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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Tablo Dual OTA DVR review: Less clutter at a cost

From a marketing perspective, it’s easy to understand why the new Tablo Dual DVR exists. Unlike its predecessor, which required users to bring their own hard drives, the $250 Tablo Dual has 64GB of built-in storage, so users can start watching and recording free broadcast channels with just the box and an over-the-air antenna. That makes the Tablo proposition much simpler at a retail store like Best Buy, which will sell the Dual exclusively in the United States. But for many people, the original Tablo two-tuner DVR, which remains available…

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Travel diaries: The cities where you can find luxury, for less

Istanbul, Bangkok, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam have been identified as some of the international destinations where travellers can sleep like a king, on a pauper’s budget. After crunching the numbers from 2016, online booking site Hotels.com has come up with a list of the destinations where travelers can find luxury for less. That is, stay in five-star hotels for $150 (approx Rs 10,000) or less. Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) and Old Town Tower, the most beautiful bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. (Shutterstock) A scan of the top…

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Islands you could personal for less than a flat in Sydney

Owning your very very own island paradise might not be such a miles-fetched dream. There are lots of islands around the sector up on the market — and lots of them are priced at less than a one-bedder in Sydney. That’s proper — quiet, tropical island oases can be cheaper than a tiny apartment in Sydney. They could all be found on Private Islands On line, which shall we dreamers and prospective buyers take a look at out freehold islands round the sector. Whilst maximum of these islands are priced…

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