Daily Archive: July 2, 2017

#Delhi Police to upgrade, relaunch women’s safety app ‘Himmat’

All set to be launched for the third time, the Delhi Police’s women’s safety mobile app ‘Himmat’ will bring together all helpline numbers on one platform. The app was first launched in 2015 and despite its relaunch in April this year, it found few takers. To give the app a facelift, the Delhi Police has engaged students from the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology. They have carried out a survey to study the shortcomings of the app.

IIMC showing caste bias during interviews? Students share horror stories of caste, minority and JNU bias during interview at India’s premier Communication Institute on Facebook

Of all the educational institutions in the country, one would think that a journalism school would be the last one to be accused of being casteist. But recently some students have raised their voices against the government-run Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) for being casteist during admission interviews, leading to irate posts on social media.

Delhi University Second cutoff list 2017 expected to dip by 3%, to be released tomorrow

Delhi University Second cutoff list 2017 expected to dip by 3%, to be released tomorrow on du.ac.in

Delhi University Second cutoff list 2017 is  expected to dip by 3%. The second merit list will  be released tomorrow on du.ac.in while the second cutoff list for admissions to colleges under the Delhi University will be announced tomorrow July 1 and their admissions will end on July 4, 2017. Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), admission to Economic (Hons) in general and OBC categories will be closed, but BCom (Hons) will have a second list. “The drop will not be much.  It is expected the points may dip by 0.25% in the Commerce cutoff for SRCC.

The first list was announced on June 23 and admissions began on June 24. The first cutoff for BCom (Hons) was 97.75% at SRCC and could come down to 97.50%,  it is expected  that Delhi University will issue five cutoff lists this year while the classes will commence on July 20. It is important to note that the Marks of Sports Certificate has been displayed on the dashboard of the applicants. The applicants who have secured marks in Sports Certificate will only be eligible for Sports Trials. The applicants should refer the Schedule of Sports Trials on the Delhi University(DU) official website.

Monsoon finally arrives in #Delhi, more rain forecast this week

Finally the monsoon has hit Delhi-NCR, the MeT department said on Sunday.

Even as the city had seen overcast conditions and rain in the past few days and record rainfall in a decade this June, it wasn’t monsoon. The official date for arrival of the monsoon in Delhi is June 29.

On Sunday morning, however, MeT officials declared that the monsoon has hit Delhi as “southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, remaining parts of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, entire National Capital region NCR (Delhi) and some parts of Haryana.”

Till 8.30 in the morning, 20.4 mm of rainfall was recorded while the minimum temperature was 26.4 degrees celsius.

According to a Met official, a western disturbance will ensure similar rain in Delhi for two more days at a stretch.

“The monsoon arrived in east UP yesterday. Today, it arrived in west UP and Delhi NCR. For the next two days, this rain will continue due to a western disturbance. After that, there are forecasts of light rain,” a MeT official told HT.

This year, monsoon in Delhi arrived a few days late. Sometimes the monsoon current is strong enough and advances on its own. But at times it needs some “push” or a “drag” to advance over the Indian landmass. Certain atmospheric conditions such as a cyclonic circulation, a low pressure or a depression in the sea provide this push.

Water logging was reported from many areas in south Delhi. However, being a Sunday with minimal vehicular movement compared to weekdays, not many traffic snarls were reported.

7th Pay Commission: To bump up inflation temporarily, says HSBC report

The Seventh Pay Commission and implementation of GST has put inflation in an uncertain zone, and prices are expected to rise temporarily, says an HSBC report. Both GST and HRA increase have kicked in from July 1 and though the pay commission allowances are likely to bump up inflation, the Reserve Bank is expected to cut repo rate by 25 bps in its August meeting. The HSBC report said as the centre implements HRA increase, headline inflation is likely to rise by about 65 bps for a year and if the states follow suit and implement the increase as one block, inflation would rise by another 65 bps.

दिल्ली : लक्ष्मीनगर में तीन मंजिला बिल्डिं ग गिरी, मलबे में दबे लोगों को बचाने का काम जारी!

दिल्ली : लक्ष्मीनगर में तीन मंजिला बिल्डिंग गिरी, मलबे में दबे लोगों को बचाने का काम जारी!

नई दिल्ली : राजधानी दिल्ली में शनिवार को रात करीब दो बजे तीन मंजिला बिल्डिंग अचानक ढह गई। बिल्डिंग में सो रहे कई लोग मलबे में दब गए। दमकल कर्मियों की मदद से अब तक मलबे से 4 लोगों को निकालकर अस्पताल पहुंचाया गया है, जबकि अभी यहां कई लोगों के दबे होने की आशंका है। बताया जा रहा है कि आधी रात के बाद कुछ लोगों ने बिल्डिंग गिरने की आवाज सुनी और घटना के बारे में पुलिस को सूचना दी। इसके बाद पुलिस फायर ब्रिगेड की मदद से मलबे से लोगों को निकालने काम शुरू किया। पुलिस और दमकल विभाग की टीमें अभी भी राहत व बचाव कार्य में जुटी हैं। बिल्डिंग के गिरने के कारणों के बारे में कहा जा रहा है कि वह काफी जर्जर हो चुकी थी, इसके बारे में नगर निगम में बिल्डिंग मालिकों को इसके खतरों के बारे में आगाह भी किया था। लेकिन इस पर कोई ध्यान नहीं दिया गया। ये बिल्डिंग विकास मार्ग पर स्थित वालिया नर्सिंग होम के पास की है ।

Man, juvenile accomplice held for killing wife’s ‘paramour’ in Delhi

A 38-year-old man, along with his juvenile accomplice, has been held in the national capital for killing a man on the suspicion that he was having an affair with his wife, police said on Saturday. Police said the accused – Vinod Kumar and his juvenile accomplice – were apprehended in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh on a tip-off. Kumar, along with his accomplice, had murdered Shanu, 23, on June 30 in east Delhi’s Bhajanpura area.