15 October 2016 Current Affairs

In February 2017, Odisha Board may not conduct matric exams

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha may not conduct the registered examination in February 2017 due to elections being clutched at the same time. As per the report published in Press Trust of India (PTI), BSE President Sushant Das said, “In view of the consequent panchayat elections likely in February 2017, we will not be in a position to conduct the registered examination around the same time.”Last year, the Board conducted the class 10 exams from February 22 to March 4 at 2,822 centres. Around 6, 01,348 candidates appeared for the examination.  Every year, the Board conducts the examination in the month of February and March. The results for the same are being announced in April. The Board was formed in 1953 and started working in 1955. It handles and controls Secondary Education. It offers different courses in order to prepare students for university education. It is associated with all state schools, private schools and colleges in the state of Odisha. There are 5 central zonal offices, in Balasore, Cuttack, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Baripada and Sambalpur.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s mutual talks in progress: BRICKS 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also hold considerable mutual talks with chiefs of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa on the beside of BRICS summit. Shortly after concluding consignment-level talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding mutual talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Earlier in the day, PM Modi and Vladimir Putin held consignment-level talks on the beside of the BRICS summit in Goa. Both leaders later made statements detailing the partnership between the two countries. India and Russia signed a total of 16 agreements mostly in the fields of defence, energy, power, shipbuilding and space. Both PM Modi and President Putin also lay the foundation of units 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam nuclear plant via video conferencing. “We cut a deal to work on an annual military industrial conference that will allow stakeholders on both sides to institute and push collaboration,” said PM Modi. He called Russia an ‘old friend of India.’

Social Sites remembers India’s missile man A P J Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary

Today, on the birth anniversary of India’s missile man, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, tributes are pouring in on popular micro blogging platform Twitter for the man, the scientist and the president that he was. Dr. Kalam served as the 11th President of India between 2002 and 2007. He worked with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as an aerospace engineer before becoming the President. His contribution to the field of ballistic missiles and launch vehicle technology earned him the title of ‘India’s missile man.’ Dr. Kalam has also written many books including an autobiography, Wings of Fire. He was the awardee of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhutan, and Padma Vibhushan among many other national and international awards. He passed away on July 27, 2015 at the age of 83 due to cardiac arrest in Shillong while giving a lecture at IIM where he was a visiting professor.

Updated: October 16, 2016 — 4:12 pm

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