Chennai Rates e-Book ¥ ¢ ¤ £ © ¢ ¨ ¡ § ¢ ¤ ¦ § Diesel/l Rs.75.59 Gold (24k) Rs.5163 gm Petrol/l Rs 84.14 Silver Rs.67.30/gm https://makkalkural.net/e-book https://trinitymirror.net/e-book CHENNAI Monday 16-11-2020 NATIONAL DAILY FOR THE PEOPLE VOL. 26 No.125 PAGES 8 ` 4.00 REGD. NO.TN/.CC (S) DN/134/18-20 RNI Regd.No. 62432/1995 TN PMG(CCR)/WPP No 676/18-20 Transport Secretary C. Samayamurthy, Salem Corporation Commissioner N. Ravichandran called on Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswami and sought his wishes. Minister releases medical rank list Erode Srijan tops, counselling from Nov 18 Separate rank list for govt school students Chennai, Nov 16: Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar released the rank list for MBBS & BDS courses 20202021 today. Erode student Srijan secured first place with 710 marks A separate rank list for 7.5 percent reservation for Government school students has also been released along with the provisional rank list for Management/NRI quota in self-financing Medical and Dental colleges and rank list for government medical – Dental colleges and Government quota in Self-financing Medical and Dental colleges. The counselling for medical courses will commence on November 18 at Nehru Stadium, Chennai adhering to all health safety norms. Per day, 500 students will be allowed to take part in counselling. In the rank list, Erode student Srijan secured first place with 710 marks, Nitish, 13 Ministers take oath Patna, Nov 16: Nitish Kumar was chosen as leader of the NDA by the newly elected MLAs and MLCs of all four parties which are alliance partners. took oath as the Bihar Chief Minister along with 13 Ministers from coalition NDA. Apart from Nitish K u m a r, T a r k i s h o r e Prasad (Deputy CM), Ashok Chaudhary, Vijay Chaudhary, Mewa Lal C h a u d h a r y, B i j e n d r a Yadav, Renu Devi, Mangal Pandey, Prem Kumar, Samrat Chaudhary, Nitish Mishra, Nandkishore Yadav, VIP President Mukesh Sahani, and Hindustani Awam Morcha President Jitan Ram Manjhi’s son Santosh Kumar Sharan were sworn in at a ceremony at the Governor’s House. followed by Namakkal Mohanapriya with 705 marks secured second place. Velammal Vidyalaya Third place secured by Ayanambakkam Velammal Vidyalaya School student Swetha with 701 marks. In the rank list for 7.5 percent reservation for Government school students, Theni Silvarpatti student Jeevithkumar secured first place with 664 marks The Health Minister s a i d t h a t t h i s y e a r, 405 government school students will get the opportunity to study medicine. T h i s y e a r, 3 8 , 2 3 2 students have applied for more than 4,000 seats available in government and self-financing medical colleges. According to data provided by National Testing Agency (NTA), the number of students scoring above 400 marks i n T a m i l Na d u h a s doubled compared to last year. A total of 11,978 students scored above 400 compared to 5,634 students in 2019. Career consultants and students advisers expect the cut-off to increase for most of the categories this year as well. The counselling may start by filling the 7.5% seats reserved for NEETqualified government school students — around 300 MBBS seats and 90 BDS seats. The DME has asked aspirants from Tamil Nadu who have studied from Class VI to XII in the state also to provide nativity certificates. Students who have studied in other boards except state board also have been asked to submit the eligibility certificate from Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University. H o w e v e r, l a t e r, t h e selection committee said that students can submit the eligibility certificate at the time of counselling as well. TN Health Secretary Radhakrishnan was also present during the release of the rank lists. It is a verdict against Trump policies, says NRI Congressman Washington, Nov 16: US President-elect Joe Biden winning in the popular votes and flipping five states as well is not only a big win for America but also a clear repudiation of the incumbent President Donald Trump’s xenophobia, according to an influential Indian-American Congressman. Ro Khanna, 44, who was this month elected for the third consecutive term to represent the 17th Congressional District of California, that comprises Silicon Valley, in the US House of Representatives exuded confidence that the administration of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is going to be a big success. It is a big win for America, and the Democrats, Khanna told PTI in an interview. Flipping five states against the incumbent president is an achievement, he said, adding that Biden has received more popular votes than those received by former president Barack Obama in Sania Mirza to star in digital series for TB awareness Mumbai, Nov 16: Tennis ace Sania Mirza will make her digital debut with the series, MTV Nishedh Alone Together, and says the show aims to raise awareness about tuberculosis (TB). Sania will play herself in the fiction series. A digital spin-off of the TV show “MTV Nishedh”, which premiered in January this year, the “self-shot-athome” series spotlights on the need to raise awareness around TB and throw light on the importance of proper medication, especially in the Covid-19 era. “TB continues to be one of the most chronic health issues in our country. With about half of the diagnosed cases under the age of 30, there is an urgent need to tackle fallacies around it and drive a perception change,” Sania said. 2008. Biden has received 78.6 million in popular votes against Republican Trump’s 73.1 million. Obama in 2008 had 69 million popular votes. According to the latest count of the electoral college votes coming from all the 50 states, Biden has 306 of the 538 electoral college votes, which is well above the halfway mark of 270. Trump, who has 232 electoral college votes, has challenged the election results in various states including Pennsylvania, Nevada, Michigan, Georgia and Arizona. He had demanded a recount in Wisconsin. Biden flipped five states, including Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. “It (election results) was a clear repudiation of Trump’s xenophobia against vision for a multiracial, multi-ethnic America and for policies to help the working class and middle class American, Khanna said. Kovind praises media for role in reducing COVID impact New Delhi, Nov 16: Media persons have been among frontline corona warriors who played an important role in educating people and mitigating the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday. In his written message on the occasion of the National Press Day, the president also appreciated the Press Council of India (PCI), which regulates the print media, for safeguarding the independence of the press. “I am happy to learn that the Press Council of India is celebrating National Press Day on November 16 on the theme ‘Role of Media during COVID-19 and its Impact on the Media’. “Rendering its service for nearly 55 years, PCI has been the watchdog safeguarding the independence of the press while trying to ensure quality journalism. Its role is important in the working of our democracy,” Kovind said. The president said the theme of this year’s Na t i o n a l P r e s s D a y celebration deals with the most serious crisis facing the world and India. “In dealing with the issues concerning COVID 19, media has played a very important role in educating people and thereby it has helped in mitigating the impact of the pandemic. “Media persons have been among the frontline corona warriors. Through PCI, I convey my appreciation to such media persons,” Kovind said. India has so far recorded 88,45,127 COVID-19 cases, while 1,30,070 people have succumbed to the disease, according to the Union health ministry. India records lowest single day cases in four months New Delhi, Nov 16: I n d i a’ s C O V I D - 1 9 caseload mounted to 88,45,127 with 30,548 infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 82,49,579, according to data updated by the Union health ministry today. This is the lowest increase in daily covid-19 cases in last four months. Kerala recorded 4,581 new COVID-19 cases, Delhi reports 3,235 and Maharastra 2,544 new cases. The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,30,070 with 435 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of active cases remained below 5 lakh for the sixth consecutive day. There are 4,65,478 RJD blames Rahul for B ihar debacle Patna, Nov 16: The Congress’ dismal performance in the Bihar assembly elections has drawn biting criticism from ally RJD, with party veteran leader Shivanand Tiwari saying the grand old party had “shackled” the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in the state. Tiwari’s remarks made during interviews with TV channels prompted calls for his outster from the RJD. “Congress shackled the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ with chains in the assembly elections. It contested 70 seats but did not hold even 70 rallies. active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprise 5.26 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. The total number of recoveries has surged to 82,49,579, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.27 per cent. The COVID-19casefatality rate stands at 1.47 per cent. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7,30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 12,56,98,525 samples have been tested up to November 15 with 8,61,706 being tested on Sunday. 7 die in Himachal accident, PM condoles New Delhi, Nov 16: Prime Minister Na r e n d r a M o d i o n Monday expressed his grief over the loss of lives in a road accident in Himachal Pradesh and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family members. In a tweet, he said the government is carrying out a rescue and relief work, and wished a quick recovery to the injured. Seven people were killed and one was injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling fell into a rivulet in Mandi district in the early hours of Monday, the police said. The community kitchen for Amma Canteens in Madurai is doing yeomen services to poor and needy in Madurai by providing food free of cost everyday which is a blessing in disguise in the current lockdown situation. Revenue Minister RB Udayakumar along with his family members today visited the community kitchen and joined the food preparation activities and saw the hygienic procedures are ensured at all times. Amma Charitable trust secretary Priyadharshini was also present. He enquired about the food arrangements and also sought details about the facilities provided to pavement dwellers and homeless poor persons at various places.