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    • Hit by terror, Bodh Gaya temple in Bihar to get armed security cover

      PTI 17th May 2017  

      NEW DELHI: Four years after a terror strike at the Mahabodhi temple, the Centre is planning to provide an armed security cover of trained paramilitary commandos to the UNESCO World Heritage site in Bodh Gaya in Bihar, known as the cradle of Buddhism.

      A series of blasts in and around the temple on July 7, 2013 had injured two monks, following which Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had sought an armed security cover for the temple complex and its adjoining temples, 115-km south of the state capital Patna.

      Officials said after several rounds of high-level talks, the Union home ministry has decided to sanction a CISF security cover to the temple complex and a few more meetings would be held to finalise the plan.

      They said the grounds for providing the armed cover have been analysed and the security establishment believes that the world famous temple site needs to be provided with a protection cover owing to its status of being a World Heritage site, thronged by lakh of domestic and international tourists and followers every year.

      "The first demand for an armed security cover to the temple complex was made by the Bihar government in 2013, right after the blasts. However, various issues like the pattern of deployment and CISF being provided only to high threat perception utilities kept the decision hanging for the last four years," a senior officer said.

      They said that the Central Industrial Security Force CISF), a force which has expertise in securing vital installations and buildings, had carried out a survey of the facility immediately after the blasts.

      That CISF report will now be used and discussed before the security cover is accorded to the temple complex, they said.

      "The final sanction for granting the security cover to the temple complex could come by this month-end from the home ministry. An estimated 150-200 commandos and personnel of the CISF have been projected in the security audit that will be required to guard the 4.8600-hectare complex," the senior officer said.

      The officials said central security agencies, in their regular intelligence dossiers to the home ministry, have underlined that the temple complex is vulnerable from the point of view of possible sabotage and terror attacks and hence should have a good protection paraphernalia for the building and the visiting devotees.

      While the temple trust will not be able to bear the estimated cost of Rs 20 crore per annum in lieu of the CISF deployment, the Bihar government may provide these funds in consultation with the Centre, they said.

      Frequented by Buddhist pilgrims from Sri Lanka, China, Japan and the whole of southeast Asian, the temple and the Bodhi Tree, under which Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment, did not suffer any damage in the blasts that shook the holy town of Gaya in 2013.

      As per the UNESCO, "the Mahabodhi temple complex is the first temple built by Emperor Asoka in the third century BC and the present temple dates from the 5th–6th centuries.

       

      "It is one of the earliest Buddhist temples built entirely in brick, still standing, from the late Gupta period and it is considered to have had significant influence in the development of brick architecture over the centuries."

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    • Hi all. Does anyone happen to know when and how would the rejection be if we did not pass the psychometric test? Would we receive an email or would we have to check [email protected] for update?

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    • http://papers.xtremepapers.com/CIE/Cambridge%20International%20A%20and%20AS%20Level/Chemistry%20(9701)/9701_s14_qp_41.pdf

      http://papers.xtremepapers.com/CIE/Cambridge%20International%20A%20and%20AS%20Level/Chemistry%20(9701)/9701_s14_ms_41.pdf

       

      qn 3biii) what is the significance of the word excess in the qn? will the product be different if kmno4 is not used in excess? 

      4a) when asked to indetify functional group, is benzene a functional group?

      4bii) for drawing the structure, in the mark scheme, isnt Br in the 3rd position with regards to one of the OH groups? (altho the br in the 2nd position with regards to the other oh group) but i thought OH group is 2 and 4 directing so why is the bromine substitued there?

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    • You got 100 resumes - did you get any interview?  One good strategy is to follow up with the interviewer if you did not qualify.  Proactively ask them what you need to do to qualify for this role in the future.

      This landed me a job.

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    • Ask her out to coffee, or tea.  Most girls don't mind going out and just chat and hang out.  It's not the end of the world if she rejects or says no.  Most girls worry that no one ask them out as well.  

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    • SHE (in collaboration with 周定緯)'s "兩個人的荒島" official soundtrack for the Taiwanese Du LaLa drama series "杜拉拉升職記", a touching love story with a brilliant finale, in which the boyfriend travels from Taiwan to Japan (in memory of their previous trip there together) frantically and tearfully searching for Du LaLa, and he melodramatically (but very perfectly done) keeps on missing Du LaLa by a matter of minutes or meters in each scene. And this touching soundtrack plays. Until he finally finds her and begs for her to return to his arms.

      S.H.E feat. 周定緯 [兩個人的荒島 Desert Island] Official Music Video

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    • It’s all Chemistry, yo. Different colours reflect different pH values in the different regions of the drink in the cup, different degrees of protonation vs deprotonation, different molarities of conjugate acids vs conjugate bases, different extents of molecular conjugation or overlap of p-orbitals with delocalized electrons, different magnitudes of energy differences between lower and higher molecular orbitals, different wavelengths of visible light absorbed when the electrons transit. It’s all Chemistry, yo. The most important subject at A levels.

      Edited by UltimaOnline 26 May `17, 2:54AM
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    • It's all Chemistry, yo. Different colours reflect different pH values in the different regions of the drink in the cup, different degrees of protonation vs deprotonation, different molarities of conjugate acids vs conjugate bases, different extents of molecular conjugation or overlap of p-orbitals with delocalized electrons, different magnitudes of energy differences between lower and higher molecular orbitals, different wavelengths of visible light absorbed when the electrons transit. It's all Chemistry, yo. The most important subject at A levels.

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      Tuk Tuk Cha now selling colour-changing gradient drinks too

      http://mothership.sg/2017/05/tuk-tuk-cha-now-selling-colour-changing-butterfly-pea-gradient-drink-too/

      Edited by UltimaOnline 26 May `17, 2:55AM
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    • It's all Chemistry, yo. Different colours reflect different pH values in the different regions of the drink in the cup, different degrees of protonation vs deprotonation, different molarities of conjugate acids vs conjugate bases, different extents of molecular conjugation or overlap of p-orbitals with delocalized electrons, different magnitudes of energy differences between lower and higher molecular orbitals, different wavelengths of visible light absorbed when the electrons transit. It's all Chemistry, yo. The most important subject at A levels.

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      Tuk Tuk Cha now selling colour-changing gradient drinks too

      http://mothership.sg/2017/05/tuk-tuk-cha-now-selling-colour-changing-butterfly-pea-gradient-drink-too/

      Edited by UltimaOnline 26 May `17, 2:54AM
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    • Originally posted by glitter58:

      http://papers.xtremepapers.com/CIE/Cambridge%20International%20A%20and%20AS%20Level/Chemistry%20(9701)/9701_s14_qp_21.pdf

      qn 4eiii 

       

      why does chloroethane undergo substitution reaction with NaCN(given in qn)? i thought  usually KCN is used for nucleophilic sub rxns?




      http://papers.xtremepapers.com/CIE/Cambridge%20International%20A%20and%20AS%20Level/Chemistry%20(9701)/9701_s14_qp_22.pdf

       

      qn 5b when the qn states , give the structures, can i draw out the structures instead of writing down the structural formula? for example, in general, can i draw https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=propanoic+acid&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi7lYC4rIvUAhXDMI8KHTecC24Q_AUICigB&biw=1047&bih=559#imgrc=Zz9g0od4Nzy2qM: 

      instead of writing ch3ch2co2h

       

      i feel that drawing out the structure is easier as i tend to get confused when writing down the structural formula in a single line. 


      In future pls include the links to the mark schemes (on same website), to facilitate convenience.

      The counter cation is spectatory hence irrelevant, it's the CN- anion nucleophile which is participatory and reacts. Beyond A levels, there are other considerations why a particular counter cation may be preferred, even if it's only spectatory, but these are not relevant for A levels.

      When Cambridge simply asks for "structural formula", they will accept any of the 3 types : displayed or full, skeletal, or condensed. It's only when Cambridge specifies 1 of the 3 types, then only that type of structural formula is accepted. Otherwise, any of the 3, including a hybrid of the 3, will be accepted.

      Edited by UltimaOnline 26 May `17, 1:41AM
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    • Originally posted by glitter58:

      http://papers.xtremepapers.com/CIE/Cambridge%20International%20A%20and%20AS%20Level/Chemistry%20(9701)/9701_s14_qp_21.pdf

      qn 4eiii 

       

      why does chloroethane undergo substitution reaction with NaCN(given in qn)? i thought  usually KCN is used for nucleophilic sub rxns?


      In future pls include the links to the mark schemes (on same website), to facilitate convenience.

      The counter cation is spectatory hence irrelevant, it's the CN- anion nucleophile which is participatory and reacts. Beyond A levels, there are other considerations why a particular counter cation may be preferred, even if it's only spectatory, but these are not relevant for A levels.

      When Cambridge simply asks for "structural formula", they will accept any of the 3 types : displayed or full, skeletal, or condensed. It's only when Cambridge specifies 1 of the 3 types, then only that type of structural formula is accepted. Otherwise, any of the 3, including a hybrid of the 3, will be accepted.

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    • Originally posted by SMB42P:

      Arh icic! Means 5801K may not have perm service yet like 5803E.. actually I was also like suspecting only HAHA! But indeed 5800M more sticky to 188 then 5801K haha!

      means the USB A95 on 180 that user SG5064X spotted was 5803E...

       

      yea should be so. But er.. i think 5803E perm 190 S.. but been on the same slot for quite a while until last week then started to run around..