With students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) persisting with an exam boycott, the government is looking to break the impasse by promising to roll back service and utility charges for hostels and withdrawing cases against students, The Economic Times has reported. The report states that, in return, the students will be asked to hold discussions and not 'gherao' administrative blocks in future. In addition to that, the students will also be asked to make up for the lost study time and accept reasonable increases in some of the hostel charges, sources told the newspaper. Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report. The report states that the government has proposed that the JNU administration reaches out to the student community and end the atmosphere of "confrontation". Apart from the aforementioned rollback, the report states that the University Grants Commission (UGC) will also be asked to restore the university funding and that the hostel staff expenses can be … [Read more...] about JNU row: Govt ready to roll back fee hike, withdraw cases against students
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With merely over 32,000 domestic tourists visiting Kashmir between August and November in 2019, the domestic tourist footfall saw an 87 percent decline from the 2.49 lakh domestic tourists that visited the region during the same period in 2018, The Times of India has reported.According to the report, November was the best month for Kashmir, with 10,946 domestic tourists and 1,140 foreign tourists visiting the now-minted Union Territory (UT). That is more than double the footfall in September, according to the report.Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report.Close For the tour operators, however, that is hardly a matter to rejoice. For instance, Parvez Baba, the owner of a hotel in Srinagar's Rajbagh area, told the newspaper that only four of the 24 rooms available in his hotel have been occupied this week, that too at half the normal rates. related news Fire erupts in same Delhi building where Sunday's blaze claimed 43 lives There cannot be instant justice nor … [Read more...] about ‘Long way from normal’: Kashmir sees 87% dip in domestic tourist footfall in Aug-Nov period
The 270-km-long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Sunday to facilitate "necessary repair work", while one-way traffic resumed on 434-km Srinagar-Leh highway and Mughal road after remaining closed for several weeks due to heavy snowfall, officials said. Inspector General of Police, traffic, Alok Kumar said vehicular movement on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was suspended for the day to allow road maintenance agencies to carry out "necessary repair work".While convoys of security personnel were allowed to ply on the highway from both sides-- Srinagar and Jammu, civilian traffic was restricted.The step was taken to ensure that the highway which was damaged by recent landslides in Ramban sector can be repaired and to facilitate the passage of security convoys.Close Meanwhile, the 434-km Srinagar-Leh national highway was reopened for one-way traffic on Sunday morning after remaining closed … [Read more...] about Jammu-Srinagar national highway closed for repair work
In clinics around the world, a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning is starting to supplement or replace humans in common tasks such as analyzing medical images. Already, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, “every one of the 50,000 screening mammograms we do every year is processed through our deep learning model, and that information is provided to the radiologist,” says Constance Lehman, chief of the hospital’s breast imaging division. advertisement advertisement In deep learning, a subset of a type of artificial intelligence called machine learning, computer models essentially teach themselves to make predictions from large sets of data. The raw power of the technology has improved dramatically in recent years, and it’s now used in everything from medical diagnostics to online shopping to autonomous vehicles. But deep learning tools also raise worrying questions because they solve problems in ways that humans can’t … [Read more...] about Machine learning could transform medicine. Should we let it?
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) will consider offering a bleaker assessment on factory output than in October at its rate review this month, sources said, underscoring its concern over the broadening fallout from the US-China trade war and slowing global demand.A downgrade in the BOJ's view on output - a key driver of growth - will cast doubt on its argument that Japan's economy will sustain a moderate expansion as robust domestic demand make up for weak exports.Factory output contracted in October in the biggest slump in nearly two years and manufacturers expect output to drop again in November, government data showed.Close While the government blamed the weakness mostly on temporary shutdowns of factories due to the typhoon, analysts warned that weakening demand for cars and other big-ticket items after a sales tax hike in October was taking a toll. related news India Inc foreign borrowings jump over two-fold to $3.41bn in Oct FPIs turn net sellers in Indian capital markets in Dec … [Read more...] about Bank of Japan to consider offering bleaker view on output as trade war bites: Sources