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Engineering aspirants to now need 75 percent marks in Class 12 boards
New Delhi : Aspirants for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for premier engineering institutes from 2017 onwards will be required to score 75 percent marks in their Class 12 board exams, an official statement said on Thursday.
 
"For the candidates to qualify in the JEE, they shall have secured at least 75 percent marks or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by respective Boards. For Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes students, this condition shall be relaxed to 65 percent marks," said the human resource development ministry statement.
 
"The performance of the students in the 12th class examination shall be a crucial parameter for determining the eligibility of the student for the JEE," it said, adding that this decision was taken after examining the report of the Ashok Misra committee and considering the public feedback, and had been notified in the JEE pattern from 2017.
 
The present system of giving 40 percent weightage for the Class 12 marks in calculating the ranks in the main round of JEE has also been done away with, it said but all other JEE systems shall remain unchanged.
 
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Congress challenges Aadhaar bill as money bill in SC
New Delhi : Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said he has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Aadhaar bill being classified as a money bill.
 
The Lok Sabha had ealier rejected all the five amendments to the Aadhaar bill recommended by the Rajya Sabha and passed the bill by voice vote.
 
The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 was passed after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sought to allay apprehensions of the Opposition concerning the bill.
 
"I have filed a writ petition challenging Aadhaar bill as a money bill in the Supreme Court. It is important because declaring the Aadhaar bill as money bill violates Article 110 of the Constitution and has grave implications for the future of the Rajya Sabha itself," said Ramesh.
 
"We are likely to get the date of hearing on April 15," he added. 
 
The Congress and other opposition parties had made a strong pitch against the overall nature of the bill in the Rajya Sabha.
 
Since it was introduced as money bill by the government, the Aadhaar bill was passed by parliament. As per constitutional provisions, the Rajya Sabha has limited powers with respect to money bills.
 
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Param

8 months ago

when congress wanted to put aadhar in place, bjp was opposing it. now bjp has managed to put it in place, congress is opposing it. what kind of jokes do we pay these MPs to play???

Ankur Agarwal

8 months ago

Shame on this fellow Jairam Ramesh and his Party.

States' expenditure quality improves with FRBM: RBI
Mumbai : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said expenditure quality at the sub-national level in India has somewhat improved with the implementation of fiscal responsibility and budget management (FRBM) rules.
 
"The existing levels of high revenue and non-development expenditure in states' total spending is of concern as it can inhibit growth at the state level, it said in a statement following release of areport titled "State Finances: A Study of Budgets of 2015-16", an annual publication which is the primary source for disaggregated state-wise fiscal data.
 
The report said empirical analysis indicates that expenditure on social and physical infrastructure could have growth augmenting effects.
 
The RBI also said the quality of expenditure could be improved through prioritisation and rationalisation that would generate fiscal space for raising the share of capital expenditure, which is conducive for growth.
 
Fiscal consolidation by states should emphasise revenue augmenting measures, improving the viability of power distribution companies and rationalisation of centrally sponsored schemes, while reining in slippages in the gross fiscal deficit from the path of fiscal discipline and the double digit growth in outstanding liabilities of state governments, it said.
 
The central bank also said reforming state level public enterprises and the proposed implementation of the consumption-based destination-centric goods and services tax (GST) could strengthen state finances.
 
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