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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SC suspends engineering degrees secured via correspondence since 2001, orders CBI probe

he Supreme Court directs the University Grants Commission (UGC) to restrain deemed universities from using the word ‘University’ within one month from Friday. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday restrained all deemed universities across the country from continuing any distance learning courses from the 2018-19 without prior approval of the regulatory authorities and ordered a CBI probe into granting of retrospective approvals to four of them. The top court also directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to restrain such institutions from using the word ‘University’ within one month…

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Nuclear weapon missing since 1950 ‘may have been found’

A commercial diver may have discovered a lost US nuclear bomb off the coast of Canada. Sean Smyrichinsky was diving for sea cucumbers near British Columbia when he discovered a large metal device that looked a bit like a flying saucer. The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) believes it could be a “lost nuke” from a US B-36 bomber that crashed in the area in 1950. The government does not believe the bomb contains nuclear material. It is sending naval ships out to the site, near the Haida Gwaii…

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