufacturing set up in India since the global giants have cartelized and self declared their patents and they would be charging these incredibly high rates only from the Indians and not from the international companies.”

When contacted Ericsson India said in a statement that company’s rates for patents have been validated in over 100 agreements that it has entered into with other companies in the ICT industry, including other handset manufacturers.

“In the unfortunate event that, after numerous discussions, a license agreement cannot be reached, Ericsson seeks to have the court determine the appropriate royalty rate that should be paid for Ericsson’s patents,” it said.

Ericsson has sued Micromax and Intex seeking royalty on some of its patent technology used in mobile phones sold by these firms. The company has also sued Chinese mobile phone company Xiaomi in India on patent issue.

The ICA report claims however that if royalty rates sought by Ericsson are levied on Indian mobile phone makers, then other global players will follow suit pushing up production cost by 100 per cent, making them the most expensive companies of the world, it added.

The report has urged government to ensure that the rights and interests of the Indian firms is protected and conducive environment created to encourage local manufacturing.

“The same is only possible if the environment and protection granted to companies in China is extended in India as well as otherwise the discriminatory conditions between China and India would kill any initiatives being taken by the Industry in India,” the ICA report said.


New Zealand, South Africa clash as history final at stake

Both the teams are chasing history for as neither hosts New Zealand nor the Proteas have ever reached the World Cup final.

The Kiwis have fallen at the semifinal stage six times in the past while South Africa have made three exits from the same stage.

New Zealand were a dominant side in the pool stage and the way they annihilated the West Indies in the quarterfinal, thanks to the batting pyrotechnics of Martin Guptill, the hosts are bubbling with new-found energy.

They have looked unstoppable with seven straight wins with every match throwing up a new hero, the latest being Guptill, who smashed his way to history books with a scintillating 237 not out against the Caribbeans.

New Zealand have treated the rival attacks with utter disdain so far but in the Proteas, they face the might of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, who when in form can devastate any batting line-up in the world.

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said past failures won’t matter much since the two sides are playing gloriously. “I don’t think there’s any baggage with anyone. It’s a one-off game and we are all desperate to be at the big party and I’m sure we’ll both turn up. Two sides are playing good cricket and it’s going to be a heck of a show,” he said.

The only worrying factor for New Zealand is that they have lost paceman Adam Milne to a heel injury, making way for young fast bowler Matt Henry in the squad.

It is the last match that New Zealand will host in this edition and they would love to sign off on home turf on a winning note but the opponents they are facing now are equally potent and more dangerous than any other team.

The pressure of expectations will be there from the home fans but skipper Brendon McCullum said they would not think about it much.


James Faulkner confident Australia can finish off India

Faulkner hasn’t done that so far in the World Cup. Injured just before the tournament started, he missed Australia’s first three matches and has been slowly working his way back to full fitness.

So far, it hasn’t mattered. The Australians have made it through to the semi-finals without too much fuss, but the hard work has only just begun.

Australia’s next opponent is India, the defending world champions. It is a match too close to call and Faulkner could be the key.

Despite his lack of time at the crease, the 24-year-old is confident he can pick up where he left off and start scoring runs again.

“I’ve spent a fair bit of time in the nets now, I feel like I’m ready to go,” he told a news conference at the Sydney Cricket ground on Monday.

“As a batting group, we’re playing quite nicely at the moment,” he added.

But Faulkner’s most important role may not be with the bat but with the ball. One of the three left-arm fast bowlers in the Australian team, he played a pivotal role in Australia’s pool win over Sri Lanka at the SCG.

He bagged three wickets, including the vital scalp of Kumar Sangakkara, and knows bowling could prove decisive on a pitch that has produced high scores all summer.

“I’m expecting a lot of runs,” he said, adding, “If you look at the past, between India and Australia, whether we played them over there or in Australia, you’ve seen a lot of runs and I think that will happen come game day.”

The Australians and Indians have been playing each other all summer, with the World Cup following on from their four-match test series and the subsequent tri-nation limited-overs tournament also involving England.

The Australians have dominated so far but Faulkner said the prospect of making a World Cup final would leave both teams a little jittery.

“I think everyone’s going to be nervous in their own little way and it’s up to them how they want to deal with it,” Faulkner said.

“I think you could see a lot of nerves were on show a couple of nights ago (during the quarter-finals) and I think that’s good. Both teams are exposed and I think if you don’t have nerves, you have issues,” he said.

Faulkner said he was confident Australia would control their emotions under any circumstances, even when chasing down a huge target.


Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test jersey fetches Rs 6 lakhs

Shiv Raj Singh, son of the host of the second edition of the Jodhpur One World Retreat, the erstwhile ruler of Jodhpur Gaj Singh II, bid for this jersey last night.

Tendulkar had retired from international cricket after playing his 200th Test against West Indies at Mumbai in November, 2013.

Besides Tendulkars jersey, a painting by Paresh Maity fetched Rs. 7.5 lac.

Among others, the auction list included hospitality offers like Royal Salute Scottish Serenade (Scotland), Escape to Cape Town (at La Quartier Francaise), a day on the set of Downtown Abbey (Yorkshire, UK), the great Pheasant Shoot (Yorkshire, UK), Royal Rendezvous (at Ahichhatragarh Fort, Nagaur), Holland & Holland’s Closed Door Dinner (at Mayfair Gunroom in UK).

The proceeds from the charity event will go to the Indian Head Injury Foundation, set by Singh for spreading awareness and mustering resources for people suffering from head and brain injury, in a follow up of a fatal head injury sustained by Shiv Raj Singh in 2005.

The glitterati included personalities like Pawan and Rahul Munjal (Hero Group), Shivender Singh (Fortis Hospital), K P Singh (DLF Group) and many other along with Gaj Singh himself and his daughter Shiv Ranjani, who bid generously for the auction.

Close to Rs. 80 lacs were raised in the auction.


ICC World Cup quarterfinal: Australia bowl out Pakistan for 213 runs

Pakistan innings:

1st over:
Australia paceman Mitchell Starc opens the bowling and finds some early swing. PAK: 1-0.
2nd over: Sarfraz Ahmed tickles four leg byes off seamer Josh Hazlewood. PAK: 6-0.

3rd over: Sarfraz pulls Starc to the fence for four but is out for 10 the next delivery, edging a quicker ball to Shane Watson who takes a fine low catch diving to his right in the slips. Haris Sohail comes to the crease and hits a four off the first ball. PAK: 24-1.

6th over: Hazlewood strikes to remove opener Ahmed Shehzad, also caught well in the slips by Michael Clarke for five. Two balls later Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq survives when the ball brushes the stump after clipping his thigh pad, but the bails stay intact. PAK: 26-2.

7th over: Starc grabs a maiden, generating express pace and bounce off the Adelaide Oval wicket. PAK: 26-2.

9th over: Paceman Mitchell Johnson introduced into the attack and extracts a false shot from Misbah, but the inside edge goes for four. PAK: 36-2.

10th over: Hazlewood sends a ball cannoning into Misbah’s pads prompting a half-hearted appeal for lbw. Just one run from the over. PAK: 37-2.

12th over: Sohail cracks two fours off Hazlewood to try break the shackles from Australia’s pace bowlers. PAK: 49-2.

14th over: Part-time spinner Glenn Maxwell introduced into the attack. Misbah hammers a six over deep midwicket. PAK: 61-2.

16th over: Maxwell beats Misbah’s outside edge in a tidy over, conceding only one run: PAK: 65-2.
18th over: Misbah hits another six off Maxwell over midwicket. PAK: 77-2.

19th over: All-rounder Shane Watson introduced into the attack. Sohail sends a top edge flying high but it falls short of third man. PAK: 81-2.

20th over: All-rounder James Faulkner introduced. Concedes two runs. PAK: 83-2.

24th over: Misbah attempts to slog-sweep Maxwell over the rope again but miscues the shot and Aaron Finch trots across to take a comfortable catch at deep midwicket to dismiss the captain for 34. Umar Akmal takes the crease. PAK: 101-3.

25th over: Johnson beats the outside edge from a nervous looking Akmal. Concedes only one run. PAK: 102-3.