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Career and Education

Telangana inter exams to be held from May 1 – Times of India

HYDERABAD: The education minister of Telangana Sabitha Indra Reddy on Thursday announced that board of intermediate (BIE) public examinations will be held from May 1. As per the schedule released, the exams for the intermediate first year will be held between May 1 and May 19. For the intermediate second year, exams will be held from May 2 to May 20. The timings of the examination will be from 9 am to 12 pm. The practical examinations will be conducted from April 7 to April 20. Likewise, the ethics and human values exam will be conducted on April 1 and the environmental education exam will be conducted on April 3. Every year, exams are conducted in the month of March. However, due to the pandemic exams have been postponed by about two months. Physical classes for intermediate students...
India

4 Foreigners Arrested In Pune In Fake Job Racket: Police

Four foreign nationals have been arrested from Pune.Mumbai: Four foreign nationals have been arrested from Pune for allegedly cheating several people of lakhs with the promise of jobs abroad, police said on Thursday.A team of the Cyber police from the Mumbai crime branch raided a flat in Undri area of Pune and arrested the four accused on Wednesday, an official said.The arrested accused include Nigerian and West African nationals who allegedly got in touch with at least 2,000 job seekers of various countries and cheated them, the official said.As many as 14 mobile phones, four laptops, three memory cards, five routers, a data card, two international SIM cards were recovered from the premises, he said.During the investigation, the police found that the accused had transferred at least Rs...
Career and Education

Greek students flout Covid ban for university protest – Times of India

ATHENS: Hundreds of Greek students on Thursday protested for a third straight week against a controversial plan to create a special police force to combat endemic violence at universities. Some 3,000 students gathered in Athens and about 1,500 in the second city of Thessaloniki despite a recent ban on protests over 100 people to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. "Students are not criminals," read a banner carried by demonstrators in the northern city of Thessaloniki. The police this week said large protests of over 100 people posed a "danger of further boosting the spread of the coronavirus." The conservative government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been accused of authoritarianism over the plan to create a dedicated 1,000-strong force to patrol campuses. The fu...
India

President To Address Members Of Houses Seated In 3 Locations For 1st Time

President To Address Members Of Houses Seated In 3 Locations For 1st Time. (FILE)New Delhi: The budget session of Parliament will begin on Friday with President Ram Nath Kovind addressing members of both the Houses seated in three different locations for the first time as part of precautions against COVID-19.A Rajya Sabha press release said that 144 members of Parliament will be seated in the Central Hall including the council of ministers, chairpersons of various committees of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, leaders of different parties and groups in both the Houses, former Prime Ministers and national presidents of BJP and Congress.The remaining members of Parliament will be seated in the chambers of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as per the COVID-induced physical distancing norms.The release s...
Sports

ISL: Hyderabad FC Score 2 Late Goals Leaving Bengaluru FC Frustrated | Football News

Two late goals in a span of five minutes broke Bengaluru FC hearts as Hyderabad FC came from behind in dramatic fashion to draw 2-2 in the Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan on Thursday. BFC led 2-0 through goals from Sunil Chhetri (9') and Leon Augustine (61'). However, Aridane Santana pulled a goal back in the 86th minute before Fran Sandaza scored a 90th-minute leveller, as BFC's winless run extended to eight games. Interim coach Naushad Moosa handed a first start to Leon Augustine while Harmanjot Khabra returned to the starting XI. For Hyderabad, Manuel Marquez started with Liston Colaco and Joao Victor. Bengaluru suffered an early blow and...
Sports

India Players Clear First Of 3 COVID-19 Tests, BCCI Allows Families During Hard Quarantine | Cricket News

Rohit Sharma is among the Indian players who have reached Chennai and are quarantining. (File Photo)© AFP The Indian cricketers on Thursday cleared their first round of RT-PCR tests and will be undergoing two more rounds before starting training from February 2 for the upcoming Test series against England. The four-match series starts in Chennai on February 5. The entire Indian contingent has already arrived ...
Career and Education

UoH researchers develop method of low cost sorting of plastic waste – Times of India

HYDERABAD: The University of Hyderabad (UoH) researchers have developed a low cost method for sorting the plastic waste using laser based technique known as laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). Every year, several million tons of plastic waste generated worldwide is leading to a landfill problem and their incineration polluting the environment. The ever-increasing domestic and industrial plastic waste raises more concerns over their recycling which offers an efficient solution to minimize waste output and reduces the usage of natural resources. However, sorting is a crucial step in the recycling process as it affects the quality and cost of the final products. The research team (Rajendhar Junjuri and G Manoj Kumar) from the UoH employed the LIBS to generate the data from diffe...
India

“Will Not Be Intimated” By Delhi Police Notices Over R-Day Violence: Farmer Union

Delhi Police issued lookout notices against farmer leaders named in FIRs over R-day violenceNew Delhi: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha on Thursday said it will not be intimidated by the notices sent to its leaders by Delhi Police and alleged that the government is trying to put an end to the farmers' movement against agri laws by blaming it for the violence during the January 26 tractor rally.The Samyukta Kisan Morcha is an umbrella body of farmer unions protesting against the Centre's three farm laws at various border points of Delhi.In a statement, the morcha said, "We will not be intimidated by the notices being sent by the Delhi Police and will respond to the same. The BJP government (at the Centre), along with its state governments, is trying its best to put an end to this movement by bl...
Career and Education

Charpak Master’s Scholarship 2021: French embassy invites applications – Times of India

CHENNAI: Applications are open for Charpak Master’s Scholarship 2021 offered by the Embassy of France in India. Indian students, who wish to pursue one or two years of studies in France at the master’s level, can apply for the scholarship. The minimum age should be 30 and they should have enrolled/studied at an Indian institution of higher learning. Young professionals, who are employed in a company for a maximum of three years, also can apply. Benefits include monthly allowance of 700 euros, 'Etudes en France fee' waiver, tuition fee waiver up to 5000 euros, assistance to find affordable student accommodation and students visa. Interested candidates can submit their application on the online scholarship portal (http://ifi.scholarship.ifindia.in/) on or before April 9. For more in...
India

India’s Covid Recovery Nears 97%, Active Cases Only 1.6% Of Total: Centre

31 states and union territories have recorded less than 5,000 active cases, the government saidNew Delhi: With a consistent rise in cumulative recoveries, India's COVID-19 recovery rate has reached nearly 97 per cent which is one of the highest globally, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.With 14,301 patients being discharged in a span of 24 hours, the total COVID-19 recoveries have surged to 1,03,73,606.India's total number of active cases has dropped to 1,73,740 and now consists of just 1.62 per cent of the total cases.Following the national trend of sustained decline in active cases, 31 states and union territories have recorded less than 5,000 active cases, the ministry said.It said that 78 per cent of the active cases are concentrated in five states - Kerala, Maharashtra, U...