Bengal varsities mull halting exchange program with institutes in coronavirus-hit countries

KOLKATA: Several state-run universities in West Bengal are mulling to halt exchange of guest lecturers and researchers with institutes in novel coronavirus-affected countries while others are urging foreign students from such nations to wear masks as a preventive measure. Authorities of major universities in the state said they are implementing the set of guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry and are holding deliberations to take other preventive measures besides asking students to frequently wash their hands. “We are alive to the situation, have passed on the Health Ministry guidelines…

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RRB SSC Non-Gazetted Posts Recruitment: Common Eligibility Test (CET) by NRA proposed in Budget 2020

In Budget 2020, a major announcement was made by the Finance Minister – Nirmala Sitharam regarding the recruitment of Non-Gazetted Posts in Government Organization. It has been proposed that a National recruitment Agency (NRA) will be set up to conduct the Common Eligibility Test (CET) for the recruitment of Non-Gazetted Posts. Till now various government bodies like Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) or Cell (RRC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the major government exams at Pan India level. National Recruitment…

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CBI raids 3 locations in Delhi-NCR to probe allege fraud in BSF recruitment exam

The CBI has registered a case against Ravi Kumar, a resident of Ghaziabad, in connection with the alleged irregularities. (File Photo for representation) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday raided three locations in Delhi-NCR in connection with alleged irregularities during an examination held for recruitment in the Border Security Force, officials said. The CBI has registered a case against Ravi Kumar, a resident of Ghaziabad, in connection with the alleged irregularities. India Today TV has learnt that the raids were conducted on Saturday morning at the premises connected…

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HDFC to acquire remaining stake in education loan subsidiary for ₹395 crore

MUMBAI : Mortgage lender Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC) on Monday said it plans to acquire the remaining 9.12% stake in its higher education financing subsidiary HDFC Credila Financial Services Private Limited (HDFC Credila) for up to ₹395 crore. “We wish to inform you that the Corporation is proposing to acquire 1,14,70,000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each of HDFC Credila Financial Services Private Limited (HDFC Credila), a subsidiary of the Corporation, representing 9.12% of the equity share capital of HDFC Credila on a fully diluted basis, from its other promoters Ajay Bohora and…

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Recruitment in central ministries shrinking since four years

NEW DELHI: Even as the government appears to have conceded, after much denial, that the job crisis has hit both the organised and unorganised sectors, recruitment in central ministries and departments has been shrinking over the past four years. This is despite the sanctioned strength increasing across all grades of employees. Analysis of the Ministry of Personnel and Training data shows that between 2014 and 2018, the sanctioned strength in all ministries and departments increased by 1.60 lakh — from 36.45 lakh in 2014 to 38.02 lakh in 2018. But, the…

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Faculty and students weigh in on online classes

For students who cannot attend lectures, the university provides the option of taking online classes. All coursework for these online classes are completed on the student’s own time. Homework, quizzes and tests are 100% online. Many students who take online classes do so because it makes it easier to balance their schedules. Joseph Kelley, a sophomore accounting major, expressed that online classes are easier to manage. “It is way easier for me to take a class online because I can get things done on my own time,” shared Kelley. “I…

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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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Nine Haryana Men Returning from Army Recruitment Rally Killed in Road Accident

Chandigarh: Nine people on way back from a Army recruitment rally were killed when their auto-rickshaw was hit by a truck in Haryana’s Jind, police said on Wednesday. The driver of the auto-rickshaw was also killed in the accident, while another man who was part of the group that took part in the recruitment drive was critically injured, they said. The accident took place near a village on Jind-Hisar Road late Tuesday evening, police said. Those killed are in the age group of 20-22 years, they said. A case has been…

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Over 6,000 youths take part in Army recruitment drive in J&K

Candidates line up in the recruitment drive by the Indian Army in Poonch on Tuesday. (Photo: ANI) More than 6000 youth took part in the recruitment drive organised by the Army in the bordering Sowjian belt for the post of porter here on Tuesday. The recruitment drive was organised by 40 Rashtriya Rifles unit of the Indian Army. Amid the complaints of large-scale unemployment in the area, the candidates expressed their gratitude to the administration for carrying out the recruitment. Thankful to the Indian Army, a local of Poonch, Khalil…

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Army Recruitment Rally: 50 candidates caught with fake documents in West Bengal

Army Recruitment Rally: 50 candidates caught with fake documents in West Bengal As many as 50 candidates have been caught for producing fake documents at an army recruitment rally at Barrackpore in West Bengal, a government release said on Thursday. The forged documents, including Aadhar cards, educational and birth certificates, address proofs were submitted by candidates from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, it said. Army Recruitment Rally 2019: The notification was issued for the post of soldiers in the categories of technical, nursing assistant, veterinary, general duty, clerk, storekeeper and tradesman.…

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