Andhra news on May 2, 2017

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  • Amaravati:: Minus marks even in departmental tests:: It may be recalled that the APPSC has introduced negative marking system for the tests it conduct for the recruitment of various governmental posts. Now, the government is introducing the same for the departmental tests too. A GO has been issued to this effect. The minimum marks for the departmental examination tests have been reduced from the existing 40 to 35 in objective tests. In descriptive tests, the same was reduced from 45 to 40 and the time for the objective test has been set to 2 hours.
  • Anantapur:: APECET on April 3:: AP ECET-2017 for admissions into engineering coleges for polytechnic students will be held on April 3. The test will be held online for the first time. As many as 133 centres and three centres in Hyderabad has been established. The Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao will release the pass word at 9am at Gateway Hotel in Vijayawada. The test will be held from 10am to 1pm.
  • Amaravati:; 89% appear for APICET:: AP ICET-2017 that was held on Tuesday for admissions into MBA and MCA courses in varous colleges went on peacefully. As many as 70,678 students have applied for the test and 89% of the students have taken up the test according to ICET conveer Prof.D.Sudheer. The primary key will be released on Wednesday and objections if any have to bring to the notice before May 6. The final key along with results will be announced on May 13, he said.
  • Amaravati:: EAMCET – 110 objections received:: The EAMCET that was held for admissions into engineering, agricultural and pharma recently and objections on 110 questions have been received. AP EMAET committee appointed an expert committee to verify the objections. Objections on 70 questions in engineering and 40 questions in agricultural stream have been received. The expert committee will look into the issue and submit a report. Meanwhile, the EAMCET results will be announced by HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao on May 5 at State Guest House in Vijayawada.
  • Amaravati:: Jana Sena chief demands Rs.11,000 as MSP for chilli farmers:: Jana Sena president and actor Pawan Kalyan has demanded a Minimum Support Price of Rs.11,000 per quintal as the price was Rs.13,500 in last year. He wanted the government to pay the difference between the market price and official price. He wanted the government to focus on the problems of the farmers who are giving food to the people.
  • Tirupati:: ‘No misunderstanding with the Chief Minister’, says Sivaprasad:: Chittoor MP N.Sivaprasad who was in the news for his comments on the TDP government on Tuesday said that he did not have any misunderstanding with Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu. Dr.Sivaprasad who met Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said that he had discussed the party’s situation in the district for which the CM has assured to address it.
  • Vijayawada:: 3,362 white ration cards cancelled in Krishna district:: If you own a car or a house tax receipt, you will not be eligible for a ration card and if you have, it will be cancelled. Sources said that some of the persons are purchasing cars in the name of drivers resulting in defeating the very purpose of welfare schemes, said some officials. Recently, as many as 3,362 ration cards were cancelled. The cancellation is being done on the basis of Aadhaar card number said sources.
  • Vijayawada:: MBBS Part I results announced:: Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences that conducted MBBS final year Part I examinations in February/March were released on Tuesday. The students desiring for re-totaling can apply before May 15 by paying Rs.2,000 per subject according to the Chief Controller of Examinations Dr.Vijaya Kumar. The results can be had on
  • Vijayawada:: Chikkala Ramachandra Rao and Ramamohan takes oath as MLCs:: Chikkala Ramachandra Rao and Angara Ramamohan took oath as MLC on Tuesday. Council Chairman A.Chakrapani administered the oath of secrecy to the members elected from the Local Authorities Constituencies. Ramachandra Rao is from East Godavari while Ramamohan Rao from West Godavari.
  • Vijayawada::HIL bags best management award:: HIL’s Kondapalli plant located near Vijayawada has won the ‘best management award-2017’ in recognition to its harmonious industrial relations, productivity and commendable contribution to Labour welfare. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu gave away the award to the HIL team during the May Day celebrations.
  • Vijayawada:: Lokesh slams opposition for calling him Pappu:: IT Minister Nara Lokesh in an informal chat with reporters at the Secretariat at Velagapudi came down heavily on the Opposition parties for calling him ‘Pappu’ and ‘corrupt’. He sought to know how both attributes could be given to him. A ‘Pappu’ cannot be corrupt and vice-versa’, he said.
  • Hyderabad:; EAMCET on May 12:: Over 2.2 lakh engineering, medical and agricultural sciences aspirants are set to take the Eamcet on May 12, the JNTU announced on Tuesday. It would be conducted from 10am to 1pm for engineering aspirants and from 2.30pm to 5pm for agricultural sciences.

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