This year, 800 supernumerary seats have been created specifically for girls, following a directive of the HRD Ministry, with the objective of improving the gender balance in undergraduate programmes.
The success of the lateral entry announced by the government now will depend on transparency and its ability to address potential conflicts of interest, and to lay down proper terms of engagement.
Given the history and personalities involved, it is difficult to be overly hopeful about Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un today. But a breakthrough could change the geopolitics of the Korean Peninsula.
The survey assessed students on competency-based test questions in five subjects; apart from mathematics and science, the other three subjects were social science (topped by Delhi), English (topped by Nagaland) and a modern Indian language (topped by Kerala).
Several studies have linked exposure to uranium in drinking water to kidney diseases. The World Health Organisation has set a provisional safety standard of 30 microgrammes of uranium per litre.
The Governor’s post comes with much ceremonial pomp and a grand home in the state capital. The perks of the job are regulated by The Governors (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) Act, 1982, and the amendments carried out in 1987, 2014, 2015 and 2018.
What has the second informal meeting between Modi and Xi in the space of six weeks achieved? Can the ‘Wuhan Spirit’ of greater understanding reduce the possibility of another standoff on the border?
The US Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by 25 basis points in March, leading to capital outflow from emerging economies, as investors look to chase better returns in America. To arrest this outflow, central banks across the world hiked their interest rates.
The SCO’s main objective of working cooperatively against the “three evils” of terrorism, separatism, and extremism sits well with New Delhi’s interests. Indeed, the SCO summit gives India an opportunity to showcase the kind of power it wants to be.
Various initiatives under NRHM show results, but India still behind target
It has emerged that Facebook struck deals to allow over 60 smartphone makers ‘deep access’ to data on users and their friends, sometimes without their consent. How does it affect you, and what happens now?
Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death and disability among women of reproductive age in developing countries.
The recasting of the old, more China-centric term Asia-Pacific into the Indo-Pacific (with the blessings of the United States) is by itself an indication of how India may now see the upcoming contest between Maldives and Indonesia for a seat at the old horseshoe.
What is the background of Nagaraj, and what did the court say in its verdict?
Through the first increase in repo rate since the NDA came to power four years ago, the Reserve Bank has underlined the upside risk to inflation projections, and reiterated its mandate to check rising prices.
Of those who qualified, 54,653 (17% of the 3,27,575) scored between 118 and 96 marks, which puts them in the 40th percentile range.
While India’s ranking by the Global Burden of Disease team in IHME may appear counter-intuitive, the truth is that incidence alone does not tell India’s full cancer story.
The United States Constitution does not specifically forbid a President pardoning himself, and there has been no clear ruling from the US Supreme Court on this question.
Citizenship is a complicated idea with exclusion at its core. In Assam, which shares a border with Bangladesh and has faced illegal migration for decades, it is a particularly sensitive issue
Between 2000 and 2012, Indian courts passed 1,677 death sentences, according to NCRB data.