Major News and Events of 03 May 2016
What Happened on 03 May 2016
Supreme Court to contemplate NEET exemption applications today
GPS likely to be made mandatory in public transport vehicles
HRD Minister announces setting up 3 Sanskrit Universities in India
Better known as the ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar has accepted the Indian Olympic Association’s(IOA) offer to be appointed as goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the 2016 Olympics scheduled to take place at Rio de Janeiro. Tendulkar has joined 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medalist Abhinav Bindra and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as goodwill ambassadors from India.
Today, the Supreme Court will be hearing a batch of applications which seek that NEET for admissions to undergraduate medical courses might not be a thrust on the states and also they may be allowed to conduct their own entrance examinations. A majority of states have been ordered by the court to permit admissions to undergraduate medical courses only through National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) that would be conducted by the Central Board of School Education (CBSE).
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In an attempt to make all public transport vehicles safe for passengers, particularly women, the road transport ministry has issued a draft notification that specifies all transport vehicles(with seating capacity of more than 23) to have GPS installed, a different type of vehicle tracking device, an alert button and CCTV cameras. Additionally, all vehicles with less than 23 seats would be expected to install vehicle tracking device and emergency button.
Current HRD Minister, Smriti Irani announced in Lok Sabha, setting up three new Sanskrit Universities in the country. The ministry stated that the government would be funding three Sanskrit Deemed Universities, out of which, two of them will be in Delhi, namely the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha and the third one in Tirupati with the name Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha.