CAT 2017 notification: Exam on November 26, apply from August 9

IIM Lucknow has announced Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 will be conducted on November 26, 2017 in two sessions. Aspiring management students can apply from August 9, 2017. CAT is held for admissions into the prestigious IIMs and other management schools. The last date to submit the duly filled form is by September 20. The candidates can check detailed notification at iimcat.ac.in. The exam will be conducted in test centres spread across approximately 140 Test Cities. A maximum of four test centres can be selected in order of preference. The…

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UGC NET 2017: CBSE to release notification on August 4 at cbsenet.nic.in

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will activate the National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) 2017 application form link on August 11 while the exam will be held on November 5, 2017. The detailed notification will release at cbsenet.nic.in on August 4. The last date to apply online is September 11, while the fee can be paid until September 12. From this year, CBSE has made Aadhaar card mandatory to apply for the NET. However, these provisions are not applicable in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. CBSE has notified…

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MU results delay: Pressure builds on V-C Sanjay Deshmukh to tender resignation

Vice-Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh continued to face the heat Tuesday as demands for his resignation got louder after the University of Mumbai missed the July 31 deadline set by Governor and Chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao for declaration of all final year results. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) joined the chorus of the Yuva Sena and the students’ wing of Nationalist Congress PartyTuesday, protesting against the delay in declaring results and seeking the V-C’s resignation. Education Minister Vinod Tawde has assured the ABVP that their demand would be conveyed to Rao. The…

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Blue Whale challenge: Did Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why trigger online search on suicide?

While the world is debating how the Blue Whale Challenge, an online game, has triggered a wave of suicides in Russia and other parts of the world, here’s a new study that says online searches about suicide and suicidal methods soared in the weeks following the release of controversial Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why. The show is about a teenage girl who killed herself. While the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine did not examine whether the number of actual suicides rose following the popular…

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SSC CGL admit card released for all regions, exam begins on Aug 5

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the admit card for candidates appearing in the Combined Graduate Level Tier 1 (CGL Tier 1) examination 2017 from all the regions. Candidates can download the admit card for CGL tier 1 examination from SSC’s official website. Click on the link for admit card on the top nav bar of the home page. Click on the link for the region from which you have applied. This will take you to the regional websites of SSC from where you can download your admit card. Key…

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On The Menu: Controversies, tragedy and demonetisation

Culinary Controversies Following on the heels of 2015’s beef ban debate, 2016 had its own share of scandals. A fine-dining restaurant in Kolkata came under heavy fire for not allowing the driver of a patron to dine on its premises; apparently everyone forgot the sign that says “Right of Admission Reserved” on the front. On the other end of the country, in Mumbai, a Christian group in the city filed a complaint against a popular dining venue in Goregaon, citing their “blasphemous and offensive interior decor”, which includes illustrations of…

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Planning a weight-loss surgery? Don’t wait till you put on some more kilos

Can you be too fat for a weight-loss surgery? Yes, say researchers. A large new study from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System showed that only one in three patients who have the operation succeed in getting their body-mass index (BMI) below 30, the cut-off for obesity, in the first year. But the odds of achieving this goal were much higher for those who had their weight-loss operation while they were still below the “morbid obesity” BMI level of 40. On the other end of the…

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Munch on: Here are 7 healthy yet delicious snacks for each day of the week

There’s a common perception that diet food is boring. But that’s not true. You can eat healthy without compromising on taste, and yes, that includes low calorie desserts too. Diet food contains fewer calories, and serves as a healthier alternative to conventional snacks such as potato chips, burgers and other fast food. Some diet foods are full of antioxidants, essential nutrients. Experts at salebhai.com list some of the healthy diet snacks and food that could be consumed on different days of the week. * Mondays: Diet chivda is a mixed snack popular across…

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AIIMS MBBS entrance paper leak: HC asks Centre to reply on plea for probe

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the Centre, AIIMS and the CBI on a plea seeking a court-monitored probe into alleged illegalities and irregularities during the AIIMS MBBS entrance examination held this year. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar specifically directed the CBI to place before it the agency’s status report within a week on the plea which also sought directions to AIIMS to quash the result declared on June 15 for the exam held on May 28. Advocate Prashant…

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Bill to start exams in Classes 5 and 8 on anvil: Javadekar

The government is likely to bring a bill in Parliament to start examinations in Classes 5 and 8 following the recommendation of 24 states at a meeting of CABE to hold such tests. “We are bringing a bill to have examinations for classes 5 and 8 and I hope you will give your support to this bill,” HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told members in the Rajya Sabha during Question Hour. He said the proposed bill will have scope for giving a repeat chance to all students who fail in March.…

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