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Day: October 7, 2020

World

Donald Trump Is Symptom-Free, Stable: White House

US President Donald Trump has had no COVID-19 symptoms for the past 24 hours.WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has had no COVID-19 symptoms for the past 24 hours, with a physical examination and his vital signs showing his condition remains sable, White House physician Sean Conley said on Wednesday.Conley, in a statement released with Trump's permission, said the president has been fever-free for more than four days and had not needed or received any supplemental oxygen since his initial hospitalization.Trump was hospitalized on Friday after tests showed he had contracted COVID-19. He returned to the White House on Monday. Source link
India

Amarinder Singh Rejects Ultimatums For Special Session On Farm Laws

The Chief Minister further said that his sole interest lies in protecting the state's farmers. (FILE)Chandigarh: With Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh rejecting the one-week ultimatum issued by the farmer Unions for holding a special Assembly session to negate the farm laws, it seems the farmers' ire is now shifting towards the ruling Congress government in Punjab.The farmer unions have been protesting against the BJP and even the Akalis faced the heat while they were a part of the NDA."Ultimatums are not the way to force the government into taking hasty steps", said Captain Amarinder Singh, saying he will do what he feels is necessary in the interest of the farmers.. The Chief Minister had already said he would be calling a special session of the Vidhan Sabha to bring in n...
Career and Education

PIL in HC claims class 10, 12 students in govt schools cannot afford CBSE exam fees – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the Centre, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the AAP government on a PIL which said that poor children studying in class 10 and 12 of government schools would not be able to afford the board exam fees. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice to the Ministry of Education, CBSE and Delhi government seeking their stand on the plea by a society which has contended that the Board "arbitrarily" enhanced the exam fees in 2019-20 and was charging the same this year too when everyone has been hit financially by the pandemic. In 2019-20, the Delhi government footed the bill of the exam fees of students studying in class 10 and 12 in its schools, and assured the parents that the ma...
India

Actor Who Accused Anurag Kashyap Of Rape Meets Minister For “Speedy Justice”

Anurag Kashyap has denied the actor's allegationNew Delhi: An actor who has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual misconduct met Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy today and sought "speedy justice" in the case.She tweeted that she had a "fruitful" conversation on the issue and said this is a problem faced by many and it was the "time to act".The meeting came about a fortnight after the Mumbai Police registered an FIR against Anurag Kashyap after the actor accused him of sexual misconduct in 2013. The filmmaker dismissed the allegations as "baseless".Before meeting the Union minister, she told reporters outside his office that she has come "to seek speedy justice"."I will ask for intervention of the home ministry, if required. I have already met the NCW (National Commis...
Career and Education

Covid-19 can mess with your brain too, says IIT Indore study – Times of India

INDORE: Other than lungs, Coronavirus may do more harm to the brain of infected person and long term consequences can be scary causing multiple neurological damages, claimed a study by Indian Institute of Technology, Indore. A study based on clinical diagnosis of Covid-19 patients by team of researchers at IIT-Indore stressed on the need to address increasing incidents of neural dysfunctions in infected individuals. Dr Hem Chandra Jha, corresponding author of the research and faculty at Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering at IIT, Indore said, “The long term consequences of SARS-CoV-2 are very harmful as the virus may enter the brain and cause neurological damages. As the virus primarily attacks lungs and stomach, much attention is not paid on variable neurological manifestations di...
India

यूजीसी ने 24 यूनिवर्सिटी को फर्जी घोषित किया, दिल्ली और उत्तर प्रदेश में ऐसे सबसे ज्यादा 15 विश्वविद्यालय

नई दिल्लीएक घंटा पहलेकॉपी लिंकयूजीसी के सचिव रजनीश जैन ने बताया- फिलहाल 24 गैर-मान्यता प्राप्त संस्थान यूजीसी कानून का उल्लंघन करते हुए काम कर रहे हैं। -फाइल फोटोयूजीसी ने बताया- उत्तर प्रदेश में 8 और दिल्ली में सात फर्जी यूनिवर्सिटीपश्चिम बंगाल और ओडिशा में 2-2 फर्जी यूनिवर्सिटी चलाई जा रही हैंयूनिवर्सिटी ग्रांट कमिशन (यूजीसी) ने बुधवार को देश में 24 गैर-मान्यता प्राप्त शिक्षण संस्थानों की एक सूची जारी की। इसमें उत्तर प्रदेश और दिल्ली की सबसे ज्यादा फर्जी यूनिवर्सिटी हैं। यूजीसी के सचिव रजनीश जैन ने बताया कि जानकारी स्टूडेंट्स और लोगों के लिए है। उन्होंने कहा कि फिलहाल 24 स्वयंभू (सेल्फ स्टाइल्ड) और गैर-मान्यता प्राप्त संस्थान यूजीसी कानून का उल्लंघन करते हुए काम कर रहे हैं। उन्हें फर्जी यूनिवर्सिटी घोषित किया गया है और इन्हें कोई भी डिग्री देना का अधिकार नहीं है।यूजीसी ने बताया कि फर्...
Career and Education

IIT Hyderabad launches BTech in biomedical engineering from this year – Times of India

HYDERABAD: Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) launched a new bachelor of technology programme in biomedical engineering from the academic year 2020-21. Total 20 seats will be on offer in the new programme. According to a press release issued by the IIT-H, as a biomedical engineer, students will be trained to design medical devices, recognise patterns in health and disease, simulate and predict spread of epidemics etc. One of the unique factors of the programme is an advanced module on biomedical product design, entrepreneurship, regulatory affairs and clinical immersion, that brings in a core product design and development focus. “We strongly believe that this programme will help in bringing out indigenous medical devices of high quality that serve all sections of the c...
Career and Education

Rajasthan BSTC Pre-D.El.Ed result out, Azad Patel tops – Times of India

JAIPUR: Results of Diploma (General and Sanskrit) Entrance Examination (PreD.L.Ed.) in Elementary Education were announced on Wednesday by the school education minister Govind Singh Dotasra. In the entrance examination, Azad Patel stood at the highest position under general category. Gopesh Sharma ranked second place and Vijay got third place. In Sanskrit first place Chandrasekhar, second place Guniram and third place Kanika Sharma got the highest marks. Dotasara congratulated all the students who have succeeded in the school and wish them a bright future. In this time of Covid, he congratulated the Department of Examinations and Registrar Education Department Examinations, Rajasthan for successfully conducting examinations in a completely transparent manner. He said that, “ It is imp...
India

Bihar BJP Leader Rameshwar Chaurasiya Joins Lok Janshakti Party

Senior Bihar BJP leader Rameshwar Chaurasiya on Wednesday joined Lok Janshakti Party (LJP)Patna: Senior Bihar BJP leader Rameshwar Chaurasiya on Wednesday joined the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) amid political changes in the state ahead of assembly polls with political parties engaged in the process of deciding their candidates.Earlier, Bihar BJP vice-president Rajendra Singh and party leader Usha Vidyarthi had joined the LJP.The LJP has decided not to contest Bihar Assembly Elections with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as the leader. The party will not contest the seats being contested by the BJP but will fight from those that are being contested by JDU.JD-U has been allotted 122 seats and BJP has got 121 seats for Bihar Assembly polls under their seat-sharing agreement. JD-U will give seven...
World

Main Officer Accused In George Floyd Killing Released On Bail: Court

Chauvin was filmed on May 25 pressing his knee on handcuffed Floyd's neck.Washington, United States: The main officer charged in the killing of George Floyd, the African American man whose death sparked a mass protest movement, was released Wednesday on a million-dollar bail, court records showed.The 44-year-old white officer is to face trial in March along with three former colleagues over Floyd's death in Minneapolis, which triggered the largest US anti-racism movement since the 1960s.Chauvin was filmed on May 25 pressing his knee on handcuffed Floyd's neck until he passed out on the street. Source link