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NEET-UG result 2020 to be declared at 4pm today



NEW DELHI: The result for National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET-UG 2020) will be announced on Friday by the National Testing Agency (NTA). A total of 85.6% of the 15.97 lakh registered candidates had appeared for the exam on September 13 for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.

Around 290 candidates, who missed the exams on September 13 due to the pandemic, took the test on Wednesday.

Sources said the results are expected to be available from 4pm. The Supreme Court on Monday allowed NEET-UG test to be conducted against on October 14 for the candidates who missed it due to the pandemic – either for being infected with the coronavirus or residing in a containment zone. A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India passed the order on the request of the National Testing Agency.

A total of 85.6% of the 15.97 lakh registered candidates appeared for the exam on September 13 for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.Though NTA is yet to announce the official timing of declaration of results, sources said it expected to be available from 4pm. After being deferred twice due to Covid-19, NEET-UG was conducted amid strict precautions.

From this year, admission to MBBS course in the 13 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, will also be made through NEET scores following amendment in the National Medical Commission Act.

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OBC reservation to be introduced in Sainik schools from 2021-22: Defence Secretary




NEW DELHI: Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar on Friday said 27 per cent seats in Sainik schools will be reserved for other backward classes (OBCs) from the academic session of 2021-22. The Sainik Schools Society, which works under the Ministry of Defence, manages 33 such residential schools in the country.

“OBC reservation to be introduced in Sainik Schools from the year 2021-22,” Kumar said on Twitter and posted images of an October 13 circular that was sent to principals of all Sainik schools across the country.

The circular said 67 per cent of the seats in a Sainik school are reserved for candidates from the state or the Union Territory in which the school is located and the remaining 33 per cent is reserved for those who come from outside that state or UT. These two lists will be termed List A and List B.

The circular said within each list, 15 per cent seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes, 7.5 per cent seats are for Scheduled Tribes and 27 per cent seats are for non-creamy layer OBCs.

It stated this reservation policy will come into effect from the academic session of 2021-22.

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Tamil Nadu govt school students to get preference in medical admissions




CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has assented to a bill envisaging 7.5 per cent reservation to government school students who have cleared the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test in admission to undergraduate medical courses.

A day after the state government took the executive route to implement the quota regime from the current 2020-21 academic year itself and issued a government order to facilitate it, the Raj Bhavan said “this is to inform the people of Tamil Nadu that the honourable Governor has given his assent to the bill.”

The Governor sought legal opinion from the Solicitor General of India (SGI) on September 26 and the opinion was received on October 29, the release said.

“As soon as the opinion was received, honourable Governor has given assent to the Bill,” the statement said.

Amid accusations that Purohit delayed clearing the quota bill, the Raj Bhavan, pointing out that the bill was approved soon after the receipt of legal opinion -that the Bill is in sync with Constitution- assumes significance.

Chief Minister K Palaniswami said efforts were afoot to implement the reservation from the current year.

DMK president M K Stalin claimed Purohit gave his assent to the quota bill as he was left with no other choice and thanked him for giving his nod.

His party’s protest and the hope expressed by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court were behind Purohit’s “change of heart.”

In a twitter post, Stalin said the approval came after 45 days and when the time for medical counselling was nearing and the Governor had to approve in view of such factors.

Hearing a batch of public interest litigation petitions, a division bench had on Thursday hoped that the Governor would take a decision at the earliest.

BJP’s Khushbu Sundar said, “We deliver when we promise.”

PMK chief S Ramadoss said Purohit’s consent was the victory of the people.

The Raj Bhavan said Purohit sought to know if the proposed quota was in accordance with the Constitution and compatible with Articles 14 (Equality) and 15 (prohibition of discrimination).

The SGI, Tushar Mehta, in his opinion said ‘intelligible differentia’ would enablereservation for socially and educationally backward class, an affirmative action.

The bill is in “consonance with the Constitution of India,” Mehta noted adding it is however subject to judicial review and also to other constitutional principles like those related to the upper limit to reserved seats.

The Tamil Nadu Admission to Undergraduate Courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Indian Medicine and Homeopathy on preferential basis to the students of Government Schools Bill 2020, was passed on September 15 in the Assembly and sent to Purohit for his approval.

The ruling AIADMK sought expeditious clearance of the bill since the quota should be implemented from the current year and a group of Ministers too had called on Purohit at the Raj Bhavan recently.

Finally, the government issued an order on Thursday – pending assent of theGovernor for the bill, which showed the government’s intention to ensure its implementation from the current academic year.

The DMK had targeted the Governor for ‘delay’ in clearing the bill and had days ago held a massive protest.

It had also hit out at the AIADMK regime for not pressuring Purohit to get the bill cleared.

Tamil Nadu Assembly elections are due during April-May 2021.

BJP Tamil Nadu unit chief L Murugan had said Purohit should clear the bill immediately.

The “time taken by him (to examine it) is enough,” Murugan had said.

The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi too had alleged the BJP-led Centre was not interested in providing reservation to students from poor background.

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Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty nominated as Chairman, NITIE, Mumbai





Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder and Chairman, Allcargo Logistics, Chairman, ECU Worldwide and Gati Ltd has been nominated as the Chairman of the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, w.e.f. 07.11.2020

Mr. Shetty is the Founder and Chairman of Allcargo Logistics; India’s biggest integrated logistics services provider and global LCL consolidation leader. The group operates in over 160 countries through more than 300 offices, employing more than 10,000 team members and generates revenues of approximately USD 1.2 billion.

Allcargo was the first to introduce the concept of Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) business in India. With the changing business landscape, Allcargo ventured into Container Freight Stations, Project Logistics, and Contract Logistics. It also leveraged opportunities to enter Express Distribution, First and Last Mile Deliveries and Pick-up and Logistics Parks businesses. Allcargo’s latest strategic acquisition in the Indian logistics space is Gati Ltd., in 2020. It is a publicly traded company; India’s largest and a pioneer in express distribution. Since July 2020, Mr Shetty has been the Chairman of Gati Ltd.

Under Mr. Shetty’s leadership, the group has had several successful global acquisitions. Significant among these are Belgium-based ECU-Line (now ECU Worldwide) whose revenues were almost five times that of Allcargo Logistics. The group expanded its global footprint by acquiring She Maritime, UK; China Consolidators, Hong Kong; FCL Marine Agencies, Netherlands; Econocaribe Consolidators, USA. In India, the groups acquisitions continued with Hindustan Cargo and MHTC Logistics. Allcargo then forayed into Contract Logistics through a new entity, Avvashya CCI, formed by acquiring controlling stake in CCI Logistics, India. Allcargo operates a facility at Asia’s largest ICD at Dadri, through a Joint Venture with Container Corporation of Indian (CONCOR).

Mr. Shetty was conferred with Belgium’s highest civilian honor ‘Distinction of Commander

of the Order of Leopold II’ by H.M. King Philippe in 2015. The ‘Lifetime Contribution to Freight Award’ at the Global Freight Awards, London, ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the Services Category by Ernst & Young, ‘Global Visionary’ at the Economic Times Family Business Awards, ‘Global Indian Maritime Personality’ by the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture; ‘CEO of the year with Best HR Orientation’ at Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards are some of his other national and international recognitions. The University of Mangalore conferred him with an ‘Honorary Doctorate’ for his remarkable professional achievements as well as for his philanthropic contributions.

Mr. Shetty is a firm believer of conducting business with highest corporate governance standards.

Sustainability is an integral part of the Allcargo group. Mr. Shetty is also involved in initiatives of Avashya Foundation, Allcargo’s CSR arm and supports social welfare activities. His passionate concern for environmental sustainability has led to initiatives like Allcargo Greens and Maitree. His contributions have been making a significant difference across environment, education, healthcare, women’s empowerment, disaster relief and sports.

Mr. Shetty is a sports enthusiast, an avid golfer and an arts aficionado.

Over the years, NITIE (National Institute of Industrial Engineering) has created a niche within a niche by offering in-depth and diverse programs in categories such as technology, manufacturing, strategy and sustainability. The prestigious institute has been instrumental in changing the lives of all its students for the better by training young minds to be a good fit for relevant industries. Located at the business-centre of South-East Asia, Mumbai, NITIE serves as the Mecca of supply chain and operations.

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