Archive for June, 2011

156 million dollars spent on IIT’s – to make to serve the countries other than India

156 million dollars spent on IIT’s – to make to serve the countries other than India

“This year(2011) too our SC/ST students qualifying the JEE exam have surpassed the allotted quota. Additionally, in the SC category, all the students have qualified directly to the main engineering course without the need for any preparatory course”. The Indian Institutes of Technology, elite institutions, highly specialised apex institutions and centres of excellence, are...
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Rajesh Saraiya, India’s first Mulnivasi billionaire

Rajesh Saraiya, India’s first Mulnivasi billionaire

Rajesh Saraiya might be a name that is not known to many but for the people of his community, he is their superhero. Rajesh is India’s first Mulnivasi billionaire. Born in a middle class family in Dehradun, Rajesh studied aeronautical engineering in Russia. Now based in Ukraine, he runs a multi-national company SteelMont Pvt...
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Series of Maharashtra District level Conventions

Series of Maharashtra District level Conventions

BAMCEF Pune District Level Convention on 5th June 2011 at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Sanskrutik Bhavan, Maldhakka, Pune – 1 Inaguration by : Dr.Bhagwan Thakur – (Principal- Naurosji Wadia College –Pune) Presided by : Mr.B.D.Borkar (Incharge- BAMCEF Offshoot Wings) Topics for Discussins : 1)     The future of my Mulnivasi Bahujan Society is dependent on my...
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Double Tumbler System – An Act of Inequality

Double Tumbler System – An Act of Inequality

Scheduled castes and tribes are for long considered and treated as outcastes in a strictly caste-based social order, later attempted to be glorified as Harijans or people of God, constitute approximately a fifth of the population of the country as also of Tamil Nadu. Untouchability has being practised in various villlages of TN. SC’s...
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Do you Know?

Poverty Line As per the benchmark of World Bank $1.25 per day – establishes the poverty rate at 42% in 2005, equiv­alent to 456 million people (World Bank 2008) As per the benchmark of Govt. of India, about 302 million people are living under the poverty line.
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Minimum Wage – Frequently Asked Question

A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly remuneration that employers may legally pay to workerse Legislation 1. Is there a separate minimum wage legislation in India ? Yes, there is a separate minimum wage legislation in India. Minimum Wages Act, 1948 is an Act to provide for fixing minimum rates of...
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Scheduled Caste boy thrashed for entering Tamil Nadu temple

 COIMBATORE: A teenage Dalit boy, who entered the sanctum sanctorum of a temple, was allegedly thrashed and abused by a Brahmin priest and his son in Mettupalayam, Coimbatore district, on Friday.  K Vinith had gone to the temple with his younger sister K Sruthi for special prayers, an hour before her Class X results...
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Common School System

Common School System

The concept of Common School System (CSS) also called a neighborhood school, was advocated in post civil war as a ‘right’ and institutionalized in the early 1900s. Common School System (CSS) may  be a new concept for India, but it’s not a new over the world. It has been operating successfully in Cuba, USA,...
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17 Judges Sacked. Was it because of their caste?

17 Judges Sacked. Was it because of their caste?

FIGHTING DISCRIMINATION, can be a lifelong struggle for those born on the ‘wrong’ side of the caste divide — even if they have served as judges for 20 years. When 17 Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe judges were ordered to take compulsory retirement by the Chhattisgarh government on 26 March, they naturally wondered if...
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The Death of Merit -AIIMS Story

The Death of Merit -AIIMS Story

He killed himself in his college library, unable to bear the insults and taunts. The suicide note recovered from his coat pocket charged his Head of the Department (HOD) with deliberately failing him and threatening to fail him over and over. Seven months later, a three-member group of senior professors re-evaluated his answer sheet...
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