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by Vivek Singh | Oct 20, 2014

1. HRD in a fix over deemed universities

NEW DELHI: The HRD ministry is in a bind as to what stand to take on UGC report on 41 deemed universities. With the Supreme Court having already ordered physical verification of infrastructure and academic quality of seven of the 41 universties, the ministry is weighing options before filing its affidavit in the apex court.

2. 17,000 Candidates Qualified Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination

UPSC declared the results of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014 on 14 October 2014. This year a total of 16,933 candidates out of 4,52,334 have succeeded the examination and are selected to appear for the main examination which is going to be held on 14 December 2014. The prelims examination was conducted on 24 August 2014. The examination is conducted to select the country's top bureaucracy. According to reports, this year a rise of 40% in the number of students has been witnessed as compared to last year. Last year about 3,24,279 students appeared for the examination.

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3. 100% summer placement at IIM-L

LUCKNOW: Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) achieved 100% summer placements for its 30th batch of 464 students at its recruitment drive which saw participation of 164 domestic and international recruiters. Some of the top recruiters across different sectors were Amazon, Aditya Birla Group, Accenture, MH Alshaya, Cipla, Flipkart, Goldman Sachs, Hindustan Unilever, McKinsey, P&G, The Boston Consulting Group and Wipro. The highlight of the placement season was the participation of esteemed firms like JP Morgan, Alvarez & Marsal, an international mutual fund company and four Indian private equity players.

4. Calicut University talks on hostel row inconclusive

KOZHIKODE: The conciliatory talks held between the Calicut University syndicate sub-committee and student organizations to bring about a settlement to the hostel issue remained inconclusive on Wednesday. Following this, the department students' union (DSU) office bearers launched an indefinite hunger strike in front of the central library of the university. The row over allotting hostel rooms in the new block of the men's hostel to self-financing stream students of the physical education department had led to the shutdown of the various departments and hostels of the varsity for the past six days.

5. UPSC declares civil services prelims results

NEW DELHI: The UPSC on Tuesday declared 16,933 candidates as successful in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014. The results come barely seven weeks after nearly 4.5 lakh aspirants appeared for first stage of the elite examination that selects the country's top bureaucracy. The qualified candidates will now have to apply for the Civil Services (Main) Examination to be held from December 14, 2014.

6. 25% seats reserved for transgender kids in Delhi schools

NEW DELHI: Transgender kids can now take admission in schools across the national capital and pursue their studies along with other students free of cost. Delhi's Lt governor Najeeb Jung has notified their inclusion within the meaning of children belonging to 'disadvantaged category' under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, following which they would now be eligible for 25 per cent reservation under the economically weaker section (EWS) and disadvantaged students for admission.

7. India needs a Maritime University

To make people understand the vivid and large history of maritime in our country it is a must to initiate a full-fledged institute for maritime studies at the level of a maritime university, said the eminent historian MGS Narayanan. With departments like History, Oceanic study, Technology and Underwater Archeology the Centre for Maritime Studies should come up in the Indian Naval Academy(INA) at Ezhimala, as pointed out by Mr. Narayanan in the third edition of the Annual 'Dilli' series INA seminar on 'Indian Maritime History Expeditions, Operations & Players' at the Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala on Friday.

8. HRD to Decide the Fate of 41 Unfit Deemed Universities

As a result of UGC report the status of 41 deemed universities had earlier failed to safeguard their status of being deemed and the ultimate decision about their fate in future has now came into the hands of HRD ministry. The ministry has to look into the matter keeping in mind the recommendations of the UGC report and also the judgments that are coming right from the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has already ordered a physical verification of infrastructure and academic quality of seven of the marked 41 deemed universities.
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9. PM urges doctors to achieve higher number of publications in scientific journals

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India needs to step up medical research, to keep pace with a fast-changing world. He urged the young doctors to record case-histories in specific areas as they go about their profession. He also urged them to work towards achieving a higher number of publications in scientific journals.

10. Raipur Medical College doctors call off strike under govt pressure

The striking junior resident doctors (JRs) of Raipur Medical College finally to the threat of their names being struck off from the college rolls have called off their strike unconditionally, almost 10 days after they had struck work in pursuance to their demand of higher stipend.The state government had directed the college authorities to initiate the process for cancelation of the Post Graduate seats of the striking medicos, as they had failed to comply with the ultimatum served earlier to join work.


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