9 November 2016 Current Affairs

US election results: Donald trump’s Won, America still waits for first woman president

Taking everyone by surprise and proving all major poll predictions wrong, Trump won the crucial states of Florida which has 29 votes in the Electoral College, Ohio and North Carolina. Republican candidate Donald Trump pulled off an incredible victory against his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton in the bitterly fought US Presidential elections on Tuesday. Taking everyone by surprise and proving all major poll predictions wrong, Trump won the crucial states of Florida which has 29 votes in the Electoral College, Ohio and North Carolina. With this win, the Republican Party wrests back the White House from Democrats after a gap of eight years. Minutes after the verdict was announced, Donald Trump congratulated Clinton for ‘fighting a tough battle.’ He said she called her to congratulate him on this win. “This is a great victory and I am the President of the all Americans,” he said to a thunderous applaud from the crowd.


BITS-Pilani degree row: HRD seeks legal opinion on validating off-campus degrees

Last year on November 9, the UGC sent a notice to BITS-Pilani directing to shut down their off-campus centres as they were established without the permission and also violated the Deemed University regulations. The HRD ministry persue legal opinion from the Rajasthan government regarding validating degrees, certificates and diplomas awarded by off-campus centres of BITS-Pilani in Hyderabad and Goa. Additional chief secretary of the Rajasthan government Raj Hans Upadhyay on August 28 had asked a clarification on the matter from the Centre’s higher education secretary, V S Oberoi, in July.


Javadekar emphasises on learning outcome assessment in primary schools

“Necessary amendments are being introduced to decide the parameters for learning outcome evaluation for primary school students,” said Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday stressed on “learning outcome assessment” in primary schools saying there is a need to conduct it before promoting students. Addressing at the golden jubilee celebrations of Lal Bahadur Shashtri Shiksha Seva Niketan at Manda, he said, “Necessary amendments are being introduced to decide the parameters for learning outcome evaluation for primary school students.”Recently, Javadekar had said that state education ministers in a meeting in Delhi had agreed for learning outcome assessment.


India vs. England, 1st Test, Day 1: As it happened

England ended Day 1 of the first Test at 311/4 against India as Joe Root scored a ton while Moeen Ali was unbeaten on 99 at stumps. India could not have a better start to the series as they picked up three wickets in the session of the first Test against England in Rajkot. But England roared back as Joe Root and Moeen Ali led their recovery. Root scored a century for them while Moeen gave company with a half-century. England didn’t lose a wicket in the second session and were 209/3 at Tea.


Nope, RBI’s Rs 2000 note does not have a GPS-nano chip inside it

RBI’s new Rs 2000 note does not have a GPS Nano-chip as is being claimed on social media and WhatsApp messages. The government of India has terminate the current Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, but it plans to replace these with new Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes. However, there appear to be some rumours spreading about the upcoming Rs 2000 note, with messages being circulated on WhatsApp which claim the new higher terminated note comes with a GPS-nano chip installed on it.

Updated: November 10, 2016 — 4:02 am

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