19 September 2016 Current Affairs
India-Pakistan bind will not be same again: Ravi Shankar Prasad
India-Pakistan relationship will not be same again and India’s tolerance with the neighbor is running out, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday, as the government considered its options following the deadly Uri terror attack. With voices, including those within the BJP, calling for revenge action against Pakistan following the Uri terror attack, the Union law and information technology minister said the Narendra Modi government will take appropriate action keeping in the mind the national interest. Asked about reports of India considering options likes surgical strike in Pakistan territory, he told reports that such matters are not discussed with the media.“Our relationship with Pakistan will not be same again. Our patience is running out. There is a limit to patience. The government will consider strategic and diplomatic options and take a decision,” he said.
Hindi introduced in engineering colleges by Madhya Pradesh Government
In an unmatched move, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to introduce Hindi for engineering students keeping in mind the problems faced by students from various parts of the country who studied in regional languages. The historic decision will be seized by the universities on Hindi Day. School Education Minister Deepak Joshi propelled the institutions saying students from rural India cannot express themselves in English properly. This is one the reasons why they leave their studies in between and sometimes do not even select for engineering entrance exams.
BCCI has launched a fan appointment advantage ‘Dream Team’ to mark the 500th Test of Team India
The first Test match of the New Zealand tour of India to be played at Kanpur from September 22 onwards will be Team India’s 500th Test match. The initiative empowers cricket fans from all across the globe to vote for India’s ‘Dream Team’ through a series of poll questions on Indian cricket teams Face book Page. Talking about the initiative, BCCI president Anurag Thakur said: “I have always believed that the heart of the game lies with its fans and what better way to celebrate the historic moment of 500th Test match by giving the fans a chance to vote for their ‘Dream Team’. I am glad that over 100,000 cricket fans have already voted to pick their top-order in the ‘Dream Team’ and I expect that number to grow multiple in coming days.”
NEET mandatory for medical admission: UGC
According to clause 6.3 of the UGC Regulation 2016, admission for medical courses should be conducted through Common test as considered by the Medical Council of India (MCI)Section 20 (1) of the UGC Act 2016 made it very clear that all admission for medical courses organized by either state or central should be conducted through NEET UGC’s September 15 notification states that if, for any reason common, counseling is not being held by the state government or if they consider universities are not covered in the State Government’s common counseling, the institutes should put up a transparent system of admission under which no student is denied or poverty-stricken from applying here. The notification advice NEET for the courses of both MBBS and BDS based on the NEET merit list CBSE, which is conducting the NEET, is considered as judicial body under the Central government.