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DU invites online proposals for research grants up to Rs 6 lakh

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New Delhi, June 15 : The Delhi University (DU) on Thursday asked its faculty members to apply on its website for research grants up to Rs six lakh for a single project.

The university has asked for research proposals to be submitted on the DU website. The grants will be allocated to faculty members along three categories.

In category 1, a faculty member can apply for “subject-specific research proposal” for an amount of up to Rs four lakh.

Category 2 will cover those researches which are proposed to be undertaken jointly by two faculty members of a same department. The two members can apply for an amount of up to Rs five lakh.

Under category 3, “two to three faculty members from different departments can apply for an interdisciplinary research proposal for an amount up to Rs six lakh”.

Grants will be allocated similarly to college teachers under ‘Innovation Projects’.

Under the Innovation Projects, the DU said that it has “funded 679 projects worth Rs 36.39 crore in the past three years, including 288 peer-reviewed research publications, 24 books and 375 conference presentations”.

It also advised faculty members to “obtain necessary ethical clearances” and ensure a “safe and secure disposal of waste generated” during research, if they are approved for the grant.

“The University is ensuring that the entire process of application, screening, obtaining progress report and subsequently final report submission is online,” it said in the statement.

The last date for the submission of proposals is July 20.

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After ‘Bhagwad Gita’, Haryana school kids to recite ‘Gayatri Mantra’

Opposition parties in Haryana have accused the BJP government of “saffronising the education system”.

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Chandigarh, Feb 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana is all set to make students in government schools of Haryana recite the “Gayatri Mantra” during morning prayers.

Haryana’s Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said on Saturday that the state government is going to make recitation of Gayatri Mantra mandatory in morning prayers in schools.

“Haryana is the land of ‘Bhagwad Gita’ and the cow. Reciting the Gayatri Mantra will inculcate values among students,” Sharma told the media here.

The BJP government in Haryana led by former RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh) ideologue, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, had in 2015 announced that lessons from Hindu holy book Bhagwad Gita would be part of the school curriculum. This was introduced in 2016.

Opposition parties in Haryana have accused the BJP government of “saffronising the education system”.

The state has a BJP government since October 2014.

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Bihar: 9 killed, several others injures as a bolero van runs over School children in Muzaffarpur

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Muzaffarpur Accident (Photo-ANI)

Nine school students died in a road accident in Muzzafarpur of Bihar after a speeding SUV car hit them.

Almost 14 other are reported injured in a road accident at Minapur of Muzaffarpur in Bihar. The students were crossing the road while a speeding bolero van hit them.

“All the injured said to be around 20 in number, have been rushed to the Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital for treatment. The condition of some of them was stated to be critical,” he said.

The MLA of the area has alleged that the driver of the van was drunk. Whereas Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has announced Rs 4 Lakh each as ex-gratia to the families of the deceased.

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Light rain, snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar, Feb 24: Light rain in the plains and snowfall in the higher reaches occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The Met said the weather will improve Sunday onwards.

Worries of an impending dry summer have been revisiting the people as no major snowfall occurred in the valley during this winter.

The minimum temperatures continued their rising trend across the state.

The minimum temperature was 5.8 in Srinagar, while it was 2.7 in Pahalgam and minus two in Gulmarg.

Leh town of Ladakh region recorded minus three as the minimum.

Jammu city recorded 15.3, Katra 13.8, Batote 7.3, Banihal 7.2, Bhaderwah 6.4 and Udhampur 14 degrees Celsius.

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