JKBOSE Class 12 exam 2016: Jammu division results declared, check them here


Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has declared the results of Higher Secondary (Class 12) part two annual 2016 (W/Z) and bi-annual-2016 (S/Z) private exam for Jammu division on its official website.(Ravi Kumar/HT file)

Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has declared the results of Higher Secondary (Class 12) part two annual 2016 (W/Z) and bi-annual-2016 (S/Z) private exam for Jammu division on its official website.Candidates can check their results on board’s official website.

Steps to check the results:JKBOSE

1) Go to the official website of JKBOSE

2) Click on the link ‘Result of Higher Secondary Part Two, Annual 2016 (W/Z) & Bi-Annual-2016 (S/Z) (Private)-Jammu’ in the latest results section on the right

3) Key in your roll number and click on submit

4) The result will be displayed on the screen

5) Take a print-out

Or click here to directly go to the login page for results.

The state school education board had in January declared results of Higher Secondary (Class 12) part two examinations for 2016 (regular) – Jammu (Winter Zone) candidates.


Google Translate and Gboard Improve Indian Languages Support, Google Search Will Include Hindi Dictionary Results

Google on Tuesday announced that the company is introducing improved support for Indian languages in its products. After introducing support for machine-learning based translation for Hindi last month, the search giant has now extended its neural machine translation to 9 more Indian languages. The company has also extended its new translation technique’s support to Chrome browser’s built-in auto-translate functionality. Additionally, it has announced that its Gboard Keyboard app will now support all 22 scheduled Indian languages. Finally, Google Search results will now include results from Hindi dictionary as well.

Coming first to the neural machine translation support, Google has announced that Google Translate will now use this improved technique to translate to and from Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, and Kannada. “Neural translation offers a huge improvement over the old phrase-based system, translating full sentences at a time, instead of pieces of a sentence. This change improves the quality of the translation in a single jump than seen in the last ten years combined,” the company said in a press release.

 Google Translate and Gboard Improve Indian Languages Support, Google Search Will Include Hindi Dictionary Results

Google has now extended the Neural Machine translation to Chrome browser’s built-in auto-translate functionality as well in order to make full-page translations more accurate and easier to read. This means that users will be able to browse through websites with content translated from foreign languages to the aforementioned 9 languages. As the new technique has been claimed to be far superior to earlier one, the change is likely to make Web more user-friendly for people in India.

The search giant has extended the neural machine auto-translation to Google Maps as well and users will now be able to read the translated reviews for restaurants, cafes, or hotels among other places through the app in their local language as well.

In Google Search, users will now be able to see Hindi dictionary results from Rajpal & Sons dictionary in collaboration with Oxford University Press, the company said. “This new experience will also support transliteration, allowing users to use their existing keyboards to find meanings in Hindi. So when you’d like to know more about a word, say “Nirdeshak”, you can just type in “Nirdeshak ka matlab” in Search, and you’ll instantly get to see word meanings and dictionary definitions on the search results page, including English translations,” it said.

“The most important aspect of making the web more useful and meaningful for all of India is to make India’s Internet more representative of the India we live in. India today has 234 million Indian language users who are online, compared to 175 million English web users, we expect another 300 million Indian language users to come online in the next four years. With today’s launches, we are taking a huge step forward to bring down the barriers that stop Indian language users to get more out of the Internet and also help the industry to solve for the needs of billions Indians,” Rajan Anandan, vice-president of Google’s India and South East Asia operations was quoted as saying in company’s release.

Google introduced the neural machine translation to Google Translate last year and claimed that the technique makes articles “smoother and easier” to read.


West Bengal Class 10 and 12 board exam results expected on May 10 and May 16


Education boards in West Bengal are expected to release the results of the madhyamik or Class 10 board examination and uchha madhyamik or Class 12 examination on May 10 and May 16 respectively.

Education boards in West Bengal are expected to release the results of the madhyamik or Class 10 board examination and uchha madhyamik or Class 12 examination on May 10 and May 16 respectively, officials said on Thursday.

The results of both the exams will be available on the state school education department’s official website. The results will also be uploaded on the respective websites of West Bengal Board of Secondary Examination (WBBSE) and West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE).

The number of girls, who took the madhyamik or secondary and higher secondary or uchha madhyamik exams in the state, exceeded that of boys this year as in 2016.

Nearly 6 lakh girls appeared for the madhyamik exam, 23% more than the number of boys at 4,80,000. The trend was similar in uchha madhyamik exam in which 3,79,698 girls and 3,64,809 boys took the exam.West Bengal Board exam results

West Bengal education minister Partha Chattopadhyay said the Kanyashree scheme, a pet project of chief minister Mamata Banerjee, has been instrumental in encouraging girls to continue their education.

The scheme encourages families to keep their daughters in school rather than marrying them off at an early age.

“Kanyashree has been a visionary idea by our chief minister, the positive impact of which can be felt in the sharp increase of female examinees in these two board examinations,” Chattopadhyay said.

Last year, the madhyamik pass percentage was 81.80 and that of uchha madhyamik was 81.33%.

“This year, the figure is expected to be somewhat same,” an official of the state education department said.


ABC mental health quiz results help experts shape future campaigns


Were you one of the more than 16,000 people who completed ABC’s How ‘mental health smart’ are you? quiz a couple of years back?

If so, a team of Melbourne University researchers would like to thank you. Your answers have provided important insights that could help shape future mental health education campaigns.

“We certainly have data from large population surveys,” said associate professor Nicki Reavley, one of a team of mental health experts the ABC approached for help in writing the survey, which was published in Mental Health week in 2015.

In return, the ABC agreed to provide data on audience responses — an opportunity the researchers relished.

The data, which did not include any information that could identify individuals, has now been analysed and published in the academic journal Advances in Mental Health: Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention.

It shows we’ve come a long way in understanding some mental conditions like depression, but also reveals some important misconceptions remain in other areas, including anxiety disorders, psychosis and schizophrenia.

Psychosis involves disorganised thinking, and seeing or hearing things that aren’t real. When episodes of psychosis are recurring, a diagnosis of schizophrenia may be made.

Gaps in knowledge

Life Matters: How ‘mental health smart’ were you?

Hear Amanda Smith’s interview with Associate Professor Nicki Reavley

The quiz presented statements about different mental health conditions and respondents were asked if they agreed or disagreed with each.

“To recover from anxiety disorders, you have to face situations that provoke your anxiety,” was the quiz item with the least correct responses; only 41 per cent of people knew this statement was correct.

And only 54 per cent of people knew that when someone was having delusions — believing something that isn’t real — it was best not to try to reason with them.

In contrast 98 per cent of respondents knew exercise could help relieve depression.

“People are quite good on depression … they’re much less likely to think someone’s weak or that they can snap out of depression [than in the past]. Organisations like beyondblue have done a really good job in the past 20 years of raising awareness. But for anxiety and less common disorders like psychosis, I’d say there’s a fair way to go.

“The question people did least well at was one that said if you’re anxious about something, you should avoid the situation.

And current evidence suggests that when someone is having delusions — say believing aliens come into their house at night and move their furniture — it’s best not to try to talk them out of their belief using rational arguments.

“They can become more agitated and it’s not necessarily going to be helpful,” Dr Reavley said.

What we knew and what we didn’t

Here’s what the analysis of the How ‘mental health smart’ are you? quiz revealed about our knowledge of different mental problems:

Quiz item % respondents who answered correctly
Depression: exercise relieves 98
Unconscious (drugs): lie on side 97
Aggressive: speak firmly to calm 87
Depression: force to seek help 85
Suicide: asking gives the idea 85
Psychosis: family prevent relapse 77
Self-injury: avoid negative reaction 75
Intoxicated: coffee, shower, walk 74
Substance abuse: disapproval helps 74
Trauma: Force to talk asap 68
Panic: breathe into paper bag 67
Psychosis: choices confuse 61
Delusions: don’t reason with 54
Anxiety: provoke to recover 41

Obstacles to understanding

The fact psychosis affects only between 0.5 to 1 per cent of the population might explain why public understanding of the condition is lagging, Dr Reavley said.

What is mental health first aid training?

You’re more likely to encounter someone with a mental health problem than someone needing CPR.

“Not as many people know someone with psychosis or schizophrenia, so you don’t have this personal reference point.”

Knowing someone who’s been diagnosed is often a trigger for friends and family learning about a condition and for breaking down stigmatising attitudes.

While anxiety is a much more common condition — it is about twice as common as depression in middle age for instance — it nonetheless presents its own unique challenges to being understood.

Because a little anxiety is often helpful — it can help motivate you for instance — it can be trickier for people to know when a threshold has been reached that means anxiety is excessive enough to qualify as a disorder.

“It’s when anxiety tips over into having functional impacts on your life that it’s a problem. If it stops you going to work, or to a wedding or something like that.

Spot the early signs

Good mental health literacy is important because one in five people have a diagnosable mental health condition in a 12-month period.

“So there’s a pretty good chance someone in your family or social circle is going to be affected.”

Left untreated, mental disorders can reduce quality of life, cause social isolation and lead to suicide.

“The people in a person’s social network, their friends and family, are going to be the ones that perhaps spot that something’s going on.

“For someone to get help, the first step is them or someone else recognising there’s a problem.”

Mental Health First Aid

Just as there are courses in physical first aid, mental health first aid courses are now widely available.

In just a few hours people can learn enough to help them recognise a problem in others and steer the person in the right direction to get help, Dr Reavley said.

Courses run by Mental Health First Aid Australia have now reached about 2 per cent of the population, compared with about 11 per cent who have done physical first aid.

With some limitations, the findings from analysing the quiz results could be extrapolated to the broader Australian population, she said.

One limitation was that 64 per cent of respondents were female and this might have skewed the results as it’s known women tend to have higher levels of mental health literacy than men.

Also, it’s not known if respondents were more highly educated than average for Australia.

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CBSE Class 12 results 2017: Cheating cases doubled over last year


According to CBSE official, 56 cases were reported from across the country last year, 119 cases were reported this year. Photo: PTI

New Delhi: The number of cheating cases reported in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12th examination this year is more than double the last year’s figure.

According to a CBSE official, while 56 cases were reported from across the country last year, 119 cases were reported this year. The highest number has been reported from Rajasthan’s Ajmer with 54 cheating cases while 3 cases were reported from the region last year.According to CBSE official, 56 cases were reported from across the country last year, 119 cases were reported this year. Photo: PTI

Delhi saw the number come down from 12 to 8 whereas in Guwahati, the cases increased from 9 to 27. The number of cases in UP’s Allahabad has gone down from 7 to 3 while Dehradun’s figure jumped from 4 to 9. Chandigarh’s Panchkula also reported 8 cheating cases as against 4 last year. The CBSE officials attribute the higher number of cases to strict measures to check cheating in exams.

Also read: CBSE Class 12 results 2017: Board not to mention grace marks on mark sheets

No cases were reported from Thiruvananthapuram and Bhubaneswar this year and Patna recorded one less cheating case at eight. The CBSE had on Sunday announced results for Class 12th examination registering a dip of over one per cent in pass percentage.

Among the 10.2 lakh students who appeared for the exams, 8.37 lakh cleared them, while over one lakh have been placed for the 2017 compartment exams.


Delhi CET results 2017 declared: check cetdelhiexam.nic.in for result


Candidates are selected through the CET based on their performance. Photo: HT

New Delhi: The Delhi Department of Training And Technical Education (DTTE) has released the results of the Common Entrance Test (CET) on Friday on the official website at www.cetdelhiexam.nic.in.

Here are the steps for students to check their resultsCandidates are selected through the CET based on their performance. Photo: HT

■ Log on to official website www.cetdelhiexam.nic.in

■ Find and click CET-Results 2017 on the homepage.

■ Enter the required information such as CET roll number, application number, and security pin below to access results.

■ Take a printout and also download a copy for future reference.

Candidates are selected through the CET based on their performance. The final admission is made according to the order of merit and the preference given by the candidate in their application.