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AICTE issues new norms for technical institutions- Must Read

Failing to follow these norms will mean that colleges will have to pay a fine — the amount being twice the total fee collected per student.

Not only this, the AICTE can also suspend approval for NRI and supernumerary seats given to any institution for one academic year.

Also, according to the new rules, no institute will be able to name itself a way that the abbreviated form of the name matches the country’s premier institutes — IIM, IIT, IISc, NIT or government bodies such as AICTE, UGC, MHRD, GoI. Continue reading

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Now, Indian visas to cost more across categories

Indian visas have become costly with the government hiking fee up to 50% in a bid to rationalise and modify the levy charged from foreign nationals visiting the country. Visa fees for nationals, including those from the US, UK, Canada, Israel, Iran and UAE, have been increased. The fee for Pakistani nationals has been hiked to ~100 from ~15.

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Source : Hindustan Times

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PASSPORTS TO BE AVAILABLE IN BOTH HINDI AND ENGLISH

NEW DELHI: Passports will now go bilingual and be in both Hindi and English, instead of just English, said external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday.

Swaraj said there would be a 10% reduction in passport fee for applicants under eight and over 60 and that ration cards could be submitted while applying for tatkal passports. The second option would greatly help people in rural areas who do not have a PAN card.

Personal details in passports are now printed only in English. “Passports should at least be bilingual. All Arab countries have their passports in Arabic, Germany makes it in German, and Russia makes it in Russian. Why can’t we make it Hindi?” she asked. “Now, we have given an order to Nashik Printing Press that passports should be (printed) in Hindi as well. So you will receive passports in Hindi and English,” Swaraj said at an event to mark 50 years of the Passport Act, 1967.

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