Daily Archive: January 11, 2018

Pass marks in the class-X ICSE and class-XII ISC examinations will be reduced from this year itself,

Pass marks in the class-X ICSE and class-XII ISC examinations will be reduced from this year itself, instead of from 2019. Also, the evaluation of practical exams will have to be done on the day of the exam and at the school instead of at centralised evaluation centres.
These two decisions form a part of a slew of changes that the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination is eff-ecting from this year. More than 1.7 lakh students write the class-X exams and more than 70,000 students appear for the class-XII across the country.

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu To Visit India Next Week, To Hold Roadshow With PM Modi In Gujarat

Ahmedabad : A warm welcome awaits Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu when the two visit the former’s home state likely on January 17, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said today.

The two leaders, who hit it off during Modi’s visit to Israel in July last year, the first by an Indian prime minister since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1992, would visit two centres of excellence and inaugurate another such facility.

They are also likely to visit the Sabarmati Ashram, the abode of Mahatma Gandhi for a long time, here, Rupani said.

Aadhaar Virtual ID “Unworkable”, Will Oppose Tooth-And-Nail: Petitioners

New Delhi : A new move to secure Aadhaar, in which a randomly-generated 16-digit temporary number can be shared instead of the biometric ID, will be opposed in the Supreme Court by petitioners who are fighting a case against the system.

"The new virtual ID is untested and unworkable. The UIDAI is trying to rectify technical breach by its untested technology," said a petitioner, adding, "In the hearing next week, we will oppose it tooth and nail."

The Supreme Court is hearing the petitioners’ legal challenge to the validity of the 12-digit Unique Identification Number and the government’s move to make it mandatory.