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Amidst much Talk of age of Puberty for juvenile delinquents. A study sheds some light on Puberty age for Girls.

From the past one month, one issue is being debated on Indian news channels — the age of puberty of juvenile delinquents. The country is discussing as to how those minors involved in crimes like rape, sexual assault should be treated. Should they be treated as adults, considering the nature of their crime, or they be treated as minor, as the chronological age points so. In contrast to the previous Government, which decided to continue with the chronological age as the benchmark for adulthood, the new Government wants to set the age of puberty as the benchmark for those juvenile delinquents convicted for sex crimes.  If said in simple words, the new Government is of the opinion that if a minor acts like an adult, he must be treated as one. The debate is still no, although there is a unanimity among Indians that age of puberty is different for different children. The debate is important as the time is changing.

Amidst this debate, a new study conducted by University of Cambridge , published a couple of days ago in the journal Nature, sheds some light on the Age of puberty of Girls. And the study specifically says that the age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by genes. 

According to the study and we quote,

The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by ‘imprinted’ genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene,…

The research says that the age of sexual maturity depends on who of the two parents passes on the imprinted genes. Imprinted genes are genes whose expression is determined by the parent that contributed them. Imprinted genes violate the usual rule of inheritance that both alleles in a heterozygote (where there are two different traits or alleles in the pair ) are equally expressed. Imprinted genes are known to play a role before the birth of the child. The research extends their role to post birth as well.

This also points to a particular situation when it comes to Age of puberty of Sexual maturity in Girls. Our physical appearance takes nearly equal genes from the father and the mother. But, when it comes to age of puberty or sexual maturity , the  imprinted genes place unequal weight on the influence of either the mother’s or the father’s genes. That’s one parent plays the dominant role. The research for that , — “in a family, one parent may more profoundly affect puberty timing in their daughters than the other parent.”

The findings come from an international study of more than 180,000 women involving scientists from 166 institutions worldwide, including the University of Cambridge. The researchers identified 123 genetic variations that were associated with the timing of when girls experienced their first menstrual cycle by analysing the DNA of 182,416 women of European descent from 57 studies. Six of these variants were found to be clustered within imprinted regions of the genome.

The Research further says that,

“The activity of imprinted genes differs depending on which parent the gene is inherited from. Some genes are only active when inherited from the mother, others are only active when inherited from the father. Both types of imprinted genes were identified as determining puberty timing in girls, indicating a possible biological conflict between the parents over their child’s rate of development. Further evidence for the parental imbalance in inheritance patterns was obtained by analysing the association between these imprinted genes and timing of puberty in a study of over 35,000 women in Iceland, for whom detailed information on their family trees were available.”

Thus during the study the Researchers are able to find the dominant genes in the age of puberty for the child. Puberty timing varies from 8 to 13 years.

Concluding the write-up on the question of puberty in India, one can say that the issue is not simple. But the very question whether a minor who acts like an adult, be treated as one is important. And one thing can be said for sure, when a minor convicted in a sex offence is treated like a major, then we are not punishing a minor, we are actually punishing the criminal tendencies in him.

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CURaj Logo CURAJ Bandar Sindri Ajmer Project Assistant post July2014Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), NH-8, Bandar Sindri, Dist-Ajmer-305801, Rajasthan, established by an Act of Parliament, invites applications from the eligible candidates for the post of Project Assistant Inorganic Chemistry. Below are the key details:

Name of Post : Project Assistant Inorganic Chemistry

How To Apply : Apply on or before 14/08/2014.

For more details on CURAJ Bandar Sindri Ajmer Project Assistant post, visit :

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RTU Kota Non-faculty Posts July 2014

rtu logo RTU Kota Non faculty Posts July 2014Rajasthan Technical University (RTU), Akelgarh, Rawatbhata Road, Kota , Rajasthan-324010, invites applications in the prescribed format for the various non-faculty posts . Below are the key details of RTU Kota Non-faculty Posts :

Dy. Registrar : 02 posts
Estate Officer : 01 post
Assistant Registrar: 01 post
Stenographer : 03 posts
Assistant Statistical Officer : 01 post
Junior Engineer (Electrical) : 01 post
Technical Assistant : 05 posts
Computer Programmer : 01 post
Junior Technical Assistant (Library) : 01 post
Technician : 09 posts
Vehicle Driver : 01 post
Laboratory Attendant : 11 posts
Clerk Grade-II (Jr. Clerk) : 29 posts

How to Apply : Duly filled application form along with the requisite fee must be sent to the Registrar by 22/08/2014. Please apply Online for the posts of Clerk on or before 22/08/2014.

For more details on RTU Kota Non-faculty Posts and for application forms , visit :

http://www.rtu.ac.in/rtu/?page_id=138

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A survey conducted in a state of USA , claims that Office workers, with 8-5 jobs, that is 8 hours a day and 40 hours week , want to exercise or workout. But the 40 hour week saps them of all the energy to exercise regularly. Majority of respondents said that , even a 30 minutes cut in office hours , will be enough to encourage them to exercise regularly.

Although this looks like a similar excuse, where a guy attributes him not having a Girlfriend to lack of time, but still the demand can be understood.

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A new research at University of Adelaide School of Medicine, has revealed a link between Good nutrition and Chronic Disease development. But before going further, lets see what is a Chronic disease. According to Wikipedia,

A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time. The term chronic is usually applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months. Common chronic diseases include arthritis, asthma, cancer, COPD, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.

Thus, if said in simple words, then a chronic disease is one which persists for such a long time, that the incumbent sees it as long lasting.

Coming to the research, the research findings if summarised , sum up to : Eating a good, balanced diet is important to your short and long-term health.

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How the Research is conducted

The study involved over 1,000 Chinese participants. The researchers followed their eating habits, lifestyle choices and overall health for five years.

The Research Finding: Good Nutrition and Chronic Disease Development are Linked

During their five-year period, participants with more than one chronic disease jumped from 14 percent to 34 percent.

The surge in chronic diseases , as per Researchers, reveals that ,

“based on our results, it seems that a higher intake of fruit helps to prevent against the onset of the first chronic disease, while a higher intake of vegetables helps to protect against developing more than one chronic disease.”

That’s although higher fruits consumption prevents the start of first chronic disease, coupling fruits with vegetables protects us against developing more than one chronic diseases. A much comforting news for humans as fruits are much costlier than humble vegetables. The researchers also observed the good role played by whole grains, other than wheat and rice , which are quite refined to go as whole grains.

Last but not the least, the research found that healthier participants had higher intake of “iron, magnesium, phosphorous, vitamin C, potassium and vitamin B1.”

The Research of University of Adelaide School of Medicine in Australia , was published in the journal Clinical Nutrition.

Conclusion: Eat fruits,vegetables and whole grain food . As poor nutrition can result in chronic diseases.

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RTU Kota Faculty posts July2014

Rajasthan Technical University (RTU), Akelgarh, Rawatbhata Road, Kota, Rajasthan-324010, invites applications in the prescribed format for the faculty posts of Professors, Associate professors and Assistant professors. Below are the key details of RTU Kota Faculty posts :

rtu logo RTU Kota Faculty posts July2014Professor : 08 posts in various disciplines, Pay Scale : Rs.37400 – 67000 AGP Rs. 10000
Associate Professor : 18 posts in various disciplines, Pay Scale : Rs.37400 – 67000 AGP Rs. 9000
Assistant Professor : 15 posts in various disciplines, Pay Scale : Rs. 15600 – 39100 AGP Rs. 6000

Eligibility Qualification :

Qualification and pay scale shall be as per AICTE Norms.

How to Apply : Application form along with the requisite fee should reach at the office of the Registrar by 22/08/2014.

For more details on RTU Kota Faculty posts and for application form, visit :

http://www.rtu.ac.in/rtu/?page_id=138

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A recent study published in a major Science journal claims that having a pet, can benefit people over 65 years of age. How? as walking with a dog in public makes the senior citizen look 10 years younger. The study says that although the change is perceptive thing; this group of people behaves and act much younger to their chronological ages as well.

Having a pet has health benefits as well. Studies in the past have revealed that having a pet keeps the heart, blood pressure and blood sugar levels normal. Patting a pet releases the stress and thus acts as a stress reliever too, says one study.

Coming back to the looking younger perception. The findings can also be seen the other way. That’s, those people who regularly take a dog for a walk are already health conscious. Hence they are bound to have a much preserved body and much smarter dressing sense than those who believe in extending their morning sleep.

But still, if you always desire having a pet , then having a pet (preferably a dog) is not bad. As it obeys, loves and cares for you unconditionally. A friend who you can speak your heart, when no one listens to you. And you can tell your heart out without fearing any criticism or judgement.

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National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NIT Karnataka), Surathkal, Mangalore – 575025, Karnataka, invites applications in the prescribed format from Indian Nationals for recruitment to Executive Engineer, Students Activity and Sports Officer, Assistant Registrar Posts in NIT Karnataka, Surathkal . Below are the key details of the job advertisement :
Executive Engineer : 02 posts (Civil – 1, Electrical – 1)
Students Activity and Sports Officer : 01 post
Assistant Registrar (Administration) : 01 post

How to Apply : Duly filled applications sent through Speed Post/ Registered Post must reach on or before 28/08/2014 at : The Registrar, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangalore – 575 025, Karnataka, India.

For more details on the above NIT Karnataka posts and application form, visit :

http://www.nitk.ac.in/announcments/recruitment-officer-cadre-posts

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HPPSC Advt. No. 03/2014 | Various Posts

Himachal Pradesh (HP) Public Service Commission (PSC), Nigam Vihar , Shimla-171002 ,HP, through HPPSC Advt. No. 03/2014 invites Online Recruitment Applications (ORA) from interested and eligible candidates for recruitment to various posts in various Departments of Himachal Pradesh Government . Below are the key details of HPPSC Advt. No. 03/2014 :

  • Assistant Professor (CTVS) : 01 post
  • Assistant Professor (Anatomy) : 03 posts
  • Assistant Professor (College Cadre) : 98 posts in various subjects on contract basis
  • Assistant Engineer (Civil) : 20 posts
  • Assistant Professor (Applied Sciences & Humanities)(English) : 02 posts on contract basis
  • Assistant Professor (Applied Sciences & Humanities) (Mathematics) : 03 posts on contract basis
  • Assistant Professor (Applied Sciences & Humanities) (Chemistry) : 01 post on contract basis
  • Assistant Professor (Applied Sciences & Humanities) (Physics) : 01 post on contract basis
  • Assistant Professor (Civil Engineering) : 06 posts on contract basis
  • Assistant Professor (Computer Engineering) : 05 posts on contract basis
  • Assistant Professor (Textile Engineering) : 02 posts on contract basis
  • Assistant Professor (Mechanical Engineering) : 04 posts on contract basis
  • Assistant Professor (Electronic & Communication Engineering) : 10 posts on contract basis
  • Lecturer Computer Engineering (Polytechnic) : 02 posts on contract basis
  • Workshop Superintendent (Polytechnic) : 05 posts on contract basis
  • Lecturer in Pharmacy (Pharmacology) : 01 post
  • Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering) : 01 post (on contract basis)
  • Assistant Director of Factories (Chemical) : 01 post
  • Assistant Area Manager / Assistant Procurement Officer : 01 post on contract basis
  • Assistant Manager (MSU) : 01 post on contract basis
  • Senior Planning Draughtsman : 01 post on contract basis
  • District Public Relations Officer / Information Officer : 03 posts on contract basis
  • Assistant Engineer (Civil) : 08 posts
  • Assistant Engineer (Mechanical) : 02 posts
  • Assistant Engineer (IT) : 02 posts

How to Apply : An examination fee of Rs. 400/- (Rs.100/- for candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories of Himachal Pradesh only), to be paid through a e-challan by cash in any branch of Punjab National Bank or by using Visa/ Master/Credit/ Debit Card. This fee payment challan must be accompanied with the duly completed application form.

Apply Online at HPPSC website on or before 20/08/2014.

For more details on HPPSC Advt. No. 03/2014 for various posts and other recruitment information , visit :

http://hp.gov.in/hppsc/page/Latest-Advertisement.aspx

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Engineers India Limited Various Posts July2014

EIL Logo Engineers India Limited Various Posts July2014Engineers India Limited (EIL), Engineers India Bhawan, 1, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066 , a premier engineering consultancy organization and contractor, invites energetic and ambitious professionals for various EIL jobs. Below are the key details of Engineers India Limited Various Posts :

  • Officer in the pay scale of Rs. 24900 – 50500
  • Sr. Officer / Sr. Engineer in the pay scale of Rs. 29100 – 54500
  • Dy. Manager in the pay scale of Rs. 32900 – 58000

 

  • Manager in the pay scale of Rs. 36600 – 62000

Areas :
Offshore Pipelines (Engineering) : 02 posts
Construction (Safety) : 02 posts
Finance & Accounts : 02 posts
Human Resource : 02 posts
Legal : 02 posts

How to Apply : Apply Online. Online submission of application will be permitted on the EIL website between 0000 hrs on 23/07/2014 till 2400 hrs on 25/08/2014.

For more details on Engineers India Limited Senior Officer, Officer , Dy. Manager and Manager posts , and to apply online , visit :

http://recruitment.eil.co.in/

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