JEE-Main 2024 | 23 Candidates Achieve Score Perfect 100

New Delhi, Feb 13: The National Testing Agency (NTA) announced on Tuesday that twenty-three candidates have attained a perfect 100 score in the engineering entrance exam JEE-Main, with the majority hailing from Telangana.

Over 11.70 lakh candidates appeared for the first edition of this pivotal exam. Among the achievers, seven hail from Telangana, two from Haryana, three each from Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra, with two from Delhi, and one each from Gujarat, Karnataka, and Ta...

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Budget for High School increase, UGC grants reduced

New Delhi, Feb. 02: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has faced a budget cut this year with the Centre reducing its grant by over 60 per cent while the allocation for Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) has been slashed for the second consecutive year.

The budget for school education has been increased by over Rs 500 crore but the grant for higher education has been reduced by over Rs 9600 crore from the previous fiscal year’s Revised Estimate (RE).
In the interim budget for 2024-2...

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Dr. Shashi Tharoor Pushes for Overdue Stipend Hike for Non-NET PhD Scholars

VoL Desk, Dec. 08: Dr. Shashi Tharoor, a prominent Congress leader and Member of Parliament representing Theruvananthapuram, passionately advocated for a crucial update in the fellowship stipend for Non-NET PhD research scholars during his address in the Lok Sabha.

Highlighting a pressing concern, Dr. Tharoor emphasized that Non-NET PhD research fellows have been receiving a fixed stipend of Rs. 8,000 monthly since 2006, a stagnant amount that hasn’t seen revision despite the customary ad...

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From AIIMS Delhi to ICMR, data breaches haunt crores of Indians

New Delhi, Nov 12: From a massive ransomware attack on the All-India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) that crippled its centralized records and other hospital services last year to the latest Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data leak that allegedly exposed the personal information of at least 81.5 crore Indians, hackers have always been one step ahead of cybersecurity agencies.

After AIIMS-Delhi became the victim of a hacking attack where Chinese involvement was suspected in...

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Ministry of Info. and Broadcasting approves Comprehensive “Digital Advertisement Policy, 2023”

Policy Framework Will Pave the Way for Wider Government Outreach in the Digital Era
Delhi Nov 10: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has approved a path breaking “Digital Advertisement Policy, 2023 to enable and empower the Central Bureau of Communication which is the advertising wing of the Government of India to undertake campaigns in the Digital Media Space.

This policy marks a pivotal moment in CBC’s mission to disseminate information and create awareness regarding various s...

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Linking Aadhaar numbers with electoral rolls is not mandatory, EC tells SC

New Delhi, Sep 21: The Election Commission has told the Supreme Court that linking Aadhaar numbers with electoral rolls is not mandatory under the Registration of Electors (Amendment) Rules 2022.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud and comprising Justices J.B. Pardiwala, and Manoj Misra was recently apprised by the poll body that over 66 crores Aadhaar numbers have already been uploaded in the process of finalizing electoral rolls.

Further, the Election Commissio...

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MoE’s new curriculum framework: Board exams twice a year, class 11, 12 students to study 2 languages

Delhi, August, 23: The Ministry of Education has unveiled a comprehensive update reflecting the principles of the New Education Policy (NEP). Among the changes, board examinations will undergo a transformation, taking place twice annually. Moreover, students will now have the valuable option to retain their highest scores, offering them a chance to put forward their best performance.

“In classes 11 and 12, students will have to study two languages and one of them has to be an Indian langu...

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India Will Be In World’s Top Three Economies In Coming Years: PM Modi

He said the government has taken several steps to tackle corruption, stop leakages and contain inflation

New Delhi, August 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said there has been an unprecedented surge in India’s exports and noted that India is now the world’s fifth-largest economy due to the efforts of 140 crore citizens. 

Addressing the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day, the Prime Minister said India will become the third-largest economy in the next few...

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Parliament Passes Law To Auction And Mining Of Lithium Reserves

Delhi, August 03: India’s parliament has approved a new law aimed at accelerating the extraction of critical minerals, including lithium, essential for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The legislation permits the government to auction and mine the recently discovered reserves of these minerals, marking a significant step towards meeting the rising demand for EV raw materials.

The law removes lithium and other minerals from the list of atomic minerals, which previously restricted their auc...

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SC Starts Hearing  Pleas Against The Abrogation Of Article 370 Today

Delhi, August 02: The Supreme Court is hearing from August 2 a batch of petitions challenging abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution that bestowed special status on the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir. A five-judge constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud is conducting day-to-day hearings from today.

The Bench, also comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Sanjiv Khanna, B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant, had on July 11 fixed July 27 as the deadline for filing writte...

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