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Children’s Day 2017: President Gives Away National Child Awards

President of India Ram Nath Kovind, presented the National Child Awards on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Children’s Day. The National Child Awards include the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement that give recognition to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, sports, arts, culture, social service ...

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5 Takeaways from New Education policy 2017

Indian Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh has said that the new education policy is in final stages and it would be announced in December. Inaugurating a ‘National Academic meet’ in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday, Satyapal Singh said the policy envisages to ‘correct’ the course of education system in the country, that has followed a colonial mindset. ...

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Child abuse affects brain wiring

Impaired neural connections may explain profound and long-lasting effects of traumatic experiences during childhood For the first time, researchers have been able to see changes in the neural structures in specific areas of the brains of people who suffered severe abuse as children. Difficulties associated with severe childhood abuse include increased risks of psychiatric disorders such as depression, as well ...

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Combined Medical Services Examination, 2017

On the basis of the result of the written part of the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2017 held by the U.P.S.C. on August 13, 2017, the candidates with the under mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified for Interview/Personality Test. The candidature of these candidates is PROVISIONAL subject to their being found eligible in all respects. The candidates would be required to ...

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Recruitment Results finalized by UPSC in July, 2017

The following Recruitment Results have been finalized by the Union Public Service Commission during the month of July, 2017. The recommended candidates have been informed individually by post. Click here to see the link

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Cabinet approves creation of one post of Director and three non-teaching posts for NIT, Andhra Pradesh

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the creation of one post of Director with basic pay of Rs. 75,000/- + a special allowance of Rs,5000/- and three non-teaching posts (Registrar, Librarian and Principal Students Activity & Sports (SAS) Officer) with Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- for National institute of Technology (NIT), ...

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Vacancies in OBC category

A statement showing the status of details of backlog OBC vacancies, vacancies filled up and yet to be filled in 10 major Departments/Ministries is as follows:     Ministry/Department   Other Backward Classes Vacancies Filled up Yet to be filled Posts 718 234 484 Defence Production 164 149 15 Financial Services 14455 13030 1425 Atomic Energy 1444 802 642 Defence ...

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National Eligibility Test

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Department of Higher Education vide letter dated 15.05.2017 had asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to continue to conduct the UGC-NET examination as per the existing schedule. University Grants Commission (UGC) has intimated that a total of 11,16,526 number of candidates had appeared for the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) ...

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Early puberty may mean less time in education for girls

The age at which girls have their first period may influence how long they stay in education. The findings come from a study in which researchers have tried to untangle the effect of the age at first period from other complex factors that might affect time spent in education, revealing that young women who start their periods earlier may spend ...

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Schemes to make education loan as easy loans

All Scheduled Commercial Banks provide Education Loan to students. Simple interest is charged during the study period and up to commencement of repayment. Accrued interest is added to the principal amount borrowed while fixing EMI (Equated Monthly Instalment) for repayment. The Schemes launched by the Government to provide interest subsidy to the students include: (i) Central Scheme to provide Interest ...

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Action plan for new generation of youths

The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel said in the Rajya Sabha today that for unleashing the creative power and commitment of the new generation of youth, the Government has introduced the National Youth Policy, 2014 (NYP-2014). The vision of the Policy is “To empower youth of the country to achieve their full potential, ...

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Compulsory Yoga/Games in high school level for holistic development of children

The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel said in the Rajya Sabha today that education falls under the Concurrent List, majority of schools fall under State Examination Boards and the school curriculum is determined by the State Governments. However, the National Curriculum Framework 2005 recognizes the role of sports and physical education in the ...

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Bilingual babies listen to language

Are two languages at a time too much for the mind? Caregivers and teachers should know that infants growing up bilingual have the learning capacities to make sense of the complexities of two languages just by listening. In a new study, an international team of researchers, including those from Princeton University, report that bilingual infants as young as 20 months ...

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Why is conducting research in some countries so difficult?

Low- and middle-income countries such as Brazil face a lack of epidemiological data, and one of the key priorities for researchers is developing high-quality surveys. Investigators at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health with collaborators at the Federal University of São Paulo studied the difficulties in conducting a longitudinal epidemiological survey in a school-based sample in Brazil. The findings ...

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Quota of OBCs in higher education

The University Grants Commission(UGC) has circulated the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006 and Amendment Act, 2012 to all Central Educational Institutions directing them to implement reservation provisions for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) including admission of OBC students to these Institutions. UGC has issued instruction to all the grant-in-aid institutions funded by the Central Government, except minority Institutions ...

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Scheme for Poor Students

The Central Government is sensitive to the needs of students belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society and is committed towards ensuring equity in access to higher education. Under the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship scheme for College and University Students, financial assistance is provided to meritorious students having family income of less than Rs. 6 lakh per ...

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Recruitment of Teachers

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified the Regulations on Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measure for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education, 2010. These principal regulations along with their subsequent four amendments notified up to 2016 lay down principles and guidelines for recruitment and promotion of faculties at ...

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Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination 2017

On the basis of the result of the written part of the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination 2017 held by the U.P.S.C. in May, 2017, the candidates with the under mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified for Interview/Personality Test. The candidature of these candidates is PROVISIONAL subject to their being found eligible in all respects. The candidates would be required ...

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NEET Exam

The provisions for age limit and number of attempts were decided in consultation with Medical Council of India (MCI) and Central board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Accordingly, these were included in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Bulletin 2017 prepared and issued by CBSE. It was further clarified that the three attempts will be counted from 2017 onwards. The ...

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NEET Counselling Dates Revised After SC Nod

The counselling date of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET 2017 have been revised after the Supreme Court’s nod to the Medical Counsel of India. The first round of NEET 2017 Counselling for All India quota will have to be completed by July 12, while the court has given time till August 28 for the entire admission to MBBS, ...

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JEE Counselling for IITs Stopped Over PIL

The IIT-JEE (Advance) 2017 counselling process for IIT admissions has been restrained by the Supreme Court following a PIL alleging that the bonus marks were wrongly awarded to candidates. The bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar passed orders restraining counselling for admissions to the IITs which was supposed to begin on Friday. The plea by some students ...

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SBI Probationary Officers Exam 2017 Main Results Declared

The State Bank of India (SBI) has declared the SBI probationary officers (PO) mains examination result for the test conducted on 4th June, 2017. The SBI PO result 2017 results are available at the online portal of SBI at sbi.co.in and the candidates can check them providing their name, roll number and date of birth in specified space. Thos who ...

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Textbook Shows Mosque as Source of Noise Pollution Alongwith Car, Plane

In a glaring oversight, an ICSE Class 6 science textbook shows a “mosque” as a source of noise pollution depicting a man below closing his ears to the sound from loudspeakers from mosques. Other noise-producing symbols like train, car and plane were seen in the picture but the osque has triggered uproar. While the textbook is not published directly or ...

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COMEDK Declares Cutoff Ranks for First Round Engineering Admissions 2017

The COMEDK’s online counselling that started on June 12 for registration has completed the First Round of admission counselling with the cutoffs declared for each of the colleges for engineering seats and the last date for admission will be June 29, 2017. Students are advised to check the First Round cutoff declared on the website and here is the cutoff ...

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HRD Minister Felicitates Indian National Science Talent Scholars of 2016-17

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar felicitated the award winners of National Science Talents-2017, at a function, in New Delhi on June 14, 2017.(PIB)

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has felicitated winners of National Science Talent Exam of the Year 2016-17 in New Delhi on Wednesday, which is slowly emerging as India equivalent of US Intel Science Awards. The winners were given away mementoes and certificates by the Minister. Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) in association with Vigyan Prasar – an autonomous institution under ...

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First Airbus Training Centre in Asia to be Set up in India

European aviation firm Airbus is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers and the ground-breaking for it was performed by Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Tom Enders, CEO, Airbus said the training centre will be the first such ...

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Ordinance Issued to Defer NEET This Year

In a deja vu, the Union government on Friday issued an ordinance postponing the implementation of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for medical and dental courses in institutions under state governments. The NEET will apply in these institutions from next year, 2017 onwards, said the statement. It means the NEET 2016 will be applicable only to those who are ...

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Karnataka PUC Results to be Declared Tomorrow

Despite re-holding Chemistry exam and facing allegations of rampant corruption in its examination system, Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) will declare the resultss of the Pre-University Course (PUC) tomorrow, May 18, 2016. Nearly 6 lakh students took the exam for Karnataka 2nd PUC and chemistry was postponed twice over leakage of newspaper and a big scam involving a huge ...

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Delay in CBSE Class 10 and 12 Results Affect Students

Students who wanted to apply for POLYCET 2016 are up in arms over the undue delay in CBSE Exam Results this year, despite no complaints of paper leakage or mass copying. Generally, CBSE announces results by May first week and this time they have been pushed to last week of May, affecting the students who want to seek admission into ...

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