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16 January 2019 Current Events SC refuses to give more time to Meghalaya mine owners

The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied any further relief to Meghalaya's mining industry. It has stated that no additional time will be given to the mine owners for transportation of already extracted coal. The decision comes in the light of 15 miners trapped in illegal rat mines in Meghalaya since about a month.

"The present incident shows illegal mining continues despite the ban and the state may not be supporting it but has failed to contain illegal mining," said the apex court. Mining companies have been asking for an extension for transporting ever since 2014 when mining was banned in the state.


Quota in all private institutions for higher education, starting July

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced yesterday that starting July, all higher education private institutions will have to make provision for reservations. This will be applicable for all sections, i.e. SCs, STs, OBCs, and EWS (economically weaker sections).

Presently, some private institutions have reservations in place. However, there is no central law dictating so, only laws in particular states. Notably, central institutions will have to increase their seat numbers by 25% roughly, to accommodate the EWS category without decreasing the seats of other quota sections.


SC refuses to give more time to Meghalaya mine owners

The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied any further relief to Meghalaya's mining industry. It has stated that no additional time will be given to the mine owners for transportation of already extracted coal. The decision comes in the light of 15 miners trapped in illegal rat mines in Meghalaya since about a month."The present incident shows illegal mining continues despite the ban and the state may not be supporting it but has failed to contain illegal mining," said the apex court. Mining companies have been asking for an extension for transporting ever since 2014 when mining was banned in the state.

Quota in all private institutions for higher education, starting July

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced yesterday that starting July, all higher education private institutions will have to make provision for reservations. This will be applicable for all sections, i.e. SCs, STs, OBCs, and EWS (economically weaker sections).Presently, some private institutions have reservations in place. However, there is no central law dictating so, only laws in particular states. Notably, central institutions will have to increase their seat numbers by 25% roughly, to accommodate the EWS category without decreasing the seats of other quota sections.




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