Kerala NEET rank list for MBBS, BDS admissions released, check it here

Commissioner for Entrance Exams (CEE) Kerala has released the Kerala NEET rank list 2017 for MBBS admissions on its official websitecee-kerala.orgas well as the KEAM login portal – cee.kerala.gov.in. Deric Joseph has topped the merit list

The medical admission process is going to begin in the state now that the NEET rank list for 2017 has been released. The online application process for admissions to MBBS, BDS and other medical courses was completed on July 8.

About 51,066 candidates had submitted their NEET UG result for admissions in Kerala.

About 51,066 candidates had submitted their NEET UG result for admissions in Kerala

The top 10 candidates in the list are:

Deric Joseph

Nada Fathima

Maria Biji Varghese

S Hari Krishnan

George Ben Kuruvila

Preeti Elizabeth Joss

Aysha Farheen

Vishnu Damodaran

George Aditya Paul

Faiza Saheer

How to check your Kerala Engineering Architecture and Medical Courses (KEAM) NEET merit list 2017

1. Go to web pages cee-kerala.orgor KEAM login portal – cee.kerala.gov.in.

2. On the page, click on KEAM merit list

3. In the new page click on NEET merit list

4. The names and percentages of candidates will appear

5. Take a printout

NEET 2017: Round 1 All India Quota allotment list released, check it here

The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday released the first allotment list for National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) Under Graduate (UG) admissions 2017 under the 15% All India Quota (AIQ).

Candidates can check their results by clicking here. Key in your roll number and submit to view result.

Candidates whose names appear in the first allotment list should report at the allotted Medical/Dental College for admissions between July 16 and July 22 (until 5pm). Candidates should try to take admissions as early as possible and not wait for last day as there are different schedule of holidays/working hours in various medical/dental colleges. In some of the colleges two to three days are required to complete the formalities.

If a candidate fails to join the allotted college within the stipulated time his seat will be cancelled and he will not be eligible for next round of counseling.

Kerala NEET rank list for MBBS, BDS admissions released, check it here

Commissioner for Entrance Exams (CEE) Kerala has released the Kerala NEET rank list 2017 for MBBS admissions on its official websitecee-kerala.orgas well as the KEAM login portal – cee.kerala.gov.in. Deric Joseph has topped the merit list

The medical admission process is going to begin in the state now that the NEET rank list for 2017 has been released. The online application process for admissions to MBBS, BDS and other medical courses was completed on July 8.

About 51,066 candidates had submitted their NEET UG result for admissions in Kerala.

About 51,066 candidates had submitted their NEET UG result for admissions in Kerala

The top 10 candidates in the list are:

Deric Joseph

Nada Fathima

Maria Biji Varghese

S Hari Krishnan

George Ben Kuruvila

Preeti Elizabeth Joss

Aysha Farheen

Vishnu Damodaran

George Aditya Paul

Faiza Saheer

How to check your Kerala Engineering Architecture and Medical Courses (KEAM) NEET merit list 2017

1. Go to web pages cee-kerala.orgor KEAM login portal – cee.kerala.gov.in.

2. On the page, click on KEAM merit list

3. In the new page click on NEET merit list

4. The names and percentages of candidates will appear

5. Take a printout

 

Kerala polytechnic provisional rank and trial allotment slip 2017 released, check them here

Government of Kerala’s Department of Technical Education (DTE) on Wednesday published the provisional rank and trial allotment details of candidates who have applied for admission to various polytechnic colleges in the state on its official website.

Candidates can check the provisional rank list from the official website by clicking here. Key in your application number, date of birth and click on ‘Ok’ to see provisional rank.

Candidates can access the trial allotment details by clicking here. Follow the same steps as provided above to access trial allotment details.

Candidates should verify the provisional rank lists and satisfy themselves regarding their position in the list, such as inclusion under different categories, eligibility for community/special reservation, option details submitted, etc. If candidate has any complaint in this regard, candidate should approach the Principal of Polytechnic College where original application is submitted for necessary action.

Government of Kerala’s Department of Technical Education has published the provisional rank and trial allotment details of candidates who have applied for admission to various polytechnic colleges in the state.

The candidate can check the trial allotment from website to get an idea about the chances of getting allotment to a programme and college based on options exercised in the application form and the rank of the candidate. Inclusion in trial allotment list does not guarantee that the candidate will get an allotment in a Polytechnic College and programme. The candidate has the facility to submit revised options if required, to the Principal of the Polytechnic College where the original application is submitted, in the prescribed form.

Candidates can appeal in case they have any complain and submit revised options if required until 4pm on July 16, 2017.

The final rank list and the first allotment list will be released on July 18, 2017.

Note: Visit official website for details and latest updates.

DU admissions: 15,000 seats on offer in fourth cutoff list, check details here

Delhi University will start the admission process for the remaining 15,000 seats under the fourth cutoff list from Thursday with admission to honours courses such as Economics, English and BCom being closed at many popular colleges.

The cutoff has dropped by up to 5% points in popular courses and some colleges have reopened admissions in courses such as History, Economics, English and Political Science.

Commerce and Economics

Economics was closed for admission at 14 colleges, including Kirori Mal College (KMC), Kamla Nehru College (KNC), Lady Shri Ram (LSR), Miranda House, Sri Venkateswara, and SGTB Khalsa.

But 23 colleges, including Hindu, Hans Raj and Ramjas will continue with admission for Economics.

Four colleges, including Shyama Prasad Mukherji and PGDAV have reopened admissions in the course after withdrawals.

BCom is closed for admission at 15 colleges, including Hans Raj, Hindu, KMC, and LSR. But at 39 colleges, including Ramjas, Sri Venkateswara, and Indraprastha College for Women, admissions in the course will continue. Kalindi College has reopened admission to BCom at 92%.

Shri Ram College of Commerce had closed admission for both the courses by the second cutoff list.

Humanities

Admission to English has been closed at 11 colleges including Hansraj, Hindu, KNC, KMC, and Sri Venkateswara. But admission is open at 35 colleges including LSR, Miranda House, and Ramjas. Cutoff for English has dropped by up to two percentage points.

Gargi College and Satyawati Evening College has reopened the course for admissions under the fourth list.

Around 18 colleges including Gargi, Hindu, KNC and Miranda House have closed admission to History. But 22 colleges including KMC, Hansraj, Ramjas and Sri Venkateswara will continue with admission in the course.

The course has seen a drop of up to 3% points and it has reopened for admission at colleges such as Daulat Ram College and LSR.

Admission to Political Science is over at 28 colleges including Hindu, KMC, LSR, and Miranda House. But at 25 colleges including Ramjas and Sri Venkateswara, the admissions will continue. KNC has reopened admission in the course.

Some colleges such as Gargi have reopened it for admission for BA programme.

Sciences

The cutoff for Chemistry, which is open for admission at 12 colleges, has dropped by up to 1% point, with highest dips at Dyal Singh College and Zakir Husain Delhi College. Hans Raj College has maintained their cutoff at 95.66%, same as third list.

The highest dip for Mathematics, which is available for admission at 22 colleges, was at Lakshmibai College, where it dropped by 1.25% points from 93.5%. It has re-opened for admission at six colleges including Kalindi, ARSD, and Dyal Singh College.

The cutoff for Physics dropped by two percentage points and it has re-opened for admissions in two colleges including Kalindi.

The non-collegiate women’s education board (NCWEB) also released its third cutoff list on Wednesday. The lowest cutoff for BA Programme and BCom was at Aditi Mahavidyalaya at 68% and 76% respectively.

The highest cutoff for both the courses was at Miranda House at 86% . Admissions are on at all 26 NCWEB centers.

Female applicants from Delhi NCT were supposed to be automatically eligible for NCWEB seats, however, some students had inadvertently unchecked NCWEB as an option.

As a relief to these students, the DU has now said that all female students who have applied for BA Programme and BCom courses for regular colleges will be considered for admission to NCWEB.

DHE Odisha plus 3 admissions on basis of second list begin today, check details here

Odisha’s Department of Higher Education (DHE) has released selection list number two for plus three college admissions. To check the list, go to dheodisha.gov.in. Admissions for the degree programmes have begun today.

After receiving intimation of the admissions from DHE on their mobile phones students making it to the second list will have to report to allotted colleges today and tomorrow (July 13 and 14). Colleges will also display the names of the selected candidates on their notice boards.

After receiving intimation of the admissions from DHE on their mobile phones students qualifying in the second list will have to report to allotted colleges today and tomorrow (July 13 and 14)

The third list for admissions is expected on July 18. Students can also call 155335 or 1800-345-6770 (toll free) to confirm if they have been shortlisted, various agency reports have said

How to check your results

Go to dheosdisha.gov.in.

Click on+3 result 2017 link.

Key in your registration number, password, date of birth.

Check your allotment

Want to check spread of malaria? Ensure you always pluck flowers in your garden

A new study has found that removing the flowers of an invasive shrub (invasive shurbs and plants are species that show a tendency to spread out of control) from mosquito-prone areas might be a simple way to help reduce malaria transmission.

Removing the flowers from villages in Mali decreased the local mosquito vector population by nearly 60%, according to the study carried out in the Bandiagra district in Mali.

Malaria is most commonly transmitted by an infected female Anopheles mosquito. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Lead author Gunter Muller from Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School said: “Mosquitos obtain most of their energy needs from plant sugars taken from the nectar of flowers so we wanted to test the effect removing the flowers of the shrub Prosopis juliflora would have on local mosquito vector populations.”

Muller added, “Our results show that removal of this particular shrub reduces total population levels of mosquitoes and reduces the number of older female mosquitoes in the population, which are known to transmit malaria parasites to humans. This suggests that removal of the flowers could be a new way to shift inherently high malaria transmission areas to low transmission areas, making elimination more feasible.”

The study focused on the removal of the flowers of the invasive shrub Prosopis juliflora, which is native to Central and South America but was introduced to new areas in the late 1970s and early 1980s as an attempt to reverse deforestation. Prosopis juliflora is a robust plant that grows rapidly and has become one of the worst invasive plants in many parts of the world. The shrub now occupies millions of hectares on the African continent, including countries such as Mali, Chad, Niger, Ethiopia, Sudan and Kenya.

Invasive plants are species that show a tendency to spread out of control. (Shutterstock)

Light traps to catch mosquitoes were set up across nine villages in the Bandiagra district, six of which were home to flowering Prosopis juliflora and three that had no presence of the shrub. After a first round of analysis was conducted to assess mosquito populations, the researchers cut all the flowering branches from Prosopis juliflora in three of the six infested villages, before setting up light traps to determine the effect removal of the shrub had on mosquito vector populations.

The researchers found that villages where they removed the flowers saw mosquito numbers collected in the traps fall from an average of 11 to 4.5 for females, and 6 to 0.7 for male mosquitoes. The total number of mosquitoes across these villages decreased by nearly 60% after removal of the flowers. After flower removal, the number of older more dangerous vector females in the population dropped to levels similar to those recorded in the villages that had no presence of the shrub. Villages infested with Prosopis juliflora also had a higher proportion of mosquitoes with a sugar meal in their gut, which enhances their survival. This proportion was reduced 5-fold following removal of the flowers.

According to the researchers, it may be worthwhile to abstain from the introduction of exotic plants that have the potential to become invasive, not only because of their potential negative impacts on the environment and livelihoods, but because some of them may have negative significant consequences for public health and specifically for malaria.

The study is published in the open access Malaria Journal.

IIT JEE counselling resumes, check here for details

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA ), set up by the HRD ministry to manage all counselling admissions to IITs, ISM (Indian School of Mines) NITs (National Institutes of Technology ), IIITs and other government-funded technical institutes, has started its third round of counselling from today, July 11. An updated schedule for the rest of the allotment process is now available on www.josaa.nic.in.

The JoSAA 2017 seat allotment result for the third round was released on July 10.

For modified dates, click here. To check your seat allotment, click here.

JoSAA’s schedule yesterday, July 10, included display of seats filled/availability status and seat allocation for the third round.

IIT

Today, on July 11 and 12, from 10 am to 4 pm, and up to July 13, from 10 am to 1 pm, students whose names have appeared in the third seat allotment list can accept and withdraw from seats at a reporting centre for the third round. For the list of reporting centres, click here.

This change was introduced after a Supreme Court order last week suspended the admission process for four days. On July 7, the SC restrained admissions based on Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE-Adv) 2017 after receiving a petition by students who were unhappy with the decision of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to award 18 bonus marks to all students who appeared for the paper. The petitioners claimed that bonus marks should only be awarded to students who attempted the erroneous questions.

“As directed by the Supreme Court of India, the third round of counselling will start from July 11,” said a statement made by JoSAA its official website. Close to 3,200 seats were lying vacant across IITs, NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs after second round of allotment. Only 68 out of these were available in 23 IITs, including the Indian School of Mines-Dhanbad (ISM-Dhanbad).

The Supreme Court lifted on Monday the stay on admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), NITs and other colleges, bringing relief to thousands of students who took the joint entrance examination.

The court had on Friday put on hold admissions to IITs, National Institutes of Technology and other colleges over the awarding of bonus marks in JEE, an all-India examination taken by aspiring engineers.

Dismissing petitions challenging the award of grace marks, a bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also directed the institutes to give an undertaking that such an error would not be repeated.

“IITs will have to give an undertaking and develop a mechanism that such mistakes will not recur and ensure that no such situation arises in which bonus marks will have to be awarded to all the students,” the bench said, adjourning the case for a hearing in October.

The Dilemma of Weight Fluctuation: Causes and Remedies to Keep a Check

Do you wonder, why your weight fluctuates, even though you feel super light? Please remember when you see your weight very rapidly changing, it’s certainly not the fat that is melting or suddenly coming back. What you drink and eat each day impacts your weight like your hormones, your work out , underactive thyroid,carb tolerance, stress , elevated cortisol, erratic sleep, medication, too much salt intake and dehydration – each of these factors affect the number you see on the scale. Though the weighing scale can be a quick check, however, it should not be the only way. The scale might just not budge, yet your body might be responding very well to healthy dietary changes by toning and building muscles.

Let’s look at a few factors that affect the number on the scale –

 

1. The Truth About H2O

The hourly changes you see in your weight are due to how much water you’ve got in your body. Everything you eat or drink impacts how much water you retain. Example; salt and carbohydrate both cause water retention. So now if you have had a Chinese meal like noodles and veggies or chicken in black bean sauce, you know what to expect the next day.

mohinga noodles

Water retention is a tricky affair

2. Hormones (Especially in Women)

Women are more sensitive to weight fluctuations that sometimes gets very frustrating. 90% of the women feel bloated and puffed a week before there period, and they can gain up to a kg during this time. Once mensuration starts the water weight drops. Hence don’t panic and remain calm, this is a natural process of the body and is temporary. Though you must avoid too much salt and exercise well to stimulate blood flow that helps lymphatic drainage. Studies have shown that magnesium and Vitamin B6 help your body manage fluid retention. Include pumpkin seeds, lentils, almonds, cashews, spinach, bananas and dark chocolate. Magnesium is also great for bone health, and utilization of calcium.

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Magnesium is an essential nutrient for women’s health

3. Alcohol and Water Retention

Excess alcohol leads to suppression of the anti- diuretic hormone. Hence sodium is not flushed out of effectively by the kidneys, leading to alcohol water retention and sodium imbalance in the body. Reduce consumption of alcohol, and consume natural diuretic like cucumber juice, watermelon, coconut water, mint &coriander. Reduce intake of salt and if you have to drink alcohol, then choose lower alcohol beverages like beer that infact act as diuretics.

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Excess alcohol consumption can harm your health in multiple ways

4. Strength Training

Now you might be wondering, why intense strength training is showing weight gain on your scale. Resistance training, involves microscopic wear and tear of your muscle, the body then rebuilds, dense and larger muscle tissue this is called hypertrophy. This process is vital for toned and strong muscles, however the muscle tears lead to fluid retention which is a healing process and will fade off.

weight training

Weight training is good for your muscles as well as the bones

5. Dehydration

This is the most common cause of weight fluctuations. A dehydrated body, holds on to the water reserves, causing fluid retention in the process to balance. Drink lots of water, especially if you sweat and during workouts. Also as we age, our thirst sensations reduce, and not just that, certain medications like drugs for cardiac conditions and blood pressure make you urinate more, hence drinking enough water is vital to avoid any serious complications.

chilled water

Hydration is extremely vital

So next time if you see your scale, behaving silly, then look out for these reasons and address them. The best idea is to weigh yourself, once a week at the same time. Stay motivated and find other ways to measure yourself like taking measurements of your arms, thighs, waist to get a better understanding of your body.