Daily Archive: January 11, 2018

Priyank Gothwal wins the prestigious Inlaks award for ‘Still Photography’

December 11, 2017, New Delhi: Priyank Gothwal, resident of Udaipur and alumni of the Shiv Nadar University has won the prestigious Inlaks Award. The Award is worth ₹ 3 lakh (for a period of one year) and requires the awardee to attend an art residency programme within India for a period of 4 weeks during the course of the year. Founded by Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, the award intends to help young artists in their formative years to develop their creative talent by providing financial assistance in order to enable them to work independently anywhere in India.

Priyank’s expertise is in ‘stills’ (photography), along with all its genres such as archives, reprography and cinema graphs. He is an MFA alumnus of Shiv Nadar University, class of 2017.

Sumantra Sengupta, Professor and Head, Department of Art Design and Performing Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University said, “It is our constant endeavor to nurture the artistic expression of our students. What they capture through their camera lenses is an articulation of how they see the world. Priyank has shown a lot of promise and this award is a great recognition of his talent. This award is also encouraging for the whole department at the Shiv Nadar University and inspires us to push the boundaries and reach for more.”

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जम्मू और कश्मीर में लागू होंगी सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशें

श्रीनगर. जम्मू एवं कश्मीर सरकार ने गुरुवार को कहा कि कर्मचारियों को सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों के तहत लाभ एक अप्रैल से मिलेगा. 2018-19 के लिए बजट प्रस्ताव को विधानसभा में प्रस्तुत करते हुए वित्त मंत्री हसीब द्राबू ने सरकारी कर्मचारियों को पिछले साल एक जुलाई से मंहगाई भत्ता दिए जाने की भी घोषणा की.

सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशें जनवरी 2016 से लागू की जाएंगी. द्राबू ने कहा कि सरकारी कर्मचारियों को अब 28 साल की सेवा के बजाए 20 साल की सेवा देने पर सभी पेंशन लाभ मिलेंगे और कर्मचारियों की अविवाहित बेटियां भी अब से कर्मचारी की मौत पर उनकी पारिवारिक पेंशन के लाभ की हकदार होंगी.

RSS affiliate opposes foreign investment in Air India

New Delhi, Jan 11 (PTI) The RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagaran Manch today strongly opposed the Centre’s decision to allow 100 per cent FDI under automatic route for single brand retail and foreign investment up to 49 per cent in Air India, saying these decisions are not in “interest of the country”.

The Union Cabinet meeting, held yesterday, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has allowed 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in single brand retail and construction development under the automatic route.

It also permitted foreign airlines to invest up to 49 per cent under the approval route in the debt-ridden, loss making national carrier.

Expressing strong resentment on the government’s decisions of easing FDI investments, Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) co-convener Ashwani Mahajan said, the organisation, “firmly believes that easing the norms for FDI in SBRT would go against the best interest of the country.”

He further said that the more worrisome is the decision to set off the condition of mandatory sourcing requirement of 30 per cent of purchases from India, for five years after the opening of the first store by the foreign company.

“As a result of this decision foreign companies would get freedom of procuring the products from anywhere in the globe.

This would go against the interests of the domestic manufacturing and also would discourage the future investment in manufacturing in India,” he added.

It would go against the government’s own policy of encouraging ‘Make in India’, he said, adding the SJM calls upon the governments to revisit this decision and do not tinker with the 30 per cent mandatory procurement by MNCs from within the country.

Opposing the disinvestment of Air India, Mahajan said the finances of national airline are in deep trouble, but allowing foreign investment is not the best of the solutions for ending its troubles.

At Campus Where Rohith Vemula Died, New Tension For ABVP And Dalit Group

Hyderabad : Next week, Hyderabad University will hit a sombre milestone: the second death anniversary of 26-year-old Dalit student Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide on campus after alleging that he was being persecuted by university officials on account of his caste.

As Vemula’s friends plan to commemorate his death, the sprawling campus is witnessing a new rotation of caste tension between Dalits and the ABVP, the student party that is affiliated to the BJP and which clashed physically with Vemula ahead of his suicide.

What has pulled the trigger on the new unease is a Facebook post from two months ago that abuses K Laxminarayana, a professor in the school of economics who is a Dalit.

"Bastard Laxminarayana now preaching what is saffronisation. He even don’t know basics of Economics and now preaching about Saffronisation. He has became professor

CBSE JEE Main 2018: Form Correction Facility Enabled

New Delhi, Jan 11: The Central Board of Secondary Education has begun the process of correcting the forms for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main, 2o18. The applicants can make changes in their forms, if required, through an online process.

The students can access the official website jeemain.nic.in. The facility will remain enabled on the website till January 22. While details can be changed, the mode of examination cannot be changed. This would the last opportunity to make the changes.

A candidate can correct discrepancies in the photo and other details. The candidates will be required to pay an additional fee for the corrections. The fee can be paid through credit/debit cards, e-wallets or through cash at Syndicate, Canara, ICICI Bank between January 9 and January 23, 2018.

To do that, log on to the official website–jeemain.nic.in. Click on the link that says ‘Application form particulars correction.’ Login and make the payment after making the required changes.

PM Modi Invites BJP Leaders For Dinner at Home, 2019 Polls on Menu

New Delhi, Jan 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a dinner for senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders at his residence on Thursday night. The meeting with senior most functionaries of the saffron party is expected to discuss the upcoming assembly elections and Lok Sabha elections next year.

The Election Commission will conduct polls in Meghalaya, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh this year. The meeting comes days before the Modi government’s last full-fledged budget in the parliament.

Reports suggested that the guest for the dinner include BJP President Amit Shah and general secretaries of the state units. Apart from retaining power in strongholds like Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh for the fourth term, the BJP is also looking increase footprint among the youth.

In order to woo youth voters, estimated to be around 2 crores, the party is planning to launch the “Millennium Vote Campaign” on January 18. Apart from increasing awareness, the party is expecting to increase its vote share. PM Modi, in his Mann Ki Baat address, had highlighted the importance of new voters.