The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will now admit students from foreign boards without any prior approval in the schools affiliated to the board. A list of equivalency of Classes 10 and 12 of foreign Boards with similar classes of CBSE has also been released on the board’s website. However, for names of the board not available in the list, schools can provisionally provide admission to the student and for confirmation, requests have to be sent to CBSE.
“As admissions are given to the students of other Boards based on the equivalency of classes of two different Boards, hence every time when students are shifting from foreign Boards to the CBSE, they are applying through school to the CBSE to accord them approval to seek the admission in Classes IX to XII based on the equivalency, a CBSE statement said. It further added: “Keeping the current circumstances and problems faced by these students and their families, CBSE has decided that now onward, no such prior approval is required by the students from the Board to seek admission in the schools affiliated to the CBSE.”
Student of School of India secures 3rd place in Karate Kata Competition, as part of Global School Sports Championship 2021
Dhruv Katta – a student studying in class 5 in School of India, has bagged the 3rd place in the Karate Kata Competition, as part of the Global School Sports Championship 2021, organized by SFA PLAY and hosted by DPS, Bangalore East.
The Indian School of Business (ISB) DLabs has launched its pre-incubation programme – ‘ISPROUTE’. ISB DLabs has started its programme free of cost and will engage top-class mentors and industry experts to guide and support participants in the early stages of starting up. The programme’s first cohort is opening 25 seats for the early idea stage and aspiring entrepreneurs. ISB DLabs is inviting participants to join the pre-incubation program. Application intake will be open till December 31, 2021, and the cohort is scheduled to commence in February 2022. Application is open for – students, working professionals, and aspiring entrepreneurs; individuals with early-stage ideas (with or without a prototype); sector agnostic – tech & non-tech, high impact ideas.
Programme offerings would include master class sessions with industry experts and ISB faculty; grants and fundraising support; knowledge and mentoring support; networking opportunities through events and other relevant forums; value-added services to help build and scale products and services.
The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it will revisit the Rs 8 lakh annual income criteria for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) to be eligible for reservation benefits. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, conveyed this to a bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud and sought four weeks’ time for the same. The question of the EWS criteria had come up in the context of its introduction in the NEET (All India Quota), counselling which had been put on hold earlier, pending a final decision on a petition challenging the quota rules. On Thursday, the SG assured the bench, also comprising Justices Surya Kant and Vikram Nath, that the counselling will be deferred by four weeks.
Hearing the plea earlier, the SC had asked the Centre to explain what exercise it had undertaken to arrive at the Rs 8 lakh annual income criteria to identify EWS students eligible for reservation in medical seats under the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test – All India Quota (NEET-AIQ).
The Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law & Justice in collaboration with NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, will launch an online course on the Indian Constitution. Candidates must note that the online course will be available on the website – legalaffairs.nalsar.ac.in. Anyone who has passed class 10 can enroll for this course. The online course will be made available to students on the eve of Constitution Day.The course has 15 conceptual videos and the first video lecture shall be available upon registration. Once the previous video is completed the next video will be available in a progressive way. These videos shall be available for a period of 6 months from the date of registration.
The registration for this course is free of cost. However, for those who wish to obtain a certificate of appreciation or certificate of merit, a token fee of Rs 100 will be charged, as per an official statement.
The participants will learn about the fundamental right constitution guarantees through the great rights revolution, the relationship between fundamental rights and fundamental duties, the futurist goals of the constitution as incorporated in directive principles and the relationship between fundamental rights and directive principles, powers of union and state executive, powers and the role of our judiciary particularly its role of taking sufferings of people seriously through the Public Interest Litigation, President — Prime Minister relationship, Ordinance making power and amending powers of the Parliament.
The schools in Maharashtra will be reopened from December 1. The schools will be reopened for classes 1 to 4 in rural areas and from classes 1 to 7 in urban areas from December 1, Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said. The schools, though opened for physical classes from October 4, were shut for Diwali celebrations from October 28 to November 10. “All pre-primary to higher secondary schools affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will have Diwali holidays from October 28 to November 10, 2021. During this period, online teaching by schools will also be closed.,” Gaikwad said.
The decision to reopen schools in Maharashtra was taken last month after a survey conducted by the state’s school education department. More than 70 per cent of parents wanted schools to reopen, the minister said earlier.
Scientists at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), BHU claim to have developed a first-of-its-kind device in India for the on-site production of ultra-pure Hydrogen. According to the team, at a time when India has committed to zero net emissions by 2070 at the COP26 Climate Summit this is a major development in the Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the device is 100 per cent indigenous and every component made in IIT facilities.
Rajesh Kumar Upadhyay, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology said “Easily installable in petrol pumps, some of the critical needs the device delivers include generating hydrogen for hydrogen vehicles, making charging of electric vehicles easy and supply of power to mobile towers, among others. The compact and ergonomically designed device caters towards sustainability and portrays socio and economic benefits. It is based on membrane technology for on-site production of ultra-pure hydrogen from methanol. It generates hydrogen, which is fed to the fuel cell to generate power (electricity).”