FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Well-known Alaskan pilot and flight instructor Marcus Bruce Paine died over the weekend during a demonstration at the Airshow of the Cascades in Madras, Oregon. Paine was from Anchorage and had extensive military experience. He had been a pilot for more than two decades and taught others about aerobatic flight, including stall and spin awareness. Federal Aviation Administration officials were attending the airshow at Madras Airport and are investigating, along with local police. The 61-year-old crashed while apparently attempting a very low-altitude loop in a Boeing Stearman at about 3pm Saturday.
Delhi University is trying to get students’ marksheets and certificates directly from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)database to reduce cases of fake documents submitted to the varsity during admission, informed an official. DU is also thinking of bringing in forensic experts who can check the authenticity of submitted documents, reported PTI.If this decision comes to pass, it will also make the DU admission process much easier as students would no longer need to stress about submitting their marksheets and certificates during the time of admissions.Around 80 percent DU students are from CBSEAn official informed that as per data from last year, 82 percent of students who enrolled for admissions were from the CBSE and the remaining percentage were from other boards.”If we get access to the CBSE database of students, there will be surety of almost 80 percent of students, while we can get the rest of the marksheets and certificates verified from respective boards, thereby ensuring more transparency,” he added, PTI reported.Why is DU taking this step now?The cases of fake documents being submitted during admissions has been increasing and last year, Ankiv Basoya had allegedly submitted fake marksheets to gain admission to DU.The incident came to light when he was elected as the president of the Delhi University’s Students’ Union (DUSU). Following the uproar after the discovery of his fake documents, his admission was cancelled and a case was registered against him.About Delhi University admissions 2019The admission process at Delhi University for the 2019-2020 admissions will tentatively begin on April 15The registration process for all undergraduate, postgraduate, MPhil and PhD courses will begin on April 15 and end on May 7On May 20, the DU portal will reopen for two weeks for updating marks and coursesThe ECA and Sports trials will start from May 20 and will be delinked from admission cut-off list. Thus, the ECA trials may start before the cut-offs are announcedRepresentatives from various categories such as SC, ST, OBC, EWS, northeast need to be included in the grievance committees of the various DU colleges, the varsity said.Marks deduction for the change of stream has been reduced from 5% to only 2%,, as per a decision by the DU admissions commiteeadvertisementIf the Delhi University’s decision to collect students’ marksheets directly from the CBSE database is successful, it will reduce the cases of fake documents submitted during DU admissions and also reduce the work on part of the students during the process.Read: Delhi University Admission 2019: 10% increase in seats for EWS to be implemented this yearRead: Maharashtra Board SSC exams 2019: 3 arrested in fake proxy racket