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Foreign University Collaboration to be Cheaper Now: HRD Ministry

HRD Ministry has announced new UGC conditions which will apply to any Indian institutue seeking foreign academic collaboration and award of joint degrees. Indian Universities and Colleges need to approach the University Grants Commission (UGC) for starting twinning and collaborative arrangement with quality Foreign Educational Institutions (FEIs) in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to the award of a degree. The ...

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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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Depression in Parents Leads to ‘Anti-Social’ Kids: Study

Researchers have hit upon another angle of depression — that parents who undergo depression can lead to offsprings who are prone to breaking rules and law and indulge in substance usage. Eva Telzer from the University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign said, “There are a lot of changes happening in the teenage years, especially when we are thinking about risk-taking behaviours.” ...

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JNU Bus Incident: Navnirman Sena Man Held for Mysterious DTC Bus Bag

Delhi Police on Thursday night arrested Amit Jani, the Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena chief, who had threatened to kill Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and another student Umar Khalid by leaving behind a bag full of weapons and a letter to kill the student leader. The bag full of weapons and a letter threatening Kanhaiya and ...

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India’s Environment Activists Launch #NoMore50 Campaign

The launch of the #NoMore50 campaign calling for stronger and higher penalties for animal cruelty kicked off on Thursday, May 12 with several parliamentarians and celebrities joining hands for the campaign. The campaign includes a series of videos from Indian celebrities, including Usha Uthup, Sudesh Bhosle, Anup Jalota, Tara Sharma, Arman Mallik and others, urging the Ministry of Environment to ...

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Now Buy Jewellery on Interest-Free EMI

Purchasing jewellery for a big occasion could mean pouring out one’s hard-earned savings but to make it notionally less burdensome, Candere.com, an online jewellery retailer, has come to the rescue of jewellery lovers. Candere.com offers easy EMI on diamond jewellery to its consumers without charging any interest, or additional cost over and above the price of the jewellery. The entire ...

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Kanhaiya Kumar Gets Death Threat in DTC Bus for Nagpur Speech?

In less than 24 hours after he said, Nagpur is not Sanghbhoomi alone but of Ambekar’s land too, JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar received an open threat, this time in the form of a pistol with a threatening letter, that was left behind on a DTC bus from ISBT to JNU campus. Kanhaiya Kumar, the bete noir of RSS, reached the ...

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Top 100 Universities of India as per All-India Ranking by Ministry of HRD

India’s Union HRD ministry’s NIRF has released the the country’s ranking of top universities and institutes in categories of univesities, engineering institutes, management institutes, and pharma institutes. As expected JNU has come on top at third while the science streams had IISc of Bangalore on top of the list. Leaving aside IISc and ICT-Mumbai, JNU tops the general stream of ...

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Top Universities of India List under NIRF Ranking Released, JNU 3rd, HCU 2nd, BITS,Pilani 9th

Ending fake claims of rankings across the country, India’s Union HRD ministry’s NIRF has released the the country’s ranking of top universities and institutes in categories of univesities, engineering institutes, management institutes, and pharma institutes. As expected JNU has come on top at third while the science streams had IISc of Bangalore on top of the list. Leaving aside IISc ...

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India to Join 100 Other Nations to Ratify Paris Climate Pact on April 22

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Reiterating India’s commitment to carbon emission reduction, Union Environment, Forests & Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said India, along with 100 other nations would ratify the COP 21 Global Climate Agreement on April 22. The pact, COP 21, reached at Paris summit in December 2015 would be ratified at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at ...

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Forget Selfie Stick, Here Comes ROAM-e Drone!

Australian tech firm IoT Group has launched a new “ROAM-e” drone priced A$349 (US $267) that will be hovering over you as are on go and takes your picture in 360 degree format to be streamed live on the Internet and social media. Replacing the selfie sticks or stretching your hand far to get a better selfie picture, users can ...

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April Fool Parody News Trending Now

Come April 1, the day of fools makes many news ventures into releasing false news to make the day for their news-hungry readers. Today the news from Firstpost saying for sure that Congress Vice President rahul Gandhi will tie the knot or marry has been trending. With a sub-head "Who is the girl you ask?", the news outfit went on ...

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Kolkata Flyover Collapse Not New Ahead of Elections

Since it was the elections time, what happened in Kolkata following the collapse of flyover under construction in a busy area should not surprise onlookers as the impending elections speak volumes for pushing such projects under tight deadlines irrespecitve of the quality. Quality given a go by, even huge structures will come down within days if not months as was ...

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Entry Fee Hiked Steeply for Monuments from Today

Visiting centrally Protected Ticketed Monuments under Archaeological Survey of India will cost 200% more from today, April 1, 2016 as the government has decided to enhance the entry fee at 116 Centrally protected ticketed monuments under Archaeological Survey of India from Rs.10 to 30 per person. The new rate comes into effect from today, April 1, 2016 and the department ...

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Netaji Files: 50 More Declassified, Not Those in Shiroganedai House of India?

While the series of declassification of files pertaining to Netaji are being declassified and released in bonhomie by the BJP government, it is intriguing to note that there is no word about the files in Japanese which were stuck in the cup boards of Indian embassy buildings in Tokyo, especially in the old Shiroganedai house where the Indian Charge d’ ...

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Indian Origin Scientist Makes it to 36 NASA Fellows of 2016 Final List

NASA has selected 36 fellows for its prestigious Einstein, Hubble and Sagan fellowships, including one Indian called Dheeraj Pasham from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, who will conduct research on “Quest for the Elusive Intermediate-mass Black Holes”.   Dheeraj Pasham (“DJ”) received his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2004. He obtained his Ph.D. ...

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NASA Successfully Tests Mini Methane Sensor for Future Mars Exploration

A JPL mini methane gas sensor is flight tested on a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) under a project to improve energy pipeline industry safety. The sensor enables methane detection with higher sensitivity than previously available for the industry in hand-carried or sUAS-deployable instruments.Credit: University of California, Merced

NASA researchers have developed a mini drone-like methane sensor that can fly and successfully tested it on a Vertical Take-off and Landing like any small unmanned aerial system (sUAS). The sensor, developed by JPL for use on Mars, will be used to detect methane with much higher sensitivity than previously available, especially in NASA’s next mission to Mars in 2018. ...

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