Science chief at NIH drug abuse institute resigned after sexual misconduct probe

In August, Antonello Bonci, scientific director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), resigned, and the agency’s director told employees in an email that Bonci would be running an addiction institute in Florida. Science has learned that Bonci’s departure followed an investigation spurred by an internal complaint, which alleged that he sexually targeted a trainee and later directed resources to another trainee with whom he was in an intimate relationship. Sources at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which NIDA is part of, said they were disturbed by NIDA’s…

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State to institute Guru Nanak award

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet today decided to institute ‘Sri Guru Nanak Dev Award for Promotion of Peace and Interfaith Understanding’ in commemoration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The coveted award will carry a citation and cash prize of Rs 11 lakh and will be adjudicated by a jury to be notified by the state government. The Cabinet also approved the modalities for the special session of the 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha, to be presided over by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on November 6, to commemorate the celebrations.…

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Educational institutes in 5 Kerala districts to remain closed as heavy rains predicted

Parts of Kerala have been experiencing heavy rainfall since Sunday due to a low-pressure area formed over East Central Arabian Sea, which has been predicted to be turned into a depression. The Indian Meteorological Department has announced orange colour code warning, asking authorities to be prepared, for six Kerala districts – Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Wayanad. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall measuring up to 204 millimetres can be experienced in the regions on Monday. Educational institutions in various districts in the state will remain closed on Monday…

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National Museum Institute Recruitment Notification For Various Posts

National Museum Institute Recruitment Notification For Various Posts (Photo Credit : File Photo ) National Museum Institute recruitment notification has been released for Finance Officer and Professor posts. The institute of one of the prestigious institutes of Art and Cultural Heritage in India. All candidates are advised to apply in the prescribed format and the last date of application is October 31, 2019. All candidates must read the eligibility criteria and exam instruction carefully before applying for the exam. National Museum Institute Recruitment: Important Date The last date of application…

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Inter-Services Athletics Championship at Army Sports Institute,Pune from Sept 7 to 10

Top athletes will be seen in action during the four-day championship.(HT/PHOTO) Army Sports Institute (ASI) is set to host 69th Inter-Services Athletics Championship at their campus from September 7 to 10. Top athletes- Subedar G Lakshamanan (National Champion 1,500 metres and 5,000 metres), Junior Warrant Officer Nirmal Noah Tom (400 metres National Champion), Havildar Avinash Sable (gold medallist in the Asian Championship in 3,000 metres steeplechase) Petty Officer and shot putter Tejinder Singh Toor (gold medallist at the 2018 Asian Games) will be seen in action during the four-day championship.…

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Registration for IITs, other engineering institutes likely from June 16

The registration for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) is expected to start on June 16, as the JEE Advanced results were announced on Friday. A total of 100 institutes, including 23 IITs, 23 IIITs, 31 NITs and 23 GFTIs , will go for admissions through Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)/Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB). The admission to IITs will be on the basis of JEE Advanced while the admission at IIITs,…

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AIIMS MBBS Result 2019: All India Institute of Medical Sciences to release entrance test scores today; check at aiimsexams.org

AIIMS MBBS Result 2019 | The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS) will release the AIIMS MBBS 2019 result today. The result for admission to MBBS courses will be uploaded on the exam convener’s website, aiimsexams.org in the form of a merit list and each candidate’s scorecard. Representational image. Getty Images According to the circular of AIIMS Result 2019, the common merit list and category-wise AIIMS MBBS 2019 merit lists will be available online on the official website’s homepage on 12 June. The counselling round is likely to start in the…

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UGC asks institutes to fill teaching vacancies, puts a cap of 6 months on hiring process

UGC asks colleges to fill vacant teaching posts at the earliest. (Representational image) To address the “shortage of quality teaching faculty in the higher education institutes” (HEI) in India, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has written a letter to vice-chancellors of all the universities asking them to fill the vacant teaching posts “at the earliest”. The UGC has shared guidelines to hire ‘quality’ teachers with the VCs. As per the guidelines shared by the UGC, all the higher education institutes (HEI) need to complete the selection process within six months’…

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LS polls: Seven educational institutes to remain closed from April 5 to 12 in Sopore

The district administration Baramulla on Thursday said that seven educational institutes will remain closed in Sopore sub-division from April 5 to 12 in view of Lok Sabha polls. In an order, the additional district magistrate Sopore said the schools have been identified as accommodation for forces personnel during upcoming LS polls. The institutions which will remain closed include SKUAST Wadoora, Degree college Sopore, Hr Secondary school Hadipora, Govt, Hr secondary school Edipora, Govt, Boys HR Sec School Sopora, Govt, Girls Hr Sec school Dangiwacha, Govt, Degree College Sopore and Govt,…

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Incubation centres must for technical institutes: AICTE

The government has made it mandatory for all technical institutes to set up incubation centres to promote start-ups and entrepreneurship. In a revised set of regulations notified recently, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has also made it mandatory for the institutes to arrange “frequent interactions” of the students and faculty members with the entrepreneurs, industrialists and alumni to motivate them for undertaking innovative start-up projects. “Presently, the institutions are ranked based on academic performance and placement of the students. In future, it may also be based on…

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