9 December 2016 Current Affairs

NCTE recruitment bill for teachers passed: West Bengal

Under the new norms, eligibility for applying for classes six to eight is graduation with 50 per cent marks, for classes nine to ten, it is graduation/PG with 50 per cent marks, and for classes 11 and 12, it is PG with 50 per cent marks. The West Bengal assembly on Thursday passed the recruitment of teachers under National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) norms in the primary, secondary and higher secondary standards. Tabling the West Bengal Schools (Control and Expenditure) (Amendment) Bill 2016 in the house, Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said a dozen cases had been filed in the Calcutta High Court against the government for not adhering to the NCTE norms while recruiting school teachers. A total of 72,000 vacancies needed to be filled in teacher’s posts across the state, Chatterjee said adding, “This Bill had been tabled to safeguard the future of the applicants who had appeared for the tests and interviews.”


Delhi HC dismisses international publisher’s plea, upholds Indian Copyright Law

With the court dismissing the case filed by five international publishers – Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press India Pvt Ltd, Taylor & Francis Group, UK; and Taylor & Francis Books India Pvt Ltd – against DU-based Rameshwari Photocopier for preparation of ‘coursepacks,’ students can now print unlimited volume of books if required for academic purposes. Following the Delhi High Court ruling on Friday, students and academicians in India are exempted from copyright norms when it comes to photocopying books for education purposes. With the court dismissing the case filed by five international publishers – Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press India Pvt Ltd, Taylor & Francis Group, UK; and Taylor & Francis Books India Pvt Ltd – against DU-based Rameshwari Photocopier for preparation of ‘course packs’, students can now print unlimited volume of books if required for academic purposes.


Cristiano Ronaldo rested, Zinedine Zidane seeks quick fix to tax scandals

Cristiano Ronaldo has had a week to forget off the pitch as stories concerning his tax affairs have dominated the headlines. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane left star forward Cristiano Ronaldo out of his squad for tomorrow’s clash with Depurative la Coruna with one eye on the Club World Cup in Japan next week. Ronaldo has had a week to forget off the pitch as stories concerning his tax affairs have dominated the headlines. An international consortium of media organizations claimed last Friday that Ronaldo hid 150 million euros ($160 million) earned from image rights in the British Virgin Islands.


US is most preferred destination for Indian students

While China tops the list of foreign students pursuing education in the US with 378,986 students, India comes next with 206,582 students registered in the state for studies. For Indian students who are planning to study abroad, the United States has always been the most preferred destination. Without much effort, the US easily continues to be the preferred destination for Indian students this time as well with over 206,582 students currently pursuing education in the state, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) latest report of November, 2016.

Updated: December 18, 2016 — 3:07 pm

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