Sunday, July 25, 2010

Brain scans to tell the choice of career

Researchers say that a person’s brain scanning can suggest the type of career he is interested in. Especially, the type of vocational training the person needs can easily be detected through this process.
General aptitude tests and specific mental ability tests are important tools for vocational guidance. And if performance on such tests is based on differences in brain structure, maybe brain scans can reveal to a person his choice of work.
Researcher Richard Haier, from the University of California, USA, and his team compared brain networks identified using scores on board cognitive ability tests to those identified by using specific cognitive tests to determine whether these relatively broad and narrow approaches yield similar results.
"A person’s pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses is related to their brain structure, so there is a possibility that brain scans could provide unique information that would be helpful for vocational choice. Our current results form a basis to investigate this further," said Haeir.

How to file file your income tax returns!

As the d-day (31 July) to file the income tax returns is just couple of days away, it is high time that you file your returns before it is too late. If you are very busy, then you can file your returns online too. You are duty bound to do so.

You have to remember that filing of tax returns is mandatory for everyone whose gross total income exceeds the basic exemption limit, which is Rs1.90 lakhs for women below 65 years of age, Rs 2.40 lakhs for senior citizens and Rs 1.60 lakhs for any other individual, for the financial year 2009-10 (for income earned between April 2009 and March 2010). The due date for filing the tax returns for financial year 2009-10 in case of individual tax payers is July 31, 2010. The current tax returns don't require any documents to be annexed.

According to noted income tax consultant,Surinder Gambhir,there is a misconception among some salaried individuals that because the employer has deduced tax at source, they are not required to file tax returns. Even though tax has been deduced and there is no other source of income, or liability to pay tax, you have to file income tax returns. It is necessary to file income-tax returns if the total income, before allowing any deduction, exceeds the exemption limit.

All you need is Form 16 and 16A along with the summary of all your bank accounts. And of course your PAN Card number.

There are eight Income tax return (ITR) forms. Depending on the various streams of income you earn, you have to select the return form accordingly. If you have income from salary, pension and interest income, then ITR-1 is the form for you. If you have capital gains or rental income or you’re paying off a home loan in addition to interest income and salary income, then you need to fill ITR-2. Make sure you select an appropriate form after taking into consideration, the flow of income from various streams.

There are two possible ways to file your returns—online and offline.

Though many are contemplating whether it’s worthwhile shifting from the old fashioned method of filing returns physically to a modern method i.e. e-filing which was introduced in the assessment year 2006-07, but the fact remains that with the last day for filing Income Tax returns coming close, whatever means you choose-offline or online, what matters is that it is done before its too late.

Stormy monsoon session ahead as Parl opens today

Opposition gears up for monsoon session attack

The monsoon session of Parliament will be beginning on Thursday and it promises to be stormy as the Opposition is united over price rise and is likely to take on the government over the issue.

The BJP will be facing the heat over Amit Shah`s arrest and could be left isolated in the House.

The Speaker Meira Kumar called an all-party meeting on Sunday to ensure smooth conduct of the affairs during the Monsoon Session. However, it seems to be tough.

The Opposition and even some allies of the government are united on the price rise issue which they say has been aggravated by the fuel price hike.

So, they want a discussion ending with a vote which could be embarrassing for the government.

The BJP will also launch an offensive on what it calls the misuse of CBI because of the Amit Shah case.

However, the Opposition is divided on this.

Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj said UPA allies Trinamool Congress and DMK were with the Opposition.

"The government brought this CBI issue to divide the Opposition," Sushma Swaraj was quoted as saying.

The government has said that it is ready to discuss all issues.

"We are ready for any discussion but under what rule is something that the Speaker will decide," Minister of State for Home Prithviraj Chavan said.

Uco Bank 1000 Clerk vacancy July-2010

(A Government of India Undertaking)

Online Applications are invited from Indian citizens for the following posts of Clerks :

• Clerks : 1000 posts in various states,

Age : 18-28 years.

Pay scale : 7200 – 19300.

Qualification : Pass with 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/ Ex-Servicemen/PC )in 10+2 examination or its equivalent OR a degree in any discipline.

Fee: Go to the nearest UCO Bank Branch with the Fee payment Challan and pay, in Cash, the Rs.250/- (Rs.50/- for SC/ST/PC/Ex.SM).

Selection by a Written Test on 14/11/2010 and an Interview for the selected candidates only.

How to Apply: Apply online through UCO Bank website only from 21/07/2010 to 28/08/2010.

Apply Now

Surveyor (Civil) & Rigman Grade-II ( Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL) )

CMPDIL vacancy of Surveyor and Rigman

Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL)

(A Subsidiary of Coal India Limited)

Gondwana Place, Kanke Road, Ranchi - 834031, Jharkhand

Recruitment of Surveyor (Civil) and Rigman Grade-II

Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited invites applications in the prescribed format from

Indian Nationals for recruitment for the following posts :

1. Surveyor (Civil) : 11 posts, Age : 18-30 years

2. Rigman Grade-II : 12 posts, Age : 18-30 years

How to Apply : Typed application form along with self addressed envelope of the size 25cm x 10 cm

affixed with postal stamp of Rs.5/- should be sent to Dy. General Manager (P&A), Central Mine

Planning & Design Institute Limited, Gondwana Place, Kanke Road, Ranchi - 834031 (Jharkhand)

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