MHT CET 2017, Provisional Allotment List Released at

MHT CET 2017 first round of provisional allotment has been released, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra in their official website has released MHT CET 2017 first allotment result yesterday (28 June).

The provisional allotment of first round of the Maharashtra Health Sciences and Technical Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) 2017, has been released by the Maharashtra Education council. Students who were eagerly waiting for their allotment letter can download it.

Students can download their allotment letter easily from the official website, Students by entering into their personal panel and entering their roll number and other required details, provided by the Maharashtra Education board at the time of online registration can download their allotment letter.

The final merit list for CET 2017 was released on June 22, 2017 and the result of first provisional allotment has been released yesterday. Students who are satisfied with the allotted seat can take admission and for that they have to reach their Admission Reporting Centre from June 29 to July 3 by 5 pm.  And the vacant seats for CAP round II will be displayed on July 5.

MHT CET 2017 was conducted on May 11 for admission of the first year students to degree courses on pharmacy and technology from the academic term of 2017-18. Nearly 3.9 lakh candidates appeared for the exam competing for 1.3 lakh engineering seats and 36 thousand seats in pharmacy courses.

The exam is conducted by Maharashtra Board Every year thousands of students register themselves for the said courses, as the for admissions to first year of full time degree courses of Health Sciences (MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS, BPTh, BOTh, BASLP, BP&O and BSc. Nursing, B.V.Sc. & AH) and Technical Education (Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy and Pharm D).

The Department of Technical Education (DTE) was established on September 4, 1957. It runs 12 government engineering colleges, 49 polytechnic colleges, three colleges of fine art, 39 technical high schools, 17 government commercial institutes, 42 tailoring and garment making training centres and four vocational training centers.

DTE conducts Master of Technology/Master of Planning, Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Architecture, MFA, BFA, diploma and certificate courses through engineering colleges, polytechnics, technical high schools, commercial institutes, arts colleges, tailoring and garment making training centers and vocational training centers.

MHT CET 2017 Provisional Allotments results has been released by Directorate of Technical Education and some more information regarding the 2017 MHT CET are as following:

  • Name of the Organization : Directorate of Technical Education (DTE)
  • Name of the Examination: MHT CET(Maharashtra Health Science and Technology Common Entrance Tes)
  • Examination Date: 11th May 2017
  • Released date of Marks: 23rd June
  • Category : MHT CET 2017 Provisional Allotment Result
  • Status: Released

For more further information students can visit the official website.

AIIMS MBBS 2017 Counselling Date Released, Begins in 5 Days

AIIMS MBBS 2017 examination result has been released previously on 14 June, 2017 in which more than 4900 students students got qualified and now 2017 AIIMS MBBS has released its counselling date. AIIMS has released it’s counselling date in its official website.

Students can know about their counselling date from the official website, Students by entering into their personal panel and entering their respective roll number provided by AIIMS MBBS 2017 Examination and other necessary details can download from the official website of AIIMS.

Every year thousands of students appear for the said exam and this year over 2.84 lakh candidates had appeared for the AIIMS MBBS examination, out of which 4,905 have qualified the exam and are eligible for counselling session in AIIMS.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has released the counselling schedule on its official website, the counseling is set to begin from 3rd July,2017.

The result of the medical entrance exam conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was declared on June 14.Over 2.84 lakh candidates had appeared for the examination, out of which 4,905 have qualified and are eligible for counselling session in AIIMS.

This year, Nishita Purohit has secured the first position in the exam. And other than this the first 10 toppers are from the same coaching institute in Kota.

Counselling date details are as following:

  • First counselling: From July 3 to July 6
  • Second counselling: August 3
  • Third counselling: September 2
  • Open counselling:  September 27

Students must carry all the necessary documents at time of of counselling,  And the counseling for allotment of seats to seven AIMS will be held at AIMS Institution, New Delhi at J.L. Auditorium from 8:30 am onward.

And the reporting time and date for OPH candidates are as following:

  • Al OPH candidate belonging to UR category:  July 3
  • Al OPH candidate belonging to OBC category:  July 5
  • Al OPH candidate belonging to SC/ST category:  July 6

After the completion of the counselling process, the list of selected /shortlisted candidates will be published on the official website of AIIMS. And also an Email /SMS Alert will be sent to the candidates on their registered mobile numbers.

Previously a case was registered as the complaint was filed by AIIMS authorities that photos of its MBBS entrance examination were ready available online on social media platforms. As reported by PTI, whistleblower of Vyapam scam, Anand Rai, in a series of tweets, posted images of question papers of the entrance examination. He claimed to have received the question paper screenshots from a source who said these were leaked from a college in Lucknow when the online test was on.

For more information students can visit the official website.

China Highly Alarmed After Report of Australian Spying

On Thursday, China said that it was “highly alarmed” over risks to its national security after a state-run newspaper accused Australia of spying on the country and stealing its technology. According to the Global Times, an employee of China’s national security department said to them that Australian intelligence agents “in disguise” acquire information from Chinese people abroad or “even encourage them to subvert China”.

Talking about the report, it’s published on the front page of the nationalistic newspaper and comes several weeks after Beijing rejected accusations of interference in Australian politics. The foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a regular briefing that “We are highly alarmed and remain alerted on other countries’ actions to endanger China’s national security and state interests”. “(The report) reminds me that recently the Australian media also played up reports on so-called Chinese spying,” he added. As per the Global Times, the Australian agents closely keep an eye on Chinese people and the embassy countrywide to foil “Chinese spy threats”. “In global covert struggles, Australia had never played the role of victim. However, they are wantonly working on intelligence about China and groundlessly accusing China of spying on them. The logic is ridiculous,” an unidentified staffer said.

The Australian government did not react straight away to the allegations. The article talked about an Australian media report this month that country’s intelligence agencies had key concerns China was interfering with Australian institutions and taking the help of political donations to increase access. According to an investigation by Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Fairfax Media learned that the country’s political high level had been warned two years ago about taking charitable contributions from two billionaires with relations to the Chinese Communist Party. But in spite of being warned by the country’s spy agency both the Liberal and Labor parties continued accepting large sums of money. The probe also revealed that the property developers Huang Xiangmo and Chau Chak Wing or their associates had given around AUS$6.7 million ($5 million) to political parties over 10 years.

Post the report, Canberra announced that it had launched an inquiry into espionage and international government interference. On the other hand, the China’s foreign ministry has called the reports “totally groundless” and stated that the Australian media should not “waste their time on such meaningless and malicious” stories. Many Chinese people have been interviewed or harassed by the Australian intelligence and are forced to give information on Chinese communities and the embassy, the Global Times article said. The report added that some have been sent back to China to “gather information”. The report also accused Australia of “stealing Chinese technology” and installing listening devices in the Embassy of China. However, the China’s national security department could not be contacted for comment as its phone number is not available to the public.

China-India Dispute Regarding the Construction of Road in Chumbi Valley Region

Once again China and India’s relations have become turbulent due to the border dispute. However, this time there is a road in the root of the dispute, which China is trying to make in the ChumbiValley region , which is considered to be extremely important from a strategic perspective. This place is very important because it’s a tri-junctional area between India China and Bhutan. Experts believe that China is trying to build a road to take strategic edge in this area. India has stopped its efforts, due to which the Chinese army broke the Indian bunkers in that area and prevent Indian pilgrims going to Kailash Mansarovar from Nathu La pass.

Ashok Kanth, an Indian diplomat in China, said: “There is generally a favorable agreement between the two sides in the Sikkim sector, but there is some dispute about the area adjacent to India, China and Bhutan. There is a dispute between the two countries regarding the boundary of water division in this sector. What is worrisome is that in spite of the deteriorating situation in Dapkong and Demchok area in 2013, China, instead of finding a solution, China is pushing the dispute by creating trouble in the Kailash Mansarovar journey.

China is constantly taking advantage of Bhutan’s non-resistance. Because of this, intrusions in China’s Chumbi Valley are constantly increasing, which is worrying for India. Bhutan expects India to ensure its security. As far as India is concerned, in the Chumbi valley, it has a strategic edge according to the position. However, China wants to change this situation, that is why their amy is constantly engaged in trying to push India back in this area (Chumbi Valley). However, this is the first time that after the confrontation between the forces on the border, the Chinese government has taken diplomatic counter measures such as curbing Mansarovar Yatra.

An expert said, “India should not allow the construction of Chinese roads in the Chumbi valley. It is a part of Chinese extensionism, which is a threat to both India and Bhutan. Let us say that decades ago China had asked to leave a special place in Bhutan in this area, but the King of Bhutan denied to do so.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Wednesday, “India wants to make an issue about this part.” I would like to say that this part neither belongs to Bhutan nor to India. Therefore, we also have a legal basis for this. Road construction is legitimate from China and there is a general activity in this area. No other Country is supposed to interfere in this thing.

The Centre Today Approved Rs 795.54 Crore Funds to Karnataka Farmers

The Centre today approved Rs 795.54 crore funds to Karnataka for providing relief  to farmers who lost their rabi (winter) crops in 2016 due to severe drought. A decision in this regard was taken in the High Level Committee (HLC) meeting, headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Finance minister Arun Jaitley Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and senior officers were also present at the meeting.

The HLC approved the assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) in respect of Karnataka to the tune of Rs 795.54 crore, an official statement said. The assistance to Karnataka is given in the wake of drought (Rabi) of 2016-17 crop year (July-June).

The relief amount, however, is much lower than Rs 3,310 crore sought by the state government, state Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda and Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa told reporters here.

The two ministers had met Rajnath Singh just before the HLC meeting and demanded early decision on the drought relief for the state.

“We are glad the HLC meeting was scheduled for today and the decision has been taken. Though the relief amount is lower than our demand, it is higher than Rs 607 crore sanctioned for rabi crop loss in 2015-16,” Gowda said.

He hoped that there was no further delay in release of this amount to the state.

“There is always delay in sanctioning of the funds after the HLC decision. There was three months delay  in release of drought relief funds for kharif crop loss in 2016-17,” the minister said. Early release of funds will benefit farmers, who are preparing fields for the kharif sowing in the current year. The state is ready with the technology platform for “transparent” transfer of relief funds directly to the bank accounts of the affected farmers, Gowada said.

Cabinet Approves Commission of Second Pay Commission 34 Changes for 48 Lakh Employees

On 28 June, The Union Cabinet approved the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission Allowances with 34 amendments that will impose an additional annual burden of Rs. 30,748  on exchequer. This move will impact  50 lakh government employees and will result in what the government calls a modest increase of Rs 1448.23 crore per annum over the projections made by the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The  projected financial implication on allowances  by the commission is at Rs Rs. 29,300 crore per annum. Hence, the combined additional financial implication is  estimated at Rs 30748.23 crore per annum.

The increased allowances will comes into effect from 1 July 2017 and is based on the recommendations of the Committee on Allowances.

In the Cabinet meeting, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley brief the media and said, ” All the modifications are based on suggestions made by the Committee on Allowances (CoA). In its report submitted to the Finance Minister on April 27 the Empowered Committee of Secretaries set up to screen the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.”

The Highlights of approved recommendation on 7th Pay Commission Allowances by cabinet:

  1. Number of allowances recommended to be abolished:

He  added, the Commission suggested that out of the eradication of 53 allowances the government decided not to do away with the 12 allowance.

Before approving its recommendations the  7th pay commission had undertaken the its stakeholder consultations and interacted with Joint Consultative Machinery and representatives from various staff associations.

Most of the modifications are based on the continuing requirement of some of the existing administrative exigencies and arrangements  to further rationalisation of the allowances structure.

  1. House Rent Allowance

Currently, HRA is paid at 30 percent for X cities in which the population is 50 lakh and above,  20 percent for peoples living in Y cities with population of 5 to 50 lakh and 10 percent for those employees who live in  Z  category city in which the population is below 5 lakh. The panel recommended the reduction in the existing rates to 24 percent for X cities, 16 percent for Y cities and 8 percent for employees residing in Z category of cities. While the new reduced rates of HRA  may not be sufficient for employees who fall in lower pay bracket, so it has been decided that HRA shall not be less than Rs 5400 for X, Rs 3600 for Y and Rs 1800 for employees of Z category of cities. This base rate has been calculated at 30 %, 20% and 10 %  for the minimum pay of Rs 18000. This scheme  will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees who belongs to  1 to 3 Level.

Further, HRA rates will be revised in two phases to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent when DA crosses 50 per cent and to 30 per cent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent, respectively. As per the current inflation trends these rates will be revised when DA crosses 25 percent and 50 per cent respectively.

  1. Siachen Allowance

The panel had placed Siachen Allowance in the RH-Max cell of the R&H Matrix with two slabs of Rs 21,000 and Rs 31,500. After recognizing the extreme risk and hardship faced by military who deployed in Siachen continuous basis, it was decided to enhance the rates of Siachen Allowance from the existing rate from Rs 14,000 to Rs 30,000 per month for Jawans and from Rs 21,000 to Rs 42,500 per month for Officer.

  1. Dress Allowance

The different types of allowances for maintenance of uniforms have been rationalized and now, annually it will be paid in four slabs of  Rs 5000, Rs 10,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000  for various category of employees. Nurses will continue to get this on a monthly basis in view of high maintenance and hygiene requirements.

  1. Some important allowances paid to all employees:
  • Rate of Children Education Allowance has been increased from Rs 1500 per month  to Rs 2250 per month for one child and maximum of two children. Hostel Subsidy will increases from Rs 4500 to Rs 6750 per month.
  • Special Allowance rates for Child Care for Women with Disabilities have been increased from Rs 1500 to Rs 3000 per month.
  • Incentive of Higher Education for Civilians has been increased from Rs 2000 – Rs 10000 to Rs 10000 – Rs 30000.
  1. Recommendations of some important allowances for Indian Railways employees:
  • Additional Allowance rates for Indian Railways employees have been increased from Rs 500-1000 per month to Rs 1125- 2250 per month.
  • New Allowance for Special Train Controller’s is Rs 5000 per month has been introduced.
  1. Recommendations for some important allowances paid to Nurses & Ministerial Staffs of Hospital
  • The rate of Nursing Allowance has been increased from Rs 4800 to Rs 7200 per month.
  • The Operation Theatre Allowance rates have been increased from Rs 360 to Rs 540 per month.
  • Hospital Patient Care Allowance rates have been increased from Rs 2070 – 2100 to Rs 4100 – 5300 per month.
  1. Recommendations of some important allowances paid to Pensioners:

Fixed Medical Allowance rates for Pensioners have been increased from Rs 500 to Rs 1000 per month. This will benefit more than five lakh central government pensioners who don’t get CGHS facilities. The rate of Constant Attendance Allowance been increased from Rs 4500 to Rs 6750 per month.

  1. Recommendations of some important allowances paid to Department of Posts

The 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations to abolish Cycle Allowance mainly to Postmen and trackmen in Railways have not been accepted. The allowance for postmen in Department of Posts and trackmen in Railways, the cycle allowance rates have been increased from Rs 90 per month to Rs 180 per month. Through this more than 22,200 employees will get benefit.

  1. Allowances to Services like Defense, Police, CAPFs, Indian Coast Guard and Security Agencies
  • Earlier, the commission recommended abolition of Ration Money Allowance and free ration to Defense officers but now it has been decided that Ration Money Allowance will continue to be paid to them directly into to their bank account.
  • The facility of an additional free railway warrant is now granted to staff of Defense Forces who are serving in high altitude, CI Ops shall be extended to all staff of Indian Coast Guard and CAPFs.
  • The rates of Counter Insurgency Ops Allowance to Defense and CAPFs deployed in counter   insurgency operations will be governed by the R&H Matrix and the rates increased  from Rs 3000 –11700 to Rs 6000–16900 per month.
  • Rates of MARCOS and Chariot Allowance granted to marine commandos of Indian Navy will go up from Rs 10500 – Rs 15750 to Rs 17300 – Rs 25000 per month.
  • Commando Battalion allowance rates for Resolute Action paid to CRPF personnel placed in Naxal hit areas will increases from Rs 8400 – Rs 16800 per month to Rs 17300 – Rs 25000 per month.
  • Flying Allowance paid to flying branch and technical officers of Defense Forces will go up from Rs 10500 – Rs 15750  to Rs 17300 – Rs 25000 per month.
  • Now, Aeronautical Allowance has been extended also to Indian Coast Guard which is paid only to the staff of Indian Navy and the rate of this allowance has been increased from Rs 300 to Rs 450 per month.

US Australia Begin Their Joint Military Exercise

The biggest ever joint military exercises between United States and Australia begans today, the show force which is largely at sea area aimed at sending a message to both allies and potential foes including China.

This is the biggest ever exercises involve 33000 Australian and U.S  troops on  battleships board which is equipped with strike jets that comes as tension over China’s more assertive activity, especially  in the disputed South China Sea and has raised fears of confrontation.

The Head of the U.S. Pacific, Admiral Harry Harris, asked how he thought China would view the exercises, and the deployment size was intended as a signal.

Harris told reporters on board the USS Bonhomme Richard,” I am pleased about that message it sends our friends,  partners and potential adversaries.”

In recent months, the Relations between the United States and China have soured  as the United States seeks to counter what it perceives as Chinese assertiveness in the Pacific that is encapsulated by Beijing’s artificial island building in the South China Sea.

China claims at the resource rich South China Sea, through which every year about $5 trillion in ship borne trade passes. Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines Taiwan and Vietnam have claims on the waterway.

Over the past three years, the United States estimates that China has added more than 3200 acres of land on tiny isles amd seven reefs in the South China Sea  installing various ports, runways, communications equipment and aircraft hangars.

The professor of politics and foreign policy at the University of Sydney, James Curran, said,” the illustrated exercise close military ties between the Australia and United States, but it could raise tension amoung.

Curran said,” if there are someconcerns about China’s activities in the South China this military exercise will send signal and take on greater significance.”

“When Australia, the United States and others trying to gang up on China, it will be concerned and looks like containment.”

This exercise will continue  for a month in Australian territorial waters and will include training in land and air operations.