Ritika Chopra


How, why Bill proposes to let NRIs nominate proxies to vote on their behalf
Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Voting in an Indian election can be done in three ways — in person, by post and through a proxy. Under proxy voting, a registered elector can delegate his voting power to a representative.

Govt proposes panel for JEE (Advanced) reforms, headed by IIT-Madras director
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

The proposal has been made in wake of an inadequate number of candidates qualifying the entrance test this year.

Hiring, courses, fees: Delhi, Mumbai IITs set to get freedom to decide on these
Thu, Aug 16, 2018

In the case of IITs, both fee and course duration are areas on which only the IIT-Council can make decisions.

At most, eight states can vote with Lok Sabha: Chief Election Commissioner amid Amit Shah push
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

OP Rawat’s statement is significant against the backdrop that elections in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand are due in the latter half of 2019.

Failure rate of VVPATs forces EC to hike demand, total order up to 17.4 lakh
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

The introduction of the paper trail system is crucial for the EC to maintain public faith in EVMs, whose accuracy has been questioned by Opposition parties, especially after the Uttar Pradesh assembly poll results last year.

UGC approves BITS-Pilani off-campus centres
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

The HRD Ministry will issue a notification announcing “regularisation” of the two off-campus centres next week, which would then make BITS eligible for the Institute of Eminence (IoE) status.

HRD Ministry may roll back decision on NEET conduct
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

The NEET, which is the gateway for admissions to medical institutions across the country, will continue as an annual pen-and-paper test, at least till 2019.

UGC recommends deemed university status for IIMC
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

Currently, IIMC offers eight one-year postgraduate diploma programmes at six of its campuses across the country. The deemed university status will allow the institution to award degrees instead of diplomas.

No autonomy in sight for St Stephen’s as UGC receives adverse legal opinion
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

According to sources, the higher education regulator has been advised by its lawyers that no institution affiliated to Delhi University (DU) can be granted autonomy unless the university Act is amended.

Election Commissioner weighs in: Exclusion from NRC doesn’t mean automatic removal from electoral roll
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

Assam NRC: According to O P Rawat, the Election Commission is prepared to face three scenarios while drafting the final electoral roll for Assam before the Lok Sabha elections next year.

New IIM Act: Government gives in, dilutes fee clause in draft rules
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

The rules, under the Act, define finer details such as the procedure for appointment and removal of an institute’s chairperson and director, their powers, and the functions of the BoG.

HRD: As many women in BSc as men; women dominate MSc as well
Sat, Jul 28, 2018

Out of the 11.51 lakh students who finished their B.Sc. and B.Sc. (Honours) degree last year, 5.97 lakh or 52 per cent were women.

China can access millions of data in India through Paytm: MP Narendra Jadhav
Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Nominated Rajya Sabha MP Narendra Jadhav tells The Indian Express why he drew the House’s attention to Chinese firm Alibaba’s stake in Paytm during Zero Hour on Wednesday.

VVPAT delivery delayed, but on track for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Election Commission
Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The EC is now expecting deliveries of all paper trail machines before November, which is almost two months after the deadline the Commission had set for itself.

VVPAT delivery way behind schedule, advancing Lok Sabha polls not so easy
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

On April 24, 2017, the EC filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, promising to introduce VVPATs in all polling stations for the 2019 general elections.

Institute of Eminence: Government notifies status for 5 institutions, leaves out BITS
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

On November 9, 2015, the higher education regulator issued notices to 10 deemed universities, including BITS, directing them to shut down their off-campus centres on the ground that they were set up without the UGC’s permission.

Jio Institute projects Rs 100 crore revenue from student fee in first year
Thu, Jul 19, 2018

According to the financial plan accessed by The Indian Express, Jio Institute will waive Rs 38 crore as scholarships in the first year, which, on an average, works out to an income of Rs 6.2 lakh from each student.

To instil discipline, nationalism: Govt discusses military training plan for disciplined 10-lakh ‘force of youth’
Wed, Jul 18, 2018

The incentives include a fixed stipend for the 12-month training and making N-YES an “essential qualification” for jobs in Defence, paramilitary forces and police.

Scheduled Castes panel asks Centre: Why fund AMU when it does not allow quotas?
Sun, Jul 15, 2018

The controversy over the university’s minority status was revived after the Uttar Pradesh SC/ST Commission sent AMU a notice, asking why it has not provided quotas for SC and STs despite receiving grants from the Union government and making faculty appointments as a national university.

Reliance pitched board member Mashelkar as Jio Institute’s Chancellor
Sat, Jul 14, 2018

R A Mashelkar and Dipak C Jain are members of the board at Reliance Industries.