Odisha labourer learns Malayalam, scores 100% in Kerala literacy exam

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alayalam is the mother tongue of Keralites, and it’s a tough language to learn, full of tongue twisters. So how did a labourer from Odisha score full marks in a Kerala literacy exam?

Mudad Revathi, a migrant labourer hailing from Odisha, who works at a garment-making unit at the IT hub Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram, managed to master the classical language of Malayalam in a short span of time and went on to score the highest mark in a literacy examination.

Besides her, Viki Kumar, a worker from Bihar, also scored 100 per cent marks in the same exam.

What did the Kerala literacy exam comprise?

The 100-mark literacy exam conducted by the state-run Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority was activity oriented, giving a thrust on reading, writing and arithmetical skills.

The results of the literacy exam were announced on Monday. Revathi, Viki and several other migrant workers from different states, had recently appeared for the exam.

How did the Odisha labourer learn Malayalam so quickly?

The state-run Kerala State Literacy Mission runs the ‘Changathi’ programme to help impart Malayalam and basic education among migrant labourers who arrived in Kerala seeking green pastures.

Revathi had been learning Malayalam for a while here. “I tried to spend at least two hours to learn Malayalam every night after my work,” she said.

90-year-olds score high with Kerala literacy projects

Proving that age is no barrier for learning, 90-year-oldMythili, a native of a fishing hamlet in Kozhikode, has secured full marks as part of ‘Aksharasagaram’, another flagship initiative of the Mission to eradicate illiteracy among fisherfolk in Kerala.

A total of 8,605 neo-literates have won various examinations under different projects, Mission Director PS Sreekala said.

Recently, Karthyayani Amma, a 96 year-old neo-literate had hit the headlines by scoring 98 marks out of 100 under the ‘Aksharalaksham’ project.

Read: 96-year-old Kerala woman tops literacy mission exam with 98 per cent score

Besides ‘Changathi’ and ‘Aksharasagaram’, the Mission has also conducted examinations under the ‘Navachetana’ and ‘Samagra’ programmes, envisaged to educate backward classes and tribals respectively, the release added.


AP SSC exams 2019: Check date sheet and full syllabus in detail here

AP SSC exams 2019: Check date sheet and full syllabus in detail here

AP SSC exams 2019: The class 10 date sheet or exam timetable for Andhra Pradesh board has been released on the official website of the Board of Secondary Education, Andhra Pradesh – bseap.org.

AP SSC exams 2019: Exam date

The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) public exams will begin from March 18 and conclude on April 2, 2019.

AP SSC exams 2019: Syllabus in detail


  • Prepositions, Conjunctions, Verb, Adjective, Tenses, Sentences, Transformation of Sentences, Reading Comprehension, Punctuation, Articles, Vocabulary, Writing


  • Sets, Polynomials, Real Numbers, Pair of Linear, Quadratic Equations, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Probability, Statistics



  • Heat, Light- Reflection and Refraction, Magnetism, Electric Current


  • Acids, Bases, Salts, Atomic Structure, Chemical Reactions, Metallurgy, Carbon and its compounds


  • Sexual Reproduction, Genetics, DNA, Evolution

Social Science


  • Partition and Independence, Independence movement, The World Wars, Industrialisation, Trade and Globalization


  • Climate of India, Indian Rivers, Agriculture, Water resources, Mineral resources, Power resources


  • Indian Economy- Role and sector, Ideas of Development, Production, Employment, Consumer Awareness.

There will be a different set of question papers for each subject. If any student attempts answers to a wrong set of question paper as the one assigned, their candidature will be cancelled, according to the official release. Candidates who appear at the wrong centre than the one allotted will also be disqualified.

About Board of Secondary Education Andhra Pradesh

Board of Secondary Education of Andhra Pradesh was established on 1953 and its functions is an autonomous body under the Andhra Pradesh’s Department of Education. It was also called as the Directorate of Government Examinations.


SSC revises vacancy list for SI Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI CISF examination 2017 @ ssc.nic.in

SSC revises vacancy list for SI Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI CISF examination 2017 @ ssc.nic.in

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) SI Delhi Police/CAPFs and ASI CISF Examination 2017 revised vacancy list has been released by the Staff Selection Commission.

Candidates may check the notification on its official website – ssc.nic.in.

SSC SI Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI CISF result: Vacancy details

  • SI (Exe) Total Male vacancies: 616
  • Open: 548
  • Ex-Serviceman: 68
  • SI (Exe) Total Female vacancies: 256
  • Open: 256
  • SI (GD) Total M/F vacancies in CAPFs: 1292
  • CRPF: 374
  • BSF: 343
  • ITBP: 278
  • CISF: 88
  • SSB: 209
  • ASI (Exe) Total M/F Vacancies in CISF: 1200
  • ASI (Exe) male: 1080
  • ASI (Exe) female: 120

SSC SI Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI CISF result: Major changes

  • 63 (sixty three) candidates who were earlier ‘Not selected’ have now qualified the said exam
  • 61 (sixty one) candidates who were earlier declared as ‘Selected’ do not now qualify the exam in the revised result
  • There has also been a change in the posts allocated to 84 candidates
  • With regard to female candidates, though there has been no change in their allocation to various posts, a change has been effected in their All India ranking

Along with releasing the Final Result for SSC SI Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI CISF Exam 2017, the Commission also released the cut-off for each paper basis which the candidates have been shortlisted for the next round.

Accordingly, a total of 5076 candidates (4221 Male and 855 Female) were qualified for Document Verification of the said examination.


SSC CGL 2017 Likely To Be Held Afresh; NTA/ CBSE To Supervise

SSC CGL 2017 Likely To Be Held Afresh; NTA/ CBSE To Supervise

“We want such agency to conduct the examinations which cannot be approached,” said a bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Raoon October 29, 2018 on SSC CGL 2017 anomaly and favoring the decision to cancel it. The bench said it may ask the National Testing Agency (NTA) or the CBSE to conduct the examinations. The Supreme Court favoured the cancelling of the ‘tainted’ exam and has asked the Centre to go through the status and submit the report by November 13. CGL result was expected to be out in August.

On October 29, Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for petitioner Shantantu Kumar who had sought cancellation of the examination, said that contract of private company Sify Technologies Pvt Ltd, which had conducted the examination, is now over. It was then the bench connoted NTA and CBSE for the exam.

Initial probe had begun on March 5, and CBI registered a preliminary enquiry on March 8. Later on Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha, had said, “there was no leakage of question papers in the CGL examination, 2017.”

CGL Examination of 2017 was outsourced to a private vendor, which had allegedly been accused in connection with the Satyam scam. It was argued that there was a high probability of cheating and malpractice as the private vendor entrusted to conduct the exam by the SSC has further outsourced the work, in some centres.

SSC CGL 2018

SSC is yet to announce the schedule for CGL tier 1 exam for the year 2018. The exam was supposed to begin on July 25. The registration process for CGL 2018 was delayed by a week.

So far, the newly formed NTA is yet to conduct its first exam in December. NTA will begin with UGC NET on December 9, 2018. On the other hand, online registration process has already been completed and is in midway for NET,JEE Main (I), NEET, GPAT and CMAT.


SSC MTS Notification Yet To Be Released

SSC MTS Notification Yet To Be Released

Official notification for Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) recruitment has not been released by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) yet. The notification was supposed to be released on November 3, 2018. Candidates can expect it anytime soon. Online registration process will be at the application submission portal of the Commission at ssc.nic.in or ssconline.nic.in. Meanwhile the registration process is underway for Stenographer and Combined Recruitment of Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator and Hindi Pradhyapak Examination. The last date to apply is November 19, 2018.

Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) is a General Central Service Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post in various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices, in different States / Union Territories. Class 10 pass candidates who wish to join the Staff Selection Commission can apply for the recruitment.

The Commission will select candidates on the basis of written exam. The exam will comprise of objective and descriptive paper and will be bilingual (English and Hindi). The descriptive paper will be qualifying in nature.

For the MTS recruitment, the age limit as per the last notification is 18-25 years. The upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ ST categories and for those belonging to the OBC category it is 3 years.


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The ambitious Bloodhound SSC 100 land speed record effort needs 32 million fast

For about a decade now, the British Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) effort has been working on a rocket-powered car it hopes to use to smash the vehicular land speed record, currently held by the 763-mph Thrust SSC with a 1,000-plus mph run. We’ve followed the program’s progress on and off over the years; one of the recent milestones, for example, was a 200-mph test last October. It was supposed to be the overture to an 800-mph run in 2019 and the big 1,000-mph run on a dry lake bed in South Africa in 2020.

But the ambitious project, which would be propelled by a combination of jet and rocket power, has hit a snag: It’s run out of money and entered administration — roughly speaking, the U.K.’s version of chapter 11 bankruptcy. This isn’t necessarily the end of the road for the effort, so don’t start searching eBay for scrap parts just yet. But to keep the wheels turning, the organization needs £25 million, or roughly $32.5 million, the sooner the better.

In a statement, Andrew Sheridan, one of the administrators of the Bloodhound SSC operation, said:

“Whilst not an insignificant amount, the £25m Bloodhound requires to break the land speed record is a fraction of the cost of, for example, finishing last in a F1 season or running an Americas Cup team. This is an opportunity for the right investor to leave a lasting legacy. We are already in discussion with a number of potential investors and would encourage any other interested party to contact us without delay.”