SC halts NEET petitions-Chinese visas drop
Morning Update: SC halts NEET-UG 2024 petitions; Chinese visas drop post-Galwan clash

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Shefali Dhiman
The Supreme Court has paused proceedings in three high courts over NEET-UG 2024 exam malpractices and will hear the case on July 8. Also, India's visa issuance to Chinese nationals dropped from 200,000 in 2019 to 2,000 in 2024 after the Galwan clash and economic security measures.
Hindustan Times
IISc physicists find new pi string theory method
IISc scientists find new way to express 'pi' using string theory, says report

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Shefali Dhiman
Physicists at IISc discovered a new way to express pi, aiding quantum physics. The find came from string theory research, aimed at easing high-energy particle calculations. Professor Aninda Sinha and Arnab Saha led the study, seeking a simpler model for particle interactions.
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Supreme Court to review NEET UG 2024 cancellation
Supreme Court to hear pleas today on cancelling NEET UG 2024 results

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Shefali Dhiman
The Supreme Court will hear three petitions today seeking to cancel NEET UG 2024 and conduct a retest due to irregularities in grace marks. Alakh Pandey, founder of Physics Wallah, and others allege that the NTA awarded random grace marks unfairly. They want an expert panel to review the exam process.
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Noida police busts gang duping students of money on promise of admissions at reputed varsities
Noida police busts gang duping students of money on promise of admissions at reputed varsities

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Ashish Walter
The gang, which has its office in Sector 58, Noida, is believed to have duped hundreds of students to the tune of crores of rupees, police said. “The police received a tip-off that members of a gang involved in fraudulent activities would be crossing Sector 77, Noida, on Monday. Acting on the information, the suspects were arrested during a checking in the area. The police have seized, 61 postdated cheques totalling ₹5.06 crore, ₹3.90 lakh cash, two laptops, 16 mobile phones and a Kia Seltos car from the gang’s possession,” said Mishra. Noida police on Monday busted a gang of frauds that used to dupe students and their families in the guise of getting them admissions to reputed colleges and universities in the country, senior police officers said, adding that four men and two women have been arrested in this connection. The arrested suspects were identified as Rahul Kumar (30), Anupam Kumar (28), both residents of Greater Noida west, Dayanand Pandey (25), resident of Mamura colony in Sector 59, Sachin Singh (25), resident of Sangam Vihar, Delhi, Vidushi Lohia (37), resident of Sector 49, Noida, and Nikita Upadhyay (24), a resident of Sector 55, Noida.
Hindustan Times
Violence, chaos erupts on campuses as protesters and counter-protesters clash over the war in Gaza
Violence, chaos erupts on campuses as protesters and counter-protesters clash over the war in Gaza

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Ashish Walter
A brawl erupted at University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) after a pro-Palestinian encampment was “forcefully attacked,” the school's chancellor said on May 1, while activists at the University of Wisconsin in Madison clashed with police officers who destroyed their tents, in a day of escalating violence on some college campuses over the war in Gaza. Fifteen people were injured during the UCLA confrontation, including one person who was hospitalized, according to the president of the University of California system. The chaotic scenes unfolded on Wednesday after police burst into a building occupied by anti-war protesters at Columbia University on Tuesday night, breaking up a demonstration that had paralyzed the school. In Madison on Wednesday, police with shields removed all but one tent and shoved protesters, resulting in a scrum. Four officers were injured, including a state trooper who was hit in the head with a skateboard, according to University of Wisconsin police spokesperson Marc Lovicott. More than 30 people were arrested, most of them released without charges, but four were charged with battering law enforcement, police said.
The Hindu
First Sikh woman to get the Barrister Award
First Sikh woman to get the Barrister Award

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Nova Chanambam
Being the first Sikh woman to win Young Pro-Bono Barrister of the Year, the young barrister was abandoned by her parents when she was a teenager and ended up homeless. She recently won a renowned legal prize. Tinessa Kaur, 32, moved from Leicester to Greenford, west London, at the age of 17, and she used her Sikh support system to get off the streets and into the classroom.
BBC
UGC allows University admissions twice a year
UGC allows University admissions twice a year

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Nazar Abbas
The plan to allow Indian universities and higher education institutions to offer admissions twice a year on the model of international universities has been approved by the University Grants Commission, according to UGC chief Jagadesh Kumar. The two admission cycles for the 2024–25 academic year are scheduled for July–August and January–February.
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Indian colleges can accept students two times
Indian colleges can enroll students twice annually, says UGC's major announcement

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Shefali Dhiman
Indian universities can now admit students twice a year, starting from 2024-25. This will help students who miss the first session due to various reasons. It will also aid industries in recruiting graduates twice annually. Moreover, it will assist universities in better planning resource distribution, leading to improved functionality.
News18
Physics Wallah’s Alakh Pandey Expresses Concerns Over NEET Scores
Physics Wallah's Alakh Pandey Expresses Concerns Over NEET Scores

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Nazar Abbas
The CEO of Physics Wallah, Alakh Pandey, has expressed his worries over this matter. He stated, "Many students will not be able to get into AIIMS Delhi, even with full scores," in an Instagram video interview. There are 69 students with 720 scores on the strange exam schedule, and AIIMS Delhi has few spots."
Jagran English
Shruthi Kumar who shook Harvard University reveals the secret of her speech on freedom
Shruthi Kumar who shook Harvard University reveals the secret of her speech on freedom

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Nazar Abbas
Shruthi Kumar voiced her support for civil disobedience and freedom of speech on May 13 by unfolding a piece of paper. The location was Harvard University, and the event was a graduation ceremony. The 22-year-old student of Indian descent rocked Harvard with her speech.
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