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Cabinet approves ordinance to junk controversial quota rule for university faculty hiring

Ordinance will take faculty recruitment to an older formula, by which quotas for SC/STs & OBCs were calculated on basis of institution's staff strength, not individual department's.

IIT-Delhi breaks 10-year placement records, sees robust hiring

Placement officers at IIT-Delhi say there's a 15% increase in the number of companies as compared to last year and that IoE tag helped.

Modi govt could use ordinance to push through university-wise quota for faculty hiring

According to new calculations upheld by SC, quota for SCs, STs and OBCs will be determined on basis of department strength, not entire institution's staff strength.

E-books, lectures, jobs & more — India’s tech students get a new LinkedIn-like network

AICTE has introduced a network called LetzConnect, where students can access notes and lectures, as well as connect to teachers and other students.

Not just rest of India, Pulwama attack also left Kashmiri students out of schools back home

On the boil since the killing of Burhan Wani in 2016, Kashmir has seen the situation deteriorate since the Pulwama attack, which was carried out by a local.

India-Pakistan tensions over Pulwama won’t affect SAU admissions, says university

South Asian University, the Delhi-based institute conceptualised as a solidarity initiative by 8 SAARC nations, has test centres in Peshawar, Karachi and Lahore.

Parents, not kids, discriminate against poorer classmates: Study

An NGO is studying students in three Delhi schools to understand the social impact of the economically weaker section quota in private schools.

Jadavpur University vice-chancellor allegedly manhandled by students wanting union polls

Prof Suranjan Das claimed that he was heckled and manhandled by a section of students agitating over the issue of holding students union elections.

Govt plans higher education revamp — study at one university, get your degree from another

UGC is working on a credit-based system that will allow students to switch colleges during a course.

The Modi govt’s education reforms that could have been

BJP govt made several promises on reforming education, but with the last Parliament session coming to an end, they are set to fizzle out.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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