Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Topic: NEET

Quizzes, more internal marks, emphasis on EQ: Govt panel calls for revamp of college exams

Panel recommends evaluating students not on just academics but also ‘high moral character’ and tolerance for diversity.
Supreme Court of India

Larger Supreme Court bench to decide if being alumni trumps NEET score in PG admissions

Students argue that institutional preference defeats the primary objective behind NEET, which is standardised assessment.
Applicants wait outside an examination centre to appear in the NEET | PTI

Rahul Gandhi writes to CBSE demanding probe on reported data breach of NEET candidates

News reports said that personal details of NEET candidates like names and phone numbers were available online.

Shashi Tharoor is paying the price for being on the other side of the political divide

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Applicants wait outside an examination centre to appear in the NEET | PTI

Everyone’s talking about NEET results, and BJP reaches out to sugarcane farmers

Turns out, you only need 131 out of 720 in the NEET exam to get an unreserved seat. The topper, Kalpana Kumari, secured 691 marks out of 720.
Applicants wait outside an examination centre to appear in the NEET | PTI

Govt may revert to just English for NEET, instead of regional languages

The latest data has found only 8% of over 13 lakh aspirants wrote the medical entrance exam in regional languages, with a vast majority using English.

Protect Indian languages, end preference to English, says RSS

Decline in the use of Indian language words, use of words of foreign languages is a serious challenge, says top decision-making body of RSS.
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Talk Point: Has the judiciary’s overreach in cricket, medical education, among others, damaged its credibility?

Experts and lawyers weigh in on whether judicial overreach, be it cricket or medical education, has damaged its reputation.
Protests after Anitha's suicide against NEET

Anitha’s suicide over NEET highlights why Centre can’t impose policies on Tamil Nadu

It is no surprise then that Tamil Nadu, which has a century-long tradition of social justice, was at the forefront of opposing NEET.
Foreign investment has transformed China

A little humility from the Communist Party will serve China well

By taking all the credit for the country’s stunning economic rise, the Communist Party is threatening its continued prosperity.
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...