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DMK MP Trichy Siva, gives Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over ‘Adverse impact of holding NEET exam leading to student suicides’

Ahead of the monsoon session 2020 of Parliament which commenced yesterday, DMK MPs including TR Balu, Tiruchi Siva and Kanimozhi staged a protest against NEET and demanded the exam be scrapped.

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New Delhi: Earlier on Monday, demanding a ban on NEET, the MP had said that the common test deprives the poor and rural students of their future dreams as they are unable to qualify for the exam due to lack of private coaching.

Ahead of the monsoon session 2020 of Parliament which commenced yesterday, DMK MPs including TR Balu, Tiruchi Siva and Kanimozhi staged a protest against the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test examination (NEET) and demanded the exam be scrapped.

They arrived at Parliament wearing masks with ‘Ban NEET, save TN students’ printed on them.

“Today DMK MPs staged a demonstration in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Parliament complex insisting on scrapping of NEET exam. This common test deprives the future dreams of poor and rural students who score high marks in their school studies but in the NEET exam, because they are not getting any private coaching, they are not able to get through,” Siva told reporters here on Monday.

“In Tamil Nadu, 11 students have committed suicides due to the scare of this examination. So, DMK insists that the NEET examination should be scrapped so as the new national education policy that has been approved by the cabinet and the government is very keen on implementing. It would retread the country instead of progressive attempt,” he had added.

Yesterday, DMK and CPI(M) also gave adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over ‘suicide of 12 teenage students due to NEET’.

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Over 1700 challans issued on Dussehra for violating Covid norms

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New Delhi, Oct 25: The Delhi Police issued over 1,793 challans on Sunday on the occasion of Dussehra for violation of COVID-19 norms, officials said.

A total of 1,711 challans were issued to those who were found not wearing masks, 18 challans for spitting and 64 challans were issued to those found violating social distancing norms, according to the Delhi Police data.

A total of 1,793 challans have been issued for various violations till 4 p.m. on Sunday, officials said.

Citing the collective data, the Delhi Police said since June 1,54,26,561 challans have been issued for mask violation, 3,112 challans for spitting and 33,439 challans for violation of social distancing norms.

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IndiGo bars nine journalist for 15 days for ‘unruly behaviour’

The incident occurred onboard flight ‘6E 264’, which was on its way to Mumbai from Chandigarh, on September 9.

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New Delhi, Oct 25 : IndiGo has banned nine journalists for 15 days for alleged unruly behaviour on a flight with Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut onboard.

The development comes after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) asked the airline to take action against the passengers responsible for unruly behaviour and protocol violations on the flight.

The incident occurred onboard flight ‘6E 264’, which was on its way to Mumbai from Chandigarh, on September 9.

The ban is underway and would end on October 30.

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RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das tests positive for coronavirus

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das tests positive for coronavirus

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Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, he announced in a Twitter post.

“I have tested COVID-19 positive. Asymptomatic.Feeling very much alright.Have alerted those who came in contact in recent days.Will continue to work from isolation. Work in RBI will go on normally. I am in touch with all Dy. Govs and other officers through VC and telephone,” Governor Das wrote.

Governor Das is one of the many high-profile individuals who have been infected by Covid-19 in recent months in India as the pandemic raged. However, the rate of growth of positive cases has come down off-late.

India now has recorded a total of 77,61,312 COVID-19 cases, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data. The death toll from COVID-19 has now touched 1,17,306.

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