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A probe is on, said More For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alifiya Khan | Pune | Published: December 29 2015 12:18 am Related News Thanks to the inordinate delay in conducting baseline tests for classes I to VIII the first summative assessment tests which were scheduled to take place after the Diwali vacations have been cancelled Instead the state education department will directly go ahead with the second summative assessment tests by April 2017 “As per the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) programme three tests are supposed to be held annually starting with the baseline survey and followed by two summative assessments However this year there was a delay in conducting baseline tests due to which the schedule got pushed ahead So we have decided to engage a third party and directly go for the second summative assessment statewide However next year onwards there would be all three tests” said Nand Kumar Principal Secretary School Education and Sports department As per CCE the baseline survey would test the minimum competency of students for the current academic year and the two assessments on the first and second terms would gauge students’ understanding of the syllabus based on learning outcomes The tests would be carried out for only mathematics and the first language In the current no-fail policy up to Std VIII the assessments have become extremely important to understand students’ understanding of the subjects on the basis of which quality of teaching can also be gauged and students’ academic weaknesses identified to help teachers plan for corrective measures While the baseline tests were initially slated to be held in June they were pushed to October due to various reasons primary being the confusion over printing and distribution of answer sheets and then confusion on behalf of education officials as to whether the tests should be conducted in non-state board schools as well Meanwhile asked about how learning outcomes in the first semester would be gauged this year in the absence of statewide summative assessment tests Govind Nandede Director Maharashtra State Council of Education Research and Training (MSCERT) said that schools have been asked to conduct first summative assessments at their own level “In fact many schools have already done it at their own level and we have recently issued instructions to all schools that whichever have not conducted them should do so at the earliest” he said While it was expected that an analysis would be carried out of the results of the baseline survey no such decision has been taken In fact a majority of schools still haven’t updated their data on the baseline tests into the SARAL (Systematic Administrative Reforms for Achieving Learning by Students) database which has details of each student and school “The analysis would be done during the second summative assessment tests only which would be conducted by a third party” said Shivaji Pandhare Joint Director MSCERT For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express AppBy: Reuters | Melbourne | Published: February 4 2017 7:06 pm Usain Bolt ran alongside Jamaican teammate Asafa Powell in the Nitro Series in Melbourne (Source: Reuters) Top News The Nitro Series promised to make athletics a show and the sport’s ultimate show-man Usain Bolt capped its first meeting in Melbourne on Saturday by propelling his team of international “All-Stars” to a crowd-pleasing win in the 4×100 metres relay Taking the baton from Olympic gold medal-winning team mate Asafa Powell Jamaican Bolt powered down the second leg at Lakeside Stadium before Americans Jenna Prandini and Jeneba Tarmoh completed the win in the mixed team event ahead of Japan and Australia Bolt’s first run of the year and first in Australia brought the curtain down on opening night of the Series which has pledged to “revolutionise” athletics with a team-based event that borrows heavily from the formula of sport and entertainment which has underpinned Twenty20 cricket’s considerable success With athletics struggling to maintain a profile outside of the Olympics and rocked by major doping and corruption scandals in recent years organisers hope the series can reinvigorate the sport by shaking up the traditional schedule of events – and sprinkling some star-dust from marquee man Bolt Bolt who completed a “treble treble” of 100m 200m and 4x100m relay Olympic titles at the 2016 Rio Games was paid a seven-figure appearance fee to commit to all three meetings in the inaugural series in Melbourne this month and given a stake in the company running the event He fulfilled his role as athletics’ great entertainer galloping on to the field before the meeting as flame cannons shot fireballs into the air and dancing to thumping pop music “Tonight is the first night we just want to do something different” Bolt told reporters as a crowd of hundreds of spectators craned necks to capture a glimpse “I’ve never handed (a baton) over to a girl For me that was exciting “Everybody was having fun everyone was trying to support their team mates” Bolt’s appearance helped secure a clutch of big names for the event with American former Olympic 400m hurdles champion Kerron Clement running in his All-Stars team who won the overall event ahead of Australia Christine Ohuruogu the 2008 Olympic 400m champion captained Team England With mixed team events a 2x300m relay and an elimination mile in which runners were knocked out progressively the meeting carried on with troupes of dancers gyrating to electronic music in front of an enthusiastic crowd of about 7000 SIMILAR SPECTACLE It was a spectacle similar to any of the ‘Big Bash’ Twenty20 matches played at the nearby Melbourne Cricket Ground But whereas Twenty20 competitions are underpinned by the support of dozens of high-profile players Bolt carries a lot of the burden on his own shoulders “It’s not an understatement to say that we wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for Usain Bolt and his management” Athletics Australia president Mark Arbib told Reuters before the meeting “Usain Bolt and (agent) Ricky Simms have not just put their name to it and are not just taking part they have taken a stake in the business itself “They’ve promoted it selected the Bolt All-Star team they’ve put their own IP (intellectual property) into the All-Stars they’re building a significant commercial asset” Like a number of federations across the globe Athletics Australia has battled to arrest declining crowds and interest in the sport initially conceiving of the series as helping to boost the low profile of the nation’s top athletes But Bolt’s signature had proven a “game-changer” Arbib a former federal sports minister said It had secured a prime-time broadcast for a local athletics meeting for the first time in nearly a decade while attracting key corporate backers Among them Kerry Stokes owner of the series’ host broadcaster Seven West Media had invested A$1 million ($768000) of his own funds the Australian Financial Review newspaper reported The crowd was lower than the 8500 stadium capacity but total tickets sold over the three nights of the series had comfortably outstripped those sold for the entire programme of national athletics events last year If ambition was an Olympic sport organisers could already crown themselves gold medal winners They hope to take the series overseas and have targeted a slot in England after the world championships where 30-year-old Bolt will make his farewell “Everything that we started thinking of as a dream is a reality the big thing now is to prove that the concept works” Arbib said “We know that the athletes love it they’ve told us that they think this is the future … If this is successful this will change the way people view athletics” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Shimla | Published: February 13 2017 3:41 am Reperesentational image Top News CPI(M) has demanded a CBI probe into the affairs of Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU) at Kumarhatti in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh Tikender Singh Panwar member of CPI(M)’s Himachal Pradesh secretariat urged the High Court to take suo motu notice of the murky happenings at the university as there seems to be a nexus between the state government comprising ministers and bureaucrats as well as Medical Council of India (MCI) to benefit the MMU management Watch What Else Is Making News “There is a gross violation of the Act by which MMU was established in the state The very purpose of allowing such a university to operate has been defeated There has been a complete bending of rules and the MCI was also a party to the illegalities to benefit the corporate interests of MMU for maximisation of profit” said Panwar He alleged that though a Himachal Pradesh government Act clearly states that MMU will have no right to affiliate any college the latter run by the Maharishi Markandeshwar Education Trust has affiliated its own medical college and not to Himachal Pradesh University “Similarly the fee structure has been regulated by the private universities Act where the total fees to be taken from the students cannot be more than Rs 5 lakh However the university charges phenomenally high fees and from some it takes more than Rs 40 lakhs” Panwar alleged For all the latest Shimla News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Published: October 27 2014 2:12 am China has brazenly told Kathmandu that it is not happy about the presence of activists fomenting trouble in Tibet Related News China has sent a clear message to Nepal that it is keen to invest in the country but would like a secure environment for that It has candidly prescribed some bilateral and internal arrangements Chinese authorities recently told Nepal’s visiting Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam that a bilateral investment promotion and protection agreement (BIPPA) would encourage China to invest more and with confidence in Nepal Nepal had signed a BIPPA with India about two years ago The least China wants is the same priority treatment from Nepal where political instability and the prolonged transition have taken a heavy toll on development In recent years China has been more assertive with Nepal and has sometimes brazenly told Kathmandu that it is not happy about the presence of international activists fomenting trouble in Tibet “They want to have an extradition treaty along with the BIPPA” Gautam said on his return China is increasing its presence in Nepal even as most Nepali citizens see very little chance of their current political leaders delivering a meaningful constitution by the January 22 deadline Beijing is also worried that a campaign of 22 parties led by Maoist chief Prachanda for identity- and ethnicity-based federalism will have a direct bearing on Tibet China has been repeatedly warning against such a federal state being endorsed during the constitution-writing process However those involved in constitution-making have till date not discussed how the identity issue can be addressed without making it the basis of federating the state The proponents of federalism fear that a fresh review of the issue may also reopen for debate two other crucial agendas — a republican and secular Nepal But these issues are already being debated and a section of the Nepali Congress is set to launch a campaign for a “Hindu Nepal” Many political leaders including Maoist ideologue and former PM Baburam Bhattarai called on former king Gyanendra in hospital where he was admitted after a heart attack Thereis reliable information that representatives of other countries too have seen Gyanendra and shared their worries about Nepal’s fate Gyanendra has displayed statesmanship wished all parties success for the constitution-writing while ignoring the humiliation he has been subjected to Such conduct has made him arguably more popular than most political leaders today There are reports that Indian PM Narendra Modi was keen on meeting Gyanendra during his visit in August But that might have sent a different message since the Indian establishment treated him as persona non grata through the April 2006 transfer of power But Modi seems to have grasped that India is being linked with the political chaos in Nepal During the SAARC summit Modi plans to visit to Janakpur (Sita’s birthplace) Lumbini (Buddha’s birthplace) and Jomsom site of the Muktinath temple along the Tibet border These visits are meant to convey the Indian establishment’s respect for Nepali religious sentiments Modi’s visits outside Nepal’s capital will come at a time when Chinese visits are on the rise with President Xi Jinping having already been extended an official invitation Leo Sang Jiang Cun chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region is due to visit Nepal this week — ahead of Tibet Air (a subsidiary of Air China) beginning its Nepal operations Many more high-level visits are scheduled till Xi’s trip next year China has the advantage of not being viewed as meddling in Nepal’s internal affairs although it has of late been warning against ethnicity-based federalism In fact some of the key actors including KP Oli chairman of the CPN-UML in the coalition now say Nepal can afford neither ethnicity-based provinces nor more than four provinces something the Maoists will not agree to This means a complete collapse of the ongoing constitution-making exercise and the possibility of Nepal and China reviewing their agenda After all both believe the lawlessness in Nepal will have an impact beyond its borders [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Krishnamurthy Subramanian | Published: March 1 2016 12:30 am Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley holds the bag containing the papers for the Union Budget as he comes to present the Budget at the Parliament on Monday (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi) Related News Given the fact that the global economy is tottering there is a definite need to foster domestic demand to accelerate economic growth At the same time it is politically and economically imperative that jobs are created in the formal sector to avoid the demographic dividend becoming a demographic liability Given these twin objectives for the country I find this year’s budget to be an admirable exercise Overall this is an excellent budget for rural India that I would give 9/10 While the budget may not gladden the stock market it is an excellent budget because it is a budget for Bharat The emphasis on agriculture and farmer welfare rural employment social sector spending in particular in the healthcare sector and education skills and job creation would definitely foster demand in rural areas Nearly 65 per cent of small farmers in this country depend on rain-fed irrigation More than 75 per cent of Indian farmers are not covered by crop insurance Since shocks such as bad weather or bad health affect the poor significantly more than the average citizen in the country allocations provided for irrigation crop insurance and health insurance will significantly impact the rural population’s ability to withstand negative economic shocks In particular farm insurance health insurance and cooking gas connections for BPL (below poverty line) families are superb initiatives that will focus government spending on those sections of the population that need the government’s attention the most — the poor and the downtrodden Another key measure in the budget relates to providing a legal framework for the Aadhaar platform which will help to ensure that subsidies are directed to the needy More than Rs 40000 crore of subsidies are provided for fertilisers Similarly another Rs 40000 crore of subsidies are provided in the electricity sector Fertiliser and electricity subsidies together amount to 16 per cent of the GDP much of which leaks abroad or to non-agricultural uses or goes to inefficient producers or to firms given the exclusive privilege to import But precisely for these reasons it has proved politically impossible to close the inefficient firms or eliminate the canalisation of imports By providing a legal framework for the Aadhaar platform the “JAM trinity” of Jan Dhan Aadhaar and mobile would be strengthened considerably This will help to rationalise the regime of subsidies and lead to better targeting Again better targeting of subsidies to deserving beneficiaries would help to foster domestic demand particularly in the rural sector The worry for me in the current budget is about the banking sector The Rs 25000 crore provided for the capitalisation of public-sector banks in this financial year is woefully inadequate In the next five years PSBs will require several multiples of this amount to be able to meet the capital requirements of Basel III Another key announcement that is worrisome in this context relates to the consolidation of PSBs As we have witnessed with the merger of Indian Airlines and Air India bunching up two large and struggling PSUs only serves to exacerbate problems for the merged entity Consolidating PSBs without first empowering the boards of these banks would create more costs for the financial system than benefits PSB boards focus on tactical issues rather than discussing issues relating to strategy/ risk Board deliberations are driven from the vantage point of compliance rather than business and economics Monitoring of measurable disaggregated business goals in relation to targets is nominal Scenario analysis through stress-testing is conspicuous by its absence and specific plans for meeting worst-case scenarios find no mention Little attention is devoted to the design of risk-mitigation mechanisms including whether the risk function should be invested with greater autonomy including in matters of credit risk The lack of quality in board deliberations of PSBs stems from the quality of the bank boards themselves Before fixing these issues pertaining to PSB boards consolidation will only exacerbate matters Existing boards have struggled to manage the banks well These would now be forced to manage even bigger banks On the whole while there are concerns regarding the budget’s ill effects on the banking sector it is an excellent budget because it helps to foster rural demand and attempts to fix risks in the rural economy The writer an associate professor of finance at the Indian School of Business Hyderabad and a board member at Bandhan Bank and NIBM was a member of the PJ Nayak Committee For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: April 11 2017 6:33 am On Sunday four Amul parlours were demolished (Source: Express photo) Top News A DAY after the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) “demolished” four of the 13 Amul parlours located at Alkapuri Badamadi Baug Khanderao Market and the Vadodara Railway Station on Sunday the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) is at loggerheads with the civic body and has moved the High Court to seek a stay on further demolition of parlours The VMC has been directed by the court to file a reply to the petition by April 24 On Monday the GCMMF issued a statement claiming “On April 9 2017 without any prior notice or intimation four parlours were demolished by the VMC It has not only resulted in a loss of Rs 40 lakhs to the farmers of Gujarat but also caused inconvenience to the residents of Vadodara” The GCMMF claimed that similar to the arrangement with the Corporations of Ahmedabad Surat and Rajkot the VMC too after due resolutions in their committees had assigned 18 sites to GCMMF for the construction of Amul parlours in August 2015 after which the necessary advance deposits were made “The sites were surveyed by designated officials and after due verification a possession letter was issued to commence the construction” However the VMC maintains that the parlours — one of which is located on VMC’s own premises — were illegal and came up without building permissions Municipal Commissioner Vinod Rao said that a meeting was called on April 8 — a day before the demolition—with Amul officials who were told about the irregularities in the structure They were given a week’s time to demolish the same “We held a meeting with the Amul officials The GCMMF’s statement is gross misrepresentation of facts involving criminal breach of trust Amul parlours were constructed without any building permission on VMC premises including heritage structures green spaces and road-line No formal agreement was signed Many conditions of allotment were violated This was agreed upon by the Amul officials during a meeting on April 8 They agreed to remove the structures on their own to avoid confrontation with the VMC All four shops were vacated by the franchisees on their own following instructions from the Amul officials and not the VMC” According to Rao shops were sub-let to franchisees without the permission of VMC Asked how the parlours especially the one standing on the VMC premises were allowed to be constructed and operational without a building permission Rao said “I am as surprised as you” The issue raised a debate among political circles especially since many leaders believed that the allotments of franchises for the parlours were made at the behest of Akota MLA Saurabh Patel Last week during a press conference Patel clarified that he had nothing to do with the allotments In a statement Patel said “I made no representation to allot these parlours to any particular person The administration has executed the project after following its procedures If any irregularities are found action must be taken against the officer concerned” A senior BJP leader said “If the VMC has decided to demolish it they should initiate action against those officers who allowed these structures to come up” The VMC shared a letter undersigned by two franchise owners — Ulhas Kulabkar and Mansi Kulabkar — stating “It was decided in the meeting (April 8) that due to serious procedural lapses on part of Amul including not obtaining the required building permissions and other licenses Amul on its own would discontinue the parlours and remove the unauthorised structures within a period of one week” Dismissing the claim R S Sodhi MD of GCMMF said “The VMC has not given us a notice for this demolition It has an agreement with the GCMMF not with the franchise owners The notice should have come to the GCMMF We have all the documents of this allotment made by the civic body… We have paid a year’s rent amounting to Rs 1 lakh per parlour and paid the second year’s rent in advance” Meanwhile Justice RM Chhaya of the Gujarat HC has passed an interim order directing the parties to maintain status-quo and has thus stayed demolition of the remaining nine parlours For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: December 23 2016 10:45 am Emma Stone says she has been lucky to have been paid the same as her male co-stars despite the gender wage gap in Hollywood Top News Emma Stone who has generated Oscar buzz with her role of a struggling actress in La La Land says she has been lucky to have been paid the same as her male co-stars despite the gender wage gap in Hollywood The 28-year-old actress says it is a difficult conversation to have and she finds it odd to look at herself from the outside “We should all be treated fairly and paid fairly I’ve been lucky enough to have equal pay to my male costars Not ‘lucky’ I’ve had pay equal to my male costars in the past few films “But our industry ebbs and flows in a way that’s like ‘How much are you bringing into the box office’ ‘How much are you the draw or is the other person the draw’ “I felt uncomfortable talking to my agent or lawyer about it because I was like ‘Do people want to see me as much as they want to see Steve Carell’ It’s a weird conversation to have because it’s trying to see oneself from the outside What are we at Seventy-nine cents to the dollar It’s insane There’s no excuse for it anymore” Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone starrer romantic musical comedy-drama film La La Land bagged a maximum of eight trophies at the 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards clinching the Best Picture and Best Director honours The 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards took place at the Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar in California on Sunday to honour critics’ picks for the best movies and television of the year reports varietycom Directed by Damien Chazelle La La Land also won the awards for Best Original Screenplay Best Cinematography Best Production Design Best Editing Best Song and Best Score For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News However, replacing club teammate Neymar with the captaincy. 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2017 At the event, The study was published in the journal ACS Nano. not necessarily for Luis as he already knows he’s going to continue here, India will resume at 86 for one.Vijay and Pujara are nicely settledand they should not throw awaythe start they have got 1143 hrs IST: Bangladesh shouldlook to create more chances inthe second session and not letthe two batsmen settle down Vijay and Pujara both canplay long innings for India 1138 hrs IST: Bangladesh will be ruing the chances they missed to get that second wicket Theygot the outside edge off the batsmen bat and also had a open run-out chance but could not affect it India remained only one down 1131 hrs IST: Lunch in Hyderabad A good session forIndia as they did not lose their second wicket after losing KL Rahul in the first over of the match Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay sharing an unbeaten 84-run stand for the second wicket to takeIndia to 86 for 1 at Lunch 1128 hrs IST:A run yet to be scored off Shakib’s bowling He bowls another maiden That is two in two for him India remain at 83 for 1 Mehedi Hasan to continue May be the last over before Lunch in Hyderabad 1125 hrs IST:Mehedi Hasan isgetting some drift but no turn so far He costs three runs in his over India move on to 83 for 1 Shakib is back into the attackafter thatoneover Probably the penultimate over before Lunch 1122 hrs IST:Just the boundary from Taskin’s over India remain at 80 for the loss of one wicket Vijay happy to play out the remaining over Mehedi Hasan to continue for Bangladesh Can hegive them a wicket here 1120 hrs IST:Exceptional shot from Murali Vijay to get a boundary Gets a good ball but he plays it late opening the face off the bat Through the covers for four Brilliant fromThe Monk 1118 hrs IST:Three from the Mehedi Hasan over Even Pujara and Vijay are happy playing the ball around Taskin will be bowling the next over? The bar was raided, Portraying real-life characters is not a new thing for the ‘Ishiqiya’ girl,There is a subtle influence of the office of the president on the executive and the other arms of the government and on the public as a whole. The wider UN membership is increasingly unwilling to accept the Security Council’s directions. Malik, out jumped Michael Heseltine.
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