Science faculty courses witnessed the highest cut-offs this year. Cut-off for BSc increased anywhere between 1% to 5%, with St Xavier’s College posting one of the highest cut-offs for the course (89%) . Similarly, cut-offs for BSc IT and BSc Computer Science in sought-after colleges increased anywhere between 2% and 14%. HR College, Churchgate, registered posted one of the highest cut-offs for BCom (95%) and BFM (94.6%). Similarly, NM College, Vile Parle, posted one of the highest cut-offs for BMS and BAF — 95.8%.
June 19, 2018 19:52 UTC
A couple’s counselling session at the Central police station on Tuesday turned into a brawl in which their families attacked each other with swords and knives. Twenty-six-year-old Vikash Shirsat, who works in private company, married Neha Murtadkar, 24, last year. “As they were arguing, their relatives entered the centre and few ran to their homes and came back with swords and knives. Within a few minutes, the beat marshal police and Central police station staff rushed to the spot and handled the situation. The nine arrested have been identified as Samir Changle, 24, Sachin Murtadkar, 21, Yogesh Murtadkar, 24, Rahul Murtadkar, Mahesh Karpe, 36, Vikas Shirsat, 26, Akash Shirsat, 24, Bandu Shirsat, 36, and Amol Shirsat, 28.
June 19, 2018 19:41 UTC
more-inMADURAIForest Minister Dindigul C. Sreenivasan on Tuesday issued a statement clarifying that he did not say that late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa looted public money, as reported in a section of the media. Dhinakaran and his family siphoned off money that was illegally amassed by Jayalalithaa. Denying this, Mr. Sreenivasan said he only meant V.K. Sasikala, the jailed aide of Jayalalithaa, and her family, which included Mr. Dhinakaran, looted money without the knowledge of Jayalalithaa. He added that Mr. Dhinakaran was running his party with this looted money.
June 19, 2018 18:22 UTC
But as a refugee in India, she has had no opportunity to earn a living and has been unable to rebuild her life. Today, India is host to over 200,000 refugees like her who have been forced to flee conflict and persecution in their home countries. The Declaration sets the stage for a new framework for refugee protection — the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). The Compact is a coordinated effort to strengthen international response to protracted refugee situations and comprehensively addresses all stages of refugee protection, from reception to long-term solutions. Two of its key objectives are to ease pressures on host countries and enhance refugee self-reliance.
June 19, 2018 18:22 UTC
New Delhi: The Indian government is open to considering the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) demand for more regulatory powers over state-run lenders but believes the central bank has enough powers to perform its functions, finance minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday. If the government accepts RBI’s demand, it will bring the central bank’s powers to regulate state-run banks on par with its powers over private sector lenders. If there are any more additional powers required, the government is very open to that,” Goyal said in a press briefing after meeting heads of a few state-run banks. Goyal was responding to a question over RBI governor Urjit Patel’s statement to the parliamentary standing committee of finance where the governor had said that RBI does not have enough regulatory powers over state-run lenders. RBI cannot remove directors and management at state-run banks, cannot supersede bank boards, does not have the power to force a merger or trigger liquidation of state-run banks.
June 19, 2018 18:11 UTC
New Delhi: State-run banks will focus on meeting the credit demands of 4,500 good borrowers besides micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as the government looks to these lenders to help revive growth. There are around 4,500 such ‘good’ accounts in state-run banks, mostly under consortium lending. Over the next three to four weeks, banks will study the credit needs of these borrowers. After this, banks will look into firms with loans up to Rs200 crore, which will address the credit requirements of MSMEs. Keeping in mind the restrictions placed on certain banks under Reserve Bank of India’s prompt corrective action, relatively stronger banks will take a larger share in consortium lending.
June 19, 2018 18:00 UTC
Roger Federer, who reclaimed the number one ranking by winning the Stuttgart title last week, broke his 72nd ranked opponent in the second game. (Source: Reuters) Roger Federer, who reclaimed the number one ranking by winning the Stuttgart title last week, broke his 72nd ranked opponent in the second game. (Source: Reuters)Defending champion Roger Federer continued his fine run on grass ahead of Wimbledon with a 6-3 6-4 win over Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene in the opening round of the Halle Open on Tuesday, while second-seeded Alexander Zverev suffered an early exit. World number three Zverev began his grasscourt campaign with a disappointing 6-1 6-4 defeat by Croatian Borna Coric. The German dropped his serve four times in an erratic display as Coric clinched his 20th match win of the season.
June 19, 2018 18:00 UTC
England’s Alex Hales scored 147 to guide England to 481/6. (Source: Reuters) England’s Alex Hales scored 147 to guide England to 481/6. #entertainment 🔥🙌👌#ENGvAUS #500 — James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) 19 June 2018Despite a belter of a wicket at Trent Bridge, fabulous batting performance by England to pose the highest ever ODI score -481/6. Brilliant innings from Roy, Bairstow, Hales, Morgan #ENGVAUS — VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 19 June 2018Is 500 POSSIBLE??? #entertainment 🔥🙌👌#ENGvAUS #500 — James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) 19 June 2018In other news, Australia has used 8 bowlers in 27 overs.
June 19, 2018 17:48 UTC
IIFL Holdings will own 51.11% of IIFL Wealth on a fully diluted basis after the closure of the transaction. Photo: AFPMumbai: The wealth management subsidiary of IIFL Holdings Ltd on Tuesday said it will raise Rs745.71 crore from a clutch of leading institutional investors. The fund-raising will take IIFL Wealth Management Ltd’s valuation to Rs14,622 crore, up three-fold since 2015. According to the fund-raising plan, 44,89,500 equity shares of IIFL Wealth will be issued at Rs1,661, each, to investors. IIFL Holdings will own 51.11% of IIFL Wealth on a fully diluted basis after the closure of the transaction.
June 19, 2018 17:37 UTC
Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from Sri Lanka’s third and final Test against the Windies. (Source: Reuters File) Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from Sri Lanka’s third and final Test against the Windies. (Source: Reuters File)Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from his side’s third and final Test against the Windies after he was found guilty of ball tampering during the second day’s play of the second Test, which concluded at Gros Islet on Monday. ICC Match Referee Javagal Srinath handed Chandimal the maximum punishment available under the code, i.e. “The footage shows that upon receiving the ball, Dinesh took something from his pocket and put it into his mouth.
June 19, 2018 17:37 UTC
Photo: HTMumbai: As part of a rout in global equities, the Indian capital markets, too, slipped to a two-week low on Tuesday, as news of escalating trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies rattled investors. Hemang Jani, head-advisory, Sharekhan by BNP Paribas, said that Indian indices closed weak after trade tensions between the US and China escalated. “As compared to other emerging markets, India is still up in rupee terms this year. The trade war is threatening, but not so risky for India. More than that, higher oil prices will be a deciding factor for Indian markets and foreign institutional investor (FII) flows into India.
June 19, 2018 17:26 UTC
Opener Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal took a second string Leicestershire attack to cleaners as India A piled up a mammoth 458 for 4 to win the second warm-up game by a massive 281 runs ahead of their tri-nation one day series starting June 22. In reply to India’s total, Leicestershire were all out for 177 in 40.4 overs with seamer Deepak Chahar picking up 3 for 24 in 6.4 overs. In that Prithvi’s share was a whopping 20 boundaries and three sixes while Mayank, country’s top run-getter in the previous domestic season, struck 18 boundaries and five sixes. In fact, Prithvi bettered his previous best of 70 scored in the earlier game against ECB Board President’s XI. Both Shaw and Mayank hit a flurry of boundaries to get desired start and never looked back.
June 19, 2018 17:15 UTC
Khanal, the minister for agriculture, land management and cooperatives in Nepal government, met Singh in the national capital, an official statement said. Singh said a pilot project on organic farming and soil health for implementation by India in Nepal has also been finalised. Khanal, who is on a five-day visit from June 19-23, will visit Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa and National Centre of Organic Farming, Ghaziabad. Singh will visit Nepal for the next ‘New Partnership in Agriculture’ meeting. The prime ministers of India and Nepal had launched the “New Partnership in Agriculture” on April 7, 2018 to increase bilateral cooperation in agricultural sector for the benefit of farmers of both the nations.
June 19, 2018 16:41 UTC
BENGALURU: The Google News Initiative launched a training network in India to raise awareness against misinformation and provide new tools to journalists in their fight against fake news . The initiative will provide training to 8000 journalists in English and six other Indian languages in the next one year. "Supporting trusted, authoritative media sources is a top priority for Google, which is why we are proud to collaborate with Internews, DataLeads and BoomLive to support journalists in their fight against misinformation in India. Our goal is to train more than 200 trainers, who will then train 8,000 journalists in six languages over the next year, making this Google’s largest training network in the world. The applications are considered on a rolling basis, with limited seats for each language.
June 19, 2018 16:07 UTC
on Tuesdayon TuesdayThe health ministry launched an exercise to create a census of over 20 lakh healthcare professionals and facilities, which is supposed to be completed by September. The resulting repository is expected to not only map the geographical locations of these facilities, but also measure their performance.Over 20 lakh hospitals, doctors, clinics, diagnostic labs, pharmacies and nursing homes will be mapped under this census on over 1,400 variables, according to the document. This includes variables like infrastructure and performance of the facilities.The government will begin the exercise in Manipur, Odisha and Rajasthan, while pilot projects have already taken place in states like Sikkim, Rajasthan, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh between December 2017 and January 2018.The Prime Minister's Office has directed the ministry to create the repository by September, said health secretary Preeti Sudan at the launchThe exercise is expected to yield "comprehensive" data on all health resources and enhance coordination between the centre and state "for optimization of health resources", according to a document released by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence.This "National Health Resource Repository" is expected to lead to "evidence based" decision making and allow accessibility of data at all levels of governance, decentralizing decision making at the district and state level, it added.The NHRR will "cohesively" work with the Ayushman Bharat programme and the health ministry's Central TB division on an integrated plan following hospital empanelment and engagement of the private sector, according to the document.The programme is "ambitious" and would require continuous updating of the data to ensure the government had real time information, according to health minister JP Nadda. "Approximately 4,000 trained professionals are religiously working to approach every healthcare establishment for information collection. With ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) as the technology partner, NHRR will adhere to utmost data security," stated the document.The ministry has also partnered with the World Health Organisation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for this purpose.Mapping of government healthcare facilities is already completed, while mapping of private facilities is expected to be in progress, now, a senior health ministry official told ET.
June 19, 2018 16:07 UTC