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MoES launches new Earth System Science Data portal



New Delhi, July 28 A new portal for ‘Earth System Science Data’ was launched during the 15th foundation day event of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), here on Tuesday.

Along with the the portal, Union Minister of State for Earth Sciences, Jitendra Singh, also launched the newly furbished MoES website that would provide a more user-friendly interface and cyber secure experience to the public.

The MoES-ESSDP (Earth System Science Data Portal), an integrated digital web portal of MoES institutes, makes available data on various themes of earth system science for public use.

The portal has been developed using the latest information technology tools and is available at

It would facilitate search and retrieval of earth system science data (of atmosphere, ocean, poles, geoscience and seismology) for societal benefit.

The minister encouraged the MoES to expand, enhance and promote services to the society, especially related to weather, climate, ocean and seismology, bringing in more socio-economic benefits to the country.

On the occasion, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) introduced a new mobile app named ‘Pune Weather Live’, which would provide real-time and location-specific weather updates for Pune city.

The app captures live data from more than 80 weather stations, including information on rainfall.

Earlier, Petteri Taalas, Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), delivered the foundation day lecture and spoke on ‘WMO, Disasters, Climate and COP-26’ besides discussing the pressing issue of climate change and its impact.

Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Indira Murthy, announced the national awards in various categories for the scientists of the multiple agencies of the MoES.

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31 appointed to the post meant for IAS, IPS, IRS through lateral entry



New Delhi: The Government of India on October 8, 2021 recommended lateral entry of 31 candidates from private sector and public sector undertakings for appointment at senior and mid-level positions in various ministries on ‘contract basis’. The maximum number of people that is six for the Ministry of Finance.

The post of Joint Secretary, Director, and Deputy Secretary are drawn from officers belonging to the All India Service ‘Group A’ service, which includes the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS), among others. Caste-based quotas do not apply to these recruitments.

DoP&T said that it had requested UPSC to select suitable persons to join the Government at the level of Joint Secretary/ Director/ Deputy Secretary in various Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India on contract/deputation basis. The request was made on December 12, 2020 and February 12, 2021. The last such appointments were made in 2019, when nine candidates were selected.

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Tripura Government extends job opportunity for youths in Japan



Agartala: To create more and more job opportunities, the government of Tripura is facilitating new opportunities for youths in the state having skillsets and people looking for better opportunities. The job opportunity will be made available in Japan in 14 sectors specified in the state government’s notification.

The notification issued by the Directorate of Skill Development of the Tripura government says, “Specified Skilled Workers (SSW) is a new status of residence created by Japan in 2019 under which skilled Indian nationals can obtain jobs and stay in Japan.”

The 14 skillsets included Nursing Care, Material Processing, Building Cleaning, Industrial Machinery Manufacturing, Electric and Electronics, Constructions, Automobiles Maintenance, Shipbuilding and Ship related industry, Aviation, Fisheries, Lodging, Food and Beverage Manufacturing, Agriculture and Food Services.

Candidates looking for such opportunities in Tripura with relevant qualification, experience and documents in these sectors may send their details at [email protected] by October 2021. Interested candidates may visit web portal for qualifying test for SSW exam shared by the Ministry of External Affairs.

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Career options after studying Biology



Agartala: Thousands of students think that if NEET is not cleared their efforts to shine bright in life have failed. But, what many of us do not know is that Medicine is only one amongst a hundred career options with equally good (or better) scope and opportunities. Many of these options are even related to Biology, Medicine and Science.


1. Look for Courses in Biology and Life Sciences

A lot of students get into the PCB stream because they like studying Biology but then get lured away by the charm of Medicine. With Medicine side-lined as an option, you can go on to explore your love for Biology again, that too in many different forms! From well-known fields like Botany, Zoology and Microbiology to upcoming ones like Marine Biology, Biochemistry and Genetics, the fields of Biology and the Life Sciences have a lot to offer you.

The biggest avenue for work in this field is Research and Development. With cutting[1]edge advances in research in the fields of health, medicine and even technology, competent researchers are very much in demand. There are many other jobs and professional opportunities available in different industries, depending upon the field in question.

If you were a PCMB student, then you can even look at inter-disciplinary fields in Biology, such as Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biostatistics, etc. Since these are undergraduate degrees, you can even go on to pursue a variety of courses in Biology, Life Sciences, Health Management, Education, etc. for your post-graduation, giving you a diverse number of career options at hand.

2. The World of Allied Medicine

You do not have to be a doctor to fulfil your passion for medicine. The entire branch of Allied Medicine forms the backbone of the healthcare system. Professionals in these fields assist doctors in their work and make patient care, diagnosis and treatment possible. With career paths ranging from Optometry, Audiology and Physiotherapy to Medical Lab Technology, Nursing, Radio Technology and Clinical Research, there are a vast number of opportunities to explore. All of these fields have diverse types of work you will get to do.

3. Nursing

This year, the NEET UG 2021 exam can also be given to seek admission to B.Sc. Nursing courses across the country, for the first time ever. Nursing is one of the strongest pillars that the medicine profession stands on. The profession revolves around taking care of people which includes their physical as well as psychological maladies. At a senior level, the work in the nursing department includes managing particular groups of patients from paediatric ward, psychiatric ward, ICU, etc. Apart from that, the job involves taking care of the medication of the patients, maintaining patient records, administration, routine work, setting up of medical equipment and so much more. There are several career opportunities in nursing, not only in India but also abroad. With more and more nursing colleges opening up each day, it is a sign of the requirement of skilled and qualified people required for the service. Nursing is the right career option for those candidates who have the zeal and interest to serve the mankind. The person who believes in the curing of medically ill people and can work in hard conditions for long hours may choose the nursing as the career for himself/herself.

4. Fields Associated with Biology

Biology being such a wide and diverse field, has applications in many areas, all of which are good options for you to consider. Why not help people get fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating right? Careers in the domain of Nutrition and Fitness allow you to do that, with options such as becoming a Dietician/ Nutritionist, Fitness Trainer, Yoga Practitioner, etc. These are all lucrative options because people are increasingly becoming concerned with their health, leading to a sudden boom in the health and nutrition industry. There are a number of career options to explore in the field of Agriculture, such as Horticulture, Dairy Technology, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries Science, Agricultural Economics, and more. Contrary to the general notion, these are all in-demand fields and definitely do not involve farming! Yet another option related to Biology is Pharmacology. It is a great combination of science, healthcare, research and technology.

5. Management Courses in Healthcare

Management with Medicine can be a brilliant combination. People in these fields manage the administration of hospitals including hospital supplies, personnel, finance, patient care services and other areas to ensure smooth functioning. Hospital Management and Hospital Administration are the two courses you can pursue to get into this field. Public Health Administration is another area that would give you the opportunity to work for the healthcare of the lower socio-economic strata of society through government health projects. Although Hospital Management programmes are available mostly at the Master’s Level (can be coupled with any other undergraduate course in Biology), you can find Public Health Administration courses at the undergraduate level too.

6. Mental Health Care

Doctors mostly cater to the physical well-being of people, but what about their mental well-being? Clinical Psychology is the field where you work to understand why people suffer from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, hallucinations, etc. Other related areas in psychology include counselling psycho[1]logy, health psychology, child psychology, neuropsychology, etc.

7. Legal Medical Advisor

Considered a lucrative career option after MBBS, a legal medical advisor is called for when special court cases need expert medical advice on some specific aspects. Many crimes require a medical expert’s opinion. Hence, this is truly a viable job option after MBBS. Long[1]running cases in courts make this profession extremely demanding at times. With a plethora of options available instead of and after MBBS, PCB students now have versatile opportunities to take up what interest them. This way you can explore other options without closing doors on Biology for the future.

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