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Delhi man pretends to be doctor in AIIMS for 5 months, police surprised by his knowledge of medicines

Adnan Khurram was arrested for impersonating as an AIIMS doctor for five months.pc:ht

Delhi Police have arrested a 19-year-old medical aspirant who was impersonating as an AIIMS doctor for the past five months. The accused, Adnan Khurram, used his fake identity to make friends across departments and among medical students. He even participated in events meant for doctors – from strikes to marathon, said the AIIMS resident doctors’ association. When police arrested him on Saturday, they were surprised by his ‘knowledge’ of medicines, the names of doctors and department heads at AIIMS.

The accused also had accessed a diary issued to the doctors.

Police said it is still not clear why Khurram posed as a doctor as he has been frequently changing his statements. One of the reasons he had given for his crime was Continue reading

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Mandatory induction programme for new engineering students from this year

Students will be asked to choose one skill related to visual or performing arts and they will also hold discussions on universal values.pc:ht

New students in more than 3,000 engineering colleges under the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will undergo a compulsory induction programme from this academic year to familiarise them to the new environment and encourage them to look beyond classrooms.

The chairperson of the technical education regulator, Anil Sahasrabudhe, said the first three weeks would be earmarked for the induction programme, which will expose the students to physical activity, arts and social issues as well.

“The programme will also be used to rectify some critical lacunas, for example, holding special English classes for those students who have a deficiency in it,” a senior AICTE official said.

“Also, students from the disadvantaged sections of the society and Continue reading

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Railway recruitment 2018: 15 million register for 89000 posts

Around 15 million (one-and-a-half crore) people have registered for over 89,000 RRB jobs advertised by the railways last month, officials said on Wednesday.

The officials said that primary registration of around one-and-a-half crore (15 million) candidates have been received by the Railway Recruitment Board online for recruitment to various Group C and Group D posts.

The last date for submission of applications is March 31 and applications have been invited for over 89,000 posts — 26,502 vacancies for Group C and 62,907 for Group D. Continue reading

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PM Modi’s focus is on labour reforms as jobs gain spotlight before 2019 elections

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dropped one of the most contentious elements of his proposed labour reforms, paving the way for his long-awaited industrial relations legislation to be introduced to India’s parliament by April 6.

Labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in an interview on Tuesday the administration had abandoned the plan that would have allowed companies with as many as 300 workers to lay off staff without seeking the government’s permission, and would keep the current limit of 100.

The changes are part of a process to streamline 44 different labour laws into four codes as the government pushes forward with its efforts to formalise the $2.3 trillion economy. Continue reading

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UP board exams 2018: Over 1.8 lakh students absent on first day

Students of UP Board after appearing their first board exam of 2018, in Noida, on Tuesday.pc: ht

More than 1.8 lakh students did not appear for Uttar Pradesh board examinations on the first day following the strict measures initiated by the Yogi Adityanath-led government to check copying in the exams.

The UP Board examination for Class 10 and Class 12 commenced on Tuesday and will continue till March 12.

“On the first day of examinations on Tuesday, over 1,80,826 students did not appear. It included over 53,100 high school and over 1.27 lakh intermediate students,” Deputy Director Education Vikas Srivastava said.

An Education Department official said this number was due to the Continue reading

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Success stories of Indian firms to figure in new MBA syllabus

Students in MBA and postgraduate diploma courses will soon be taught the success stories of Indian companies such as Infosys, Tata group and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, according to a new model curriculum for management finalised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), senior officials familiar with the matter said.

The AICTE, India’s apex advisory body for technical education, had set up committees to revamp the curriculum in order to improve the quality of education in Continue reading

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AICTE curriculum says engineering students will study Vedas, Puranas, yoga

Along with the internet of things, big data and bullet trains, engineering students will now have to study the Vedas, Puranas and tark shastra (logic), according to the revamped curriculum released by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Wednesday.

They will also be expected to know something about the Constitution and environment sciences as part of mandatory courses whose scores will have no bearing on their final credits. The changes will kick in this academic year. “The syllabus has been Continue reading

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Darwin’s theory scientifically wrong, nobody saw ape turning into man: Union minister Satyapal Singh

Union minister Satyapal Singh said our ancestors have nowhere mentioned that they saw an ape turning into a man.

Union minister Satyapal Singh has claimed that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution of man was “scientifically wrong” and it needs to be changed in school and college curriculum.

Singh, minister of state for human resource development, said our ancestors have nowhere mentioned that they saw an ape turning into a man.

“Darwin’s theory (of evolution of humans) is scientifically wrong. It needs to Continue reading

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HRD ministry asks colleges to provide free campus WiFi

Colleges and technical institutes across the country may soon offer free Wi-Fi to students and staff.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has written to vice-chancellors and heads of all higher educational institutions asking them to contact telecom service providers who are willing to provide internet services for free.

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According to the letter, each user would have a quota of data they can use for free after which, they will have to pay the telecom service provider. Ministry officials said they plan on targeting 50,000 campuses in the Continue reading

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CBSE revises Class 12 exam date sheet

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made a change to its controversial Class 12 exam date sheet for 2018 and will now hold the Physical Education test later than scheduled.

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The board issued a notification on its official website (cbse.nic.in ) on Wednesday stating that the Class 12 examination date for Physical Education, has been revised to 10.30am on April 13 from April 9 (as given in the earlier released schedule.) The dates for examination of all other subjects for Class 10 and Class 12 remain the same.

The board said that the date is being changed due to certain administrative Continue reading

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