Srinagar, Feb 02: A 10-year-old social media influencer from north Kashmir’s Sopore has been invited by the University of South Carolina to speak at an international forum hosted by the College of Information and Communications and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) about the role and impact of social media on today’s youth.
Aqsa Masrat is among the social media influencers around the world who will be speaking at the forum virtually. Despite the fact that she was offered a facilitation service, she was unable to attend the event physically due to the non-availability of her passport.
Speaking to Rising Kashmir, Aqsa Masrat said that it is a proud moment for her to speak at the international stage, adding that this gives her a lot of happiness that her work is getting recognised not only by the people of Kashmir but also at the international level.
She is the only Indian influencer who will be speaking at the sessions. The sessions will be moderated by Kenneth Moton, a former ABC correspondent and 2004 graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
“Prominent social media influencers, subject matter experts, and young people from all over the world are coming together at the University of South Carolina to discuss the role and impact of social media on today’s youth at an international forum hosted by the College of Information and Communications and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization,” says the official website of the Carolina, USA.
Aqsa is the youngest influencer and content creator who will be speaking virtually at the session. Her mother described it as her greatest accomplishment, saying that speaking on this stage is one of her biggest achievements.
The 10-year-old started making videos for social media a few years ago, and now she has around 60K followers on her Facebook page. She is making content on various topics related to society and has received an overwhelming response from the general public. (Rising Kashmir)
NTA NEET UG 2023 exam: Registration, important documents, fees, major details students need to know
Registration for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET-UG) 2023 is expected to begin soon for the medical entrance exam that is scheduled to be held on May 7.
However, the National Testing Agency (NTA), the exam conducting body, is yet to declare the NEET UG 2023 registration dates.
Once activated, candidates will be able to apply for the NEET UG 2023 application from the official website– neet.nta.nic.in and nta.ac.in.
NEET UG 2023: How to apply
Go to the official website of the National Testing Agency- neet.nta.nic.in.
Click on the NEET UG 2023 registration link.
Create your login credentials and log in.
Fill up the application form carefully and upload the required documents.
Pay the application fee and submit the form.
The Test pattern of NEET (UG) – 2022 comprises four Subjects. Each subject will consist of two sections. Section A will consist of 35 Questions and Section B will have 15 Questions, out of these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions.
NEET (UG) – 2022 was conducted as Pen & Paper-based Test.
NEET 2023: Important documents
A valid mobile number
A valid email ID
Scanned Images of the
Candidate’s recent Passport size Photograph
Left and Right-hand Fingers and Thumb impression
Category Certificate (if applicable)
Citizenship Certificate (if applicable)
PwD Certificate (wherever applicable)
Class 10 pass certificate.
NEET UG 2023: Marking scheme
Last year, the NEET UG exam was for 720 marks. The Candidates are advised to keep visiting the official websites of NTA (nta.ac.in) and (neet.nta.nic.in) for the latest updates. (DNA)
Kashmir Innovator Bags Rs 50 Lakh BIRAC BIG Grant
SRINAGAR: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K) innovator Sameena Lone has been selected for the Government of India’s BIRAC BIG grant worth Rs 50 lakh.
Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) is a flagship programme of the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), which provides the right admixture of fuel and support to young startups and entrepreneurial individuals. BIG is the Department of Biotechnology (DBT)’s largest early-stage biotech funding programme in India. Funding grant of up to Rs 50 lakh (USD 60,500 approx) to best-in-class innovative ideas to build and refine the idea to proof-of-concept.
Sameena Lone, an innovator cum scholar in the SKUAST-K’s Division of Vegetable Science, supervised by Dr Khursheed Hussain, Assistant Professor, Division of vegetable science, SKUAST-K and mentored by Naveed Hamid, BDA, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cell of the university, submitted her innovative proposal on ‘Organic & Disease-Free Seed Potato Production through Tissue Culture in Kashmir’ under Industrial Biotechnology, Clean Energy & Environment category in Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Not-for-Profit Company’ of Government of India which supports technology innovators and entrepreneurs to pursue a promising technology idea, and establish and validate proof of concept (POC) for the idea under the BIG grant scheme a few months back. More than 500 innovators across the country had applied under the said scheme and only 26 got selected for the final pitching round before the panel committee from which only nine innovators were selected under the given category across the nation.
SKUAST-K innovator is the only one from Jammu and Kashmir to receive the BIRAC BIG grant in the present round.
Vice Chancellor SKUAST Kashmir Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai congratulated the innovator and her team of mentors for securing the BIRAC Grant. He appreciated the level of effort and dedication of the team and support from SKUASTK Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship Centre that brought laurels to the University. He further added that such achievements are so precious that they not only boost the morale of the innovators but help in developing the ecosystem for innovations, incubations & startups.
JKBOSE 10th, 11th, 12th Date Sheets Released For Jammu And Kashmir – Download Here
JKBOSE 10TH, 11TH & 12TH DATES HEETS ISSUED SESSION ANNUAL (REGULAR) 2023 FOR SOFT ZONE AREAS OF UT OF JAMMU & KASHMIR