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24 Dec 2016

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Keeping with the Prime Minister's call to a digital India, Delhi Metro has decided to make its 10 stations go completely cashless and transact with the help of e-wallet.

Meanwhile, the court has stayed government's decision to revoke security licence of an air-charter for carrying Rs.3.5 crore demonetized cash.

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65% IIT-D undergraduates placed, 40 bags international offers


65% IIT-D undergraduates placed, 40 bags international offers

Placement season at IIT-Delhi turned out to be a happy affair for students as 65% of undergraduate and 50% graduate students get placed in the first phase.

College saw an increase in international offers with 40 students receiving an annual pay package of nearly 66 lakh.

Till now over 200 companies have visited the campus along with PSUs which made a return this year.

24 Dec 2016

Christmas tree harming the environment?

The National Green Tribunal dismissed a plea asking for a ban on Christmas tree and Santa Claus to protect environment.

The petitioner, Ojasvi party said that Christmas tree degraded the environment as it involved plastic and wool and cotton are being wasted to make Santa Claus' costumes.

NGT junked the argument saying communal agenda can not be raised in the name of environmental concerns.

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24 Dec 2016

HC questions Centre over its decision to cancel airline's licence

Centre's decision to cancel security clearance of an air charter, carrying demonetized currency worth Rs.3.5 crore was stayed by the Delhi High Court.

The court questioned the government's power to reject the security clearance as the charter was not carrying a bomb.

The government defended itself calling it a case of money laundering.

Court issued a notice to ministry of civil aviation.

Delhi Metro

Cashless transactions at 10 Metro stations from Jan1

10 Metro stations will do away with transactions in cash and will go the digital way from January 1,2017.

Payments at these stations will be accepted through Paytm.

All the chosen stations are on the Blue and Yellow lines.

Metro chief said that 70% commuters on these stations use smart-cards which will make cashless transactions smooth.

"Adequate" internet connectivity will also facilitate digital payments.

UPSC to be "compassionate" while evaluating essay question


UPSC to be "compassionate" while evaluating essay question

The essay paper of the UPSC mains examination confused students this year, who wrote to PM regarding the same.

Topic of the essay in English was "If development is not engendered, it is endangered'' where 'engendered' was interpreted differently by many students.

Puducherry legislative assembly's speaker had asked UPSC for a 'compassionate evaluation'.

UPSC has agreed to accept all valid interpretations to this question.

Nursery Admissions

Najeeb jung's resignation sends nursery parents in a tizzy

Parents applying for nursery admission of their kids are worried after Najeeb jung's surprising resignation.

Parents fear that guidelines for 285 private schools on government land may further get delayed after Jung's resignation.

Government had already issued guidelines for 1400 schools across the city and parents are not sure about how much the coming guidelines will differ from the ones already issued.

Fill 3,500 vacancies by July: HC to DU

Delhi University

Fill 3,500 vacancies by July: HC to DU

The High Court has set the deadline for filling vacancies in the Delhi University.

Court ordered the university to fill its 600 vacancies by May and 3,500 vacant posts of teachers by July next year.

A panel set up by the court itself recommended the deadline, which also asked the university to keep in mind UGC's mandatory criteria while filling the vacancies.

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