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NEET 2021 registration window closes today. How to apply at

[ad_1] The application process for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET UG 2021) will end today, 10 August 2021. Candidates who still have not applied for it can apply online through the official site of NTA NEET on The last date of payment of application fees is till today, August 10. Candidates must note that this is the extended deadline for the application form. After the application process ends, the correction window will open on August 11. Candidates can rectify the personal details, place of birth, medium of question paper, choice of exam city, academic details of Class 10, 11 and 12, permanent and correspondence address, details of parents/guardians. NEET 2021: How to apply • Click on NEET 2021 link available on the home page. • Enter the registration details and fill in the application form. • Make the payment of application fees. • Once done, click on confirm. • Your application has been submitted. Students must note down

Accomplished Attorney Shares The Six Leadership Habits That Matter Most

“Take Six” by Veta T. Richardson is released with ForbesBooks. This release is posted on behalf of ForbesBooks (operated by Advantage Media Group under license.) NEW YORK (August 24, 2021) —  Take Six: Essential Habits to Own Your Destiny, Overcome Challenges, and Unlock Opportunities  by polymath executive and legal leader Veta T. Richardson is now available .  The book is published with ForbesBooks, the exclusive business book publishing imprint of Forbes and is available on  Amazon  today. How do we maintain important professional relationships while staying true to ourselves? How can we express the special abilities that differentiate us from everyone else? Questions like these guide Veta T. Richardson’s philosophy in her latest book,  Take Six.  An accomplished attorney, Richardson has led a life of impact, and now she has turned her attention towards empowering young professionals, mid-career executives, aspiring leaders, or anyone at a career crossroads to step into what makes t

New labour rules with change in work hours, pay to come into effect from Oct 1?

The Narendra Modi government may come up with some changes in the four labour codes that were passed in Parliament to ensure the new rules are implemented across the country from October 1. The four new codes on industrial relations, wages, social security and occupational health safety (OSH), and working conditions will rationalise 44 central labour laws, the government has said. According to reports, all the four codes will be implemented at one go. The existing provisions of the new rules will lead to an increase in working hours for employees from nine to 12 hours, while the in-hand salary will also see a change. Under the new wage code, allowances have been capped at 50 per cent, which will lead to half of the monthly pay being calculated as basic wage. Provident fund (PF) contribution is calculated as a percentage of basic wage, which includes basic pay and dearness allowance. Increase in basic pay will result in an increase in the PF contribution, which will reduce the take-home

Book your COVID-19 vaccination slot on WhatsApp, here's step by step guide

[ad_1] New Delhi: In order to make the COVID-19 vaccination process easier, the Centre on Tuesday (August 24, 2021) introduced a new facility to book slots using WhatsApp. Calling it 'a new era of citizen convenience', Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced that the COVID-19 vaccine slots can now be easily booked within minutes. Here's how to book a COVID-19 vaccination slot using WhatsApp: 1. Add +919013151515 to your phone contact list or simply visit 2. On WhatsApp, type 'Book Slot' and send to this number.  3. Verify six-digit OTP that you will receive on your phone number. 4. Choose your preferred date, location, pin code and choice of COVID-19 vaccine. 5. Your COVID-19 vaccination slot will be confirmed. Paving a new era of citizen convenience. Now, book #COVID19 vaccine slots easily on your phone within minutes. Send ‘Book Slot’ to MyGovIndia Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp  Verify OTP Follow the steps Book today: https://t.

UPSSSC, SSC CGL: Candidates complain as exam dates clash

[ad_1] Many candidates in Uttar Pradesh are in a fix because one of the biggest state recruitment exams, UPSSSC PET and the Staff Selection Commission’s CGL exam have been scheduled on the same day for them. Edited by Maitree Baral UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2021 02:47 PM IST Many candidates in Uttar Pradesh are in a fix because one of the biggest state recruitment exams, UPSSSC PET and the Staff Selection Commission’s CGL exam have been scheduled on the same day for them. Today, August 24, the Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC) is conducting the preliminary eligibility test (PET) for group C posts. More than 20 lakh candidates have registered for the exam which is being held in two sittings on a single day. The UPSSSC PET was earlier scheduled on August 20, it was later rescheduled to four days later. UPSSSC की आज हो रही PET परीक्षा में शामिल हो रहे सभी 20 लाख से ज्यादा परीक्षार्थियों को मेरी शुभकामनाएँ। आप सभी सफल हों और प्रदेश के सर्वांगीण विकास मे अपनी अहम भूम

From passenger trains, railway stations to airports, roads and stadiums --Here's all about Modi govt's Rs 6 lakh crore monetisation plan

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on August 23 unveiled an ambitious Rs 6 lakh crore National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) that included unlocking value by involving private companies across infrastructure sectors -- from passenger trains and railway stations to airports, roads and stadiums. Projects have been identified across sectors, with roads, railways and power being the top segments. Here's all about Modi govt's Rs 6 lakh crore monetisation plan. Railways-Asset Monetisation A total of 400 stations, 90 passenger trains, railway stadiums and colonies, and the famed Konkan and hill railways are among the assets identified by the government for monetisation. Railway is the second biggest sector, after road, identified in the ambitious national monetisation plan. Monnetisation of railways' brownfield infrastructure assets would garner over Rs 1.52 lakh crore in four years till fiscal 2025. Railway assets would contribute 26 per cent of the Rs 6 lakh crore Nati

Telangana government allows all educational institutes to reopen from next week

[ad_1] The Telangana government has announced that it will reopen all educational institutions from 1 September including Anganwadi centres. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao took the decision at a high level meeting and ordered Ministers and officials of Municipal and Panchayat Raj departments to clean and sanitise all educational institutions and hostels by August 30. Addressing the meeting Rao said, "The education system in the state has suffered a lot because of the prevailing situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this wake, we have studied the measures and strategies of different states in the country to reopen educational institutions. We have discussed with the medical and the Health Department, who gave reports that the COVID-19 situation is much under control than the previous months. The public moment is also coming to normalcy gradually." "Meanwhile, the continuous shutdown of educational institutions is causing peer pressure on st

Kamala Harris Accuses China Of ‘Coercion’ And ‘Intimidation’, Vows U.S. Support For Allies In Indo-Pacific

Topline U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday hit out at China, accusing it of using  “coercion” and “intimidation” to  back unlawful claims in the South China Sea and affirmed U.S. support for allies in the region as the Biden administration shifts its attention and resources to the Indo-Pacific region to counter Beijing’s advances. US Vice President Kamala Harris delivers a speech at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore before ... [+] departing for Vietnam on the second leg of her Asia trip. POOL/AFP via Getty Images Key Facts Speaking in Singapore in the middle of an important seven-day tour to Southeast Asia, Harris said that Beijing's action in the region continues to undermine “the rules-based order” and threaten the sovereignty of nations. Harris, who is scheduled to visit Hanoi on Tuesday, added that the U.S. “stands with our allies and our partners” in the face of threats from China. Harris’ trip to the region comes at an important time for the Bi

After Realme, Oppo is the second brand 'copy' Apple's MagSafe charging

[ad_1] It was a matter of time, isn’t it? Realme recently showcased its own version of Apple’s MagSafe charging tech and days later Oppo has followed suit and done the same. According to a report by GSMArena, Oppo demonstrated similar tech at the Smart China Expo 2021. Oppo’s magnetic charging system is called MagVOOC and it also showcased a few products. The products include a 40W charger, a 20W charger and a power bank. The company claims that MagVOOC charging stand can charge devices at 40W capacity for supported devices. For older Oppo phones, it can charge at 30W. The charger stand is Qi-enabled and can charge without MagVOOC as well but at 15W capacity. The second MagSafe like product is the 20W MagVOOC charger, which is less powerful but portable. It also offers support for Qi-enabled charging at up to 10W. The third product is the MagVOOC power bank with 4500mAh capacity. It support Qi standard and can be used to charge smartwatches and TWS headphones as well. It comes with a U

US commerce secretary and Indian envoy discuss growing bilateral economic ties

Indian ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu and US commerce secretary Gina Raimondo spoke about their commitment to the growing business ties in support of a broader strategic tie. Indian ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu and US commerce secretary Gina Raimondo held talks in Washington on Tuesday to discuss the evolving business relationship between the two world powers. The duo stressed the importance of the bilateral commercial relationship and their commitment to the growing business ties in support of the broader strategic relationship. Raimondo later took to Twitter and said there were “unlimited opportunities to support our businesses, building stronger ties between our countries”. Sandhu said, “Discussed strengthening India-US commercial and economic ties, including supply chain resilience and enhanced cooperation in tech sectors.” Today, Amb. @SandhuTaranjitS & I discussed what lies ahead in the US-India commercial relationship. We have unlimited opportunit

Students of Odisha capable enough to create history, says Naveen Patnaik

[ad_1] Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated 10 'transformed schools' in Hinjilicut in the second phase of the school transformation program under the 5-T initiative of the state government. The ambitious school transformation program of the state government has been launched on August 21 and under this 50 schools will be transformed in five phases in Hinjilicut. Inaugurating the event virtually, Patnaik said, " The students of Odisha are highly capable, no less than talented as they have a lot of potential and If given the opportunity, they can make history and this transformation of schools that started in Hinjilicut has added a glorious chapter to the history of education in Odisha". " The school is the best time for everyone, this transformation is for all students, as it will create many opportunities for the future and make good citizens and this 5-T program will play a key role in this transformation," said Patnaik. Citing the exa

THIS new LIC campaign will allow policyholders to revive lapsed policies; check how it works

The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has finally unveiled a special two-month campaign in order to bring back the individual lapsed policies, the state-run insurer said on August 23. Named the 'Special Revival Campaign,’ the programme was launched today and will go on till October 22, 2021, it said. LIC would also give concession on late fees in terms of incentive for policyholders so that they get back their insurance policies. Under the 'Special Revival Campaign', policies of specific eligible plans can be revived within five years from the date of the first unpaid premium, subject to certain terms and conditions, the insurer said in a release. The campaign has been launched from August 23, 2021 to October 22, 2021, the release said. Policies which are in a lapsed condition during the premium paying term and not completed policy term are eligible to be revived in this campaign, it said. "The campaign is launched for the benefit of those policyholders whose p

WWE Raw Results: Winners, News And Notes With SummerSlam 2021 Fallout

Karrion Kross debuted controversial new ring gear on WWE Raw Credit: WWE Raw from San Diego, Calif, the WWE SummerSlam 2021 fallout show, advertised Logan Paul appearing on MoistTV, an RK-Bro Championship Celebration and Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. Raw also saw Karrion Kross debut new ring gear as he wore a gladiator’s mask to the ring in addition to red straps. Unfortunately for Kross, Twitter wasted no time roasting the embattled former undefeated NXT champion as he immediately became a trending topic. Last week’s WWE Raw viewership garnered 1.847 million viewers for the SummerSlam 2021 go-home show. August 16, 2021—1.857 million August 9, 2021—1.790 million August 2, 2021—1.821 million July 26, 2021—1.814 million July 19, 2021—1.923 million WWE Raw—Key Competition NFL Preseason Football—Jacksonville Jaguars at New Orleans Saints CM Punk to AEW is Already a Success ( Pro Wrestling Bits ) WWE Raw Total YouTube Viewership

Windows 10 Waking Up from Sleep Randomly? Here's How to Fix Glitch

[ad_1] Did you just find out that you had put your Windows computer to sleep but for some mysterious reason it woke itself? Putting a computer to sleep does not have to be as tough as is in the case of a disgruntled baby. However, there may be underlying issues that are waking up your computer even when you remember putting it to sleep. To troubleshoot this problem, please follow these simple steps and get a good sleep for your computer and yourself as well. To find out the reason, type cmd in Start Menu and click on Run as administrator. When the command window is opened, type powercfg -lastwake and press Enter. If you find the apps that woke your PC, open them to adjust their settings or uninstall them. If you did not find your answer during the last step, type powercfg -waketimers in the command window and press Enter. It will show you which app is supposed to wake up your PC and at what time. To change settings, go to apps mentioned in your command prompt and adjust their settings.

Delhi University(DU) decides to implement NEP from next academic session

[ad_1] Delhi University(DU) decision to implement the National Education Policy (NEP) from the next academic year has triggered a row with varsity teachers' body to call a strike today. The decision to go on a strike was taken after the Standing Committee on Academic Matters, in its meeting on Monday, approved the implementation of the policy from 2022-23. The NEP is a four-year undergraduate programme and it gives multiple entries and exit options for students. The committee, however, deferred discussion on the implementation of the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). The Standing Committee’s recommendations will come up for discussion in the Academic Council meeting on Tuesday. The university had formed a 42-member high powered committee to look into the NEP’s implementation. The committee in its recommendation has asked that the University should conitnue with the three-year undergraduate programme but to “assimilate in its structure" a four-year degree p

E-tailers seek tweaks in proposed rules

India’s top e-commerce companies, represented by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), have sought changes to the proposed e-commerce rules, positing that the proposals harm the interests of consumers. IAMAI’s members include top e-commerce companies, including Flipkart, Amazon, and Tata group companies. In a letter to the consumer affairs ministry, a copy of which was reviewed by Mint, IAMAI alleged the new rules will not only deny online sellers a level-playing field, but will also unfairly impact thousands of small suppliers to the e-tailers. More importantly, the rules will adversely affect the interests of millions of customers who have embraced e-commerce amid the pandemic, the letter said. The controversial e-commerce rules spearheaded by consumer affairs minister Piyush Goyal has divided the industry, with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) favouring the government’s move and foreign-owned e-commerce firms, such as Flipkart and Amazon India, and some

FM Nirmala Sitharaman sets September 15 deadline for Infosys CEO to resolve IT portal glitches

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her meeting with Infosys MD and CEO Salil Parekh has asked the software major to resolve the issues faced by the taxpayers on the Income Tax e-filing portal by September 15. Sitharaman held a meeting with Parekh here in the afternoon to convey the deep disappointment and concerns of the government and the taxpayers about the continuing glitches in the e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department, even after two-and-a-half months since its launch, which was also delayed. The Ministry of Finance emphasised that there is a need for putting in more resources and efforts on the part of Infosys so that the much-delayed delivery of agreed services is ensured. Parekh was also sensitised on the difficulties that the taxpayers are facing and the problems that are arising on account of the delays in the functioning of the portal, said a Finance Ministry statement. Parekh assured that the software major is working expeditiously towards ensuring a glitch-f

Engineering colleges prepare for courses in regional languages

[ad_1] The engineering colleges, approved by All India Council for Technical Education to teach in regional languages, have started recruiting new faculty, identifying those who already are fluent in regional languages, and translating the existing curriculum, ahead of the upcoming session of the first batch of BTech students to be taught engineering and technical courses in regional languages from October. In line with the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 that calls for imparting education in mother tongue, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), for the first time in July, granted permission to 14 colleges across the country to offer select engineering courses in 11 regional languages including Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayalam, Assamese, Punjabi and Oriya. However, this year, eight of these 14 colleges will offer BTech courses in Hindi. Others will provide the option of pursuing technical education in Marathi, Bengali, Tamil

Amazon Grand Gaming Days Sale: Check out the best deals on gaming laptops, accessories, and more

[ad_1] Amazon has unveiled its Grand Gaming Days sale and it is giving attractive discounts and offers on gaming laptops and monitors to accessories and peripherals. Customers can get many discounts along with No Cost EMI payment options and exchange offers during the sale. This sale is already live and ends on August 24. Corsair K55 RGB Pro Gaming Keyboard: The Corsair K55 RGB Pro gaming keyboard comes at a discounted rate of Rs 3,899. Lenovo G-Series 27-inch FHD IPS Gaming Monitor: This budget monitor is available at a discounted price of Rs 18,499. It comes with a 27-inch Full HD IPS panel, a 144Hz refresh rate, a response time of 1ms, and AMD FreeSync support. Asus TUF Dash F15 (2021): The Asus TUF Dash F15 (2021) gaming laptop is available at a discounted price of Rs 81,990 along with a discount coupon worth Rs 3,000. The TUF Dash F15 (2021) features an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, an RTX 3050 Ti GPU, a 144Hz Full HD IPS panel, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of M.2 NVMe SSD storage. Asus

Arizona Delays Bizarre GOP Election Audit Because Leader Is ‘Quite Sick’ With Covid

Topline Several people hired to lead a controversial audit of Arizona’s 2020 election results have contracted Covid-19, Republican lawmakers said Monday, delaying a widely panned ballot review process that’s earned scrutiny from Congress and criticism from local officials. Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors ... [+] for Cyber Ninjas on May 6, 2021 in Phoenix. ASSOCIATED PRESS Key Facts The Arizona Senate expected to receive a draft audit report Monday, but three members of the audit team tested positive for the coronavirus, including Doug Logan, the CEO of Florida-based Cyber Ninjas, the company hired to perform the audit, Senate President Karen Fann (R) said in a statement. Fann told Forbes all three staffers are very ill with Covid-19, and one team member other than Logan was hospitalized, but it’s unclear whether their cases are related. State senators are still expecting part of the draft audit

Govt unveils ₹6L-crore monetisation scheme

The government will raise ₹ 88,000 crore this year by leasing infrastructure assets of central government ministries and state-run companies under a ₹ 6 trillion National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) it unveiled on Monday. The funds will then be used to build new infrastructure assets, helping boost economic growth in Asia’s third-largest economy. Annual targets under the four-year pipeline have been set at ₹ 1.62 trillion for FY23, ₹ 1.79 trillion for FY24 and ₹ 1.67 trillion in the following year. The top five sectors by value under the government’s asset monetization programme are roads (27%), railways (25%), power (15%), oil and gas pipelines (8%) and telecom (6%). Among projects the government plans to lease are 26,700km of roads, 90 passenger trains, 400 railway stations, 28,608 circuit km transmission lines, 286,000km of Bharatnet fibre network and 14,917 towers owned by state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Ltd. Other core infrastructure assets that will

CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams 2021: Offline date sheet to be released today

[ad_1] Central Board of Secondary Education will release CBSE Board Exams 2021 date sheet today. The date sheet will be available to candidates on the official site of CBSE on . The portal will be made available soon for registration for the students who are not satisfied with their results. The exams will be conducted at the designated centres following the Covid-19 protocols. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Offline Exams 2021 date sheet to be announced today. — Prasar Bharati News Services पी.बी.एन.एस. (@PBNS_India) August 10, 2021 Meanwhile, the CBSE released its dispute resolution process. Students who are not satisfied with their marks can apply for a review with their schools. The last date to submit complaints by students is August 11. The result committee will start processing it from August 10, 2021, till August 13, 2021. On August 3, CBSE had announced the results of Class 10th Board Exams 2021. Girls outshone boys by a slender

New Labour Code: Working hours, salary structure to change from October 1, check other details

Come October 1, the Narendra Modi government is coming with a lot of changes in the rules of labour law. This new rule states that the employees working hours are going to be increased from 9 hours to 12 hours in the new labour law.  Besides that, the in-hand salary will also change after the new law is implemented.  According to the new draft rule, the basic pay will be 50% or more of the total salary. This will also change the salary structure of most employees, as the non-perks part of the salary will be less than 50 per cent of the total salary. Similarly, other allowances in the total salary will also change, i.e. it will be more.  The increase in basic salary will further increase the PF which is based on basic pay. An increase in the basic pay will increase the PF, which means that there will be a cut in the take-home or hand-to-hand pay. With the increase in contribution to gratuity and PF, the amount received after retirement will increase. The highest-paid officers will see t

This smart wheelchair made by IIT Madras can be driven on roads

[ad_1] Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have developed a motorized wheelchair vehicle that can be used not only on roads but even on uneven terrains. Called ‘NeoBolt’, it has a maximum speed of 25 kmph and travels up to 25 km per charge. NeoBolt is developed by a team led by professor Sujatha Srinivasan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, and has been commercialised through a startup called ‘NeoMotion.’ The Startup has been co-founded by professor Srinivasan and an IIT Madras Alumni, Swostik Sourav Dash, who is the CEO of NeoMotion. The start-up has also developed and commercially launched ‘NeoFly,’ a personalised wheelchair. “NeoFly is a wheelchair that is customised to the user. It is built to provide comfort, efficient propulsion, higher manoeuvrability and superior ergonomics. The motor-powered attachment, NeoBolt converts NeoFly into a safe, road-worthy vehicle that can navigate any kind of terrain that we may normally encounter - dr

Proud Boys Leader Who Burned BLM Flag At Trump Protest Sentenced To Five Months In Jail

Topline Proud Boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio was sentenced to more than five months in jail on Monday for his actions at a pro-Trump rally in December 2020, which included burning a Black Lives Matter flag stolen from a historically Black church in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Enrique Tarrio, leader of the Proud Boys, stands outside Harry's bar ... [+] during a protest on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters who refuse to accept that President-elect Joe Biden won the election are rallying ahead of the electoral college vote to make Trump's 306-to-232 loss official. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) Getty Images Key Facts The leader of the far-right group, famous for violently brawling with left-wing activists, was sentenced to 155 days in jail—with an additional 85 suspended—for burning the flag and carrying high-capacity magazines into the city just weeks before members of his group stormed the U.S. Capitol. Tarri