3 October 2016 Current Affairs

36 hour nonstop digital programming competition, Rs 1 Lakh for the winner

The Union HRD Ministry headed by Prakash Javadekar is planning to hold a unique ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ in January-February next year. Students from all technology institutes across the country can participate in the same and sharp minds from IITs, NITs and other institutes will be competing in order to obtain out-of-box tech solutions for problems faced by various union ministries.

Digital Programming Competition

Smart India Hackathon 2017 is a pan India 36-hour nonstop digital programming competition. The participating teams will simultaneously compete from across 33 locations in India to offer digital yet sustainable innovative solutions to solve real time challenges faced by the nation. The HRD ministry has also persuade in All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and another body i4c for the event. A reward of Rs 1 lakh will be given to the first prize winner, while there will be profitable prizes for the second and third position holders. Official sources said, “It would be the world’s largest event. Recently, Higher Education Secretary in the HRD ministry V S Oberoi, had written to his equivalent in other ministries asking them to assign officers to identify around 30 problem statements which are importance to them so that they can be put to the aspirants.”

Once again Bar Council of India hit the headlines, over age criterion to study law

The Bar Council of India has once again hit the headlines following the two petition filed by the students at Bombay High Court against the Bar Council of India (BCI) over the age limit fixed by the council. Since the origin, the cheating of age limit for legal education has been challenged in multiple courts across the country. The BCI introduced maximum age limit for law studies in 2008 under the Clause 28 of the Rules on Standards of Legal Education. Under the clause 28, the maximum age criterion for the non-reserved category in Integrated Bachelor of Law is 20 years and the maximum age criterion in three year LLB programme (post-graduation) is 30 years. For the reserved category, the age limit for Integrated Bachelor of Law was relaxed to 22 years, while that for the three-year LLB programme (post-graduation) was relaxed to 35 years. However, the BCI, in 2013, lift the age limit by notifying the cleave of clause 28. Prior to the cleave of clause 28 in 2013, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had revoke the age limit criterion in 2011. In the last five years, 26 petitions were filed in various High Courts challenging BCIs imposition of age limit.

“New Delhi Declaration on education” BRICS nation adopts

BRICS nations have acquired the ‘New Delhi Declaration on Education resolving to safeguard inclusive and impartial quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all. Education is the answer to all the major problems in the world. Realizing the need to educate more and more people, BRICS nations have adopted the ‘New Delhi Declaration on Education’ resolving to ensure inclusive and impartial quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all. BRICS is an acronym for five countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — forming one organisation.These leading or newly industrialized countries form one group to discuss trade, education, security norms and many other global issues.

Updated: October 4, 2016 — 8:10 am

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