7 November 2016 Current Affairs

IGNOU starts four free certificate courses

India Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will be soon offering four certificate courses without any fee to the families of weavers in Odisha. Around 12 regional directors from East Zone comprising Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand attended a 2-day meet to discuss about the program. The university has also announced fee freedom to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe candidates in undergraduate programs. It will translate subject matters from English to Odissa for better understanding of students. These initiatives will help the family members of the weavers, IGNOU sources said.


I&B Ministry puts NDTV India ban on hold

In a report on its website, NDTV has said that it argue against the declaration and “pointed out that other channels and newspapers reported the same information”. Over widespread blame over the one-day ban imposed on NDTV India, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) .On Monday decided to put on hold its order against the noticeable Hindi channel, according to news agency PTI.The decision was taken following a meeting between I&B Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and NDTV promoter Prannoy Roy. The government, however, has defended the ban, saying freedom of press is important but the nation comes first. “We support freedom of press in a democracy but the nation comes first. There cannot be any compromise on national security,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.


India vs. England, 2016: Focus is on cricket, DRS comes later, says Ajinkya Rahane

India had agreed to use the Decision Review System in the England series on a trial basis after a gap of eight years. The Decision Review System will be in focus when India take on England in the upcoming five-Test series and the home team’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Monday said the side has made some plans on how to approach the controversial technology.“It’s a completely new concept. We have to wait and see about DRS. we have been discussing about this from the last series (against New Zealand) and we have (formulated) some plans. We will spend some (more) time explaining about DRS (to team members), how it works and how we should approach it, but the main focus is to play good, attacking cricket and DRS will come later on,” Rahane told reporters ahead of the series starting on Wednesday in Rajkot.


US presidential elections 2016: a look into the life of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton

Hillary gave up on Republicanism in her college years as she was broken by the party’s take on the American civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. The current election cycle in America is particularly important for the country as it might give them their first-ever female president. Hillary Clinton, who is the Democratic Party nominee has been in the political circuit of America for decades now, ran for the Presidential elections against Barack Obama in 2008 and lost. In her speech to supporters that year she claimed that “although we weren’t able to crack that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it’s got about 18 million cracks in it.” This might very well be the year when Clinton cracks the hardest glass ceiling in America.

Updated: November 7, 2016 — 5:49 pm

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