YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 28 C MIN 23 C ACCREDITED SOCIAL HEALTH ACTIVISTS STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL OPINION Rainfall may occur. Rs. 5 RANCHI SATURDAY, 29 AUGUST, 2020 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—119 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) CHINA BUILDS 5G INFRA ALONG LAC, FRESH CONSTRUCTION AT PANGONG NATION Morning India State knocks SC door to postpone JEE-NEET exams FIR against Tej, CM HOLDS ONLINE MEETING WITH SENIOR LAWYER BEFORE SC HEARING RAJ KUMAR RANCHI: Jharkhand along with five states today filed a review petition in the supreme court demanding review of the order dated August 17 by which the apex court had dismissed the petition demanding postponement of JEE and NEET examination during pandemic caused by novel coronavirus observing that one precious academic year of the students cannot be allowed to go wasted. Apart from Jharkhand, five other states included West Bengal, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Maharashtra, all non BJPruled states. Advocate general Rajeev Ranjan confirmed the development to Morning India saying it has been pleaded before the court that ‘life of a student is more important than examination.’ The development took place a day after chief minister Hemant Soren wrote a letter to union human resource development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ requesting him to consider postponing the examination in the public interest. Today the chief minister reiterated the same thing during a video conference with senior lawyer Abhisekh Manu Singhvi, who is on the panel of the Jharkhand Government in the Supreme Court, saying that the union government is showing its dogmatism in conducting both the examinations. He expressed his concern over the way the union government is ignoring the health and security of lakhs of students in the name of examination. “Why is the govern- ment in a hurry for taking examinations when schools and colleges are closed,” he questioned, adding that ``the matter is not associated with only 25 lakh students but with the same number of parents.” He said: “Union government should discuss the methodology of examination before organizing the examination during a pandemic. It should have adopted some safe mode for the examination.” He made it clear that he is not in favour of cancellation of NEET and JEE examination but wants its postponement in the wake of corona infection. Soren, in his letter to the Union HRD Minister, said, "You are aware IIT-JEE and NEET examinations are scheduled to be held in September. Both these examinations are extremely critical in the career of the students. Their success in these examinations would decide the course of their future. Every examinee would thus try to put his best foot forward and therefore, it is extremely essential to ensure that he takes these examinations in an environment of health safety and mental peace.” “Currently the people of our country are engaged in combating the once in a century disaster of Covid-19 which has affected millions and left thousands dead. This pandemic has had additional negative consequences of widespread economic disrup- tion. Due to the health scare as well as the economic disruption there is a widespread prevalence of psychological stress among the people. Moreover conduct of examination of this scale would require public transport and hospitality units such as hotels, lodges and restaurants to function smoothly and optimally because of the movement of a large number of examinations and their guardians,” the letter further read. As a part of its strategy, the letter read, to combat Covid19 government of Jharkhand has not yet commenced public bus transport and neither has it permitted opening of the hotel's restaurant etc. AT A GLANCE IPL: 12 CSK SQUAD MEMBERS TEST COVID POSITIVE, TEAM IN QUARANTINE NEW DELHI:In a shocking development, as many as 12 Chennai Super Kings squad members, including players and coaching/support staff, have tested positive for coronavirus, just 22 days before the IPL begins in the UAE, sources told IANS on Friday. According the sources, the entire team has been quarantined after the development. "A total of 12 members are have been affected and the entire team has been told to go quarantine again. It is learnt that they got infected during a camp in Chennai," said the sources. CSK officials and BCCI refused to confirm the development. The CSK team had landed in Dubai on August 21 and after the mandatory six-day quarantine period had started training as well. PG 12 CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 3,403,555 TOTAL DEATH: 61,887 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 24,678,835 TOTAL DEATH: 836,704 PG 10 CBI questions Rhea for the first time MUMBAI: Amid startling revelations in her media interview, Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty on Friday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation for the first time in the ongoing probe into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Accompanied by her father, Rhea, 28, reached the DRDO-IAF guest house in the suburbs after the Supreme Court transferred the case to the CBI and it launched its probe on August 6. Among other things, the CBI team is likely to get her version of Sushant's mental condition; their Europe trip on which she has made several claims of his health, etc.; corroborate her statements with those given by the others questioned so far in the case, including her brother Showik. This comes a day after Sushant's father Krishna Kishore Singh made the sensational allegation that she had administered poison to kill his son, and demanded her arrest. Earlier, Sushant's kin have blamed the Chakraborty family for his death and allegedly swindling off Rs 15 crore from his bank account, but Rhea has denied all the accusations. NCRB SEEKS DETAILS FROM ED MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has asked for details from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials that may have surfaced during their investigation in the case related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, officials said here on Friday. According to NCB officials, the NCB team probing the narcotics case registered in the matter has sought more details from the ED in the matter. Notably, the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are also probing the case. The NCB had earlier this week registered a case against actor Rhea Chakraborty and others in connection with Rajput's death case under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985. hotel for violation of Covid norms SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: The district administration on Friday registered an FIR against former Bihar health minister and son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, Tej Pratap Yadav for alleged violation of lockdown norms during his visit to Jharkhand on Thursday. A case was also registered against a hotel for allowing accommodation to the former minister during the visit. The administration said that both the FIRs have been lodged with the Chutia police station area of Ranchi city. Police said that Tej Pratap allegedly violated the rules by not keeping himself in 14-day quarantine after arriving from neighbouring Bihar to Jharkhand. The administration further claimed that the former minister arrived and left the state without proper permission. The case in this connection has been registered under section 269 and 270 of the Indian Penal Code. It may be stated here that a person can be granted exemption from quarantine if he arrives by air and leaves the state within 72 hours. Tej Pratap had, however, come to Ranchi by road to meet his father at Rajendra Institute of Medical Science. According to police, an FIR was also lodged against the Hotel Capital Residency owner and manager. According to the govern- ment order, during Unlock-3 hotels, religious places and gyms are not permitted to operate in Jharkhand. Police said Tej Pratap Yadav reached here at 2.30 a.m. on Thursday to meet his father. He stayed at Capital Residency in Ranchi. His meeting with Lalu Yadav lasted for nearly two and a half hours. The Ranchi district administration and police raided the hotel and found evidence of Pratap's stay there. It may be stated here that earlier the BJP had demanded action against Tej Pratap for violating the norms. “The FIR should be lodged against Tej Pratap for violating the guidelines for the coronavirus. He came in a large convoy and went to RIMS causing trouble for the patients. Pratap stayed at the hotel which is also a violation of the guidelines. The state government is allowing Lalu Yadav to hold meetings despite being a prisoner" said Rabi Bhatt, a BJP leader. DGP: CM TO ANNOUNCE RS 50 LAKH INSURANCE COVER SOON FOR COPS Devotees taking part traditional rituals to mark Paryushan Parv, at Ranchi’s Jain Temple on Friday. Hemant Sutradhar PAGE 3 GOVT EXPEDITES CONSTRUCTION OF 462 EMRSS Jharkhand to get 70 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools before 2022 NEW DELHI: The central government has expedited a project to open 462 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) for tribal students by 2022, a move in its continuous journey of expansion to impart quality education to tribal children in remote areas. The purpose is to enable the future tribal generation to avail opportunities in high and professional educational courses and get employment in various sectors. Of the 462 new EMRSs, a Tribal ministry data says, 92 will be established in Odisha, 70 in Jharkhand, 50 in Chhattisgarh and 40 in Madhya Pradesh. As per revised 2018 EMRS scheme, every block with more than 50 per cent Scheduled Tribe population and at least 20,000 tribal persons will have an EMRS by 2022. These schools will be at par with Navodaya Vidyalayas and will have special facilities for preserving local art and culture besides providing training in sports and skill development. Officials in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the leading ministry working for the welfare of tribals, have been asked to expedite the scheme which has to face a backlog in construction work due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a source privy to the development, told IANS. These schools will have special facilities for preserving local art and culture also. As per the Centre's plan, an autonomous society, on the lines of the Navodaya Vidayalaya Samiti, will be set up to run these ERMSs. These schools focus not only on academic education but on the allround development of the students. Each school has a capacity of 480 students, catering to students from Class VI to XII. Hitherto, grants were given for construction of schools and recurring expenses to the state governments under Grants under Article 275 (1) of the Constitution. Fifty EMRSs were proposed to be constructed in the 2018-19 fiscal. Hundred such schools will be established in the next financial year, 150 in 2020-21 and 162 in 2021-22, Oram said.The government has also enhanced the recurring cost per EMRS student per year from the exist- ing Rs 61,500 to Rs 1,09,000 from 2019-20. 10 per cent seats in such schools will be allotted to non-ST students.Priority will be given to children of EMRS staff, those who have lost their parents to Left Wing Extremism and insurgencies and children of widows, the ministry said. Since its beginning in 1997-98, as per Ministry of Tribal Affairs website, the Ministry till date has sanctioned 271 EMRSs, out of which 190 have been made functional while the rest are at different stages of completion.Of the total, 29 EMRSs are in Madhya Pradesh; 27 in Gujarat; 25 in Chhattisgarh; 15 in Rajasthan; 14 in Maharashtra; 13 in Odisha; 10 in Karnataka; nine in Telangana. Wave of IT outsourcing expected post Covid to benefit India WITH MOST EFFICIENT SUPPLY CHAINS, INDIA IT SERVICES COS ARE POSITIONED FAVOURABLY: GOLDMAN SACHS NEW DELHI: Post Covid-19, a third wave of IT outsourcing after the previous ones in the year 2000 and 2008 is expected, which would benefit Indian IT companies and tech jobs. Marquee financial services house, Goldman Sachs said in a report, "Post Covid-19, we expect a third wave of outsourcing and an increasing number of technology roles globally finding their way to India as work from anywhere becomes the new accepted norm". "With the most efficient supply chains, we believe India IT services companies are positioned favourably to benefit from a third wave of outsourcing after previous waves in 2000 (post Y2K) and in 2008-09 (post Global Financial Crisis)", said Goldman Sachs. Due to these tailwinds and given estimates of further increase in Global/US GDP esti- mates on a sharper recovery, Goldman Sachs has increased its FY22E-23E sector revenue and earnings forecasts by up to seven per cent and now forecast 12.6 per cent US dollar revenue growth in FY22E (vs. -2.7 per cent in FY21E, and vs. prior 9.7 per cent) for the top five Indian IT firms. "These changes are supported by our IT services demand tracker (link) and management/expert commentaries during our India corporate day", it said. In the past, major crises have tended to lead to a sharp increase in outsourcing and even offshoring particularly to India, which has consistently experienced much lower wage levels for technology developers compared to the Developed Markets (DMs), amid an increasing annual base of engineering graduates. Goldman Sachs said the first such wave happened after the Y2K problem in 2000 when India's IT industry was growing at more tan 40 per cent from a small base and very low global penetration, driven largely by labour cost arbitrage. A second wave started post GFC in 2008-09 when India's IT industry grew at more than 15 per cent consistently for three to four years before the growth normalised to high single digits. This happened both due to a shift to cloud based infrastructure and the higher use of automation tools, forcing Indian IT firms to look for new ways to sell IT solutions, shifting from labour cost arbitrage to business transforma- tion through digital technologies. Goldman Sachs expects that post Covid-19, a third wave of outsourcing and an increasing number of technology roles globally finding their way to India as Work From Anywhere becomes the new accepted norm. As per various global surveys, several top firms are planning to have a few of their employees work from home permanently, and in a recent expert call with McKinsey, a few large IT contracts were noted as having as high as 75 per cent of employees engaging in Work From Home. TCS is planning to have 75 per cent of its employees working from home permanently by 2025 estimated and TechM is gearing for 25-30 per cent of its employees working from home by 2021 estimated on a rotational basis, Goldman Sachs said. "This strategy, we believe IN THE PAST, MAJOR CRISES HAVE TENDED TO LEAD TO A SHARP INCREASE IN OUTSOURCING AND EVEN OFFSHORING PARTICULARLY TO INDIA, WHICH HAS CONSISTENTLY EXPERIENCED MUCH LOWER WAGE LEVELS FOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPERS COMPARED TO THE DEVELOPED MARKETS (DMS), AMID AN INCREASING ANNUAL BASE OF ENGINEERING GRADUATES. would bring certain permanent cost advantages to the IT services firms around lower rental, facility expenses, including electricity, maintenance/repair and even lower capex around land/building required for extra seating arrangements. Some of these benefits though may be offset by additional capex for home IT infrastructure like desktops, more robust wireless/broadband networks and cyber-security tools", it added. Digitally skilled employees in India have grown exponentially at 37 per cent CAGR FY17-FY19, making India the largest hub and potentially the biggest beneficiary under the Work from Anywhere norm. "We believe these digitally trained employees at Indian IT firms are likely to drive overall revenue growth, which would be the key reason for their increasing relevance amid the requirement for digital-at-scale solutions", the report said. "We see TCS as one of the largest beneficiaries of these trends given its wide array of services/capabilities, geographic presence, wide client base, consistent strong execution and ability to work remotely at a large scale with 450K employees", it said.