Major News and Events of 26 May 2016
What Happened on 26 May 2016
No FIRs against juvenile for small offences
Bengaluru launches ITS for easy bus tracking
CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) will begin the process of online application for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-II (UG) from today. The examination, scheduled to take place on 24 July 2016 would fetch students an admission to medical and dental courses. Additionally, it will be applicable for admissions to the All India quota seats, State Government Quota seats and Private/Management/NRI Quota seats in all Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University.
As per the draft model rules announced by Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi for the juvenile justice law, police would no longer be allowed to register an FIR against juvenile offenders accused of minor offences. However, the police would be permitted to register an FIR against the juvenile in case the crime committed by him/her attracts imprisonment of more than seven years, or is committed in collaboration with adults.
Science and Technology
As an initiative to make bus operations smarter, Bengaluru has launched the Intelligent Transport System or ITS. This system would be utilized for keeping track of buses, helping the commuters know the exact location of a particular bus. In Bengaluru, about 6,400 buses have been installed with Vehicle Tracking Systems in addition to the Electronic Ticketing Systems which assist in fetching inputs to the Passenger Information Systems which further provide updated vehicle information to the commuter.