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

English

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

Mathematics

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

Science

Physics

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

Chemistry

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

Biology

  • Sexual Reproduction, Genetics, DNA, Evolution

Social Science

History

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

Geography

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

Economics

  • 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.

[“source=indiatoday]

Government of India and Asian Development Bank collaborate for three projects

The Government of India takes initiative to develop water supply, sewerage, and drainage infrastructure in at least 10 cities in the State of Tamil Nadu.

The government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ABD) signs three separate loans in one day of worth USD 574 million in the capital of India to support the projects India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) in India, wat

  • Eatablished in 2006, IIFCL also referred as SIFTI, is a government of India company.
  • IIFCL provides financial assistance to the infrastructural sub-sectors listed by the government or the RBI which broadly include transportation, energy, water, sanitation, communication, social, and commercial infrastructure
  • The ADB and the government signed a loan agreement of USD 300 million to support IIFCL
  • This project is believed to enhance the availability of long-term finance for PPP projects, improve the operational capacity of IIFCL, and expand the portfolio of infrastructure financing instruments available to IIFCL
  • IIFC has also made a contribution of Rs 300 crore to the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF)
  • This contribution is being utilized for the promotion of sports in the disciplines like Badminton, Archery and Para Sports.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a USD 169 million loan as the first tranche of a USD 500 million multi-tranche financing to develop climate-resilient water supply, sewerage, and drainage infrastructure in at least 10 cities in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  • The state has faced recurring droughts and erratic monsoons in the recent past resulting in severe water scarcity and urban flooding.
  • ADB’s support will help address these complex urban challenges through innovative and climate-resilient investment and deeper institutional support
  • The program will develop climate-resilient sewerage collection and treatment and drainage systems in 10 cities
  • It will also help in installing country’s first solar-powered sewage treatment plant
  • Introduction of smart water management systems will help reduce non-revenue water and strengthen operational efficiency
  • Around four million people will benefit from piped water and sewerage connections, and improved drainage
  • The program will boost institutional capacity, public awareness, and urban governance as a part of a comprehensive approach for developing livable cities.
  • The ADB signed a USD 105 million loan to continue financing the transmission system upgrades in Himachal Pradesh for increased supply of hydropower to the state and the national grid
  • The tranche 3 loan is part of the USD 350 million multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) for Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program approved by the ADB Board in September 2011
  • The program is aimed at developing and expanding the transmission network to remove clean and renewable power generated from the state’s hydropower sources to load centers within and outside the state
  • It also supports the institutional capacity development of the state transmission utility, Himachal Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited (HPPTCL), as the executing agency for this project.

[“source=indiatoday]

Oppo R17 Pro to launch in India today: Specs, expected price and how to watch livestream

Oppo is all set to bring its premium R-series to India for the very first time today. The company is holding an event in Mumbai where it will announce the Oppo R17 Pro, a device that brings a premium design language complete with an edge-to-edge waterdrop display, all-glass body and an in-display fingerprint sensor, among other things. The R17 Pro is the first top-end smartphone launch for Oppo in India since the Find X. The Oppo R17 Pro also touts superior mid-range performance, championed by a Snapdragon 710 chipset, as well as SuperVOOC fast charging support.

The Oppo R17 Pro was first launched in China before it made its way to Europe a few weeks ago. The phone was launched at CNY 4,299 (approx Rs 43,800) in China, but you can expect the India pricing to be more competitive as the R17 Pro will compete against the OnePlus 6T, Samsung Galaxy A9 and the upcoming Nokia 8.1. So, a pricing of around Rs 30,000 would give the R17 Pro a good chance against the competition. Oppo may also launch the regular R17 today, but the spotlight will be on the Pro model. The Oppo R17 Pro is already up for pre-orders, but the company will be officially launching the product later today at 8pm IST. Oppo will be livestreaming the event via its YouTube channel.

The Oppo R17 Pro brings a 6.4-inch FHD+ waterdrop display with a 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. It also gets Gorilla Glass protection on the back along with a gradient colour scheme. It is powered by a powerful mid-range octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The R17 Pro also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The R17 Pro touts a triple camera system on the back. This includes a one 12MP sensor with variable aperture (f/1.5-2.4) and OIS, a 20MP secondary sensor with f/1.6 aperture and a third Time of Flight (TOF) 3D sensing camera that calculates depth information for 3D-like photos. The upcoming Oppo smartphone houses a 3,700mAH battery with a 40W SuperVOOC fast charging support which promises to charge the device from zero to 40 per cent in just 10 minutes.

[“source=indiatoday]

Is Your Open And Distance Programme Fake? Check UGC Recognised University List Here

Is Your Open And Distance Programme Fake? Check UGC Recognised University List Here

Several students who enrolled into distance education programmes offered by the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) of the University of Mumbai woke upto the news recently that their Institute no longer has the required recognition from the UGC, official government body responsible for the Open and Distance programmes run in the country. University Grants Commission (UGC)’s Distance Education Bureau on October 3, 2018 released a list of Higher Education Institutions or universities in India recognized by the commission for academic year 2018-19 and onwards to conduct programmes through the Open and Distance Learning Mode.

How To Ensure You Are Enrolled In A Recognised Distance Learning Course

According to the list published by the UGC the some universities have their recognition to run the Open and Distance programmes till 2019-20 academic year, while some are allowed to run their courses till 2022-2023.

(Click here to know which courses are recognised by UGC)

Complete UGC Recognised University List

Check the complete list UGC recognised HEIs here (state-wise as on October 3, 2018):

ANDHRA PRADESH

1. ACHARYA NAGARJUNA UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

2. SRI PADMAVATI MAHILA VISHWAVIDYALAYAM (STATE UNIVERSITY)

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

3. RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY

ASSAM

4. ASSAM DON BOSCO UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

5. KRISHNA KANTA HANDIQUE STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

6. GAUHATI UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

7. DIBRUGARH UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

8. TEZPUR UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

BIHAR

9. LALIT NARAYAN MITHILA UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

10. NALANDA OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

CHANDIGARH

11. PANJAB UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

UGC Urges Universities To Submit Social Science Research Proposal To IMPRESS

CHHATTISGARH

12. PT. SUNDARLAL SHARMA OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

13. C.V.RAMAN UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

DELHI

14. INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

15. UNIVERSITY OF DELHI (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

16. RASHTRIYA SANSKRIT SANSTHAN (DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY)

GUJARAT

17. DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

HARYANA

18. CHAUDHARY DEVI LAL UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

19. MAHARISHI DAYANAND UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

20. GURU JAMBESHWAR UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

KARNATAKA

21. KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

22. MANGALORE UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

23. BANGALORE UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

24. KUVEMPU UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

25. MYSORE UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

26. JAIN UNIVERSITY (DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY)

New Approval Body For Journals In Social Sciences, Humanities: UGC

KERALA

27. UNIVERSITY OF KERALA (STATE UNIVERSITY)

28. CALICUT UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

29. KANNUR UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

MAHARASHTRA

30. MAHATMA GANDHI ANTARRASHTRIYA HINDI VISHWAVIDYALAYA (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

31. SHIVAJI UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

32. YASHWANTRAO CHAVAN MAHARASHTRA OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

33. SMT. NATHIBAI DAMODAR THACKERSEY WOMENS UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

MADHYA PRADESH

34. BARKATULLAH UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

35. M.P.BHOJ (OPEN) UNIVERSITY

36. MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI VEDIC VISHWAVIDYALAYA (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

37. DEVI AHILYA VISHWAVIDYALAYA (STATE UNIVERSITY)

38. M.G. CHITRAKOOT VISHWAVIDYALAYA (STATE UNIVERSITY)

ODISHA

39. FAKIR MOHAN UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

40. NORTH ORISSA UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

41. ORISSA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

PUNJAB

42. PUNJABI UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

43. LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

PONDICHERRY

44. PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

RAJASTHAN

45. JAIPUR NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

46. SURESH GYAN VIHAR UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

47. JAGAN NATH UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

48. VARDHMAN MAHAVEER OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

49. JAYOTI VIDYAPEETH WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

TAMIL NADU

50. UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS (STATE UNIVERSITY)

51. ANNA UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

52. TAMIL NADU OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

53. TAMIL UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

54. SRM INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY)

TRIPURA

55. INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYSTS OF INDIA, AGARTALA (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

56. TRIPURA UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

TELANGANA

57. KAKATIYA UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

58. MAULANA AZAD NATIONAL URDU UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

59. DR. B.R. AMBEDKER OPEN UNIVERSITY, HYDERABAD (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

60. THE ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

UTTARAKHAND

61. UTTARAKHAND OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

62. UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND ENERGY STUDIES (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

UTTAR PRADESH

63. ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)

64. INTEGRAL UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

65. U.P. RAJARSHI TANDON OPEN UNIVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

66. SWAMI VIVEKANAND SUBHARTI UNIVERSITY (PRIVATE UNIVERSITY)

WEST BENGAL

67. BURDWAN UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

68. NETAJI SUBHASH OPEN UNVERSITY (STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY)

69. VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

70. UNIVERSITY OF KALYANI (STATE UNIVERSITY)

71. RABINDRA BHARATI UNIVERSITY (STATE UNIVERSITY)

OTHERS

72. JAGADGURU SHRI SHIVARATHREESW ARA UNIVERSITY (KARNATAKA)

73. JAIN VISHWA BHARATI INSTITUTE (RAJASTHAN)

74. DAYALBAGH EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE (UTTAR PRADESH)

75. PADMASHREE DR. D.Y. PATIL VIDYAPEETH, MUMBAI (MAHARASHTRA)

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ZipRecruiter and Square Partner to Help Small Businesses Find Job Candidates

ZipRecruiter and Square Partner to Help Small Businesses Find Job Candidates

Job application aggregator ZipRecruiter and digital payment solution Square (NYSE: SQ) have formed a new partnership which will help small businesses find candidates for job openings.

Under this partnership, ZipRecruiter will be the first and only hiring service in Square’s App Marketplace. The integration is going to give the 225,000 active Square customers, many small businesses, access to the talent available in ZipRecruiter.

Finding the right person for the job is no easy task, and for small businesses, it is even more difficult. When ZipRecruiter formed a similar partnership with Facebook earlier this year, Facebook’s Product Manager for Jobs, Gaurav Dosi, told TechCrunch, “40 percent of US small businesses report that filling jobs was more difficult than they expected, which is challenging when you consider that these small businesses also employ nearly half of the country’s workforce.”

The Integration of ZipRecruiter and Square

Small businesses already using Square or its App Marketplace can now log-on and post an opening to find candidates.

In a post on the ZipRecruiter blog, Director of Marketing PPartnerships Keren Zemer writes, “The App Marketplace is a convenient place where hundreds of thousands of active Square invoice sellers can find trusted and popular business apps endorsed by Square to help with their everyday operational needs.”

As the first and only hiring service to be featured in Square’s App Marketplace, ZipRecruiter will be able to take advantage of the already engaged user base using Square hardware and software. ZipRecruiter brings its technology, including hiring tools for small businesses, to the relationship.

For businesses not familiar with ZipRecruiter, the app will be available for free with a four-day trial. This will let business owners get familiar with the platform, and if they find a candidate within the four days even better, because it will be free.

Benefit for Small Business

Large organizations have HR departments to find the right candidates. For most small businesses, an HR department is not even an option. This partnership is going to help small companies find local help with a simplified process for employees and employers alike.

[“Source-smallbiztrends”]

10 Ideas for Communicating With Target Customers, Team Members and More

Communication is an incredibly important part of running a successful business. You need to be able to effectively communicate with your target customers and the members of your own team. But doing so requires a lot of skill and strategy.

This week, members of our small business community share tips for targeting your ideal customer, creating effective communication in the workplace and more.

Read on for a full list of valuable resources.

Use These Questions to Target Your Ideal Customer

In order to target your ideal customers, you first need to find out who he or she is. In this post, Brittany Taylor of See Britt Write shares a long list of 80 questions you can use to find out who your target customers are.

Create Effective Communication in the Workplace

If you want your business to succeed, you need to make sure that your team can work well together. And to do that, you need to create a system of effective communication in the workplace. Kelly Riggs of Business LockerRoom discusses the importance of effective communication at work, along with some tips for creating such an environment.

Make People Fall in Love With Your Online Store

Running an ecommerce business means you have to convince customers to fall in love with your store if you want them to shop with you again and again. Vanhishikha Bhargava of Exit Bee includes some tips for doing just that. And BizSugar members also share their input on the post here.

Make the Most of Marketing Automation

There are so many different services and processes out there today to help make your marketing tasks easier. But marketing automation isn’t a magic solution. Stacy Jackson of Jackson Marketing Services sharessome tips to ensure that your marketing automation actually increases the effectiveness of your overall marketing plan.

Add These Must Haves to Your About Page

Your about page is an important part of your website because it tells visitors and potential customers who you are and why they should want to work with you. This post by Crystal Rice of PixelSmith includes three must-haves to include on your about page for contractors, but most of the points are relevant to other industries as well.

Get Over These Self Publishing Obstacles

People come up with all kinds of excuses for not writing or publishing their own books. But self publishing is now easier than ever, thanks to platforms like Amazon Direct Publishing. Vinay Kachhara of Aha!NOW shares some reasons why you should get over those obstacles. And members of the BizSugar community also discuss the post here.

Check Out This Guide to Local SEO

When marketing a local business, it’s important that you make it as easy as possible for local customers to find you via search engines. If you’re starting a local business or just want to improve your local SEO strategy, check out this guide to local SEO by Chris Babajide on WP Site Updates.

Create a Call to Action That People Actually Click

So you’ve added a call to action on your website, but it’s not getting any results. There can be several reasons why your CTA isn’t getting the results you hoped for. This post by Nicole Dieker on KlientBoost includes some potential problems your call to action may have, along with ways to fix them. BizSugar members also share thoughts on the post here.

Keep Both Your Body and Your Biz in Shape

To have sustainable success in business, you also need to take care of your own health. And since January is a popular time for people to renew their health goals, this post by Nellie Akalp of CorpNet includes some tips for keeping both your body and your business in shape.

Don’t Be Fooled by Prior Business Models

When you’re running a startup, it can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that a business model will work simply because it has worked in the past. But that isn’t a great strategy, as this post by Martin Zwilling on Startup Professionals Musings points out. You can also see discussion about the post in the BizSugar community.

If you’d like to suggest your favorite small business content to be considered for an upcoming community article, please send your news tips to:  sbtips@gmail.com.

[“Source-smallbiztrends”]

Why the world’s wealthy are investing more in companies that care, Aecon’s tumble and where Prem Watsa sees opportunities

A global investment club for the wealthy whose members aim to bring about social or environmental change as well as making a profit has grown by more than US$1-billion in two years, according to a report.

Toniic said its members now have a combined US$2.8-billion in what’s considered impact investments – capital placed with companies and organizations that can demonstrate they benefit society or the environment – up from US$1.65-billion in 2016.

Members, who include families and foundations as well as wealthy individuals, said the industry was becoming more mainstream.

“Impact investing is not some minority sport by some hippies on the fringes,” James Perry, chief executive of the Panahpur charitable foundation, which has investments worth 4 million pounds (US$5.34-million).

Toniic found 82 per cent of members who participated in its study had portfolios that met or exceeded their financial expectations according to the report, released on Thursday.

A majority said impact investments yielded returns on a par with traditional investments.

Perry cited Auticon, a British IT consultancy that helps integrate employees with autism into workplaces, as a successful impact investment in the Panahpur portfolio. Auticon’s shares rose in value recently after it expanded into other countries.

“Clear dissatisfaction in the way the economy is going and emerging data around changing ecosystems have woken people up. People are seeing they can’t carry on like they are,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

The amount of money going into impact investing is rising by about 18 per cent a year, according to the Global Impact Investing Network, whose 2017 survey found the market was worth at least US$114-billion.

However Damian Payiatiakis, head of impact investing at Barclays, said the industry was still in its infancy.

“The industry has progressed from the stage of visionary innovators and is now entering one of early adopters, but the majority of investors aren’t yet aware of or being offered this opportunity,” he said.

— Lee Mannion, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Stocks to ponder

CI Financial Corp. (CIX-T). The S&P/TSX Composite was more or less flat for the trading week ending with Thursday’s close, easing lower by 0.2 per cent, but the benchmark remains in overbought, technically vulnerable territory according to Relative Strength Index (RSI). The RSI level of 73 is just over the 70 sell signal and miles away from the oversold RSI buy signal of 30. There are four oversold, technically attractive index constituents trading below the RSI buy signal led by Aecon Group Inc. Dorel Industries Class B, CI Financial Corp. and Extendicare Inc. round out the list. Scott Barlow focuses on CI Financial as he was surprised that a company with its fortunes leveraged to market performance was not following the benchmark higher. (For subscribers).

Quebecor Inc. (QBR.B-T). This stock appears on the positive breakouts list with its share price closing at an all-time high on Thursday. Analysts have positive outlooks on the security with 14 buy recommendations. Earlier this month, the company announced a change to its dividend policy, which is expected to result in meaningful increases to its dividend over the next few years. Quebec-based Quebecor Inc. is a telecommunications and media holding company with an 81.5-per-cent interest in Quebecor Media Inc. Quebecor has three key business segments: telecommunications with its core asset, Videotron Ltd.; the media segment, with the television broadcaster, TVA Group; and its smallest segment, sports and entertainment. Jennifer Dowty reports (for subscribers).

Aecon Group Inc. (ARE-T). Aecon Group Inc. didn’t work as a short-term takeover target. Perhaps the stock will look better as a long-term investment. The construction firm had seen its share price soar to a 10-year high of $20 in April, ahead of a proposed $1.5-billion takeover by the financing unit of China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC), which is majority-owned by the Chinese government. But on Thursday, the shares tumbled to levels seen 4½ years ago, down 15.4 per cent for the day, after the Canadian government blocked the deal on Wednesday, citing national security. David Berman reports (for subscribers).

Watsa shuns China as Fairfax looks for investment in India, U.S.

The Rundown

Watsa shuns China as Fairfax looks for investment in India, U.S.

Prem Watsa, the billionaire head of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., sees plenty of opportunities for investment in the U.S. and his native India. He’s less interested in the other Asian powerhouse. “In China, we are less invested,” Watsa said in an interview with BNN Bloomberg Television Friday. “We like democracy. We like business-friendly policies.” Watsa, who emigrated from India 46 years ago, is most excited about the opportunities being created there due to the policies implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

[“Source-timesofindia”]

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.

[“source=TimeOFIndia”]

Embrace Ambiguity and Complexity When it Comes to Telehealth

The healthcare sector has embraced technology and continues to look for ways it can benefit providers, doctors, and patients.  One example of this deals with telehealth services as many are looking for ways to improve as well as making it more beneficial.  According to a senior director of telehealth services, she feels that one needs to embrace ambiguity and complexity for these services to become successful.

Source: healthcareglobal.com

The Challenges That Telehealth Faces

Before going any further, it is important to understand what telehealth refers to.  Telehealth involves a “distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies.  It allows long distance patient/clinician contact and care, advice, reminders education intervention, monitoring and remote admissions.  As well as provider distance-learning; meetings, supervision, and presentations between practitioners; online information and health data management and healthcare system integration.

 The importance of telehealth was brought up in a recent article appearing in Health Tech Magazine and mentions when trying to acquire a twenty-four-hour care model, it is important for the industry to address first reimbursement as well as other issues that deals with virtual care.  During a discussion with a CEO of healthcare, the senior director of telehealth services at St. Luke’s Health System’s Krista Stadler noted the importance of six words that were said, “Passion for complexity, tolerance for ambiguity.”

Keeping these words on a sticky note that ever since has been kept on her desk, Stadler said that “That is telehealth in a nutshell.  There’s no book out there, and even if there were, it would be outdated in two months because it’s a rapidly evolving environment.”  She realizes that there are many challenges that nee to be dealt with that includes scheduling visits with remote patients and physicians, clinic nurses need to adapt workflows, equipment needs to be prechecked to ensure it is fully operational, health records needs to be managed, guaranteeing HIPAA compliance and being able to establish consent processes across facilities as well as compliant billing policies.

Source: nrtrc.org

Stadler points out that “Technology, although complex, is the easy part.  It is the building of processes that support the use of the technology that provide an additional level of scrutiny to ensure a safe, compliant and reliable program for the patient and provider.”  Sadly, adoption of telehealth continues to be relatively low, as pointed out in the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) Most Wired annual survey.

The report notes that “While this may seem low compared to adoption of other capabilities, it is actually high given that virtual care is still developing, and few patients have participated in it.  The progress of virtual care may indicate that the industry is approaching around-the-clock connectivity as telehealth enables clinicians to provide more direct, more accessible care.”  Unfortunately, this model of twenty-four-hour care will not occur unless many of the stubborn issues are tackled that plague telehealth.

Top Challenge for Telehealth Programs is Reimbursement

Reimbursement is a complex issue that needs to be resolved.  Consider that in Alabama, the MainStreet Family Urgent Care is in the process of planning the rolling out of what it refers to as being micro clinics in far-flung parts of the state.  The clinics will be thoroughly prepared in staff, rooms and equipment to treat incoming patients; however, the challenge is getting Medicaid or insurance coverage with no onsite provider.

Betsy Stewart, the marketing director for MainStreet Family Urgent Care, said that “Cost is a huge factor.  It’s basically what’s limiting us.”  While MainStreet is pondering a self-pay option for the micro clinics, this becomes increasingly difficult as the rural areas the clinics are focusing on serving are economically depressed.

Source: healthcareglobal.com

Considered as a center of telehealth excellence, the University of Mississippi Medical Center has been working to build a research body influenced by telehealth and create a standard of the best practices.  Michael Adcock, UMMC’s Center for Telehealth executive director, said that “We’re trying to find out what works, what doesn’t work, how people can grow these programs and build programs that really work for the patient.”

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Funding to Increase Access to Education, Workforce Training and Health Care Opportunities in Rural Communities

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that USDA is awarding grants for 128 projects to increase access to job training (PDF, 351 KB), healtheducational and health care services in rural areas.

“Empowering rural Americans with access to services for quality of life and economic development is critical to rural prosperity,” Secretary Perdue said. “Distance learning and telemedicine technology bridges the gap that often exists between rural communities and essential education, workforce training and health care resources.”

USDA is awarding $39.6 million through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. More than 4.5 million residents in 40 states and three territories will benefit from the funding.

Below are summaries of some of USDA’s investments in rural communities:

  • Washburn University, in Kansas, is being awarded $349,213 to help provide resources to enable two-way interactive distance learning via video teleconferencing technology. The technology will help develop workplace skills that are increasingly needed in the modern, technical work environment. The resources provided through this investment will enable rural students across Kansas to obtain these skills. Additionally, this investment will be used to recruit and retain health care workers for rural communities. More than 3,700 students will have access to the educational opportunities provided with this project, including students in a high school in the Lawrence-Gardener Juvenile Corrections Center.
  • St. Anthony Hospital, in Oklahoma, is receiving $457,020 to help SSM Health Care of Oklahoma purchase telemedicine equipment to expand its Saints 1st Telehealth Network to serve up to 3,434 inpatients and 3,401 outpatients. This project will reduce time and expense for patients to access specialized medical services such as cardiology, endocrinology, pulmonology, ENT (ear, nose and throat), pediatric, hospitalist, primary care, and mental health care. Telemedicine links will be established at 12 hub/end-user locations in Beaver, Blaine, Custer, Garvin, Harper, Kiowa, Lincoln, Major, McClain, Washita and Woods counties. Project sites include nine rural hospitals and three rural physician practices. This project will significantly improve health care in the affected areas.

In April 2017, President Donald J. Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes that could promote agriculture and prosperity in rural communities. In January 2018, Secretary Perdue presented the Task Force’s findings to President Trump. These findings included 31 recommendations to align the federal government with state, local and tribal governments to take advantage of opportunities that exist in rural America. Increasing investments in rural infrastructure is a key recommendation of the task force.

To view the report in its entirety, please view the Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity (PDF, 5.4 MB). In addition, to view the categories of the recommendations, please view the Rural Prosperity infographic (PDF, 190 KB).

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.

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