U.P. govt. nod for reservation

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh government on Friday approved 10% reservation for economically backward among upper castes in jobs and educational institutions. The nod was given at a meeting here of the State Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, senior Cabinet Minister and U.P. government spokesperson Shrikant Sharma told mediapersons. Third State to do soUttar Pradesh became the third State after Gujarat and Jharkhand to approve the legislation which has to be ratified by at least half the State Assemblies in the country. The Constitution (124 Amendment) Bill, 2019, providing for 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions to the economically weaker sections in the general category was passed by Parliament in its recently concluded winter session. President Ram Nath Kovind has since given his assent to the Bill. “The Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved the notification granting 10% reservation to the poor among the upper castes which has come into effect on January 14,” Mr. Sharma said. “The U.P. government will implement the quota for the upper castes fully without touching the reservation for other sections of society,” he said.Meanwhile, a meeting between Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who holds the Higher Education portfolio, and State and private universities, approved a proposal for implementing the 10% reservation for upper caste poor in higher education institutions after the Cabinet approval.last_img read more

Sensex gains for third day, up 145 pts

first_imgSustaining its upward momentum for the third day, the BSE Sensex gained 145 points to close at over 18,350 on funds buying amid stable crude oil prices and firm stock markets globally.The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index Sensex, which climbed 367 points in the previous two sessions, advanced further by 144.58 points to end the day at 18,350.74.The broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty also rose 42.15 points to close at 5,522.40. It touched the day’s high of 5,529, led by Infosys Technologies, BHEL, Larsen and Tourbo, Tata Motors and Hero Honda.Trading sentiment firmed, led by realty, auto and capital goods. Oil eased a bit to $105.50 in the US, as high crude inventories crossed out the threat of supplies from the conflict-torn Middle East, especially Libya.Investors shrugged off the rise in food inflation, which crept back to double-digit at 10.05 per cent for the week ended March 12, from 9.42 per cent in the previous week.The rally was driven by realty sector index, with a surge of 2.83 per cent at 2,178.70 as Unitech shot up by 9.61 per cent to Rs 40.50 on JPMorgan upgrading the stock.The auto sector index was second best performer by rising 1.40 per cent to 8,717.68 as Tata Motors added 1.65 per cent to Rs 1,155.55, its highest closing since March 16.Mahindra and Mahindra, the sport-utility vehicle and tractor maker, advanced 2.88 per cent to Rs 664.35 after the company revealed plans to set up a plant in Andhra Pradesh.The capital goods sector index rose by 1.27 per cent to 12,735.02 after Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, the top power equipment maker, reached a two- week high by rising 2.82 per cent to Rs 2,050.60.As the buying activity spilled over a wide-front, the midcap index rose by 0.78 per cent to 6,655.30 and smallcap index by 0.67 per cent to 7,920.84.-With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Art Of The Brain Celebrates 17th Anniversary Gala For Brain Cancer Research

first_imgOn Saturday, September 17 beginning at 6:30 PM at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall and Plaza, 445 Charles E. Young Drive, East, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Art of the Brain, (AOB) an unprecedented organization of “Brain Buddies,” brain cancer patients and families who celebrate art, creativity and life undefeated by brain cancer, will enjoy its 17th anniversary Gala.Hundreds of friends will gather to enjoy the festivities, food, music, and entertainment. Jason Barry, award-winning reporter from CBS 5 in Phoenix, AZ will reprise his annual role as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.This year’s gala will honor and remember Art of the Brain’s founder, Judi Kaufman, who lost her courageous 18-year battle against brain cancer in September 2015. In recognition of the extraordinary efforts of Kaufman, it will be announced at the gala that the entryway to the UCLA Neuro Oncology clinic, a hallway that Kaufman walked down countless times during her last 18 years, will be named The Judi Kaufman Gallery. In addition to this honor, the entryway to the Reed Neurological Research Center at UCLA is now the Judi Kaufman Lobby honoring Kaufman and Art of the Brain.A successful entrepreneur, community activist and poet, Kaufman was diagnosed with her first brain cancer tumor in 1997. Based on Kaufman’s vision, AOB centers on creativity, in all its forms, as a vehicle to help brain cancer patients survive and regain their self-esteem in the face of debilitating brain cancer side effects. Kaufman turned to poetry as her path back to hope in the wake of the damaging effects of brain cancer and its treatments. A published poet, Kaufman’s books of poetry include “Passion and Shadow: The Lights of Brain Cancer”, and “Do You Want Your Brain to Hurt Now or Later?” The organization also highlights brain cancer patients and their families and is focused on raising funds for brain cancer research. AOB’s unique network of volunteer Brain Buddies, who help to support and mentor individuals and families struggling with brain cancer, also comprise the small army of volunteers who make the annual Art of the Brain gala a success.“Although Judi said goodbye to us just one year ago, her creative soul, courageous spirit, and most importantly, her loving heart will never leave us. Her heart continues to beat in all the lives that she touched. Her spirit surrounds all of us. Through Art of the Brain, her fight, her love and her heart will beat on forever,” said Roy Kaufman, Judi’s husband.Art of the Brain raises public awareness about brain cancer, spotlights the strength and courage of brain cancer patients, and helps raise money for brain cancer research at UCLA’s Neuro-Oncology Program in order to find a cure. Since 1999, AOB has garnered almost $10 million for brain cancer research.Art of the Brain’s 2016 Gala is generously sponsored by: 
The Kaufman Family 
Johnny Mercer Foundation 
Richard Dean Anderson 
Ann Ramer 
Joan and Gerald Doren 
Arlene Spiegelman 
Faramarz Yousefzadeh 
Fred Hayman Family Foundation 
Jadi and Gy Waldron 
Jennifer Kaufman and Vladimir Valdes 
Marlene and David Capell 
Nu Image 
Valerie and Bob Fairbank 
Joyce and Bill Bromiley 
Bunny Wasser and Howard BernsteinFor tickets, or more information email Patti Lawhon at plawhon@kblrinc.com, call 424.252.6908, or visit www.artofthebrain.org.last_img read more