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19 new varsities in Gujarat in three years, highest in country: HRD

As many as 150 new universities were set up in the country in the last three years, and Gujarat accounted for the highest number of them, official data shows.

Out of 150 universities included in UGC (University Grants Commission) list in 2015-16, 20156-17 and 2017-18, 19 universities came up in Gujarat, which was the highest among all states, minister of state for human resource development Satya Pal Singh said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

Eight universities were set up in Gujarat in 2015-16, seven in 2016-17, and four in 2017-18. Majority of these are private universities, according to officials.

The BJP-ruled states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra were second, third and fourth in the list with 16, 13 and 12 new universities respectively.

Karnataka, where JDS-Congress is now in power, saw 11 new universities in the last three years, followed by Rajasthan with 10, and Jharkhand & Odisha with eight each.

However, Gujarat was behind a number of other states as far as new colleges are concerned. The information provided in the Parliament shows that 1,575 colleges were included in the UGC list in the last three years, of which 27 were in Gujarat.

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Motorola confirms it won’t be releasing a Moto Z3 Force version this year

Motorola unveiled its new Moto Z3 handset today at an event in Chicago, and the company announced later on in the afternoon on Twitter that it’s breaking with tradition with the third installment in its Z Series. Unlike with the Z2 and the original Moto Z, the Z3 won’t be getting a shatterproof Force version — at least not this year.

“We will not be launching any more Moto Z’s this year,” the company’s official US Twitter account announced. (There is already a midrange Moto Z3 Play, announced back in June.)

There’s a number of reasons why Motorola may be shying away from its more durable variant. For one, sales on previous Force devices may be pretty minuscule when compared with the sales of the main Z Series phones. There’s also an…

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Boeing delays first crucial test flights of its new passenger spacecraft again

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As expected, the first major test flights for Boeing’s new passenger spacecraft have been delayed again, following an engine test mishap that occurred over a month ago. The crew capsule, known as the CST-100 Starliner, was scheduled to perform two major test flights to the International Space Station this year. But now, the test failure has forced Boeing to change its flight schedule, and it’s possible that both of those major flights will now occur in 2019.

Boeing is developing the Starliner as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew program, an initiative to send humans to the ISS on private US spacecraft. The vehicle is meant to carry seven passengers and travel to space on top of an Atlas V rocket, manufactured by the United Launch Alliance….

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TSA reportedly considering an end to passenger screening at small airports

The Transportation Security Administration is examining the possibility of doing away with passenger screening at small- and medium-sized airports across the United States, according to CNN. The news was part of “internal documents from a TSA working group,” which said that eliminating screening could save $115 million each year.

The working group’s proposal would cover more than 150 airports that offer flights predominantly with 60 or fewer seats. Travelers making connecting flights at bigger airports would need to go through security at the second airport, an approach that differs from the current system of letting them into the screened pool at other US airports once they’ve proceeded through the TSA’s enhanced measures at the…

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Vogue Beauty Awards 2018: Here’s what Ali Fazal-Richa Chadha have to say on winning Most Beautiful Couple award

Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal have been making news ever since they announced their courtship last year. The media went berserk when the news broke and congratulated the couple.

Both Richa and Ali are doing exceptionally well in their careers. Richa is currently shooting for one the most coveted roles as Shakeela in the biopic on the sensational south adult film star. She has an impressive line up for 2018-2019 with films like Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai and a show like Inside Edge 2.

Ali is currently shooting for Sanjay Dutt’s Prassthanam, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Milan Talkies and is awaiting release of Farhan Akhtar’s video on demand series Mirzapur on Amazon Prime and Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi.

Ali and Richa have been quite private about their relationship but are still adorably cute on social media. Apart from the fact that they look stunning together, the two are also lovely people who talk about sustainability, saving the environment, playing sports and adopting and rescuing animals. These things never go unnoticed and Vogue definitely noticed all of this in the Fukrey couple.

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