[NEET/JEE/University Exams] Over 4000 Students Resort To Hunger Strike, Political Leaders Appeal To Centre To Postpone Exams

first_imgNews Updates[NEET/JEE/University Exams] Over 4000 Students Resort To Hunger Strike, Political Leaders Appeal To Centre To Postpone Exams LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Aug 2020 1:46 AMShare This – xOver 4,000 students observed a day long hunger strike on Sunday, to press their demands of postponing UGC-NET, CLAT, NEET and JEE exams and for cancellation of CBSE compartment exams of Classes 10 and 12, reported PTI. Using the hashtag “SATYAGRAHagainstExamInCovid,” students took to Twitter to highlight their grievances, including inaccessibility to their allotted test centers, risk…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOver 4,000 students observed a day long hunger strike on Sunday, to press their demands of postponing UGC-NET, CLAT, NEET and JEE exams and for cancellation of CBSE compartment exams of Classes 10 and 12, reported PTI. Using the hashtag “SATYAGRAHagainstExamInCovid,” students took to Twitter to highlight their grievances, including inaccessibility to their allotted test centers, risk of transmission not only among students but also to their parents, etc. The development comes after the Central Government announced that it has no intention to postpone NEET 2020 and JEE (Main). NEET, JEE Will Not Be Postponed: Union Ministry Significantly, the Supreme Court has also refused to interfere in the matter, stating that postponement of the exams will put the “career of the students in peril”. Accordingly, NEET-2020 examination is scheduled to be held on September 13 and JEE (Main) Examination is scheduled from September 1, 2020 to September 6, 2020. Several students demand that entrance examinations be postponed and this academic year be declared as the “zero year”, given the spike in Covid cases. Former Union Cabinet Minister, Subramanian Swamy also took to Twitter to express his views against conducting of entrance examinations amid the pandemic. Delete Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Subramanian Swamy has urged the Prime Minister/Min of Education to postpone NEET/JEE and similar exams. #NEET2020 #NEET #neetjeepostpone #NEETJEEPostoneKaro #neetpostpone2020 #SwamyJihelp_JEE_NEET_ASPIRANTS @Swamy39 pic.twitter.com/B5QJIFSi22— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 24, 2020 “There are a huge number of students or their family who have been infected with Covid 19 and have lost precious time to prepare and be ready, in addition to the inability to attend the exams due to quarantine rules,” he said. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted that “GOI must listen to the #StudentsKeMannKiBaat about NEET, JEE exams and arrive at an acceptable solution.”Congress Party Leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also wrote to the PM, seeking postponement of NEET, JEE. “The aspirants of national examination are under tremendous mental pressure as to how they could be remained immuned to the infection while attending the examination physically. Right at this pandemic situation their concerns should be given due consideration,” he wrote.Now AAP MP @SanjayAzadSln Writes to Union Minster for Education @DrRPNishank to postpone #JEE_NEET @AamAadmiParty #NEETJEE #StudentLivesMatter #neetjeepostpone pic.twitter.com/KV8wELT1DS— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 22, 2020Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also appealed to Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, to cancel the entrance exams in view of the COVID-19 situation and make an alternative arrangement for admission this year. The issue of creating overseas test centers for the NEET examination is also pending consideration before the Top Court, and is listed for hearing today. The Supreme Court also last week dismissed a plea seeking a direction upon the CBSE to not force the students of class 10th and 12th in the compartment category, to appear in the compartment examination. [Compartment Exams] SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Cancellation Of Compartment Exam Reportedly, student representatives of some universities, including Hyderabad Central University, Aligarh Muslim University and JNU, have written to the National Testing Agency over issues pertaining to the recently declared exam date of UGC NET.Next Storylast_img read more

Important life lessons can be learned through sports, says Suriname president

first_img Share Share 23 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img NewsSports Important life lessons can be learned through sports, says Suriname president by: – June 21, 2012 Tweet President of Suriname, Desi BouterseGEORGETOWN, Guyana — “Sports shaped my character and contributed to skills I still use today leading my country. It teaches us how to cooperate, how to overcome setbacks, how to celebrate victory and how to sweat before earning our success. It even taught me how winning is not always the biggest success in life. These are important life lessons for our Caribbean youth.” This is the view of Desi Bouterse, president of Suriname, chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and lead head of government with responsibility for community development and cultural cooperation (including culture, gender, youth, and sport) in the CARICOM quasi cabinet. His comments were contained in the editorial of the latest edition of the CARICOM View Magazine which focuses on sport in the region. The July edition of the CARICOM View magazine provides insight into the development of sport in CARICOM, including the recent establishment of the Regional Sports Academy in Suriname; hopes for gold at the London Olympics 2012; and yachting. Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

League of Legends European scene could be split into four regions, reports suggest

first_imgRiot Games, the developer of League of Legends is set to revamp the European League of Legends Championship Series in 2018 to a regional format, according to reports from ESPN.Samsung Galaxy versus SK Telecom T1 at the 2016 World Championship – Finals at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California, USA on 29 October 2016. Credit Riot GamesThe report suggests that the format will be split into four regions before branching into a format inspired by the Champions League. It suggests that the four regions will be in Paris, Berlin, London and Barcelona before the top teams in each region compete in a mixed pool to help determine World Championships qualification.The move also suggests that “participating teams will be granted a multiyear license from Riot Games to compete in the league” thus eliminating the fear of relegation and effectively moving towards a franchise model sparsely seen in traditional sports in Europe. Whereas the plans for the North American LCS franchising have already been clearly outlined, with player conditions, team and player revenue share percentages, there are very little details about how the European system will work.Currently the European LCS holds ten teams, but with the regional split ESPN’s report suggests that each region will house six teams thus increasing the number of teams to a whopping 24. The top two teams of each domestic league will qualify into the “greater league” which will run alongside the competitive seasons of the domestic league — in a similar way to the Champions League in football. The 3rd and 4th place teams in the leagues will compete in a play-in and the fifth and sixth will go in an open qualifier. As a result, it seems as if each team in each region will have their chance to qualify for the greater league regardless of season performance.The larger league will have a total of sixteen teams, so only eight will miss out. It will have a number of group stages before moving onto a double elimination bracket. Qualification for World Championships will include the winner of the aforementioned greater league and the Championship Points system currently used will also have a bearing on who else makes Worlds.Interestingly, the report suggests that Riot hosted a number of professional football teams at the recent European finals in Paris to showcase the game in all its glory. With Paris Saint-Germain and Schalke 04 currently the only teams to house a League of Legends team, it will be interesting to see if other organisations that have dropped their proverbial toe in the water with FIFA players will branch out and enter the League of Legends space.The news also comes after H2K released an open letter criticising Riot for the financial agreements in place for the EU LCS. Without the franchise system and revenue share in place they argue that running a team is extremely cost-heavy and there’s not enough return considering the sunk costs. The move would suggest that will go someway to alleviating aforementioned fear, as a franchise system and multi-year agreement may well point to the fact that some sort of revenue-share agreement will be put in place.Esports Insider says: League of Legends coming to London — potentially! Some positive news for UK esports and hopefully this goes someway to alleviate the gripes of organisations such as H2K. Obviously until Riot announces further details it’s impossible to truly assess the scope, but with the alleged application of European teams for the NA LCS franchising spots, it goes to show that these organisations desire a system somewhat similar to that in America.last_img read more

“Ralph” to replace “Calvin” in Elf on the Shelf contest

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce ‘Elf on the Shelf’ contest will resume tonight with a new elf.“Ralph” will replace “Calvin” with a clue that will be released tonight. Check here for the latest clue. Each day, Monday through Saturday, “Ralph” will be at a specific business after a clue was made. Any child under the age of 10 can participate in the contest and the rules of the contest can be found here. The first one to find Ralph receives a prize at that business.The contest had to be suspended when “Calvin” was found missing on Saturday at Dillon’s Grocery Store. He has never been recovered. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Kevin Dodds · 243 weeks ago Don’t sugar coat it! Calvin was elfnapped. Pretty de****able if you ask me. Report Reply 0 replies · active 243 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more