Education

Odisha's Soyeb Aftab bagged the top rank in NEET, attaining a perfect score | Twitter/@ANI

Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab gets perfect score in NEET as 7.71 lakh candidates qualify

The highest number of qualifying candidates are from Tripura (88,889) followed by Maharashtra (79,974).
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Online admission process reason for increase in admissions after first cut-off list, says DU

Last year, the DU had seen nearly 24,000 admissions after the first cut-off list, but this year the number has reached over 29,000, the highest till date.
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High cut-off doesn’t matter, ‘nearly half of DU seats’ already filled day before second list

The first DU cut-off list was released last Saturday, and saw colleges continue with the high application thresholds that have become a trend at the central university. 
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Cabinet approves STARS project under NEP 2020 to enhance school education system

The project will be implemented by Dept of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education & will cover Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala & Odisha.
A coaching centre

Delhi govt to frame policy for regulating private coaching centres

The state govt also proposes to collect the data of such institutes and details of their infrastructure, basic facilities, fee structure and safety standards.
IIT Delhi campus

IIT aspirants who missed JEE Advanced this year because of Covid will get a chance in 2021

The JAB has also decided that these candidates will not have to qualify JEE (Main) 2021 and will be allowed to directly appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021.
Representational image of students | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University starts 1st complete online admission process for UG courses

Delhi University had announced its first cut-off list Saturday. Over 3.54 lakh applicants had applied for admissions to nearly 70,000 seats.
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Delhi University announces first cut-off list, 100% scores for 3 courses at LSR

The admission process for Delhi University will begin on 12 October with nearly 70,000 undergraduate seats up for grabs.
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‘Lot of enthusiasm’ among foreign universities to start branches in India, Pokhriyal says

Modi govt is set to woo nearly 750,000 students who spend about Rs 1.1 lakh crore each year pursuing degrees overseas, by allowing foreign universities to set up branches in India.
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2020’s IIT aspirants could get another shot at JEE Advanced next year, thanks to Covid

IIT Delhi director says matter will be discussed by Joint Admission Board. But this will be a one-time step and will be extended to only those who have exhausted their two attempts this year.

On Camera

If Joe Biden wins US presidential election — prepare for an epic policy hangover

As pleasant as it might be to have a president who isn’t actively destroying the country, there are many areas where Biden will need a better plan & political will to make progress.
President Xi Jinping (centre) with other leaders of the Communist Party of China | Representational image: Reuters via ANI

China to reveal how it plans to steer economic growth through the 2030s

China’s Communist Party is expected to release two policy blueprints at the end of 4 days of meetings -- Their 5-year plan & a longer strategy document that stretches until 2035.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.