Bihar Board 10th Result 2018 delayed : BSEB matric results on June 26 at 11.30am now

Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will declare the result of matriculation or Class 10 board examination on June 26 at 11.30am, board chairman Anand Kishor said on Tuesday. The board had in May announced that the results will be declared on June 20. More than 17 lakh students appeared for the matriculation exams that were held between February 21 and 28 in over 1,426 centres in Bihar. The results will be declared on the BSEB’s official website biharboard.ac.in The board claimed that the exams were conducted in a fair manner…

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Google Podcasts App Detailed Ahead of Launch in New Listing

Google Podcasts is about to become a reality, thanks to a product page spotted that reveals details about the upcoming Android app. Having been in the works for a long time now, podcast search is soon about to be official with an app coming soon to the Google Play Store. As for functionality, users can put in the name of their favourite podcast into Google Search to get relevant results. As for the upcoming app, there will be no change to the existing podcast experience in Google Play Music. Additionally, an iOS app…

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Google Maps ‘For You’ Tab Starts Rolling Out to Some Users

In May 2018, Google Maps received several new updates at the company’s I/O 2018 annual developer conference. Among the new features, the Google Maps ‘For You’ tab was announced and was promised to arrive later this year. The new tab offers a customised view of trending places in areas that you choose to view. Users could select areas or dining spots to follow, from which updates like matching, trending, newly opened, and popular places will be shown in the For You tab. It appears that for a lucky few users, Google has already started to roll…

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Amazon Launches Alexa for Hospitality on Echo Smart Speakers, Marriot Signs Up

Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without having to pick up the phone and call the front desk. Marriott has signed up for the service, and will place Amazon Echo smart speakers in 10 hotels this summer, including its Westin and St. Regis brands. Hotels will be able to customise the responses Alexa gives their guests, such as nearby restaurant recommendations or pool hours. Other tasks that Alexa for Hospitality can do include checking…

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DU admission 2018: Options to explore if you don’t make the cut

Delhi University aspirants need not despair about the high cutoffs in the first list as most colleges are likely to come out with a second list with a slight dip in the minimum marks required for admission. The highest cutoff at Delhi University in the first list is 98.75% at Lady Shri Ram College for BA (Programme). Journalism (Hons) at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC) and Economics (Hons) at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) are a close second at 98.50%. College principals said they are extra cautious…

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Delhi University entrance tests: Important dates students should keep in mind

The Delhi University, which announced its first cut-off list on Monday, has begun conducting entrance tests for nine undergraduate courses. Entrance tests will continue till July 5, when the practical exam for BA (Hons) Music will be conducted. The first entrance test for Bachelor of Science (Physical Education, Health Education and Sports) was held on Monday. This year, the university provided a single portal for applications for both merit-based and entrance-based admissions to undergraduate courses. Till 2017, the registration for entrance-based admissions was separate. There are a total of 56,000 undergraduate seats…

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DUTA withdraws evaluation boycott after over a month of protest

The Delhi University teachers’ association (DUTA) on Monday decided to withdraw the evaluation boycott after over a month of protest. Teachers led by the DUTA had been boycotting evaluation process since May 8 to oppose a University Grants Commission’s notification on the formula to calculate reservation in teaching jobs that teachers fear would impact the representation of SC/ST candidates in colleges. “The DUTA had always tried to ensure that examination results are declared on time so that the interests of students are not hurt,” said DUTA president Rajib Ray. DUTA…

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IIT ISM students to shun ‘colonial’ gowns for ‘Indian attire’ at convocation, option of Sanskrit pledge too

Students of the IIT Indian School of Mines (ISM) in Dhanbad would wear Indian attire and not the traditional gown that they had been wearing for 92 years, during its convocation on Monday. They would also have the choice of taking the convocation pledge in Sanskrit at the first convocation after the ISM attained IIT status in 2016. “The institution has set a new dress code for students for the convocation. Boys would wear pale white or pale cream kurta pyjama. Girls will wear off-white sari with matching clothes or…

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Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College to begin Geography(H) this year

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College (SPMC) for Women is admitting students to a Geography (Honours) programme beginning this academic year. While the SPMC had received permission from the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2015, it had been unable to introduce the degree until now due to logistical constraints. The college is offering 46 seats for the programme, complying with the DU reservation guidelines. Students can apply through the DU’s centralised application procedure. As of now, there is one permanent and two ad hoc faculty to teach the course. The department will be…

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DU first cut-off list to be out soon: Here are the documents to carry for admission

The first cut-off list for admission to Delhi University’s merit-based undergraduate programmes is expected on Tuesday. If they clear the cutoff, the applicant should first log on the online admission portal and select the college and programme they want, and then take a printout of the registration form. The applicant should then proceed to the college, with all the documents required, and get them verified. The applicants will be required to carry the following set of original documents and self-attested photocopies of the documents. * Class X Board Examination Certificate * Class X mark…

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