Government of Singapore plans to establish Skill Centre at Guwahati

A Skill Centre will soon be coming up in Guwahati as the government of Singapore is planning to set up the same. The centre will cater to the entire North-Eastern region. This was stated here by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh after a meeting with a high-level delegation represented by the High Commissioner of Singapore, Lim Thuan Kuan here yesterday. Area of interest  The Indian…

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Remember Super 30? Now there is a super-60 in Rajasthan for government jobs

Just like Bihar’s Super 30 which helps unprivileged students achieve academic success in engineering, a couple in Dausa, Rajasthan, are offering free couching to help students clear competitive exams. Seema and Vinod Meena have been running ‘Nishulk Guidance Classes’ for poor and deprived youths from tribal regions to chase their dreams. They select 60 students after a screening process and coach them to clear exams for government jobs. The couple are 39 and 41 years old and both are teachers at government schools. “I appeared in the IAS interview thrice…

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NEET 2017: Students from other states seek medical seats, Gujarat HC seeks government reply

NEET 2017: After hearing a petition challenging the government order that granted only students who studied class 10 and 12 within the state the eligibility to seek admission to medical courses in the state, the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday has issued a two week notice seeking the state government’s reply on the matter. A group of students called the amended rule 4(3) of the Gujarat Professional Medical Educational Courses (Regulation of Admission in UG Courses) Rules a violation of article 14 of the constitution. “The said rule, if permitted to…

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Haryana government planning to do away with school bags

The Haryana government is planning to come up with a new pilot scheme under which students will not be carrying bags and their books would be kept in schools. Students will no more carry bags and books to schools         The Haryana government is planning to come up with a new pilot scheme under which students will not be carrying bags and their books would be kept in schools. The scheme will be implemented in 50 schools in the state for the upcoming academic session. Additional Chief…

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Government keen to improve quality of education: Minister

The two-day international conference on ‘Role of Higher Education in National/International Development’ got under way at the Sri Krishna Arts and Science College here on Saturday. The Association of Indian College Principals and Sri Krishna Arts and Science College are holding the 18th edition of the conference. State Higher Education Minister K.P. Anbalagan, who inaugurated the conference, said that the State’s gross enrolment ratio at 44.8 per cent was higher than the nation’s 23.6. The State’s ratio in enrolment of girls in higher education too was higher than the national…

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HOSPITAL FOOD ‘DIABOLICAL’ Report shows half of hospitals are failing to meet basic government food standards

Rules brought in to drive up standards include providing “flexible” meals and drinks day and night. But new data from the Department of Health shows only 54 per cent are fully compliant. Katherine Button, of the Campaign for Better Hospital Food, said: “The situation is diabolical. “When the hospital food standards were brought in two years ago, we were promised that these hospital food standards were legally binding. “With half of hospitals still not meeting even the basic standards, we can now see that this is demonstrably not the case….

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Senate Democrats Give Up On Coal Miner Health Benefits, Averting Government Shutdown (UPDATE)

Coal-state Senate Democrats on Friday backed off their threat to shut down the government over health benefits for retired coal miners after an impasse with Republicans. The Senate voted Friday night to fund the government until April 28 ― averting a shutdown less than an hour before the deadline. The funding bill, which passed 63-36, will now be sent to President Barack Obama. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who led the push for a one-year extension of health care benefits for miners, railed against House members Friday evening for leaving town without committing to…

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