The percentile criterion was introduced in 2013 by of Kapil Sibal so that students would pay greater attention to their performance in school.
Smriti Irani was a surprise choice for the heavyweight HRD ministry. She is resigned to the idea that she will continue to attract controversies.
The government is considering a proposal to ban the sale of loose cigarettes, a move that will hit ITC and other cigarette makers hard.
Government set to prohibit import of cosmetics tested on animals, proposal needs Harsh Vardhan’s nod
The impending move concedes to the long-standing concerns raised by animal welfare organisations, but could face stiff opposition from cosmetics brands.
CBSE is looking to shortlist about 25 to 30 names for the booklet, which would soon be available for approximately 15,000 schools affiliated to the board across the country.
BJP rubbished Vishwas’ claim. “Even I can claim that Arvind Kejriwal had come to my house and offered to make me the CM," said a BJP MLA.
Beyond Nehru-Gandhis: UGC to name research centres after ‘unsung’ heroes like S Radhakrishnan and others
The government, however, has no plans to rename centres and institutes that currently carry the name of members of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
It is learnt that HRD minister has agreed to the idea and the meeting of the council is tentatively scheduled for October 1.
Integration of NE states is one of the thrust areas of the HRD Ministry and the programme has been proposed by the IITs at the behest of Irani.
From urging setting up of soil testing labs to dispatching aid for victims of a fire mishap, she has initiated a number of steps in Amethi.
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