AMU shuts down 29 distance learning centres across nation

These centres are located at Moradabad, Tamil Nadu, Badayun and two in Bihar. He told TOI that these are the main centres and cater to around 2000 students every year. He said the 29 centres which have been shut by the university were catering only to around 4000 students. According to Ansari, in the new regulations, various operational functions have been amended at minor or major level to facilitate better education. He said, “We will also try to start other centres after fulfilling the criteria.”  The University Grants Commission (UGC) recently made NAAC accreditation…

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Syria conflict: Aleppo bombing shuts largest hospital

Russian and Syrian air raids on the rebel-held eastern half of the city of Aleppo have forced the closure of the largest hospital in the area and killed two people, a medical charity says. The Syrian American Medical Society, which supports the hospital, said it had been struck by barrel bombs. There are also reports of Russian-backed Syrian government forces hitting Aleppo’s historic Old City. Clashes between government troops and rebels are occurring in several areas. Russian and Syrian air forces resumed attacks on the rebel-held east of the city…

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Supreme Court Shuts Down Mandatory Aadhaar Requirement in Modi’s Scholarship Portal

The court also essentially reaffirms that the Aadhaar scheme is completely voluntary, until it eventually decides one way or the other. A screenshot of the Supreme Court’s order last week on making Aadhaar mandatory for scholarship schemes. Credit: The Wire New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ruled that the Modi government’s national scholarship portal cannot require students to sign up for an Aadhaar number as part of its registration process, in an order that not only reaffirms the court’s earlier decision to keep the identification scheme voluntary but also throws…

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