19 October 2016 Current Affairs

New website was launched after its examination date and schedule of the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 have been released

The examination date and schedule of the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 have been released after its new website was launched. The JEE (Advanced) 2017 will be conducted by the seven zonal IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB).The exam is scheduled to be conducted on May 21, 2017 by IIT Madras.

Joint entrance exam

The JEE (Advanced) 2017 will be conducted by the seven zonal IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB). The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, unsegregated Master’s and dual degree programs (entry at the 10 plus 2 level) in all the IITs. The candidates should be among the top 2, 20,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2017.The candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1992. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates.


Delhi government schools teachers will get tablet computers and internet data card by the AAP government

Teachers teaching in Delhi government schools will soon be provided with tablet computers by the AAP government, so as to meet its aspiring plan to reduce their “non-teaching” work burden. The distribution of computers will start in the next two months. As per some sources, it will cost the fund a burden of about Rs 50 crore.According to the plan, the teachers will mark the attendance of students through android tablet computers, by which an automatic SMS will be sent to student’s parents ascertaining that their wards have attended the classes. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the Education portfolio, has directed the department officials to prepare a proposal to buy tablet computers for around 50,000 teachers and principals of the 1024 government schools in the national capital. The government will also be providing internet data card to the teachers which will help them to do the required work online. The government will also impart training to the teachers, besides syllabus training, she added. Asked if the project has got the Cabinet’s permission, she said there was no need as the education department has separate budget for all such projects.


Complaint was filed to harass her, Smriti Irani fake degree case dismissed, says court

Patiala House Court has dismissed the fake degree case against Smriti Irani and observed that the complaint was filed to harass her. Ex-HRD minister Smriti Irani, who presently holds the office of Textile minister, on Tuesday, finally breathed a great sorrow of relief with regard to the fake degree case filed against her. Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh, in recent reports, said the petition for pursuing invite against Irani “is dismissed”, and observed that the complaint has been filed after delay of 11 years and because the original elections affidavit of 2004 is not available.¬†As per reports, freelance writer Ahmer Khan had declared that Irani intentionally gave different information about her educational qualifications in affidavits filed before the Election Commission in 2004, 2011 and 2014.She did not give any clarification on this, despite raising concerns. Khan had approved the court to take notice of the offends declared in the appeal under Section 125A of the RPA and “summon the accused person, Smriti Z Irani, for trial”.

Updated: October 20, 2016 — 2:54 pm

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