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23 May 2016 Current Events UGC instructs universities to grant degrees within 180 days of passing exam

The UGC (University Grants Commission) has instructed all universities across India to issue degrees to students within 180 days of qualifying for the degree. Considering the act of withholding a student’s degree as an attempt to hamper his/her access to several opportunities, UGC has also warned that any university that violates this norm would have to face disciplinary action that would include withdrawal of grants or the status as a university.


India test launches 'Made In India' space shuttle

Today, the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) successfully test launched the first ‘Made in India’ space shuttle, named as Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Test launch of this 6.5 metre long and 1.75 ton reusable launch vehicle took place at 7:00 a.m. from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.


Delhi govt. may revise auto, taxi fares next month

The Delhi government is planning to revise the fares of autorickshaws and yellow-black taxis plying on the roads of national capital, next month. Previously, the fares were revised by the Sheila Dixit government in May 2013. A four-member fare-fixation committee including officials of Delhi Transport Department would be submitting its report to the government on fare moderation soon.


UGC instructs universities to grant degrees within 180 days of passing exam

The UGC (University Grants Commission) has instructed all universities across India to issue degrees to students within 180 days of qualifying for the degree. Considering the act of withholding a student’s degree as an attempt to hamper his/her access to several opportunities, UGC has also warned that any university that violates this norm would have to face disciplinary action that would include withdrawal of grants or the status as a university.

India test launches 'Made In India' space shuttle

Today, the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) successfully test launched the first ‘Made in India’ space shuttle, named as Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Test launch of this 6.5 metre long and 1.75 ton reusable launch vehicle took place at 7:00 a.m. from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

Delhi govt. may revise auto, taxi fares next month

The Delhi government is planning to revise the fares of autorickshaws and yellow-black taxis plying on the roads of national capital, next month. Previously, the fares were revised by the Sheila Dixit government in May 2013. A four-member fare-fixation committee including officials of Delhi Transport Department would be submitting its report to the government on fare moderation soon.




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