21 October 2016 Current Affairs

West Bengal primary teacher’s appointment: HC refuses to pass injunction in the process

He appointment of primary school teachers in West Bengal and gave a clean note to the state education department to continue with the process. A few candidates filed a PIL adduce that the appointment process was illegal. After hearing the plea, a division bench comprising Justices. Dipankar Dutta and Chatterjee held that the appointments would depend on the outcome of the petition.


The court will hear the PIL in due course of time and the appointments would depend on the outcome of petitions. Everyone would concede by the outcome of the final order, the court directed. Around 23 Lakh candidates had take part for the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET), results of which were declared by the state education department in September following the disposal of petitions challenging the examination process in the high court.

RPSC selected over 21,000 candidates in last one year

The commission will select 21,047 candidates for eight departments, and over 7,000 candidates will be qualified for the clerk grade-II post through the Clerk Grade-II Competitive re-exam-2013, said Commission Chairman Dr. Lalit K Panwar. The commission also selected 13,000 candidates as school lecturers for the Secondary Education Department. In the next six months, the commission will select 21,047 candidates for eight departments, and over 7,000 students will be selected for the clerk grade-II post through the Clerk Grade-II Competitive re-exam-2013. The commission carrying on the examinations as per the schedule and selections has been made rapid as well. Over 42,000 officers have been assisting through 543 Departmental Promotion Committees conducted by the commission, as per the RPSC. The Chairman said that 84 online examinations have been regulating in the last one year of the total 132 online examinations. The RPSC out annual calendar for all examinations on January 1, 2016, and all 165 examinations were conducted on their scheduled dates.

JICA offers scholarships to IIT- Hyderabad graduates to study in Japan

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has declared that it will offer scholarships to thirty graduates of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad to study in Japanese Universities. As many as 30 graduating students of IIT-H would be offered scholarships to pursue Masters or Ph.D. and would cover tuition fees and logistics, a JICA statement said. ICA has initiated the project to facilitate the development of research networks between institutions of higher learning and industrial clusters in Japan with IIT-H “that would lead to top level in education and applied research in science and engineering”. In the 6th edition of the Academic Fair, organized under the support of JICA-FRIENDSHIP project, at the IIT-H campus, The University of Tokyo, The University of Usaka, The University of Keio and The University of Ritsumeikan along with 23 Japanese Companies take part and shared insights on the various opportunities offered by JICA. Under the JICA-FRIENDSHIP project, a “tremendous progress” was observed where 37 IIT-H graduates, six students of Masters and 31 Ph.D. students were sent to Japan in nine universities. JICA is extending integrated support to IIT-H through ODA (Official Development Assistance) loan of JPY 23,035 million (Rs 1,336 crore) for its campus development, joint research collaboration, and academic exchanges to develop a new methodology of technical innovation as well as respond to the needs of the industrial sector. JICA’s support is aid development of a research center complex, technology Incubation Park, and an international convention center on the campus, procurement of laboratory equipment for these facilities and for the various engineering departments, among other actions, the statement added.

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