UPSC, Railways hired less employees in 2017 compared to 2016: Govt in Lok Sabha

UPSC, which selects IAS and IPS officers among others, recommended 5,735 candidates in 2016-17 as against 6,866 and 8,272 in 2015-16 and 2014-15, respectively. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: There is an overall reduction in the number of candidates recommended for government jobs by various recruitment bodies, according to a written reply given by minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. A total of 1,00,933 candidates were recommended for government jobs during 2016-17 as against 1,11,807 in 2015-16 and 1,13,524 in 2014-15, it said. Giving…

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Photo Gallery

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio News and Reviews Seductive looks, a snarling exhaust note, and sharp handling are essential to any Italian sports car, and the 10Best-winning Giulia Quadrifoglio has all three in spades. A Ferrari-derived 505-hp 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 drives the rear wheels; an eight-speed automatic is the only available transmission. Four selectable drive modes adjust suspension damping and throttle response; in Race mode, stability control is fully disabled, and the Quadrifoglio is happy to swing its tail out for a drift. Like a new fling, we don’t know where…

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2017 Volvo XC40 review, test drive

What is it? A milestone vehicle of sorts for Volvo, as with it, Volvo now has an SUV for every series of car they make. This is an important step as SUVs are all the rage right now. Volvo’s baby SUV is set to arrive here around mid-2018, and when it does, it will square off against three German rivals, BMW’s X1, Mercedes’ GLA and Audi’s Q3; its other competitor, the Jaguar E-Pace is yet to arrive here. The XC40 is also a milestone for the Swedish carmaker as it’s…

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The Quint’s Best Car Reviews of 2017

The 2018 Maserati Levante made light work of the sand dunes in Ras al-Khaimah.(Photo: Maserati/The Quint) The year 2017 has come to a close and it’s as good a time as any to look back at some of the cars we reviewed at The Quint this year. Every one of the reviews we did had something special to offer. Click on the Auto Reviews section under Tech and Auto to see any of the reviews. Here are some of the top car reviews at The Quint that we really enjoyed doing. The…

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From Bandhavgarh to Costa Rica: These destinations were a hit with photographers in 2017

Are you a travel and photography fan? If yes, then you must visit the picturesque and exotic locations suggested by India’s largest travel-and-photography company Toehold. As per the company’s latest survey, photographers have identified some of the best destinations for photography-related travel in 2017. Here are the top destinations for photographers in 2017: Bandhavgarh Rich in floral diversity and boasting one of the highest concentrations of the Royal Bengal Tiger, the destination is a must for those looking to capture pictures of the majestic beast in a lush backdrop. Costa…

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Readers’ best travel discoveries of 2017

Calm waters … lake near the Buerbreen glacier, Norway. Photograph: Getty Images Winnig tip: Buerbreen glacier, Norway Looking for a walk to complete the day before tackling the mammoth Trolltunga hike in April, we decided on the trail to Buerbreen glacier. The starting point was a 20-minute drive from our base in Odda. The walk was brilliant: three hours of streams, rickety-looking bridges, ropes and scrambling brought us to the glacier. With the added beauty of having the trail to ourselves, this was a wonderful hike seemingly bypassed by those aiming…

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Gender Equality in the Education Sector – June 2017

A key element in Swedish development cooperation is ensuring that children living in poverty and in other vulnerable situations, particularly girls, complete quality education without discrimination.1 Gender equality in education strengthens quality, provides an appropriate learning environment for both girls and boys, and ensures that students leaving secondary school have an awareness of gender equality. This is in line with the global commitment to “leaving no one behind” as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs strongly encourage countries to focus on both achieving inclusive and quality…

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Expect Huge Travel Sales On Cyber Monday 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 is looking to be bigger than ever and not just because of the excess traffic on the roads. Experts are predicting huge flash travel sales for Cyber Monday and Travel Deal Tuesday this year, with some companies kicking off the deals as early as Black Friday. And while the shopping bonanza seems to be getting bigger every year, that doesn’t guarantee you a deal. Here’s how to keep a cool head and snag that Italian vacation you always wanted, for half the price. Do your research beforehand Most Cyber Monday travel…

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Expect Huge Travel Sales On Cyber Monday 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 is looking to be bigger than ever and not just because of the excess traffic on the roads. Experts are predicting huge flash travel sales for Cyber Monday and Travel Deal Tuesday this year, with some companies kicking off the deals as early as Black Friday. And while the shopping bonanza seems to be getting bigger every year, that doesn’t guarantee you a deal. Here’s how to keep a cool head and snag that Italian vacation you always wanted, for half the price. Alexandra Talty. Thanksgiving 2017 promises huge flash sales…

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Tamil Nadu TRB Polytechnic result 2017 declared, check it here

Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board (TN TRB) on Tuesday declared the result of written examination for direct recruitment of 1,058 lecturers in Government Polytechnic Colleges in the state. The examination was held on September 16, 2017. Steps to check the result: 1) Visit the official website of TN TRB 2) Click on the link “Direct Recruitment of Lecturers in Govt Polytechnic Colleges – for the year 2017 – 18 – Please click here for Final Key answers and Individual Candidate Qurey and C.V List” 3) Click on next at the bottom of the new page…

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