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Why students want NEET & JEE postponed again — health problems, Covid-hit preparations

Students highlight issues from having asthma or sinusitis and having to breathe through a mask, to loss of confidence because preparations have been affected.

No plans to postpone JEE, NEET, but final decision lies with education ministry, says MHA

Govt’s decision to go ahead with JEE and NEET despite there being no let-up in the Covid-19 pandemic has angered students and parents across the country.

Postpone NEET, JEE & work on alternative methods of admission, says Manish Sisodia

Centre says protocols will be followed. Following the same protocols that the Centre wants 28 lakh students to follow, lakhs of Indians have tested positive, Sisodia added.

IIT students watch their 3D avatars get degrees as convocations go digital amid lockdown

IIT Bombay and IIT Gandhinagar organised digital convocation ceremonies, which created quite a buzz among students. 

AICTE allows admission to MBA, PGDM courses based on qualifying UG exams marks

AICTE said that while colleges can consider UG exam marks for these courses, first preference will still be given to candidates who qualified through the common entrance tests.

Only 9 OBC professors teaching in central universities across India against 313 quota posts

According to UGC data, JNU, DU, BHU & Allahabad University, among others, did not have a single professor under OBC quota as of 1 January 2020.

Modi govt wants teachers, principals to give suggestions by 31 Aug on how to implement NEP

The suggestions from teachers in both private and government schools affiliated to different boards will be examined by a team of experts from NCERT.

Thermal screening, isolation rooms — how govt plans to hold NEET, JEE Mains amid Covid risks

National Testing Agency has issued advisories for candidates and invigilators. The two exams are scheduled for next month even as students seek a postponement.

JEE, NEET will not be postponed, will allow students to choose exam centres, says govt

JEE-Main is scheduled to be held from 1-6 September, while NEET is scheduled on 13 September.

Ramesh Pokhriyal discusses preparations for curriculum framework, implementation of NEP

Various issues were discussed during the meeting such as setting up of RIE at Nellore, audited accounts of NCERT for 2018-19, preparations for NCF, Pokhriyal added.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

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The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.