Daily Archive: November 1, 2017

Delhi Police official jumps to death at metro station

New Delhi, Nov 1 (PTI) A Delhi Police official allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a Metro train in Uttam Nagar area here today, the CISF said.

The incident was reported from Uttam Nagar (West) Metro Station around 11.15 am, they said.

The victim, Hans Ram Barla, was in his 50s.

A suicide note was found from the possession of the victim wherein he mentioned that he was taking the extreme step due to his illness, they added.

Gold Medal For Pooja Ghatkar at Commonwealth Shooting Championships


New Delhi: India’s Pooja Ghatkar has won a gold medal in women’s 10m Air Rifle gold at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Australia. Pooja took the numero uno position after finishing with a score of 249.8 in the final. Her compatriot Anjum Moudgil, who ended with 248.7 points, had to settle for a silver medal.

Not just Pooja’s gold, India on Wednesday clinched gold in the men’s 10m Air Pistol event as well after Shahzar Rizvi’s impressive performance. Interestingly, Omkar Singh and Jitu Rai also won the silver and bronze medal respectively in the men’s 10m Air Pistol event.

Pooja’s gold follows Heena Sidhu’s gold in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol event on Tuesday. She scored 240.8 in the final to beat Australian Elena Galiabovitch, who shot 238.2 to settle for silver. Kristy Gillman (213.7) of Australia claimed bronze.

This was Sidhu’s second medal in an international shooting tournament in the last one week. On October 24, Sidhu and Jitu Rai won their first gold medal of the ISSF World Cup Final. The duo combined well to win the 10m air pistol mixed team event on the opening day of the ISSF World Cup at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges in New Delhi to give India gold. The Indian pair finished with 483.4 points to beat France with 481.1.

It was Sidhu’s third gold with Rai after the duo had claimed the top spots in the same event at the ISSF World Cup in Delhi in February and ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol series in Gabala, Azerbaijan. Sidhu has won gold in the Commonwealth Games while Rai, too, is a Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medallist.

IBPS PO Prelims Result 2017 to be Declared on November 4

New Delhi, Nov 1: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is expected to declare the results of Probationary Officers (PO)/management trainees (CWE PO/MT-VII) recruitment preliminary exam on November 4. The recruitment notification, however, states that the IBPS PO preliminary exam result 2017 will be declared in October 2017. An official notification is still awaited. Others have hinted that the IBPS PO exam results would be declared on Nov 4. However, the candidates are advised to keep checking the official website of IBPS.

Shortlisted candidates who qualify in the IBPS PO preliminary examination will have to appear for the main examination who will then be called for a common interview. The interview will be conducted by the Nodal Bank.


Go to official website of IBPS

Click ‘PO/MT-VII preliminary exam result 2017’. The candidates can see the link running on top of the page

You will be directed to a Login page

Enter your login credentials and captcha code

Submit it and your results will be declared

Take a print out of your result and save it for future reference

The IBPS PO Prelims 2017 was conducted in the month of October. It was conducted on October 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2017. The main exam would be held on November 26 and its result would be declared in December 2017.

Cabinet approves ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme (State Plans) – RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana (RKVY) as RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana-

Cabinet approves ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme (State Plans) – RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana (RKVY) as RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR) for three years i.e. 2017-18 to 2019-20

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approvedthe continuation of RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana (RKVY) as RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR) for three years i.e. 2017-18 to 2019-20.  The financial allocation of the scheme will be Rs. 15,722 crorewith the objective of making farming as a remunerative economic activitythrough strengthening the farmer’s effort, risk mitigation and promoting agri­business entrepreneurship.

RKVY-RAFTAAR funds would be provided to the States as 60:40 grants between Centre and States (90:10 for North Eastern States and Himalayan States) through the following streams:

(a)          Regular RKVY-RAFTAAR (Infrastructure & Assets and Production Growth) with 70%of annual outlay to be allocated to states as grants based for the following activities:

  1.             Infrastructure and assets with 50% of regular RKVY-RAFTAAR outlay.
  2.             Value addition linked production projects with 30% of regular RKVY-RAFTAAR outlay.

iii.            Flexi-funds with 20% of regular RKVY-RAFTAAR outlay. States can use this for supporting any projects as per the local needs.

(b)          RKVY-RAFTAAR special sub-schemes of National priorities – 20% of annual outlay; and

(c)          Innovation and agri-entrepreneur development through creating end-to-end solution, skill development and financial support for setting up the agri-enterprise -10% of annual outlay including 2% of administrative costs.

The scheme will incentivize States in enhancing more allocation to Agriculture and Allied Sectors.  This will also strengthen farmer’s efforts through creation of agriculture infrastructure that help in supply of quality inputs, market facilities etc.  This will further promote agri-entrepreneurship and support business models that maximize returns to farmers. 


RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana (RKVY) is a continuing scheme under implementation from XI Five Year Plan. The scheme provides considerable flexibility and autonomy to States in planning and executing programmes for incentivizing investment in agriculture and allied sectors. States initiate the process of decentralized planning for agriculture and allied sectors through preparation of District Agriculture Plans (DAPs) and State Agriculture Plan (SAP) based on agro-climatic conditions, availability of appropriate technology and natural resources to ensure accommodation of local needs, cropping pattern, priorities etc. RKVY has also enabled adoption of national priorities without affecting the autonomy and flexibility of States through sub-schemes.  National priorities like Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI), Crop Diversification Program (CDP), Reclamation of Problem Soil (RPS), Foot & Mouth Disease – Control Program (FMD-CP), Saffron Mission, Accelerated Fodder Development Programme, etc. are being implemented through the window of RKVY.

During XI Plan and XII Plan, States have taken over 13,000 projects in agriculture and allied sector through State Agriculture Department as Nodal Implementing Agency. The interim report of RKVY evaluation done by Institute of Economic Growth summarises that the income emanating from agriculture measured as the agricultural state domesticproduct (AGSDP) is higher in the post-RKVY period than in the pre-RKVY period. Further, almost all the states registered higher value of output from agriculture and allied activities in the post-RKVY period. Continuation of RKVY-RAFTAAR will therefore keep the momentum of agriculture and allied sector growth.


#RahulGandhi on 3-Day Gujarat Tour, No Meeting With #HardikPatel

New Delhi, Nov 1: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will be spending the next three days touring poll bound Gujarat. The Congress leader, who has taken upon himself to lift the party in a state that has been under Bharatiya Janata Party’s rule since last two decades, appears to be toying with the idea of luring Hardik Patel.

Rahul Gandhi’s aim to get Hardik Patel support the Congress in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections is targeted at the important Patidar votes. However, Hardik Patel has reportedly put forth five major demands for him to support the Congress.

According to reports, the deal between the Congress and Hardik Patel has hit a roadblock even before it could took take shape.

Cabinet approves amendment in the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of a Bill in Parliament to amend the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993, namely the National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Act, 2017 to grant retrospective recognition to the Central/State/Universities who are found to be conducting teacher education courses without NCTE permission.

The amendment seeks to grant retrospective recognition to the Central/State/Union Territory funded Institutions/Universities conducting Teacher Education Courses without NCTE recognition till the academic year 2017-2018. The retrospective recognition is being given as a onetime measure so as to ensure that the future of the students passed out/enrolled in these institutions are not jeopardized.

The amendment will make students studying in these Institutions/Universities, or already passed out from here, eligible for employment as a teacher. With a view to achieve above mentioned benefits, Deptt. of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development has brought about this amendment.

All institutions running Teacher Education Courses such as B.Ed. and D.El.Ed. have to obtain recognition from the National Council for Teacher Education under section 14 of the NCTE Act. Further, the courses of such recognised Institutions/Universities have to be permitted under section 15, of the NCTE Act.

NCTE wrote to all Central Universities and /State Obvernrnents / State Universities / District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) informing them about the legal provisions making it mandatory to seek prior permission for starting Teacher Education Courses and giving them time till 31-03-2017 to inform NCTE if any such Institution/University is running a course without permission of NCTE, for a one-time resolution of past issues.


The NCTE Act, 1993 came into force on 1st July, 1995 and is applicable throughout the country, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The main objective of the Act Is to provide for the establishment of a NCTE to achieve planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system, regulation and ensure proper maintenance of norms and standards in the said system. In order to achieve the objectives of the Act, separate provisions have been, made in the Act, for recognising Teacher Education courses and to lay down guidelines for compliance by recognized Institutions/Universities.