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CBSE paper leak: HRD ministry initiates probe, 2 exams to be held again

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said his ministry has already initiated an internal probe into the CBSE paper leak case. Photo: PTI New Delhi:The CBSE on Wednesday announced re-examination in the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics subjects in the wake of reports of paper leaks even as Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said a new “leak-proof” system would ... Read More »

GST Collections Rise To Rs. 86,703 Crore In December, Says Finance Ministry

As many as 56.30 lakh GSTR 3B returns have been filed for December, Finance Ministry said. New Delhi: Halting two months of decline, the GST collections gathered momentum in December, rising to Rs. 86,703 crore. “Total revenue Collections under GST for the month of December 2017 (received in December 2017/January up to January 24, 2018) has been Rs.86,703 crores till January 24 2018,” the ... Read More »

Finance Ministry cautions against bitcoin, says ‘virtual currencies are like ponzi schemes’

The Ministry of Finance has cautioned people against investing in virtual currencies and compared them to ponzi schemes. “There has been a phenomenal increase in recent times in the price of Virtual ‘Currencies’ (VCs) including bitcoin, in India and globally. The VCs don’t have any intrinsic value and are not backed by any kind of assets. The price of bitcoin and ... Read More »

Buhari directs ministry to convene summit on education

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education to convene a ministerial summit on education within the next few weeks. The President gave the directive on Saturday in Ilorin, in his address at the 33rd Convocation of the University of Ilorin. The president was represented by Prof. Abubakar Abdulrasheed, the Executive Secretary of the National University Commission. He explained ... Read More »

Board Exams: HRD Ministry instructs Boards, States to refrain from spiking of marks

From next year, spiking of marks in class 10, 12 class board exams will no more be allowed according to the human resource development (HRD) ministry’s new advisory. State Boards along with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been asked to abide by the same. Exception As per HT report, however, school boards will continue with a moderation policy to ... Read More »

Responsibility of conducting NET to remain solely with UGC: HRD Ministry

On Thursday, the Ministry Of Human Resource Development (MHRD) informed the Rajya Sabha that no proposal  has been considered to entrust the responsibility of conducting National Eligibility Test (NET) to anybody else than the University Grants Commission (UGC). “As per directions of ministry of HRD, the CBSE has been conducting the UGC-NET examination. There is no proposal under consideration at ... Read More »

‘Curb corporal punishment in schools’, Menaka Gandhi writes to HRD ministry

After the increasing cases of corporal punishments came into limelight, Maneka Gandhi has written to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in order to curb such punishments in schools. Need to curb corporal punishment in schools RELATED STORIES Delhi Nursery Admissions: HC allows admission process to go on Shiamak Davar has a message for CBSE Board aspirants! Dead rat found in midday ... Read More »

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It has been recommended that students belonging to SC and OBC categories having a total family income from all sources of Rs 6 lakh or less per annum are eligible to avail benefits under the scheme. Thawar Chand Gehlot RELATED STORIES DU to hire 4,000 permanent teachers in 2017 AMU students protest against 18 per cent reservation given to Muslims ... Read More »

IITs urged HRD ministry to review fees exemption policy for economically weaker section

In one of its recommendations, the IIT fraternity suggested that the prevailing merit-cum-scholarship scheme should be improvised so that every eligible student can obtain the scholarship. IIT RELATED STORIES Bihar School Examination Board shows signs of successful clean-up in the system post scam Vice-chancellors across North India enter discussion for greater autonomy in universities Bajrang Dal, Congress workers behind recent ... Read More »

Bombay HC demands explanation from the State Ministry for Minority Affairs for scholarship denial

The submission of application form was made offline owing to network difficulties the applicants faced particularly in rural areas last year. Bombay HC give four-week to the respondents RELATED STORIES Financial literacy camp to promote digital hamlet and cashless transaction: Ahmedabad Microsoft hires IIT-Kanpur student with Rs 1.5 crore package Need education for an emancipated society: Chief Justice T S ... Read More »