Ministry Says 539 Child Care Institutes Shut Down In India

sMinistry Says 539 Child Care Institutes Shut Down In India

The government has so far shut down 539 child care institutes (CCIs) across the country since August when shelter home rape cases surfaced, according to Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD).

“We had to shut those institutes which were not fitting the standard of living for the children or violated the norms or those which were unregistered. The children who were living in those CCIs have been safely shifted to other child institutes,” said a top WCD official.

In Maharashtra, 377 CCIs were closed, the highest among all states and union territories, followed by Andhra Pradesh, 78, and Telangana, 32.

Reports of alleged rape of girl inmates in a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur in May and another in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh, in August surfaced recently.

The WCD Ministry asked the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to conduct a social audit of the CCIs and also directed the unregistered institutes to register within two months.

Union WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi had earlier asked for setting up of Child Welfare Committees (CWCs) at the state and district levels for regular monitoring of the Specialised Adoption Agencies (SAA) and CCIs.

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DU Only Central University Selected As Institute Of Eminence, Formal Announcement Awaited: VC

DU Only Central University Selected As Institute Of Eminence, Formal Announcement Awaited: VC

The official announcement on Delhi University being selected as IoE is awaited, says DU VC

Establishment of the Delhi School of Public Health and the Delhi School of Public Policy, a Delhi University (DU) campus in Najafgarh and a hostel for foreign students are among a slew of initiatives to be undertaken by the varsity, vice-chancellor Yogesh Tyagi announced at the 95th convocation on Monday. This year, the university awarded degrees to more than one lakh graduating students, he said, adding DU was the only central university that had been selected as one of the eight Public Institutes of Eminence.

He said the aspiration of the university is “to help build the cyber shield of India, as well as that of the world”.

 “We have set the process in motion by establishing the Institute of Cyber Security and Law. This is our major achievement of 2017-2018. The first batch of the students of the institute, who have joined the one-year programme, are present at the convocation,” he said.

He said DU has emerged as one of the few Institutes of Eminence (IoEs) in 2017-2018.

“This is the result of a rigorous process of selection led by an Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) pursuant to the UGC (Declaration of Government Educational Institutions as Institutions of Eminence) Guidelines, 2017.

“The selection was done on the basis of assessment of both the past performance and future plan of action of each one of the 113 applicant institutions. The University of Delhi is the only central university that has been selected as one of the eight public IoEs, although a formal announcement is eagerly awaited,” he said.

The IoE status will enable the varsity to secure good financial support leading to new academic initiatives which would help serve the society better and thereby increase its ranking, he added.

Preliminary preparations were underway for the establishment of the Delhi School of Public Health and the Delhi School of Public Policy, both of which are envisaged in the IoE proposal, he said.

DU had been selected as one of the administrators of the Leadership for Academicians Program (LEAP), he said.

“This innovative scheme has been launched by the HRD Ministry to develop future academic leaders. It will enable us to train these young minds in collaboration with a top ranking university in the world,” he added.

The process of revision and modernisation of most of the postgraduate courses was almost complete in substantive terms. In procedural terms, the final drafts of revised courses will be placed before the competent bodies for their consideration and approval, he told the gathering.

The varsity and the German government had developed an understanding to expand their partnership, he said.

“German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, along with his delegation, visited DU in March and, on his initiative, a mechanism has been established to offer funding and opportunities of exchange programmes to our researchers and faculty members,” Prof Tyagi said, adding it would enable them to access research facilities in German institutions.

Prof Tyagi said the varsity has launched a special drive to attract foreign students.

“We cooperate with various embassies and also with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR). We have joined hands with the ICCR and plan to build a hostel for foreign students so that the housing facility constraint does not come in their way of studying at the University,” he added.

Among other initiatives, the varsity was planning to construct a hostel with the CSR support of the ONGC, he said.

“we deeply appreciate the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, which facilitated the CSR funding for the hostel project. Following the directions of the Delhi High Court, various government bodies and officials are working to enable the varsity to develop a campus in the Najafgarh area,” he said.

 Thirty under-priviledged children from the Delhi University Social Centre Co-Ed Secondary School, Maurice Nagar and ClE Experimental Basic School attended the convocation and were given 30 tablets loaded with useful study material by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

A total of 607 doctoral degrees, 39 DM/M Ch degrees, 168 medals and 36 prizes were awarded to the students during the convocation.

After it concluded, students from the Delhi School of Journalism, staged a protest outside the Arts Faculty, saying their demand for adequate facilities had not been met despite assurances from the college administration.

The ABVP also protested against the administration and accused them of delaying cancellation of admission of NSUI leader Akshay Kumar. An FIR had been registered against him for allegedly furnishing a fake degree this year

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SSC Stenographer, Hindi Translator Application Last Date Extended; Details Here

SSC Stenographer, Hindi Translator Application Last Date Extended; Details Here

SSC Stenographer, Hindi Translator Application Date Extended; Details Here

The closing date for submitting online applications for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Examination, 2018 and Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator and Hindi Pradhyapak Examination, 2018 has been extended. The last date for SSC Stenographer 2018 application process was scheduled till November 19, 2018. It has come to the notice of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) that in the forenoon of November 19, candidates faced technical issues in filling up online applications for above mentioned examinations, according to SSC.

“Hence, in the interest of the candidates, it has been decided by the Commission to extend the closing date for receipt of online applications for the said examinations by one day i.e. up to 20-11-2018 (5.00 PM),” said a notification from SSC.

The online registration process for both SSC Stenographer and Hindi translator recruitment process will be done on the official website of the Commission, ssc.nic.in.

With regard to fee payment for the said examinations, the schedule is as given below:

Last date for making online fee payment: November 21, 2018 (5.00 PM)

Last date for generation of offline Challan: November 21, 2018 (5.00 PM)

Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank): November 26, 2018

SSC said all other terms and conditions for the SSC Stenographer and translator recruitment process will remain the same.

The SSC will hold an open competitive Computer Based Examination for Combined Recruitment of Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator and Hindi Pradhyapak Examination, 2018 on January 12, 2018.

Computer Based examination for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D recruitment 2018 will be done from February 1, 2019 to February 6, 2019.

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Kochi Biennale 2018: Participants From SAARC Nations To Showcase Works In Students’ Biennale

Kochi Biennale 2018: Participants From SAARC Nations To Showcase Works In Students' Biennale

27 participants from Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will put up 10 projects

Kochi: 

The Kochi Biennale Foundation(KBF) will enable 200 student-artists participate alongside the fourth edition of the sub-continent’s biggest contemporary art festival beginning December 12. Under the Students’ Biennale 2018, nearly 80 private and public art schools from India and South Asia will be involved in more than 100 projects in individual or group-based formats, a KBF release said here Wednesday.

The third edition of the Students’ Biennale is being organised after shortlisting from 1,500 applications that came in response to an open call the foundation had made on July 2 seeking project proposals, it said.

In an attempt to reach out to a larger pool of emerging artists, the Students’ Biennale, for the first time, will showcase works by students from SAARC countries.

As many as 27 participants from Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will put up 10 projects, the release said.

Launched in 2014, the Students’ Biennale is an educational initiative that provides a platform for BFA and MFA students to produce, exhibit and reflect on their works on an international platform.

The Biennale, which is India’s largest contemporary art event, will have its fourth edition concluding on March 29next year.

The 2018 edition of the Students’ Biennale will have a multi-pronged approach: It will feature an art exhibition, an expanded education forum and field-based research related to art education, according to organisers.

“This year, the Students’ Biennale will have two components,” Bose Krishnamachari, president of the2011-founded KBF, said.

The Student’s Biennale is centred on the idea of “Making as Thinking”, Faiza Hasan, Education Coordinator of the KBF, said.

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CTET Admit Card 2018 Released @ Ctet.nic.in, Use This Direct Link To Download

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CTET Admit Card 2018 Released @ Ctet.nic.in, Use This Direct Link To Download

CTET admit card has been released on the official website, ctet.nic.in, download now

CTET admit card 2018: CTET admit card has been released on the official website of the national level school teacher eligibility test. Central Board Secondary Education or CBSE, the organiser of the exam, has released CTET admit cardtoday at ctet.nic.in. Candidates who have registered for the the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) can download it using their registration details online. The CTET 2018 exam, which is being conducted after an interval of two years, will be held on December 9, 2018. The paper I will be held from 2.00 pm in the afternoon till 4.30 and the paper II of the exam will be held in the morning shift, from 9.30 am to 12.00 noon. CTET 2018 will be held at 2296 centres nationwide, CBSE has said in a statement earlier.

If you are searching for the direct link to download your CTET 2018 admit card, click on the link given here:

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Professor Himanshu Rai To Be The Next IIM Indore Director

Professor Himanshu Rai To Be The Next IIM Indore Director

Prof Himanshu Rai is currently Professor of Human Resource Management at IIM Lucknow

Indore: Prof Himanshu Rai, Professor of Human Resource Management at IIM Lucknow, has been appointed by the Board of Governors as the next Director for IIM Indore. Prof Rai will take over from Prof Rishikesha T Krishnan, current Director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore on December 31, 2018, when his five-year term as director ends.

“Professor Himanshu Rai has been selected by the Board after a rigorous selection process. I am confident that he will take IIM Indore forward in keeping with our vision of being a contextually-relevant business school with world-class academic standards,” said the outgoing director Prof Krishnan.

Prof Rai has resumed teaching at IIM Lucknow from 1 September 2016 after a leave of two years.

In this 2-year period (1 September 2014 to 31 August 2016), he was the Dean, MISB Bocconi (India Campus of Bocconi, Milan), and Professor, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy.

Prof Rai, an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad (IIMA), has been teaching PG and Doctoral students at IIM Lucknow (IIML) since 2006.

His core area is Human Resource Management, wherein he focuses on Negotiation; Mediation; Arbitration; Strategic HRM; and Leadership.

He frequently conducts training programmes and workshops for executives as well as bureaucrats around the world.

He has earlier taught in the HR area at XLRI Jamshedpur.

As the Convener of CAT 2010, he successfully led the largest format change in world’s testing history exceeding all global standards of testing. Through his initiatives gender and educational background parity was achieved by IIMs.

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UPSC Notifies Air Safety Officer, Scientist ‘B’ Recruitment

UPSC Notifies Air Safety Officer, Scientist 'B' Recruitment

UPSC Recruitment 2018 For Air Safety Officer, Scientist ‘B’ Posts

New Delhi: Candidates with Master’s degree in Chemistry and graduation degree in Aeronautical Engineering can apply for Scientist ‘B’ and Air Safety Officer posts, respectively. In a recent job notification, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has notified a total of 22 vacancies in both the posts. For Scientist ‘B’ post under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation candidates need to have three years of experience in the Chemical analysis of Water samples and interpretation of relevant data. No experience is required for Air Safety Officer post.

 

Interested candidates should apply at the online registration portal of UPSC at upsconline.nic.in on or before December 13, 2018. Candidates should also print the submitted online application before December 14, 2018.

Vacancies Notified By UPSC

  • Air Safety Officer: 16 posts under Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • Scientist ‘B’: 6 posts under Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
  • Deputy Director (Safety) (Mechanical): 1 post under Directorate General Factory Advice Service, & Labour Institute (DGFASLI), Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • Assistant Director of Operations: 37 posts under Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Civil Aviation

UPSC has also invited applications from experienced IT professionals for recruitment to Senior Developer and Software Designer posts. Candidates with knowledge or having experience of working in areas of Web application design and development, website development, mobile application development, Oracle Database, Linux & Windows platform and knowledge of Artificial Intelligence can apply.

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IIT Roorkee Professor Wins Young Scientist Award For Sustainable Development

IIT Roorkee Professor Wins Young Scientist Award For Sustainable Development

IIT Roorkee professor Vimal Chandra Srivastava

Roorkee: IIT Roorkee Professor Vimal Chandra Srivastava has won the NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award in ‘Environmentally Sound Sustainable Development’ category. This award seeks to recognise India’s most promising researchers who are working in the field of earth, oceanographic, environmental and ecological studies, social sciences and ecosystem and are contributing to protecting our planet and conserving its natural resources.

Dr Srivastava, working in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been given the award for his work on Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Clean Liquid Fuels, and Multi-component Adsorption, said a statement from the Institute.

“His work helps in the creation of a cleaner urban environment. He also converts agricultural & industrial wastes to value-added products for the treatment of industrial wastewater and other usage. He has also developed statistical methods and industrial usability indices for use in refineries and other industries,” the statement added.

Dr Srivastava has worked on the production of alternative fuels based on Carbon dioxide and authored 170 papers on these topics.

Prior to this, Prof Srivastava is the winner of several prestigious awards including “ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Researcher Award 2010 – First Runner-up Prize” in Asia-Pacific region, INSA Young Scientist Award, Young Engineer Awards by Indian National Academy of Engineers, Institution of Engineers, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, etc.

The Award was instituted by Elsevier in the year 2006 and the winner is selected in conjunction with the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) from the year 2009.

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UPTET 2018 Answer Key: Submit Challenges Before 6.00 pm Today

UPTET 2018 Answer Key: Submit Challenges Before 6.00 pm Today

UPTET Answer Key Website; Challenge Submission Process

UPTET Answer Key: Today is the last day to challenge the UPTET answer key, for candidates who wish to. UPTET answer key was released yesterday (at 9.00 am). As of now, the official website upbasiceduboard.gov.in is not responding. Going with the official notification released yesterday, candidates will be allowed to raise objections till 6.00 pm today, after which the link may be withdrawn from the official website of the Board. As per a media report more than 800 representations, against the UPTET answer key, have already been submitted to the Board.

 

More than 12 answers are supposedly wrong, claims the report.

Candidates should note that objections against the answer key must be submitted to the mail id uptethelpline@gmail.com in MS Excel or MS word file typed in Times New Roman font. As happened earlier in several occasions, the official website of the UP Basic Education Board may not respond when the candidates try to access UPTET answer key. The candidates are advised to have patience and wait for more updates in this regard from UPTET website and here.

 

The objection file should have important details: level of the exam (primary or upper primary), question number, answer key, candidate’s answer and proof

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