“Muslims’ blood on its hands”, Salman Khurshid on anti-Muslim riots during Congress rule Current Affairs 

“Muslims’ blood on its hands”, Salman Khurshid on anti-Muslim riots during Congress rule

Aligarh: Senior Indian National Congress leader and former Law minister Salman Khurshid on Monday made a sensational admission about Congress having “Muslims’ blood on its hands”. The remark came during an interactive session with students of Aligarh Muslim University. When asked about anti-Muslim riots and Babri Mosque demolition under Congress rule, Khurshid said, “There is blood on our hands. I am also a part of the Congress so let me say it, we have blood on our hands. Is this why are you trying to tell us that if someone…

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AMU Student Union election results declared, Mashkoor Ahmad Usmani becomes President Current Affairs 

AMU Student Union election results declared, Mashkoor Ahmad Usmani becomes President

Aligarh (UP): The results of the elections for the student body of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) were declared late on Monday night. Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) student Mashkoor Ahmad Usmani has been elected as the president of the students’ union. He defeated Ajay Singh, closest opponent and grandson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Thakur Dalveer Singh with 6719 vote’s margin. The presidential polls witnessed a triangular battle between BDS student Mashkoor Ahmad Usmani who bagged 9071 votes while BALLB student Ajay Singh received 2353 votes and PhD student,…

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Khadiman-e-Urdu Forum celebrates 200th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Current Affairs 

Khadiman-e-Urdu Forum celebrates 200th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

Solapur (Maharashtra): In view of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s 200th birth anniversary, Khadiman-e-Urdu Forum – a leading social and educational NGO of the city has decided to dedicate the whole year to make awareness among students about the life and work of the pioneer of modern education among the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent. As a part of the initiative, a programme at Maulana Wastanvi Urdu high School and Junior College has been conducted on 17 October by the NGO. Sir Syed was a great educationist, social reformist, philosopher, an…

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Drop ‘M’ from AMU, ‘H’ from BHU, suggests UGC panel Current Affairs 

Drop ‘M’ from AMU, ‘H’ from BHU, suggests UGC panel

New Delhi: The words ‘Muslim and ‘Hindu’ in the names of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) respectively do not represent the secular character and should be dropped, recommends UGC panel. Five committees were setup by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on April 25 at the behest of the HRD Ministry to probe the alleged irregularities in 10 central universities. The suggestions have been made in the audit report of AMU, one of five committees. In its audit of AMU, the committee suggested that the institution should…

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Times Higher Education Rankings IISc, IIT Bombay top the rank, Aligarh Muslim University is top Indian University Current Affairs 

Times Higher Education Rankings: IISc, IIT Bombay top the rank among Indian institutes, Aligarh Muslim University is top Indian University

Mumbai: The performance of Indian universities have slipped in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 as compared to last year, with not a single Indian institute finding a place in the top 250. Thirty Indian institutes have secured their place as compared to 31 last year in the top 1000 institutes’ rankings. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, country’s top-ranking institute has also dropped to the 251-300 band from the 201-250 band it had climbed up to last year. The country has 17 institutes in the top 800,…

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