Daily Archive: June 5, 2018

Heavy Rain Alert For Mumbai, Monsoon To Hit On Thursday

Mumbai : Mumbai is set to face heavy rain with the weatherman expecting monsoon to hit the city in 48 hours, at least three days before schedule. The weather office has predicted "really heavy rains" that will "affect normal life" in Mumbai beginning Thursday.

It has been raining intermittently in the city since Saturday but after the start of the monsoon, the rain is likely to become heavier over the weekend till next Monday.

"Extremely heavy rainfall" is expected in parts of Mumbai, the met office has warned.

"Sustained heavy raining coming for a week starting on the 6th of June. (June) 8/9/10 can be extremely heavy. Warnings should be issued now. Just stay indoors," Skymet CEO Jatin Singh said on Twitter.

According to Skymet, a "cyclonic circulation" is forming over Konkan and Goa and it will gradually move north along the Maharashtra coast.

Source: NDTV

Bihar board 12th result 2018: BSEB to declare intermediate marks tomorrow at biharboard.ac.in

New Delhi: The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will announce the results of Class 12 or intermediate examination for all three streams-Science, Commerce and Arts/Humanities-on 6 June. The Bihar Board will announce the results of Class 10 or matriculation examinations on 20th June.

Students will be able to check their results on the BSEB’s official website biharboard.ac.in. They can also check their results on livehindustan.com. For BSEB Class 12 result 2018, click at any of the links- Science, Arts and Commerce. For vocational results click here.

Over 12 lakh students appeared in Bihar Board’s Class 12 examinations this year. The Class 12 board exams were held between 6 February to 16 February at 1,384 centres across the state. The Class 10 board exams were conducted between 21 February and 29 February at 1,426 centres with over 17 lakh students appearing in the matriculation level tests.

The overall pass percentage in 12th board exams last year was low at 35.24, particularly for science and humanities streams. In science, just 30.11% students cleared the board exams, while 32.13% students passed in humanities/arts. The pass percentage for commerce was recorded at 73.86.

Sonam Kapoor defends Swara Bhasker’s masturbation scene, gets slow claps for her ‘crap’ logic

Twitter users were not satisfied with Sonam Kapoor’s opinion. They called her the new Uday Chopra of Bollywood for having zero IQ and asked her to respect their opinions as well. Swara Bhasker and trolls always go hand-in-hand. Trolls never leave a chance to slam Swara on various issues

Air Force pilot killed in fighter jet crash near Jamnagar

New Delhi/Kutch: An Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet crashed soon after it took off from the Jamnagar air base in Gujarat, killing the pilot, official sources said on Tuesday.

According to people familiar with the development, the fighter jet was on a routine training mission and crashed around 10.30 am. The pilot, Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan, died in the crash, the people said.

A Court of Inquiry into the incident has been ordered by the air headquarters to investigate the cause of the accident, the people said.

“The plane, which was on a routine sortie, crashed near Bareja village,” said an official in Gujarat. The plane’s debris was strewn far and wide on the outskirts of the village, locals said.

Cloudburst hits two villages in #Shimla

Shimla, June 5 (PTI) A cloudburst hit the twin villages of Darshal and Matelani in Shimla district this morning, damaging houses, an official said.
A house belonging to Tara Chand in Matelani and half a dozen cowsheds were badly damaged but there was no loss of human life. The SDM and Tehsildar have rushed to the spot and rescue work is underway, Deputy Commissioner, Shimla, Amit Kashyap said.

Deafening sounds of lightning and thunder followed by very heavy rains occurred in the villages and a water tank was also damaged.

Debris swept by gushing waters entered some houses and cowsheds and two heads of cattle perished, villagers said.

#NEET2018 cut-off decreased: What does this move mean for students?

The NEET results this year revealed that the cut-off to qualify for a medical seat has been decreased from 131 in 2017 to 119 this year for students belonging to the unreserved category. It also decreased from 107 to 96 for students belonging to the OBC, SC and ST categories.

A spike in the overall number of students who have cleared the exam means that the competition for these seats has also intensified. A lower cut-off rate may also indicate that students who have scored a lesser percentage of marks are also eligible for a medical seat.

The test consists of 180 questions, out of which there are 45 questions each in physics and chemistry, and 90 questions in biology. Correct answers are awarded four marks and incorrect ones invite a negative mark. As a result, a person who scored 119 this year would have got 33% of the questions right.

Speaking to TNM, Swaminathan K, the founder and CEO of Aspire Edu-Ventures, said that the competition is only set to increase, as students have scored more marks this year when compared to the last.

“Last year, someone who got the 98th or the 99th percentile were students who had marks in the range of 550 to 590. But this year, the same 98th or 99th percentile have scored above 600. The number of students who have scored more marks has considerably increased. So, the competition is tough. Every 0.5% percentile or 0.10% is going to make the difference between a good government college versus a private college,” he said.

He adds that the competition has increased as students had more time to prepare for this year’s exam, as compared to last year.

Though the overall cut-off rate has come down, with such a large number of students who have qualified, the competition is expected to go up.

“From the feedback we received, a lot of students have performed well and especially those in reserved categories have secured good marks. The cut-off for Tamil Nadu medical admissions, however, is only expected to rise,” educationist Jayaprakash Gandhi told the Times of India.

In 2017, over 4,300 students who scored 180 or less were able to get admission into a medical college, though they mostly got admitted to private college. This meant that the fees were still considerably high. This year, although more students are eligible to get a seat, the number of students who will actually secure an MBBS seat is yet to be determined.

A little over 13 lakh students had appeared for the exam was held on May 6, of which 7,14,563 students have cleared.