Nalin Khandelwal From Sikar In Rajasthan Tops National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

New Delhi: Nalin Khandelwal has topped the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019, the results of which were declared on Wednesday. Khandelwal hails from Sikar district of Rajasthan. Apart from Khandelwal, three more students from the state secured positions in the top 10 ranks.

Khandelwal, whose parents are doctors, scored 701 marks out of 720 to top the exam. “I fully focused on studies for two years. Since my parents are doctors and my elder brother is also doing MBBS, I got full support from them and my teachers,” he said.

The topper said he took a break from social media and smartphones. Speaking at a press conference here, Ashish Arora, academic head and mentor of Allen Career Institute, Jaipur noted, “Nalin has topped the exam and two students from the coaching institute’s Kota center have secured fifth and tenth rank.” Director of the institute, Brajesh Maheshwari, said in Kota that many of his students secured top ranks in the examination.


Government To Set Up Two High-Level Committees To Revive Growth And Figuring Out Ways To Create Jobs

New Delhi: The NDA government has decided to set up two high-level committees, one to revive growth and the other to figure out ways to create jobs, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They are concerned about an economic slowdown and growing unemployment.

The first group of Cabinet ministers, the Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth, which will suggest policies conducive to investments and growth, will have four other members - home minister Amit Shah, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, road transport and highways and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) minister Nitin Gadkari, and commerce and railways minister Piyush Goyal, the officials said.

The other group, the Cabinet Committee on Employment and Skill Development will have nine members (other than the PM) with a mix of Cabinet ministers and ministers of state (independent charge). Shah, Sitharaman and Goyal are part of this committee too.


UP, Maharashtra And Bihar To Get New Party Chief Soon As They Are Now Minister In Modi Government

New Delhi: With Mahendra Nath Pandey, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao and Nityanand Rai head the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar respectively being included in the Modi government their replacement is eminent very soon. All the three states are governed by a BJP or NDA government. The three states account for 168 Lok Sabha seats, almost 30% of the total strength of the Lok Sabha.

“There eventually will be a change in the leadership in these states,” the first BJP leader said. The party constitution allows for two terms but the chiefs will have to exit under its “one-man-one-post” rule, one of the two leaders said on condition of anonymity.


BSP To Contest Assembly By-Elections On 11 Seats On Its Own; Starts Preparation For 2022 Assembly Polls

New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party that generally does not contest by-elections but its president Mayawati announced that her party would contest the upcoming by-elections on 11 Assembly seats that were vacated after the election of sitting MLAs to the Lok Sabha. The party has started preparations for the 2022 Assembly election.

Mayawati’s decision has surprised political observers as she had taken a policy decision, after losing power in 2012, to not contest any by-poll and focus on Lok Sabha and assembly polls.

A senior party leader, who did not wish to be named, said: “The party has bagged 10 Lok Sabha seats, yet it failed to get the desired result. Mayawati has decided to contest the by-poll to maintain momentum among party cadre and to gear them up for 2022 assembly polls,” he said.


Surveillance Aircraft And Satellites Join Search Effort To Look For Aircraft That Lost Contact With Ground Staffers

New Delhi: Navy’s surveillance aircraft and ISRO’s satellites has joined in the massive search effort to look for the aircraft that lost contact with ground staffers more than 24 hours ago as civil and military agencies put more boots on the ground to locate the missing Indian Air Force An-32,.

Thirteen people were onboard – eight of them crew members – when the transport aircraft took off from Jorhat in Assam at 12.27 pm on its way to an advanced landing ground at Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Siang district.

It disappeared from the radar 35 minutes later, just 70 km short of its destination Mechuka.