Daily Archive: January 29, 2018

Accident Or Suicide? Punjab Police Officer Seen Shooting Himself Dies

Faridkot : A senior police officer died after shooting himself this afternoon during a student protest near Faridkot in Punjab – an incident that has left his colleagues in shock. Baljinder Sandhu, a DSP or Deputy Superintendent of Police, is seen in a widely-shared video pointing his gun at himself and apparently warning, "I will shoot". There is a gunshot and the officer collapses.

The Punjab police say they are yet to confirm whether this was an accident or suicide.

Mr Sandhu, 50, was at a college in Jaitu, where students had gathered to protest the thrashing of two students in an alleged case of moral policing.

In the video, the officer is seen weaving through a crowd of slogan-shouting students while arguing with them.

A fight had erupted between two groups of students, with one group accusing the police of favouring the rival group. Mr Sandhu allegedly lost his temper when some students "questioned his integrity", according to an official who was at the spot.

Suddenly, there was a loud bang and Mr Sandhu crumpled to the ground. The officer was taken to hospital, where he died.

Another policeman was wounded when the bullet pierced through Mr Sandhu’s head and hit him.

NDA passes resolution hailing PM Narendra Modi for speech at World Economic Forum in Davos and presence of heads of ten ASEAN countries at Republic Day event.

NDA passes resolution hailing PM Narendra Modi for speech at World Economic Forum in Davos and presence of heads of ten ASEAN countries at Republic Day event.

Meet this Ahmedabad boy who scored a top rank in CA IPCC Exam

The Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) on Sunday has announced the results of chartered accountant integrated professional competence course November 2017.

The first position rank has been bagged by Jay Dharemendrabhai Sheth from Ahmedabad who secured 75.71 per cent followed by Susarla Aravind Jayaram who grabbed the second place by scoring 75.14 per cent and the third rank is taken by Simran Kessar with 74.43 per cent.

Reviving the unknown sacrifice of Nangeli, the woman who protested against casteist ‘Breast Tax’

The practice of covering faces or the body parts in the patriarchal world still exists around us. From the breast tax (a tax paid by lower caste women to cover their breasts) to wearing a burqa in Islam, patriarchy in the very nature of society still continues.

There are hundreds of women forced to follow such customs in the society but only a few of them have enough courage to stand up against such practices.

Nangeli, one such woman, who belonged to Cherthala in the central region of Kerala protested against the breast tax or Mulakkaram which was practised and levied on the lower caste in the state during the 1800s.

Standing bare-chested was taken as a sign of respect towards those castes supposedly superior to them — for both men and women.

CBSE Class 10, Class 12 board students can now raise grievances against question paper

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently announced that all the Class 10 and Class 12 board exam 2018 students can now raise grievances against the question paper.

HERE’S WHAT CBSE SAID:

“The board has directed respective school principals to record genuine grievances regarding the question paper and forward it to the board within 24 hours of the conduct of examination of the subject concerned so that these observations could be considered by the Expert Group while preparing the Marking Scheme,” reported NDTV.

HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT:

As per reports, school principals can file their responses under ‘question deemed out of syllabuses or “beyond the comprehension level” or under “defective formation of questions” category.

Meanwhile, the date sheet for the Class 10 and Class 12 exams conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education has been released. The exams will begin on March 5, and end on April 12.

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today

Artificial brains could soon be reality: Superconducting switch, which can ‘learn’ like human brain, developed

Computers could soon be able to function like artificial brains to make decisions like humans, thanks to a newly-developed superconducting switch. This novel technology is expected to pave way for a new type of artificial intelligence (AI) that may help us in a range of areas