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SC permits NTA to declare results of NEET 2021 for admissions in UG medical courses

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SC permits NTA to declare results of NEET 2021 for admissions in UG medical courses

Introduction 

On Thursday, the Supreme Court has permitted the National Testing Agency to declare the results of NEET 2021 so that students can take admissions in undergraduate medical courses across the country.  

But a bench of 3 judges L Nageshwara Rao, BR Gavai and Sanjiv Khanna in Bombay High Court asked the NTA to not declare the results of NEET 2021 and conduct reexamination for two medical students whose question paper and OMR sheets got mixed up at the centre of Maharashtra. 

Statement of bench

The bench has given a statement that we stay the high court judgment.  The NTA can announce the result. We will decide what happens to these two students after Diwali Vacation. As of now, we can’t delay the results of 16 lakh students.  

About the issue

On October 20, The Bombay High Court asked the National Testing agency that was set up in 2018 to conduct the NEET exam for admissions in undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses. The question paper and OMR sheet of two medical aspirants Vaishanavi Bhopali and Abhishek Shivaji got mixed up at the examination centre before the test started. They were ordered to give a fresh opportunity to appear in the exam and their result will be announced with the October 12 exam results.

Conclusion 

The NEET-UG exam was Conducted on September 12. 

16,14 777 students appeared in 3682 centres of 202 cities. 9548 centre Superintendents/Deputy Superintendents,  5615 observers, 2 69,378 invigilators and 220 city coordinators were involved in this exam.

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1st Cases In Andhra, Chandigarh; India’s Omicron Count Now 38: 10 Points

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Omicron

Omicron cases are increasing and there are cases of Covid-19 variant in Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. 

There are fresh Omicron patients risen to 38 as 1 each in Chandigarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. 

Top news related to Omicron 

There was the first case in Nagpur, Maharashtra. A 40-year-old man came back from South Africa via Delhi. He was tested positive at the airport on December 6.There was the 18th case of omicron on December 11 and 12.In Kerala’s Ernakulam, a patient returned from the UK via Abu Dhabi and tested positive for Omicron. Till then, he was home quarantined and his family members and other passengers were home quarantined. A 20-year-old who came from Italy tested positive. A man who returned from Ireland to Andhra Pradesh was tested positive for Omicron. Maharashtra has the maximum number of cases.The ICMR unit in Assam has developed a new testing kit to detect Omicron in two hours.The WHO warned the nations of the Asia Pacific region to boost healthcare capacity and full vaccinate their people.

Conclusion 

The Omicron strain is considered to be highly transmissible and it has spread to almost 59 nations.

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India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

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India's Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

Harnaaz Sandhu, a 21 year old from India, represented India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021 which was held at Eilat, Israel. 

In 2000, Lara Dutta won the title of Miss Universe.

She was presented the crown by Andrea Meza,  the former Miss Universe of 2020 from Mexico which was live-streamed all across the world.

The first runner up was from Paraguay and second runner up was from South Africa.

About the Miss Universe event 

In the top three rounds, the contestants were asked what advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?

Harnaaz Sandhu answered this question amazingly. She said the biggest pressure the youth of today is facing,  is to believe in themselves.  To know that you are unique makes you beautiful.  Stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk about more important things that are happening worldwide.  Come out and speak for yourself,  because you’re the leader of your life.  You are the voice of your own. I believed in myself and that is why I am standing here today. 

Conclusion 

Her powerful answer made the beauty top 3 of calling for less talk and more action.

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Farmer union to meet the government to decide on further movement

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Farmer union to meet the government to decide on further movement

The proposal from the government which addresses the pending issues has been accepted by farmer unions and the farmer union will be meeting the government on Thursday (9th December 2021) at noon.

Farmer union to meet the government and decide further movement

The farmer union, SKM (Samyukta Kisan Morcha) accepted the government proposal which addresses the pending issues of farmers.

It was on Tuesday (7th December 2021) when the central government sent the draft to the farmer union which is a five-member committee. Sources have indicated that once the final draft of the proposal agreed by both the parties is received by the union, the farmers’ protest which started on 26 November 2020 will end.

The issues listed in the draft were Surety on Minimum Support Price, withdrawal of the draft Electricity Amendments Bill, 2020/2021, withdrawal of criminal cases against the farmers, and also compensation for the families of farmers who died during the protest.

The SKM said that they will be meeting the government at Singhu Border on Thursday at noon to come up with a formal decision and later end the protest.

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